March 11, 2019
March 16 - Band @ St Patrick's Day Parade - Charlotte
March 23 - 31 - Spring Break
April 6-7 - Junior Retreat
April 12-13 - Homecoming
April 20-22 - Easter Break
May 4 - Admissions Open House
Ms. Barbara Loney has been the Operations Clerk and Transportation Coordinator at Hargrave for fourteen years but for the Cadets she is so much more.
When she first came to Hargrave she did not know what to expect from the Cadets or the military staff. She remembers being nervous coming up the stairs. It did not take her long to fall into the rhythm of Hargrave and to be constantly surrounded by Cadets.
She and her husband have a daughter but Ms. Loney considers all of the cadets her sons. "To me, I love all of them. I can find no fault in any of them. They sometimes need someone to talk to and just listen to them. The whole place is a family."
Many alumni stay in touch with her long after graduation, sending her text and Facebook messages just to check in and tell her that they miss her.
"We took some cadets to an NBA game and afterwards Montrezl Harrell (Hargrave Class of 2012) came up to me and hugged me and thanked me for coming to the game, just like he used to do after every game when he was a cadet."
Something that she wishes everyone knew about Hargrave was the quality of our faculty and how good Hargrave is for boys. "They get structure and discipline and real life interaction. They learn how to interact with different people, different walks of life; you cannot tell differences in backgrounds when they are in uniform."
Running from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning, Hargrave held its annual Eye of the Tiger Challenge.
"This multi-skilled, 20-hour long event is designed to test each Cadet's teamwork ability, physical and mental endurance, problem-solving skills, and Sisu (Norwegian for "grit"). It is not designed for every Cadet to pass, but for every Cadet to attempt." - LTC Nick Morris, Commandant
Schedule of Events:
Fitness Test (crunches, pullups, run)
Wilderness Survival Skills
Combat Fitness Test
Night Operations (Escape and Evasion)
Keep in Mind Test
Water Survival Skills
Warriors Breakfast (all Cadets who complete but not necessarily pass)
"Leaders of Character are built through challenges, physical and mental. The Eye of the Tiger Challenge is one of the toughest gut checks a young man will participate in." - LTC Nick Morris, Commandant
The highlight of the night as always was the Promenade and the announcing of the King and Queen of the Ball.
The 2nd Runner up was Cadet Makhlouf and his Date Molly Beasly.
The 1st Runner up was Cadet Velazquez and his date Raquel Capote.
The King and Queen of the Ball was Cadet Chad Demarest and his date Charlotte Jannach
- Mr. Bill Eberly, Student Activities Director
Using social media as a method of communication, I was able to share the Hargrave experience with family, friends, current and prospective Cadets, and alumni. Recently, I have posted on our Instagram Story "Cadet Life: An Instagram Journey" to involve our audience in a unique experience: for alumni, it was essentially a reminiscence; for family and friends, it was an eye-opener, introducing what their child or close friend experiences while they are here at Hargrave; for prospective Cadets, it gives them an idea for what is to come when they attend Hargrave; for current Cadets, it is a source of entertainment. To supplement the experience, I am gradually figuring out how to engage our audience in ways that appeal to everyone.
Please visit the Hargrave Instagram.
- Cadet Charles Moreno