Valwood in the News

Writing contest winners named

July 26, 2021

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts and its Young Writers League hosted the first “The Art of Writing” contest sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Arts, Guardian Bank and the Greater Valdosta United Way for middle and high school students in Valdosta, Lowndes County and the surrounding [...]

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Valwood’s Gallahan named GISA Volleyball Coach of the Year

July 19, 2021

Valwood head volleyball coach Val Gallahan was named the GISA Volleyball Coach of the Year by the GISA Coaches Association on Monday. Gallahan led the Valiants to the GISA Class 3A State Championship last season, defeating Dominion Christian 3-1 Oct. 10, 2020. The Valiants posted a 20-5 record overall and [...]

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Persaud names STAR student region winner

July 1, 2021

Capri Persaud, a high school senior at Valwood School, has been named a 2021 PAGE STAR student region winner for PAGE STAR Region 10. Persaud selected Joy Owens as her STAR teacher, school officials said in a statement. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program, in its 63rd year, is [...]

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Valwood places sixth at World Finals

June 28, 2021

Valwood School’s lower and middle school Odyssey of the Mind teams had another strong showing at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Orlando, Fla. More than 200 teams from around the world participated in this year’s World Finals. Each team performed and were judged in three categories: long term, [...]

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Valwood duo earn All-Region

June 18, 2021

 Two Valwood Valiants picked up postseason glory as the Georgia Independent School Association recently announced its All-Region awards. Conner Hutto and Harrison Hamsley both made the All-Region team for 3-AAA. Hutto was credited by the Valiants on MaxPreps as sporting a .328 average for the season. He scored 22 runs [...]

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Valwood hosts second annual Summer 3v3 Challenge Soccer Tournament

June 10, 2021

Valwood School hosted the second annual Summer 3v3 Challenge Soccer Tournament on Sunday. The 3v3 tournament is through Challenge Sports and was open for teams ages 6 to adult. Thirty-three teams from across Georgia and Florida were in attendance. Teams were separated by division and competed using 3v3 soccer rules [...]

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Valwood student helps patients stay connected to their healthcare provider

June 2, 2021

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - A high school student is on a mission to help keep patients who don’t have phones, connected to their doctor. George Tidmore, a Valwood student, proposed a phone donation project to Partnership Health Center. “It’s wonderful to be able to help people in our community, especially [...]

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Valwood sends seniors into the world

May 21, 2021

Forty-eight seniors took their first steps into life beyond high school Friday afternoon. Ceremonies for Valwood School’s 51st graduating class took place at Perimeter Road Baptist Church. After the Pledge of Allegiance and opening remarks, the Jefferson Cup was presented to 16 Valwood graduates who had attended the school since [...]

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Valwood soccer teams Region 3-3A Runners Up

May 4, 2021

The Valwood girls’ and boys’ soccer teams secured second place in Region 3-3A. The Valiants and Lady Valiants will compete in the playoffs. Region 3-3A Girls Soccer Player of the Year: MacKenzie Collins Region 3-3A All Region Girls Soccer: MacKenzie Collins, Emma Burnett, Ella Burnett, Madison Shapiro, Kennedy Kimbro, Hanna Svenson [...]

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Valwood advances to virtual world finals

May 4, 2021

Valwood School’s "Odyssey of the Mind" teams had another strong showing at the Georgia state tournament, competing in a virtual platform. The purpose of the competition is to focus on creative problem solving using a team approach, school officials said in a statement. Teams were scored on a combination of points [...]

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