Hargrave Connected

December 1, 2023

News & Updates from the Hargrave Community

Honor Roll Awards

Earlier in November, Cadets lined up in the chapel to receive their honor roll pins. These cadets exemplify exceptional academic achievement, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in their studies. Their dedication to academic rigor and discipline values reflects positively on their character and Hargrave. Such recognition not only honors individual accomplishments but also fosters a culture of academic excellence within the Cadet community.

The following 26 students earned a spot on the President’s List Honor Roll with all grades at B+ or above in the second marking period:

Nicholas Coleman 

Aaron Cothran 

 Riley Deak 

Elisha Dixon 

Patrick Fowlkes

Zach Hall

Samuel Heller 

Dylan Herrera

Luke Hester

Kelsten Hudson 

Keylen Hudson

James Johnson

Ryan Kraft

Jerry Li

William Mancine 

Callen Matejka

David Mathurin

Joshua McGrail

Gabriel Mugabo 

Tomi Olufore 

Elias Phiri 

Joey Shelton

Daniel Souza

Artem Vorontsov  

John Wall 

Kupa Zvandaziva

Next-Gen Science at Hargrave

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) recently installed a SMART Table at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham to give students a hands-on, memorable introduction to plant and computer science concepts. So far, students in multiple environmental science classes have conducted a simple, multi-week plant growth cycle and will examine the experiment data in the future. Read the full article from IALR HERE.

Cadet International Travel Opportunities

Mediterranean Shores – Summer 2024

Learn more or register your student HERE

Europe – Summer 2025

Dear families,

We’re going on a WWII-focused tour of Western Europe in the Summer of 2025, and you’re invited! We’re excited to tell you more about the trip we’re planning with EF Tours, our educational travel partner. Please be sure to register for this info session to be considered for this opportunity: CLICK HERE FOR INFO

When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and we would love to have your student join us on this adventure. In this info session, we’ll discuss:

-How this opportunity will benefit your student
-What we’ll see and do on our trip
-Everything that’s included in this experience
-How your child can earn academic credit
-How we’re keeping this safe and affordable
-How to enroll on this trip (before it fills up!) during EF’s risk-free enrollment period

There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Thank You,
Scott Roach
Social Studies Department Chair

A Wave of Success

Hargrave’s first swim meet of the season took place just before the Thanksgiving break, and the boys were primed and ready to go! Four swimmers qualified for states in individual events, the highest in five seasons (Stephen Yang ’24, John Classen ’25, Leon Qin ’25, and Zach Hall ’25). HMA had two divers who met the score requirements of a 6-dive meet to attend states (Patrick Souza ’25 and Alex Moore ’25).


Leading through Christian Service

Leadership is often associated with authority and power, but the most outstanding leaders lead through Christian service. Jesus, the ultimate example of leadership, emphasized servanthood as the path to greatness. He came not to be served but to serve, and His life’s purpose was to give Himself as a ransom for many.

In our journey at Hargrave, we are preparing to be leaders of tomorrow in various capacities. Remember that authentic leadership is not about seeking recognition or control but serving and empowering others. It’s about putting the needs of our team, classmates, and community above our own.

As we take on leadership roles, we lead by example through our actions of humility, selflessness, and compassion. Be willing to go the extra mile to support and encourage those under our guidance. Our service-oriented leadership will inspire and foster a sense of unity and purpose.

Consider the words of Jesus as we lead: “Whoever wants to become great among we must be our servant.” True greatness lies in serving others, just as Christ served us. Our leadership, rooted in Christian service, will impact the lives of those we lead and leave a lasting legacy of love and humility.

“Whoever wants to become great among we must be our servant, and whoever wants to be first must be our slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28 (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

Friday, December 1 – Colonial Christmas in Chatham 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 2 – Chatham Christmas Parade 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 3 – Hanging of the Greens 7:00 pm (Livestreaming on Facebook & Youtube)
Saturday, December 9 – Admissions Open House 11:00 am

Athletic Events

12.1.23 – Middle School Basketball vs. Tunstall Middle (Home) 5:30 pm
12.1.23 – Swim Meet (Home) 5:00 pm
12.1.23 & 12.2.23 – Varsity Basketball @ Royal Thomas Invitational (Lynchburg, VA)
12.1.23 & 12.2.23 – PG Basketball @ Fork Union Christmas Tournament (Fork Union, VA)
12.2.23 – Wrestling (Home) Cody Day Invitational 9:00 am
12.5.23 – Swim Meet (Home) 4:00 pm
12.5.23 – Middle School Basketball vs. North Cross (Home) 4:00 pm
12.5.23 – JV Basketball vs. Blue Ridge (Home) 5:00 pm
12.5.23 – Varsity Basketball vs. Blue Ridge (Home) 6:30 pm
12.6.23 – PG Basketball @ Naval Academy JV (Annapolis, MD) 6:00 pm
12.7.23 – Varsity Basketball @ Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge, NC) 7:00 pm
12.8.23 – Swim Meet @ North Cross (Roanoke, VA) 4:30 pm
12.8.23 – Varsity Basketball @ Carter G. Woodson (Winston Salem, NC) 5:30 pm
12.9.23 – Dive Team @ Fork Union (Fork Union, VA)
12.9.23 – Fencing @ Greensboro Fencing Academy (Greensboro, NC) 10:30 am
12.9.23 – Wrestling @ Fishburne (Waynesboro, VA)
12.9.23 & 12.10.23 – PG Basketball @ Mt. Zion EPL Showcase (Lanham, MD)
12.11.23 – Middle School Basketball @ Chatham Middle (Chatham, VA) 5:30 pm
12.11.23 – JV Basketball vs. George Washington High School (Home) 6:00 pm
12.12.23 – PG Basketball vs. Experience Academy (Home) 10:00 am

Enroll for the Spring

Mid-year enrollment has begun, 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].