R. Campbell, an eighth grade student in Mr. Applegate's American History class recently won a contest sponsored by The History Channel and Monticello. The contest was an art-based project that encouraged students to connect Thomas Jefferson with their hometown. The contest asked students to submit an original handmade postcard addressing the following theme: While Thomas Jefferson lived over two hundred years ago, we believe he is still relevant today. The contest included $10,000 in prize money and a chance to see the student's work featured on Monticello website. Campbell and another 8th grade PJHS students competed with thousands of other students from around the country and worldwide. Miss Campbell won the Monticello Award of $350, and her work will be displayed on the Monticello website as well as at the Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home in Charlottesville, Virginia.
O. Ramey, 3rd grader at Portsmouth Elementary is one of only twelve students across the state of Ohio to have their posters selected by the Ohio State Fire Marshall's office for display at the Ohio State Fair. Pictured with O. Ramey are Capt. Eeric Green from the Portsmouth Fire Dept., her parents Jeff and Lara Ramey, Jason Corwin from the State Fire Marshall's Office and PES Art Teacher, Mrs. Jill Kolar.
"Hollywood Nights" was the theme of Portsmouth High School's Jr./Sr. Prom held Saturday, April 20th. The Grand March was held in the PHS Auditeria and the Dinner and Dance moved to the Life Center. Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Allard, prom sponsors, would like to thank Jen Schackart (Life Center), the Prom Committee, and all of those who helped make the night a reality.