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September 27, 2023

News & Updates from the Hargrave Community

Field Day

Field day was an exhilarating showcase of teamwork and camaraderie, where Cadets came together within their companies to compete in a series of events. However, it was Bravo Company that truly exemplified the power of synergy and collaboration, ultimately emerging victorious. Their success was a testament to their dedication to one another and their ability to seamlessly communicate and execute strategies. From the relay race to riddle solving, Bravo demonstrated impeccable coordination, supporting each other every step of the way.

Chatham 5K

For the third year running, the Hargrave Cross Country dominated the community-held Artema 5km road race in Chatham, VA. It rained for the majority of the race, and occasionally the wind blew the rain sideways, but the selected eight Cadets dared to face the elements and hold on to another year of Hargrave dominance! In addition to winning the relay race, five runners won individual medals for coming in the top three for their age groups. Our own first lady, Krista Peterson, placed first in her age group as well! A huge thank you to the Cross Country runners who did not compete but who showed up to support their fellow teammates.

Rivalry Triumph

After three weeks of road games, nothing beats a win at home! Last Friday the HMA football team dominated the Fishburne Caissons with a 41-8 victory. Highlights included Ashton Hammock ’25 with four passing touchdowns and Alex Turner ’24 with two touchdown receptions and an interception for a touchdown. David Royster ’25 and Manni Guishard ’26 each picked up a touchdown reception. The defense was on point throughout the night causing three turnovers. Go Tigers!


 Integrity – The Better Way

“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.” (Prov. 28:6 and 18, ESV)

The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom for living life God’s way. The truths of Proverbs are not meant to be read as ironclad promises, but as principles that show us the way to live. Proverbs frequently speak of two ways to live – the way of the wise which pleases God, and the way of the wicked or foolish.

The verses highlighted today point to a better way – the way of wisdom. One dimension of the way of the wise is a life lived with integrity. It is better to be poor with integrity than to be rich and crooked (or wicked). Righteousness is to be prized over riches. It is not a sin to be rich, and riches are not to be obtained by wickedness, but riches should not be valued over integrity.

The author goes on to tell his readers that those who walk in integrity will be delivered, but the wicked will fall. The one whose walk is blameless is better off than the wicked because God is with him and will deliver him. The only promise that Proverbs offers the wicked is their certain downfall. They will receive justice, and though their path looks easy, their end is certain. It serves as a warning to all who see it. 

The story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife (Gen. 39:1-20) is a prime example of these principles. Joseph faces and resists the temptation of his master’s wife who seeks to lure him into the way of the wicked. Joseph refuses to compromise on his integrity, and flees temptation, leaving behind anything (including his coat) that is holding him back. 

Joseph’s choice of the right way didn’t lead to a life of ease but to prison. But God was with him even in prison, blessing all that he did (Gen. 39:21-23). In the end, God restores Joseph and blesses him even more than before. 

There’s no guarantee that we will be blessed in this life for maintaining our integrity, but God promises us that he will be with us and that is the greatest blessing of all. In a world that devalues integrity in the pursuit of quick riches and fame, may our young men pursue lives of integrity and faithfulness as witnesses to their trust in their maker, whose way is always better.

PG Basketball Announcements

  • Adult Season Ticket – $60.00 (excludes third-party events)
  • Youth (Ages 6-13) Season Ticket – $35.00 (excludes third-party events)
  • Game Schedule will be available by October 6 at hargravesports.com. Pick up your copy at Meet the Tigers!
  • The PG Basketball team was invited to play in the Border League, a preseason tournament, in Las Vegas, NV! The games will be played October 13, 14, and 15. Schedule and live stream details to follow.

Join One of Our New Clubs

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

PG Basketball Skills Clinic

Multi-session & sibling discounts are available. Contact Ben Veshi at [email protected] to register.

All Event Times Listed Below are Eastern Standard Time

Parents Weekend

Friday, October 6:
Silent Auction in English Lounge 9:00 am
Beta Club Induction 11:00 am
Jostens Rep on Campus 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-6:00 pm
Cross Country Senior Recognition 4:30 pm
Cross Country Meet 5:00 pm
Meet the Tigers PG Basketball 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 7:
Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-10:30 am
Silent Auction Closes 10:00 am
Parade 11:00 am
Cookout 12:15-1:30 pm
Soccer Senior Recognition 1:00 pm
Varsity Soccer vs. Carlisle 1:30 pm
Football Senior Recognition 1:30 pm
Varsity Football vs. SMLCA 2:00 pm

Bidding for the Silent Auction will begin online Friday, September 29. Sneak an early look below.

Upcoming Athletic Events

9.27.23 Varsity Soccer @ North Cross (Roanoke, VA) 4:30 pm

9.29.23 Varsity Soccer @ Carlisle (Martinsville, VA) 6:00 pm

9.29.23 Cross Country @ VES (Lynchburg, VA) 4:30 pm

10.3.23 Varsity Soccer @ VES (Lynchburg, VA) 4:30 pm

10.6.23 Cross Country – Hopkins Invitational (Home) 5:00 pm – Parents Weekend

10.7.23 Varsity Soccer vs. Carlisle (Home) 1:30 pm – Parents Weekend

10.7.23 Football vs. SMLCA (Home) 2:00 pm – Parents Weekend

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].