News Briefs for the week of April 12, 2023: Students at Virginia Tech, Eubanks signs with Averett and more!

Published 9:05 am Thursday, April 13, 2023

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Students tour Virginia Tech

Randolph-HenryOn March 29, Randolph-Henry High students Emily Geesaman, Jasmine Palmer and Rebekah Sanderson spent a day exploring Virginia Tech at the Career and Technical Experience Day. Students ate a delicious lunch in the dining hall, went on a scavenger hunt around campus and then learned about career possibilities in CTE.




CTA benefits rising juniors and seniors

Randolph-Henry SenriorsOn Tuesday, March 28, Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) hosted a presentation with the Career Tech Academy (CTA) and local business partners during enrichment time and lunches. R-H students organized this event to bring awareness to local opportunities that can be achieved through educational pathways within the CTA. R-H students can attend morning programs in South Boston as well as internships in the afternoons. Current CTA students talked to Statesmen about their own CTA programs, pathways, and work-based learning experiences. A year of training with CTA could help students obtain an entry-level position at many companies, making $19+/hour right out of high school. R-H are currently accepting applications for next year. Rising juniors and seniors may access the application at:


Sanderson attends leadership conference

Rebekah SandersonRebekah Sanderson attended the Virginia Institute for Cooperative Education (VICE) leadership conference at Graves Mountain Lodge recently. At the conference, members learned about cooperatives and their unique style of business.




Eubanks signs with Averett University

Darius EubanksDarius Eubanks, a senior at Randolph-Henry High, signed with Averett University on Tuesday, March 28. Darius has served as an office intern, a Central Middle School intern, and is a member of track and cross-country. He plans to study communications next year while running track as a Cougar.




Students learn real world skills

Randolph-HenryRandolph-Henry’s GED class traveled to Sentara Hospital in Halifax recently to take a course in CPR and First Aid. Teacher Ann Franklin said she was very excited about making this real-world skill accessible to her students.