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Governor’s School graduates give 4,258 hours of community service

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Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School Class of 2014 Community Service Award winners are, front row from left, Elizabeth Ransone (Mathews), Markia Anderson (King William), Hailey Bowler (King William), Rebecca Rieling (King William), and Sarah Eacho (King William); second row, Callie Morgan (Westmoreland), Laura Ellis (Essex), Gloria Wyszynski (Westmoreland), Hannah Rennolds (Essex), and Dylan Melton (King William); back row, Tyler Kelley (King and Queen), Paul Smith (Westmoreland), Beau Nickerson (Lancaster), John Hemenway (Westmoreland), and Will Drumheller (New Kent). Not pictured are Grace Grossen (King George), Sara Honeycutt (Caroline), John Lingenfelser (Gloucester), Hodan Seager (Caroline), Katherine Thomas (Lancaster), Kaleb Wake (Middlesex), and Brianne Wayman (New Kent).

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS) held its Senior Night graduation ceremonies at Essex High School on Tuesday, May 20. Eighty-eight seniors received blue and green honor cords to wear at their home school graduation ceremonies. 

The Class of 2014 has collectively earned 4,258 hours of community service, 2,084 of which were environmental. Twenty-two seniors received the CBGS Community Service Award, a gold cord, for at least 120 hours served over their three years in the program. 

Seven seniors earned an associate’s degree from Rappahannock Community College. They were King William County students Markia Anderson, Hailey Bowler, Sarah Eacho, Dylan Melton and Rebecca Rieling, Lancaster County student Ronald Cutler, and Mathews County student Virginia Jarvis. 

The Class of 2014 has also earned over $3.4 million in scholarships and awards as of May 20.

Dr. Richard Shores, a member of the CBGS Joint School Board, welcomed the graduates and their families. The guest speakers were Hiba’Ann Seager, a 2013 CBGS graduate (Caroline County) and currently a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in economics and political science, and Tahir Ahmad, a 2012 CBGS graduate (King George County), currently a junior at the University of Virginia majoring in foreign affairs and history. They each advised the graduating seniors on what challenges they will face next year.

Everyone enjoyed a slide show depicting highlights of the seniors’ time at CBGS. Parents, students and teachers reflected on the three-year journey as well as student accomplishments. 

posted 06.04.2014

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