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Community Spotlight

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Medical Assistant students participating in the Tucker Capps Elementary School Career Day Event.

SkillsUSA State Competition Results

Congratulations to the following students who competed and placed in the SkillsUSA State Competition:
Welding – Michael Reed (Gold)
Firefighter Training – Xavier Marshall (Silver)
Auto Service Technology – Andrew Jamerson (Bronze)
Cosmetology Technical – Dnean Allen (Silver); Anaizia Davis (Silver); Anayah Branham-McMillian (Bronze)
Nails – Ansha Faziyeva (Bronze) Model – Tya Carter
SkillsUSA Chapter of Distinction Award – (Silver)

Congratulations to all students who participated!

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Conference

At the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Conference, Mrs. Penny Cooke, New Horizons (FCCLA) Adviser and Early Childhood Education teacher was selected as the Most Spirited (FCCLA) Adviser Award recipient . Kuddos to her, and her 17 years of (FCCLA) advisership as well as her dedication to her students.


First Robotics Competition Team 122 competes at the University of Maryland

The FRC Team 122 competed at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship from March 28-31 at the University of Maryland. The highlight was seeing the robot place a cube on the scale during the automatous mode. Nice work to our programmers! The team was excited to be selected by the 2nd seeded alliance as one of their alliance partners. The team made it to the quarterfinal round and finished a great season with a placement of 27th out of 126 teams in the region. Congratulations to all Team 122 members!

FIRST Chesapeake District Hampton Roads Event

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)Team 122: Congratulations to the New Horizons FRC Team 122 for competing at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA at the FIRST Chesapeake District Hampton Roads Event. The 4th seeded alliance selected Team 122 as their 1st alliance partner. The team went on to win in the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.

The Information Technology Services Challenge

The Information Technology Services Challenge was held on March 14th. Students had to perform a variety of repairs to desktops and laptops, and also make a repair to a patch cable. The contest winner was Amari Hargrave, from the AM Computer Systems Technology class.  He will be representing our region at the state challenge in Virginia Beach.

NHREC Annual Blood Drive

Thanks to the students, staff and faculty of New Horizons.  We collected 62 pints of blood exceeding our goal of 57 pints.  Great job Ms. Whitehead and her Medical Assistant students.

Skills USA Leadership Contest

Congratulations to the following NHREC students who placed during the Skills USA Leadership Contest hosted by NHREC Butler Farm Campus:

Medical Terminology: Kristine Good – Michelle Duesberry-Wood & Lilian Indovina – Kathy Whitehead, Criminal Justice: Ryan Schecke & Makaila Underwood – Jeff Davis, Spelling: Anazia Davis, Cinthia Vargas, Deja Smith – Tanya Rogers, Customer Service: Deja Smith – Tanya Rogers, Job Demo: Diana Fazliyea- Tanya Rogers Job Interview: Kayla Wilkins- Tanya Rogers

New Horizons Contributions to the Poquoson Learning Garden

Mr. Schaffer,

I have had the good fortune to work with Tim Extine and his students for the last five years and the projects produced by the students have made a tremendous contribution to our two learning gardens as well as in the schoolyard habitat gardens at the elementary and high schools in York County and Poquoson.

The relationship we have developed with the Woodworking and Construction class at the New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center in Newport News is more than just a client looking to have a project built. The relationship is a true partnership. Many beyond the Master Gardeners have benefited from Tim and his students as news of the various projects got out many individuals came to New Horizons and requested similar projects.


Noel Talcott
York/Poquoson Master Gardener

Poquoson Learning Garden Overview for New Horizons – February 2018

District SkillsUSA competition

Congratulations to the following Butler Farm students for place finishing at the District SkillsUSA competition:
3rd Place – Jo’Niya Alston – Cosmetology
2nd Place – Ti’era Lofton – Cosmetology
3rd Place – Cinthia Vargas – Nails
1st Place – Diane Fazliyeva – Nails
2nd Place – Mekiya Flores – Nails
3rd Place – Shameka Santiful – Esthetics
2nd Place – Semoni Clay – Barbering