There is a new LOVEwork mural in our quaint little town of Chatham. Virginia has over 130 LOVEworks throughout the state. Each installation is unique and represents the community that hosts it.
When you look at the O, you will see five landmarks of our little town: Chatham Hall (a girls boarding school across town), the street car, the clock tower on the court house, the arch for Competition Alley, and of course Hargrave.
Sydney Lane, the local artist who designed and painted the mural, is a Chatham Hall alumnae (2012) and knows the importance our two schools have, not just in Virginia but in the world.
"I want it to inspire visitors, parents, alumni and people who have lived here their whole lives" she says.
The letter L represents why people choose to live and visit Chatham, O is for the History, V is for our place in the state of Virginia, and E is just for fun.
Several color drafts were completed but Sydney surprised our town with the monochrome scheme when the mural was unveiled a few weeks ago. "I felt that monochromatic was the best fit for Chatham. I did not want the mural to take away from the beauty that is my hometown," she says.
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.
We recently completed the renovation of room 701 as an example of the vision for all of the barracks rooms in Cosby Hall. Not only was the room painted but a new closet was built, a new sink and vanity installed and new modern furniture was placed in the room.
Cadets were excited to see what... more
Addison Saleh '17 visited campus this week. He is currently studying Mechanichal Engineering at The University of Arizona.
He says that he loved Hargrave for the routine that he learned here and is utilizing these skills in his freshman year of college.
He also wishes that he had started... more
After over a decade-long absence, Hargrave Tennis returned to Fork Union Military Academy to face off against their Junior Prep squad. As an individual sport, a "scrimmage" at whatever level is often an adventure. Not only is there usual discovery of an opponent's talents and vulnerabilities, but... more
What a great turnout this year! Alumni from all over the United States and world traveled back to our little town and to Hargrave Military Academy.
Homecoming at Hargrave means a lot more than Homecoming at most schools. It is a time when our alumni come home to reconnect with the family that... more
The Tigers won their sixth straight track meet by the following team scores:
Hargrave - 125 pts
Gretna - 83 pts
Altavista - 82 pts
Dan River - 46 pts
Chatham - 36 pts
4 x 800 Relay - Higdon, Powers, Khraisat, Morris
Triple Jump - Hankins
110 Hurdles - Williams
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