The Arrow Summer 2021
SUMMER 2021 The Arrow
Where Young Minds Come to Grow
The Arrow The Arrow is published by the Development Office of Oak Hill Academy and is distributed to alumni and friends of the Academy.
Oak Hill Academy 2635 Oak Hill Road Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 276-579-2619 www.oak-hill.net
President Dr. Michael D. Groves
Board of Trustees Rev. Robert Bailey Mr. Kenny Bowen – ‘78 Mr. Richard Burke – P‘07 Mr. Bobby Cheeks Rev. Danny Collins Mr. Larry Conner Mr. Todd Fuller Mr. Dennis Gambill Mrs. Susie Garner Mr. Don Gibson Dr. Wayne Hager Mr. Rodney Halsey Dr. Thomas Harvey Mr. Joel Jackson – ‘94 Mr. Luke Kurtz Mrs. Theresa Lazo Mr. Samuel Longanacre Mr. Dale Melton Mr. Marty Parks Mr. Carl Rosberg Mr. Tom Saunders Mrs. Jennifer Stenner – P’17 Dr. Charles Stewart Mr. Jim Tapp Ms. Mary Thomas
P – Parent of OHA Alumnus
I couldn’t see six feet in front of me. A few years ago I was fishing on a very familiar lake in Canada and our small boat was suddenly enveloped by a heavy afternoon fog. I was at the motor and it was so unnerving. My friends and I weren’t exactly in danger—all we had to do was stop the boat and wait a while for the fog to lift—but it was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. That hour on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, resembles in no small measure how I felt for months at a time here at OHA this past year, a time shrouded with the unrelenting pressures of the Covid pandemic. We were feeling our way forward in a familiar place, yet under very unfamiliar conditions; my years of experience and well-considered plans had to be altered on the fly—there was no roadmap to follow; I found myself having to wait for something that was completely out of my control to change; I tried to model calmness and exhibit leadership when the future was fuzzy and uncertain to everyone, including me! And, yet, on April 17, 2021, some fourteen months after the onset of the pandemic, twenty-seven new graduates of Oak Hill Academy turned their mortarboard tassels, received their high school diplomas, and continued the legacy of our school in this our 142 nd year. Yes, the fog of 2020 has partially dissipated and we have made it safely back to shore here in Mouth of Wilson. The lessons of the past year are many: OHA is now and forever shall be an “in-person” school … Zoom cannot replicate the community that forms here on campus; when a group of people like our Faculty and Staff unite under a common
cause and do so in the best interest of a noble endeavor like the OHA mission, obstacles and hurdles shrink under the weight of a community that works together; with so much negative talk about “today’s adolescents,” the resiliency of our students this year was striking … we required much and pushed often in order to make the “OHA Bubble” work and our students rose to the challenge at nearly every turn. I was so proud to step to the podium and welcome our guests to Oak Hill Academy’s 142 nd Commencement Exercises. Every year at the beginning of the ceremony, after listing all of the continents and states of our graduates, I state aloud: “Where in God’s wide wide world would such a diverse group be assembled? Why, nowhere else but right here, in Mouth of Wilson of Virginia, home to Oak Hill Academy. It is indeed a loving and mysterious God who could assemble such a diverse group of people in such a special place. It is indeed a day of celebration, it is indeed a day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Yes, let us rejoice. The fog has lifted, we made it through. In fact, Year 143 on “The Hill” is already underway.
Michael D. Groves, Ph.D. President
Follow Dr. Groves on Twitter @DrGrovesOHA.
Annual Fund 2020-2021
WE MET OUR GOAL!! Thanks to the generosity of many donors, we exceeded our $265,000 Annual Fund goal for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. These funds were especially beneficial and encouraging during this past year of COVID. Contributions to the Annual Fund have a tremendous impact on the OHA community and are vitally important to the mission and growth of the school. We challenge everyone to consider making a donation to the 2021-2022 Annual Fund. Your gifts have a lasting impact on many lives!
For additional information, please contact Tim Henry, Director of Development, at 276-579-2619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXCEEDED GOAL - $286,400
GOAL - $265,000
Marcia Verploegen Lewis (Lockamy ’71) Scholarship Endowment Fund
Marcia Verploegen Lewis (Class of 1971) recently established an endowed scholarship fund to assist families who may encounter financial hardship during their child’s enrollment at OHA. Please read her personal story below. During the summer of 1969, I was living with my dad in New Orleans. With his personal life in disarray there was a lot of uncertainty in my life so I asked him to let me go to a boarding school so that I could spend my last two years of high school in one place. So, two months later, I boarded a bus for Galax, Virginia followed by a taxi ride to Oak Hill Academy, arriving with one garment bag because my luggage was temporarily lost in transit. To say that Oak Hill Academy changed my life is an understatement. I went from an unstable family environment to a place with caring adults and peers. Oak Hill gave me the structure, stability, values, positive role models and leadership opportunities that I needed to grow into a responsible adult. I grew up at Oak Hill. When I graduated two years later, I was ready to take responsibility for my future but, first, I needed to navigate an unforeseen obstacle. Unfortunately, my father failed to pay the last $1000 of my tuition. With that debt left unpaid, I was unable to access my high school transcripts thus interfering with my ability to enroll in college. Subsequently, I learned that if I passed the GED exam the college would accept those results in lieu of my high school transcripts, which I did and eventually earned my college degree. I never let that disappointment influence how I felt about my Oak Hill experience. Ten years later, I sent Oak Hill a check for $1000. I sent the check, not because I was pressured to do so, but because it was the right thing to do knowing what an important impact the school had on my life. Today, I am retired after enjoying a fulfilling career in public policy and having raised two outstanding and responsible children. I have established this scholarship endowment fund at Oak Hill with the hope that others will be inspired to contribute to it and in time, it will grow into a substantial scholarship fund so that if a current student’s family finds themselves unable to continue paying their child’s tuition that student will not be forced to withdraw mid-year. Tragically, I am told that this scenario happens and I witnessed it when I was a junior and a friend of mine who was a senior had to withdraw because his family was unable to continue paying his tuition. Let’s make sure no student has to suffer those same consequences.
Marcia’s classmates, OHA alumni, and others interested in helping grow this fund may make a donation by sending a check earmarked Lewis Scholarship Fund. All donations to Oak Hill are tax deductible. Questions may be directed to Director of Development Tim Henry at email@example.com or 276-579-2619.
1971 at OHA
Oak Hill Academy Parents’ Days
Where would any of us be without our parents? At Oak Hill Academy we appreciate the parents and families of our students and work hard to meaningfully include them in the culture and community of the school. Generally our campus is open and parents can visit when they’re in the neighborhood. We have a vibrant Parents’ Association that meets monthly. We even have two on-campus events each year where we welcome the parents and families of our students for special programming. These “Parents’ and Family Weekends” include special events, teacher meetings, equestrian and theatrical demonstrations, athletic contests, and lots of food and socializing. Unfortunately, due to COVID, this year we were compelled to limit visitors to campus and therefore were faced with the challenge of creating these same opportunities remotely. Thankfully the campus community rose to the challenge with flying colors. During our fall semester, Parents’ and Family Weekend included daily parent/teacher conferences as well as pre recorded segments highlighting some of the numerous clubs offered on campus this year (we had more than 40!). We had numerous student interviews, a live school tour, a live tour of the equestrian facility, a student-led dorm tour, a roundtable discussion with some of our residential life staff, a book club meeting, a Parents’ Association meeting, a roundtable discussion with a group of our alumni, an ESPN-televised basketball game, and a seminar with a licensed clinical social worker who offered some parenting tips for the holidays. We also had a special presentation on navigating the FAFSA and an overview of our College Lab. During our spring semester Parents’ and Family Weekend, the Academy offered our families daily parent/teacher conferences as well as conferences with residential life staff members. We also offered numerous live meetings showcasing several of our numerous college partners and the various niche programs found at their schools. We heard from the staff at Emory and Henry, Meredith College, Randolph College, and Bluefield College. We also enjoyed a seminar on the topic of college financial aid, streamed our National Honor Society induction ceremony, hosted a student art show, enjoyed a musical performance, and heard a group of current students describe the benefits of enrolling at Oak Hill in their own words.
We’re thankful for our parents and families, and value them as part of the Oak Hill family.
Graduates Receives Scholarships and Honors
The following members of the Class of 2021 received academic scholarships:
Justin Banks – Carthage College, Florida Southern College, Barry University, Murray State University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Ferris State University, University of Northern Arizona, Kentucky State University
Erin Bunn – Emory & Henry College
Jonas Courtney – Stetson University, Florida Southern College
Semaj Edwards – West Texas A & M, Truman State University. University of Tampa, Husson College, Friends University
Mallory Griffith – Colorado State University
Clement Kimani – Emmanuel College, University of Massachusetts Boston, Curry College, Suffolk University
Ethan Major – Oglethorpe University
Markus Malleschitz – University of Puget Sound, Ohio Wesleyan University, Marietta College, Ohio Northern University, St. Edwards University, Hood College, Randolph Macon College, St. Olaf College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Kalamazoo College
Margaret McCrory – Virginia Wesleyan University
Cole Murphy – Roanoke College, Randolph College, Randolph Macon College, University of Lynchburg, Ferrum College
Emeka Nnamani – Purdue University, Temple University, St. Edwards University
Shakeim Outten – Guilford College, Cheyney University, Thiel College, Albright College, Gannon University, University of Tampa, Duquesne University Caroline Piazza – University of Tampa, Lynn University, High Point University, Lee McRae College Jervonio Rigby – Wingate University, Murray State University, Abilene Christian University, Queens University, Georgetown College, Bridgewater College
Andie Schultz – University of Colorado Boulder
The following student-athletes were recognized for receiving full scholarships for NCAA Division I universities: Cam Carter – Mississippi State University Jalen Ricks – Wichita State University AJ Williams – University of North Carolina Greensboro
Abilene Christian University (TX) Albright College (PA) Bard College (NY) Barry University (FL) Bentley University (MA) Bridgewater College (VA) Bridgewater State University (MA)
Oglethorpe University (GA) Ohio Northern University (OH) Ohio Wesleyan University (OH) Penn State University (PA) Penn State Abington (PA) Penn State Brandywine (PA) Point Park University (PA)
Carthage College (WI) Cheney University (FL) Colorado State University (CO) Converse College (SC) Curry College (MA) DalHausie University (Canada) Duquesne University (PA) Durham Technical Community College (NC) D’Youville College (NY) East Carolina University (NC) Elms College (MA) Emmanuel College (MA) Emory and Henry College (VA) Ferris State University (MI) Ferrum College (VA) Florida Institute of Technology (FL) Florida Southern College (FL) Friends University (KS) Gannon University (PA) Gardner Webb University (NC) Georgetown College (KY) Georgia State University (GA) Grace College (IN) Grand Canyon University (AZ) Guilford College (NC) Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) Hampden Sydney University (VA) Hood College (MD) Husson College (ME) Kalamazoo College (MI) Kentucky State University (KY) Lees McRae College (NC) Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC) Liberty University (VA) Luther College (IA) Lynn University (FL) Marietta College (OH) McLennan Community College (TX) Mercyhurst University (PA) Mississippi State University (MS) Murray State University (KY) Norfolk State University (VA) North Carolina Central University (NC) Northern Virginia Community College (VA) Old Dominion University (VA) Hampton University (VA) High Point University (NC)
Purdue University (IN) Queens University (NC) Radford University (VA) Randolph College (VA) Randolph Macon College (VA) Roanoke College (VA) Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) Rollins College (FL) Simon Fraser University (Canada) Southern Utah University (UT) Stetson University (FL) Stevenson University (MD) St. Andrews University (NC) St. Edwards University (TX) St. Francis University (IL) St. Joseph’s University (PA) St. Olaf College (MN) St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY) Suffolk University (MA) Temple University (PA) Thiel College (PA) Truman State University (M() Troy University (VA) University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (AL) University of California San Diego (CA) University of Colorado Boulder (CO) University of the Incarnate Word (TX) University of Kentucky (KY) University of Massachusetts Boston (MA) University of Mississippi (MS) University of North Carolina Greensboro (NC) University of Northern Arizona (AZ) University of Puget Sound (WA) University of Rochester (NY) University of Southern Maine (ME) University of Tampa (FL) University of Texas at Dallas (TX) University of Lynchburg (VA) Virginia State University (VA) Virginia Wesleyan University (VA) Wake Technical Community College (NC)
West Texas A&M University (TX) Westfield State University (MA) Wichita State University (KS)
Wingate University (NC) Xavier University (OH)
Each year members of the graduating class are selected as Honor Graduates. These students serve as speakers for the graduation ceremony. Following is the text of their speeches. A Wo d t the Faculty and Staff – Erin Elizabeth Bunn
One week ago, at 3:21 am, I sat awake. I couldn’t sleep, knowing that a week from then, high school would be over, all my friends would move away, either electing to drift apart amicably or staying in touch through odd emails and FaceTime calls. I was thinking, as I often do, about life when the realization hit me--how many times had countless seniors before me experienced the same exact thoughts and emotions. How many last-minute photographs had been taken during the final days on campus? How many tears had been shed, how many panic attacks and celebrations occurred before graduation in the room I was currently in? How many memories lingered in between the crevices, unnoticeable but to the most perceptive of us? Needless to say, the thought was sobering. The question was begging to be answered: what makes us different than any other senior class? COVID? No, every single senior in the world is experiencing the pandemic. Oak Hill? Again no, though I’m not sure that’ll get me any points with the admissions department. The food? Improvements have definitely been made, from Buddha bowls my first year to the best meals served on Parent’s Days, but once more, no. Staff, it is you. Having grown up here my entire life, it may come as a surprise to hear that I have come to hate Oak Hill. Hate in the sense that I will never find another place as beautiful as this. I hate that I will never find a community as loving and encouraging as the Faculty and Staff here. I hate, most of all, that I will have to leave. But I am eager and anxious to embrace a future beyond Oak Hill. I will leave here with the best memories and funniest experiences, and I thank each and every person in attendance today from the depths of my heart for being a part of that. In the same way I know my mom will be crying all day today, I know Rev will leave graduation and shortly thereafter, walk his dog, Gus. In the same way I know my friends MK and Lauren will scream my name when I walk across the stage, I know Ms. Tobin is likely to trip at least twice before making it out of the gym. In the same way I know my family is watching me at home with tears in their eyes, I know those same tears of joy, celebration, and bittersweet sadness rest in the eyes of our Oak Hill family before us. I see you wiping away that tear Coach Hebold. I know Dr. Groves will lightly step on my toes and ask if Andie is bothering me before congratulating me on graduating. Mr. Massey will gather all his English 10 guys for one final picture and Andie will snort during her speech. I know these things because you all have welcomed us into your lives and allowed us the privilege of being a part of them.
A W d t t Cla 2021 – Markus Malleschitz
Welcome everybody. I have a message for the Class of 2021. I am glad we are able to have an in-person graduation and I am happy that parents, friends, and family are able to come be part of this next step in our lives. I can’t lie. I was nervous thinking about what I would talk about, being uncomfortable on stage, and whether what I had to say was going to connect with this senior class and impact them in a way that would better their future lives. I am even nervous in this moment. But, I took a step back and realized that this moment is actually an opportunity for me to learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. It is these moments that helps us grow as an individual and helps us learn about ourselves. Just as this moment of discomfort is a challenge to me, this entire year has been a challenge for all of us. It started with us arriving on campus, being met with strict rules, a life we were not used to, Wi-Fi difficulties and challenges for our future that we weren’t aware of yet. Like Justin trying to get out of doing his senior devotion, but then stepping out of his comfort zone and killing it. Or, Ethan, Karlee, and Arthurline singing before the entire school during church. Or, Andie, Zach or Erin having to present an entire religion for one full class period. We all had our own moments of discomfort that helped us grow. This discomfort helps us not only to grow but also helps us gain experience for the future. Although it may seem scary at the time, I hope all of you will look on these as an opportunity to get closer to your dreams. Many shy away from these moments because they are scared to fail. DO NOT fear failure; it is one of the best teachers we have. This leads to the message that I hope each and every senior with us today and joining us from home will hear and take with them. Seize these moments (carpe diem). Next time an opportunity presents itself that you do not feel comfortable with, take it and grow. Tap into your full potential by pushing your walls and boundaries outward. I can’t wait to see each and every one of you learn, grow, and achieve the things you set out to achieve and become the people I know you are capable of being. Thank you for being part of my senior year, one I will never forget. All the best, from your Austrian.
A W d t t Cla 2022 – Andie Tate Schultz
I feel honored and blessed to have the chance to speak in front everyone today. It is something that four years ago, I would have never imagined for myself. This gives me an opportunity to send a message to our rising seniors of 2022. I still haven’t been able to wrap my head around the idea that once I finish this speech, and I am handed my diploma, my high school career is over. Once I start to head down that notorious Oak Hill Road with my bags packed, I will strain my neck looking back to the place that has been my home for the last three years. A place that has provided me a stable and safe environment for me to grow as a person. Once I toss my cap into the air with the rest of my senior class, red and gold fabric becoming a blur, I will no longer be an Oak Hill student. This is a day that many of us have been looking forward to since the beginning of August. Some of us have been checking boxes on their calendars in anticipation of the day that they finally get to “be free,” the day they finally begin the next chapter in their lives. Me, on the other hand, I have been cherishing every single second of my senior year. As B-Rock always says, “Don’t count down the days, but make the days count.” My junior year was cut short because of COVID; I missed out on a lot and didn’t get to say goodbye to friends or teachers. Everything changed in an instant, and I really took that for granted. It wasn’t just our school that suffered, but every other school in the country. We have been incredibly lucky to have a somewhat normal school year. For so long I was focused on what the future had in store for me, I forgot to embrace the present. My message for the Class of 2022 is to start thinking about where you are in this moment. Start taking the time to look around you and see the people you spend every day with. I want you to do this because you never know how quickly you can lose something, just like I had no clue that my junior year was going to be halted. After that experience, I now strive to really live every day. I want every interaction, every moment, that I have with the people around me to be meaningful and real. I want to create a purposeful life with others before I have the chance of losing it. I remind myself that this point in my life won’t last forever, because nothing does. So instead of checking your watch to see how many minutes are left in class, or complaining about the mandatory social you have to go to, remind yourself that you only have so long before high school is finished. You guys will hopefully be up here next year. All of you will be thinking to yourself, “I didn’t think it would go by so fast.” We never do. None of us can anticipate the fast, inevitable future around the corner. It is a part of life that I, no matter how much I cherish my time here, will not be able to stop. The world will keep turning and you will keep moving with it. I’ve accepted the fact that I am an 18-year-old girl, and that I can’t stay in high school forever. I feel okay leaving because I know that I have worked as hard as I could to make every moment, every memory, every relationship that I have, significant. When next year comes around, remember these words for when you fill our shoes when we are gone.
A W d t t International udents – Jervonio Theron Rigby Good morning. I am Jervonio Rigby from Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. The thought of coming to Oak Hill my first year brought feelings of apprehension, I had various thoughts that I wouldn’t fit in or be accepted, but the moment I stepped foot on campus my thoughts were reconstructed. I was greeted with warm welcomes by students and staff that made me feel at home. Even though I was far away from Turks and Caicos, I met people like Emeka and Ethan that I could talk to about culture, music and food. The most difficult part for me was coming from an island and going to high mountains and cold weather. However living in such a diverse environment has been a privilege because I have been exposed to different languages, foods (like Jollof rice), dances (like the Shaku Shaku), and different expressions from around the world; one of my favourites is “fashi” meaning “forget.” In exchange I taught them reggae songs and creole slang like “Sezi” or “Mezami,” which mean surprise. I have been a long way from home, but it has been worth it. If I were at home I would have been in a class of 30+ students instead of here where I am in a class of 10. For current international students, I would encourage you to take full advantage of the activities and opportunities that are given, such as fishing, baking, leadership clubs, and team sports. Opportunities like these build character and moral development, as they have for me. The opportunity to graduate is a blessing and every end has a new beginning. For my fellow international students I say to you the best is yet to come, continue to be industrious and incorruptible. With that I would like to say: gam-sah-nida, Dan-ke, messi, gracias and, in other words, THANK YOU!l
A W d t t Families – Jalen Adrian Ricks
Welcome teachers, classmates, those joining virtually, and fellow Warriors in the Class of 2021.
We did it! Congratulations for making it through a tough year. We conquered all the classes, exams,periodsofisolation, quarantining, and COVID tests. It is my honor to thank the people in our lives that may have done the most for us during this time. They are the parents of Oak Hill Academy. For without them we truly would not be here. A parent is not exclusive to the person who gave birth to you, but can be anyone who continuously supports you and who you claim them to be. Parents are those who care, support, encourage, and love us. Even while we are away, their continued support and assistance is crucial to our success. I’d like to thank my parents and all the Oak Hill families for helping us complete this part of our journey. As we move forward to our next chapter Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest—if we do not give up.” This verse was sent to me by my parents before the pandemic started and has been aconstantreminderforme to stay the course. I encourage all parents and students to continue to stay the course so that you too will reap the benefit at the right time. Thank You.
Benediction – Clement Karathi Kimani
Dear God, I thank you for allowing us to make it this far in our journeys and always watching over us. Thank you for keeping us safe during this pandemic and making it possible for us to attend school; to be gathered here today with our family, friends and administrators; to celebrate this day of our graduation. I pray that the Holy Spirit guide us all on making the right decisions to chase our dreams, goals, and future careers; to keep us strong and faith ful through the struggles we are going to face in our futures. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.
OHA Launches New Website After months of research, planning, designing, and testing, Oak Hill Academy recently launched our new website. The goals for the website project included: introducing our small, relational school worldwide; refreshing our brand while remaining true to our roots; capturing the feeling of life and learning at OHA; and, retaining our personal touch through improved digital communication. We are pleased with the responses we’ve already received and will continue to update the site to make it as useful as possible. Visit www.oak-hill.net and take a look around. A new alumni page is coming soon! Also remember the OHA Events site (www.ohaevents.com). Home basketball games and other OHA events are broadcast live and are available for on-demand viewing on this site.
Season in Review The Oak Hill Warriors 2020-2021 season was the most unique in its long, storied history. In the midst of a world-wide pandemic, they still managed to achieve a full season. Thirteen out of their thirty games were played in a two week span at bubble sites in Virginia and Florida in their new league (NIBC). All the members of the league were nationally ranked teams, so the competition was elite every night. The Warriors ended their season with a 21-9 record, were quarter finalists in the GEICO Nationals, and finished ranked in the top 25 of every national high school poll. We’re very proud of all our players and coaches for doing all that was asked of them to have a basketball season and persevering in these strange and unusual times. Go Warriors!
Alumni News Paul Burchette – ‘91 1408 Saint James Place Kinston, NC 28504 Paul is living in his hometown of Kinston. He is now the owner and manager of his family’s 40 year business, Southern Turf. He would love to hear from his classmates. John and his wife are the proud parents of two wonderful boys. Noah is serving in the US Navy and Joshua is a rising senior at Mauldin High School. He and his wife would love to plan a visit to Mouth of Wilson to catch up with his classmates. Deaths Joseph Stephens – ‘49 Shirley Sells Rutherford – ‘52 Tommy Searles – ‘62 Billy Ray Cameron – ‘63 Cecil Phelps – ‘63NG Arthur “Luke” Cason – ‘71 Ralph Katherman – ’84NG Eric Nay – ‘84 Chris Brooks – ‘86 Raymond Richardson – ‘86 Scott Kittle – ‘89 John Cheek – ‘94 308 Cotton Bay Way Simpsonville, SC 29681
Homecoming 2021 Alumni, we have missed you and are making plans to welcome you back to campus for Homecoming on Friday, November 12. We also invite you to join us on Saturday, November 13 as we dedicate the oak tree planted on campus in honor of the Class of 2020. A tentative schedule of events follows: Friday, November 12 th 5:00 Dinner for alumni, former students, and their families (Vaughan Dining Hall) 6:00 Home Red and Gold Team Basketball Games (reserved seating will be available for alumni, former students, and their families)
9:00 S’mores social (OHA Amphitheater)
Saturday, November 13 th 10:00 Brunch for alumni, former students, and their families (Ussery Archives) 11:00 Class of 2020 Oak Tree Dedication and tolling of the Academy Bell in memory of passed alumni and former students
Please watch for additional details and RSVP information. We look forward to seeing you!
Andy Woods – ‘00 John Gentry – ‘05 Craig Murray – ‘12
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Other Giving Opportunities (partial list) Alumni Campus Store Tile $500 Memorial Oak Tree $1,000 Named Display Case $5,000 $10,000 Technology Upgrade for Library $15,000 Faculty Professional $50,000 Development Fund Gifts in Kind* Backhoe or backhoe attachment for tractor Used vehicles, vans, or minivans 6 Horse Trailer *Potential gifts are evaluated by the school for condition and suitability prior to acceptance. for Ussery Archives Room Named Scholarship Fund
Current Giving Opportunities GoPro Cameras
$200 each $500 each $750 each
Laptops for teachers
$5,000 $20,000 $22,000 $25,000
Minivan for Student Activities
6 Horse Trailer
12-Passenger Van for Student Activities Halsey House Remodel
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