The Treaty

A Look into the Entrepreneurship Strand of the EBA

K.I.T.E gives bracelets to health care workers.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

June 5, 2020

Of the many aspects of the Entrepreneurship and Business Academy, the Entrepreneurship strand is one of the most complex. From Incubator to Accelerator to Advanced E and I, this route requires a lot of students, but creates many questions: how do the businesses run? How are these minors able to gain...

Keeping the Peace: How The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Stays Connected

“I can’t speak for my siblings, but for me, our youth group has grounded me, its given me some sense of normalness. I was in one of my community groups for high school girls and we didn’t do anything related to the Bible but we just played games and it was so much fun, I sorta forgot about how quarantine has kept us away from each other,” Caroline Daugherty, 15, said. For Daugherty, keeping up with members of another group also helps her stay close to others and connect with them, as well.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

In a time where gathering is discouraged in an effort to keep each other safe, people have had to put get-togethers, gatherings, and meetings on hold. Many people have avoided meeting in large groups when possible and made an effort to stay inside. This has led various groups to cease activities, esp...

ICDC Qualifiers Discuss Feelings on Cancelation

DECA members qualify for ICDC.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

April 23, 2020

Since freshman year, DECA has become a staple in my high school experience. Nothing could replace the connections I’ve made or the opportunities DECA gave me. However, the coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancelation of the national DECA tournament (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee.    Being...

Commitment to Catering: The Kempsville Students Who Cook

Students in catering making homemade Gnocchi with different sauces and toppings.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

At monthly staff meetings, clubs, and faculty events, there is a line up of a wide variety of food. However, who makes the food? The answer is the catering students of Kempsville. To a majority of people, catering may only appear as making and serving food, but in reality, it goes beyond that. Kempsville...

Kempsville High School is Starting a Debate Team

Jenkins prepared a slideshow to introduce the different debate styles, as well as the positive impacts of joining a debate team.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

English Teacher Charlotte Jenkins is rekindling the idea of a competitive debate team at Kempsville High School. The Debate Team will compete against other Virginia Beach Schools in different styles of debate, such as Lincoln-Douglas (one-on-one debating).    Jenkins hosted an interest meeting for the D...

Young Republicans Invite Congressional Candidate to Kempsville

Ben Loyola (R), speaking about his campaign to the Young Republicans and other students at Kempsville

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11, Congressional Candidate for the 2nd district of Virginia Ben Loyola came and spoke to students at Kempsville High School in association with the Young Republicans Club. “My parents instilled in me the importance of education,” said Loyola, introducing himself, “My first...

Pasta for Pennies Raises Money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series

Poster promotes the Pasta for Pennies program.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

February 10, 2020

For 23 years, Kim Manoso, marketing teacher and DECA sponsor, has organized the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Each year, students contribute donations that go toward the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series. These donations fund a range of services such as finding cures for blood cancers or givi...

Kempsville Fills February with Events for Black History Month

Kempsville Fills February with Events for Black History Month

Jakelynn Credle and Sydney Haulenbeek

February 5, 2020

Kempsville High School has filled the whole month of February with activities to bring more recognition to Black History Month.    Kempsville plans to play movies in the auditorium almost every day that represent the accomplishments of African Americans. Some movies selected include “The Color Purple...

The Interact Club Volunteers to Aid Students in Reading

A member of the Interact Club reads with a young student at Diamond Spring Elementary School on January 25.

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Every Saturday, the hallways and classrooms of Diamond Spring Elementary School are occupied by kindergarteners, first graders, teachers, volunteers, and knowledge for six weeks as students take part in one-to-one reading, as well as math skills in small groups, run by Horizons Hampton Roads.  &n...

GSA Plants Tulips in the Courtyard

GSA students posing with their tulip planting supplies after they finished planting.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Kempsville’s Gay-Straight Alliance, GSA, sponsored by Mr. Philip Strickland and Ms. Winona Davis, planted tulip bulbs on Wednesday, January 8, with the goal of bringing more greenery to the courtyard.    “I wanted to bring some color to the courtyard. My room is on the courtyard, I l...

Leadership Workshop Staff Catches Student Attention

Leadership Workshop staff at Roundup, where they encouraged students to attend by way of song and dance.

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

 Leadership Workshop is a camp-based type activity headed by the school for students and faculty as a way to bond and become closer to other students through group activities.   Throughout the halls, students have seen the Leadership Workshop staff walking around with balloons, to find wa...

Emotional Plays Highlight The Night of One Acts

In the center stands Jennie Touchton, sophomore, who played Jo. She is surrounded by her emotions, in what started as a party, as the separate sides try to convince her whether or not to commit suicide. Chavito Allen, who played hope, is missing from the scene.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

January 14, 2020

On January 10 and 11 Kempsville’s Drama Club put on their annual Night of One Acts, presenting “I Hate Love,” “Serial Killer Barbie” and “The Message.” Two of the plays performed, “I Hate Love” and “Serial Killer Barbie,” were student-directed, with senior Rhianna Rebholz directin...