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Longwood Students Impact VAHPERD Conference
On November 7, Longwood juniors, Tommy Keefer, Timmy Harris, and Chris Thornton won the inaugural Health Education College Bowl competition at the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) conference. VCU was the biggest challenger to Longwood and the two were deadlocked after three rounds. It came down to a sudden death question – winner take all –and Longwood won.
Brett Jones and Megan Hedgepeth with Dr. Claire Mowling presented Motivating Set Inductions and Closures: A Bag of Secrets to a standing room audience during the 8 a.m. Saturday morning session. By using set inductions focusing on Angry Birds, The Lorax, and a "bag full of secrets", it sparked interest and increased their students’ motivation to perform. New spins on closure looked at options for doodles, riddles and "I care why" as ways to check for understanding. All activities were tested with children as part of action research projects with great results.
Jessica Parker was elected as the alternate Student Representative to the VAHPERD Board of Directors. Jawaad Douglas, a junior and member of Longwood’s Call Me MISTER program, was selected by Longwood Physical and Health Education - Teacher Education faculty as their Major of the Year. Mr. Douglas was recognized along with the other Majors of the Year by VAHPERD President Regina Kirk at the state conference.
Reception to Honor the Artists of the 2014 Hull Youth Art Exhibit
A well-attended reception was held on Sunday, October 26 to honor the 37 selected artists of the 2014 Area Youth Art Exhibit and their art teachers. Their works were selected from over a thousand entries in the Longwood Center for Visual Arts sponsored event. The exhibition will be on display in the Hull Building until May 2015. The incredibly-talented artists are in grades kindergarten through high school in schools throughout nine counties. Click HERE for more information about the event and to view their art. The reception was sponsored by the Longwood College of Education and Human Services and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts.
"Stories Behind the Story"
On September 23, Mrs. Shirley R. Lee delivered the "Stories Behind the Story" presentation based upon her four years of researching the history of public education and school desegregation in Lunenburg County. During the course of her research, she collected more than 100 photos and other documents which were donated to the Lunenburg County Historical Society. Her book, Trails and Trailblazers: History of Public Education and School Desegregation in Lunenburg County, Virginia 1870-1970 is expected to be published in 2015. It examines and highlights the events of yesteryear surrounding public education in Lunenburg; through the eyes of former educators, students, and citizens during that period. The well-attended event was sponsored by the College of Education and Human Services. Mrs. Lee received her Master’s Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Longwood College in 1985.