Page 1

Wish List

OHA Basketball

Upcoming Events

President’s Picnic

$1 Per Year

Alumni News

Alumni Weekend

State of the Academy

Welcome New Faculty

School Begins

President’s Message

Fall 2012

Fall 2015

The Arrow


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 Ms. Bonnie Burke – P’07 Rev. Danny Collins Mr. Larry Conner Mr. Ralph Davis Mrs. Lisa Dockery Rev. John Duvall Mrs. Sidney Rose Fant Mr. Marshall Frank – P’08 Mr. Todd Fuller Mr. Dennis Gambill Mrs. Susie Garner Mr. Don Gibson Mr. Rex Halsey – ‘55 Mr. Rodney Halsey Dr. Thomas Harvey Mrs. Theresa Lazo Mr. Marty Parks Mr. Carl Rosberg Mr. Tom Saunders Mr. Jim Tapp Dr. Dennis Throckmorton Mr. Taylor Vaughan Mr. Harold Wingate P - Parent of OHA Alumnus

Cover Photo by Sandy C.


President’s Paragraph Following is the text of Dr. Groves’ Convocation Address: August 31, 2015

H

ello, and welcome to Oak Hill Academy, in this our 137th year.

Today we assemble for the very first time as a school, for convocation. We gather here in our chapel as new students, returning students, faculty, and staff. We gather from the outset as a community—a community invested in one another. We are also a community that stretches far beyond the confines of the J.F. Fletcher Chapel. Think about this … our founders met just as we are meeting today, way back in the Fall of 1878. Always take comfort, and take a bit of pride, in knowing that the Oak Hill Academy family is grander and more expansive than we ever may appear in this single room. Our theme for this year is INVESTED. We, the faculty and staff, want for you the very best. As such, we are going to push you to secure for yourselves new levels of success. Why are we going to do this? We do this because we are invested in you. In this community, we invest in each other; we are invested in how we live, how we model behavior for you, how we all shall aspire to grow throughout this year—individually and collectively. We are also invested in our core values: Community, Responsibility, Moral Courage, and Transformation. These are values that our school treasures deeply … and these are the values we will emphasize the most over the course of the next year. Take care of each other, take care of yourself, take care of your school. INVEST. And know this, like with any good investment, developing quality, life-changing values takes time. Graduation Day is 264 days away; so, for perspective, know that we are running a marathon, not a sprint. But a longer race is actually a very good thing, for seldom do good things happen quickly. And, it takes a long time for the great things in life to take root and grow. It takes a long time for values to be instilled. It takes several careful steps to climb a ladder all the way to the top. And, yet, you should also know that a fall from the top rung can occur with only a single misstep. So, this year, as you take care and grow, and as you lean on one another, and love each other, and love your school, I encourage you to be a person of moral courage and responsibility. Represent OHA well; make good decisions.

Recognize always that we—the entirety of our Oak Hill Academy Community—we are in this together, for the long run. So, be patient. It shall all be worth it … because worthy investments take time. On behalf of the faculty and staff, and the Oak Hill Academy Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to welcome you to campus. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless Oak Hill Academy. The Chiming of the Academy Bell

Follow Dr. Groves on Twitter @DrGrovesOHA


137 Scho Year Be th

On Monday morning, August 31st, the original school bell chimed as Oak Hill Academy officially began its 137th academic year. With this new beginning comes the anticipation of a successful year by students and faculty alike. This year our diverse group of students comes to us from 24 states and 15 foreign countries. All have come together to create our unique community on “the hill� where we strive to provide a quality education for all who come our way. Amid all of the hustle and bustle of unpacking, finding room assignments, getting class schedules, and picking up supplies and uniforms a new sense of independence is discovered; new friendships are created; old friendships are rekindled; and another chapter in the history of the school is written. The entire Oak Hill Academy faculty and staff welcomes our students to campus and looks forward to another successful year.


ool egins

Oak Hill Academy Welcomes Students to Campus!


UPCOMING EVENTS Trustee Meeting................................................... October 23, 2015 Homecoming..................................................... November 7, 2015 Thanksgiving Break................................... November 20-30, 2015 Christmas Break Begins...................................December 18, 2015 Second Semester Begins........................................ January 4, 2016 Trustee Meeting/Donor Appreciation Event.....February 19, 2016 Spring Break......................................................March 11-28, 2016 Parents’ Days.......................................................April 21-22, 2016 Graduation................................................................ May 21, 2016 Summer School......................................... June 20 – July 22, 2016 Alumni Weekend...................................................July 15-18, 2016

BOYS DORMITORIES CAMPAIGN UPDATE The Glenda Elizabeth Dixon Hall is now complete. Fourteen students moved into this beautiful new building when school started in August. The matching Bradley Dormitory is already under construction and we anticipate a late spring completion for this second addition to our growing campus. Please consider assisting OHA in this important campaign. $210,000 is needed to fulfill the $1,218,000 total for both buildings. Several naming opportunities exist at the $10,000 level (student rooms) and one at the $25,000 level (resident manager apartment). For 137 years Oak Hill Academy has stood proudly as the “Turning Point.” Please know that every gift and pledge makes a difference in the lives of our students.

Glenda Elizabeth Dixon Hall


Jewell Ford Patton Triplex

For the past several years Oak Hill has been blessed with the steady growth of The Jewell Ford Patton Endowed Memorial Fund, created in honor of the late mother of former OHA President, Ed Patton. After a meeting with Ed and Carolyn Patton this past spring, it was decided to direct a substantial portion of the fund toward the construction of a new home for faculty. Hence, we are pleased to announce the plans for the Jewell Ford Patton Triplex. This 2,700+ square foot complex is comprised of three separate dwellings (one larger threebedroom/two-bath residence, and two one-bedroom units) and is being built overlooking Noonkester Park. The residence is scheduled for completion in spring 2016. We express our gratitude to the Patton Family for their continued support of OHA and her mission.


OHA Welcomes Mr. Joe Gagne Mr. Gagne joins Oak Hill Academy as the resident manager of Williams-Berry Dormitory and soccer team coach. Originally from Orrington, Maine, he is a boarding school alum. After high school, Mr. Gagne attended Elmira College in New York where he earned a bachelors’ degree in business administration. Mr. Gagne is a avid sports fan playing soccer, hockey, and baseball throughout high school. He looks forward to making a lasting impression on the OHA students and is excited to be part of the community.

Mr. David Laney Mr. Laney is a 2011 graduate of OHA and has returned to his Alma Mater as resident manager of Fields Dormitory. After graduating from Oak Hill, Mr. Laney enlisted in the Army where he served as an Intelligence Analyst. After his time in the military he returned to his native Tennessee where he met his wife Nat. Mr. Laney enjoys engineering, programming, hiking, reading, skiing, and a good cup of coffee. He and Nat are excited to be part of the OHA community and look forward to the school year.

Mr. Kyle Mackey Mr. Mackey joins Oak Hill Academy as a mathematics instructor. He is originally from Washington, D.C., and received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Morgan State University and his M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Cambridge College. He has a background in teaching science, technology, engineering, and, of course, mathematics. Mr. Mackey and his wife, Michelle, enjoy a plethora of activities including flying trapeze, kickball, and most of all, raising their children Maxwell (16 months) and Kayla (1 month).


New Faculty Members Miss Addison Smith Miss Smith joins Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in the girls’ dormitory. She is originally from Gainesville, Virginia. Miss Smith received her B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Duquesne University. She also attended New York University where she took graduate courses in publishing and digital media, finding particular interest in children’s publishing. Miss Smith is a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan stemming from her internship with the team. She enjoys reading, cooking and not using the Oxford comma. She is very excited about the times ahead of her at OHA!

Mr. Chris Stanton Mr. Stanton joins Oak Hill Academy as a Spanish teacher. He is originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University in 2010. After graduating, he spent a year in Philadelphia volunteering with City Year, part of Americorps. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Stanton taught English in Mexico. Mr. Stanton enjoys hiking, the mountain views, and a good cup of tea. He is looking forward to seeing his students grow and meet with great success. He is very happy to be part of the Oak Hill community.


Fall on the Hill


State of the Academy 2014 - 2015

DONATIONS June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015 The The The The The THE OAK CLUB Alma Dillon Trust Ron & Bernice Carpenter Estate Fran Dixon Dixon Lumber Company Hal & Marge Eaton John & Susie Garner C. M. Gatton Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Bruce & Kathy Hornsby Bill & Linda Huber Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation McIntosh Charitable Fund George & Leslie Pelton Carl & Cheryl Rosberg Nancy Stone Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation Harold & Millie Wingate Zylphia Barker Barnes Estate THE FOUNDERS CLUB John & Kyle Arrowood A. J. Fletcher Foundation Michael & Joy Groves Wayne & Dena Landsman Mark & Cynthia Todd Anne Vaughan Vaughan Furniture Foundation Virginia Baptist Foundation THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB Bob & Dolores Bailey Tom Barnard Kim Baughman Kenny & Patti Bowen Billy Ray & Jeannette Cameron Larry & Ida Jane Conner Inez Cox Ralph & Cindy Davis Jaclyn Dickens John Duvall Palmer & Sidney Rose Fant Marshall & Peggy Frank Todd & Lori Fuller Dennis & Wendy Gambill Don & Jayne Gibson Andrew Gilleland Grayson National Bank Jon & Judy Groesbeck Tim Henry Bill & Nancy (Brown) Jackson Will & Blanche Jones Ron & Lynn Kerr Bob & Theresa Lazo Rex & Gina Liu Paul & Carol Long Edward & Pam McDevitt Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Marty & Cathy Parks Paul & Tatum Saunders Tom & Lyn Saunders Harry & Sarah (Ussery) Sink Ernie Surles John & Kimberly Tamminen

GIVING CLUBS

Oak Club.....................................................$10,000+ Founders Club...................................$5,000 - $9,999 President’s Club.................................$1,000 - $4,999 Red and Gold Club..................................$500 - $999 Friends Club..............................................up to $499 Jim & Pam Tapp Dennis & Missy Throckmorton Toyota Matching Gifts for Education Ted Ussery Joshua & Angie (Gibson) Van Manen Joe Vanderdys Taylor & Celia Vaughan Dan & Geneva Walters Robert & Nancy Wildrick Young’s Chapel Baptist Church THE RED AND GOLD CLUB Ross Allen Barbara Anderson Janida Bonham Steve & Rhonda Bowen Christie Boyd Bonnie Burke Richard Burke Blaine Butterworth & Phyllis Ponder Alice Calabrese Danny & Patricia Collins Jami Copley Allen & Lori Feezor Rex Halsey David & Andrea Hilliard Marcia Lockamy Lewis Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren M. A. & Mary Lunsford Dwayne & Belinda Majors Dawn Martinez Jeanette Norfleet Dan & Kim Slemp Ken & Patricia Thomas Mary Thomas Doug & Ruth Turnmire Alton & Susan (Worsham) Vick Tom Wheeler THE FRIENDS CLUB Elaine Alton Dan & Gerri Anderson Rex Anderson Ronnie & Joan Anderson Jean Smith Barnes Bell Creek Community Church Benevity Community Impact Fund Ron & Hayle Bernstein Randy Berry Brandon & Suzanne Blair Jeff & Linda Blum Dan Browder Joyce Browder Barrie Ann Brown Todd Brown Doug & Kathy Bryant Diann Cramer Butler Wayne & Jo Butler Brian Buxton Sue Callison Charles & Precious Cassell Charmaine Chen Angela Cooner Jon Cooner David Cox Priscilla Cox

Hal Craddock Gary & Katherine Crede Henry & Lisa Crede Judi King Creech John & Peggy Crowder Jean Cunningham James & Julianne Daniels Bunny Dannelly Gary & Joanne Decker Gene & Rosalie Dicus James Doffin George & Irene Dolan Juanita DeBose Dotson Jeff & Beth Dreyer Jerry & Susan Dupper Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie Ruth Hash Etter Marion Eugeno Doug & Donna Fender Frances Ferguson Sid & Lisa Finklea Sanford & Debbie Fishel Keith Flory Frances Fruth Joyce Gamse Patricia Gerwig Jean Green Charles & Lynda Griffin Jeffrey & Donna Grossman Hugh Gruhn Mikki Haas Ken Hall John Hallagan Gwyn & Gioia Halsey Hardin & Janet Halsey Carolyn Hart Nyle & Joyce Hart Scott & Clara Hart Ben Hartz Jo Ann Watkins Harvey Tom & Nancy Harvey Shirley Halsey Hash Betty Haulsee & Family Margaret Hayden Amber Brown Hayes Aurelie Henry Jim Herchenrider Roger & Nancy Hiatt David Higgins Elizabeth Hill Rhonda Peters Hillsman John Hoffman Josh Honaker Sandra Haines Hooks Brian Howell Jerry Hughes Walter & Elizabeth (Douglass) Hunting Bob & Sandra Jackson John & Barbara Jackson Nancy Jackson Jerry & Barbara Johnson Edward & Lisa Jones John & Joy Jones Joe Judkins Cindy Kaufelt Oliver & Jennifer (Alexander) Keeley Betty King


Norman & Edith King Ruth Kirby Norman & Phyllis Knoerlein Fred & Rebecca Kopatich Don Krauss Stephanie Lanier Patrick & Sue Laughran Toya Lazard Kemper Holt Lillard Harry & Jean Lindsey Mary Jane Lock Sarah Lofton Cyndy Cahill LoMonaco Ben & Erika Maness Maria Mansfield Linda Maynard Robert & Janice McGarvey Alice McNew Peggy Melville Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Russell Miller Daniel & Krista Mingione Bill Minson Russell Montgomery Gordy & Bettie Moore Randy & Laura Moorhead Margaret Anderson Morris Sandy Morris Alan & Glenna (Halsey) Morton Jimmy & Mary Mullins Barry & Julia Myers Donald & Letty Nance Lila Noonkester Northwest Lawn Care – Thomas & Karen Reed Laura O’Brien Ramona O’Bryant Scott & Christine Ogden Janet Randall O’Lare Larry Owens Barbara Page Doris Wilson Patteson Ed & Carolyn Patton Leland & Louise Paulson Peter & Jenice Pearl Shirley Perkins Jean Porter Regina Poteat Dale Presnell John & Loretta Ragland Otis & Mary Reamy Bill Rendleman Jan Roberts Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Tim Rogers Mark & Linda Ross Marilyn Rowe Don Scarborough Dean & Cassandra Schrader Suzanne Aderholt Sebenaler Susan Wudijono Setiwan Mack & Ailease Short Mersha Sileshi Patricia Lee Smiley Stuart & Susan Smith Tom & Yolanda Smith Winston & Lynn Smith Frank & Judith Spaeth Dwight & Jimmie Ruth Speeks David Starkey Nova Beatty Stephens Maxine Smith Swontek Fred & Shirley Thomas Joe & Joy Walker Jimmy & Kristi Warren John & Nila (Stevens) Wehrenberg Susan Widener Judy Young Wilkes Frieda Anders Willey Brenda Williams Roy & Judy (Thacker) Williams Robert Wilson Dale Young George Zalaquett

GIFTS IN KIND Susan Bartlett Lori Benedetto Brandon & Suzanne Blair The Blossom Shop Carol Blount Rhonda Bowen Laura Bryant Tom & Nancy Burgiss Blaine Butterworth & Susan Ponder Henry & Lisa Crede Suzanne Rambler Day Four Gals & a Florist David & Anne Grayson Grayson Florist Guynn Furniture Joan Hamilton Harmony Hill Inn Jerry Hedden Hoffman Pottery Marian Hunt Bob & Sarah Hunter Jerry & Barbara Johnson Mangum Pottery Morgan McKenney Carl & Cheryl Rosberg Tommie Sargent Spring Valley Graphics Tess Sullivan Mark & Cynthia Todd Alton & Susan (Worsham) Vick Norris Woody VOLUNTEER WORK Joan Anderson Ronnie Anderson Barrie Ann Brown Laura Bryant Jo Ann Watkins Harvey Jim Herchenrider Don Krauss Mary Reamy Otis Reamy Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Ted Ussery GIFTS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF: In Memory of George Ayres – Class of 1965 Tom Barnard Wayne & Jo Butler Billy Ray & Jeannette Cameron Jean Green Sandra Haines Hooks Alice McNew Patricia Lee Smiley Jo Ann Watkins Harvey In Memory of Elizabeth Leech Bailey Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren In Memory of William Bruce – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard Ted Ussery In Memory of Sue Bryant Doug & Kathy Bryant In Memory of Michael Campbell – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Allyn Baker Clarke – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Kevin Copley Jami Copley In Memory of Edward Ayers Dannelly Bunny Dannelly In Memory of Kimberly Gunter Davis Frances Ferguson Ken Hall John & Joy Jones In Memory of Michael Paul Dolinger Janida Bonham In Memory of Phyllis Elliott Nancy Jackson Ruth Kirby Gordy & Bettie Moore Laura O’Brien

In Memory of D. G. “Red” Fields – Class of 1939 Harry & Jean Lindsey In Memory of Christine Harper Jewel Frankson – Class of 1983 Janet Randall O’LareI n Memory of Neal Halsey – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Sammie Ray Halsey – Class of 1962 Sue Callison Gene & Rosalie Dicus George & Irene Dolan Ben & Erika Maness Maria Mansfield In Memory of Victor Halsey – Class of 1928 Charles & Precious Cassell In Memory of Ann Elizabeth Cox Hampton Roger & Nancy Hiatt In Memory of Duward Elworth Hart – Class of 1944 Bell Creek Community Church Gary & Joanne Decker Joyce Gamse Patricia Gerwig Carolyn Hart Opal Hart Nyle & Joyce Hart Betty Haulsee Betty King Christene McNew Norman & Phyllis Knoerlein Velva Ross Nova Beatty Stephens In Memory of Polly Halsey Hudson – Class of 1961 Tom Barnard In Memory of Rocky Hudson – Non-Graduate Tom Barnard In Memory of Chuck Isner – Class of 1969 Stephanie Lanier In Memory of Robert & Linda Isner Patrick & Sue Laughran Joe Vanderdys In Memory of Dover & Elsie Jackson Bob & Sandra Jackson In Memory of Tom Jennings – Non-Graduate Suzanne Aderholt Sebenaler In Memory of James S. Lofton – Class of 1961 Sarah Lofton In Memory of Mike Maynard Linda Maynard In Memory of Rachel Muenzenmayer – Class of 1986 Russell Miller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer In Memory of J. Ralph Noonkester – Class of 1940 – and Naomi Noonkester Lila Noonkester In Memory of Katherine Parks Doug & Kathy Bryant In Memory of Jewell Ford Patton Ed & Carolyn Patton In Memory of Geoffrey Reed Pelton – NonGraduate George & Leslie Pelton In Memory of Jim Perkins Shirley Perkins In Memory of Ralph Peters, Jr. Rhonda Peters Hillsman In Memory of Cecil Wayne Phelps – NonGraduate Tom Barnard In Memory of Joe Porter – Class of 1945 Jean Porter In Memory of Leslie Rhodes – Class of 1974 Diann Cramer Butler Marilyn Rowe In Memory of Marc Simon – Non-Graduate Randy Berry In Memory of Ida Mae Speeks – Class of 1951 Dwight & Jimmie Ruth Speeks In Memory of E. W. Stone Bob & Theresa Lazo Nancy Stone


In Memory of Ted Ussery, Sr. and Edna Ussery – Class of 1959 Tom Barnard In Memory of Richard Lee “Bubba” Western – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Harold Dean Wilson – Class of 1952 Robert Wilson In Memory of Roy & Callie Wingate Harold & Millie Wingate

Cindy Kaufelt Stephanie Lanier (former staff) Sue Laughran Linda Maynard (former staff) Ed & Carolyn Patton (former staff) Shirley Perkins (former staff) Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Tommie Sargent Mary Thomas (former staff) Doug Turnmire

GIFTS GIVEN IN HONOR OF: IIn Honor of Patrick Calabrese – Class of 2011 Alice Calabrese In Honor of Grayson Craddock – Class of 1995 Hal Craddock In Honor of Dennis & Lisa Dockery Mark & Linda Ross In Honor of Hal & Marge Eaton Margaret Hayden Elizabeth Hill In Honor of Meredith Frank – Class of 2008 Marshall & Peggy Frank In Honor of Joy Groves Susan Widener In Honor of Michael and Joy Groves Allen & Lori Feezor Ramona O’Bryant In Honor of Alec Hilliard – Class of 2001 David & Andrea Hilliard In Honor of Keith Hornsby – Class of 2011 Bruce & Kathy Hornsby In Honor of Ben Jones – Class of 2011 Ed & Lisa Jones In Honor of Austin Kloberg – Class of 2015 Robert & Nancy Wildrick In Honor of Arturo Kopatich – Class of 2011 Fred & Rebecca Kopatich In Honor of Brian Krach – Class of 1998 Jeannette Norfleet In Honor of James Lock – Class of 2015 Mary Jane Lock In Honor of Ray Lock – Class of 2014 Mary Jane Lock In Honor of Patrick McCormick – Class of 2005 Frances Fruth In Honor of Erik Melville – Class of 1992 Peggy Melville In Honor of OHA’s Dedicated Leadership Allen & Lori Feezor In Honor of OHA’s Faculty and Staff John & Kyle Arrowood Peter & Jenice Pearl In Honor of Katherine Rendleman – NonGraduate Bill Rendleman In Honor of Mike Rodgers – Class of 1987 Ron & Hayle Bernstein In Honor of Steve Smith Bruce & Kathy Hornsby In Honor of Maxine VanHoy Young Judy Young Wilkes

TRUSTEE GIVING Bob Bailey Kenny Bowen Bonnie Burke Danny Collins Larry Conner Ralph Davis John Duvall Sidney Rose Fant Marshall Frank Todd Fuller Dennis Gambill Susie Garner Don Gibson Rex Halsey Tom Harvey John Jones (former trustee) Wayne Landsman (former trustee) Theresa Lazo Marcia Lockamy Lewis (former trustee) M. A. Lunsford (former trustee) Russell Miller (former trustee) Marty Parks George Pelton (former trustee) Carl Rosberg Paul Saunders (former trustee) Tom Saunders Jim Tapp Dennis Throckmorton Taylor Vaughan Harold Wingate

FACULTY AND STAFF GIVING Janida Bonham (former staff) Steve & Rhonda Bowen Laura Bryant (former staff) Gary & Katherine Crede Henry & Lisa (former staff) Crede Jaclyn Dickens (former staff) Jeff & Beth Dreyer (former staff) John Duvall (former staff) Hal Eaton (former staff) Doug & Donna Fender (former staff) Sid & Lisa Finklea Michael & Joy Groves Mikki Haas Benjamin Hartz (former staff) Tim Henry Beth Hill (former staff)

BUSINESS DONORS The Blossom Shop Dixon Lumber Company Four Gals & A Florist First Team Hyundai Grayson Florist Grayson Inn & Suites Grayson National Bank Guynn Furniture Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast Hoffman Pottery Mangum Pottery Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Northwest Lawn Care Spring Valley Graphics Toyota Matching Gifts for Education CHURCH DONORS Bell Creek Community Church Virginia Baptist Mission Board Young’s Chapel Baptist Church

Laura Bryant Bonnie Burke Richard Burke Alice Calabrese Angela Cooner Jon Cooner Jami Copley Hal Craddock Gary & Katherine Crede James & Julianne Daniels Jeff & Beth Dreyer Jerry & Susan Dupper Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie Marion Eugeno Alan & Lori Feezor Marshall & Peggy Frank Frances Fruth David & Anne Grayson Charles & Lynda Griffin Jon & Judy Groesbeck Jeffrey & Donna Grossman Hugh Gruhn Mikki Haas Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Beth Hill David & Andrea Hilliard Bruce & Kathy Hornsby Bob & Sandra Jackson Jerry & Barbara Johnson Ed & Lisa Jones Will & Blanche Jones Norman & Edith King Fred & Rebecca Kopatich Wayne & Dena Landsman Toya Lazard Mary Jane Lock Paul & Carol Long M. A. Lunsford Dwayne & Belinda Majors Dawn Martinez Edd & Pam McDevitt Robert & Janice McGarvey Peggy Melville Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Daniel & Krista Mingione Randy & Laura Moorhead Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Barry & Julia Myers Jeannette Norfleet Scott & Christine Ogden Ed & Carolyn Patton Leland & Louise Paulson Peter & Jenice Pearl George & Leslie Pelton Regina Poteat Bill Rendelman Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Dean & Cassandra Schrader Mersha Sileshi Dan & Kim Slemp Tom & Yolanda Smith Frank & Judith Spaeth John & Kimberly Tamminen Fred & Shirley Thomas Ken & Patricia Thomas Joe & Joy Walker Susan Widner Robert & Nancy Wildrick Brenda Williams Norris Woody

FOUNDATION GIVING A. J. Fletcher Foundation Vaughan Furniture Foundation Virginia Baptist Foundation Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation PARENT GIVING (current and former parents and grandparents) Barbara Anderson Dan & Gerri Anderson John & Kyle Arrowood Lori Benedetto Ron & Hayle Bernstein Brandon & Suzanne Blair

ALUMNI GIVING (by classes) 1940-49 Ruth Hash Etter Gwyn Halsey Shirley Halsey Hash Margaret Anderson Morris 1950-59 Rex Anderson Barrie Ann Brown Rex Halsey Nancy Brown Jackson Rex Liu Glenna Halsey Morton Doris Wilson Patteson Mack Short Dwight Speeks Frieda Anders Willey Robert Wilson 1960-69 Ronnie Anderson Tom Barnard Billy Ray Cameron Keith Flory Jo Ann Watkins Harvey John Hoffman Sandra Haines Hooks Joe Judkins Don Krauss Cyndy Cahill LoMonaco Bill Minson Russell Montgomery Larry Owens George Pelton Leslie Sims Pelton Otis Reamy Tim Rogers Don Scarborough Susan Wudijono Setiawan Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Patricia Lee Smiley Ernie Surles Maxine Smith Swontek Ted Ussery Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick Nila Stevens Wehrenberg Judy Thacker Williams 1970-79 Jean Smith Barnes Kenny Bowen Steve Bowen Diann Cramer Butler Judi King Creech Jaunita DuBose Dotson Amber Brown Hayes Jim Herchenrider David Higgins Rhonda Peters Hillsman Elizabeth Douglass Hunting Marcia Lockamy Lewis Kemper Holt Lillard Barbara Page Marilyn Rowe Suzanne Aderholt Sebenaler David Starkey Joe Vanderdys Tom Wheeler George Zalaquett 1980-89 Andrew Gilleland Russell Miller Janet Randall O’Lare Mike Rodgers 1990-99 Jennifer Alexander Keeley Angie Gibson Van Manen Jimmy Warren 2000 Randy Berry Brian Howell


PRESIDENT’S PARENT CLUB

(Current or former parents and grandparents may become a member of the President’s Parent Club by donating $500 or more.)

PARENT SON OR YEAR EMBER DAUGHTER GRADUATED M Barbara Anderson Linnea 2012 John & Kyle Arrowood Quinn Current student Liz 2007 Bonnie Burke Richard Burke Liz 2007 Alice Calabrese Patrick 2011 Jami Copley Chris Non-graduate Allan & Lori Feezor Chase 2012 Meredith 2008 Marshall & Peggy Frank Jon & Judy Groesbeck Cade 2014 Xianpeng He & Xuhui Niu Xinyi “Amy” 2015 Xinyue “Tracy” Non-graduate David & Andrea Hilliard Alec 2001 Keith 2011 Bruce & Kathy Hornsby Will & Blanche Jones Sallie Current student Wayne & Dena Landsman Alexa 2006 Paul & Carol Long Jared 2006 M. A. Lunsford Andrew Non-graduate Graeme Current student Dwayne & Belinda Majors Dawn Martinez Devin Non-graduate Edd & Pam McDevitt Gwen 2002 Richard & JoAnne Mueller Stephanie 2002 Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Rachel (deceased) 1986 Brian 1998 Jeannette Norfleet George & Leslie Pelton Geoff (deceased) Non-graduate Dan & Kim Slemp Amanda 2006 John & Kimberly Tamminen Josh Current student Ken & Patricia Thomas Courtney 2006 Austin 2015 Robert & Nancy Wildrick OAK HILL ACADEMY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS: 1. Elizabeth Leech Bailey Endowed Scholarship 2. William Bruce Memorial Scholarship Fund 3. Mattie Duncan Cox Endowed Scholarship 4. Ann Elizabeth Dickson Endowed Memorial Fund 5. Hal & Marjorie Eaton Endowed Scholarship 6. Ruth Echols Endowed Scholarship 7. Ann Elizabeth Cox Hampton Endowed Scholarship 8. Rev. C. W. Hawks and Gladys Hawks Endowed Scholarship Fund 9. Edith H. Ingram Endowed Scholarship 10. Marie LeBouf Endowed Scholarship 11. Rachel Muenzenmayer Endowed Scholarship 12. John M. and Collina Caldwell Pair Endowed Scholarship Fund 13. Jewell Ford Patton Endowed Memorial Fund 14. Geoffrey Reed Pelton Endowed Memorial Fund 15. Jim J. and Stella Todd Endowed Memorial Scholarship 16. Harry & Patsy Williams Endowed Scholarship Total Endowment May 31, 2015 - $2,594,215 Total Endowment May 31, 2014 - $2,435,428 One of the most important needs for Oak Hill Academy is in the area of endowment. The future of our mission to girls and boys can be assured only if endowment exists. Would you consider creating an endowment to provide ongoing support for the Academy? A gift of ten thousand dollars or more will establish a named endowment by the donor. The endowment could be used in whatever area the donor chooses. If you wish to establish an endowment at Oak Hill Academy, please contact the President’s Office or Mr. Henry, our Director of Development, at 276-579-2619. The President’s Office of Oak Hill Academy has made every effort to list all individuals, corporations, churches, and other organizations that were Oak Hill supporters from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. If your name has been omitted or listed incorrectly, please contact our office so that we may correct our records. Thank you for your support! TOTALS Annual Fund $172,672.91 Endowed Funds $ 39,881.16 Scholarship $126,450.00 Boys Dorms Campaign $196,448.40 Hough Dormitory Renovation $ 85,000.00 Capital Improvement Projects $ 61,020.00 Virginia Baptist Mission Board $ 41,692.00 TOTAL OF ALL CASH GIFTS

$723,164.47

OAK HILL ACADEMY LEGACY ASSOCIATES A future gift in the form of a bequest has been provided to the Academy by the following: Mr. Tom Barnard Rev. John Duvall Mrs. Betty Harmon Edwards Mrs. G. C. Eller (Jeffrey Jefferson) Mr. Donald L. Hasler Mrs. Mary Holbrook Dr. John Jones Jeff & Carol Jeffreys Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy Mr. Tommy Searles Mrs. Frieda Anders Willey

Oak Hill Academy Cumulative Giving Founders Society Laureates Society Benefactors Society Oak Hill Society Guardians Society

$1,000,000+ $500,000 - $999,999 $100,000 - $499,999 $50,000 - $99,999 $25,000 – $49,999

FOUNDERS SOCIETY Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation W. C. English Foundation Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation LAUREATES SOCIETY BENEFACTORS SOCIETY

A. J. Fletcher Foundation Alma Dillon Trust Hal & Marge Eaton C. M. Gatton Grayson National Bank Carl & Cheryl Rosberg Nancy Stone The Titmus Foundation Virginia Baptist Foundation Harold & Millie Wingate

OAK HILL SOCIETY

C. E. Richardson Foundation C. W. Bolling Charles & Mary Helen Dickson Dixon Lumber Company John & Susie Garner Michael & Joy Groves Lenore Family Trust Mary Morton Parsons Foundation George & Leslie Pelton Paul & Tatum Saunders Anne Vaughan

GUARDIANS SOCIETY Marshall & Peggy Frank Fran Dixon Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Wayne & Dena Landsman McIntosh Charitable Fund Morgan Foundation Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Ed & Carolyn Patton Jerry & Nina Patton Jacqueline Peer Josh Smith Mark Todd Vannoy Construction Taylor & Celia Vaughan


Alumni Weekend 2015 Another great Alumni Weekend was held July 17-19 with many former students and their families in attendance. This annual event is open free of charge to all alumni and former students and their families who wish to attend. The Welcome Home Reception at the Ussery Archives on Friday evening kicked off the weekend. Saturday morning began with the annual alumni meeting led by OHA president Dr. Michael Groves. Class pictures, campus tours led by current students, and lunch in Vaughan Dining Hall followed. The afternoon began with a brief memorial service to pay tribute to alumni who had passed during the previous year. The tolling of the campus bell and singing of the Alma Mater marked this occasion. Our summer school students then joined the group for an ice cream social. A new addition to the weekend was live bluegrass music by The Hard Tymes Band throughout the afternoon. The day’s events were capped off with dinner, dancing, and a silent auction at the Mississippi Pavilion in Noonkester Park. The weekend wrapped up on Sunday morning with the Alumni Brunch at the Hough Dormitory Picnic Shelter and worship service at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church. Our goal is to make this weekend the best it can possibly be for all OHA alumni and former students and their families. If you have never attended or if its been several years since you have been to an Alumni Weekend, please join your classmates and come celebrate with us July 15-17, 2016!


Alumni News John Bastide – ‘72 P. O. Box 470207 Kissimmee, FL 34747 John has retired from his job with the federal government. Robin Ellis Woody – ‘86 115 East Monroe Street Apt. 307 Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641 Wine_coller67@outlook.com Rob Huff – ‘01 9118 W. 50th Lane, #1 Arvada, CO 80002 robhuff@gmail.com Rob is working for the U.S.G.S. as a team leader on a large database project. Prior to working for the federal government, he was in southeast Asia working for various NGO’s. Aislinn Curtin – ‘15 316 Kramer Court Greer, SC 29650 Aislinn has enrolled at Spartanburg Community College.

DEATHS Kenneth Young – ‘38 Robert Korhn – ‘69 David Register – ‘71 Martice Moore – ‘92

“Over the Hill Alumni” Gang The 2015 alumni work week was again fun for all. The “Over the Hill” Gang made their way to campus for a week of work and fun. They completed their usual gardening tasks and also power washed and stained several decks around campus. The highlight of the week for the gang was to be the first group of alumni to sing the Alma Mater at the new amphitheater! A special thanks to all of the workers, Don Krauss, Harry and Sarah (Ussery) Sink, Ted Ussery, Ann Brown, Mary and Otis Reamy, Jo Ann (Watkins) and Carroll Harvey, Ron Anderson, Bonnie Lambert Cofield, Diann Cramer, Jim Herchenrider, and his son-inlaw Ben. We look forward to the return of the “Over the Hill Gang” again next summer!

Become Part of the “Over the Hill Alumni” Gang A Great Way to Give Back to Your School! Attention alumni and former students – Are you willing to get a little dirty, sleep in a dorm room, eat in Vaughan Dining Hall, laugh a lot, and sweat little? If so, give Dr. Groves or Tim Henry a call about becoming part of the “Over the Hill Alumni” Gang. The 2016 work week will be July 11-15!


$1 Per Year Campaign Update In order to have as many alumni and former students as possible involved in the mission of OHA and listed on our Alumni “Honor Roll” the “$1 Per Year Campaign” was launched in 2011. The “$1 Per Year Campaign” asks alumni and former students to give back to their Alma Mater by donating at least $1 for every year since they graduated from or attended Oak Hill Academy. Our goal for 2015-2016 is to have as many alumni as possible listed in the Alumni Giving section of the “State of the Academy Report” and on our web site. We challenge all former students to give back to your Alma Mater in this easy and affordable way. Thank you to the following alumni and former students who made a contribution to OHA between June 1 – October 8, 2015

1940-1949 Ruth Hash Etter Gwyn Halsey 1950-1959 Barrie Ann Brown Nancy Brown Jackson Carol Osborne McGrady Kate Rutherford Moore Cleta Haga Roberts

1960-1969 Ronnie Anderson Tom Barnard Joyce Dooley Bryant Billy Ray Cameron Bonnie Lambert Cofield Otis Reamy Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Ernie Surles Ted Ussery Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick

1970-1979 Steve Bowen Lynn Smith Campbell Jim Herchenrider Barbara Page Joe Vanderdys 1980-1989 Janet Randall O’Lare Mark Patton Mike Rodgers Kathy Angle Wood 1990-1999 2000-2009 Randy Berry


t ’ s n e P d i i c s nic e The r P President’s Welcome to OHA

Picnic was held Saturday, September 5th at the pavilion in Noonkester Park. At this annual event, Oak Hill Academy President Dr. Michael Groves and his wife Joy welcome all OHA students and faculty for the start of a great year.


Oak Hill Academy Second Annual Alumni Homecoming November 7, 2015 Oak Hill Academy’s Second Annual Homecoming will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The one-day event will be held in conjunction with the home Gold Team basketball game against Princeton Hall. All alumni and former students are invited to participate in the activities. Plans include a campus wide homecoming parade (alumni are encouraged to be creative by making small scale floats or getting together themed marching groups) and pregame tailgating for alumni and current students. Meriwether-Godsey, OHA’s food service, will provide main course selections. Alumni classes or groups may participate by providing a favorite tailgating staple to share. We will have reserved seating at the game for all alumni and their families. Please visit the “Alumni” page of the OHA web site for the complete schedule and to RSVP for the event!

Gold Team News 2015-2016 Season Outlook The 2015-2016 team looks to build on the storied tradition of the Oak Hill basketball program. This year’s squad consists of six seniors, four juniors, and two sophomores.  This balance should provide for an exciting season and also bode well for the future. 6-10 senior Harry Giles is the consensus #1 player in the country.  Returning seniors 6-7 Joe Hampton, 7-0 Rodney Miller, and 6-10 Khadim Sy provide the Warriors with the nation’s deepest frontline.  Senior transfers 6-7 Braxton Key and 6-7 Mario Kegler will be counted on heavily this year.  Underclassmen Matt Coleman, Lindell Wigginton, Devontae Shuler, Ty-Shon Alexander, Montez Mathis and Kenny Nwuba make this year’s team the deepest and maybe the most talented in our school history. The Warriors will travel to nine different states as well as Canada to once again play the nation’s toughest schedule in hopes of garnering their ninth national title.  The 2015-2016 season should be another banner year and one that continues to uphold the Oak Hill Basketball legacy.


2015-2016 oak hill Gold Team Basketball schedule MONTH DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE TIME October

31

Friday

Handle It Prep

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

November

3

Tuesday

Moravian Prep, NC

Galax, VA

7:00pm

6

Friday

Wesley Christian

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

7

Saturday

Princeton Hall

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

13-14

Fri-Sat

Phenom Hoop Classic

Lewisville, NC

16

Monday

Moravian Prep, NC

Hickory, NC

7:00pm

17

Tuesday

Grundy Mountain Mission, VA

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

19

Thursday

Handle It Prep, GA

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

December

1

Tuesday

A.C. Flora HS, SC

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

Thurs/Sat

Marshall County HoopFest

Benton, KY

TBA

3&5

8

Tuesday

Carlisle School, VA

Mouth of Wilson, VA

10-12

Thu-Sat

Virginia High Tip Off Classic

Bristol, VA

TBA

Fri-Tues Chick-Fil-A Classic Les Schwab Invitational

Columbia, SC Portland, OR

TBA TBA

27-30

18-22 Sun-Wed

TBA 7:00pm

January

8

Friday

Goshen Academy

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

9

Saturday

Paul VI, VA

Roanoke, VA

7:15pm

14-16

Thur-Sat

Bass Pro Tournament

Springfield, MO

TBA

18

Monday

Mater Dei HS, CA

Springfield, MA

TBA

22

Friday

Benedictine HS

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

23

Saturday

Carlisle School, VA

Rocky Mount, VA

7:00pm

27

Wednesday

Hickory HS, NC

Hickory, NC

7:00pm

29

Friday

Christ School, NC

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

30

Saturday

1st Love Christian Academy

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

February

3

Wednesday

Jonesboro HS, GA

Beckley, WV

7:15pm

5-6

Fri-Sat

McCallie School Classic

Chattanooga, TN

TBA

11

Thursday

TBA

Toronto, Ontario

TBA

(NBA All-Star Weekend/H.S. Event)

16

Tuesday

Word of God Academy, NC

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

18

Thursday

Bull City Prep, NC

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

19

Friday

Covenant Christian, GA

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

20

Saturday

Prominence Academy

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

24

Wednesday

Genesis Academy, VA

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

26

Friday

Score Academy, NC

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

27

Saturday

Deeper Life Academy

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

March

4

Friday

Athlos Leadership Acad., TX

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

5

Saturday

Hillcrest Prep

Mouth of Wilson, VA

7:00pm

8

Tuesday

Grundy Mountain Mission, VA

Grundy, VA

10

Thursday

York Prep Academy

Mouth of Wilson, VA

TBA 7:00pm

*games subject to change*

Make sure you check out www.oakhillhoops.com for updates and more information on the Oak Hill Academy Gold Team. *games subject to change


Wish List Are You Interested in Filling a Specific Need at Oak Hill Academy? Current Giving Opportunities

Life Jackets Canoe Paddles Laptops for teachers Smart Boards for Classrooms Minivan for Student Activities 6 Horse Trailer 12-Passenger Van for Student Activities

$25 each $30 each $750 each $3,000 - $5,000 each $20,000 $22,000 $25,000

Halsey House Remodel and Upgrade

$50,000

Other Giving Opportunities (partial list) Alumni Campus Store Tile Memorial Oak Tree Named Display Case for Ussery Archives Room Named Scholarship Fund Technology Upgrade for Library Faculty Professional Development Fund

$500 $1,000 $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $50,000

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 more information or to make a gift to Oak Hill Academy, please contact Tim Henry, Director of Development, at 276-579-2619 or thenry@oak-hill.net.

Oak Hill Academy 2635 Oak Hill Road Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

First Class Mail U.S. Postage PAID Permit #2 Mouth of Wilson, VA

2015 fall arrow  

School magazine

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you