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Bagbey Receives Principal’s Award

Halifax County High School senior Jessica Blair Bagbey was named the winner of the Principal’s Award Wednesday, given annually to the best all-around graduating senior at the high school.

The Principal’s Award, considered the most prestigious award given at the high school, was the highlight of Wednesday’s 2010 Senior Awards assembly.

Bagbey accumulated a number of academic and athletic achievements throughout her four years in high school.

An athletic standout in volleyball and softball, she also is in the Top 20 of her class.

In presenting the award Wednesday night, Principal Albert Randolph described Bagbey as “a quiet well-behaved young lady with an outstanding academic record.

“She also gives exceptional effort on the court and field,” he added.

Bagbey received several honors during the awards assembly Wednesday being selected by the school faculty to receive the DAR Good Citizens Award for her service, dependability and patriotism. 

She is a candidate for an Associate’s Degree and first year college certificate recipient.

She was named Most Valuable Player in volleyball and was a member of the Comet District championship softball team and National Honor Society.

She will attend Radford University in the fall where she plans to pursue studies in preparation to practice physical therapy. 

She is the daughter of Sue and Perry Bagbey of Nelson.

Over 80 different scholarships and awards were handed out Wednesday evening.