JCHS Student/Alumni Night with the Salem Avalanche
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, over 200 JCHS students, alumni, faculty, staff and their families attended a home game of the Salem Avalanche Baseball Team in Salem, Virginia.
It was a beautiful night in Salem as the Avalanche took on the Wintosn-Salem Warthogs!
While many of the ateendees from JCHS sat in the general admission seating around the field, some gathered in Duke's Picnic Pavilion on the third base line to enjoy the game.
JCHS President Carol Seavor waits by the Avalanche dugout for her turn to throw out the first pitch.
Dr. Seavor takes the mound...
...and winds up for the pitch...
...and lets it fly! If you look very closely, you can see the ball zooming to home plate right about in the middle of the Classic Plumbing sign. Afterward, both the catcher and Mugsy bowed down in honor of Dr. Seavor's pitching prowess.
Mugasy, the Avalanche's mascot, gives Dr. Seavor some love.
Scott Hill, JCHS Director of Student Life and one of the organizers of this awesome event, smiles for the camera.
Many JCHS students came out for the game, including (left to right):
Tenika Reynolds, Joshua Bonovitch, Grace Yu, Ronnie Blevins and Kim Thacker. The game was a chance for our current students to meet and socialize with JCHS alumni outside of the College.
From Duke's Picnic Pavilion, the JCHS attendees watched the game from the comfort of picnic tables.
Sarah Ross, JCHS Assistant Director of Student Life, threatens to give people the "two-fingered reverse back slap" as they come down the ramp to the picnic pavilion.
Jennifer Carlo, JCHS Dean for Student Services, explains how to slide into second when stealing a base to Stacey Lilley's son. Stacey is the JCHS Director of Counseling and Wellness as well as an Assistant Professor.
Enjoying the game (and, apprently, some popcorn) were (from left to right): Christina Hatch, JCHS Coordinator of Development and Alumni Relations; Sarah Ross, Assistant Director of Student Life; and Connie Cook, Admissions Counselor.
Dr. Seavor in serious discussion, possibly about the ill effects of chewing tobacco among baseball players.
Karie Salas, Department Secretary in Health Psychology and Humanities and Social Sciences at JCHS, and her daughter, Katie, come back from the concession stand loaded with stuff that's really bad for you, but very tasty nonetheless.
Jennifer Carlo, JCHS Dean for Student Services, in a rather majestic pose. Much like Mt. Rushmore.
As twilight falls over the ball park, the kids of some JCHS staff members contemplate another concession stand hot dog. Or something like that...
Christina Hatch teaches fellow JCHS faculty and staff members, as well as some of their children, the finer points of how to be a fashion diva. Lesson #1: always wear a long sleeved shirt when it's 90 degrees outside to protect your model-like porcelain skin. (Notice Susan Booth, JCHS Physical Plant Officer, skipping the lesson at left.)
Mac Snead, Assistant Program Director of the JCHS EHS-Paramedic Program and Assistant Professor, chats with John McNamera and his family. John is an Asscoaite Professor in the JCHS Science and Mathematics Department. (Note: the cup in front of Mac is filled with apple juice. Drinking is bad. Just say no, kids.)
Chase Poulsen, JCHS Director of Clinical Education for and Assistant Professor in Respiratory Therapy, enjoys the game from a standing point of view.
As the game came to a close, our exhausted Avalanche fans headed home for the night. Unfortunately, Winston-Salem beat the Avalanche 3-2.