Newsletter - October 28
Sunday 27 Oct
Monday 28 Oct
Tuesday 29 Oct
Wednesday 30 Oct
Thursday 31 Oct
Friday 01 Nov
Saturday 02 Nov
Sunday 03 Nov
On a beautiful fall afternoon in Waynesboro your Tiger Cadets played their best game of the season versus their arch-rivals the Caissons from Fishburne.
The defense set the tone for the game. Cadets Peyton Johnson ('20, Clinton, NC), Frank Piccionne ('21, Wake Forest, NC), Robert Sovula ('21, Arlington, VA), CJ Farmer ('22, Blairs, VA), Malachi Jackson ('23, Danville, VA), Andrew Ponton ('22, Simpsonville, SC), Shy'heim Davis ('21, South Boston, VA) and Mason Rucker ('22, Matthews, NC) each racked up double digit tackles. Defensively, Peyton Johnson galloped 35 yards on a scoop and score after CJ Farmer leveled the running back knocked the ball from the unsuspecting Caissons hands. The defense accounted for 12 tackles for a loss of 49 yards, and two interceptions.
Offensively, Johnson accounted for 151 yards on 15 carries thanks to the outstanding blocking of the offensive line unit and his running mates Jackson and Davis out of our wishbone alignment. Cadet Davis rushed for a two yard plunge and Stephen Searce ('22, Danville, VA) caught in a 7 yard touchdown reception from Mason Anderson ('21, Chatham, VA). David Hubbard ('22, Danville, VA) caught 2 passes for 40 yards with a longest being 33 yards.
With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter our opponents scored to bring the game within a score of 21-16 and then successfully attempted an onside kick. Your tigers went onto the field undaunted and the defensive held and with less than 1:15 on the clock Cadet Sovula intercepted an errant pass and the Tiger offense went on the field to run out the clock in victory formation!
Thanks to those who made the trip, the Tigers rose to the occasion and played a truly inspired exciting game. Our next home game is this Friday at home versus the North Cross School. -- Coach Jeff Schaum
Final Score HMA 21 - FMS 16
On Thursday Oct 24th Mrs. Kent's Science classes participated in a STEM activity on the Imagination Lab bus. This bus is an extension of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research located in Danville. The students were challenged to build a square of a certain length, width, and height and then be creative with it. All students did very well and enjoyed the hands on challenge.
Leadership in the Field
The Leadership 1 Course (Block 1 aka "Ghost Platoon"), led by Cadets Matt Bajorek ('20, Charlotte, NC) and Luc Garcia ('22, Raleigh, NC), trained on the first half of the Spartan Challenge Run (SCaR). After a slow start, the team came together and showed great determination to complete all the required training objectives. The SCaR is a character building event that includes a 1.8 mile run over rough terrain and tests the cadets on problem solving, decision making, resilience, and teamwork.
Service at the Pittsylvania Pet Center
On Sunday, Oct 20th, Ms. Pugh took 10 cadets to the Pittsylvania Pet Center for volunteer work. The Pet Center is protects the health, safety and well-being of all companion animals to reducing the number of stray and homeless animals, and providing the best care possible for every animal that comes through our doors.
The Pet Center folks love having the guys there and it's pretty clear from that the animals appreciate the attention as well! Based on feedback from the cadets and the Pet Center, cadets will return as much as possible.
Meritorious Performers Enjoy at Trip to Lynchburg
A group of the Meritorious Performers for the first Marking Period at Hargrave went and enjoyed a day out in Lynchburg. They went out for a nice lunch and then went over to the Liberty vs. Maine football game. Cadets who earn the Meritorious Performance Award are eligible for selected special activities following the relevant grading period. Past activities have included a pizza party, off-campus event, or extra weekend pass.
The Meritorious Performance Award is based on achieving 800 MP points using the formula below during each of the academic marking periods.
Some automatic disqualifiers include earning a total of more than 10 character reports in six weeks, Honor Council violations, Academic Restriction, or a disciplinary suspension.