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HCS students’ artwork selected for mayor’s holiday cards

Students from each of Hampton’s high schools - Bethel High School, Hampton High School, Kecoughtan High School, and Phoebus High School - had their artwork selected for use on Mayor Donnie Tuck’s holiday cards.  These cards are printed and mailed to area businesses and government officials to extend the mayor’s and city council’s holiday wishes.

This year’s theme was Ft. Monroe historical facts. The winners are as follows:

Commanding General’s Residence

1.  Maggie Leddy
11th grade
Kecoughtan High School
Ms. Madeline Brewer, art teacher

Commanding General’s Residence
Historical Fort Monroe, Hampton

The Commanding General’s residence and garden is one of the largest homes on Fort Monroe and commands a beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay.  Built in the Classic Revival style at the beginning of the 20th century, this home was occupied by each commanding general of Fort Monroe and his family until the fort was decommissioned in 2011. 

Freedom’s Fortress

2.  Jacob Boisvert
12th grade
Kecoughtan High School
Mr. Shaun Redd, art teacher

Freedom’s Fortress
Historical Fort Monroe, Hampton

Constructed in 1834, Fort Monroe served as an observation post, Union stronghold and a beacon of light for slaves seeking asylum under the Monroe Doctrine.  Fort Monroe continued guarding the Hampton Roads area until it was decommissioned in 2011.  Today, the main gate of Fort Monroe is a symbol of American freedom and the continuing growth of our nation.

The Chapel of the Centurion

3.  Cristian Lewis
12th grade
Bethel High School
Ms. Rachel Lehner, art teacher

The Chapel of the Centurion
Historical Fort Monroe, Hampton

This chapel is one of the oldest wooden churches on any army base in the US.  It was consecrated May 1858 and is still active today.  The chapel is named for the Centurion Cornelius, the first Roman soldier and gentile converted to Christianity.  Some of the stained glass windows are originals by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The Stone Walls and Moat

4.  Jonathan Blount
10th grade
Phoebus High School
Mr. Chris Hakanson, art teacher

The Stone Walls and Moat
Historical Fort Monroe, Hampton

Fort Monroe was built in 1819 to support Fort Wool in guarding the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and the Hampton Roads area.  The fort was name for President James Monroe.  Completely surrounded by a moat, the six-sided fort is the only one of its kind left in the United States.

Chamberlin Hotel

5.  Josiah Ryan Crews
10th grade
Hampton High School
Ms. Kim Small, art teacher

Chamberlin Hotel
Historical Fort Monroe, Hampton

The historic Chamberlin Hotel overlooks the entrance to Hampton Roads on the Chesapeake Bay.  Originally built in 1896 at Old Point Comfort, it quickly became one of the grandest resort hotels in America, boasting a spectacular view across the water, including a wharf and a beach.  The current building replaced the original, which burned to the ground in 1920.  The Chamberlin Hotel that we see today was rebuilt in 1928.  Since Fort Monroe’s decommissioning, the Chamberlin is now a vibrant retirement community,

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