By Janeal Downs
Imagine a 17-year-old boy who grew up in the Atlee area of Hanover County with a 4.0 GPA, viagra dosage who is involved in multiple organizations, viagra order has a love for church, and started his own business. These are a few characteristics of rising high school senior Bradford W. Robertson whose parents said they noticed he had an abundance of energy and agility as he grew up. This includes him learning to roller skate in 30 minutes at the age of three and getting a first degree black belt at the age of 12.
Bradford grew up with a love for art and won multiple national and international awards for his work through the Hanover County school system. With the help of his parents, he attended art programs at the Science Museum of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
He started with creating and selling art at local malls, events, and to his parents’ coworkers to raise money to buy a puppy. That same year, after volunteering at the Radio One St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radio-thon, he then decided to donate a portion of his money raised to St. Jude. These endeavors helped influence him to launch his own business at the age of 12 called Raggedy Art.com, a website for young artists who want to post their work for the world to see.
Bradford hopes to increase web traffic to attract advertisers in order to collect donations for St. Jude. Besides his organization, Bradford is in the top 20 percent of his senior class, a member of the Art Guild, DECA, the Beta National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and was also lettered in Atlee High’s Varsity Track team.
Besides art, school and his website, Bradford also holds a love for soccer and even joined the Richmond Kickers’ youth travel team at the age of nine. From there, Brad became a prolific scorer for every team he played on. He even made the Atlee Varsity soccer team as a freshman helping lead them to an appearance in the regionals in 2012, including a 1-0 win, where he scored the winning goal against Henrico High. Afterwards, he set his sights on making the Richmond Kickers’ Academy team. No one from Hanover North had ever made the team before from a classic division level team, but that did not stop Bradford. He made the team and started in over 90 percent of his games. Just this past year, the Richmond Kickers & Strikers formed a new combined academy called the Richmond United. After a very competitive tryout, Bradford once again made the team. As he completes his senior year, he is aspiring to play soccer in college and then to pursue a professional career in the sport.