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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | January 24, 2012
Some Lynchburg students are getting special attention for their unique talents. Heritage High School's literary and arts magazine, Avant Garde, is ranked among the nation's best student publications. It was one of 20 in Virginia to be recognized this year by the National Council of Teachers of English. Avant Garde is an entirely student produced magazine.  Everything from the layout, to artwork and poems are all produced by teenagers at Heritage. "It's taught me that, even though you're a student, you're really not limited by being in school," said Joseph Link, a magazine contributor and Heritage High School senior.  "You can get your creativeness out there, into something like a literary magazine.
Zach Irby and Associate Producer | March 22, 2013
It was pure muscle and hard work today to keep Lynchburg clean. Members of the Heritage High School football team partnered with several agencies to get rid of more than 200 tires. They were illegally dumped along Top Ridge Road. " They're not pretty to look at. In the spring, they'll fill up with water from rain and breed mosquitoes," said Nels Erickson with Keep Lynchburg Beautiful The City of Lynchburg and the school's Partner in Education program sponsored the clean up project.
Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | October 31, 2012
Just as plans were being made to improve Heritage High School, a new and potentially game-changing factor has emerged. The cost of the project has jumped, from a range of $49 and $60-million, to a new estimate of around $90-million. Lynchburg city council members were briefed on the figure Tuesday night. "It took my breath away," said H. Cary, who serves on city council's finance committee. He knows Heritage isn't the only school that needs construction.  In the next few years, the city will have to spend around $25-million to renovate three aging elementary schools: Linkhorne, Sandusky, and Paul Munro.
Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | October 2, 2012
De'Shane St. John wasn't thinking a whole lot about college, until the topic was brought up by his guidance counselor. "She explained that it was easier to get there, and told me how," said St. John, who is taking advantage of a new program in Lynchburg. Both of the city's high schools are opening "Future Centers;" a place where students can learn about different colleges and trade schools, and what it takes to get there. "We really want to be there as a resource for students and for the parents," said Maggie Davis, director of the Future Center at Heritage High School.
Tim Saunders and Reporter | March 24, 2011
Many in the Lynchburg area are mourning the sudden loss of a longtime educator.  Robert Miller died yesterday.  The 60 year old was diagnosed with Leukemia just a few weeks ago. Miller was a principal and administrator at Heritage High School from the early 1990's through 2007. Before that he spent nearly two decades in the Campbell County school system, where he worked as a government teacher and coach at Rustburg High School.    Lynchburg superintendent Paul McKendrick says Miller's voice and wisdom will be greatly missed.  "It's a great loss to the community," McKendrick told News-7.  "We had a person who cared a lot about children.  A person who, even though he retired a few years ago, was still connected to the school system and therefore the community.
Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | February 5, 2013
Students at one Lynchburg school are learning a life-saving technique, in honor of a teacher who recently died. E.C. Glass High School held an event Tuesday called "Rock the Beat. "  It's part of a nationwide effort by the American Heart Association to teach people about Hands Only CPR. The technique doesn't involve any mouth-to-mouth breathing.  It's recommended for teens and adults who collapse and need help, outside a hospital. Students watched a video Tuesday to learn about the method.
Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | March 23, 2013
School was a never a priority for Benjamin Booker. "I always slacked on my work," said Booker, a sophomore at Heritage High School.  "I didn't know what to do.  I didn't try or study at all. " Things started to change when he found out about SY Scholars.  Every other Saturday, Booker joins 20 other teens in the basement of Lynchburg's Ramp Church.  They get tutoring and hear from motivational speakers. The program was started by Brandon Fleming, a student at Liberty University.
July 27, 2012
Here is the 2012 football schedule for Heritage High School: (Games marked bold are home games) 8/24/12     HHS vs. Magna Vista  7:00pm 8/31/12     OFF 9/7/12     HHS at E.C. Glass  7:00pm 9/14/12     HHS at Halifax County  7:00pm 9/21/12     HHS at Liberty  7:00pm 9.28/12     HHS vs. Amherst County  7:00pm 10/5/12     HHS vs. Martinsville  7:00pm 10/12/12     HHS...
November 30, 2010
What to do with the deteriorating Heritage High School? It's been a big question in Lynchburg for years. Now the city is taking steps to answer that question. It's holding a series of meetings to hear solutions from the public. School officials say Heritage has structural problems, including a leaking roof and an inadequate heating and air conditioning system. The meetings are designed to gauge what the public wants to do about the old school:  build, renovate, or... "Some people want to know if there is another model to use. Instead of two high schools, have one high school and something else.
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