Mills E. Godwin High School


Mills E. Godwin High School
Mills E. Godwin High School
Address
2101 Pump Road
Henrico, Virginia 23238
Information
School type Public high school
Motto "Eagle Pride"
Founded 1980
School district Henrico County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Patrick Russo
Principal Mrs. Armbruster
Assistant Principals Mrs. Leigh Dunavant
Ms. Sandy Justice
Mr. Michael Massa
Mr. Steve Sukonick
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,984  (2010-2011)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)               Red, White, and Black
Mascot Eagle (represented by a Bald Eagle)
Newspaper 'The Eagles Eyrie'
Yearbook 'The Statesman'
Athletic Conference Virginia High School League
AAA Central Region
AAA Colonial District
Website

Mills Edwin Godwin High School is located in The West End of Henrico County, Virginia. The school, operated by Henrico County Public Schools.

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History

Godwin High School opened in 1980. There are over 2,000 students in the student body. Douglas S. Freeman High School and Deep Run High School are Godwin's biggest rivals. The school was named in honor of Mills E. Godwin Jr. (1914–1999) who was Governor of Virginia for two terms.

Newspaper

The school newspaper is called the Eagles' Eyrie and is largely student-run. English teacher Chip Carter oversees the project as of July 2011 as Journalism and its prerequisite, Journalism Skills, are both elective courses. Issues are released every three weeks on friday.

Club Achievements

Mills E. Godwin High School is the founder of the Junior Zookeepers of America. The Junior Zookeepers of America was started in the Fall of 2008 by five founding members. The club has helped raise zoological and ecological awareness in the high school as well as to the campuses of many universities. The club has recently been established at VCU, Virginia Tech, Radford, and JMU by founding members of the JZA chapter of Mills E. Godwin.

Math, Science, and Technology Center

Godwin High School is famous for its Center for Math, Science, and Technology. This program allows students to excel in the areas of math and science, provides unique and innovative learning experience through specialized courses, and promotes the expansion of opportunities for individual students. This speciality center provides qualified students the opportunity to pursue their special interests while completing their requirements for graduation. Specialty Center students are required to enter science competitions at least once a year. Most of the time, these students perform exceptionally well.[citation needed]

Chorus

The Choral program at Mills E. Godwin High School is taught by Sherri Matthews. The classes include Eagles Combination (non-select mixed choir), Musical Illusions (select womens choir), A capella (select women's choir), Debut (select show choir), and Madrigals (select mixed choir). All choirs receive high rankings.[citation needed] The choirs perform all over the Richmond area and are often in high demand.[citation needed] The choir program also travels once a year to different parts of the nation.[citation needed] Also, outside of the school hours, there is a male barbershop quartet and a female beauty shop quartet which have both been the highest scoring youth quartets in the Middle Eastern Division since they have started.[citation needed]

Band

The Mills E. Godwin Marching Eagles are one of the most renowned marching bands in Virginia.[citation needed] Their 2010 show James Bond can be seen on November 6th, 2010 at their annual field show. Curtis Franklin also played James Bond. The selections in this years show include Fight or Flight, Port au Prince, The World is Not Enough and Revenge.

The band and chorus recently performed at the Avery Fisher Hall in the Lincoln Center in New York.

Sporting achievements

  • Baseball- Led to two State Championships (1987 and 1999) Their best team, however, was 2005
  • Golf- 4 straight state championships (1994-1997)
  • Tennis (boys)- 13 AAA State Championships, most recently in 2009.
  • Tennis (girls)- many AAA State Champions, currently four consecutive (2007-2010).
  • Cross Country (boys)- 2009 team was district champions, regional runners-up, and 5th at the State Meet.
  • Football - Central Region Champions 1984, 1988; Colonial District Champions 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989,1990, 2000, 2003
  • Soccer (girls)- 2008, 2009, 2010 District Champions; 2009 Regional Championsl 2009 State Finalists
  • Soccer (boys)- Won the HSL soccer tournament every year since 1995; Became the first Central Region team to win the AAA State Championship by finishing undefeated in 2003. The 2003 boys soccer team also finished the Spring season as the top team in the nation, recognized by Soccer America magazine, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and Studentsports.com.[1]
  • Track (boys) Won the schools first District Championship in the indoor season of 09-10 as well as the outdoor season of 09-10.
  • Cheerleading - 2010 Won districts and is currently in the running for states
  • Boys Volleyball-2006 District Champions[citation needed]
  • Godwin High School Winterguard - 2010 First Place at four competions, Second place winner at Atlantic Indoor Association Championships (Located at Grassfield High School)

References

External links

Coordinates: 37°37′11.6″N 77°36′17.8″W / 37.619889°N 77.604944°W / 37.619889; -77.604944


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