Christian Alexandra Williams is the BA April 2021 Senior Student of the Month

Brunswick Academy is proud to announce our April 2021 Senior Student of the Month: Christian Alexandra Williams.

Christian is the daughter of Brian Williams ('86) and Traci Williams, from South Hill, Virginia. She has three siblings, Brittany, Carson ('22), and Cole.

Christian has been an Honors student at Brunswick Academy since her Freshman year of high school. While the Honors program is the most rigorous program offered by Brunswick Academy, Christian has further challenged herself by enrolling in several Dual Enrollment classes through Liberty University Online Academy and Southside Virginia Community College. Christian is a member of the National Honor Society and is the club’s Secretary. She is also a member of the Art Club, participating as the Treasurer and Secretary. Furthermore, Christian’s high academic achievement earned her the role of a Junior Marshal in 2020.

When Christian is not busy with Brunswick Academy academics and organizations, she volunteers her time to the school. Last year, Christian held a special position- she served as a Morning Greeter for Mrs. Judi’s Pre-K class. During this past summer, Christian was often on campus to assist staff with setting up classrooms according to Covid regulations. She does not limit her giving spirit to just her school, though. Christian also volunteers often for her church, First Baptist Church of South Hill.

In the fall, Christian plans to attend James Madison University to study Marketing or Business, with a possible minor in Human Resource Development. Brunswick Academy is very proud of Christian's academic accomplishments as well as the admirable character traits that she shares with those around her.

Brunswick Academy Baccaulaureate Service and Commencement Exercise

A combined Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Exercise will be held at Brunswick Academy on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  The guest speaker will be Reverend Lee Foster of Tabernacle Baptist Church in South Hill, Virginia.  Thirty-one seniors will be graduating.

The valedictorian is William Hunter Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ray Greene of Baskerville.  The salutatorian is Brady Jacob Talbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darren Glenn Talbert of Lawrenceville.  Both Hunter Greene and Brady Talbert will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

There will be seven other honor graduates at this year’s commencement.  Kyle Tyler Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dale Powell of South Hill, will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Robert Tyler Creedle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hart Creedle of South Hill, will be attending High Point University.  Brysen Alexandrea Diefert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald William Diefert of Emporia, will be attending the University of South Carolina.  Naomi Rose Sadler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Marion Sadler III of Emporia, will be attending Randolph-Macon College.  Meredith Paige Lucy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Thomas Lucy of Dolphin, will be attending Radford University.  Christian Alexandra Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Brian Williams III of South Hill, will be attending James Madison University.  Seong-Hun “Peter” Jung, host student of Mr. and Mrs. Hyogyum James Kim of Alberta, will be attending Pensacola Christian College.

Sixteen seniors are children of Brunswick Academy alumni.  Four of those seniors are the grandchildren of Brunswick Academy alumni.

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

South Hill, VA (5/17/21) - About 25 million U.S. citizens live with asthma. And more than 50 million suffer from allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) promotes National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May.

Asthma is a long-term disease that causes your airways to become inflamed, resulting in coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing and chest pain. While a cure does not yet exist, it can be managed by minimizing risks, taking medications as prescribed and knowing what to do if you have an attack, like carrying a rescue inhaler.

Physicians look at medical history, conduct an exam, perform lung-function tests and may order an X-ray to determine what type of asthma you have and develop a treatment plan that is best for you, including medications and ways to avoid things that may set it off.

CMH Pulmonology Services offers effective treatment for individuals with asthma. Indu Shivaram, MD, is board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and internal medicine. “We help our patients get healthy and stay healthy through education, lifestyle changes and access to the latest treatments and therapies. We also will work with you to create a personalized care plan for your long-term health,” she said.

Allergies are twice as common as asthma. Some peoples’ immune systems deal with specific allergens by producing an antibody that results in an allergic reaction. Symptoms range from annoyances like watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, a rash or hives to more serious swelling in the throat that restricts the airway.

Doctors review your medical history, perform an examination and run a series of tests to identify which allergens make you sensitive. Treatment can include avoidance, medication and immunotherapy.

CMH ENT offers evaluation and treatment for environmental allergies. Saleem Naviwala, MD, is a board-certified Otolaryngologist. “We use a patient-focused approach, providing allergy testing and administration of allergy shots for patients ages 10 and up,” Dr. Naviwala said.

To make appointments with CMH Pulmonology Services or CMH ENT, call (434) 584-2273. For more information on services visit VCU-CMH.org.

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