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My name and year graduated

October 19, 2015 by Jane Hodnett (Register to contact)

I am no longer Jane Hodnett. I do not use that last name. I am Jayne Alexander and I graduated in 1971, not 1972. Please tell the Douglas Freeman alumni association to get it right.

1974 DSF Reunion

September 23, 2013 by Vonnie S (Register to contact)

Mark your calendars for Sept 20, 2014 for DSF 40th Reunion in Richmond, VA... spread the word!

Douglas Freeman High School News From Around The Web

Community in disbelief, sadden over ‘messages of hate’ at Godwin High School  WTVR CBS 6 News

Hateful words sprayed on to Mills Godwin High are now gone, but people in the community are still in disbelief and saddened that messages of hate showed up ...

Virginia school covered with anti-Semitic, threatening messages; community shares fear

HENRICO COUNTY, Va., - More than a hundred parents, students and community members assembled outside the front entrance of Godwin High School for a ...

From the Archives: 100 photos of Richmond and beyond from the 1990s

This collection includes 100 photos from Richmond and surrounding areas from the 1990s.

Why you will see SWAT teams at Douglas Freeman High School on Monday  WTVR CBS 6 News

School officials are cautioning Henrico residents to expect a large SWAT team presence at Douglas Freeman High School Monday, October 8.

History, psychology teacher wins Henrico Teacher of the Year  8News

Teachers he said put in the energy, time, sweat, and teachers into the profession and not knowing if it has paid off can be very hard. . News, weather, sports ...

CAMPBELL, Donald Hertig  Roanoke Times

March 11, 1928 April 23, 2019 Donald Hertig (Donnie) Campbell of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He was preceded in ...

Woolsey Fire destroys home of Douglas Freeman High grad  WTVR CBS 6 News

The Woolsey and Hill fires raging near Los Angeles have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes, including a woman who grew up in Richmond.

Powhatan Girls Basketball routs Douglas Freeman 59-31

HENRICO – Playing its first game since Dec. 14 at Fluvanna, Powhatan Girls Basketball dominated Thursday's invitational matchup at Douglas S. Freeman High ...

RVA Self Defense: Chop Chop Bob teaches self-defense, awareness to Richmond-area high school students and others

Swiftly and with purpose, the man in the puffy red suit and full headgear enveloped the teenage girl and wrestled her to the ground. As she squirmed, kicked and ...

Coach suspended, players disciplined after brawl at Va. football game  USA TODAY High School Sports

One of the Virginia head football coaches whose team was involved in an on-field fight after last Friday night's game has been suspended.

Freeman stops Glen Allen's 2-point conversion attempt and wins 33-32

After chewing off yardage by the double-digit chunks in the second half, the Glen Allen football team needed just 3 yards for a 2-point conversion to steal a ...

Douglas Freeman basketball coach Larry Parpart is retiring

In 1978, Warren Carter asked his friend, Larry Parpart, to join him on the coaching staff at Douglas Freeman High School. Carter was the basketball coach, and ...

From the Archives photos for January and February

Here's a collection of images that were featured as the Times-Dispatch's From the Archives photos during the months of January and February.

Student hit by school bus near Freeman High School

A Henrico County school bus struck a student Tuesday morning near Douglas Freeman High School.

Previewing the first round of high school football playoffs

Staff writers Eric Kolenich and Tim Pearrell make their picks for the first round of high school football playoffs. Games start Friday at 7 p.m. unless otherwise ...

Classes resume after students, staff evacuated due to threat at Freeman HS  WWBT NBC12 News

Henrico Public Schools officials say students and staff have returned to class after evacuating Douglas Freeman High School on Thursday morning.

Deep Run High School named National Blue Ribbon School

A Henrico County high school has received national acclaim.

Virginia Students Participate in National Walkout  WVTF

Across Virginia, students participated in walkouts Wednesday to remember the victims of the Parkland High School shooting.

Henrico School Board names three finalists for Tuckahoe seat

After interviews with candidates for the vacant Tuckahoe District seat the day before, the Henrico County School Board named the three finalists Friday.

Henrico Schools to live stream graduation ceremonies  WWBT NBC12 News

The stream will be available on desktop computers as well as mobile devices and tablets, and will be replayed on HCPS-TV.

Henrico School Board gathers public's input on candidates for Tuckahoe seat

After a week's delay because of Hurricane Florence, the Henrico County School Board held a public hearing Thursday to gather input on who should be the next ...

4 Henrico high schools named among best in Va.

Four Henrico County high schools were listed among the Top 35 public high schools in all of Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Close to 200 Henrico students may have been exposed to tuberculosis

Close to 200 Henrico County students may have been exposed to tuberculosis during this school year, the Henrico Health Department informed parents in a ...

Freeman nearly squanders its lead, then holds on to beat Matoaca 6-5

Nick Hargrove is a relief pitcher for Douglas Freeman, so he's used to being called into the game at a moment's notice. But on Friday night, he had ample time to ...

PHOTOS: Deep Run takes Region 5B girls soccer title

Deep Run beats Freeman during the Region 5B championship at Godwin Friday, June 1, 2018.

Mills Godwin shuts out Douglas Freeman 16-0

Using its basic 3-5 defense, Godwin holds Freeman to just 106 yards on 54 offensive plays.

Family angry, numb after former Freeman football star’s murder  WTVR CBS 6 News

The mother of a former Douglas Freeman High School standout athlete fatally shot in Norfolk is still trying to process the devastating loss.

College student opens up about struggles with mental illness: ‘Don’t be ashamed’  WTVR CBS 6 News

"My thought was I'm not a crazy person, I don't need to go to counseling, I don't have depression," Ethan said.

Hundreds sign petition for ‘Rebel Man’ mascot’s return at Freeman High

Hundreds of students and alumni from Douglas Freeman High School have signed a petition to express support for a “Rebel Man” mascot with a controversial ...

Deep Run beats Atlee 5-0 to claim second straight Region 5B field hockey title

To know Deep Run field hockey in recent seasons is to know success — and the Wildcats' latest triumph, a 5-0 win over Atlee in the Region 5B championship on ...

Deep Run and Godwin's Chase Kennedy claim Class 5, Region B golf titles

The Deep Run golf dynasty continued as the Wildcats easily took the title in the Class 5, Region B tournament at Lake Chesdin Golf Club in Chesterfield County ...

Frank Woolwine Jr., Freeman football player killed in crash, remembered as good spirit

Family and friends are mourning a Douglas Freeman High School football player killed when his car ran off the road early Saturday morning in Henrico County's ...

Henrico School Board delays public hearing, appointment of new Tuckahoe representative

In anticipation of Hurricane Florence, the Henrico County School Board will postpone its public hearing on the appointment of a representative for the vacant ...

Powhatan Girls Basketball defeats Monticello 52-39

POWHATAN- Powhatan Girls Basketball this past week split its two games on the road, bouncing back from a rough 84-33 loss to beat Monticello 52-39 and ...

Douglas Freeman comes back from elimination, heads to state tournament

Logan Harvey was driving on Three Chopt Road, not far from Douglas Freeman High School, when the news appeared on his phone in the form of a glowing ...

Vigil honors murdered former Freeman football star  WTVR CBS 6 News

A candlelight vigil was held Saturday evening for the recent Douglas Freeman High School graduate and standout athlete fatally shot in Norfolk.

‘In a split second life can change,’ Henrico dad struggles with son’s death

Hug your kids you just know it can change in a second one phone call and life changes."

Henrico teacher charged with having sex with minor  WRIC

Authorities have charged an Henrico County high school teacher with having sex with a minor. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and ...

Henrico teacher placed on leave due to ‘suspicious situation’

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A teacher at Douglas Freeman High School in Henrico's West End was placed on paid administrative leave as police investigate a ...

William & Mary community gathered in memory of L-D grad Nate Evans

The William & Mary community came together Monday night at the school's Kaplan Arena to remember Nate Evans, a Lee-Davis High School graduate and ...

Freeman graduate Waleed Suliman becomes nation's fastest freshman in the 800

The Ole Miss freshman finishes in 1:47.29, less than a second off the national leader.

Lexus Leadership Award Nominees  Newsradio 1140 WRVA

This program celebrates RVA's most talented scholar-athletes who have been nominated by school officials from the high school they attend. Thirty gifted ...

Trio of locals go in first round of MLB draft

For the second straight year, a pair of U.Va. baseball players heard their names called in the first round of the MLB draft.

Police bust meth lab near Freeman High School  WWBT NBC12 News

Henrico police busted a meth lab at a West End hotel on Thursday morning, according to State Police.

4 Henrico high schools named among Virginia’s best

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Four Henrico County high schools ranked in the top 50 best high schools in Virginia, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

U.Va. handing the ball to former Douglas Freeman star Lynch as a rookie

CHARLOTTESVILLE — There was a time when Daniel Lynch couldn't even fathom getting a scholarship to play baseball at Virginia.

Todd Culbertson column: Virginia's tone may be genteel, but its history is as ugly as the rest of the Confederacy's

According to legend, Douglas Southall Freeman saluted the Lee statue as he passed it on his way to work as editor of The Richmond News Leader. Richmond's ...

Martial Arts at its Finest  WTVR CBS 6 News

Grandmaster Seung Dong, 9th Degree Black Belt and Founder of Dong's Martial Arts invited us into one of his locations for a LIVE demonstration as a preview to ...

Powhatan Girls Basketball rolls past Albemarle, improves to 5-2

POWHATAN - She sped to the hoop. She fought for takeaways. She drew foul after foul to earn several trips to the free throw line.

It took five players at Freeman to replace Andrew Ryan

Douglas Freeman senior Andrew Ryan is one of the area's best kickers. He recorded touchbacks on 10 of 11 kickoffs to start the season and converted a 44-yard ...

Local high school coach wins award from USA Football  WRIC

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- USA football honored Douglas Freeman JV football head coach Eric Harris Wednesday night as part of its "Thanks Coach" contest.

Freeman's Waleed Suliman running toward bright future  Richmond Times-Dispatch

A native of Jordan and the son of Darfur refugees, the Freeman student suddenly has become one of the state's elite cross country runners.

Godwin teacher Todd Allen Phillips remembered for encouragement, humor

The gymnasium at Mills E. Godwin High School was at full capacity Wednesday night as students and loved ones paid tribute to Todd Allen Phillips, ...

The 2017 All-Metro boys volleyball team

Player of the year Michael Wright of Deep Run headlines this year's All-Metro boys volleyball team.

Mechanicsville Post 175 wins American Legion season opener | Sports

Images from Mechanicsville Post 175's 13-2 victory over Lakeside Post 125 in Post 175's American Legion season opener at Douglas Freeman High School on ...

Recent Freeman graduate Christian Cozens passes away

During his freshman year at Randolph-Macon, he was diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a bone cancer.

Good Sports  Richmond magazine

A martial arts tournament sets a fundraising milestone for a local children's hospital, plus the week's health news.

Comets golf team qualifies for state tournament on Monday

For the third year in a row the Halifax County High School will play in the Virginia High School League Class 5 State Golf Tournament.

Douglas Freeman's Jack Miller found 'family atmosphere' at Old Dominion

Jack Miller wasn't certain of what he was looking for when he made his formal recruiting visit to Old Dominion University. But he's quite certain of what he found: ...

Local school divisions adjust to growing non-native English speaking population  Richmond magazine

An influx of non-native English speakers has brought adjustments to local school divisions.

Harry F. Byrd name change nearly 50 years in the making for Henrico woman

Nearly 48 years ago, Chaldea Montague said her principal at Douglas Freeman High School made her wear a glove at graduation when she shook his hand.

Golden year: In 1968, Tuckahoe reached Little League World Series championship game

Jim Pankovits, manager of the Cleveland Indians' short-season Class A team in Mahoning Valley, Ohio, listened Monday morning as the description of the final ...

She went to St. Mary's Hospital seeking care for her mental illness. Now she's facing a criminal charge.

Tuesday Pleasants thought everything was fine on that Saturday in early March. So when she left the Aldi with a handful of groceries and saw the police ...

Natalie's Taste of Lebanon in Henrico starts with its namesake

Natalie Schwartz's dark-green eyes focused intently on her subjects as the conversation moved from her love of dancing and singing to the Special Olympics ...

Young man whose fight with cancer started #Christianstrong movement, has died

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Christian Cozens, the young man whose battle with cancer started the #Christianstrong movement, has died after a year-long battle ...

NSU freshman shot, killed off campus  Richmond Free Press

Nicholas Jerome “Nick” Ackies, an 18-year-old freshman defensive lineman from Henrico County on the Norfolk State University football team, was shot and ...

Freeman graduate who died from cancer honored through her husband’s 100 love notes

A North Carolina man who lost his wife to ovarian cancer wrote 100 love notes in her honor, and is now asking others to share the love.

Britton Wilson shines on, off track  Richmond Free Press

Britton Wilson draws applause in more ways than one. The 15-year-old sparkles with her fast feet on the running track and with her crystal clear singing voice on ...

Retiring Henrico PD Chief Middleton honored for years of service  WWBT NBC12 News

During a ceremony outside Henrico's government center, Middleton was presented with a retired police chief badge, recognizing him for his years of dedicated ...

With The National School Walkout, Teen Activists Are Putting America On Notice  Refinery29

These teens are not going to let anyone forget what happened in Parkland or what happens to children in every part of the country on an almost daily basis.

University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame - University of Richmond Athletics  RIchmond Spiders Athletic

The University of Richmond proudly presents the inductees in the UR Athletics Hall of Fame. These individuals represent outstanding men and women, who ...

‘Virginia This Morning’s’ DOJO with 9th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Dong

Karate builds confidence and stamina. Whether you incorporate some moves into a fitness routine or just want to learn to protect yourself, it's never too late to ...

Jordan Talley using hoop skills at UNCW  Richmond Free Press

Jordan Talley has carried his winning basketball formula from Central Virginia to the North Carolina coast. The former Henrico High School guard is stirring a ...

A look at the 2016 high school field hockey season

Top teams, players to watch, what to follow this year and a look at the area's teams.

Deep Run's Mosavel-Lo an elite runner always chasing someone more elite

Mosavel-Lo is one of the state's best runners, yet he has the misfortune to often finish second behind Freeman's Waleed Suliman.

At the Helm in Henrico: Pat O'Bannon  Richmond magazine

A member of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors since 1996, Pat O'Bannon stepped in for a fifth stint as chairwoman when Richard Glover died in ...

Reigning champion Frantz not in 10k for money

Silas Frantz will be motivated by pride and passion but not by a paycheck when he attempts today to become the first back-to-back winner in the 18-year history ...

Hanover duo of Richardson, Casey lead UVA in Game 1; Virginia Tech earns split in nightcap

CHARLOTTESVILLE — After riding the bench for much of his freshman year, Cayman Richardson was confident he'd see more playing time for Virginia's ...

Local dental practice lands in Beverly Hills (the shopping center)  RichmondBizSense

A 40-year-old local dental office has planted its flag in the West End for its 12th office in the area, picking up where a CrossFit gym left off. Virginia Family ...

HARDY, WILLIAM  Richmond Times-Dispatch

HARDY, William Edward, 57, of Richmond, died of ALS on October 28, 2015. He was the son of the late Frank Whitaker Hardy and Virginia Austin Hardy, and ...

Atkins, Danny Michael | Obituaries  The Daily Progress

Danny Michael Atkins, 65, of Charlottesville, Va., departed this life on Sunday, February 14, 2016.He was born on December 27, 1950, in Richmond, Va., to the ...

Former Cavaliers Anthony Harris, Maurice Canady spend summer in Richmond preparing for NFL season

When a dead car battery left Maurice Canady running late, Jason Elkin kept the gym open. When Anthony Harris needed to get in one more workout before the ...

Cameron Gallagher, Henrico teen, dies after Shamrock Half-Marathon

Cameron Gallagher, a 16-year-old from Richmond, died running the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach Sunday morning.

Celebrate the true spirit of martial arts at the Dong’s Martial Arts Tournament

Ninth Degree Black Belt Grandmaster Seung Dong and Master Doug Taylor shared an impressive demonstration of martial arts, and even helped Virginia This ...

Biz Buzz: Regency Square gets serious about its new image  Richmond Times-Dispatch

Regency Square has been under new ownership since February, and the owners have been mulling what might be the best way to update the image of the ...

Runners return to race where Cameron Gallagher died last year

About 250 runners joined the family of Cameron Gallagher — a Henrico County teenager who died soon after crossing the finish line of last year's Shamrock ...

Richmond Public Schools to hold gun violence march Saturday

As nearly half a million people protest gun violence in the nation's capital Saturday, a group in Richmond will march from a middle school in the city's East End to ...

Lanford, Pamela Walters | Obituaries  The Daily Progress

Pamela Walters Lanford, 64, of Palmyra, Virginia, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 20, 2015, at her home. Born December 21, 1950, in Richmond, ...

Family Remembers Runner's Excitement for Race  Runner's World Newswire

Sixteen-year-old Cameron Gallagher of Richmond, Va. crossed the finish line on Virginia Beach's boardwalk Sunday to complete her first half-marathon, hugged ...

8News Top of the Class for 2017  WRIC

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- 8News wants to wish the graduating class of 2017 all the best in their future endeavors while congratulating all the young men and ...

Police investigating after local pet cemetery vandalized  WRIC

Vandals hit a sacred spot for animals in the West End, causing thousands of dollars in damage to a pet cemetery in Henrico County.. News, weather, sports ...

Virginia Woman Chooses Death Over Having To Vote For Trump Or Clinton  Popdust

Virginia woman chooses death vote Trump Clinton conundrum—it's a tough one indeed, and we're kinda inclined to go with the first option too sometimes.

Ikenberry back in the dugout as head coach at JMU  Richmond Times-Dispatch

HARRISONBURG - A season away from the game left Marlin Ikenberry thirsting to get back into baseball.

Raising Richmond: Q & A with Judi Crenshaw  RVANews

In the latest installment of our series highlighting Richmond parents, we talk to Judi Crenshaw, publicist for Theatre IV and the Barksdale and mother to Gray, ...

Lohmann: Haunted by war and the death of a friend, Vietnam vet finds solace in poetry

Harmon J. Bove Jr. was a solid guy, tough and powerfully built, an athletic standout at his high school in Vermont, a born leader.

A slow journey back to painting for Louis Briel  Richmond Times-Dispatch

The news arrived in April that a third painting by Richmond artist Louis Briel had been acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for its collection.

Passion and Practicality  Richmond magazine

With its nationally ranked art school, world-class museum and many galleries, Richmond has a lot to offer art lovers. But what's it like to have a career as a ...

The woman behind RVA's premier adult store, Taboo  RVANews

Each year, Alison Barber has her finger prints taken at a police station, submits to a background check, and fills out a form before paying $100 for the privilege of ...

Regency Square mall site redevelopment plans submitted

Regency Square owners are proposing rows of shops along Quioccasin Road and at the corner of North Parham and Holly Hill roads as part of redevelopment ...

Why, Richmond, Why?!? James River Park lacks amenities - by design

This week, as we approach Memorial Day and draw closer to summer, let's address questions about why we don't have diverse amenities in the James River ...

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