The Talon

Get to Know: Mr. Grooms

Get to Know: Mr. Grooms

Anne Johnakin, Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Mr. Chris Grooms, the new history teacher in the Commonwealth Governor’s School, went to Virginia Tech, obtaining a Bachelor of History and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction, after graduating from Mountain View in 2013. In high school, Grooms was a student of the Commonwealth Governor’s Sch...

Summer Adventures: Carter Avery Attends Navy Training Camp

Summer Adventures: Carter Avery Attends Navy Training Camp

Sara Michel, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

While many students spent their summer mornings sleeping in, Carter Avery (‘19), at the break of dawn, ran miles, and participated in other intensive workouts as a part of his Navy training at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. He spent 2 weeks at the camp, where he learned many leadership qualiti...

Get to Know: Mr. Cotton

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Mr. Cotton is one of our new teachers this year. He teaches Advanced Programming, CyberSecurity, and Computer Science in Room 320 . Get to know him! How long have you been teaching? This is actually my first year. What made you want to be a teacher? I wanted to coach football coming out of high school, and ...

Summer Adventures: Elizabeth Bodolay Gets Deep With Scuba Diving

Summer Adventures: Elizabeth Bodolay Gets Deep With Scuba Diving

Sara Michel, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

This past summer, Elizabeth Bodolay (‘20) learned to scuba diving in the Rappahannock Quarry, and through that experience she also learned about herself. Bodolay went through the depths of the Rappahannock Quarry. She saw different types of animals in the water and saw where each of those animals live...

Marching Towards Success: Drum Majors Ramos and Pearson

Connor Merk, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Marching band season is about halfway done with the 3 night a week practices, football games, and competitions on the weekend winding down. This year, the marching band was led by drum majors Cole Ramos (‘19) and Caroline Pearson (‘20). The drum majors have the duty of leading the band during prac...

In Communication: Getting to Know Scott Kizner, Stafford County’s New Superintendent

In Communication: Getting to Know Scott Kizner, Stafford County’s New Superintendent

Aynsleigh Escher, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

“I don’t like to overpromise and underdeliver.” These words have a history of empty promises- the phrase “actions speak louder than words” is the embodiment of that. However, when new Stafford County Superintendent Scott Kizner says that he doesn't like to overpromise and underdeliver...

14 Delicious Pre-Prom Dinner Spots

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

Fredericksburg dining includes an amazing variety of food, guaranteed to satisfy all tastes, so the Talon has compiled a list of 14 great options for pre-prom dinner. Brock's Riverside Grill: located on the Rappahannock river, Brock’s is a great place for pre-prom dinner. It has a river-view din...

Walking On Motivation

Ernesto Bowen, Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Being a division-1 walk on for most people is a accomplishment for most its a time to be happy and a time to feel as if you have achieved your goal but not for Leroy Thomas the two words "walk on" just makes Thomas work even harder. The stand out senior tackle said, "being a walk on isn't a bad thing....

Spring Trends of Decades

Spring Trends of Decades

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

With spring coming up the new trends are making their big debut. Like all things in history, certain trends are repeating themselves. Certain things we cringe at and others we celebrate. See how we remade big fashion trends from previous decades and made them our own. The 60's "The 60’s w...

World View: Model UN Expands Students’ Horizons

World View: Model UN Expands Students’ Horizons

Connor Merk, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

The Model United Nations club's main purpose is to prepare and attend conferences throughout the year. At these conferences, attendees are given worldly topics and work together to find solutions. Catherine Cata ('18) and Erin McCluskey ('19) have leadership roles in this organization, and describe their...

Makayla Rillamas Wins Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Student Life

Makayla Rillamas ('18) and the other February Students of the Month were featured in the Free Lance Star this week for their accomplishments. The Fredericksburg Optimist Club nominated Rillamas, along with other exemplary students in the country, for her academic and extracurricular achievements...

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