Track Returns To Bath County High School

Warm Springs, VA – Track is returning to Bath County High School as a spring sport. At the Bath School Board meeting Tuesday night, the board heard a request to restore the track team from high school principal Pete Pitard and coach Daphne Davidson. Thirty five students have expressed interest in competing and parents have volunteered to help and raise money.

Coaches will volunteer their time and money will be donated for uniforms. In addition to restoring track, the request also included asking for funding from the board to pay for transportation costs. The board voted to provide one thousand dollars to cover the costs.

Track had been discontinued at Bath County High School due to budget cuts and a low numbers of students participating. School Board member Barbara Waldeck said track was restored because of the number of interested students and the number of adults committed to helping. Practice gets underway on February 21.

Also on Tuesday night School Superintendent Sue Hirsh reported that Valley Elementary School received the 2011 Board of Education Competence to Excellence Award. The award recognizes that Valley has met all state and federal benchmarks for two consecutive years.

A number of band students were recognized at the meeting for being selected for All Area Honor Band and All District Honor Band. Bath County High School student Melanie Baughan was selected to audition for All State Band, based on her district band audition.

And Jeff Ford was appointed as girls softball assistant coach and the board accepted the resignation of Valley Elementary cafeteria employee Brenda Braxton effective at the end of the school year.

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