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Valwood tennis star Burns signs with Mercer

April 29, 2022

Fresh off of leading the Valwood boys tennis team to the state semifinals, senior Howell Burns had plenty of options to consider but not many for tennis. Having been accepted to Auburn University, Clemson University, Louisiana State University, the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee, Valwood's No. 1 [...]

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Turning Heel: Valwood’s Pettigrew signs with UNC

April 28, 2022

For Noah Pettigrew, a long, winding journey finally brought him down Tobacco Road. The Valwood two-sport athlete and 2019 GHSA Class 6A state champion wrestler signed a letter of intent with the University of North Carolina Wednesday morning. "North Carolina has always been my dream school," Pettigrew said. "This means [...]

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Valwood student sings for Kemp

April 27, 2022

A Valwood School student performed a country song for Gov. Brian Kemp during a recent visit. Valwood eighth grader Jed Respess was asked to perform Johnny Cash's 'Ragged Old Flag' recently at an event for Kemp, school officials said in a statement. Respess' first performance of 'Ragged Old Flag' was [...]

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Student to attend Clemson camp

April 26, 2022

Valwood junior Kaytibeth Music will attend Clemson University’s Summer Scholars Vet Camp for rising 10th-12th graders. Students who apply to this selective program must have a weighted grade point average above 3.3, school officials said in a statement. Students who attend the program learn more about animals and animal industries [...]

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Student to attend Senior Engineering Camp

April 25, 2022

Valwood junior Scott Giddens will be attending Auburn University’s competitive Senior Tigers Engineering Camp this summer. "Rising senior, future engineers are provided unique opportunities at this residential camp," school officials said in a statement. During the course of the week, students will explore the different engineering majors while participating in [...]

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Student accepted to UGA business program

April 25, 2022

Valwood sophomore Charley Shenton was accepted into the the Accelerated Business Program. It is a highly selective, pre-collegiate program for exceptional high school rising juniors and seniors that provides an inside track on the various fields of business with a focus on the career paths of the high-demand fields, school officials said [...]

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Valwood senior invited to pre-med program

April 8, 2022

Valwood senior Chloe Lynn Collins was invited to be interviewed for the prestigious Mercer Special Consideration Program for Pre-Med. This is an “invitation only” event and an incredibly competitive process, school officials said in a statement. Generally, 18-20 incoming freshmen are selected each year for this special program. Complete applications for SCP were [...]

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Valwood Mock Trial competes in state finals

April 5, 2022

The Valwood Mock Trial team competed in the Georgia Mock Trial state finals recently. The Valiants earned their place in the state finals after finishing as the District VI runners-up at an earlier competition. Their ticket was punched with a victory over the defending state champion team from Jonesboro High [...]

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Overcome and excel: Valwood’s Jack Greene signs with Covenant College

March 17, 2022

When he was 2 years old, Jack Greene was diagnosed with leukemia. Jack underwent three years of chemotherapy, then needed surgeries on both of his Achilles tendons – leaving the thought of ever playing sports in doubt. Despite those odds, the Valwood baseball standout put pen to paper on his [...]

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Valwood Swim Team Makes Waves in GISA Competition

February 24, 2022

Four years ago, a swim program did not exist at Lowndes County’s Valwood School. Today, swimming is one of 13 athletic programs at the school, and in that short time, the Valiants have made a significant splash in GISA competition.  “My goal of starting the team was to provide another [...]

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