2014-15 School Year Begins
Monday, August 11
Washington County Students win Virginia State High School Fishing Championship
Matthew Rock of John S. Battle High School and Zachary Francis of Abingdon High School brought a five-bass limit to the scale on Sunday, April 13 weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2014 Virginia State High School Fishing Championship on Smith Mountain Lake. The win qualified the team to compete in a future High School Fishing conference championship.
The 2014 Virginia State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice. In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all Student Angler Federation (SAF) nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.
People's Choice Recipient Makes Donation to Red Cross
During the 2014 Miss JSB beauty pageant, contestant Haley S. received the award for People's Choice. Recently, Haley visited the American Red Cross offices and made a donation of $160 on honor of her title. The American Red Cross (ARC), is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. In addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety; and international relief and development programs.
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