Relay for Life nighttime event coming to Granby High School May 16-17

May 14, 2014

Relay For Life LogoCouncilman Tommy Smigiel asks that we notify Wards Corner residents of the Relay for Life event planned for May 16 -17 at Granby High School.

Opening ceremonies are planned for 6pm on Friday and the event concludes at 8am on Saturday.

There will be activities throughout the night and they are planned to be outside.  Please don’t be alarmed, this is for a great cause.

The event schedule:

Opening Ceremony: 6:30 PM
The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivor Activities: 7:00 PM
During the Survivors Lap at 7:00 PM, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.  The Survivor’s Dinner will immediately follow the lap.

Luminaria Ceremony: 9:30 PM
The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Miss Relay Pageant: 12:00 AM (Midnight)
The Miss Relay pageant is not your average pageant! This is an opportunity for gentlemen (ages 16+) to compete for the honor of being crowned Miss Relay. The purpose of the contest is to raise money, while having some fun! Contestants dress up in their favorite pageant dresses, answer questions and try and win over the crowd with their brains and beauty! Click here to download the application.

Closing Ceremony: 6:00 AM
The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.

Entertainment & Activities Schedule
We will have information about this year’s event entertainment and activities posted shortly. So, check back soon for details about all of the exciting things we have planned for this year’s Relay For Life!

For more information, visit the Relay for Life website.


Special thanks to Granby HS FBLA

November 22, 2010
Adopt A Spot - Granby High School Business Students

Adopt A Spot - Granby High School Business Students

Wards Corner Now and the entire Wards Community offers its thanks to the Granby High School Future Business Leaders of America.  On Saturday, November 20, 2010 they collected over 420lbs of trash during a cleanup event in the business district.  See details and pictures below:

What a beautiful Saturday morning.  Granby had 3 staff and 9 students participate in Keep Norfolk Beautiful project by picking up litter in the Ward’s Corner Business District.  We collected 420 lbs of litter in 3 hours.  Students were greeted by Chris Perry, Owner of the Ward’s Corner property and President of Suburban Asset Management.  His appreciation was shared with the students and their effort to give back to their community.  Participants included:  Jim Brown, Simone Davis, Jordan and Jewelia Grover, Baron McLean, Tyronne Tigg, Chrishauntez Moses, Brittany Taylor, Regina Calahan, Mrs. Boogades, Mrs. Lanz, Mrs. Pentinen and her 5 yr. old son, Grant.

Cleanup Participants

Cleanup Participants

Cleanup Participants

Cleanup Participants


14 students arrested at Granby High School

October 15, 2009

Granby High School

Pilot Online is reporting that 14 students were arrested Thursday morning after the school called Police to break up several fights. 20 police officers responded. There is an ongoing investigation.


Wards Corner Clean Up this Saturday

December 2, 2008

Jennifer Lanz writes,

You may have already heard that this Saturday Granby High School students and Ward’s Corner Businesses are joining efforts to work in the area to pick up trash. Business students will participate in order to earn community service hours as well as learn the rewards of giving back to the community. In addition, another group of students from the general population at Granby will help out. These students are interested in being sponsored financially to register and run in the Virginia Beach Shamrock 1/2 marathon.

Last year we had 57 students who set a goal to train for, and finish a half-marathon. It wasn’t about speed, but about positive, healthy choices. Our kids finished in times ranging from 1:36 to 4:45, but all had fun. There was such camaraderie among the students with the group runs, and friendships were forged that would never have happened otherwise. Every kid felt successful!

This year we have upwards of 100 students who want to participate. The Shamrock organizers, (Jerry and Amy Frostick) are assisting with some financial help. The store, Final Kick, is sponsoring several fund-raisers, but we need more help. Last year, we were able to raise some money,but with so many participants, it’s quite a task. Do the math—–we need about $7500 !!!! Anything the WCBOA could do to help would be greatly appreciated! I will be at the December meeting to give more details and suggest ways that you can help.

Come out on Saturday and meet the students. My cell phone is 619-5962, home is 340-4905. Rain date is Dec. 13th.

Jennifer Lanz
Business and Information Technology COE Coordinator
Granby High School
7101 Granby St
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 451-4110


Granby High School’s wrestling coach leaves for job at Western Branch

May 19, 2008

Pilot Online reports, Chris Martin, Granby’s wrestling coach, will be leaving for a coaching job at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake. Chris Martin, not related to the famed Granby Wrestling coach, Billy Martin, was a two time Virginia State Wrestling finalist and a State Champion in 1996.


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