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GWHS Art Department Honor

George Washington High School's Art Department received a $200 donation from God's Storehouse for their art students' participation in the organization's February "Empty Bowls" fundraiser event.  The students made hand-built bowls in their Ceramics and Crafts classes which were given to each ticket holder at the fundraiser dinner.  The event was a tremendous success and the donation was given to the Art Department in appreciation for the GWHS art students' help in this endeavor.  Pictured are (l. to r.) Susan Farmer, Crafts teacher, Karen Harris, Director of God's Storehouse, Withers Jackson, Principal of GWHS, and Linda Huggins, Ceramics teacher and Department Chairperson





GW Art Award Ceremony Winners

The Awards Ceremony was held at the Danville Museum on April 26, 2015. These art students won awards, trophies, and ribbons from the Fine Arts Night-'15 and the event was a great success!

Kashayla Hairston

1st Place Acrylic Painting

Keara Sydnor

2nd Place Oil Pastels

Keara Sydnor

3rd Place Soft Color Pastels

LeDarius Mays

1st Place Pen and Ink

Margaret McCrillis

1st Place Sculpture

Michael Hunt

2nd Place Soft Color Pastels

Richard Hobza

Best in Show Acrylic Painting

Shamond Hairston

3rd Place Prismacolor Painting

Spencer Gould

Best 2D Acrylic Painting

Te'Lisha Graves

1st Place Prismacolor Pencils

Tiffany Munford

1st Place Oil Pastels

Tiffany Munford

1st Place Soft Color Pastels


Tiffany Munford

2nd Place Pen and Ink


Zoey Everett
2nd Place Prismacolro Pencils








The class of 2015 held the first senior banquet on Mach 20, 2014. The event was held at the Glenwood Community Center from 12-1:30 p.m. Students enjoyed a catered meal with all the trimmings, senior superalatives were announced, and listened to the inspirational words of Mr. Warrick Scott.




Euantes Wins Gold Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Euantes won a Gold Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, an “international student press association, founded in 1925.” Crown Awards (silver and gold) are the highest recognition given by the CSPA, with Gold Crown being the highest. Euantes took the gold!

With schools ranging from an American international school in Ghangzhou China and across all the USA, only 19 schools won Gold Crown awards out of thousands of entries. Only one school from Virginia won a Gold Crown this year, George Washington High School’s Euantes from Danville, Virginia.









GWHS Students competed and won awards in the 12th Annual Trade Show in Virginia Beach. 

Awards received are listed below along with Firm members. 

1st Place- Commercial Design- NeverRest

3rd Place- WebDesign- Global Wi-Fi

5th Place- Human Resource Manual Presentation- NeverRest

5th Place- WebDesign- NeverRest

5th Place- Sales Presentation- NeverRest

Global Wi-Fi Team Members: Shakkyah Barksdale-Wells, Wuantasha Brandon, Jermaine Clark, Keiyrah Covington, Lexi Dabney

Manquell Davis, Regina Hairston, D'Andre Holiday, Da'Sia Mccorkle, Le'Reice Miller, Nyesha Pierre, Roger Pope, Katia Stephens

Tahji Walker, Maurice Williams, LaPria Winchester, Justin Younger, Jr.


NeverRest Wi-Fi Team Members:Terrell Adam, Curtis Brooks, Tariq Coleman, Robert Dickerson, Jalen Glass, Angel Epps

Marquise Ferrell, Preston Harris, Kimberly Jones, Jai'Liaka McClearn, Anatasia Miles, Anfernee Millner, Rashad Pinchback,

Aryana Poteat, Robert Rickman, Karen Rivera, Justice Wiles, Courtney Wallace






On Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt visited the U.S. Government classes of Mrs. Ruby Hovatter.  Members of Gentlemen By Choice posed with Congressman Hurt for a photograph.  Left to right are:  Jake Gilstrap, Greyson Hardison, Congressman Robert Hurt, Pedro Llamas, Fabian Shelton, and Owen O’Hare.  Thursday, March 12, 2015






Conference 24 2014-2015 Champions! Way to go, Eagles!!!

Owen O'Hare and John Campbell were named to the All District Scholastic Bowl Team. GW won the regular season and the Tournament to become the District Champions.  

P:ictured are Owen O'Hare (left, Ruby Hovatter, Head Coach, John Campbell I(right)




George Washington High School Teacher Jamie Craft recently had the opportunity to travel to London, England with a group of educators as part of the "When We Were British" project. A partnership between the Virginia and North Carolina Geographic Alliances and the Educational Outreach division of the National Archives in Kew, London this project's goal is to bring primary source instruction and geography integration into the classroom.  Mrs. Craft along with eleven other educators specially selected to participate spent their days examining original documents from the colonial era of American History and gathering images to bring back home for use in curriculum development and in their own classrooms. Each teacher will use the materials collected on this trip to design an instructional plan for their use in the classroom that upon completion will be made available to other educators.


Gentlemen by Choice Club of George Washington High School participated in the "Day of Service" in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life at Averett University's North Campus on Monday, January 19, 2015.  Front row:  Isaiah Guzman, Jermaine Clark, Malyk Dandridge (secretary), Latrell Lee, Michael Hunt, and Angel Abelino.  Back row:  Malik Clements and Luis Abelino (president).



G.W. Concert Band Students to Participate in the District Six All Regional Band

Twenty-seven students from the G.W. concert bands were selected to participate in the District Six All Regional Band event to be held at Christiansburg High School the weekend of February 6 and 7th.  This is the largest number of students selected to the bands form G.W. in many years.  They are:

Front Row:  Nick Johnson, Monea Stephens, Sam Roche, CJ Rader, Adrian Deshazor, Amaree Newman, Madison Osborne, Aleah Morton, Kai Canty.
Second Row:Roman West, Jessica Brown, Neriah Ray-Saunders, Carson Osborne, Malik Terry, Jameel Ferrell, Ty Hughes, Devonte Fisher, Jacob Martin, Steven Leach
Third Row: Korey Hall, Ishmale Davis, Jon Stephens, Ahliyah Giggetts, Miles Swanson, Daniel Davis
Not Pictured:  Felecia Campbell, Sierra Gray






GWHS Gentlemen By Choice Presenters at VSBA Conference

The George Washington High School Gentlemen by Choice Club were presenters at the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia on Thursday, November 20, 2014.  The gentlemen, who mentor at the elementary and middle schools, presented strategies to help the schools in three areas:  (1) Improving Attendance, (2) Improving Academic Performance, and (3) Reducing Discipline Referrals.  Front Row:  David Ragsdale, Reynaldo Sanchez, Latrell Lee, and Larry Toomer (advisor).  Back Row:  Luis Abelino (president), John Campbell (coordinator of community projects), and Angel Abelino.  Also in attendance were the following Danville School Board members:  Dr. Ed Polhamus, Chair, Dr. Phillip Campbell and Mrs. Cheryl Bryant. 




GW Civics Club Receives Recognition for Volunteer Work for Veterans Memorial. Please click here for more information on recognition.




GW Senior, Cassie Tillman, Made Virginia’s Top Choir
Cassie Tillman competed with hundreds of seniors from around the Commonwealth for a part in the Alto I Section of Honor Choir and will travel to the Virginia Music Educator’s Conference November 20-22, 2014 to participate in rehearsals and performance with this prestigious choir as the closing ceremony for the entire conference. 


PTSA CONTEST: Go to: ShareAwesomeNow.org


The PTSA of GW is launching  the national PTSA’s #ShareAwesome and Win Contest. The contest encourages youth ages 13-17 to capture the awesome, positive moments they experience and share them using the #ShareAwesome hashtag. This is the National PTA’s first public awareness campaign to address issues of online safety and digital citizenship in a fun and positive way.


The  PTA will provide prompts throughout the contest to inspire participants to share positive snapshots of the awesome people, places and moments in their lives. Snap a positive photo and tag it with #ShareAwesome on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a brand new tablet or a $2500 scholarship!


Ten finalists will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro2 tablet. The grand prize winner will receive a Microsoft Pro3 tablet, a $2500 scholarship plus technology for his/her school!


The deadline is fast approaching, Nov. 30th, so “get-to-snapping”!


You must be a current member of our GWHS PTSA to participate. Membership dues is only $5!

Contact Mrs. Wanda Travis or Mrs. Mary Barnes at 799-5108 to join today...



Euantes Student and Magazine Win National Recognition

IsMonie Davis has won national recognition from American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) for her short story “Deadbolt,” which was named BEST STORY in THE NATION from ASPA. “Deadbolt” appeared in the 2014 issue of Euantes. Currently, IsMonie is one of the executive editors of the Euantes magazine.

The Euantes magazine also received major recognition by winning ASPA’s highest award: FIRST PLACE WITH SPECIAL MERIT.  The judge commented:

Euantes is an excellent publication which deserves a FIRST PLACE WITH SPECIAL MERIT award in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual magazine competition.… Your magazine shows the superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphics designers, staff members and advisor.” 




EUANTES Wins Highest Award from Virginia High School League

Once again, Euantes wins the highest award Virginia High School League gives a magazine. Euantes adviser, Sharon Leigg, announced the award yesterday.  Here are some of the judge’s comments:

“Your writing in this issue is some of the best I have ever read in my 50 years of judging. The pathos, the anger, the hurt, the pain your writers have captured in such poetic language chills my soul to the bone—Kudos!!!”

“With each piece, I thought I had read the best, BUT it became more professional as I moved through the magazine.”
“Visually, your magazine is complete pleasure. You have shown clear and exceptional creativity that provides powerful complements to the theme [Doors] and written word.”

“An exceptional job, one of your very best. The joy of your publication is you have created one with classical traditions; it has built on itself.  There is always outstanding art and photography, professional writing, classical design. The reader knows what to expect and has come to look for it.  It has the classical tradition of a National Geographic, a New Yorker, or any commercial magazine—Kudos!!!”




PTSA Celebrating Our Staff



GWHS Named a Blue Star School

Congratulations to George Washington High School for being named a Blue Star School. Blue Star Schools have students who achieve a 75% passing rate on the Financial Literacy Certification Test and have EITHER a majority of students on a given grade level take the Test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 80% or higher. This is no small feat. All the 2013-14 Blue Star Schools are listed in the attached. Congratulations!!!


List of Blue Star Schools




Gentlemen By Choice


Mr. Steve Padgett of Steve Padgett’s Danville Honda, keynote speaker at the GBC Induction Ceremony




Gentlemen By Choice annual car wash fundraiser was held Saturday, September 20, 2014 in the parking

lot of Red Lobster Restaurant.  They raised $1,273.96. 




Eagle Pride Blood Drive

GW Students participated in a two-day Eagle Pride Blood Drive, coordinated in part with the DRMC Blood Donor Center, on September 15 and 16.  Thirty-one donations were received from students and staff in the first of several blood drives GW will sponsor during the 2014-2015 school year.  WAY TO GO EAGLES!













GWHS PR News for April 18, 2014



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George Washington High School
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Danville, Virginia 24541
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