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November 10, 2023

News & Updates from the Hargrave Community

Celebrating the Life of Theodor Hermann Beck

Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Theodor Hermann Beck, 87, of Danville, VA, passed away on Thursday, November 9 after a prolonged illness. He left this world as he lived his life…with dignity. Beck served for many years as Hargrave’s Commandant beginning in 1980.

On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, his family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in Cheatham Chapel on Hargrave’s campus, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. The Corps of Cadets will attend, and the service will be live-streamed to the Hargrave YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@hargravevideo/streams.

We invite you to join us in person or online to celebrate the life of Colonel Beck, the man who impacted so many lives in the Hargrave community.

Obituary: https://www.norrisfuneral.com/obituaries/Theodor-Hermann-Beck?obId=29854501

35th Annual Order of the Sabre Banquet

Hargrave’s annual Order of the Sabre Banquet was a resounding success, bringing together esteemed members of the Sabre Club to celebrate their unwavering support of the Academy. The event, held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a testament to the power of philanthropy and the profound impact it has on the lives of Hargrave cadets.

The banquet’s atmosphere was one of camaraderie and appreciation, where guests mingled and engaged in meaningful conversations. The emcee, Mr. Mike Beck ’79, skillfully guided the evening’s program, ensuring a seamless blend of formal recognition and heartfelt expressions of gratitude.

The banquet concluded on a high note with a State of the Academy address from Hargrave President, Eric Peterson, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended. It served as a reminder of the transformative power of education and the crucial role that donors play in shaping the lives of future leaders.

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Clash of the Blades

Hargrave’s Fencing team participated in their first tournament of the season this past Saturday at Salem Academy. Despite a rough first match-up against the number one school in the state, the team caught the spectators and the other fencers by surprise with what they were capable of and ultimately came in third place, going undefeated against one of the schools!

Fencing Coach Julia Levigion stated, “Whenever someone was given feedback, they accepted it with grace and did their best to adjust.  We are all excited to see what the team can accomplish this year.”


The Joy of Christian Service

Christian service is a profound expression of our faith at Hargrave. It’s about selflessly putting the needs of others before our own, just as Jesus did. In a world that often encourages self-centeredness, we are called to be different.

Service isn’t just about doing good deeds; it’s about doing them with a heart filled with love and humility. When we serve others in love, we reflect the character of Christ, who came not to be served but to serve. This kind of service brings joy and fulfillment, not only to those we serve but also to our own hearts.

As we continue our journey at Hargrave, we remember that acts of service, no matter how small, can have a significant impact. It could be helping a classmate with their studies, lending a listening ear to a friend in need, or participating in community service projects. By serving with a humble heart, we reflect the very essence of Christianity.

We encourage our cadets to think about how we can serve others in our daily lives. Whether in the dorm, on the sports field, or within the community, there are always opportunities to shine the light of Christ through our service. Our goal for them is to promote that joy that comes from selfless service and watch how it transforms not only the lives of those we serve but also our own hearts.

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

PG Basketball Tickets & Clubs

  • Adult Season Ticket – $60.00 (excludes third-party events)
  • Youth (Ages 6-13) Season Ticket – $35.00 (excludes third-party events)

Three Point Club

  • $85.00
  • Season ticket to all home PGBB games (excluding Veterans Day Classic and Relentless Hoops Military Circuit)
  • Weekend Pass for the First Piedmont Corp. Invitational
  • Hargrave Basketball T-shirt
  • Subscription to Hargrave Fast Break (Bi-weekly Team Newsletter)
  • 20% discount for third-party event weekend passes

Junior Tigers Club (Ages 6-13)

  • $50.00
  • Season ticket to all home PGBB games (excluding Veterans Day Classic and Relentless Hoops Military Circuit)
  • Weekend Pass for the First Piedmont Corp. Invitational
  • Hargrave Basketball T-shirt
  • Opportunity to rebound for the team before home games!
  • Hear the game plan from Coach Veshi before every home game
  • 20% discount on Ben Veshi Basketball Clinics

For more PG Basketball information, please visit the Hargrave Athletics website or contact Coach Veshi directly at [email protected] to learn more about the team’s roster, schedule, Three Point Club, or Jr. Tigers Club. We’d love to catch everyone at a game (or several) during the 2023-2024 season!

Upcoming Events

All Event Times Listed Below are Eastern Standard Time

General Events

Wednesday, November 15 – Corps Thanksgiving Dinner
November 17-26 – Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 28 – Giving Tuesday

Athletic Events

11.11.23 – Varsity Basketball @ Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge, NC) 6:00 pm
11.16.23 – Varsity Basketball @ Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC) 8:30 pm
11.16.23 – Swim Meet (Home) 4:00 pm

PG Basketball Veteran’s Day Classic @ Chatham High

5:30 PM Hargrave vs Terror Prep (Black)
7:30 PM Virginia Episcopal School vs Terror Prep (Red)

12:00 PM Hargrave vs Terror Prep (Red)

Enroll for the Fall or Spring

We are still enrolling for the Fall semester, but mid-year enrollment is also an option, with classes starting in January! If you’re considering enrolling or would like to refer a family, contact an admissions counselor at 434.432.2481 or [email protected].