Kristen Harris is a 2009 graduate of PGSMST. She attended the University of Virginia, where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology. She went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in School Counseling in 2015 from Liberty University. Currently, she is back in the area and working as a school counselor at Martinsville High School.
Alexis Gravely is a 2015 graduate of the Piedmont Governor’s School of Math, Science, and Technology. She will graduate in December 2019 from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and a master’s degree in Elementary Education. Some of her accomplishments during her time at UVA include:
- Selected to be a part of the Echols Scholar program upon acceptance to UVA
- Served as a writer and Assistant Managing Editor for UVA’s independent student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily
- Held numerous leadership positions at UVA, including president of the National Association of Black Journalists at UVA and co-president of Active Minds at UVA
- Received a breaking news award from the Virginia Press Association for her coverage of the August 2017 white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, VA
- Selected for a number of internships and fellowships including at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, VA; The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.; the Dow Jones News Fund, The Nation Magazine, and will be interning at The Wall Street Journal in New York City during summer 2019
- Has had work published in The Huffington Post, The Nation, and CNN
Heath Cole Hylton was a 2015 honor graduate from PGSMST and Chatham High School where he participated in JROTC, football, wrestling and soccer. Cole was also a member of the Beta Club and Interact Club. He earned an appointment to Virginia Military Institute in August 2015. While at VMI, Cole earned the honor of being selected as a Corporal, Sergeant and Lieutenant of his company in 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively. He was also selected to serve as MSI cadre of the Army ROTC at VMI. He will be graduating VMI in 2019 with a Biology major. He will also commission into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant of Armor Branch.
Steven Kyle Hylton was a 2015 honor graduate from PGSMST and Chatham High School where he participated in JROTC, football, wrestling and soccer. Kyle was also a member of the Beta Club and Interact Club. He earned an appointment to Virginia Military Institute in August 2015. While at VMI, Kyle earned the honor of being selected as Cadre Corporal, Cadre Sergeant and Cadre Lieutenant in Delta Company of VMI in 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively. In these positions, he was in charge of training and molding each new rat mass into a class through VMI’s Ratline. He was also selected to serve as Alpha Company First Sergeant of the Army ROTC Department at VMI. He will be graduating VMI in 2019 with a double major in History and Arabic. He will also commission into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry Branch.
Maribeth (Jones) Martin is a 2008 graduate of PGSMST and Magna Vista High School. Maribeth attended James Madison University where she studied education. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She continued her education at James Madison University and earned her Masters in the Art of Teaching in 2013. She taught in the public school system for four years. She currently works for Virginia Cooperative Extension as the 4H Youth Development Extension Agent in Bedford County.
After graduating from PGSMST and Martinsville High School in May of 2014, Hannah continued her education at James Madison University. While at JMU, she majored in Nursing and minored in Chronic Illness. She was also a member of Sigma Alpha Omega and participated in clinical practice during a study abroad program to Tanzania, Africa. She graduated from JMU in December of 2017 and is now working as a registered nurse at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She plans to continue her education with an aspiration to obtain a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.