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Sarah Lovett wins CrossFit competition

Jan 31, 2018

Wodapalooza podium.JPGSarah Lovett, Art teacher/Cheer coach at Abingdon High recently competed in and won her division her first time competing at one of CrossFit’s biggest competitions called the Wodapalooza in Miami, Florida. Her division consisted of 36 – 3 person teams from all over the World.  Wodapalooza draws 25,000 spectators, 15,000 competitors and represents 30 countries. She competed with two teammates for 3 straight days in 9 events.  These included an open water swim, 7K run (1 mile with a sandbag), and weightlifting/gymnastics events.  Mrs. Lovett and her team had 6 event finishes in the top 5. Congrats to Sarah Lovett!



Abingdon High School wins Young Playwrights Festival

Nov 30, 2017

student writers standing together holding trophy
Abingdon High School wins Young Playwrights Festival-
Congratulations to students at Abingdon High School for earning top spots in this year's Young Playwrights Festival sponsored by Barter Theatre. Out of nearly 400 plays and over 600 playwrights, Abingdon had three winners, including a play which earned first place accolades as well as a staged reading by the Barter Players.
Senior Jamie K. won First Place and $500 for her play "Statues," which chronicles a conciliatory meeting between a Confederate and Union soldier in the forests of Virginia. 
Sophomore John F. was a finalist (Top 20) with his play "The Impossible Decision."
Seniors Claire Armstrong, Alex Miller, and Mhari Reed were semi-finalists with the play "The Holy Trinity."
All winners are students in Dr. Crystal Hurd's Creative Writing class.

U.S. Marine Corp Veteran Guest Speaker

Nov 29, 2017

guest speaker with class U.S. Marine Corp Veteran and AHS Alum, Dickie Kiser, spoke to Mr. Farris' 20th Century American History class. This class covers U.S. history and is studied in a decade by decade approach. The class just finished studying the 1960's and 70's and Mr. Kiser spoke about his service in Vietnam, about growing up and life in the 60's and 70's, political culture, and shared memories of and paid tribute to some of his fallen AHS Alum that lost their life serving in Vietnam. He brought period memorabilia from the military to share and interacted with the students through questions and answers. We are truly grateful for the distinguished military service and presentation by Mr. Kiser which made the history lessons come to life through his pictures and stories.

AHS Students Competed at UVA-Wise

Nov 13, 2017

Students at UVA Wise On Friday, November 10th, 9 juniors and seniors from Abingdon High School competed in the annual UVA-Wise Math and Science Competition. Michelle M. Bryson T, and Nathan B. competed as both the math team and the science team. AHS recived 1st place in the Large School Division for both the Math Test and the Science Test. In addition, senior Nathan B. recieved 3rd place overall on the Math Test and junior, Nathan L. recieved 2nd place overall for the Science Test. Other team members include: TJ T., Megan B., Issaac B., Jasper L., Mady B.