Melanie Beard


Mrs. Beard is a true gem!  She is dedicated to making our library program a success and is willing to help out whenever help is needed.  Mrs. Beard has also done an amazing job with our Student Council Association over the past several years.  Working between both elementary schools, she is a very busy woman.  We are lucky to have her support and welcome her enthusiasm towards making our library a place everyone wants to be.


jasmineJasmine Carter has been selected as the December Senior of the Month. She is the daughter of Claudia Carter of Buena Vista.

Jasmine demonstrates many of the qualities that are appreciated by PMHS faculty and students.  Her characteristic friendliness can be seen in the halls as she smiles at students and speaks to teachers while walking to class. Administrators and teachers state she is always respectful and willing to help with anything that is needed.

Jasmine has excellent attendance and grades. She is able to maintain a 3.6 GPA while being involved in many extra-curricular activities during her high school years. Some would describe Jasmine as a natural group leader. She is Treasurer of the Senior Class, Vice-President of the National Honor Society, President of the Spanish Club and serves as the Student Representative for the school board. Additionally, Jasmine is a member of Interact and SIRPHA (Students in Rockbridge Promoting Health Alternatives). She attended YADAPP and won a $250.00 grant to implement a plan for drug prevention.

As a sophomore, Jasmine was part of the District Choir. She performed in the Color Guard for three years and was Captain of the Color Guard her junior year.  She also has participated in model UN.

Jasmine is equally involved in the community. She has a part-time job, as a dietary aid, at Golden Living and is an active member of Pentecostal Outreach Church. Jasmine has been accepted at Sweet Briar College.  Her hope is to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country and later pursue a career as a History or Spanish teacher.


john porterJohn Porter has been selected as Parry McCluer High School’s Senior of the Month for November 2014.  He is the son of Thomas and Elaine Porter of Buena Vista.

John is a very bright young man who exemplifies what it means to be a great student.  John is attentive, respectful and participatory in the classroom.  All of John’s teachers speak very highly of him and the pleasure it is to have him as a student.

John has superior attendance and grades. He has an astounding 4.04 GPA and has received numerous academic awards as well.  John is active in his church, the Buena Vista Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is also an intern in the IT department at SVU.

John plans to attend Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL in the fall and study video game development.


Susan Moore and Linda Barger

Susan Moore and Linda Barger

Linda Barger and Susan Moore are our November and December Employees of the Month. Linda and Susan have a combined 61 years of experience working at PMHS. The principal, Anna Graham, describe Linda and Susan as “the glue that holds PMHS together.” From keeping track of past and current student files, answering numerous calls a day, buzzing guests into the building, maintaining the financial records, lending an ear to staff, and handing out student meds and bandaids…they seriously do it all. Their dedication to Parry McCluer High School and Buena Vista City Schools makes them the perfect choice for November and December Employees of the Month.