SHS Weekly Update


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SHS Celebrates Holiday Spirit Week

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Smithfield High School JROTC Drill Team Wins Competition

PORTSMOUTH, VA December 10th – In its 2nd competition of the year, the Smithfield High School JROTC Drill Team won 1st place overall honors at the annual JROTC Drill classic conducted at Manor High School, Portsmouth, VA.

Competing against five other JROTC Teams, the Packer Drill Team placed in all seven events:

1st Place: Unarmed Platoon and Armed Squad

2nd Place: Colorguard and Unarmed Squad

3rd Place: Inspection, Armed Platoon and LET 1 Unarmed Squad.

“This year’s team is mostly new cadets (only five returning cadets from last year), which makes this win very special, '' said First Sergeant(1SG) Marvin Hunter, Smithfield AJROTC Army Instructor and Drill Team coach. “I’m so proud of the team and their commitment to excellence. Now we need to take this momentum, maintain focus and not get complacent as we prepare for our next competition.”


Front Row, left to right: G.Baker, J. Breazzeal, S. Quimby, M. Trader, M. Whitehurst, K. Frey, I. Young

2nd Row, left to right: J. Taylor, S. Hewitt, C. Agbasi, A. Wooten, A. Ruppert, A. Herrera-Nixon, R. McEathron, A. Graupmann, C. Jacobs, C. Scott, A. Bailey, S. Fruchey

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Packer Marksmen place 5th in Brigade Best of Best Competition

Hickory, NC, December 10th - It was a big weekend for the Smithfield High School JROTC program. The Drill Team placed first overall in their 2nd meet of the year in Portsmouth placing in all 7 events, and the Rifle Team competed as one of the top 20 teams in the brigade and placed 5th overall. The competition in Hickory, NC, resulted in the Packer Marksman shooting their overall team best with a combined 1998 total after qualifying 16th with a score of 1861. Junior Nymiar Towns placed 7th overall among all novice shooters in the Brigade, and Senior Caroline Lewton and Junior Colton Stalls both placed in the top 20 in the Brigade of 250 competitors.

“This year the competition was awesome and the team really stepped up and improved their score to finish 5th. What is great is they all knew they could have shot better which provides the motivation to practice even harder for the February competitions, said Coach LTC Badoian.

The Brigade consists of Army JROTC Programs ranging from Maryland down to South Carolina. The Packers are still the number one Army JROTC rifle team in Virginia. The next major competition will be in at Camp Perry, OH on February 10th and 11th in the Army Northeast Regionals. Best of luck to the Packer Marksmanship Team!

Pictured: JROTC Rifle team competing in the Brigade Best of Best Competition. From right to left: Cadets Zach Hedgepeth, Alex Ramirez, Nymiar Towns, Colton Stalls and Caroline Lewton combine for a total 3 x 20 - 3 position score - of 1998.

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TPR 12/14/22

Winter Sports Update

Swim Meets:

1/4/23 at Hampton Aquaplex 7:00pm

1/7/23 at 757 Swim Aquatic Center 12:30pm

1/27/23 at Hampton Aquaplex 7:00pm


1/3/23 at Tabb High 5pm

1/11/23 at New Kent 5pm

Hockey Club

The SHS/SMS Hockey Club will start on Monday, January 9, and meet in the Middle School Cafeteria after school from 3:00-4:00 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Any girls interested in learning or improving on the basics of the game from our SHS varsity players and preparing for summer conditioning and tryouts are encouraged to attend. Please fill out the interest form at or scan the attached QR code. See Coach McCann for info.

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Softball Conditioning

Softball conditioning for ALL players will begin when we return from Winter Break, on Wednesday, Jan 4th. We will have conditioning from 3:00-4:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays for all players, and Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 for Pitchers and Catchers. See Coach Jackson for info if you are interested and have not yet signed up.

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Corteo Group Tickets: Money due Friday, Dec. 16th

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Senior News

  • Please go to to order your cap and gown. The price of your cap and gown will increase January 1, 2023, per Jostens.

Recognize Your Graduating Senior!

Click the link below for more information about purchasing a yearbook ad recognizing a member of the Class of 2023. The deadline is January 13.