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School Board Recognitions
April 22, 2014

6A. VHSL Outstanding Actor Award
The School Board is pleased to recognize the 2014 VHSL Outstanding Actor, Michael Hurst, a senior at Princess Anne High School.

Michael was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Actor in the VHSL 2013-14 State One Act Play Festival. This is the highest possible individual state honor in Theater Arts. He was chosen for his role in Elephantís Graveyard at the Classification 5A State Competition. The panel of judges included secondary and collegiate theater arts professionals from across Virginia.

Please join me in congratulating Michael Hurst for his excellence in the arts!

6B. VHSL State Forensic Champions
The School Board is pleased to recognize two of the 2014 VHSL State Forensics Champions who attend school right here in Virginia Beach.

Natasha Dhamankar from Princess Anne High School earned first place in the "Impromptu" category at the State Forensics Competition. In this category, students compose and present a speech based on a prompt provided at the time of the competition. Natasha was also the top performer in the conference and region championships.

The Board is also pleased to recognize Erin Metzger from Kellam High School. Erin took home the state championship title in the ďProse ReadingĒ category. This category requires students to interpret and deliver a reading from another authorís work with special attention given to inflection, expression and eye contact with the audience.

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding students!

6C. NSBA Magna Award
The School Board is pleased to recognize the teachers, administrators, support staff and central office personnel who all work together to make this school division so successful.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools was selected as a first place winner in the American School Board Journalís 2014 Magna Awards for the divisionís parent engagement programs.

The Office of Community Engagement, which organizes Parent Connection activities and outreaches, will accept the plaque on behalf of the division. Joining us tonight are Eileen Cox, Jody Blaufus, Laura Smart and Debbie Thomas.

The Magna Awards recognize school boards and divisions for advancing public education through innovative programs and initiatives. VBCPS was chosen for its Parent Connection outreach which includes free workshops, a monthly technology academy and online guest columns on topics ranging from bullying to kindergarten readiness to college planning. In addition, Parent Connection provides meals to children who might otherwise go hungry over school breaks and FREE refurbished computers families who do not own a home computer.

Please join me in congratulating everyone associated with the division on the many outstanding ways they help to support and engage parents in our schools. And congratulations on earning the 2014 Magna Award!

Mr. Chairman, this concludes our scheduled recognitions for this evening.

Last Modified on Monday, April 23, 2018