During the rifle team visit to VMI, we ran into several Hargrave Alumni. The first was Luis Vale '18 who saw our bus and came running up to say hello and wish us luck.
After our rifle match, the Cadets explored the VMI campus and watched the VMI Retreat Ceremony. Just like at Hargrave, Retreat signals the end of the day and is the ceremony in which the colors are taken down.
Joe Murray '17 came up after Retreat and spent some time catching up with his former classmates, telling them about life at VMI and sharing a little Cadet insight.
Andrew is excited to be a part of such a great school and is ready for the tasks ahead.
He is no stranger to military boarding schools. Andrew is a 1998 graduate of Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington Missouri, where he attended for high school and junior college. "My brother had a friend in college who recommended Wentworth to my parents, apparently little Andrew reminded him of himself as a future cadet."
Andrew never expected to return to boarding schools but after he and his wife had begun their family, Andrew rediscovered the magic of what a school like Hargrave can do for a young man.
In his journey to Chatham, Andrew has been a teacher, coach, TAC, marketing director and admissions director at five other military boarding schools. As a coach, his military drill team was nationally ranked and four of his cadets went on to be members of the West Point Drill Team.
Andrew and Jennifer are enjoying living in bucolic Chatham with their two children and are very proud to be members of the Hargrave family.
Competing against seven other teams this past week, our Tigers were victorious once more against some of the best competition in our area:
1st - Hargrave - 139.5 pts
2nd - Gretna - 115 pts
3rd - Tunstall - 106 pts
4 x 800 Relay - 2nd - Morris, Khraisat,... more
Running from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning, Hargrave held its annual Eye of the Tiger Challenge.
"This multi-skilled, 20-hour long event is designed to test each Cadet's teamwork ability, physical and mental endurance, problem-solving skills, and Sisu (Norwegian for "grit"). It is not... more
For the past 2.5 years the Hargrave Center for Leadership and Ethics has made improvements to the classroom with the introduction of a new theme wall and furniture to provide a lounge/study area for students in the Leadership 1 and 2 Courses. These and other improvements were made possible by a... more
Using social media as a method of communication, I was able to share the Hargrave experience with family, friends, current and prospective Cadets, and alumni. Recently, I have posted on our Instagram Story "Cadet Life: An Instagram Journey" to involve our audience in a unique experience: for alumni,... more
Alex Judd is an energetic youth minister who has a passion for communicating practical truth in a powerful way. He is an 18x Marathon finisher, a 2x Ironman triathlete, and currently works as a Leadership Coach for business leaders around the country. Alex also works for Dave Ramsey who is a highly... more
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