Congratulations to our student Athletes of the Year, Alayna Carter and Isaiah Carter

Photo: Student Athletes of the Year, Alayna Carter and Isaiah Carter

Congratulations to Julie Adams, First Place Art Foundations Winner, for her pop-art selfie at the 2019 VBCPS Student Art Show

Photo: Julie Adams, Art Winner

Congratulations to 
Rachel McGraw and Alden Barson for being selected to represent Tallwood as Brickell Scholars.

Coaches of the Year

Congratulations to Marcus Rinehardt and Cassidy Mulé for being selected as our Coaches of the Year!
Photo Marcus Rinehardt Coach of the Year       Cassidy Mule' Coach of the Year

Elie Wiesel Visual Arts Competition
Congratulations to Kate Laroue’s students, Ella Tesstore and Gavin Ventura for wining first place in the senior division of the 2019 Elie Wiesel Visual Arts and Multi-media Competition! Seven other Tallwood students had their art pieces chosen to be displayed in the annual student show: Kristwen Peterson, Almire Mae Saulo, Mackenna Morgan, Sara Lant, Jacob Hagee Roque, Kiana Lee, and Alexis Hendricks.Three students also reached the finalist level in the writing competition: two in poetry and one in essay. Congratulations to Gunner White, Raphael Taylor, and Anabella Mendigorin!

The followings students have artwork on display at Pembroke Mall through April 7: Gage Summers (9) Jourdan Presbery (11) Makaylah Hopkins (11)
Luise Masak (11) Diana Nguyen (9)

Congratulations to our VTFT students! The Researching Learning Challenges team (Khyannia Banks, Mimi Dang, and Bethany Hansel) placed FIRST in the state and will advance to Nationals in Dallas! For their competition, they researched intellectual disabilities (including an interview with Vicki Turner!) and wrote a paper on their findings, then presented solutions about how to best serve this group of students.

Tallwood High School was selected to receive the 2019 Model Partnership Award for its collaboration with the Sister Cities Association of Virginia Beach. Thank you to 
Greg Falls and Jessica Windish for their work with the Sister Cities Association. They will be recognized at the Community Engagement Awards Reception on April 25.

Congratulations to 
Lisa Ericson’s Catering students who won first place in the Prostart State Restaurant Management Competition! They will compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C., May 8 – 10. Please support them in their fundraising activities coming soon.
Tresure Gary, India Holland, Tyler Schuster, Christopher Zonts

Digital Citizenship contest winners: Miklynn CrawfordVictor AgbagbaKayla TouchonBettina Lomboy, and Marque Francisco, for creating the winning video

Congratulations to the following FBLA members who placed in the Tidewater Regional Spring Conference for their respective competitive event: 
Kileyh Alvarez 1st place in Introduction to Public Speaking; Jayona Davis & India Holland 1st place in Emerging Business Issues; Lilyen Tuttobene 1st place in Introduction to FBLA

Good Luck to these young ladies and their advisor, Amisha Jefferson, as they advance to the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Reston, VA, April 5-7.

Both the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble earned all superior ratings at the VBODA State Concert Band Assessment Adjudication.  Out of a possible 28 categories, each band received 26 A’s and 2 B’s. 
With the well-deserved earned ratings, Tallwood has been selected as a VA Honor Band for the 11th time in a row and 14th time in school history.

Congratulations to our DECA students who competed in the State DECA Competition over the weekend and advanced to Nationals. Maddie Filio and Taylor Wright advanced to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando on April 27. Thank you to Cassidy Mulé for her leadership.

Congratulations to our Track and Field team for competing at the State Indoor Track and Field Championships. We have a new state champion, 
Isaiah Carter -1st (300m)
Tamia Arnold – 3rd (55 meter hurdles), 5th (55 meter dash)
Tania Dunbar – 4th (Triple Jump), 8th (55 meter hurdles)
Yasmine Silmon – 3rd (500 meter)
Isaiah Carter – 1st (300m), 2nd (Long Jump)
Brandon Larry – 8th (High Jump)
Elijah Watson, Dae'Shawn Griffin, Brandon Larry, Isaiah Carter – 2nd (4x200 meter relay)
Isaiah Carter, Brandon Larry, Dae'Shawn Griffin, Jacob Jarratt – 2nd (4x400 meter relay)

Congratulations Earl DeMott and the Forensics Team for advancing five students to the Super Regional! Good luck to them all as they compete on Saturday at Bayside High School.
Noelani Stachurski, Poetry
Francis Sarabia, Storytelling
Emma Cohen, Original Oratory
Emily Noel, Impromptu
Yan Shabazz, Dramatic Interpretation, Serious Solo
Alden Barson, Impromptu
Dystini Hatton, Storytelling

Congratulations to our Girls Track and Field Team for placing second and to our Boys Track and Field Team for placing fifth at the Regional Indoor Track and Field Championship Meet. They will compete at States.

Tamia Arnold, Tania Dunbar, Yasmine Silmon, Amia Barnes, Deziree Conklin, Shirell Washington, Jacinta Orzehowski, Kylia Taylor
Isaiah Carter, Dae'shawn Griffin, Jacob Jarratt, Christopher Cretchain, Quinton Smith, Porter Norton, Elijah Watson, Chase Whitney, Brandon Larry

Congratulations to Eric Hupp. He will compete in State Swimming at George Mason University.

Congratulations to our our wrestlers who will compete in States at Robinson High School.
Josh Evenson 1st place 106 lbs.
Cameron Williams 4th place 152 lbs.
Theo Gonzales 6th place 113 lbs.
Dondell Best 6th place 138 lbs.

Please congratulate the Girls Track & Field team for placing 2nd at the Regional Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet and the Boys for placing 5th at the meet on February 8.

The Tallwood High School Model Judiciary Team has advanced to the second round of the Model Judiciary program sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association. Mock attorneys 
Kyle Nanney, Annasa Cuffee and Jabari Smith did an outstanding job in arguing the case Long v. Craig. Special thanks to witnesses Christopher Evans, Alyssa Taylor and Gavin Diette.

Congratulations to our student athletes for signing with colleges. They were recognized amongst their peers on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Mark Smith
Armando Rivera
Haley Gilder
Kayla Lynch
Girls Soccer
Alayna Carter
Sofia Otero

Congratulations to Kate Laroue for being selected as the Outstanding American History Teacher for Tallwood High School. She will be honored at the Daughters of the American Revolution awards ceremony on February 21.

Congratulations to our 
One Act Play team for earning second place in the VHSL One Act Play Festival. As a result, the team will compete in Regionals on Friday, February 8 at Bayside High School. Thank you to Michael Camenisch for coaching our young actors.

Watch a clip of our boys' basketball team where they won the Governor's Challenge game in Maryland.  

Congratulations to Tallwood's 2020 Teacher of the Year, Susan Schutte, Art Teacher

Teacher of the Year 2020, Susan Schutte

Congratulations to junior 
Sophia Mae Lomeng who qualified as a semi-finalist for the fully funded study abroad scholarship run through the U.S. State Department's NSYLI program. After a final round of interviews, Sophia Mae will be placed with a host family in either South Korea or Indonesia for six weeks of immersive language study this summer. Sophia Mae already speaks English, Chinese, Ilocano, Tagalog, and Japanese.

Congratulations to 
Sierra Belford for placing first and to Collin Devlin for placing second in the Poetry Out Loud contest. They will represent Tallwood at the Regional Poetry Out Loud competition. Ludan Ahmed placed third and will serve as an alternate. Great work, Lions! 

Congratulations to the Tallwood High School Marching Lions for earning straight superior ratings at State Marching Assessment.  This is the first step toward the band earning the distinction of VA Honor Band for this 2018-19 school year.  This is the 12th year in a row that Tallwood has earned straight superior ratings!