The King’s Fork High School Concert Band is hosting a BBQ Dinner Sale for pick-up on Monday, June 17 from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. The Nixon BBQ dinner plates include fried chicken, BBQ, cole slaw, potatoes and hush puppies. Tickets
are $9 and are now on sale. Dinners can be picked-up at King’s Fork High School (351 King’s Fork Road). Delivery is
available upon request. This fundraiser will help raise money towards participating in the Heritage Gold Festival in Los
Angeles, California in April of next year. Contact band director Jason Taylor by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
calling 923-5240 for more information.
Pride of the Pound!
Congratulations to King’s Fork High School senior Charles Clark for recently receiving the J. William Myers Scholar
Athlete Award — one of two winners in the Southeastern District, which includes 10 high schools in Chesapeake and
Suffolk. Nominated by principal Suzanne Rice who said, “This young man is an outstanding athlete and scholar and is a
perfect candidate for this award. He is an excellent student with a GPA of 4.04 and has taken honors courses all four
years of high school. Charles is also a leader in our school. In his sophomore year, he represented King’s Fork High
School in the Student Leader Summit hosted by the Virginia High School League (VHSL). He demonstrates impeccable manners and respect for his peers and all adults. This young man has never had any disciplinary infraction. Charles truly
is a model student on and off of the field. His athletic and academic records earned him early admission into Virginia
Tech where he will play football on a full scholarship.” Clark is also the third student athlete from King’s Fork High
School in the last four years to receive this award. The J. William Myers Scholar Athlete Award is given to the best
student athlete in the Southeastern District. The award is named for J. William Myers, who retired from teaching and
coaching with 42 years of service to Chesapeake Public Schools. This annual award is given to one female and one male
senior athlete in recognition of his dedication and service to the student athletes of the Southeastern District. Call King’s
Fork High activities director Randy Jessee at 923-5240 for more information.
Congratulations to King’s Fork High School rising senior Nicoles Williams who has been selected to join 20 other
high school students from across the nation to participate in a two-week summer Science Academy program, sponsored
by BASF – The Chemical Company. He will participate in the program, held July 15 – 25 at Fairleigh Dickinson
University in New Jersey, which is located near the BASF American headquarters. BASF will cover the cost for the
student’s participation including travel to New Jersey, program tuition, meals and all other related expenses. The
company, which has a location in Suffolk on Wilroy Road, recruited high-achieving students with a proven interest in
chemistry as well as plans to pursue higher education and a career in a science or technology related field. BASF is
partnering with Fairleigh Dickinson University to offer the Science Academy as an on-campus residential program that
will give students a preview of college living. Call Beverly Nedab at BASF at 538-5158 for more information.
King’s Fork High Schools, annual Unify to Beautify day, which was set for Saturday, June 1st, had a great turnout. Band members, ROTC, students, volunteers from the community, parents, faculty and staff joined together in beautifying the campus. Flowers were planted, weeding and hedge trimming, and picking up trash consumed most of the day. Also, benches and pots of flowers were placed in the courtyard in memory of one of our former students, Amanda Legrande. A cookout and entertainment ended the day. Many thanks to all that participated. For more information, contact coach Randy Jessee, AD at 923-5240.