Valwood in the News

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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Valwood mock trial wins championship

February 21, 2022

The Valwood Mock Trial team captured the Georgia Mock Trial 2022 Region 1 Championship after four rounds of head-to-head competition. The 2022 competitions began virtually, for the second consecutive year, as a result of state-wide COVID-19 protocols, school officials said in a statement. “We thought we were only going to have [...]

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Valwood names 2022 STAR student

February 18, 2022

Valwood senior George Tidmore is the Valwood School 2022 STAR student. The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition award is given to the graduating senior who has achieved the highest score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test in one sitting, while meeting other program requirements, including being among the Top 10 percent of [...]

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Family ties: Valwood’s Adair Rodemaker signs with Lenoir-Rhyne

February 17, 2022

Valwood senior volleyball star Adair Rodemaker completed a rare trifecta Thursday morning. Adair, daughter of former Valdosta High head football coach Alan Rodemaker, signed a letter of intent with Division II Lenoir-Rhyne University. Adair joins older brothers Tate and Bo Rodemaker as the third member of the Rodemaker family to [...]

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Valwood students place Science Bowl

February 9, 2022

A team of Valwood middle school students placed second in their first-ever regional competition for the 2022 National Science Bowl against 14 other private and public-school teams from around Georgia. Team members are Winter Simpson, Olivia Shen, Kennedy Paylo, Haley Hardy and Kreea Chakraborty, school officials said in a statement. [...]

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Valwood’s Sanders, Del Vecchio sign Wednesday

February 3, 2022

It's been a long, winding road for Valwood wide receiver Tajh Sanders. After being one of five Valdosta players ruled ineligible after findings of recruiting violations following the 2020 season, Sanders eventually found a new home with the Valiants. On National Signing Day, Sanders found his college home – signing [...]

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Jevelia Co. comes to Art Park

January 11, 2022

Jevelia Co. is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that created the Page-Turners & Paints Pantry, which can be found in the Art Park, 605 N. Patterson St. The Page-Turners & Paints Pantry is the brain-child of Julia and Evelyn Soshnik who attend Valwood School, arts center representatives said in a [...]

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