The Tiger Times - Dec 13


Upcoming Events 


Friday 13 Dec

  • Closed Weekend
  • Carolling @ Chatham Nursing & Rehab with Chatham Hall
  • SWIM @ Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA) - 1630
  • PGBB @ FUMA Christmas Tournament - (Fork Union, VA) - 1700

Saturday 14 Dec

  • ACT @ HMA
  • Wrestling @ Jordan Amos (Tunstall High School, Danville, VA) - 0800
  • Open House - 1100
  • PGBB @ FUMA Christmas Tournament (Fork Union, VA) - TBD
  • Varsity Basketball @ Williamsburg Christian Academy (WIlliamsburg, VA) - 1400
  • Dinner & Movie Trip (Danville, VA)

Sunday 15 Dec

  • Community Church - Misc start times, 0830 and later
  • Skiing/Snowboarding Trip (SnowFlex at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA) - 1130





Tuesday 17 Dec

  • MSBB vs. Westover Christian - 1600
  • JVBB vs. Westover Christian - 1715
  • VBB vs. Westover Christian - 1845

Wednesday 18 Dec

  • Rifle vs. Massanutten - 1530
  • Christmas Dinner - 1800
  • Interim Period Ends

Thursday 19 Dec

  • Introduce Character Trait Responsibility at Chapel
  • PGBB vs Washington Academy - Pittsylvania County Elementary and Middle School "Shooting for Success" program - 1000
  • Athletic Service Day (HMA Winter teams engaged in Community Service)
  • Interim Grades posted

Friday 20 Dec

  • Christmas Break Begins
  • Cadets Dismissed - 1230



President’s List

2nd Marking Period

2019-20 Academic Year



Kip Barksdale

Nicholas Brown

Caleb Chester

Gabriel Chester

Tristyn Gavulic

John Mauriello

Patrick Souza

Ethan Teluk

Reginald Walton



President’s Commendation List

2nd Marking Period

2019-20 Academic Year



Jack Benjamin

Gregory Billups

Wesley Bongiorni

Bryson Childress

Donovan Creasy

Zebulon Duffy

Nathan Dunlop

Ashley James

Daiyon Jenkins

Nathaniel Kania

David Kiesnowski

Abba Lawal

Charles Mayes

Derrick Quansah

Mark Sears

Jared St. John

Caleb Walker

Jalen Ware

Gabriel Wizinitzer



Dean’s List

2nd Marking Period

2019-20 Academic Year



Mason Anderson

Elijah Benjamin

Gage Crisp

John Coley

Grayson Emerson

Ijomah Ezuma

Andrew Francis

Nicholas Hammock

Nathan Higdon

David Hubbard

Bennett Hubbard

Samuel Hurt

Peyton Johnson

John Paul Kapp

Joseph Scott Kennedy

Kaden Knox

Jacob Korchmar

Zonghan Li

Wesley Marquardt

Charles Moreno

William Nolan

John Perry

Daniel Pierce

Sebastian Richardson

Christopher Roe

Stephen Scearce

Mason Schrage

Bennett Soles

John Thompson

Aidan White

ZhengNan Xiao

Alexander Zinke

Hanging of the Greens


The Hanging of the Greens service is one of the main events highlighting the Faith pillar of Hargrave Military Academy. The service celebrates nativity of Jesus and the advent season with the recognition that He is the Messiah, so that He might die to secure humanity’s salvation. Last Sunday's Hanging of the Greens was a tremendous event for Hargrave and the Chatham Community. Music was provided by the Hargrave Band, cadet praise band, and the Hargrave Highlanders. The Corps of Cadets also performed Christmas Hymns and gave readings.The Hargrave Parent Council decorated the chapel and the surrounding grounds making the event extra special. After the service, cadets enjoyed great treats and fellowship with parents, community leaders, and faculty and staff.



Chatham Christmas Parade 
Chatham Christmas' parade was a an opportunity for Hargrave cadets to join the Chatham community in celebration of the Christmas season. Hargrave cadets marched down Main Street in full chapel spreading Christmas joy (and candy) to the community. A big thank you to Lt. Col. Morris and Don Haston for building the float and the cadets who decorated it. 

Cody Day Wrestling Tournament


On Saturday December 7th, Hargrave hosted the annual Cody Day Invitational wrestling tournament in Walter Davis Gymnasium. After a thrilling day of competition, the Tigers placed 6th.

Saturday's meet marked the opening of the 2019-2020 season for Hargrave, as well as the first meet under newly minted head coach, Matt Vinson. The Tigers welcomed eight teams from around the area to compete in the Cody Day Invitational The competition was fierce and the Tigers didn't back down from anyone. 

The Tigers received some strong individual performances, as four members of the Wrestling team earned medals in their weight class. Hargrave was led by Samuel Lee'22, who placed first overall in his weight class. Dmitri Clinton '20 finished second in his weight class and both Mason Rucker '22 and Alex Rosario '22 placed third in their respective weight classes. 

The Tigers are back in action on Saturday, December 14th, as they head to Dry Fork, VA to compete in the Jordan Amos Duals Tournament.



Colonial Christmas in Chatham


Meritorious Performers from the Corps of Cadets attended the "Colonial Christmas in Chatham" event on 6 December. They participated in caroling, a traditional yule log event, and enjoyed hot cider and cookies around a fire pit at the end of the evening. To become a Meritorious Performer students must demonstrate excellence in military time, academics, and personal character. 






Battalion Commander's Inspection Award


This year's award for best company for the Battalion Commander's Inspection went to Delta Company. The award was presented by Battalion Commander, Major Scott Kennedy, to the company on 3 December. The photo shows the BC Inspection Award streamer being affixed to the company guidon. 




Stockings in the Infirmary 


The infirmary is famous around Hargrave for being a source of festive cheer. Stockings were hung in the infirmary with careful consideration from our infirmary staff. Cadets are waiting to see if they will be filled!




Chapel Tonight


Pastor Bob Paddock (Chatham Cornerstone Church of Christ) was the guest at the Chapel Tonight event this week.  He shared information about his life, faith, and his work and ministry as a pastor here in the Chatham area. Cadets had the opportunity to ask him questions about his life and matters of Faith. This was the third in a series of interviews in the Chapel Tonight program which is held every other Thursday night.


Varsity Basketball Compete in 64th Annual Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament


After three great days of competition up in Alexandria, VA, the Hargrave Tigers earned the runner-up trophy in the 64th Annual Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament. 


Dec 5

Hargrave 61
Maret School 54


Dec 6

Hargrave 65
The Carmel School 49


Dec 7 

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School 78
Hargrave 49




Betting on the Right Horse(power)


Students have made a bet with Cpt Ott regarding how much horsepower they could produce by running up a flight of stairs.


Basically, the 'bet' was my way of tapping into their competitiveness and challenge their beliefs about themselves. 1 horsepower = 550 ft*lbs/sec. The cadets all agreed that nobody could lift the 550 lbs up one foot in one second. When I mathematically altered it into 275 lbs up 2 ft in one second, the value didn't change but the cadets realized that it was possible, just not all at once. So when running up a flight of stairs (carrying their body weight) the speed at which they do it is used to compute their power output. 
The cadets assumed their output would be around 1/10 Hp to maybe 0.5 Hp. When I bet I could produce 1.25 Hp, they questioned their capabilities and thought they could do as much if not better due to my age. Overall, the bet was if I make my goal and they don't make theirs, they have to walk one tour on the bullring. If they make their goal and I don't make mine, they are released from the lab report and get an A for it. If we both make our goals they still have to write their lab report but I bring in some of my tasty homemade Garlic/Herb Cheddar bread.  
Everyone accomplished their goals; from 1-2 Hp. I made 1.6 Hp.
One order of cheesy bread coming up!
-- CPT Ott, Physics Instructor






Pittsylvania Pet Center


On Sunday, December 8th, Ms. Pugh, Cadets Eli Benjamin ('20, Chapel Hill, NC) and Andrew Francis ('23, Stephenson, VA) got up bright and early to go help the folks at the Pittsylvania Pet Center get ready for the day. Cadets Benjamin and Francis were tasked with walking dogs while staff cleaned their containment areas. Ms. Pugh spent the time doing laundry, a never-ending task at the center. After the hard work was completed, it was time to visit with animals. This helps keep the animals happy, social, and thereby helps them put their "best paw forward" to find their forever home.

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