With a charge from a former Head of School that their days be “filled with flexibility, standards and much gratitude,” 77 seniors at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy received their diplomas and began looking to the future on Saturday. As a light mist fell across the grounds at NSA, hundreds of parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors joined the school’s 50th senior class in celebrating the accomplishments of its individual members and listening to the advice of Douglas C. Naismith, who was the chief administrator there from 1989 to 2005.
“Eleven years have flown by since I stood on this platform,” Naismith told the crowd, and the pace of change during that time has only increased. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
A John Yeates Middle School teacher and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior were recognized Thursday by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Seventh-grade teacher Christina Klein, a teaching veteran of 28 years, was one of the top five educators statewide for the organization’s annual Outstanding Teacher of American History contest, according to Suffolk’s Constantia Chapter DAR member Faye Sobel.
Maggie More, who graduates from NSA on June 4, won a $500 scholarship from the Constantia Chapter for her winning essay. She will attend The College of William & Mary in the fall. More was unable to attend Thursday’s DAR awards luncheon at Cedar Point Country Club. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Although the Lady Saints lost their Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championship game Friday, head coach Brittany Wilkins believes her girls can improve with teamwork and is very proud of how they played so far this season.
“We put in a lot of hours and we have very few days off,” Wilkins said. “We put in a lot of hard work.”
Wilkins is an NSA alum and former softball player. After she graduated from Boston College, she came back to Nansemond-Suffolk as an assistant. The year after that, she became the head coach and has been coaching the Lady Saints for three years. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
They say patience is a virtue. For Nansemond-Suffolk Academy senior Sam Neal, the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald’s Player of the Week this week, the wait is paying off in a major way.
The Saints’ left fielder is having a season to remember, recording 38 hits through 59 at-bats for a remarkable .644 batting average to go with 24 runs scored, 21 runs driven in and eight stolen bases. Playing in 18 of the team’s first 19 games, Neal has helped lead NSA to a 16-3 record. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here. Congratulations, Sam!
Six student-athletes from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on Thursday formalized their commitments to play their respective sports at six Division III schools.
“It’s kind of a culmination of all the work they’ve put in as students and as athletes,” said T.W. Johnson, director of boys’ athletics at the school.
Making their commitments were Jack Johnson and Eric Teumer from football; Brooklyne Carr from softball; Caroline Hogg from girls’ basketball; Logan Lokie from boys’ basketball; and Sam Neal from baseball. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.