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People all over the state of Virginia are puzzled as to why the Colonial Beach School system has produced so many championships over a short period of time in every sport within its program.
The answer to this mystifying question is rooted deep within the fabric of its elementary school physical fitness process. Coach Steve Swope, an educator for 30 years has seen the formula for success start from the elementary school to the high school. His secret is amplified in one simple mantra. “We grow our own here at Beach.”
Swope, along with the faculty of Colonial Beach Elementary School, would like to congratulate the following students in grades 4-7 for passing all four state physical fitness tests in the spring of 2009. These students have received better than satisfactory test results on pull-ups, curl-ups, V-sit and reach, and the one mile run in respective grades and age groups.
Seventh grade boys: Carlos Bermudez, Matthew Collins, Terrin Dickerson, Keane Foster, Montie Gould, Devante Harris, Markiece Johnson, Brandon Phillips, Lashaad Thompson, LJ West, Cameron McCamey, Michael Aranda.
Seven grade girls: Gabby Brickner, Emily Camlin, Jessie Finotti, Billie Gould, Sarah Governor, Kora Herrod, Hannah Jonas, Taylor Lee, Destiny Pittman, Kaitlyn Proffitt, Jessica Robey, Bridget Robinson, Heaven Thompson, Daizha Turner, Brittany Wilkerson, Kelsie Worrell, Amber Walker.
Sixth grade boys: Robert Beavers, Colin Blandford, Brandon Buzby, Carter Foster, Nick Graves, Marquel Harris, Isaac Miller, Dez’John Parker, Logan Sandy, Kamron Smith, Ryan Thomas, Austin Thompson, Andrai Turner, West Virgil, Tyler Hood, Rory Fitch.
Sixth grade girls: Alexis Burnell, Charlin Callirgos, McKenzie Conway, Cassy Downey, Karlie Frank, Lanisha Gross, Emily Parks, Brooke Payne, Winter Rowe, Alexis Thodos, Haley Gwin.
Fifth grade boys: R.J. Brann, Nathaniel Dazy, Trevor Delane, Joseph Fulcher, Cameron Headley, Owen Hynson, Michael Mothershead, Brandon Robinson, Kyle Walker, Steven Preston, Zach Filopovic.
Fifth grade girls: Meleena Blevins, Shana Callirgos, Tania Dorange; Caitlin Drummond, Layla Frank, Catara Gorham, Mackenzie Monroe, Deniya Newman, Heather Parsons, Brittany Singleton, Tehya McCamey, Manana Morton.
Fourth grade boys: Isaiah Banks, Trey Bowler, Holden Brann, Hunter Bristow, Wyatt Feltner, Christian Foster, Lamar Lucas, Joseph Miller, Quintin Napper, John Parks, A.J. Phillips, Diamonte Proctor, Chance Roy, Alonzo Turner, David Wang.
Fourth grade girls: Michaela Beverly, Lavonda Brown, Courtney Buzby, Katrina Fortune, Amber Jones, Mikaela Lambert, Victoria Nutt, Ashley Proctor, Hannah Seck, Savannah Worrell, Ali Sydnor.
Reprints of photos from this event are available at The Journal's Photo Gallery.