V. Russo, a PJHS 7th grader, has been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life National Writing Contest that is a collaboration between Scholastic and Major League Baseball. Russo's essay was one of the top 40 entries in over 17,000 essays submitted nationwide. She received a certificate and a letter from Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson. Mrs. Ronda Williams is the 7th grade Language Arts teacher.
K. Allison, PHS senior, has received a Division I scholarship with the Marshall University Thundering Herd. According to Coach Gene Collins, Allison has "beat the odds" --with only 1% of the 541,054 high school basketball players attending a division one school. Congratulations, K! Click here for the PDT articles: Allison Signs | Portsmouth Celebrates