Randolph-Macon Academy News

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  • Randolph-Macon Academy Adds Honor Society Chapters
    posted on May 26, 2014 at 02:39:03 pm
    During Spring Family Day on April 25, 2014, Randolph-Macon Academy welcomed chapters of two new nationally ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy German Language Students Earn Honors
    posted on May 14, 2014 at 01:30:52 pm
    Students from Randolph-Macon Academy attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2014 National German Examinations. Randolph-Macon students earned seven Gold medals, three Silver medals, ...
  • Middle School Students Attend DoD STARBASE
    posted on May 13, 2014 at 08:56:10 am
    The sixth grade students from Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School will spend this week (May 12-16) at The Winchester STARBASE Academy. DoD ...
  • Dr. Robert DeGise '44 Honors Fallen Comrades During Honor Flight Visit to Iwo Jima
    posted on May 13, 2014 at 08:51:47 am
    After years of declining the opportunity to be a part of an Honor Flight, Dr. Robert DeGise ’44 finally decided that it was time to accept the invitation. It was time to go and visit the memorials in ...
  • General Willard Warren Scott Award
    posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:50:52 am
    Cadet Vice Corps Commander Caroline Grace Alexander, a member of the Randolph-Macon Academy class of 2014, was awarded the for excellence in her 2013-2014 school year. AMCSUS (Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the U.S.) created this award in memory of G ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Adds Filmmaking to Summer Class Offerings
    posted on April 17, 2014 at 04:40:38 pm
    Randolph-Macon Academy’s Summer Programs will include Filmmaking as a new elective class for the summer of 2014. The new Filmmaking class ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Students Claim Awards at Regional Science Fair
    posted on March 21, 2014 at 03:36:06 pm
    Ten Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) Middle School students took the stage for the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair competition at James Madison University on March 11, 2014. The R-MA regional winners include Justin Abrahim (8th grade), who took home the Gold Medal in the Medicine and Health section; Aman Atwal (6th grade), who won the Gold Medal in the Plant Science division along with a Naval Science Award; Pacey Gillum (7th grade), who took home the Bronze Medal for the Earth and Planetary Science division; Dylan Glascock (8th grade), who claimed the Silver Medal for the ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Air Force Junior ROTC Receives "Exceeds Standards" in Inspection
    posted on February 24, 2014 at 02:38:30 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, VA, earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards”….the highest rating attainable during their rated unit evaluation on October 29, 2013. Air Force Junior ROTC instructors Lt Col Ronald G. McManus, Lt Col Barry Sebring, Master Sergeant Stephen Pederson, and Master Sergeant Doug French created a dynamic and supportive learning environment coupled with an excellent community outreach. The instructors were providing outstanding leadership in administering the cadet centered citizenship program. The Randolph-Macon Academy cadet ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Hosts 38th Military School Band Festival
    posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:26:48 pm
    A record-setting 17 schools and colleges have signed up to participate in this year's Military ...
  • R-MA Cadet Flies Solo in Airplane
    posted on February 19, 2014 at 07:53:39 am
    Randolph-Macon Academy cadet Victor Marshall, class of 2014, flew his ...
  • R-MA Team Wins Event at STEM Summit
    posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:14:28 pm
    Number Ninjas, Radiant Radicals, and Atom Attackers – these were the names of just a few of the all-girl teams that converged at Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia on February 8, 2014, for the fourth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Summit sponsored by K2M, Inc. K2M is the largest privately held spinal device company in the world focused on the research, development, and commercialization of innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal problems. It was here that eight qualified young ladies from R-MA joined a group of over 80 girls in the high school portion of the competition. “Knights of Pi” were represented by Paige Hollis ’15, ...
  • Randolph-Macon Middle School Boys' Basketball Team Advances
    posted on February 4, 2014 at 03:54:09 pm
    On Monday, February 3, the R-MA Boys' Basketball Team defeated the Wakefield Country Day School Owls by the score of 27-13 in the opening round of the Valley Middle School Tournament. The young Jackets were sluggish in the beginning of the game and really never gained the momentum displayed during the past weekend tournament at the Powhatan School in Boyce, Virginia. At the end of the first stanza the score was 7-4. The second quarter was also dominated by turn overs and poor offensive ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy to Welcome The U. S. Army Chorus
    posted on February 3, 2014 at 02:48:35 pm
    Front Royal, VA--As part of the national Military School Band Festival, Randolph-Macon Academy will host The U.S. Army Chorus on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Announces School-Level National Geographic Bee Champion
    posted on February 3, 2014 at 01:52:37 pm
    After an intense contest in which the last two competitors went through almost every tiebreaker in the book, eighth grader Ryan Latham of Amissville, VA, finally emerged as Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School’s ...
  • R-MA Announces Commencement Speaker: Retired USAF General Gregory S. Martin
    posted on April 24, 2013 at 02:34:18 pm
    Randolph-Macon Academy will welcome retired United States Air Force General Gregory S. ...
  • R-MA's Collection Nets 595 Stuffed Animals
    posted on April 17, 2013 at 08:57:11 pm
    For several weeks this spring the students of Randolph-Macon Academy held a stuffed animal drive, asking family, friends, staff, and faculty to bring in new or gently used stuffed animals. These toys were destined to be delivered to the local police departments and fire departments, so that when a child experiences a tragedy, the first responder is able to provide a small measure of comfort by giving that child a stuffed animal. The results were impressive: 595 stuffed animals were collected over the one-month period. The idea for the collection came from Community Service Director Stephanie Portillo. Her niece had some stuffed animals to give away, and knew that Portillo would find just the right place. Portillo recalled hearing that first responders often give stuffed animals to traumatized children, so she contacted Warren County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Eddie Long, who also works as a Night Cadet Life Supervisor at R-MA. On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Portillo and Curl’s mentoring group presented the “mountain” of stuffed animals to representatives from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Front Royal Police Department. “I’ll tell you, what these kids did, I think is amazing,” said Long. “I had no idea when Stephanie came to me with this project that they would collect a mound of stuffed animals…almost 600, that’s amazing. We deal with a lot of kids that are traumatized every day through ...
  • High School Junior Flies Solo in Airplane
    posted on April 12, 2013 at 09:00:20 pm
    Front Royal, VA--On the morning of March 27, 2013, against a challenging northwest crosswind, Emmanuel “Manny” Arellano completed his first solo flight at the age of 17. Arellano, the son of Carolina and Arturo Arellano of Chicago, IL, marked the occasion by successfully completing three take-offs and three landings alone in a Cessna 172 airplane at Front Royal-Warren County Airport in Front Royal, VA. Arellano is a junior at Randolph-Macon Academy, a Front Royal boarding school that features a flight program. “Manny is a great student, and he always asked a lot of questions,” said Randolph-Macon Academy Flight Director Laura Abraham. “He wanted to make sure he was doing everything correctly. I always have fun flying with him!” Since he was old enough to understand the concept of flight, Arellano has wanted to be a pilot. He doesn’t remember a time when he wanted to be anything else. So while he wasn’t too sure about the idea of attending a boarding school when his mom first brought it up, it took only one thing to make him warm to the proposal: the flight program at Randolph-Macon Academy. “Boarding school sounded like a good idea,” said Arellano. “It sounded like an adventure. I wanted to be on my own, but I wasn’t sure how it was going to be, especially so far away. I was intimidated at first, but you get used to it pretty quickly.” Arellano arrived at Randolph-Macon in the fall of 2010 and promptly found his place as part of the football team, playing lineman on both offense and defense. “Manny is an outstanding young man who puts forth great effort in everything he does,” said Head Football Coach Frank Sullivan. “He has a great personality and leads by example to his peers. I consider it a privilege to coach him in football and oversee him with his High Flight physical training.” In the High ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Team Advances to Finals of Global Product Challenge
    posted on March 11, 2013 at 07:15:55 pm
    For the second consecutive year, a team from Randolph-Macon Academy has made it into the finals of the Spirit of Innovation Challenge Summit. Officials with the Conrad Foundation announced the names of 20 high school teams from across the U.S., Singapore and China to compete in the final round of the 2012-2013 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. The annual competition, presented by Lockheed Martin and Battelle, challenges teams of students ages 13-18 from around the world to combine innovation and entrepreneurship along with STEM (science, technology, ...
  • Randolph-Macon Students Learn About Distracted Driving
    posted on January 15, 2013 at 09:29:59 pm
    On Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 2:00-3:30 pm, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department will provide a Distracted Driving Simulator to the junior and senior cadets at Randolph Macon Academy. This important event will provide a firsthand experience of the dangers that may occur through distracted driving. Through the use of "drinking goggles" and live texting from volunteers, students will be placed in the driver’s seat and will be able to drive the vehicle (set on computerized wheel stabilizers that allow the vehicle to turn in real time) to experience the effects of drinking and driving (after 1, 2, 3 and more drinks), as well as see the effects of ...
  • Afghanistan Veteran to Speak at R-MA
    posted on November 30, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
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  • Randolph-Macon Academy Adds 5-Day Boarding to Middle School
    posted on November 9, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
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  • Student Tells of Summer Trip to Germany
    posted on September 21, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
    Grace, a student at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Honors Heroes
    posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
    Randolph-Macon Academy honored heroes during its annual ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Welcomes Its First Falcon Foundation Scholars
    posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
    Randolph-Macon Academy welcomed its first Falcon Foundation Scholars this ...
  • Julie Shively to Randolph-Macon Academy Cadet Leaders: Persevere
    posted on September 3, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
    Front Royal, VA--On Monday, August 20, 2012, nationally recognized educator and former Air Force officer Julie Shively spoke to Randolph-Macon Academy cadet leaders as part of their leadership training program. Shively began by telling the students what she was not, stating that she was not naturally gifted, wealthy, or popular. Yet through hard ...
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Class of 2012 Graduates Five Private Pilots
    posted on July 5, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
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  • Randolph-Macon Academy Helps "Stop Hunger Now"
    posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
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  • R-MA Band and Chorus to Perform at NRA National Convention
    posted on April 11, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
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  • R-MA-Sponsored Team Makes Finals at Spirit of Innovation Challenge
    posted on March 12, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
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  • Three Randolph-Macon Academy Students Accepted into High Flight Program
    posted on March 9, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
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