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Best Stories of 2019-2020

Best Stories of 2019-2020

Sydney Haulenbeek, Paxton Coley, and Janelle Camba

June 5, 2020

As this is our final post of the school year this story varies from our normal, as it is a commemoration of our journalists on the work they have done as well as is a showcase of their best pieces. It takes a significant amount of time to research, produce, and edit every piece that goes up each day, an...

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...

EBA Students Graduate with TCC Associates Degrees

EBA Students Graduate with TCC Associates Degrees

Cate Benedict, Staff Writer

June 4, 2020

Out of the 91 graduating seniors from the Entrepreneurship and Business Academy at Kempsville High School, 17 of them have completed 61 credit hours and are getting their Business Administration Associate’s Degrees alongside their highschool diplomas. May 11 was supposed to be the graduation ceremony...

“Lovebirds”: An Unconventional Romantic Comedy

“Lovebirds”: An Unconventional Romantic Comedy

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

June 3, 2020

“Lovebirds” is best described as an untraditional romantic comedy. The story follows Jibran and Leilani, a bickering couple, on an adventure involving murder, blackmail, and a secret society of wealthy creeps. If I hadn’t seen the trailer, I would’ve assumed this was the wrong movie.  ...

AP Trail Blazers: First Group of Students Complete the AP Capstone Program

This model, via College Board, details how seniors in the AP Capstone program get recognized for their work.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

At this time, many students are completing their last assignments and submitting their final works as the school year comes to a close. From regular students aiming to turn in their work on time in an effort to pass their respective grade, to seniors preparing to graduate, students are doing their best...

The Powerful Message of “The Way Back”

“The Way Back” starring Ben Afflack

Jakelynn Credle, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

Ben Affleck stars in the movie “The Way Back” as a man who has fallen from grace. Affleck plays Jack Cunningham, a divorced man who has lost his child to cancer which leads him to become an alcoholic.   “The Way Back” presents a fight for family and the need to make differences in...

Senior Meeting Details Graduation(s) for the Class of 2020

Senior Meeting Details Graduation(s) for the Class of 2020

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2020

On Thursday, May 28, Principal Melissa George hosted another senior meeting detailing the events of graduation during the closures of COVID-19. Previously, on May 7, plans had not yet been made; however, now there are set dates for both a virtual graduation and for in-person graduations.   Seniors’...

How to Participate in the Digital Yearbook Keepsake for Seniors

How to Participate in the Digital Yearbook Keepsake for Seniors

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

The achievements of Kempsville High School’s class of 2020 graduating seniors will not go overlooked, despite the changes made to the graduation ceremonies. In order to honor the seniors, the KHS Counseling Department is creating a Digital Yearbook Keepsake for the graduating class.   School...

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...

Kempsville Celebrates Birthdays via Instagram

“They are the greatest in how they have handled this situation and how they have taken care of their students and their own families during this time. I am so proud to be a Chief,” Meghan Timlin, 39, says to colleagues and staff who are also working hard during this time.

Mylynn Hopper, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Due to the inconveniences caused by  COVID-19, people have had to put their lives on pause physically. Many people haven’t been able to meet with friends, family, and others in order to stay safe. Without being able to meet with other people, celebrations have been difficult to conduct. However, this...

Class of 2020 Set to Have Individual Graduations

More information concerning senior events for Kempsville High School.

Sydney Haulenbeek, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2020

VBCPS has made a decision concerning the graduation status of the Class of 2020.   “VBSchools has settled on a monthlong [sic] series of events and displays planned throughout the city that congratulate the efforts of more than 4800 young people,” they said on Tuesday, May 19, in an email...

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Newspaper Student Begins Pen Pal Program

Jack Shupe, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Summer is a hard time for many high schoolers who aren’t able to see friends, and with  the quarantine, that desire for friendship can become compounded. Hence, the creation of the Pen Pal Program.   I created the program in order to make a bridge between different groups of people that...