The theme for our Junior Retreat was "This is the way. Walk ye in it", which was reinforced with each activity throughout the weekend. We kicked off the retreat on Friday evening with a delicious dinner, during which our juniors started the process of getting to know the individuals in their group. Each group had an adult, a senior facilitator and six juniors. After dinner, we mixed all the Cadets into four groups where they played a game called "The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine". This game required them to really work together and figure out the best path to choose to win the game.
The "trivia/baby picture" activity was next. The senior facilitator held up each baby picture and read trivia about that individual. Each team member had to guess who the individual was. This activity is designed to help the groups get to know each other on a more personal level. A lot of laughter came out of this activity! We then settled down to complete "match affirmation": each young man had to light a match and say as many positive attributes about himself until the match burned down. I was amazed at how seriously the Cadets took this activity as it seemed to remind them of the good qualities they possess.
Next, the juniors wrote on a piece of ribbon what paths they have taken or need to take in order to reach their goals. Once completed, we blindfolded them and took them on a trust walk to a bonfire, where Col. Brown had a talk with them about choosing paths. After tying their ribbon to a large cross, the juniors ate s'mores and enjoyed some fellowship around the fire.
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.
Sunday morning the juniors received a junior retreat ribbon to wear on their uniform blouse as well as a bracelet to remind them of this special weekend. They all signed a flag that will hang for the rest of this year and next year.
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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
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
There is a new club for Hargrave Cadets to participate in. Starting soon after exams end the Martial Arts Club will bring new learning experiences to our young men. Through the teachings of a variety of martial arts our young men will develop their coordination, flexibility and balance while aiding... more
The 2019 yearbook dedication ceremony took place after Chapel on Tuesday. This year had several recipients - the Hargrave Maintenance Department. Our Cadets appreciate the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of our maintenance and housekeeping crew.
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