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Sabre Banquet 2019
The banquet was held at the picturesque Berry Hill Resort where guests enjoyed renewing and fostering new friendships, sharing the common bond that ties all attendees together...love for Hargrave. As one of our most significant donor recognition events of the year, over 130 Sabre members and cadets celebrated together, including Trustees, families of current cadets, families of Hargrave graduates, alumni whose class years spanned from 1956 to 2009, business partners, and current and past faculty and staff.
Several cadets shared their time and talent with our guests throughout the evening’s program. The Color Guard presented and retired the colors, members of the Hargrave Band shared a special musical performance, and the following cadets addressed the guests, sharing what Hargrave’s focus on “Character Matters Here” means to them and how the Hargrave experience has forever impacted their lives:
Guests also enjoyed messages from Colonel Brown during his State of the Academy, faculty member Mr. Scott Roach who has served on staff for more than 17 years, Trustee David Fuller ’74 who chairs the Campaign Executive Committee, and from the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Sloan Gibson ’71. Throughout the ceremony, new Sabre members were recognized, specifically thanking Mr. John ’89 and Trustee Maxine Alexis for their generous lifetime gifts of more than $25,000 and Dr. and Mrs. John L. Clements ’67 whose lifetime giving has surpassed $100,000.
We are sincerely grateful to all donors and supporters of Hargrave; it is only because of your commitment and generosity that the Corps of Cadets continues to have exceptional opportunities and experiences at this Academy. As our hosts of the evening, Mr. and Mrs. John and Maxine Alexis, shared with the guests, “Together, we celebrate a 110-year legacy that continues today, one in which you play a significant role.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Order of the Sabre or joining us at next year’s banquet, please contact the Office of Development at [email protected] or 434-432-3185.
Educating Cadets about Vaping
An educated Corps is a healthy Corps as the national epidemic of vaping illnesses continues.
The number of lung illnesses linked to vaping shows no sign of slowing. On October 10, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,299 cases of the severe lung injuries in 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to enforcement of our rules against "vapes," we simultaneously seek to educate our cadets. This week the Infirmary staff invited the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention to campus to hand out information pamphlets and other items to educate and remind cadets about the dangers of vaping.
For parents, the terminology can be pretty confusing, but here’s how it breaks down: A vape (short for "vaporizer") is any device that heats and aerosolizes a solution ("juice") meant to be inhaled. Older e-cigarettes are a type of vape that uses a nicotine-based solution (hence the inclusion of “cigarette” in the name). Amongst teens, the popular brand name device is called a JUUL. Vaping devices can also be used to smoke other substances such as marijuana.
In response to the RASAP work, a number of cadets took pledges to live a healthy, vape-free life.
Cadets in the Pits
Sam White ('73) took first place at the Manufacture's Cup race in Rockingham, NC this past weekend. It was a Pro Fuel Dragbike competition that started with Sam White as a one of the top racers and ended with him, his team, and a group of Hargrave cadets in the Winners Circle. Additionally a world record was broken twice during the day. Mr. White extended the invitation for our cadets to learn about racing from inside the pits and with other inside access that only a professional racing team can provide. The cadets had a great day and also learned first hand how Hargrave positions you for success in life. Thank you and congratulations to Sam White!
Science isn't all about memorizing the Periodic Table of Elements and Newton's Laws of Motion - it's also about SLIME.
Mrs. Kent’s CIS Science classes put their chemistry knowledge to the test by making elephant toothpaste and slime! The cadets thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on science class.
Spartan Challenge Run Update
The cadets of the Leadership 1 Course, Mighty Block 4, led by squad leaders Nathan Higdon ('20, Tallahassee, FL) and Jalen Ware (PG '20, Winston-Salem, NC) soundly completed the training for the 1st half of the Spartan Challenge Run (SCaR).
I couldn't be prouder of their efforts and ability to work as a team to complete each task. Because of their efforts, they have earned the privilege to move early from the "No Slack" phase of the course to the "Speed and Power" phase. The cadets will train on the 2nd phase of the SCaR in the next 2 weeks.
-- SGM Scott Dooley
Director, Center for Leadership and Ethics
Character Trait of the Month (Service)
The Character Trait for the month of November is Service. As one of the National Schools of Character (see Character.org), we have a deliberate approach to highlighting and then authentically developing character. Character development is always on our minds, but the trait of service will be particularly reinforced as examples come up around campus classrooms, in Chapel, on the athletic fields, and the barracks. As with any relationship, we strive not to make the mistake of leaving critical things unsaid.
Service: The action of helping or doing work for others; to serve selflessly is to place others needs above your own.
Synonyms: Kindness, a good turn, assistance, help, aid.
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