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Legislative tour held at Thomas Hunter Middle School

Mathews County Supervisors learned a little more about the ways in which teachers reach out to students and saw some of the challenges facing Mathews schools during a tour of Thomas Hunter Middle School Friday.

Students Hailey Denkinger and Grayson Griffith led much of the tour, beginning with sixth grade teacher Leslie Hudgins’s classroom. Denkinger, a seventh grader, said she chose Hudgins’s room to visit because of all the interesting activities the teacher organized for her class last year.

This was emphasized by the fact that the current class was working on a project drawing pictures of students’ favorite characters and themes from a recent trip the class took to the Altria Theater in Richmond. There, they saw five historical plays, funded by a grant from the Mathews Community Foundation.

Griffith chose the next stop—the girls’ restroom adjacent to the multi-purpose room on the front hall. Although it was an unusual choice, said THMS principal L...

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