April 5, 202
Co-Head of School, Mrs. Casey Hitchcock was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hitchcock was initiated at Marymount University as a doctor of education student in the Education Leadership and Organizational Innovation Program.
Hitchcock is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."
More About Phi Kappa Phi
Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $1 million to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit this link.
Mechanicsville, Virginia - Hanover High School
With a few competitions under their belts, the athletes on the Lynnhaven Lynx Track and Field Team have pushed their limits and exceeded their own expectations with new personal records being met.
On April 27th, the team traveled to Mechanicsville, VA and took on host school Hanover High School in addition to four other schools in the Richmond area. There were several new PRs set on the varsity squad. Junior, Omar Loiseau, regularly competes in the 100 meter dash, where he set a new personal record of 13.90 seconds. Sophomores,Tori Lortz, Yaquae Meyers, and Ellington Burnette also set new personal records in their events with Lortz running 34.94 seconds in the 200 meter dash, Meyers throwing 13 feet 8.5 inches in the shot put event, and Burnette throwing 27 feet 1 inch in shot put as well. Freshman, Joey Hitchcock, placed a personal best in the shot put event with a 16 foot throw.
In the junior varsity section, 8th grader Jaylen Hayes set a new personal best in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:18.94.
The track and field team will compete in their next meet with Charles City High School on May 12th at 4:30pm.