By Dane Mullins
Fall is officially here and things are busy at Woodgrove. It is hard to believe we are now on our fourth week of school.
Fall sports teams are all doing very well.
The Cross Country team is making a name for itself. Wolverines are often placing in the top 10, while teams are ranking in the top 5 in all of the meets. Oatlands Invitational:
- JV Underclassmen Boys 23rd/65
- JV Underclassmen Girls 9th/40
- JV Upperclassmen Boys 23rd/52
- Varsity A Boys 31st/46 – Evan McCarthy 18th /316
- Varsity A Girls 14th/41- Audrey Houghton 15th/272
Golf- 4 -1 Scored in the top 15 in four tournaments, and ranked 6th over all in the 2011 Dulles District Tournament.
Cheerleading is also busy with the following competition schedule:
- District Mini – September 24 at Valley – 4th place
- District Mini – September 27 at Dominion – 4th place
- District Mini-October 4 at Woodgrove
- District Championships – October 19 at Briar Woods
(Yes, Cheerleading is a sport!)
The ever-committed Marching Wolverines and Color Guard never disappoint at a performance. They really keep the spirit going in the stands.
The Woodgrove Dance Team’s first half time performance was this past Friday and they really displayed some great moves.
For Woodgrove’s inaugural senior class five students have already pledged their commitment to the following Division 1 Colleges:
- Lexi Clarke – Soccer – Stony Brook
- Tabitha McHale – Soccer – UNC Greensboro
- Charlotte Ratcliff – Soccer – Coastal Carolina
- Matthew Reed – Baseball – Clemson
- J.J. Sarty – Baseball – William and Mary
Preparing for graduation has already begun. Many seniors are busily completing enrollment applications, essays, requesting letters of recommendation and researching schools that they may attend to further their education. Some seniors who have are completing technical programs are now applying for permanent positions in their chosen field. Success comes in many forms.
Keep your eyes peeled for information on the upcoming Fall Theatrical production. Rehearsals have already begun. Last year’s performances were fantastic and the cast and crew are all back for an encore.
The Woodgrove PTSO annual Citrus Sale order information will be out soon so start making your list. The Woodgrove PTSO is committed is support to the following projects:
- Construction of the nature trail and outdoor classrooms connecting Woodgrove with Mountain View Elementary;
- Funding teacher special needs and requests
- Creating a senior scholarship legacy gift
- Maintaining a discretionary fund for students and families in need
- Sponsoring an after graduation party (Project Graduation) to start a tradition by providing the inaugural senior class with a safe and exciting event.
To have a successful Inaugural Woodgrove Project Graduation, the committee is requesting any individuals, families, businesses, corporations or organizations that desire to contribute a tax deductible monetary donation or gifts to please contact Committee Chair Rhonda Wells WoodgroveHSProjectGraduation@gmail.com.
Speaking of support … Woodgrove High School wants to thank our community for all of its continued support and commitment. WOW.
Dane Mullins, Woodgrove HS, Class of 2012!