Tuesday was a special day for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy students. It was the 100th day of the school year, and many of the school’s elementary students welcomed a visitor who had also passed her own century mark. Anna Hopkins, the 100-year-old, great-grandmother of NSA first-grader Elise Barbour, was brought to the Harbour View campus from Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine in Norfolk. She was joined by members of her family, including her granddaughter, Kristin Barbour, her son, Ralph Hopkins Jr., and daughter-in-law, Kathy Hopkins. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy all-state lineman Chris Murphy is headed to Methodist University for his college career. Murphy’s recruiting process started off a little slow; however, he is grateful to have the opportunity to play football at the next level. He believes being at a smaller school like Methodist will allow him to focus even more on his academics, but on the field, he also believes he will be a good asset to the program. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Saints went on the road Saturday afternoon and got a win against Christchurch School. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team grabbed the 52-46 win over the weekend to extend their winning streak to three. George Pettaway led the Saints with 14 points and four assists. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Jaden Freeman '21, who is a member of the Varsity Boys' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Week! He finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks in an overtime win over Norfolk Christian. Voting ends at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. Please click here to vote. Great job, Jaden! Go Saints!
Nic Psimas '19, who is a member of the Varsity Swimming Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Nic by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with his name and the subject "Player of the Week" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nic took first and second in the 100 freestyle and the 50 freestyle at the Division Championship meet. Great job, Nic! Go Saints!
Young Suffolk artists had the chance to show off their skills and compete against other high school aged students at the Exhibit of Excellence: Suffolk Student Art 2018. Students from King’s Fork, Lakeland and Nansemond River high schools, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and homeschooled students submitted 264 artworks to be juried. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Kaylah Brown '18, who is a member oftheVarsity Girls' Basketball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald PlayeroftheWeek.
Kaylah had a game-high 15 points in the Lady Saints’ 40-14 win. Please vote for Kaylah by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with her name and the subject "Player of the Week" to email@example.com. Great job, Kaylah! Go Saints!
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s 32nd Art Show and Sale started off with a bang on its first two days, with the featured artist, Barbara Harris, selling 25 of her paintings on the first night.
“We had an amazing night last night,” said Melissa Hlinovsky, NSA’s annual fund coordinator. Every hallway in the Lower School was filled top to bottom with paintings. About 204 artists contributed pieces to the event, and there were at least 1,000 pieces of art lining the halls. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Lady Saints dominated Walsingham Academy at home Thursday night. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy defeated Walsingham 40-14. Kaylah Brown scored a game-high 15 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Lady Saints. Alivia Giles added 12 for the Lady Saints. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Saints are on a two-game win streak after their victory over Peninsula Catholic School Tuesday night. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team has built up some serious momentum in its past two games. On Saturday, the Saints hosted and defeated Cox High School, a tough team in the Southampton Roads area. They later carried that momentum into a Tuesday night home meeting against Peninsula Catholic and turned that into a 28-point win, defeating their conference opponent 70-42. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
The Christiansen siblings all have been standouts in many ways in their time at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. One incredibly neat thing the siblings — Paige, Cole and Sarah — have accomplished is that they have all made an all-state team. Cole achieved it first becoming an all-state football player as well as Defensive Player of the Year for the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. He graduated in 2016 and is a linebacker for Army. Paige became an all-state field hockey player in the fall of 2016 before she graduated in 2017, and Sarah recently made the all-state team for field hockey in the fall of 2017. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy standout Cole Christiansen was happy with his sophomore season at Army. Christiansen is a couple of weeks removed from his sophomore season at Army at West Point. The team finished with a 10-3 record and won its bowl game over San Diego State University. It was the second bowl game Christiansen was part of after being in one his freshman season as well. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
James Madison University freshman KeShaun Moore enjoyed his journey in his first year of college football. JMU’s football program reached its second consecutive National Championship game over the weekend. Though they lost, being a championship runner-up is an incredible feat. Moore described his season as a blessing days after being a part of the National Championship game.
“It was a great learning experience,” he said. “I am blessed to have the teammates and coaching staff that I have. They made it a season I will never forget.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Due to the inclement weather expected tomorrow afternoon, January 3, after-school activities and practices have been canceled with the exception of the basketball games. We will notify families if the games will be played earlier or if they will be rescheduled as soon as possible tomorrow. The Middle School Spelling Bee has been rescheduled for Monday, January 8. Extended Care and Beyond the Bell will not operate. Students who regularly ride the bus will depart at their usual times. All students are encouraged to leave campus when dismissed.
We will continue to monitor the weather and will notify families of any additional changes to the school schedule through the Honeywell Instant Alert system, our website, local television news stations, NSA email accounts and on social media.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy has chosen Suffolk resident Barbara Harris as Honorary Chairman for its 32nd Art Show and Sale. Harris was asked in June to be the main attraction at the art show, where she will display about 50 to 60 original paintings. Most of the artwork has come from work done in the last six months. “I don’t call it stressful, but it gave me an excuse to paint. It made me set aside time to paint,” Harris said. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.