This year’s State of the Schools program on October 25, was about “Telling the Story” of student achievement and the renewed excitement at Westmoreland County Public Schools. The program began with guests being welcomed by Deputy Superintendent, Cathy Rice who also previewed the evening’s activities. Next, the presentation of colors was done by the Virginia Army National Guard Flag team from Fredericksburg, Virginia, featuring squad leader, SFC Jonathan Brown, PFC Callum Gardiner, PFC James Hill, PFC Asa Kidd, and PFC Malik Martin. Ms. Sydney Bedford led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and the invocation was delivered by W&L assistant principal, Jarvis Bailey. The beautiful acapella voice of Montross Middle School teacher I’Asha Murphy soared through the crowd as she sang a stunning rendition of the National Anthem.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Perry delivered the annual message focusing on the ramifications of full accreditation of all the Westmoreland County schools. Dr. Perry gave examples of what full accreditation means to both the local business community, the families and students of Westmoreland. He stated that education is an economic driver for the community. As such, Dr. Perry indicated that parents have choices and that full accreditation enhances Westmoreland as “the choice” for parents to educate their children.
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W&L CTE students Cambry Tate and Dajah Blagmon
at the Eagle’s Financial Credit Union table.