Picture (L to R) Principal Cathy Worley, Rick Stevenson, Graham De Groft, Zack Schauffler, Caleb Visser, Post 1776 Commander Terry Frederick, Marybeth Richards, Mayee Chen, Abby Broome and Amarra Daniels

Rising Seniors head to Boys and Girls State

Four Junior boys and four junior girls were selected by the faculty at Jamestown, in the school’s highest voting honor, to attend the 2014 Boys and Girls State program.  Sponsored by the American Legion, Boys and Girls State is one of the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students.  Finalists are nominated by school faculty and interviewed by members of the American Legion Post 1776.

Finalists this year for Boys State will attend a one week government and leadership training at Radford University. Girls State will be held at Longwood University.

Two Jamestown Juniors Advance to the Prestigious Math Examination

Twenty students from Jamestown High School participated AMC 12, which is the first round of the math Olympiad competition organized by the Mathematical Association of America. Mayee Chen placed in the top 1% Distinguished Honor Roll and Kelsy Creech placed in the top 5% Honor Roll out of approximately 55,000 participants. Both in 11th grade, they advanced to the second round: the prestigious AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination).

The AMC 12 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. – See more at: http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012#sthash.zt7ppexF.dpuf

Envirothon Team Takes 1st Place at Regional Competion & Advances to State Level

Jamestown’s Envirothon team won first place in the Area III Envirothon Competition, held at Dorey Park in Richmond. They competed against six other teams from the region.  Students won first place in several of the competition’s sub-categories including aquatics, solids and wildlife. The Jamestown High School Envirothon Team will now advance to the State-level competition on the 18th and 19th of May

The Jamestown High School Envirothon Team, includes the following 5 students:

1.  Mayee Chen – Club President and Aquatic Ecology Specialist
2.  Lea McMahan – Team Captain and Agriculture Specialist
3.  Emily Green – Wildlife Specialist
4.  Emma Massengill – Forestry Specialist
5.  Elisa (Lisa) Bakker – Soils Specialist

The following three students served as alternates:

6.  Francesca Mendoza (Rossi)- Alternate, Generalist
7.  Jol Burgan – Alternate, Soils Specialist
8.  Andrew Lemmon – Alternate, Generalist

This Jamestown High School science team is coached by Charlie Dubay, Rebecca Elton, Amy Upperman, Scott Thomas (Chief Engineer of the JCC Resource Protection Division), Elizabeth Jowett, Johnathon Upperman, Missy Furr and Richard Ambler as well as several community members and parents.   The team greatly appreciates the outstanding support for this program which it receives from Kristin Cosby
(Science Department Chair), our administrative team, their teachers, parents and many members of our community.  Our Envirothon team is sponsored and financially assisted by the local Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District (Brian Noyes, Linda Terrell and Meaghan Terrien).

Two Students Accepted Into Governor’s School French Academy This Summer

Junior Jaden Bills and Sophomore Skye Thomson were both accepted at the Governor School French Summer Academy.  The French Summer Academy only offers 60 openings for French high school scholars from the entire State of Virginia.  Selection is rigorous and students must be nominated by their school.

Students will spend 3 weeks, from the end of June to the beginning of July, with instructors and other students developing their language skills and expanding their horizons in a full immersion experience.  Bills and Thompson will attend the French Academy at Washington and Lee University this summer.

Rylee Worstell Headed to National History Day Competition

The Virginia History Day Contest was held in Williamsburg Saturday, April 24th.  Jamestown freshman Rylee Worstell took first place in the category of Individual Documentary.  The theme for this year’s contest was “Rights and Responsibilities in History” and Ms. Worstell’s film on Cointelpro focused on the past abuse of civil rights and privacy.  She advanced to the National History Day competition that will be held at the University of Maryland June 15th through the 19th.