This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan. Pocahontas lived in what is now Chesterfield County with her husband, John Rolfe, before moving back to England and dying in a small town named Gravesend.
In recognition of this special commemoration, students from schools in Chesterfield County and Gravesend, England, were invited to participate in a competition to design a flag to be flown in both communities. Bailey Bridge Middle seventh-grader Elena was one of two winners selected from more than 60 entries in the design competition. Her flag featured a tree of life with branches forming the number “400.”