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August 30, 2023

News & Updates from the Hargrave Community

It’s official! Hargrave is kicking off the school year with our highest opening enrollment since 2017-18. The future is bright for our students and community!

Enrobed In Excellence

Friday, August 18th, marked a special day for nine Cadets. The Honor Council robing ceremony is a momentous occasion that exudes tradition and integrity. As the Cadets step forward one by one, President Eric Peterson gently places the ceremonial robe over their shoulders, symbolizing the mantle of honor and trust they are now entrusted with. The chapel resonates with a sense of camaraderie and commitment as these newly initiated council members pledge their dedication to upholding the values of honesty, integrity, and fairness within the Academy. The robing ceremony serves not only as a formal rite of passage but also as a powerful reminder of the essential role these Cadets play in maintaining the moral fabric of their community.

The newest members of the Honor Council are Robert Little ’24, Sean Rose ’24, Talal Baker ’25, Patrick Souza ’25, EhNay Mu ’26, Charlie Wall ’26, Elijah Dixon ’27, Kinlee McBride ’28, Ashton Talbott ’29.

Cadet Character Council

Comprised of the Battalion and Company Executive Officers, the Cadet Character Council is the first tool to help a Cadet get back on track when he has been identified to have a pattern of behavior contrary to Hargrave standards. Referrals to the CCC can come from the Military Department, Cadet leadership, or a teacher. The council convenes in a similar fashion as the Honor Council, and the primary “evidence” of a pattern of sub-standard behavior is in the character report. Following the CCC meeting, all findings and any recommendations are reported back to the Commandant for final review. The goal of the Cadet Character Council is to help Cadets get back on track.


Walking in Love

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10 (NIV)

Christ’s sacrificial love serves as the model for our interactions with others. Through love, we humble ourselves and prioritize the needs and feelings of those around us. Respecting others involves actively seeking to understand their perspectives, empathizing with their struggles, and extending grace in the same manner that Christ has lavished upon us.

“And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:2 (NIV)

Love is a central theme in the Christian faith, epitomized by the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ, we are called to emulate His love in our daily lives. 

Love finds its origin in the heart of God. The love we share with others is a reflection of the immense love God has poured into our lives. As we walk in love each day around campus, my prayer is that we will draw from the boundless well of God’s love, allowing it to flow through us to touch the lives of those around us.

“How have your classes been so far this year, and what is your favorite subject?”

Wayne Mboya ’26

“Classes are going very well, and I love all of my teachers. My favorite subject is English with Mrs. Pitcher.”

Charlie Meyers ’26

“Classes are good, and I haven’t had too much homework. My favorite class is AP Human Geography with Mr. Vaughan.”

Charlie Wall ’26

“Classes are going well, and my schedule is running smoothly. My favorite class is History with Mr. Broomell.”

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Diving Into Success

Twenty-eight Cadets stood tall and proud on Thursday as they received their Swim Test ribbons during Chapel. Hargrave is working to ensure every graduating Cadet has demonstrated the minimum skills and knowledge needed to be safe in and around water sources. Upon completion of the Aquatics Skills and Safety Training, Cadets will be able to recognize and safely handle a water emergency.

The test consists of:

  • Jumping into 16 feet of water and surface
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Perform a 360 spin
  • Float for 1 minute
  • Swim 50 yards
  • Exit without using a ladder

Fall Sports Team Captains


Tae Barbour ’24

Elan Warll ’24

Ashton Hammock ’25

Malachi Dixon ’25

Varsity Soccer

Michael Butare ’24

Vance Hooper ’24

Teni Olufore ’25

JV Soccer

Eli Inman ’27

Alex Vorontsov ’27

Cross Country

Phoenix Johnson ’24

New Hargrave Gear Available

Hargrave Athletics is offering you the opportunity to purchase some limited-edition fall Hargrave gear that can be customized! You can customize 1/4 zips, sleeveless tops, blankets, phone cases, and water bottles. The gear is available for purchase until September 5.

All Event Times Listed Below are Eastern Standard Time

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 31: 7 pm – Hargrave Parent Association Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 1931 6320 Passcode: 884582

Tuesday, September 5: 7 pm – Mediterranean Shores Cadet Excursion Meeting
Open to all grades. Traveling for ten days in June of 2024.
Meeting ID: 956 077 9492 Passcode: 947174

Wednesday, September 6: Founder’s Day

Friday, September 8: Open Weekend: Cadets dismissed at 12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 12: College Fair

Parents Weekend

Friday, October 6:
Cookout with Cadets & Families 5:30 pm
Meet the Tigers PG Basketball 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 7:
Parade 11:00 am
Varsity Soccer vs Carlisle 1:30 pm
Varsity Football vs SMLCA 2:00 pm

Athletic Events

8.31.23 Cross Country @ Bengal Clash at the River (Martinsville, VA) 5:45 pm

9.1.23 Varsity Soccer @ St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, VA) 4:00 pm

9.1.23 Varsity Football @ St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, VA) 7:00 pm

9.5.23 JV Soccer @ VES (Lynchburg, VA) 4:30 pm

9.7.23 Varsity Soccer vs. Blue Ridge (Home) 5:00 pm

9.9.23 Varsity Football @ Blue Ridge (St. George, VA) 2:00 pm

9.9.23 Cross Country @ Knights Crossing Invitational (Salem, VA) 12:30 pm

9.11.23 JV Soccer @ Fishburne (Waynesboro, VA) 4:30 pm

9.12.23 Cross Country @ New Covenant (Lynchburg, VA) 4:30 pm

9.12.23 Varsity Soccer vs. North Cross (Home) 4:30 pm

Enroll for the Fall

We are still enrolling for the Fall semester! If you’re considering enrolling or would like to refer a family, contact an admissions counselor at 434.432.2481 or [email protected].