The Right Way
Integrity is how you stand up for what is right.
Even if other people put you down, you get back up for the fight.
Integrity is being honest and doing things the right way.
Even if no one has anything to say.
Integrity is not trying to get a reward,
or trying to get a rank on your shoulder board.
It is about helping others in a time of great need.
That is the way of integrity.
- Cadet Thompson
To be a Person of Integrity
You are a product of the people you surround yourself with.
Bad friends and good ones, they are all around us
Think for a second, and reflect on your social group
Are you empowered by them
Do they push you for greater things
Or are you brought down
Lower than your capabilities
Are you pressured, or are you free
Do you have the integrity to know who is right for you
Do you agree
- Cadet Al Tell
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.
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... more
I am certain that there have been many prayers said around campus this week. It has been said on many occasions that as long as there are exams in school, there will be prayer in school. I know that this week, as with all weeks, I have spent time praying for the young men; for a sense of calm, and... more
Our Meritorious Performers were able to attend the Wings Over Wayne Air Show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. LtCol Morris was the chaperone and our Cadets joined in with a men's group from a local church to have breakfast and convoy down to the show.
The highlight... more
The first promotion period for Delta Company's Junior Leadership has wrapped up after 3 weeks of peer evaluations, promotion boards, Corps recommendations, and personal evaluations. These Cadets have stood out among their peers, and earned their promotions. I commend the Senior Leadership Team,... more
One of our newest faculty members, Ms. Betsy Kent, is a Science instructor for our Center for Integrated Studies (CIS). She comes to Hargrave not from a traditional educational background, but from an industrial one; she was formerly a microbiologist with Nestle. Ms. Kent has taught at the college... more
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