Valwood in the News

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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Valwood students give to Sheriff’s Boys Ranch

December 14, 2021

Valwood School participates each year in a holiday service project, one of many held throughout the school year. During the last few years, the holiday service project has benefited the Georgia Sheriffs Boys Ranch, school officials said in a statement. Every grade level from pre-K through 12th are asked to [...]

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Six Valiants recognized on All-Region Team

December 10, 2021

The Valwood Valiants had six players make the GISA Region 3-3A All-Region Team.Six more Valiants were All-Region Honorable Mentions. Senior linebacker Demetris Rosier, sophomore wide receiver Jabari Baker, senior wide receiver Tajh Sanders, senior running back Noah Pettigrew, junior defensive end/tight end Worth Kimbro and sophomore offensive lineman Conner Hutto [...]

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PRICE: Veteran appreciates Valwood ceremony

November 30, 2021

Recently, I had the honor and privilege of participating in a Veterans Day Celebration at Valwood School. Several weeks before, I received in the mail a handwritten letter from a Valwood eighth-grader, Libby Carroll. In the letter, Libby explained that her school would be hosting a celebration honoring America’s veterans [...]

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Coach of the Week: Justin Henderson

November 18, 2021

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Another Thursday means it’s time to honor another Coach of the Week, with the first round of the postseason in the books. Our week 13 Coach of the Week is Justin Henderson of Valwood. For Henderson and the Valiants, what a week it was, going on [...]

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Making a Splash

November 15, 2021

Valwood swimmer Bethany Glen made a splash Thursday morning. Glen, an incoming senior from Missouri, signed a letter of intent to swim for Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., making her the first Valwood swimmer to compete at the collegiate level. "I feel very honored," Glen said. "I know some other [...]

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Valwood honors South Georgia veterans

November 11, 2021

Valwood School celebrated veterans and active-duty military Wednesday morning. Starting 14 years ago with only 32 veterans in attendance, the 2021 program honored more than 150 veterans, school officials said in a statement. Three of the 2021 attendees were veterans of World War II. Middle school students make up the chorus [...]

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