Yearbook Assembly and Alumni March

Yesterday morning was one of those mornings that just made you smile. It was one of those times where you remember all the reasons you love this school and how great it is to be a part of it. We started the morning with our annual Yearbook Assembly, where the students unveiled this year’s book, featuring the most beautiful artwork by local artist, Helen Johnson. It is fitting to have a yearbook this gorgeous to celebrate the 50th Edition! To make the morning even more special, the Senior Class chose […]

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Senior College Decision Day 2019

As we prepare to launch the Class of 2019 into the world, it is with a heart full of mixed emotions. Joy – because we know how much we know they have to look forward to. We know they are ready. We know they are prepared. And we know they will do great things to better the world around them. But we also know how much they will be missed. And how our world will be a little emptier without them in it every day – without seeing their smiling […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Sarah Bufolge Pitzen

Periodically, we highlight one of our many alums doing extraordinary things! Enjoy this update from Sarah Bufolge Pitzen, Brookstone Class of 2002, currently living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sarah Bufolge Pitzen, Class of 2002 University of Georgia – B.S. in Psychology; Minor in Spanish and Art History Eastern Virginia Medical School – M.S. in Art Therapy What are you doing now? I have been with The Up Center, a non-profit human services agency, for the past 8 years serving in various roles but primarily as a Clinical Services Supervisor in the Outpatient Counseling department. We are currently embarking on an exciting adventure as we plan to open a military family clinic in partnership with the Cohen Veterans Network, which was founded by philanthropist Steven A. Cohen. As Lead Clinician, I will oversee a team of clinicians to provide evidence-based therapies to veterans and their family members to treat a variety of mental health problems including PTSD, anxiety, depression, adjustment to civilian life, anger, grief and loss, family dynamics, transitional challenges, relationship problems, and child behavioral problems. The Cohen Veterans Network is anticipating our clinic to be one of the highest utilized clinics of all the CVN clinics across the nation due to the strong military presence in our community. The Hampton Roads area is home to one of the world’s largest populations of military personnel, as it is home to the largest Naval base in the world as well as the […]

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Page One Winners 2018

Last night was a great night for Brookstone at the Page One awards! Congratulations to our Page One winners, Hannah Mattson, Athletics, and Mason Gillespie, Drama, and to our runners-up, Carly Cline, English, Ridley Hudson, Journalism, and Emma Yancey, Social Sciences. The Page One Awards program was originated in 1976 by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and remains one of the most high-profile, prestigious award ceremonies in the region. Recognizing high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary achievement, exceptional character, service, leadership, and scholarship, students are nominated in 14 categories and hail from all area high […]

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Seniors’ Last Day

Today was the last day of school for our seniors!! And that brings about both tears of joy and wistful reflections. Time just truly goes so fast… Here are some snapshots celebrating their college choices as they anticipate the next chapter of their lives! Not everyone is pictured nor every college represented, but we sure are going to miss these kids. The sky is the limit on what they will accomplish. They are an amazing group of kiddos who are well prepared to step into their roles as the leaders […]

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Great Week for Golf and Tennis

Our Golf and Tennis teams have had quite the week! Congratulations are in order to the Varsity Girls Golf Team for winning Area this week! The Boys team placed second! Sanders Hinds was low medalist with a score of 79. Sa Copeland came in 4th with a score of 87 and all golfers placed in the Top 7. For the boys, Bo Blanchard won low medalist with a score of 69. Congrats to all players and coaches … now on to State! As for Tennis – after a long, hard-fought day […]

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Spring is in the Air!

This past week was spectacular on our campus! The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and everything beautiful about spring was in the air! As we prepared for the annual Spring Arts Festival, our fabulous fine arts department brought art and music outside for everyone to enjoy! So classes of all kinds ventured outdoors, relishing the warmer weather, and learning from the beautiful environment that makes up our campus. It also was time for our third annual Market on the Quad! Gorgeous flowers and delicious homemade goods were on […]

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