Saturday, March 8, 2014, students from Goochland High School competed in the Digital Video Production Contest during the Technology Student Association event held at Glen Allen High School.  Three GCPS teams (pictured below) competed against 8 other teams from various schools.  Goochland High School excelled with 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers in the event, second only to one of the teams from the Maggie L. Walker Governor School.

The video theme for the competition was “Documentary.” GCPS students created interesting, dynamic videos about their chosen topics.  The students’ video’s will be featured at GHS this week on News 2.

Be sure to congratulate the following students and their sponsor, Mr. Bouwens, on their success:

2nd place finisher with their documentary, Cheer Isn’t a Sport?! : Lauren Nuckols, Katie Gentry, Lillie Rosson, Brittany Bailey and Jontey Mosley

3rd place finisher with their documentary, The Phone Factor: Hunter and William Glaveskas, Felicia Hallworth, Josh Hayward and Jazmyn Rhodes

4th place finisher with their documentary, Travis Duley: A Career in the Clouds:  Jeremy Phillips, Jenna Meadows, Lucy Cary, Preston Loveland and Hannah Duley

The Virginia Department of Education recently announced that March has been designated as Youth Art Month by the The Council for Art Education, Inc. Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance designed to emphasize the value of visual arts education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school visual arts programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts that are not possible in other disciplines offered in the curriculum.

Goochland County Public Schools believes strongly in the arts; that’s clearly evidenced by CREATIVITY standing as one of the five core values in the division’s recently approved strategic plan.

We are proud of our visual arts department – and our entire fine arts program.