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Get Schooled: YCSD Names February Seniors of the Month

Get Schooled IanThe York County School Division recognizes one senior from each of the division’s four high schools during the school year for their exceptional achievements in academics and community involvement for the Senior of the Month Award.

The York County School Board recognized February’s outstanding seniors at its meeting Feb. 23.

The YCSD Seniors of the Month for February are:

Juan Garcia of Grafton High School

Garcia has stood out as a leader at Grafton, having served as president of the junior class, president of the key club and first vice president of the student council association. Garcia’s leadership and academic performance have earned him a place at Virginia Boys State, membership in the National Honor Society, and the Spanish and math honor societies, and recognition as an AP Scholar with Distinction.

Outside the classroom, Garcia plays on the Grafton varsity soccer team, and for the Virginia Legacy youth travel team.

Geline Preudhomme of Tabb High School

Preudhomme has excelled as a student at Tabb, compiling a GPA of 4.3, ranking in the top 10 percent of her class, earning membership in five academic honor societies and being recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.

She has also been active in extracurricular activities, participating in seven clubs, serving as president of the African American history club and treasurer of the Tabb Student Ambassadors, and cheerleading for four years. She is a regular science fair participant. Her academic and leadership achievements earned her a place at Virginia Girls State.

Rebekah Taylor of York High School

Taylor has been an active member of the Falcon community during her four years at York. She is a member of numerous clubs and student organizations, including the African American history club, Drama Club and Art Club.

She has also shined academically, earning admission into the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society.

In her free time, Taylor is an active volunteer, participating in Yorktown Elementary’s Read Across America program and the York County Library summer reading program.

David Woolson of Bruton High School

Woolson has excelled as an athlete for Bruton, running on the school’s varsity cross country and indoor/outdoor track teams. He has also stood out academically, earning a 4.58 GPA, high academic honors, and gaining induction to the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Woolson’s achievements in the classroom also earned him recognition as Bruton’s outstanding math and outstanding biology student of the year. He has also been a contributing student to YCSD’s School of the Arts Dance program during his four years at Bruton.

WCA Students Build Connections at Senior Care Facility

Williamsburg Christian Academy elementary students have spent the last few months reaching out to local seniors for a service project. (Courtesy Williamsburg Christian Academy)
Williamsburg Christian Academy elementary students have spent the last few months reaching out to local seniors for a service project. (Courtesy Williamsburg Christian Academy)

A group of local elementary school students are spending their winter reaching out to senior citizens in the Williamsburg area.

Elementary classes at Williamsburg Christian Academy are working with Envoy of Williamsburg, a local senior care home, to brighten the days of residents and learn about community service at the same time.

The WCA students are taking monthly trips to the home to visit with senior residents and develop long-lasting relationships.

The themes of the trips change from month to month. In December, the students brought the residents handmade Christmas cards. January’s visit focused on the artistic, as students sang songs, played violins, read books aloud and distributed artwork to residents.

Most recently, WCA’s kindergarten students delivered valentines to the seniors.

“Our students are not only learning to serve others in their community, but they are also coming together in a special way for this important common goal,” WCA Director of Foundational Years Michelle Flanagan said.

The WCA students will continue visiting the home until the end of the school year.

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