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School News

National Honor Art Students

May 17, 2017

Art students holding their art work in school hallwayThis year 35 members of the Abingdon High School Art Portfolio Club each completed a portrait for a orphan child from the country of Bolivia through theMemoryProject.org. Peace Corp workers deliver the portraits for us. Each year we complete portraits for orphan children around the world to help boost a child's self esteem with portrait and a letter letting them know how much me care about them and well wishes for a bright and hopeful future.  Also it is a whole lot of fun for us and the children. Club members each pay $15.00 for their portraits to be sent, this year's totsl cost was $525.00. Our amount along with other students in the USA doing portraits contributed $4000.00 towards education and personal needs for these children. We would like to share this experience with you please click on the link and enjoy the video of the children receiving their portraits. Sponsors Heidi Anderson and Sarah Lovett- AHS Art Teachers.  

AHS and VHCC Biology Student Research

May 17, 2017

students in woods collecting research for biology

On May 16, 2017 biology students from Abingdon High School spent the day on Whitetop Mountain research salamanders with VHCC students.  They had a great time and enjoyed the collaborative effort.

 

TSA

May 10, 2017

group of students standing on steps all wearing blue and redThe following TSA students placed in the top 3 in their events at the state competition this past weekend. They will advance to the national TSA competition in Orlando, FL in June:
E. Sullivan, J. Strait, T. Stein, E. Sooklal, J. Leidig, V. Compton, D. Toms, T. Cardinale.
Congratulations to these state champions!
Also, the following students were elected to serve on the Virginia TSA state council during the 2017-2018 school year:
State Vice President - T. Stein
State Secretary - E. Sooklal
State Treasurer - J. Leidig
Southwestern Regional President - V. Compton
Immediate Past State President - J. Strait 
Congratulations to these newly elected state TSA officers. You represent Abingdon High School well!
 

VHCC Spanish Students

Apr 27, 2017

Spanish students testing various foodsOn April 5 the VHCC Spanish students visited the Olive Oil Company in Abingdon. The students learned about the production of olive oil in Spain and the  uses of olive oils other than for food preparations. They were also allowed to sample various infused olive oils  with various balsamic vinegars. They next visited Figaredo's on Main Street to learn about the history of Spanish Tapas, ingredients of various cuisines, and also a local history lesson on the building in which the building is located. Following the lesson, the students were treated to samples of a few of these traditional Spanish foods.