Published 5:29 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Watts graduates

Chloe Watts, of Suffolk, graduated May 6 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing management with minors in international business and strategic communications from Virginia Tech. Chloe graduated magna cum laude and was recognized for making the Dean’s List each of her eight semesters. She is an alumna of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

Watts makes Dean’s List

Aidan Watts, of Suffolk, was recognized for making the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Wake Forest University. Students making the Dean’s List received a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a 4.0 grade scale. Aidan is a junior double majoring in political science and international studies and communications with a history minor. His expected graduation date is May 2023. He is an alumnus of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

Packers announce academic team

Smithfield Packers Youth Sports recently announced its Spring 2021 academic teams. Silver Team: Diego Castaneda and Joe Kelly. Gold Team: Landon Auvil, Alice Kelly, Antonio Lance, Landon Pierce, London Pierce, Kylie Reynolds and Joseph Rodman.

Gay graduates from basic training

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SPC Sydney Gay graduated from the United States Army Basic Combat Training program at Fort Sill, Okla., on March 19, 2021. After basic training, she was reassigned to Ft. Benning, Ga., where she completed an intense three-week training program at the U.S. Army Airborne School.  SPC Gay earned her “Jump Wings” with four successful jumps and was awarded the Army Parachutist Badge on April 22, 2021, and officially is now a paratrooper. SPC Gay will complete her advanced individual training as a parachute rigger at Fort Lee and then will begin training at the Army Ranger School at Ft. Benning, Ga. She is the daughter of Cris and Mary Gay, of Carrollton. SPC Gay is a 2015 graduate of Smithfield High School and a 2019 student-athlete graduate of Longwood University.