Family members: I have two older brothers and one younger brother.
Favorite subject: Music theory and band; music enthralls me and I hope to make it a future career.
Activities: I am active in band, choir and peer listening.
Next steps: After high school I wish to attend college for music.
Career goals: I wish to privately teach music while owning a music store.
Heroes: Mr. Thomas Mayfield; he has inspired me to think creatively.
Rather than being in November, this year's fifth annual MiniTHON was held in February, providing a shining light in the dreariness of the winter months. After a long 24 hours, students were proud to hear they raised more than $61,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund.
When the school's attention was not on MiniTHON, students showed their pride for winter sports. Although both the girls and boys basketball teams lost in the Colonial League semi-finals, their spirits remain high for the District 11 play-offs.
T'was the second semester and all through the halls, well, the school just kept going with nary a pause. New schedules, new classes, new scarves, gloves, and jackets, but students went on with their tried-and-true habits.
Family members: Parents, Barbara and James Nichols; younger sister Christy
Favorite subject: My favorite subjects include dance and finance. Having my favorite activity, dance, also as my major at LVPA makes it enjoyable to come to school each day. And for finance, it is a class I can relate directly to life and is taught in a way that cuts to the point while still in a fun environment.
Next steps: I plan on going to college with a major in dance and a minor in business.
The Swain School's third annual community commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held at the school Jan.21.
The program, "A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Day of Remembrance, Celebration and Service" was is open to families in the community, and included age-appropriate educational sessions, discussions and musical performances around the theme, "Courageous Conversations."