The Treaty

The Treaty’s Editor-in-Chief Recognized as Student Journalist of the Year

Haulenbeek accepts the Colonel Charles E. Scholarship.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

May 27, 2020

Recently, the Virginia High School League, or VHSL, recognized Senior Sydney Haulenbeek as the Student Journalist of the Year. With this honor came the Colonel Charles E. Savedge Student Journalist Scholarship for $500 to the applicant’s college or university of choice. The scholarship is awarded to...

K-Pop Dance Covers and Climbing: Social Distancing and Student Hobbies

Andre Mas practicing on a crack climbing training frame that he made in his backyard.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2020

As schools have been closed and students are responsible for less schoolwork, time opens up in previously busy lives. Some students, such as Amara Cross and Andre Mas, have taken this opportunity to spend more time working on their hobbies.    Cross, who is the founder and president of K...

The Stress of Success: How School Affects Students’ Health

“Right now, I realize that school dominates most of my time. Most people would say school, but I don’t want that to be my most important thing. I want to focus more on my spiritual side, because I feel like I’ve been putting that on the back burner because of school, so I want my most important thing to be God and I’m working towards that,” Jada Jones said. Jones, 17, wants the most important aspect of her life to be her connection with God and not school.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Imagine having to study for an important test for math. The grade from this test could greatly impact the overall grade in the class. However, a paper must also be written for English, due in the near future. Along with this, time must also be set aside for a science project. On top of this, consider needin...

Everyday Objects as Fashion: Safety Pins and Paperclips

Abigail Knights, senior, wearing a lock and key as a necklace at her place of work, a daycare.  Photo via her Instagram, @abbyknightess.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

March 23, 2020

Fashion is subjective, and entirely up to the person wearing it. Some Kempsville students have come up with more creative options in choosing their jewelry and dress, dipping into incorporating everyday objects into their fashion.     Senior Abigail Knightes describes her fashion sense as “altern...

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Accepts Kempsville Student

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Accepts Kempsville Student

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

People in the fine arts, whether it be acting, singing, or playing an instrument, often have to endure the word “no” when auditioning for roles and schools within their field. Whether it be that only one person is needed or someone fits a part better, participants in the arts learn quickly that ...

Fighting Blood Cancers One Donation at a Time: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year

lyzabeth Bridgham has been nominated as a candidate for the LLS Student of the Year.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Students at Kempsville High School may have noticed the event described on the morning announcements for each homeroom class. The homeroom that raises the most money for blood cancer research will receive a free Olive Garden lunch. This event was organized by sophomore student Alyzabeth Bridgham.  ...

Showing Chief Pride, One Brick at a Time

The final project spells ‘CHIEFS’ in red bricks.

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Some students at Kempsville High School may remember the transition of the courtyard from grass to mulch. A similar transition from grass to brick has been put in place on the exterior of the school, next to the gym doors.    This project was the brainchild of Robert Smith. Smith is a seni...

Home Away from Home: Hailee Eiker’s Experience as a Foreign Exchange Student

Hailee Eiker, 18, went to Germany as a foreign exchange student during her junior year. While she was away, Eiker was able to make new friends, family, and fond memories.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Foreign exchange students come from all over the world to experience different cultures during their time in school. They use foreign exchange programs as an opportunity to meet new people of diverse backgrounds, learn about the various culture and customs of an unfamiliar country, and experience new mom...

Student Campaigning Begins in High School

“The best moment was being able to have a productive conversation with the other side, the Democrats. I had a conversation with a lady for a good couple of hours at an event. We were able to civilly debate and kinda come together with our similarities. That was a very cool experience,” said senior Austin Kinnear. Kinnear has met many people though campaigning, which he credited as one of the positive aspects he gains from campaigning.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

High school students are encouraged to be involved in and out of school in many ways. One student may be practicing with their teammates, working on new routines and strategies in order to succeed in their next game. Another may be spending their Saturday afternoon working in a soup kitchen, feeding the ...

Senior Photos Teach Body Positivity While Introducing Students to Modeling

Ryle Lancaster modeling at All the Rage in Virginia Beach.

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

It was the start of their senior year, and seniors Elena Diaz, Sydney Evertsen, and Ryle Lancaster chose photographer Dan Trevino to do their senior photos, commemorating their last year as high schoolers before graduating. Because all of them were from Kempsville High School, Trevino decided to do a...

Coming Together Through Culture: Patricia Hansen Casquinho

Patricia Hansen Casquinho,15, is from Hamburg, Germany, but was born and raised in Portugal, as her father is Portuguese. Casquinho came to America and hoped to share her culture as well as learn more about Kempsville’s during her stay.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Most people dream of traveling to a different country at some point in their lives. However, some students have taken the initiative to use the time of their youth to travel and learn more about the world one country and school at a time. Many students, like Patricia Casquinho, have decided to use a foreign e...

EBA Student Starts Nonprofit to Plant Trees in Kempsville Area and Beyond

Evan Nied handing out saplings to departing Kempsville students at the end of the day on December 13 as part of his Planting Shade mission

Paxton Coley, Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

In Kempsville’s Entrepreneurship and Business Academy students work to start and build their own businesses. Sophomore Evan Nied, however, has already started, and been running, a flourishing nonprofit called Planting Shade.   “My goal is to plant as many trees as possible,” says Nied,...