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Regional education center to be led by Hampton High grad

Regional education center to be led by Hampton High grad Smithfield High Principal Casey Roberts talks about the future improvements after announcing Smithfield Hams $3 Millions dollar donation to improve various areas of the school on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (Aileen Devlin / Daily Press) Jane HammondContact ReporterDaily Press New Horizons Regional Education Center, the… Read more »

2018 Great Clips Tools scholarship

On July 31st 2018, Deranda Land from Great Clips, one of our industry partners, awarded Legacy Goode with their 2018 Great Clips Tools scholarship.  Through hard work and dedication, Legacy obtained her cosmetology license this past June under the guidance of Ms. Richardson, and Mrs. Rogers.  The scholarship will assist Legacy with beginning her career in hair care… Read more »

New Horizons Regional Education Centers Names Executive Director

New Horizons Regional Education Centers Names Executive Director During their regular meeting on May 22, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the New Horizons Regional Education Centers (NHREC) appointed Mr. Casey Roberts as the NHREC Executive Director. He will assume his duties July 1, 2018. Having served our greater Hampton Roads educational community for the last 12 years, “The… Read more »

Community Spotlight

New Horizons Butler Farm administration, staff, and students participated in the Habitat 4 Humanity Hampton Home Repair Blitz on Saturday, May 5th.

Press Release: ATC Academy “Signing Day”

Press Release: May 1 “Signing Day”  Click on link: Channel 13 News Coverage Click on link: NHREC Facebook Page for more coverage Click on link: Newport News Shipbuilding partnership with the ATC Academy “Good Life Solution”   May 1, 2018 36 New Horizons Career and Technical Education High School Seniors, enrolled in the automotive, construction and manufacturing… Read more »

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… Read more »

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Conference

Congratulations to the following students who placed during the FCCLA State Conference Destiny Rebman, Phoebus: Sports Nutrition- Gold medal 1st place, trophy. $2,000.00 Scholarship Johnson and Wales, $1,000.00 Scholarship Culinary Institute of Virginia. Advance to Nationals William Gathers, Heritage:Illustrates Talk-Gold medal 1st place trophy. Advance to Nationals Breann Adair, Warwick:Teach and Train-Silver medal Tressa Meier, Home Schooled:Chapter… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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:… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

SkillsUSA Competition

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 our 2nd Year New Horizons Welding Students from the Butler Farm and Woodside Lane Campuses competed in the SkillsUSA Welding Competition. We are very proud of the following students that competed and placed during the competition: 1st  Michael Reed – BF 2nd  Collin Batchelor – WL 3rd   Chandler Fowler – WL… Read more »

Snow Make-Up Days

Given the recent inclement weather school closings, the NHREC Makeup Schedule will be as follows in consideration of the revised schedules adopted by the Greater Peninsula School Divisions that operate the NHREC regional programs. January 26, 2018 NHREC CTE & GSST will use this day as a Make-up Day for Gloucester County, Hampton City, and… Read more »

Student Health Screening at Dozier Middle School

The afternoon Medical Assistant Class of 2018 participated in the Dozier Middle School Health Screening over a period of 4 days. Due to a successful pilot of using students during last school year, Nurse Bloom requested our assistance again this year. The health screening for 300 plus 7th grade students at Dozier Middle School. Included… Read more »

Mechatronics Program Recognized by Governor

Mechatronics Program Recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe Pictured left to right: Dr. Seyed Akhavi, TNCC Dean; Dewey Ray, NHREC CTE Principal; Shelly Simonds NHREC Board of Trustees Chair; Ms. Pam Nuby, Canon VA.; Governor Terry McAuliffe; Rich Wilcox, TNCC Instructor; Dr. Anne Holton, Va. State Board of Education; Dr. Dietra Trent, Va. Secretary of Education Governor… Read more »


“The Good Life Solution” – CTE Training to Employment On October 20, 2017 the NHREC Advanced Technical Careers Academy (ATCA) (Automotive, Construction and Manufacturing) conducted the “The Good Life Solution” employment program kick-off event facilitated by Training Modernization Group (TMG). The 2017-2018 ATCA Employment Program represents a revolutionary approach that focuses on employers hiring and… Read more »

WL Culinary Students Whip Up Frothy Foods for Space Station

Feb. 22, 2017 Culinary Students Whip Up Frothy Foods for Space Station Astronauts are just like everyone – they love desserts. With that in mind, local high school students recently put their best forks forward to see if their cuisine will reign supreme in space. Two teams of culinary arts students competed Feb. 16 at… Read more »

Apprenticeships help fill manufacturing jobs

Learning while you earn gives a jump start to careers for young workers By Kara Murphy / Contributing writer At just 23, Mike Field has a life many of his high school classmates who went on to college can’t even dream of yet. He has bought a house. He’s engaged to be married. He even… Read more »

Health Sciences – Annual Fall Blood Drive

New Horizons Butler Farm Campus conducted its annual Fall Blood Drive on Nov. 4th in the Electricity and Renewable Energy Lab.  Medical Assistant students visited all classrooms to recruit blood donors on Wednesday, Oct. 26th and made presentations, signed up students, and provided permission slips.  Our campus collected 58 pints of blood exceeding our goal… Read more »

Virginia State FCCLA Conference

The Virginia State FCCLA conference will be held April 6-9, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  

Virginia State HOSA Conference

The Virginia State HOSA conference will be held March 10-12, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Williamsburg, Va.  

BF Bayport Mad City Money Event

  On February 15, students participated in the Bayport Credit Union Mad City Money Event.  Students were provided with a life, which indicated their profession, salary, spouse’s salary, number of children, and monthly insurance premiums. Some students were given credit card debt or student loans. They were then required to visit each station to purchase… Read more »