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The Forty-First Annual Commencement Exercise took place in Charles City County on May 25, 2012.  The Valedictorian was Logan Madison who graduated with a 4.136 GPA.  The Salutatorian was Austin Holmes.  The guest speaker for the graduation ceremony was Mr. Rendell L. Jones.

Logan Madison and Stefanie Burch at Charles City County Graduation

Logan Madison and Stefanie Burch at Charles City County Graduation

Members of the Senior Class of 2012

Jeremy Abbott
Alicia Adkins
Amy Adkins
Chelsea Adkins
Michael Allen Jr.
Christopher Banks
Terrance Banks
Christina Beckman
Shelby Boeshans
Trey Bradby
Tisha Braxton
Matthew Briggs
Kierra Brooks
Carmesha Brown
Stefanie Burch
Kara Canaday
Fende Chamberlain
Caitlyn Charity
Kristin Cone
Jaylen Cotman
Ryan Counterman-Jobb
Jordan Crewe
Terrel Crewe
Avery Dick
Nathan Dill
Kenneth Dobson
Joshua Fleet
Dallas Godsey
Scottie Godsey
Kaniquae Gray
Zachary Hambright
Cody Herring
Christopher Hill
Austin Holmes
Dakota Holmes
Jamie Jefferson
Je’von Johnson
Chantelle Jones
Cherise Jones
Jasmine Jones
Raven Jones
Rodney Jones Jr.
Darius Keeton
Cody Leake
Christopher Leggett
Roneshia Mabry
Logan Madison
Dominique Manuel
Shontice Marsh
Breshae McElroy
Robert Morton II
Zachary Peck
David Riley
Shakeia Robinson
Allyson Sands
Nisa Shands
Eric Shields Jr.
Christopher Sweeney
Tracy Turpin Jr.
Alicia Walker
Daneshia Wallace
Tiffany West
Dominque White
Christopher Whitehead
Dominique Williams
Leonard Williams Jr.
Cheyenne Wine
Keenan Wynn
Leslie Yates

Congratulations to all!


Charles City Basketball Team beat Luray Bulldgos at Kaplan Arena on March 3, 2012

The Panther Boys Basketball team is heading to the final four after beating the Luray Bulldgos 57-49 at William & Mary’s Kaplan Arena.  Read More about Charles City’s basketball game against the Luray Bulldogs



Charles City wins first Region Championship

No players selected to the first team All District Team, No players selected to the All Region Team….no problem, Charles City won its first ever Region Championship with a thrilling 72-70 win over West Point as Avery Jones hit a jumper with 2 seconds left.  The Panthers had endeared numerous heartbreaking games this season in which they came up short, but tonight the Panthers would prevail.  The Panthers play in the state tournament for the first time in school history on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Read More about the Basketball Game against West Point

Junior Football Player – JAELEN WILLIAMS

Class of 2013

Jaelen Williams, is a 6’3″, 280lb Junior, Defensive and Offensive lineman from Charles City, VA.  He has started on the Charles City High School Varsity Football team since the 9th grade. For 3 (three) consecutive years he has earned 1st team All-Region, All Tri-Rivers District 1st team at Defensive Tackle and Honorable Mention at Offensive Tackle.  He’s also the defensive captain for the team.  Williams is also a member of the Varsity Basketball Team and Track & Field Team.   READ MORE about Jaelen Williams



#55 Devin Holmes

The Charles City Panthers Football team sends its condolences of the passing of former player Devin Holmes (class of 2010) who passed away in a tragic accident on August 16, 2011.

Holmes played three years of varsity football for the Charles City Panthers, starting at center and guard during his last year. Holmes also started at defensive tackle as well. He also was the team’s kicker during the season. Known as “medium-size Holmes,” Devin was an influential personality on the field. Starting small in stature, he was big at heart and became a motivator for the senior class of 2010. He recorded 19 tackles and one sack during his senior year. He converted five extra points as well.

The Charles City Panthers football team send out their condolences and prayers to his family, his twin brother (Dustin), and all of the family and friends during this time of grieving.

Devin Holmes Career Stats


  • 46 tackles
  • 1.5 sacks
  • 5 career points
  • 1 blocked field goal
  • 1 kickoff return


Brooks 2nd in Girls’ 100 Meter Dash at States

Charles City High School Track & Field sprinter Kierra Brooks placed 2nd in the girls’ 100 meter dash at the Group A State Track & Field Championships held this past Saturday at Radford University in Radford, VA.

Brooks ran a career best 12.03 in the event, finishing second. The junior sprinter also ran a 12.09 in the preliminaries. She accounted for all eight points for the Charles City Lady Panthers’ track team that finished in 20th.

Results (CC Only)

Girls: Discus- 23. Adkins (76’0”), 100 Hurdles- 21. Charity (18.68), 100 Meter Dash- 2. Brooks (12.03), 400 Meter Relay- 10. CC (Braxton, Charity, Brown, Brooks) 51.90, 300 Hurdles- 15. Charity (52.82), 200 Meter Dash- 15. Brooks (27.22)

Boys: High Jump- 21. T. Jones (5’10”), 100 Meter Dash- 18. T. Jones (11.42), 400 Meter Relay- 15. CC (T. Adkins, A. Jones, Barbour, T. Jones) 45.72, 800 Meter Run- 21. C. Adkins (2:14.03), 200 Meter Dash- 17. T. Jones (23.15)

Jones Adds Two Events to State Championships

Charles City senior Trevor Jones, the Richmond bound athlete had already qualified in the Group A State Track & Field Championships in the boys’ 4×100 meter relay and the boys’ 100 meter dash. Apparently, the senior wanted to go out on top.

Jones placed 3rd in the boys’ high jump and 5th in the 200 meter dash, qualifying him for those events in the Group A State Track & Field Championships to be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Radford University. Jones cleared 5’10” in the high jump. Jones also ran career bests in the 100 meter dash (11.21) and the 200 meter dash (23.20). Jones, along with brother Avery Jones, Dominick Barbour, and Tevin Adkins, placed 3rd in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 44.74.

Jones wasn’t the only individual to garner access to the Group A State Track & Field Championships. Brother Avery Jones qualified in the boys’ high jump, clearing 5’8” and squeezing into the field with a 6th place finish. He is joined by Cruz Adkins, who edged his way into the state field by finishing 6th in the boys’ 800 meter run.

The boys’ team finished 11th in the Region A Championships that was held at West Point High School on May 26th, 2011. The boys’ relay, Cruz Adkins, Avery Jones, and Trevor Jones contributed a majority of the points. The only other Panther to contribute points was Jaelen Williams, who added one point for his 8th place finish in the boys’ discus.

On the girls’ side, the buzz was already building among Region A spectators when Kierra Brooks returned after a two-year absence and ran a 12.15 at the Tri-Rivers District Championships a week earlier. Brooks didn’t disappoint those spectators. Brooks ran a 12.29 in the preliminary round, and followed it with a 12.21 to easily cruise pass the competition in the girls’ 100 meter dash. Brooks easily won by nearly half a second, and her time placed her in the Silver Standard Elite of the High School Track and Field athletes. Brooks is currently ranked #268 out of one-hundred thousand athletes in the girls’ 100 meter dash. Brooks also placed 4th in the girls’ 200 meter dash and anchored the girls’ 4×100 team to a 5th place finish, teaming with Tisha Braxton, Caitlyn Charity, and Mary Black.

Charity punched her ticket to the Group A State Track & Field Championships for the 3rd year in a row in the 300 meter hurdles, finishing 4th in the event.

Charity also added the girls’ 100 meter hurdles for the first time, finishing 4th in that event.

The other final points came through senior Lexus Adkins, who will be returning to the Group A State Track & Field Championship meet after finishing 3rd in the discus. Adkins competed in the event two years ago as a sophomore.

Both the girls’ and boys’ teams have a good chance of scoring in the Group A State Track & Field event, with the girls’ having a strong possibility to finish in the top three. On the boys’ side, they can score as many as 58 points, with Trevor Jones accounting for all but 18 of them. On the girls’ side, Kierra Brooks will be accounted for 30 of the possible 60 points for the Lady Panthers.

State championships over the last three years have averaged 49 points for the winning teams.

Results (Charles City Only- Top 6 individual places [top 3 relays] automatically qualify for state or state standards time met in event.)

Girls’ Results

Girls’ High Jump– 8th Place, Caitlyn Charity (4’2”)

Girls’ Shot– 9th Place, Lynette Brown (28’3.75”)

10th Place, Brittany Wade (Career Best Throw 27’3¼”)

18th Place, Tashauna Robinson (22’7½”)

Girls’ Discus– 3rd Place, Lexus Adkins (86’11¾”)

Girls’ 100 Meter Hurdles– 4th Place, Caitlyn Charity (18.50, career best 18.40 in preliminaries)

Girls’ 100 Meter Dash– 1st Place, Kierra Brooks (12.21)

13th Place, Tisha Braxton (Career best 13.35)

Girls’ 4×100 Meter Relay– 5th Place (53.17), Tisha Braxton

Caitlyn Charity

Mary Black

Kierra Brooks

Girls’ 300 Meter Hurdles– 4th Place, Caitlyn Charity (54.17)

Girls’ 800 Meter Run– 17th Place, Ashlyn Madison (3:21.77)

18th Place, Mary Black (3:28.87)

Girls’ 200 Meter Dash– 4th Place, Kierra Brooks (27.33)

20th Place, Tisha Braxton (35.01)

Boys’ Results

Boys’ Long Jump– 13th Place, Trevor Jones (19’3½”)

18th Place, Avery Jones (18’5¾”)

21st Place, Quentin Williams (17’5”)

Boys’ Triple Jump– 19th Place, Trevor Jones (36’4½”)

Boys’ High Jump– 3rd Place, Trevor Jones (5’10”)

6th Place, Avery Jones (5’8”)

17th Place, Gregory Cotman (5’2”)

Boys’ Shot– 14th Place, Dominic Jones (Career Best- 40’4”)

Boys’ Discus– 8th Place, Jaelen Williams (103’0”)

12th Place, Joseph Tabb (97’1”)

14th Place, Trey Bradby (93’9½”)

Boys’ 110 Hurdles– 10th Place, Daron Jones (17.10)

Boys’ 100 Meter Dash– 4th Place, Trevor Jones (Career Best- 11.21)

16th Place, Avery Jones (Career Best- 11.58)

Boys’ 1600 Meter Run– 10th Place, Cruz Adkins (5:35.32)

Boys’ 4×100 Meter Relay– 3rd Place (Season Best 44.74) Tevin Adkins

Avery Jones

Dominick Barbour

Trevor Jones

Boys’ 400 Meter Dash– 11th Place, Gregory Cotman (58.07)

13th Place, Quentin Williams (58.53)

Boys’ 300 Meter Hurdles– 11th Place, Daron Jones (Career Best- 46.41)

Boys’ 800 Meter Run– 6th Place, Cruz Adkins (2:16.21)

Boys’ 200 Meter Dash– 5th Place, Trevor Jones (23.20)

Lady Panthers Track Team Fall One Point Short, Finish Second

Boys Track Team Takes Second as Well

The Charles City Lady Panthers Track & Field team fell one point short in their attempt to take first at the Tri-Rivers District Championship Meet.

The Lady Panthers simply couldn’t match the numbers’ game presented by eventual champion Windsor. The Lady Dukes placed two runners in the 3200 meter run which pulled them to within one of the Lady Panthers, before closing the deal and edging the Lady Panthers in the 4×400 meter relay. Windsor won by the score of 143-142.

Event winners for the Lady Panthers were Lynette Brown (shot), Lexus Adkins (discus), Shateka Brown (High Jump), Kierra Brooks (100 Meter Dash), girls 4×100 meter relay (Tisha Braxton, Caitlyn Charity, Shateka Brown, Kierra Brooks), and Caitlyn Charity (300 meter hurdles).

On the boys’ side, Trevor Jones’ victory in the high jump helped propel the Panthers to a 2nd place victory, edging Sussex Central 102-97. Windsor won the meet with 144.5 points.

Trevor Jones was named boys’ MVP of the track meet. Alongside winning the boys’ high jump, he ran a career best 11.36 in the 100 meter dash, which automatically qualified him for the Group A State Track & Field Championships at Radford. He also placed in the boys’ long jump (4th), boys’ triple jump (4th), boys’ 400 meter dash (5th), and boys’ 200 dash (4th).

Other boys’ winners include Daron Jones (110 hurdles) and Cruz Adkins (1600 meter run and 3200 meter run).

The top six places in individual events automatically qualify for the Region A Championships on May 26, 2011 at West Point High School, while the top three relays automatically qualify. Some members of the Charles City High School Track & Field had qualified earlier for this event at previous sanctioned meets.

CC Results (Top Six Individuals, Top Three Relays- All participating in the Region A Track Meet on May 26, 2011 at West Point High School.)


Shot- Lynette Brown (1st), Brittany Wade (2nd), Tashauna Robinson (3rd)

Discus- Lexus Adkins (1st), Lynette Brown (5th)

Triple Jump- Toni Harris (2nd)

High Jump- Shateka Brown (1st), Toni Harris (2nd- Not Participating in Event at Regions), Caitlyn Charity (3rd)

100 Hurdles- Caitlyn Charity (2nd)

100 Meter Dash- Kierra Brooks (1st), Shateka Brown (4th), Tisha Braxton (5th)

4×100 Meter Relay- Braxton, Charity, S. Brown, Brooks (1st)

400 Meter Dash- Toni Harris (3rd)

300 Meter Hurdles- Caitlyn Charity (1st)

800 Meter Run- Ashlyn Madison (3rd), Mary Black (6th)

200 Meter Dash- Shateka Brown (2nd), Tisha Braxton (4th), Kierra Brooks (Qualified in this event at an earlier sanctioned meet.)

4×400 Meter Relay- Madison, Lizama, Black, Harris (3rd)


Shot- Dominic Jones (6th)

Discus- Jaelen Williams (2nd), Joseph Tabb (4th), Trey Bradby (5th)

Long Jump- Trevor Jones (4th), Avery Jones (5th), Quentin Williams (6th)

Triple Jump- Trevor Jones (4th)

High Jump- Trevor Jones (1st), Avery Jones (4th), Gregory Cotman (5th)

110 Hurdles- Daron Jones (1st)

100 Meter Dash- Trevor Jones (2nd), Avery Jones (6th)

1600 Meter Run- Cruz Adkins (1st)

4×100 Meter Relay- T. Adkins, A. Jones, Barbour, T. Jones (Qualified in this event at an earlier sanctioned meet.)

400 Meter Dash- Gregory Cotman (4th), Trevor Jones (5th-Not Participating in this Event at Regions), Quentin Williams (6th)

300 Meter Hurdles- Daron Jones (5th)

800 Meter Run- Cruz Adkins (Qualified in this event at an earlier sanctioned meet.)

200 Meter Dash- Trevor Jones (4th)

Charles City Boys Finish 3rd at Last Chance Invitational

Charles City senior Trevor Jones help to account for 35 of Charles City’s 59 points as the Panthers boys team finished third out of nine schools in the Charles City Last Chance Invitational held on May 7, 2011 at Charles City High School.

Jones won the high jump, clearing 5’10”. Jones also placed third in the boys 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4th in the long jump, and 7th in the triple jump.

Jones also helped the Charles City Boys 4×100 meter relay team place 2nd with a time of 45.10 seconds, which automatically qualifies them for the Group A State Track & Field championships, along with the Region A Track & Field championships. Jones was joined by his brother Avery Jones, and teammates Tevin Adkins and Dominick Barbour to accomplish this feet.

Other outstanding performances went to the following for the boys:

Avery Jones who ran a career best in the 200 meter dash and jumped a career best in the boys triple jump.

Quentin Williams who ran a career best in the boys 400 meter dash and jumped a career best in boys triple jump.

Cruz Adkins who ran a 2:13.22 in the boys 800 meter run. The time is a career best and automatically qualifies him for the Region A Track & Field championship.  Adkins also ran a career best in the 1600 meter run.

Daron Jones who ran a career best in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.

Keishaun Cotman who ran a career best in the boys 110 meter hurdles.

Gregory Cotman who ran a career best in the 400 meter dash and jumped a career best in the high jump.

Jaelen Williams who threw a career best in the boys discus.

On the girls side, Caitlyn Charity placed 4th in the girls 100 meter hurdles and 3rd in the girls 300 meter hurdles. Her time of 54.47 seconds qualified her for the Region A Championships.

Other notable girl performances also included are:

Kelsey Lizama who ran a career best in the girls 400 meter dash.

Lynette Brown who threw a career best in the girls shot.

Brittany Wade who threw a career best in the girls shot.

The Charles City Track and Field team returns to action this Tuesday as they will host a Tri-Rivers District Track Meet.

Brooks Qualifies for Three State Events

Lady Panther sprinter Kierra Brooks qualified in two individual events and anchored the Charles City girls’ 4×100 relay team into state competition with an outstanding performance on April 29-30, 2011 at the Elite Invitational in Richmond, VA.

Brooks started her state bound journey on Friday night.  Brooks, along with teammates Tisha Braxton, Caitlyn Charity, and Shateka Brown, ran a 52.11 in the girls 4×100 meter relay, easily qualifying for the state event in June.

Brooks continued her antics on Saturday.  Brooks ran a season best 12.59 in the girls’ 100 meter dash, finishing 13th in the event.  She also ran a career best 26.68 in the girls’ 200 meter dash, finishing 18th.

Many other season and personal bests were set by members of the Charles City Panthers Track & Field team at the Elite Invitational.  For the girls, Caitlyn Charity ran a personal best of 18.59 in the girls’ 100 meter hurdles, and teammate Tisha Braxton ran a personal best of 13.53 in the girls’ 100 meter dash.

On the boys side, Avery Jones ran a personal best of 11.86 in the boys’ 100 meter dash.  Brother Trevor Jones set a season best in the long jump, posting a 19’7” mark.  The Jones brothers joined Tevin Adkins and Dominick Barbour in running a season best in the boys 4×100 relay, posting a time of 46.42.

The Elite Invitational is the biggest meet in the state of Virginia.  Over 100 schools and 1650 athletes competed.  The invitational is by invite only, as participants can only qualify by posting a certain time in track events or mark in field events.

The Panthers will travel to Surry County on May 3rd to participate in a Tri-Rivers District meet before returning to host their Last Chance Invitational on May 7th.

Trevor Jones Signs with Richmond Spiders

Charles City football star Trevor Jones signed a national letter of intent with the University of Richmond today, the first day of National Signing Day for high school athletes who are going to play sports at the College level. He was accompanied by many members of his family, members of the school board, his football coaches and other members of the school faculty. Trevor’s parents were glowing with pride as he signed to play football on a scholarship that will provide a full ride. He will join a solid Richmond Spiders football program where he is projected to play wide receiver.  Click here for the rest of the story

Welcome to

Looking back on time, anybody that has ever attended Charles City County Public Schools knows that it was truly a unique experience to be a “Panther”. If you grew up in Charles City County then you know it was a school unlike many others. There are very few school systems like Charles City where kids go to school with each other all the way from primary school until high school graduation. Everybody knows everybody. Like any school there are good times and there are not so great times.  MostPanther Face students that go to Charles City schools do not come from rich families. Prior to 1994, students went to schools where there was no real football field, poor heating in classrooms (or no heat!), no baseball fields at the schools, used & old equipment, run down lockers, broken down equipment and hardly any computers. Slowly but surely the school system has gotten better. Although there have been many bumps in the road, Charles City County and its students have a lot of potential. Charles City County might not have any modern restaurants nor big name companies but what it does have is pride in knowing that nothing was ever given to us and if you did make it in life then you definitely earned it.

This website was created in order to honor all of those who ever went to Charles City Public Schools; all the students and of course the faculty members. Like most

people, when we are in High School we just want to finish and get it done with so we can move on in life. As a person progresses in life they often look back on those more precious times in high school and realize what a fun and memorable time it really was. On this website, you will find photos of various years at Charles City High School, which many might remember as being Ruthville High School when it was on Glebe Lane. If you are really “old school” then you will even remember when the schools were segregated back in the 1960s. Hopefully this website will be enjoyable to you and your loved ones too. If you appreciate this website and have a yearbook from a year that is not listed. Also, send us any grade school pictures that you would like to share. We will post them on the site as soon as possible. PLEASE take a few moments of your time and write us an email if you would like to help contribute. We will try to add more photos from various years. Thank you for visiting and come back again to check for updates and more photo additions.