Amanda Jarratt inducted to WHS Alumni Hall of Fame
Published 10:05 am Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Amanda Jarratt, president and CEO of Franklin-Southampton Economic Development Inc., and two other people were inducted on Friday into the Windsor High School/Georgie D. Tyler High School Alumni Hall of Fame during halftime at the Windsor versus Sussex Central football game. The award honors graduates of both Windsor schools who have made their alma mater proud through career, community, military and/or philanthropic accomplishments.
Jarratt, who graduated from WHS in 2000, attended the College of William and Mary, earning her bachelor of arts in government before going to Virginia Commonwealth University to complete her Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree. She has been named to Inside Business’s Top 40 Under 40 and COVA Business Millenial on the Move.
She has excelled in leadership development in her completion of the LEAD program at UVA and the Public Executive Leadership Academy at the UNC Chapel Hill.
In addition to her role as president and CEO of FSEDI, Amanda has served with numerous community service organizations including the Franklin Rotary Club, Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber Executive Board, Western Tidewater Free Clinic Development Committee, Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Boards, the Virginia Economic Developers Association Board of Directors and was appointed by the governor to the Virginia Rural Center Board of Trustees.
She also gives back to her community through time spent supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the United Methodist Church.
“I was honored to be recognized by Windsor High School for their Alumni Hall of Fame,” said Jarratt. “During my time at Windsor High School, many teachers made a tremendous impact on my future and put me on the path that lead me to where I am today. I will be forever grateful to them for the difference they made in my life.”
Another inductee was Terry Bradshaw, who graduated WHS in 1987. While in high school, Terry was an excelling student-athlete and attributed much of his success to all of his teachers and coaches, especially Tex Murray and Ronald Cooper. Terry then attended Norfolk State University.
He is responsible for the offense of the Kansas City Royals as their batting coach. He spends much of his time giving back to youth in Kansas City and locally through baseball camps for children with special needs and community service opportunities at Kansas City hospitals. Accepting the award on his behalf were his wife, Cynthia Bradshaw and sons, Montae and Marcus Bradshaw.
The third inductee was Tommy Harrell, a 1978 graduate of Windsor High School. Tommy then attended Paul D. Camp Community College.
He is the fertility purchasing administrator for Meherrin Agricultural and Chemical Company, and has given back to the Windsor community through coaching and mentoring youth on the tennis, basketball and baseball teams. He also served on the Isle of Wight County Museum Board and was a docent.
He is also a founding member of the community service organization, the Windsor Jaycees, and has served as a board member of the Franklin YMCA. Tommy believes his education at WHS, specifically his involvement in DECA and the marketing program, was the catalyst for his successful career.