On Tuesday February 11th, Hampton High School AFJROTC held its annual Women in the Military Forum. This is the third year the forum has been held. The guest speakers were women from the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force. Their career fields ranged from culinary to medicine to law and law enforcement to aircraft maintenance and Public Affairs.
The female cadets of VA-041 had an opportunity to ask the speakers a number of questions ranging from what it was like to be in the military day to day and what they liked the most and least about being deployed overseas. The speakers also discussed the requirements for serving in the Armed Forces and the benefits. Many of them shared their own personal stories and what motivated them to want to serve their country.
The female cadets enjoyed the opportunity to hear the speakers and gained insight into what it is like not only to serve in the Armed Forces but to serve in the Armed Forces as a woman.
On Feb 21, 2014, Mr. Myrick accompanied 13 sophomores and juniors to the NN Shipbuilding Apprentice School to participate in the annual Engineering Career Day Program. Hosting the event were Newport News Shipbuilding, NASA Langley Research Center, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), and the Peninsula Engineers Council (PEC). The students were able to speak one-on-one with subject matter experts, and they also participated in hands-on design challenges which gave them the opportunity to experience solving engineering problems.
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Last weekend, 32 Cadets from Hampton High School Air Force Junior ROTC participated in the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Hampton National Cemetery on the campus of Hampton University.
Hampton High School Air Force Junior ROTC Cadets Michael Brooker, Norman Gorden, Tien Le, William Rascoe, and Glen Rote posted the colors at the ceremony, which was narrated by Cadet Justin Gilliam.
The ceremony also included the Army Junior ROTC Cadets from Bethel High School and a number of active duty members from all branches of the service who were also present.
Guest Speakers included Sheriff Gabe Morgan, the Sheriff of Newport News, and Major General Wallace C. Arnold, United States Army, Retired
The ceremony is held at national cemeteries across the country on the same day.
At the conclusion of the formal portion of the program, 7,000 wreaths were placed one by one by all those in attendance on the graves of departed service men and women who served our nation honorably.
More than 60 Hampton City Schools high school students participate in Washington Wizards Sports Career Day
More than 60 students representing Hampton High School, Kecoughtan High School and Phoebus High School attended the Washington Wizards Sports Career Day held in early December.
“Several executives from the Wizards staff spoke to around 2,000 students about the role of the various departments, including marketing, sales and more,” said Stacey Ellis, marketing education teacher at Hampton High School. “The students heard firsthand about what it is like to work on the business side of professional sports and what it takes to succeed.”
Most students who attended are members of DECA, Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Business Professionals of America. The event also included a college fair with more than 50 colleges and universities represented. After career day, students were entertained by a professional basketball game between the Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks.
Hampton High School was recognized because they sent one of the 10 largest Wizards Sports day groups (37 students) to the event. Brianna Morgan represented HHS, standing on the court during halftime while the schools were recognized for their participation.