Ms. Olsen is a familiar smiling face on campus and is Hargrave's Director of Guidance and Counseling. She holds a Masters in School Counseling.
A friend from college started working at Hargrave and was soon telling her all about it. "God drew me to Hargrave", she explains.
While in school, she realized that she wanted to build stronger relationships with the students than a day school would provide. She enjoys being there for our Cadets for much more than just school problems. "I talk to them about all facets of life, we talk about everything."
"No boy is perfect, we all make mistakes. Hargrave is a good place for a fresh start where they can establish a new reputation". She uses all opportunities to make "everything a teachable moment."
Her least favorite part of her time at Hargrave is the summer. "I just love going to work and seeing the Cadets each day."
Many of the Cadets see her as a mom figure. "A recent graduate called and didn't know how to set up a checking account. It meant a lot that he saw me as someone who would help him with that."
Dena and her husband have a one year old toddler that the Cadets affectionately call "Baby Brock".
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.
At a recent post graduate basketball game vs Franklin Prep (we won 106 to 69), Chris Wriedt earned the nickname Sweet Wriedt with a single right hand hook shot.
A native of Sacramento, California, Chris knew about Hargrave in high school from his older brother who played college ball with a HMA... more
As a Cadet progresses through the various stages of the college search and admissions process, he will assess his strengths, weaknesses, needs, and values. Thoughtful use of self-knowledge allows a Cadet to make better choices in considering future plans. The goal of this process should be to find... more
With our Cadets having multiple opportunities for activities and clubs to break up the monotony of school, there's bound to be some scheduling conflicts. This weekend we could only bring half of the team, but we still made a good show of skill and determination.
When winning, Both Richardson and... more
As the rifle team continues to show improvement, our competitors do, too. It was a tough loss against a strong opponent again Friday, as our Tigers drop another one to Fishburne. We were both missing some of our competitive marksmen, and it turned into a tough competition. With a final score of 939... more
Ms. Scolpini is the Director of the Academic Learning Center, where she works with students who need extra help or need extra challenges. She is also a Hargrave alumna, having grown up at Hargrave from 7th to 12 grade.
As a student, she did not have the best study habits and had a hard time... more
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