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JHS Envirothon Team Takes 1st Place at Area 3 Competition

Congratulations the the Jamestown High School Envirothon Team for taking 1st Place in the area 3 competition, scoring first place in soils, aquatics, forestry and oral presentation. They will compete at the state competition on May 20-21 at Ferrum College.

Biology Field Trip to W&M’s Integrated Science Center

William & Mary’s Biology department opened their doors to Mr. Leone’s Honors Biology class to build upon their in class work with DNA by applying real-world applications of biotechnological techniques (Polymerase Chain Reaction and Gel Electrophoresis).

Seniors, Let Your Voice Be Heard at Graduation

Any graduating senior may apply to present one of two speeches during graduation. In order to
apply, please follow the directions below.

Using your best writing ability, please write an explanation of 250 words or fewer about why
you should be chosen to represent your class as a speaker at graduation. Be sure to include the
topic of your proposed talk, as well as a title that you potentially wish to use. Please note that
you are not to write the speech itself, just a description of your proposed topic. Your essay
needs to explain the rationale behind the topic that you chose and its relevancy to your peers and
the audience. Write or type your essay on a separate paper. Be sure to attach this form to your
essay when you submit it.

Your essay will be reviewed by a panel of staff and seniors and will be judged according to…
Diverse appeal
Relevancy of message
Motivation for speaking

If selected to be a finalist, you will be contacted for an interview with the committee to discuss
further your interest in being a speaker at graduation. This interview will be mandatory, and
students unwilling or unable to be interviewed on that afternoon will not be selected to present
graduation speeches. Interviews will occur after school during the first full week of May.
Make sure to turn in your essay, attached to this form, to Mrs. Miller in the Main Office of
Jamestown High School no later than 2:30 P.M. on Friday, May 4, 2018.

2018 Graduation Speaker Application PDF

JHS earns a silver medal in the Seat Belt Challenge for Drive Safe Hampton Roads

Jamestown High School participated in the annual Seat Belt Challenge for Drive Safe Hampton Roads sponsored by AAA Tidewater of Virginia.

Jamestown was one of 30 local high schools competing against each other in a friendly challenge to get out the word to buckle up every time you get in a car. Each school would accrue a predetermined  point value with every educational awareness activity they came up with or used.

Jamestown earned Silver medal status through student participation and the different activities done to earn a specific point level.

Sarah Buljat, Lilly Mecalf and Erika Pratt earned individual Silver medals with their extra participation with this challenge.

Congratulations to Jamestown for placing 2nd with 8 other schools in the Get it Together challenge during the 2017-2018 campaign.

Finn Hulse to Represent the United States at the International Philosophy Olympiad

The American Philosophy Olympiad is the Pre-College Philosophy Writing Contest of the USA connected to the world of international philosophy. The top two American writers win a trip to a different host country each year. In 2018 the two winners will be traveling to Bar, Montenegro to compete with national winners from more than 50 other countries. Mr. Finn Hulse will travel with the American team in May. The mission of both the APO and the International Philosophy Olympiad is for high school students to contribute to the development of critical, inquisitive, creative and international thinking. All students write a philosophy essay in response to one of four philosophical prompts or questions at the IPO during a four-hour timed writing in a language which is not their own! Finn will be writing in French. The four official languages of the IPO are English, French, German and Spanish. The other American winner, Mr. Parsa Modareszadeh from Texas, will be writing in Spanish.

Congratulations, Finn, on your academic accomplishment!

Abby Polansky honored as one of 8 district finalists

Abigail Polansky was honored as one of 8 district finalists in the “Take Action Against Distraction” License Plate Design Contest. Special thanks to Senator Mason, Delegate Pogge,  Georjeane Blumling of AAA Tidewater, and Virginia DMV Commissioner for attending and recognizing Abby’s efforts.

JHS Theater represents VA at the SETC High School Festial

Members of the Jamestown Theatre program took their original one act play to the South Eastern Theatre Conference to represent the state of Virginia at the SETC High School Theatre Festival. They participated in workshops, presentations, and auditions as well. Ben Paulk was named a part of the All Star Cast and Jack Cherry was named Best Supporting Actor!


FBLA students at Regional FBLA Competitions in Hampton, VA. Students heard speakers discussing Resumes, Interviewing Techniques, and March of Dimes Fundraising Efforts.

FBLA Students Attend Regional Competition