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Junior swims through daily grind

While most of world is still asleep, at 4:45 a.m. David-Christopher Hellams is already in the pool. In his 14th year as a swimmer for Nova of Virginia Aquatics, (NOVA) Hellams swims anywhere from two to five hours every day. As one of the top swimmers in the nation, one would expect the sport to […]

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Trottin’ around the neighborhood

One family’s Thanksgiving tradition has grown and includes many within Godwin community Most Thanksgiving mornings consist of cooking, sleeping in, or maybe playing football. However, junior Jacob Oberle’s family starts their Thanksgiving a different way. The Oberle family likes to start their Thanksgiving with communion, competition, and overall unity by hosting an event called the […]

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Recent Godwin grads offer college perspectives

What are some major differences between high school and college? Freedom! It has been a couple months, and I still sit in awe when a student just stands up in class and walks to the bathroom without asking. Hopefully, I will be brave enough to do so by senior year. On average how many hours are […]

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Godwin freshman runs her own business

    Balancing schoolwork and a part-time job can be challenging, requiring flexibility, communication, and time management. Freshman Bella Geary has learned to tackle these challenges through running her own business. Geary owns and operates Open When, a personalized letter company. The company sells pre-made packages of customizable cards and letters tailored to different life […]

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Godwin military families share sacrifices

The Godwin community has many students and staff with close family ties with former U.S. veterans. With those ties come stories that should be shared; for the families of veterans are able to offer unique perspectives and accounts of the sacrifices that both their veteran family members and themselves have made. Six Godwin students and […]

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Former Most Valuable Eagles

Personal. Respect. Integrity. Dedication. Excellence. What makes an MVE? In 1987, when former Godwin principal Tom DeBolt came up with the idea for the Most Valuable Eagle, he imagined the MVE as a student who… •        Values education highly •        Strives daily to reach his or her potential •        Sets goals and works to accomplish them •        Makes contributions to a variety of […]

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Former MVE “vaulted” into excellence

In 2007, hard work in the classroom, participation in clubs, and dedication to athletics showed their worth for former Godwin student, and three time state champion, Anne Marie Gordon. That combination of involvement and allegiance to Godwin resulted on her being crowned Godwin’s Most Valuable Eagle (MVE). Gordon looks back fondly at her experiences at […]

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Godwin junior rewarded with Germany trip

While many students are given the opportunity to vacation in other countries, junior Ismar Alickovic got the chance to study in another country. After taking an exam and having an interview, Alickovic earned the opportunity to become an exchange  student in Germany from June 16-July 14. “During the exam I was honestly hoping just to […]

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Senior takes part in paid internship

While many students use their summer to relax and spend time with friends, Godwin senior Allison Tieman spent hers at her coding internship. Tieman found out about the opportunity through her sister, who had earlier completed the same internship. She opted to partake in an internship that was computer science related to help her decide […]

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Smooth sailing for Godwin senior

While many athletes participate in sports like football, basketball, baseball, and soccer, Godwin senior Ian Street is involved in sailing as an extracurricular.   Sailing first became a part of Street’s life at the age of six years old. “My grandfather was a big sailor, and both my parents sailed,” said Street.   Street participates […]