Graduations & Promotions



Nyra Williams graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in 

Supply Chain Management.  Nyra is the daughter of Jackie and Eddie Williams  and the granddaughter of Deacon Emeritus Hallie Williams.  





Crystal Adriana Valerie Boyd graduated June 7, 2020 from Heritage High School, Newport News, VA on B Honor Roll, and a member of the Marching Band and 

Chorus Band.  She is the daughter of  Kisha Cox, the granddaughter of the late Valarie Holder, and greatgranddaughter of Deacon and Mrs. Eugene Cox. 

Crystal plans to attend Thomas Nelson Community College in the Fall, and from 

there possibly transfer to Old Dominion University. 




























Camryn Noel Dickerson

      Woodside High School/Early College Graduate

     June 17, 2020


Community Service:  Mayor's Youth Commission (Co-Chairperson), Key Club (Secretary), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Delta Gems), Newport News Arts Commission (Youth Representative),City-wide SCA Representative, Model UN, Oceans of Smiles Dental Clinic (Dental Services Volunteer), IMPACT for Girls, Woodside High School Concert & Marching Band, Making Strides for Breast Cancer (Volunteer)

Work Experiences & Internships:  Gear Up Leadership Academy, University of VA (Charlottesville, VA),

Virginia Commonwealth University Dental Career Exploration Program (Richmond, VA), Oceans of Smiles Dental Clinic (Dental Services Volunteer), Newport News Public Schools Pathways Science Intern (July 2019), NANO Research Pioneers Program (Hampton University)

Honors & Special Recognitions:  National Honor Society (Tutor), GEAR UP Academic Achievement, National Math Honor Society - Mu Alpha Theta Chapter (Team Leader, Tutor), National Science Honor Society, National Social Studies Honor Society - Rho Kappa Chapter (Secretary), National Arts Honor Society, VCU Dental Career Exploration Program (Richmond, VA), Early College (Thomas Nelson Community College) Educational Goal - To complete Biological/Health Sciences Degree (Major) and Business (Minor)in preparation for Dental School (Emphasis - Pediatric Dentistry)

Camryn will attend the College of William and Mary (Fall 2020).

Parents:  Lacy Pugh Dickerson and James Dickerson 


Grandparents: David & Cynthia Pugh (WVC Members)



Hi, I am Madison Taylor aka Madi. I am the daughter/bonus daughter of Angela & Raymond Colston and the granddaughter of Deacon Ronald Taylor & the late Ruby Taylor. One of my best times and achievements in high school was being in the choir. I love to sing! The choir I was in is called SWE(Select Women Ensemble) which consisted of 40 girls from grades 10-12. SWE sang and performed at many competitions and received superior ratings. Although COVID-19 prevented us from performing in the Bahamas this year, I loved being on stage with these girls because we're sisters, a family, a team, Woodside Wolverines, and the best choir in the state of VA! On June 17th, 2020, after waiting my whole life for this moment, I finally graduated and got my diploma! I worked so hard for this, and can finally say...I'm done...WOODSIDE, I'M OUT! I'm going to miss being in the choir and on stage with my friends singing songs, but I know God has something planned special for me in the future. CLASS OF 2020!




















Jalen Vanhook, son of Leonard and Angela Vanhook and grandson of Arrie Stevens, graduated from Heritage High School with Honors on June 19.  He completed the Precision Matching Program at New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center, and will attend Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Fall.























Khali S., daughter of Ashley Byrd and granddaughter of Pam Byrd, completed the First Step Program at Denbigh Early Childhood Center and will be attending Kindergarten at Deer Park School next year.