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Hampton City Schools announces top students in the Class of 2019 at Hampton High School

 Congratulations to Hampton High School students Chloe Smith and Michael Sutton.  Smith has been named the valedictorian and Sutton has been named the salutatorian for the Class of 2019.

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith

Smith’s many activities include the Peninsula Youth Orchestra, CHROME (Cooperative Hampton Roads Organization for Minorities in Engineering), Mu Alpha Theta Math National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, archery, drama, and the Hampton University Chapter of ASCEND. She has also served in many volunteer capacities.

She was accepted to Northeastern University, Case Western Reserve University, Purdue University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Hofstra University, North Carolina A & T State University, Old Dominion University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester.

Smith will attend the University of Virginia and major in civil engineering. She also plans to earn a master’s degree.

Fondest high school memory:
“(My fondest memory is) going to the homecoming football games with my friends.”

A tradition at your school you will miss:
“I will miss going to the beach with friends at the end of the school year.”

An achievement you are most proud of:
“(I am most proud of) completing the NASA Virginia Space Coast Scholars online course by Virginia Space Grant Consortium.”

I am proud to be an HCS graduate because:
“I am proud to be an HCS graduate because it let me meet new friends and grow as a person.”

If you could thank a teacher who had the greatest impact on you, who would it be and why?
“(I would thank) Mr. Burns for being a great teacher who helped fuel my love for engineering and made every class interesting and fun.”

Michael Sutton

Michael Sutton

Sutton’s activities include Governor’s School, Hampton Youth Commission (vice-chair), Mu Alpha Theta (co-president), National Honor Society, CHROME Club, Key Club, and volunteering at Immaculate Conception Church.

He was accepted to Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Stanford University, Brown University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Pomona College. Sutton has decided to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and major in computer science. He hopes to work for a major technology company like Google or Apple in natural language processing.

Fondest high school memory:
“(My fondest high school memory is) spending a month with 150 amazing people at the Summer Residential Governor’s School for Science and Technology.”

A tradition at your school you will miss:
“I will miss Pi Day and ‘pieing’ teachers in the face.”

An achievement you are most proud of:
“(I am most proud of) being accepted to 11 colleges, five of them Ivy League, MIT, and Stanford.”

I am proud to be an HCS graduate because:
“I am proud to graduate from Hampton City Schools because the city of Hampton provides many resources for youth to be involved in their community and to prepare for the future.”

If you could thank a teacher who had the greatest impact on you, who would it be and why?
“I would thank Dr. Bedir from Governor’s School. One of the favorite things that he always likes to tell us is that we have ‘beautiful minds’. He has high expectations for his students and is there to help them if they need it. He truly believes in all of our success. I would also thank Mr. Horn from Hampton High. He taught me English for two years and made my least favorite subject bearable. He helped me to do well on the AP English exam by properly preparing us for it. He really cares about his students, and I’ll never forget how he told us if there was ever an oncoming threat to the school, he’d be willing to sacrifice his life to save us.”

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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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Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

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