The Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School will create a collaborative learning community for academically motivated high school students that emphasizes service, leadership and the development of skills necessary for success in the 21st century, with an instructional focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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14455 James Madison Hwy. Palmyra, Va 22963

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MCHS Seniors hosting Health Fair and Yard Sale!

Madison County BRVGS Seniors Ian Coppedge and Cassity Lacy will be hosting a Health Fair at MCHS on April 25th!

Additionally, their fellow Madison BRVGS Senior, Margaux Tucker, will be holding a Yard Sale to benefit Camp Unakite.  Items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the MCHS Cafeteria from 6-8pm on April 24th.  The Yard Sale will be April 25th from 8am-Noon.


Virginia Film Festival Seeks Entries from Student Directors 

Interested in filmmaking? The Virginia Film Festival is seeking entries from Virginia high school filmmakers for their 4th annual  ACTION! The VFF’s High School Director Competition. Prize money amounting to $2000 will be awarded to winners of the event.

The contest is open to rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who are current residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, ACTION! will award three (3) prizes to best director or directing teams to support  winning students’ continued film education.  The Grand Prize is $1,000, and two (2) Runner-Up Prizes are $500 each.

Submissions are due Wednesday, August 19, 2015 through an electronic entry form which includes a video link to the film. Contest rules and the online entry form can be found at

For further information, contact the VFF program at, or visit their facebook page at



New BRVGS Freshmen Class Selected for Next Year


Welcome to all new Blue Ridge Governor’s School students recently accepted into the 2015-2016 Freshman class! Acceptance letters were mailed on Friday, March 20th. Please contact local school officials if you have any questions regarding the process. Information regarding summer Freshman Orientation will go out to students and parents at a later date.



Jonathan Corbin to Compete in National Forensics Tournament

The Virginia Catholic Forensics League (VCFL) has named Jonathan Corbin the 2015 State Champion in Original Oratory and also in Extemporaneous Speaking. Jonathan will represent the VCFL at the Catholic Forensics League Grand National Speech and Debate Tournament  in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on May 23-25.

The Virginia Catholic Forensics League, founded in 1954 is open to all public and private schools, and offers monthly competitions in all Speech events.

Jonathan, an 11th grade BRVGS student who attends Fluvanna County High School, is the son of Cindy and Carl Corbin of Palmyra. Congratulations to Jonathan on his recent achievements, and good luck at CFL Nationals!



BRVGS 2016 China Trip Proposed

Photo by: jeremybarwick, Creative Commons

Interested in traveling to China in 2016? Students who will be Blue Ridge Governor’s School juniors or seniors in the 2015-16 school year are eligible for this possible venture.

The BRVGS Board authorized a survey to determine interest in this proposed student/teacher trip. If enough interest is shown, and plans meet Board approval, students and teachers will travel to Beijing, Xi'an (site of the Terra Cotta Warriors) and Shanghai over the nine-day period of June 20th through June 28, 2016.

If approved, BRVGS plans to organize several fundraising events in the summer of 2015 and throughout the 2015-16 school year to help students raise money to defray trip costs.   

Director Marc Carraway has emailed the survey to 2015-2016 juniors and seniors, and will present results to the Board. Deadline for responding to the survey is March 27, 2015.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Carraway at  with any questions regarding the proposed trip.