Tallwood High School
|Tallwood High School|
|1668 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23464
|School type||Public, high school|
|Motto||The mission of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, in partnership with our entire community, is to ensure that each student is empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future.|
|School district||Virginia Beach City Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. James G. Merrill|
|Principal||Mrs. Cheryl Woodhouse|
|Assistant Principal||Dr. Sandi Brown
Mrs. Camille Harmon
Dr. David Judge
Mr. Cecil Manor
|Color(s)||Purple, Gold, and White|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
Tallwood High School is a secondary school located in southwest Virginia Beach, Virginia. Tallwood was built on the site of an old colonial plantation whose manor house was Tallwood, hence the name of the school. Tallwood was remodeled during 2004-2005.
The school's most remarkable feature is the Global Studies and World Languages Academy; one of several magnet programs in Virginia Beach. Students throughout the city interested in a studying global issues and foreign languages can apply to the Academy.
Members of Tallwood's Debate team won the VHSL State Championships in AAA in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004. Deborah Plummer served as head coach of Tallwood's Debate team until 2004.
In the 1999-2000 VHSL State Debate Tournament, Tallwood's Four Person Policy Debate squad clinched the AAA championship. This win represented the first VHSL State Championship in the history of Tallwood High School's academic and athletic competitions. This squad consisted Dylan Goldblatt and Leonard Tengco on the Affirmative and Nick Sciullo and Ben Fink on the Negative. Ben Fink, was awarded second place Negative speaker. Tallwood's Andrew Waugh won second place speaker as a Lincoln-Douglas debater.
In the 2000-2001 VHSL State Debate Tournament, Tallwood's Four Person Policy Debate squad achieved a repeat AAA championship. This squad comprised on Ryan Arab and Dylan Goldblatt on the Affirmative and Ben Fink and Greg Ullom on the Negative. Goldblatt received a first place speaker award. Notably, this Four Person Classical Team originally included Andrew Waugh on the Affirmative. After Waugh and Goldblatt's undefeated record at District and Regional tournaments this season, Arab was selected to substitute for Waugh when another academic obligation arose that conflicted with the State tournament.
In the 2001-2002 VHSL State Debate Tournament, Tallwood's Affirmative Policy Debate team consisting of Chris Zysk and Dylan Goldblatt competed in the AAA group after receiving first place team awards at District and Regional tournaments. Goldblatt received a first place speaker award at this tournament.
In the 2002-2003 VHSL State Debate Tournament, Tallwood achieved its third State Championship. This squad consisted of Brian Kemmerer and Nathaniel Milton on the Affirmative, who won first place, and Jeff Ullom and Chris Zysk on the Negative, who were awarded with second place team. Impressively, Chris Zysk received a first place speaker award and Jeff Ullom received a second place speaker award in the tournament. In the 2003-2004 VHSL State Debate Tournament, Tallwood achieved its fourth State Championship. This squad consisted of Brian Kemmerer and Jeff Ullom.
In the 2004-2005 VHSL State Debate Tournament, Tallwood debaters were awarded with second place in the AAA group. This team consisted of Elizabeth Charboneau and Caitlin Goldblatt. Caitlin Goldblatt also received a third place speaker award at the tournament. In the 2006-2007 VHSL State Debate tournament, this squad returned for another second place team award. Charboneau received a third place speaker in the tournament.
In 2005, Tallwood's Boys Volleyball Team has been named Beach District Champion 7 out of the past 8 years with a State Championship in 2004. Regional champions 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005. All-State honors: Brendan Rooney, Ty Forehand, Daniel Bowery, Josh Walker, Joel McElhannon, Justin Hales, Josh Mallory, Christian Mosley, Jason Munoz, Alex Brownley. The team also featured other standouts such as; Michael Tomlin, Robert Miner, Matthew Beasley, Chris Mendoza, and Mark Renosa. The Boys Volleyball team is also accredited for beginning the infamous "Beach Boyz" Volleyball Club.
In 2006, Tallwood's Boys Basketball team became the Beach Regular Season Champion, Eastern Region Champions, as well as becoming State Semifinalist. In 2007 the team repeated as the Regular Season Beach District champs.
In 1998 the Tallwood Football team went 12-1 and won the District and Regional Championship. They ended up losing to Varina High School in the State semi-finals. One of the key members of the 1998 Tallwood Football Team was Marques Hampton. Hampton and his mother lost their lives while driving back from the Virginia Tech new student orientation. Virginia Tech has set up a scholarship in memory of Marques.
Johnathan Dunn joined the NFL in 2005, and currently is a free agent. in the summer of 2010, John came back to coach Tallwood
Jade Huger-Sanders was varsity cheerleading captain for the 2010-2011 Basketball Season and 2011-2012 Football and Basketball Season
See also 
- Virginia Beach City Public Schools
- Virginia Beach school mascots and colors
- Tallwood High School band