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Hampton City Schools announces top students in the class of 2018 at Hampton High School

Congratulations to Hampton High School students I Lang Jung and Melinda Nelson.  Jung has been named the valedictorian and Nelson has been named the salutatorian for the class of 2018.

I Lang Jung
I Lang Jung
4.61 GPA, 1290 SAT, 26 ACT
University of Virginia

Jung’s activities include Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Science Honor Society, National Honor Society, Scholastic Bowl, Mu Alpha Theta and serving as a Riverside volunteer.

He was accepted to Virginia Commonwealth University, College of William and Mary and University of Virginia.  He plans to attend the University of Virginia and major in biology. After college he would like to become a doctor, travel around the world and buy his parents a house.

Fondest high school memory:
“(My fondest high school memory is) creating deep bonds and friendships within the IB program.”

A tradition at your school you will miss:
“(I will miss the) Day of the Dead celebration hosted by the Spanish Club.”

An achievement you are most proud of:
“(I am most proud of) being accepted into UVA.”

I am proud to be an HCS graduate because:
“(I am proud to be an HCS graduate because) I am representing the community I grew up in.”

If you could thank a teacher who had the greatest impact on you, who would it be and why?
“(I would thank) Mrs. Yau.  She has filled my high school career with fun, lasting memories with her involvement with Spanish Club and taught me many valuable lessons about life.”

Melinda Nelson
Melinda Nelson
4.60 GPA, 1370 SAT
Rice University

Nelson’s activities include Spanish Club (president), Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Scholastic Bowl. She has also been a member of a competitive gymnastics team and volunteered at Bluebird Gap Farm.  She was the 2017 Coliseum Central Holiday Parade poster contest winner and she received the Award of Excellence for Visual Arts in the 2017 PTA Reflections Contest.

Nelson was accepted to Rice University through early decision and plans to attend in the fall to double major in economics and Spanish.  When asked her plans after college she said, “I’m open to anything except unemployment because I cannot afford that.”

Fondest high school memory:
“During junior year, my English class produced a modern-day interpretation of Euripides’s Medea which was performed in front of the entire school.  It was amazing to see all of our collective efforts coalesce into a product that brought laughter and good memories for not only ourselves, but for the HHS community of students, teachers and faculty.”

A tradition at your school you will miss:
“(I will miss) participating in the induction for Spanish National Honor Society.”

An achievement you are most proud of:
“(I am proud of) becoming a QuestBridge Scholar.”

I am proud to be an HCS graduate because:
“(I am proud of) the diversity present within the school system which has allowed me to better understand multiple perspectives.”

If you could thank a teacher who had the greatest impact on you, who would it be and why?
“Mr. Scruton’s love for teaching makes us love learning in his class.  Although he often says he’s going to live off the grid and hunt for Bigfoot, we know that he can never go off the grid of our hearts.  He will always be one of the funniest and most knowledgeable people that his students have had the chance to encounter.  So, thank you Mr. Scruton, for all of the wonderful memories that you have made with your students to encourage them to keep learning and to continue informing their understanding of the world around them.”

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As stated in School Board Policy AC, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAH for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review School Board Policy GBAB-R.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact Hampton City Schools Compliance Officer at: One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA  23669 or (757) 727-2300.  



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