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A group of people are seated at a table.Kendra W. will remain a Cav even after she graduates in May.  The Holston High School senior recently signed to play softball for the UVA Wise Cavaliers.  As a four-year varsity starter, she has put up some impressive numbers.  Last year she posted a batting average of over .400 while hitting 2 home runs.  She has also been flawless in field as a shortstop, continually impressing her coach Lisa Blackburn by making impossible plays seem routine.

An army veteran stands in a cafeteria.On Friday, November 11, Damascus Middle School students, faculty, and staff honored veterans with a special program and lunch.  Principal Scott Keith welcomed our guests, and seventh-grader Noah S. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

A student standing on a stage in a forum with students watching him.5th grade students at Meadowview Elementary recently took part in the Dramatic Reading Competition for 4-H.  Students chose their favorite books, poems, or stories to read in front of an audience of their peers.

A group of students sitting in the back of a farm truck smiling.AES 2nd graders enjoyed a fun trip to Williams Orchards in Rural Retreat. The students learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, an apple, and a gourd.

A boy and a girl holding certificates while smiling and a man in the middle smiling.Greendale Elementary held it's school-wide spelling bee on Tuesday, November 22 with Casey Goetz from WCYB serving as the emcee / pronouncer for the event.  Fourteen students participated with an additional fourteen alternates and each student representing their homeroom.

Two girls and a boy standing in front of a building. Students from John S. Battle High School traveled to the University of Virginia at Wise on November 1 to participate in the Sigma Zeta Math and Science Competition. Teams of three from each school compete by taking tests in math and science. The science team was Sydni L., Lori L. and Trieu P.

AHS foreign language teachers displaying oversized check in the amount of $1000.On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Abingdon High School’s Foreign Language Department was presented with a $1000 check by David Reed of Walmart as part of Walmart’s Community Grant Program.

A group of students all wearing red standing and sitting in a classroom.The day before the real general presidential election, Nov. 7, 2016, the second grade students at High Point Elementary participated in a mock election, voting on their favorite presidential candidate.  Mrs. Matchett held a brief discussion with her three math core classes of who was running for the election, and gave facts about each candidate.

Second grade students petting a goat.Second graders at Watauga Elementary recently participated in the Food For America program at Abingdon High School.

Boys team and coaches standing in front of ​championship banner with one student holding certificate. Congratulations to the Boys' Cross Country team for being the State Runner-Up at the VHSL Cross Country Championships Friday which is the highest a boys team from Abingdon has ever finished in school history!

Kids dressed in fall colors sitting in a hallway.Abingdon Elementary School Title I had its fall Family Night on Oct. 6.  There were 78 family members and staff present. Everyone enjoyed snacks and made a fall leaf suncatcher.

Four high school students standing outdoors.On Tuesday, November 1, Holston High School sent a team of students to UVA-Wise to participate in the Sigma Zeta Math and Science Contest.  Team members Morgan K., Dianna S., Jacob J., and Sean L., led by Coach Shirley Snead, competed in the math contest against several other teams from high schools in our region.

Students make a bridge with their hands while other students walk under.Recently, Ms. Anndrena Belcher, Appalachian storyteller, singer, and songwriter, taught, inspired and entertained junior and senior GATE students as part of their study of Appalachian literature and culture.  Ms. Belcher told of her own experience growing up in both the mountains of Kentucky and the city of Chicago.

A Culinary II student stands with her letter.Meghan T. was selected as the recipient of a scholarship to attend Johnson & Wales University.  Meghan's academic record and personal accomplishments earned her this distinguished award.  She will be living on campus and officially becomes a JWU Wildcat in May!

First Grade  Student Shows pumpkin.During the months of September and October, first grade students at High Point Elementary read lots of books and investigated many characteristics of fall.  As part of the study, the students went on a field trip to Fender’s Farm in Jonesborough, TN where they each got to pick and bring home an ear of corn, a gourd, and a small pumpkin.

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