FREE Performance, Come Join Us!
To Close 2013 After School Program
Joseph Young is a nine-time award
winning entertainer who is quickly emerging as one of the most sought
after entertainers in the nation performing from Boston, Maine to
Orlando, Florida. Some of his career highlights include winning the
prestigious the 2011 Gold Medal International Battle of Magicians award
where he completed against other magicians from Canada to California and
being honored as the 2004 Houdini Rising Star of Magic.
Young will perform in the
school's auditorium on Thursday, May 30 at 3:30. The Public is invited
to attend. The performance is free to all participants.
for 1,000th Point
Anthony Stevens | Sports
Correspondent | Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 11:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Va. – Senior Reid Edmonds had one
more great game to play at St. Paul.
Edmonds who transferred to Castlewood with
the closure of St. Paul played a road game at his old high school
and it was a storybook finish.
Edmonds scored the Blue Devils first points
on a layup to give him 1,000 for his career, but he saved the best
for last, taking over the final two minutes of the game to give
Castlewood a 50-45 come-from-behind win over the Spartans.
The game was played at St. Paul as a home
game for Eastside while the school undergoes renovations.
“This is just truly a blessing,” Edmonds
said. “I couldn’t have been at a better place for me to get my
1,000th point, at my old school in my old gym. It’s really special
to me, it was real emotional.”
Castlewood led most of the game with its
largest lead – 10 points – coming in the second quarter and up 28-21
at halftime. Eastside cut the lead to one point three times in the
third quarter, but Edmonds hit some free throws, a reverse layup and
Tyler Austin sank a 3-pointer to give the Blue Devils a 38-31 lead
going to the final stanza.
Led by another former St. Paul player, Ryan
Milgrim, Eastside exploded at the start of the fourth quarter.
Milgrim made a 3 then converted a 3-point play to end a 11-0
Spartans’ run. They led 43-38 with just over three minutes to play
and appeared to be in good shape with momentum on their side.
“I’m not disappointed,” said Eastside coach
Patrick Damron. “I thought my kids played a good game. We had one
basket late in the game that rimmed out; if it goes I think we’re in
pretty good shape. This game came down to the last minute, I’m proud
of the kids we fought back most of the game.”
Eastside wasn’t helped when Milgrim fouled
out. Although Ben Yates stepped in at point guard and did a solid
job for the Spartans.
Dylan Trent made 1-of-2 free throws with
just over a minute to play to cut the Eastside lead to 47-46. The
Spartans missed a shot, Castlewood grabbed the rebound and
immediately spread the floor. Edmonds drove to the basket, and when
double-teamed, dropped a pass to Dalton Addington who scored to give
the Devils the lead. Austin hit a couple of critical free throws
with two seconds remaining to ice the contest.
“Edmonds hurt us late in the game,” Damron
said. “He either scored or assisted on most of the buckets.
“I wasn’t happy to see it, I wasn’t happy
that we lost to Castlewood but I am happy for Edmonds. He played for
me, he’s a good player and a good kid.”
Edmonds finished with a game-high 19 points
and also led the Devils with six rebounds and four steals. Edmonds
was 7-of-8 in field goal attempts inside the arc. Austin scored 10
points and Ben Couch dropped in 12 points, including three 3’s.
Milgrim led the Spartans offense with 12
points. Forrest Lunsford totaled nine points and six rebounds.
Click Here For:
May Lunch Menu
June Breakfast Menu
June Lunch Menu
Click Reach Logo
To Learn More About
Before/After School Activities.
Ring Honorable Mention
CHS sophomore, Jared
Ring, won honorable mention in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Voice
of Democracy essay contest. Jared’s entry was judged against other
audio essays submitted by public, private, or homeschooled students.
Jared’s recorded essay addressed this year’s theme, “Is Our
The Veteran’s of Foreign
Wars established the Voice of Democracy program in 1947 to provide
students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in
regards to democratic ideas and principles.
In addition to his
certificate of merit, Jarred received a cash award of $200 from the
local Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Patton Crosswhite chapter, and his
entry will be entered in state competition. The
national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid
directly to the recipient’s American university, college or
Alex Vance Recognized
Alexandra, shown above,
receiving a trophy for Castlewood High School on September 15 in
Charlottesville, Virginia, from the Sons of the American Revolution
in recognition of her media documentary winning the award for Best
Colonial entry in Senior Division, Virginia History Day competition.
Alex has been an active participant in History Day for several years
beginning when she and adviser, Beth Marshall, teamed during their
days at Castlewood Elementary School.
History Day Program Recognized
Two Castlewood High School
students and their teacher received awards in Region 2 competition of
Virginia History Day on March 23, 2013. Alexandra Vance won first
place in senior division for her media documentary, Turning Points
at the Battle of Antietam. Jared Ring won first place for his essay,
Operation Iceberg: A Turning Point for Truman and the Japanese.
Their coach, Beth Marshall was recognized as Senior Division, History
Day Teacher of Merit for Region II History Day.
Mary Elizabeth, Beth,
Marshall was recognized at Virginia History Day on April 20, 2013, as
Senior Division Virginia History Day Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Marshall
teaches United States History and Government at Castlewood High School.
Drama! Drama! Drama!
Congratulations to the Blue Devil Drama team who won the Cumberland
District Forensics Championship. Thomas Walker came in second and
Eastside came in third place. Out of ten categories, the Blue Devils
finished with 7 first place winners, 6 second place winners, 2 third
place winners, and 1 fourth place winner.
Special congratulations to
Amber Bates—first place in Poetry
Tiffany Casteel—first place in Humorous Interpretation
Summer Cook—first place in Prose
Tori Lane and Bridgette McCarty—first place in Serious Duo
Tori Mays—first place in Dramatic Interpretation
Haley Stanton and Isaac Gibson—first place in Humorous Duo
Alex Summers--first place in Storytelling
Dalton Addington—second place in Original Oratory
Joe Bailey and Makayla Salyer—second in Serious Duo
Corey France and Andrew Jessee—second place in Humorous Duo
Megan Hall—second place in Humorous Interpretation
Caitlin Phillips—second place in Serious Interpretation
Alex Vance—second place in Extemp
Aaron Gordon—third place in Poetry
Samantha Salyer—third place in Extemp
Scab Hartley—fourth place in Prose
These winners will advance to the Region D Forensics Tournament on
Saturday, March 2nd, at Honaker High School.
FBLA Competitors Recognized
Congratulations to Haley Crabtree
(pictured right), Devan Crabtree (not pictured), and Tori Mays (pictured
left) who received letters from the Office of the Governor for their
accomplishments at the FBLA National Leadership Conference held in San
Antonio, Texas, this past summer. “Congratulations on being recognized
for your achievements at the 2012 Future Business Leaders of America
National Leadership Conference. You have worked hard to strengthen your
business knowledge and skills and your efforts have paid off. On behalf
of the Governor and myself, I offer congratulations.” The letters were
signed by Laura W. Fornash, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth