Our beautiful campus received over a foot of snow on Sunday. Cadets being cadets, immediately seized on the opportunity to go outside and play. They were joined on our sledding hill by girls from Chatham Hall, an all girls boarding school across town.
We did not let the snow slow down campus life. Our annual Hanging of the Greens was held promptly at 6pm and was well attended despite the weather. The cookies and cider social after the service was very much appreciated by the Cadets. Thank you Hargrave Family for making that happen!
While the town clears its roads, our campus is just as busy as it normally is. Classes and sports practice are being held and our Cadets are helping out where they can.
At breakfast this morning, several of the kitchen staff were unable to travel to campus and were replaced by Cadet volunteers who helped ensure that all were taken care of. Other cadets assisted by shoveling snow and helping clear the roads and walkways.
Colonel Brown sent out a message to the cadets following the long day:
"First, let me commend you on an outstanding Hanging of the Greens service!! Well done to all those who participated and supported. A great way to start the Advent season and ring in the Christmas season! Also, I've never seen 600 cookies and desserts disappear so fast...
Second, thank you for those that took some time to shovel the walkways so others could have safe passage around campus. Well done and much appreciated! Also, cleaning up after the cookie and hot chocolate rampage was appreciated. This demonstrates pride and ownership of one's surroundings."
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
The 2018-2019 season ended in heartbreaking fashion on Wednesday night as the Hargrave Tigers fell to Virginia Episcopal School, 40-39, in the VISAA Division 2 State Tournament Elite Eight. The Tigers capped off the season with a 13-12 record.
In the rubber match between Hargrave and Virginia... 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
Coach Roach chaperoned the SCUBA class as they got in the pool for their first time breathing under water. They will have one more pool dive followed by two open water dives, earning their open water Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Lifetime Certification.
Saturday evening,... 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
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