September 29th, 2019


Upcoming Events

Celebrate: One Community, One Savior. Hargrave Military Academy, 09.29.2019, 6:20 PM. 200 Military Drive, Chatham, VA 24531. Service of praise, worship, and gospel music.
  • Sunday 29 Sept
    • Celebrate Band performance — Chapel — 1820–2000
  • Tuesday 01 Oct
    • Varsity Soccer @ New Covenant — 1800
  • Wednesday 02 Oct
    • Advisee/Advisor Family-Style Dinner (Day Students welcome) — 1820
  • Thursday 03 Oct
    • Chapel — 0730
    • JV Soccer @ Virginia Episcopal — 1630
    • Varsity Soccer vs. Westover Christian — 1630
    • Cross Country @ North Cross — 1630
  • Friday 04 Oct
    • Closed Weekend
    • Varsity Soccer @ Norfolk Christian
    • Football vs. Randolph-Macon — 1800
  • Saturday 05 Oct
    • SAT @ HMA
    • Cross Country @ Virginia Episcopal
  • Save the Date: Parents’ Weekend, 11–14 Oct. More details to follow. Events begin on Friday afternoon: Parent/Teacher conferences, College application seminars, New Cadet Pinning, Honor Rolls, Parade in Honor of Parents, etc.

Parents’ Weekend

This year’s annual Hargrave Parents’ Weekend will be on October 11-12. We welcome parents and families to join us on campus for a weekend of fellowship as we wrap up our first marking period (completing one-third of the semester!). You will have opportunities to meet with faculty, coaches, and TAC officers. It is an opportunity to touch base, refresh acquaintances, and sometimes even put faces with names that somehow got missed in the whirlwind of matriculation! A conference schedule, grades, a character report summary (if applicable), and maps will be available when you come to campus on Friday, October 11, and check in on the Main Hall. It is not necessary to check-in again on Saturday morning (but it would be a great opportunity to check on how your bids are going at the Parent Council’s silent auction (hint, hint ... see below) and perhaps grab a quick breakfast snack served in the English Lounge also on Main Hall!).

Parent-Teacher conferences may be scheduled through Mr. Jeremy Eubank, [email protected]. He will help you schedule the 10 minute conferences. If you wish to have a conference and are not able to attend or the conference times have filled, faculty can be contacted through email and an alternate date and/or format may be scheduled. Walk-in conferences are available on a first-come basis around the pre-arranged schedule.

Hargrave’s generous supporters have a huge impact on the quality of life of Cadets. One small portion of their generosity is exemplified by the items and experiences up for grabs at the Parent Council’s Silent Auction. All proceeds of this awesome fund-raising event with go towards improving cadet quality of life from major furniture purchases in the common areas to the little touches that transform a school into a home away from home.

Come down and celebrate all that has been accomplished so far in this school year! After the parade (and any Saturday afternoon parent conferences), cadets may check out and should return no later than MONDAY, 14 October, at 5 pm. Dorms will remain open throughout the weekend and there are activities for those cadets that do not check out with family or a friend’s family.

Please RSVP for the Parent/Cadet Dinner and/or Lunch to Rachael Carter at 434.432.2481 or [email protected]. ($5 per meal, per person.)

Friday, October 4, is the last day for parents to pre-schedule parent-teacher conferences with the registrar and the last day for parents to RSVP for the Parent/Cadet Dinner and/or Lunch.

2019 SOVA Career Choice Expo

On Thursday afternoon, Hargrave cadets made a short trek off campus to the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex for the 2019 SOVA Career Choice Expo. Our young men had the opportunity to interact with professionals in multiple career avenues including healthcare, law enforcement, technology, agriculture, and many more. These young men learned how these potential careers were linked to higher-level educational requirements. It was a great time and an extremely well run event!

Career Choice flowchart

JV Soccer

On a perfect early autumn afternoon, the JV Soccer team hosted Carlisle School from Martinsville, VA.

Carlisle is a formidable opponent. They have excellent technique and pass the ball well. But, from early on, the Tigers set the tempo of the game by disrupting their passing game and creating numerous goal-scoring opportunities which would ultimately lead to sweet victory.

In what could be described as one of the most beautiful plays of the season, Cadet David Chen took a ball up the right-wing past two defenders and made a precise pass to Umali in the opponents’ goal box. Umali did not waste the opportunity and scored the second of what would become a phenomenal three-goal “hat trick,” the first of the JV season. Our other goal came from Ratchford, as he was temporarily relieved from goalkeeping to prove that he can also get things done on the field.

Thank you to all the parents and fans who showed up for your support. It really means a lot to our young players.

Great job, Tigers!

Final score: W 4-2

From the Parent Council

It is hard to believe that Parent’s Weekend is only 2 weeks away! Virginia is beautiful in the fall and we are looking forward to meeting everyone during this fun-filled weekend at HMA. Please don’t forget the Parent Council Silent Auction! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and ALL proceeds go to fund cadet activities and events on campus, such as the monthly birthday celebrations, ice cream socials, game room improvements, and help for Winter Fun Day, just to name a few. We have received some exciting gifts and donations, but we need more and we need your help! If you are interested in donating an item(s), need donation ideas, or would like to make a financial contribution to the auction, please contact Amy Mauriello at (908) 303-3331 or [email protected]. Thank you in advance for helping to make this Silent Auction our best one yet! Looking forward to seeing you in October.


Cadet Jack Benjamin volunteered his services during Chapel on Thursday morning. He played three pieces on the violin: “How Great Thou Art,” “Be Thou My Vision,” and “Amazing Grace.” We are truly blessed to have cadets enthusiastic about sharing their talents in worship.

New Staff

Christy Lipscomb

My name is Christy Mayhew Lipscomb. I grew up locally and moved to the Town of Chatham when I was 16. In Chatham. my parents owned a business and my father was a town police officer for many years. I am married to my husband, Jimmie, of 23 years. We have three children: Ashley, a doctor in resident at the University of Kentucky hospital, Kaitlyn , a 4th year at the University of Virginia, and my son, Cole, a sophomore in high school.

I have an A.A.S in Information Systems Technology, Bachelor’s in Business from Averett University, and an MAT from Liberty University specializing in special education. I worked in admissions for eight years prior to teaching special education, dual enrollment, and technical education for 12 years. I am very excited about joining the admissions team at Hargrave as an admissions counselor. Hargrave is a special place to me especially because of growing up in the area. I know that a Hargrave education is priceless.

Laura Agnor

Hello! My name is Laura Agnor, and I am the new Executive Assistant to the President. I come from a strong background of management and executive level experience, focusing primarily in the hospitality industry. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, kayaking, and camping with my husband and our two dogs. Being a local to the area, it is very exciting to be part of such a historical piece of our community here at Hargrave. I am very excited about joining the team and look forward to embracing my new role and contributing to the future success of Hargrave Military Academy!

Nikki Shields

My name is Nikki Shields. I am the Development Officer at Hargrave. I handle the research and prospect management piece of Development, as well as provide support to the Chief Development Officer.

I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Old Dominion University in 2014. Prior to joining the Hargrave family, I worked as a Family Services Specialist at Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services.

My husband, Matt, and I got married in April of this year. We reside in Hurt, VA with our teacup Maltese, Rue. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and working out.