Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee drawing

Saviana Bailey, a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, presents the second-place prize of a $25 gift card to Adam Reeves, a teacher at Halifax County High School. Also pictured are other members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee Jakayla Lee, Isaiah McCargo, Xzavier Leigh and Nevaeh Hodges, appointed mayor of the committee.

Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee drawing

Jakayla Lee, a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, presents the third-place prize of a $15 gift card to Alicia Small, a custodian at Halifax County High School. Also pictured are other members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee Saviana Bailey, Isaiah McCargo, Xzavier Leigh and Nevaeh Hodges, appointed mayor of the committee.

Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee

Members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (from left) Saviana Bailey, Jakayla Lee, Isaiah McCargo, Xzavier Leigh and Nevaeh Hodges, appointed mayor of the committee, present Jo Ann Wilmouth, a paraprofessional at Halifax County High School, with a first place prize of a turkey and a box with all the fixings to make a holiday dinner.

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, comprised of Halifax County High School students, decided to show their appreciation to the teachers and staff at the high school during the COVID-19 pandemic with a holiday gift.

Members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee drew names Friday morning for first, second and third place gift recipients. Recipients were Jo Ann Wilmouth, a paraprofessional at Halifax County High School; Adam Reeves, a teacher at the high school; and Alicia Small, a custodian at the high school.

1st Sgt. Gregory Scott, faculty advisor for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee and JROTC Army instructor at Halifax County High School, said the purpose of the gifts was to say “thank you” to the teachers for their commitment to their students’ education during the pandemic by offering virtual instruction and preparing instructional packets for the students to pick up, and to the support staff for their contribution to the students’ educational experience at the high school.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.