Hargrave Fencing Goes Undefeated at First Tournament

This past Saturday, members of the Hargrave fencing program attended our first-ever competition.  They had a great time, made some connections with other fencers, and, most impressively, won first place and went undefeated against four other schools! This was an incredible accomplishment for them.  All three Hargrave competitors are new to foil fencing and only met one hour twice a …

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Founder’s Day

In the late nineteenth century, leaders of the Roanoke Baptist Association envisioned the establishment of a Baptist school to educate the youth of Pittsylvania County. Two visionary Chatham businessmen, Jesse H. Hargrave and his son, John Hunt Hargrave, put flesh to the dream, purchased 36 acres of land as well as a house and joined …

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Cadets on inflatable game

Winter Fun Day

Last Wednesday, cadets were treated to a morning of relaxation and entertainment in the gymnasium to break the winter doldrums. Starting off the morning and possibly the highlight of hilarity for the day, was a failed attempt by Cadet Higden to pie Colonel Morris. Cadets enjoyed various inflatable stations including a life-sized hungry hippos game, …

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Founders’ Day Celebration

On Saturday, September 7, Hargrave Military Academy celebrated the 110th anniversary of the founding of our great institution. By company, cadets competed in several events, such as obstacle course, dizzy bat races, tug-of-war competitions, and humorous skits about the founding of Hargrave. After working up a ferocious appetite, our cadets enjoyed a massive barbecue put …

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2019 Weekend of Service

Each fall, dedicated alumni, families, and friends come to campus for a Weekend of Service. This annual volunteer event gives opportunity to serve alongside cadets, faculty, and staff in campus beautification projects. Alumni and friends who participate in this weekend, both through hands-on service or monetary gifts to support the expenses, often share that Hargrave …

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Honors Dinner, Swearing-In of Honors Council members

2019 Honor Dinner

This year’s Honor Dinner was held on August 31st. Colonel Brown opened the night with an excellent speech on honor and integrity. During the speech, Colonel Brown explained the HMA Honor System and espoused the value of the HMA Honor Code. He reminded the cadets that this pledge will carry them forward in all future …

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Leadership Testing and Evaluation

2019 Leadership Academy

Cadets participated in a week-long training designed to test and evaluate their leadership abilities and determine eligibility for key cadet leadership positions for the upcoming year. The evaluations consisted of several graded events: physical fitness tests, barracks, and personnel inspections, drill and ceremony evaluations, and a comprehensive final exam. Cadets also received graded peer and …

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Yearbook Dedication

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. We thank you for everything you do for us and sacrifice in your own lives to be here whenever …

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Sophomore Challenge

Coach Eberly and Coach Broomell took the Entire Sophomore Class to the Sandy River Adventure Resort for the Annual Sophomore Challenge. It was a fantastic day of Team building, obstacle challenges and high ropes course and zip line fun. I have been in the adventure world for a long time and I haven’t seen anything …

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