The GHS Scholastic Bowl Team claimed its first ever Conference Tournament Championship after earning their first ever District Championship title.

Coach Barry Smith reports the students were exemplary, exhibiting sportsmanship and excellence in every way.

Hats of to the students and sponsors for an outstanding season! The varsity team compiled a 16-3 record while the JV team was undefeated!

The Varsity Team, led by Team Captain Erin Maguire: Michelle Daschner, Cameron Ford, Hannah Herrman, Keith Jandzinski, Julia Barr, Brandon Myrick, and Henry Carscadden.

The JV Team: Tyler McNeer, Carter Palen, Erin Wachter, Max Spivey, Joshua Hobbs, and Jacob Clarke.

The Goochland High School Scholastic Bowl Team was ranked number one in the James River District after a thrilling 13-3 season this year! The JV team was also undefeated this year, so we look forward to continued excellence in the future.

From Coach. Mr. Smith:

“Our students earning the #1 seed is a real student achievement, but is further testament of our teachers and their commitment to academic excellence. As with any competition, you always hope to put your best team out there to compete. Building on the momentum of reaching regionals last year,  Mr. Derrico and I reached out to our core teachers, seeking and encouraging our very best academic students to represent our school. Our students have delivered in every way. “

Scholastic Bowl is a great competitive forum offered through the VHSL. It enables students to excel and pursue their competitive interests off of the traditional playing field of athletic events.

From coach, Mr. Derrico:

“The students positively represented Goochland High School by demonstrating integrity and academic excellence throughout the entire season.”

Our sincere congratulations go out to these students and their coaches!

We congratulate Mr. Allen and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) on their recent success at the forestry competition in Powhatan last week. It has been more than 20 years since GHS FFA has competed in any FFA event!  Our neighboring divisions were excited to welcome us back into the field and our students did a tremendous job, coming in 3rd overall!

The students worked to identify 25 different species of trees, 25 different pieces of equipment used in the forestry industry, and calculate both tree value and volume in a given area.  The students had 25 minutes  to complete each station.

We look forward to future success from this stellar team!

Pictured left to right R J Jones, Heath Parrish, Austin Duley, Tara Johnson, Hunter Bailey, Julie Vogal and Chloe Evens

Goochland Schools Faculty & Staff,
Please come out and support former and current students on November 12th, at 7pm, in the GHS Auditorium, when the Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will be hosting their Fall Concert.  These students are very dedicated to music and this is a great opportunity to show support for their interests!  The concert is free of charge.  Below is a list of the students who will be participating in the concert:
Jazz Band
Matthew McCauley
Travis Short
Noah Craig
Jerelle Jones
Emily Spangler
Giovanni Esposito
Phillip Goodman
Justin Miller
Anthony Dougherty
Charles Brown
Jaleel Jackson
Camden Harrahy
Percussion Ensemble
Jaleel Jackson
Cameron Ford
Josh Revercomb
Tyler McNeer
Jacob Clark
Charles Brown
Jordan “BJ” Lynch
Micah Allen
Brandon Fortune
I hope to see many of you next Wednesday!

2014 James River Volleyball All-District Teams were recently announced and we are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of five Goochland High School players who have risen to the top among the competition!

First Team, All District:

  • Josie Summitt , Junior
  • Madelyn Ott, Junior
  • Sydney Alvis, Senior

Second Team, All-District:

  • Maddie Parker, Junior
  • Erin Rodriguez, Senior

Congratulations Cross Country Runners!

The boys won the James River District Cross Country Meet on Wednesday, October 22 and the girls placed second. Both the girls & boys won the Quad Rivers Conference 34 Cross Country Meet on Wednesday, October 29.

Both teams advance to the Region 2A East at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, VA next Wednesday, November 5.  The girls run at 3:00 & the boys at 4:00.

Come support the Bulldog runners!

Congratulation to Jay Sykes and the Band for a wonderful concert last week! Some of the band alumni came out and played a very moving tribute to GHS & Maggie Walker student, Katie Anderson.

The first Katie Anderson Beginning Band award was given to Taylor Teague and Coleman Boatwright. This award went to the students that have consistently displayed Excellence, Creativity, Courage, Honor and Optimism. Alexis Wiggins and David Tremain received the Outstanding Eighth Grade Band member award.

The GHS Dance Department invites you to the Senior Solo Recital on Friday, March 28th at 6:30 pm (Free Admission). All seniors enrolled in the dance department will be performing a solo.

Please come out and support these students and experience the fruit of their hard work!