Allison Gottlieb is Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s 2017 valedictorian, and she plans to head off to the University of Virginia this year to study environmental science. Gottlieb, who has accumulated a 99.2 grade point average on a 100-point scale, has attended NSA since kindergarten, as have most of her classmates.
“I think because of that, we’ll definitely be friends long down the road,” she said. Gottlieb has enjoyed the close-knit environment of the school, including how the students are able to get to know the teachers on a personal level. “I’ve gotten to know them beyond just what they teach in class,” Gottlieb said. Gottlieb hopes to be a broadcast meteorologist, which would combine several of her loves. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy added 58 to its alumni ranks Saturday during commencement ceremonies on the front lawn at the Pruden Boulevard campus.
The ceremony was marked by inspiring and serious words from the guest speaker, an optimistic speech from the salutatorian, a humorous routine from the valedictorian and an emotional sendoff from the faculty. In a bit of an unusual turn of events, an assignment in their English course more than a year ago led to the students requesting their own commencement speaker. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Delaney Taylor was voted Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week after going 6-of-7 with nine RBIs in two wins for the Lady Saints. Taylor is a senior for the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy softball team. She recently wrapped up her senior season in what she calls her most enjoyable year of softball. In the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championship game, in which NSA defeated the team that went on to be the state champions, Taylor played an impressive game. She went 3-of-4 with four RBIs, and that performance earned her tournament MVP. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Nansemond River received more community support with a garden project in downtown Suffolk on Wednesday. Nansemond River Preservation Alliance president and chief executive officer Elizabeth Taraski organized volunteers to help plant a stormwater buffer garden by the waterside of Constant’s Wharf near the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. She was joined on Wednesday by representatives from Parks and Recreation, J.M. Smucker and Suffolk Business Women, along with local high school students. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s girls’ junior varsity soccer had a hugely successful season this year. The JV Lady Saints were undefeated, but what’s even more impressive is that they didn’t concede a single goal all season. They outscored their opponents 79-0. The roster is composed of 20 girls from grades six through nine. Fourteen of them scored goals this season. They finished the season with a record of 12-0-0 and were the TCIS champions for JV soccer. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.