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Glenvar High School unveils renovations

By Kelsey Bartlett
Glenvar High School was decked in green and gold, even more so than usual, on Friday, May 20, for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the school’s completed renovations. Students and school board members gathered around the main entrance as a handful of speakers took to the podium, recalling anecdotes from the two-year renovation process,... »

A Glenvar graduate shines against all odds

By Tom Gasparoli
She was found wrapped in a blanket behind a trashcan, crying and alone in grave danger. A baby, maybe three months old out in the elements, with no name, no home. Maybe no tomorrow at all. It was the first day of January, 1997, in the city of Qingdao, in the province of Shandong,... »

Football not the only high note for Glenvar

By Submitted
SALEM – Glenvar High School has certainly experienced some successes during the 2014-15 school year, and the Marching Highlanders are no exception. Band director Zac Sweeney is excited about this year’s accomplishments, and looking forward to some upcoming events and changes in store for the band program. The Marching Highlanders are typically involved in... »

Glenvar students practice Life Skills

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – They cheerfully deliver mail to residents in the Recovery and Care Center, wipe off tables in the cafeteria, wrap utensils in the kitchen and help out in other ways around the Richfield Living campus. The helpers are six Glenvar High School students in the Life Skills class. Volunteering at Richfield helps those... »

GHS breaks ground for school for next 50 years

By Meg Hibbert
GLENVAR – The current Glenvar High School has stood for 50 years. On Tuesday, June 17, school board members, administrators and teachers took turns turning shovels of dirt for the new version of the school, which they expect to last for the next 50. Almost as soon as the last students were out of... »

Glenvar sends 135 students into the world

By Meg Hibbert
GLENVAR – The Class of 2014 at Glenvar High School set phenomenal records. Not only were there 15 valedictorians – who were all No. 1 in their class with grade point averages of over 4.0 – but a whopping 64 percent the 135 graduates achieved GPAs of 3.0 or above. Principal Joe Hafey bragged... »

Brown experiences Hungarian Christmas customs

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Christmas in Hungary separates the religious celebration of the Christ Child’s birth from the gift-giving festivities, Melissa Brown discovered. For two Christmases, the 2002 Glenvar High School graduate experienced Christmas as Hungarians celebrate it. She was known as “Brown Nover” or “Sister Brown” while she was a missionary for her church, Jesus... »

Parade magic makes us all children again

By Meg Hibbert
You could see it in the eyes of little children and big ones. The Salem Christmas Parade makes little kids of us all again, no matter what your age. It started with 9-year-old Brenden Steele turning the switch to light the Salem Christmas Tree in the parking lot of the Salem Farmers’ Market. The... »

Salem resident wins Miss Virginia USA

By Meg Hibbert
BRISTOL – Arielle Rosmarino of Salem has won the Miss Virginia USA competition in Bristol. Rosmarino, who is 22, graduated from Glenvar High School and before her crowning Saturday night, Nov. 16, was the current Miss Fredericksburg USA. Before that she was Miss Harrisonburg USA. Rosmarino will now represent Virginia at the 2014 Miss... »

Trading volleyball shoes for high heels

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Most Salem fans know Barrett Kemp as a star volleyball player for Salem High School. But this weekend the 17-year-old is trading her athletic shoes for high heels – and if she’s lucky, a crown. The SHS senior is competing in her first pageant, vying for the title of Miss Virginia Teen USA.... »