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Valley High School hosts open house

VALLEY – The Chambers County School District continued its series of scheduled open house events Tuesday with a student presentation and tour at Valley High School.

Guests were greeted at the main entrance by school mascot Rambo and varsity cheerleaders.

Activities began in the school’s media center, where several students shared their personal experiences of campus life.

Most of the students who spoke, and those who participated in guided tours, were members of the Rambassadors, a select group of individuals who have displayed good character and serve as mentors for their classmates, as well as school representatives at community events.

Many are also dual-enrollment students, meaning that they qualify to take college-credit courses through Southern Union State Community College while still in high school.

Southern Union President Todd Shackett was among the attendees and informed some of the students about scholarship opportunities in their specific fields of interest.

“Our administrators, faculty, staff, custodians, and lunchroom employees all work closely together to give our students a healthy, safe, and productive environment in which to learn,” Valley High Principal Dr. Sherry Ashe said. “We have one of the best senior classes we’ve ever had, and some great juniors are coming along behind them.”

One of the newer musical education courses at Valley is a guitar class, which has grown so rapidly that intermediate and advanced levels are both currently being offered.

Following the student presentations, attendees were taken on a tour of the entire campus, led by Dr. Ashe. They then returned to the media center and enjoyed a variety of refreshments.