Newsletter - 4/16/21

The Character Across the Campus Character Trait for April is Courage

Upcoming Events

  • April 17 - Homecoming/ Truck Raffle Drawing

  • May 1 - Meritorious Performers

  • May 7 - Spring Sports Awards

  • May 9 - Mother's Day Parade

The service will be held in the Chapel at 9:00am and the parade will begin at 10:30 on the Simpson Parade Field.

Due to COVID restrictions, and both of these being an all school event, senior cadets only are allowed two adult family members to attend. 

Please contact the Military Department if you would like to check your cadet out for a meal or day pass, no overnight passes will be granted as exams begin the following morning. 

  • May 13 - Baccalaureate

Due to COVID restrictions, and this being an all school event, senior cadets only are allowed two adult family members to attend. 

This event will be recorded and live streamed for viewing of those who are unable to attend 


  • May 13 - Senior Dinner

Each senior cadet is allowed two adult family members to attend. RSVP's were sent with the graduation ticket RSVP's. If you have questions whether you have RSVP'd please email or call me. 


The cost is $50/per person. There is no charge for the cadet. You can pay over My BackPack or by calling Peg Mayhew in the Business Office at 434-432-2578.


  • May  14 - GRADUATION!

Each senior is guaranteed 6 tickets. Requests for additional tickets will be notified next week based on RSVP numbers.


Tickets will be emailed out with your cadets name, with each ticket being numbered.


This event will be recorded and live streamed for viewing of those who are unable to attend.   

Parent Council

The Parent Council is now looking for new members! (You do not have to live locally) 


The Parent Council has three purposes:

  • Act as a liaison between the parents and the Administration by sharing information and concerns. Parent Council members are readily available to answer questions from parents about school activities, functions, and Cadet Life. As a group, we work with the administration to provide feedback and suggestions in the best interests of our Cadets.

  • Provide outreach support as a parent component to Hargrave through Admissions, the Annual Fund and Development on an as-needed basis. This involves contact with prospective and current families.

  • Support Hargrave, the parents and the Cadets through our activities and events. Our biggest fund raising goal is the sponsorship of the Annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event to express our deep appreciation to the faculty and staff at Hargrave.

If you are interested in volunteering your time or talent, please contact the Parent Council at [email protected] or Amy Mauriello, [email protected]


Thank you!



Welcome Back, SFC Washington!


Hargrave is excited to announce Sergeant First Class, Washington has returned. SFC Washington will now be serving as an Alpha Company TAC where he will continue to have a great impact on our Corps of Cadets.

Weekly Events Photos


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5MP Academic Awards


Congratulations to the following cadets on their achievements! 


The following cadets received high academic honors for the 5th marking period for the current school year.  

President's List


Kai-Jui Chuang


Quang Le


Stephen Scearce


Luke Zukowski


President's List Honor Roll - Qualifying Cadets maintain all grades at B+ or above in a grading period, including both the military grade and the classroom performance grade.

Dean's List



Bryce Adkins            Aiden Allen


David Arthur            Joseph Assen


Logan Bonan          Jeremiah Brenner


Nicholas Brown      Hangyi Chen


John Classen        Carter Brinson


Jaden Carter          Dean Friedberg


Luc Garcia             Darius Hankins


Collin Himmelberg Theodore Hoffmann


Eryk King              James Lipscomb, III


John Mauriello      William Mullen


Anthony Murphy   Logan Rader


John Ratchford    Michael Rucker


Michael Silas        Robert Sprague


Patrick Souza      Davis Talley


Ethan Teluk          Thomas Vaughan


Charlie Wall          Gavin Warll


Alfred Walton        Parker Westbrook


Aidan White         Alexander Zinke


Dean's List Honor Roll - Qualifying Cadets maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 in academic classes and have not received any grade below a C in a grading period, including both the military grade and the classroom performance grade

President’s Commendation List



Gage Crisp              Patrick Doyle


Ijomah Ezuma          William Felton


Kenneth Gwynn        Kevin Hawkins


Collin Hedgepeth      Grayson Honaker


Miles Kelly                 Feiliang Li


Zhongan Li                Wesley Marquardt


Matthew Nunez         Andrew Patterson


Anthony Perry          Christopher Roe


John Thompson       Chance Whitenack


Christopher Wood


President's Commendation List Honor Roll - While taking fewer than six traditional academic courses, qualifying Cadets maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 in academic classes and have not received any grade below a C in a grading period, including both the military grade and the classroom performance grade.




Junior Retreat


The annual Junior Retreat took place on Saturday, April 10th.  This event is an overnight trip where the cadets spent the night at Camp Weaver in Greensboro, NC.


The purpose of the Junior Retreat is to focus the rising senior on their role and mission for their final year at Hargrave, both as an individual and as a team member of the senior class.


This was a required event for all juniors to attend, including day cadets. 


We truly had a joyous time making the Junior Retreat a special and memorable event and setting the stage for our rising seniors.


On behalf of the entire Hargrave family, please accept sincere and heartfelt gratitude for your support and encouragement!




Fresh off Spring Break, the Tigers took a trip to Blue Ridge School for a four team invitational. There was no rust for the Tigers as they stormed past the competition en route to a massive victory after posting one of the highest scores in school history!
The Tigers got off to a roaring start and didn't look back as they went on to run past Roanoke Catholic, Eastern Mennonite, and Blue Ridge School.


Team Results:
Hargrave Military Academy - 198.5 points 
Blue Ridge School - 118.5 points 
Eastern Mennonite School - 58 points 
Roanoke Catholic - 35 points

"We got off to a good start in the field events and that allowed us to continue that momentum in the running events, stated Head Coach Jeremy Eubank. We threw a lot of guys in a lot of athletes in different events to see what their range is and they responded well." 


Top finishers for the Tigers were: 
4 x 800 Meter Relay - Hargrave - 1st - 10:01.09 Mins
110 Meter Hurdles - 3rd - Frank Piccione - 19.61 secs; 4th - Barney Li - 21.78 secs; 5th - Jerell Clapp - 23.02 secs;
100 Meters - 2nd - Darius Hankins - 11.63 secs; 6th - Dimitri Mesidor 12.50 secs; 
1600 Meters - 2nd - Wesley Marquardt - 5:18 mins; 4th - Parker Westbrook - 5:33 mins; 5th - Jacob Miller - 5:44 mins; 
4 x 100 Meter Relay - 2nd -Hargrave - 48.55 secs;
400 Meters - 4th - Nathan Higdon - 58.45 secs; 5th - Chidbeum Anyanwu - 58.86 secs; 
800 Meters - 3rd - Marquardt - 2:28 mins; 4th - Carter - 2:30 mins; 5th - Jacob Miller - 2:32 mins; 
200 Meters - 2nd - Darius Hankins - 23.99 secs; 4th - Dimitri Mesidor - 25.61 secs; 
3200 Meters - 1st - Marquardt - 11:49 mins; 2nd - John Thompson - 13:00 mins; 3rd - Jacob Miller - 13:09 mins; 4th - Bohong Yang - 15:05 mins; 
4 x 400 Meter Relay - Hargrave - 2nd - 4:15 mins
Discus - 2nd - Corey Farmer - 102-02 ft; 3rd - Michael Silas - 94.03 ft; 4th - Mason Rucker - 93-7 ft; 5th - Malachi Jackson - 86-11 ft
Shot Put - 1st Farmer - 41-0 ft (personal best); 3rd - Jackson - 34-10 ft; 4th -Mason Rucker - 34-1 ft 
Long Jump - 2nd - Darius Hankins - 20-5 ft; 
Triple Jump - 1st - Darius Hankins - 40-5 ft; 2nd - Nathan Higdon - 30-7 ft; 3rd - Barney Li - 30-6 ft; 4th - Jerrell Clapp - 30-3 ft

The Tigers are scheduled to take the track on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10 AM when they will host their second invitational.




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Upcoming Student Activities Opportunities


Skeet Shooting
Disc Golf Tournament
Hiking and Adventure
Volleyball Tournament and cookout
South Boston World of Sports
Top Golf
Movie Night Danville


Hargrave Athletics


Weekly Recap (Week of 4/12-4/17)
4/12 -- Baseball defeats Eastern Mennonite 13-3 to earn the first win of their season!
4/13 -- Baseball falls to state ranked #13 North Cross, 25-0
4/13 -- Tennis defeated 8-1 at Fork Union; this young group continues to make positive strides!
4/13 -- Golf loses a heartbreaking match to Carlisle 190-193
4/15 -- Tennis brings their A game but narrowly loses to Carlisle, 5-4
4/15 -- Golf snags a HUGE win over North Cross 216-219!!
4/15 -- Baseball picks up their second win of the week over Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy, 14-4!!


Upcoming Week (Week of 4/19-4/24)
4/20 -- Golf @ Timberlake Christian School (Forest, VA 4:30 PM)
4/20 -- Tennis @ Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA 4:30 PM)
4/21 -- Baseball @ Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA 5:00 PM)
4/22 -- Golf @ Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA 4:30 PM)
4/22 -- Baseball @ Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, VA 4:30 PM)
4/24 -- Baseball @ Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA 4:00 PM)
4/24 -- Track hosts Hargrave Invitational #2 (Dan River High School, 10:00 AM)



VIC Conference Championship Dates
5/10 -- Championship [Golf] (Location TBD)
5/11 -- First Round [Baseball and Tennis] (Locations TBD)
5/13 -- Semifinals [Baseball and Tennis] (Locations TBD)
5/14 -- Championship [Baseball] (Location TBD)
5/15 -- Championship [Tennis and Track] (Tennis-Location TBD; Track @ Blue Ridge (St. George, VA))

VISAA State Championship Dates
5/17 -- Championship [Golf] (Location TBD)
5/17 -- First Round [Baseball] (Location TBD; Higher Seed)
5/18 -- Quarterfinals [Baseball and Tennis] (Location TBD; Higher Seed)
5/21 -- Semifinals [Baseball and Tennis] (Baseball-Colonial Heights, VA; Tennis-Location TBD)
5/22 -- Championship [Baseball, Tennis, and Track] (Baseball-Colonial Heights, VA; Tennis-Location TBD; Track-Richmond, VA)


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The Hargrave Tigers opened up a three game homestand on Monday afternoon as they hosted the Eastern Mennonite Flames. After a hot start, the Tigers cruised to a 13-3 victory securing their first win of the season!

After a quick top half of the first inning, where Hargrave's starter Aidan Allen '22 (Goochland, VA) fanned two Eastern Mennonite hitters and just surrendered one walk, the Tigers stepped to the plate with grit and determination. Lead-off hitter, shortstop Teddy Hoffman '25 (Boca Raton, FL), stepped into the batter's box and swung on the first pitch he saw, crushing a line drive into left center field. Allen, now at the plate, enjoyed the same result as he knocked Hoffman in with an RBI double which proved to the be the start of a 10 run first inning for the home team.

Allen was efficient on the mound, throwing just 26 pitches through two innings and that performance paved the way for young Dean Friedburg '25 (Virginia Beach, VA) to come in and close things out for the Tigers. Friedburg, who is affectionately referred to as "Tank" by his peers, has continued to step up in big moments for this group and he's making a name for himself as a developing five tool player.


Coach Frank Thomas '87 managed a beautiful game and was able to get his entire roster some valuable experience in the win. "It was an awesome afternoon of baseball and I'm so proud of these young men. They've been working hard and it's always nice to see that hard work pay off on the scoreboard!" remarked Thomas.

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