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President Dr. Michael D. Groves Board of Trustees Rev. Robert Bailey Mr. Kenny Bowen – ‘78 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. Rodney Halsey Dr. Thomas Harvey Mrs. Theresa Lazo Mr. Marty Parks Mr. Carl Rosberg Mr. Tom Saunders Mr. Jim Tapp Ms. Mary Thomas Dr. Dennis Throckmorton Mr. Taylor Vaughan Mr. Harold Wingate P - Parent of OHA Alumnus
Front Cover – Students at opening picnic. (Can you find Dr. Groves?)
President’s Paragraph Following is the text of Dr. Groves’ Convocation Address: August 29, 2016
ood morning and welcome to the official opening of school, in this 138th year for Oak Hill Academy. Today is our once-a-year, startof-the-year ceremony—convocation. In just a few moments we will toll the academy bell, signaling the formal beginning to our 2016-17 school year. A few words for you today. As you find yourself seated here in the Fletcher Chapel, where we gather each and every day for morning assembly, perhaps on a few occasions you shall be asked to “sit up and pay attention.” At OHA we do things a certain way, with proper decorum; and that tone begins in this room when an adult steps to this podium for opening prayer. Today, I want to ask you to sit up and do something else, and that is “sit up and take heed.” This phrase, “take heed,” is old people speak for, “I want you to really (REALLY!) pay attention.”
On this our very first day together, I want you to know about the cornerstones of belief that support Oak Hill Academy. So, what exactly do we believe? We believe in our school … and we believe in community. We shall mold this community and form it throughout the year. As the student body, know that you are not visitors here; you are resident shareholders in OHA. This is your school, and your community. Value it accordingly. What do we believe? We believe in this school … and we believe in transformation. I encourage you to set goals for yourself, and to discover your purpose here as you travel the road to adulthood. Allow us to work with you and to push you as you transform from adolescent to adult. This is a phenomenal community for transformation. Embrace it. What do we believe? We believe in this school … and we believe in moral courage. Together we shall wrestle with the rights and wrongs and messy dilemmas that inevitably come our way. We will encourage you, coach you, and we will even serve as examples for you; and if we disagree, we shall always stand together in this, our community. What do we believe? We believe in this school … and we believe in responsibility. To transform, one must grow. There is no growth without accountability. Be responsible to your school community; be responsible to yourself. Lastly, I also want you to know that you are never alone at OHA. Of course as you look around you know
already there are many classmates surrounding you in this community. And, there are plenty of faculty, staff, and administrators—all here to support you. But know also that there are generations upon generations of alumni sitting (figuratively) right alongside you. Because for 138 years, students from across the United States and from around the world have gathered here on “The Hill” to live together, to learn together, to grow together … right here at Oak Hill Academy. So, I welcome you to this most special place. The OHA legacy, our legacy, your legacy, is tremendous; it stretches from today August 29, 2016 all the way back to August of 1878. Take heed: All of this is yours to embrace; embrace this year with purpose. The Chiming of the Academy Bell
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Oak Hill Academy Welcomes Students to School!
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On Monday morning, August 31st, the original school bell chimed as Oak Hill Academy officially began its 138th 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 25 states and 19 foreign countries. All have come together to create our unique community on â€œthe hillâ€? 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.
OHA Welcomes Mr. Josh Doan Mr. Doan joins Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in Ingram Dormitory and assistant soccer coach. He comes to OHA from Niagara, Ontario, Canada where he worked in residential life and athletics at Ridley College. Mr. Doan enjoys basketball, football, politics, theater, and broadcasting. He is excited to be part of the Oak Hill family!
Mr. Paul & Mrs. Karen Fisher After visiting and vacationing in the area for the past 20 years, Mr. & Mrs. Fisher have found a new home in Mouth of Wilson. Originally from Georgia, the Fishers have two children. Griffin is a teacher in South Korea and Claire is a senior in nursing school. Mr. Fisher joins Oak Hill as a social studies instructor. He received his undergraduate degree from Mercer University and his MAT from Piedmont College. He has also done some post-graduate work in educational leadership. While Mr. Fisher has served as a teacher, coach, and administrator for over 30 years, his greatest love is the classroom. He enjoys cycling, fishing, and the great outdoors in general. He looks forward to making a difference in the lives of Oak Hill students. Mrs. Fisher joins OHA as an academic office assistant. She loves southwest Virginia and the outdoors. Mrs. Fisher also enjoys gardening, cooking, old houses, and exploring the area backroads.
Mr. Brandon Goode Mr. Goode joins Oak Hill as a boyâ€™s dormitory resident manager. He is originally from Richmond, Virginia, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia at Wise. Mr. Goode enjoys athletics and was a member of the football team at UVA Wise. He is also a barber. His mother, older sister, and dog, Bryson, are back home in Richmond. Mr. Goode enjoys being around positive people and is looking forward to impacting the lives of OHA students and helping them become strong leaders.
Mr. Nick Maass Mr. Maass joins Oak Hill Academy as a chemistry, math, and physics teacher. He is originally from Austin, Texas, and studied mechanical engineering at Texas A & M University. Mr. Maass enjoys the great outdoors, often accompanied by his beloved dog, Nigel. He looks forward to becoming familiar with the area, including its people, and making this his first home outside of Texas.
New Faculty Members Ms. Tabitha Mabus Ms. Mabus joins Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in Hough Dormitory. She is originally from Illinois but has lived in the mountains of Virginia for most of her life. Her high school studies emphasized music and Ms. Mabus continues to enjoy playing music in a variety of settings. She also enjoys traveling overseas. Ms. Mabus is excited to be a part of the resident life staff and looks forward to an amazing year at OHA!
Mr. Will Massey Mr. Massey joins Oak Hill Academy as an English teacher. He is originally from Savannah, Georgia, and received his Bachelorâ€™s degree from Queens University of Charlotte in 2008. After graduating, he spent 4 years teaching on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia followed by 3 years at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. Mr. Massey is a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons and enjoys listening to and playing a wide variety of music. He is looking forward to joining the Oak Hill community and is excited for the new school year and the opportunity to get to know the student body.
Mr. Edward Moseley Mr. Moseley joins Oak Hill Academy as a Spanish teacher. He is originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and received his B.A. from Wofford College and his MBA from UNC Chapel Hill, where he met his wife, Alison, who also received her MBA from UNC. Mr. Moseley spent eight years in the corporate world, four in financial services and four in the for-profit education sector, and is starting his fourth year in the boarding school world. The Moseleys enjoy golf, tennis, hiking, traveling, and most of all, raising their children - Mia (32 months) and Charlie (6 months)
Mr. Dennis Wymer Mr. Wymer joins Oak Hill Academy as the Visual Arts instructor. Originally from Middletown, Virginia, he earned his BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to coming to Oak Hill, he taught art and was the head wrestling coach at a military academy. Mr. Wymer plans to begin an OHA recreational club devoted to wrestling. Mr. Wymer, when not in a studio or on the mat, plays ice hockey and cheers for the Washington Capitals. His hobbies also include kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, beach volleyball, talking about Star Wars, playing with his band during the breaks and spending time with his cat, Wednesday. Mr. Wymer is excited about joining the Oak Hill community and is looking forward to all the great times ahead!
Boys Dormitories Campaign Update We are so close â€Ś please help us cross the finish line! The Boys Dormitories Campaign which began two years ago to raise 1.2 million dollars is nearing the finish line, with less than $45,000 remaining to be secured. The Glenda Elizabeth Dixon Hall was completed last fall and dedicated in February. Dormitory two, the Harry Lee Speeks Hall, has now been completed, adding 14 beds to the boyâ€™s side of campus and is housing our 8th and 9th grade boys. The Speeks Hall dedication is scheduled for October 28 at 3:15 p.m. Oak Hill Academy gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Carol & Joe Gigler and Debbie & Tim Marburger, who named this building in honor of their friend, Harry Lee Speeks. We would like to thank everyone who has donated and encourage all of our alumni and friends to join in this campaign. Please note there are still a few naming opportunities for individual rooms ($10,000 pledges can be made over a three year period) available. Every dollar donated to this project is significant, no amount is too small. We are so close--please give today and help us cross the finish line!
Harry Lee Speeks Hall
Please Consider Joining Oak Hill Academy’s Legacy Associates Society In our efforts to secure the future of the Academy for another 138 years, Oak Hill would like you to consider providing a bequest for the school in your Will. A bequest can help to endow scholarships, provide for special capital projects, facilities, equipment, and other endeavors that are part of the routine life at OHA. Most of all, the gift will help secure the future of Oak Hill Academy by strengthening our endowment. Oak Hill Academy has touched and blessed the lives of many teenagers in the past; it is continuing to do so in the present; and with your help will carry on in the future. By including Oak Hill Academy in your Will, you become a member of the “Oak Hill Legacy Associates,” a vital part of our existence and our future. If you have not already done so please consider naming Oak Hill Academy as one of the beneficiaries to your estate, remembering that every gift no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of our students. Please contact Tim Henry (email@example.com or 276-579-2619) to discuss becoming a member of the Oak Hill Academy Legacy Associates
Purpose at O H A ! The theme for the 2016-2017 school year is Purpose. Advisee groups will participate in a variety of activities and service projects throughout the year that relate to “purpose” and our four core values – community, moral courage, transformation, and responsibility.
State of the Academy 2015 - 2016
DONATIONS June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 The The The The The THE OAK CLUB Alma Dillon Trust Monica Cooper Frances Dixon Dixon Lumber Company Hal & Marge Eaton W. C. English Foundation Lynn & LeeAnn Fogwell John & Susie Garner C. M. Gatton John Michael Grisham Estate Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Eleanor Patton, Greg, and Rita Jerry & Nina Patton Family Foundation Carl & Cheryl Rosberg Nancy Stone T. R. Paul Family Foundation Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation THE FOUNDERS CLUB John & Kyle Arrowood Palmer & Sidney Rose Fant Michael & Joy Groves Adeline Louie Ernie Surles Anne Vaughan Vaughan Furniture Foundation THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB Mark & Simone Anderson Tom Barnard Kim Baughman Jerry & Allison Benson Kenny & Patti Bowen Billy Ray & Jeannette Cameron John Duvall Marshall & Peggy Frank Meredith Frank Todd & Lori Fuller Kate Gentry Don & Jayne Gibson Grayson National Bank Max & Jane Grisham Jon & Judy Groesbeck Tim Henry Bill & Linda Huber Bill & Nancy (Brown) Jackson Tom Kaiser & Sallie Adams Ron & Lynn Kerr Wayne & Dena Landsman Bob & Theresa Lazo Morton & Margaret Lester Rex & Gina Liu Dwayne & Belinda Majors Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Ramona O’Bryant Ed & Carolyn Patton Jim & Judy Patton Jacqueline Peer Paul & Tatum Saunders Tom & Lyn Saunders Harry & Sarah (Ussery) Sink Michael & Karen Stevens Jim & Pam Tapp
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 Ken & Patricia Thomas Dennis & Missy Throckmorton Ted Ussery Joe Vanderdys Virginia Baptist Foundation Dan & Geneva Walters Ted Wood Young’s Chapel Baptist Church THE RED AND GOLD CLUB Ross Allen Steve & Rhonda Bowen Christie Boyd Joyce Dooley Bryant Blaine Butterworth & Phyllis Ponder Alice Calabrese Lavaun Halsey Callison Ralph & Cindy Davis Marion Eugeno Scott Fuller Rex Halsey Jerry & Barbara Johnson Marcia Lockamy Lewis Harry & Jean Lindsey Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren M. A. & Mary Lunsford Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Marty & Cathy Parks Mark & Colleen Patton George & Leslie (Sims) Pelton Dan & Kim Slemp Mary Thomas Doug & Ruth Turnmire Josh & Angie (Gibson) Van Manen Taylor & Celia Vaughan Rob & Susan Veerman Alton & Susan (Worsham) Vick Tom Wheeler Robert & Nancy Wildrick Dale Young THE FRIENDS CLUB Elaine Alton Dan & Gerri Anderson Rex Anderson Ronnie & Joan Anderson Stephen (deceased) & Barbara (Adams) Anderson Wallace & Merle (Watts) Angle Adolph Bailey Randy Berry Brandon & Suzanne Blair Louis & Claude Boyle Carl & Dorothy Braun Dan Browder Joyce Browder Barrie Ann Brown Ugo Brusadin & Laura Cecconi Doug & Kathy Bryant Brian & Beth Bunn Diann Cramer Butler Alice Callison Lynn Smith Campbell Charles & Precious Cassell Bonnie Lambert Cofield
Jann Coles Scott & Beth Cook Angela Cooner Inez Cox Priscilla Cox Gary & Katherine Crede Henry & Lisa Crede John & Peggy Crowder Patrick & Eileen Culhane Jim & Julianne Daniels Lee Roy Davis Bill & Cissie Deane Darlene Smith Dodson James Doffin Juanita DuBose Dotson Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie Ruth Hash Etter James & Nancy Evans Lori Feezor Doug & Donna Fender Howard & Lilyan Fleming John Hallagan Jeanne-Marie DuBose Halley Gwyn & Gioia Halsey Hardin & Janet Halsey Larry & Linda Hamrick Scott & Clara Hart Carroll & Jo Ann (Watkins) Harvey John Hassell Doug & Janice Hawks Aurelie Henry Jim Herchenrider David & Andrea Hilliard Jan & Gabi Hoetzel John Hoffman Rob & Nichole (Peer) Hollingsworth Rob & Sarah Hunter Walter & Elizabeth (Douglass) Hunting Bob & Sandra Jackson Edward & Lisa Jones John & Joy Jones Joe Judkins Cindy Kaufelt Adrienne Keith Norman & Edith King Stephanie Lanier Patrick & Sue Laughran Bob & Linda Lee Mickey & Melody Leech Mike & Patricia Leonard Kemper Holt Lillard Mary Jane Lock Sarah Lofton Cyndy Cahill LoMonaco Richard & Pat Lord Nathaniel & Pascale Mackey Rex Matthews Linda Maynard Robert & Janice McGarvey Carol Osborne McGrady Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Russell Miller Bill Minson Russell Montgomery Kate Rutherford Moore
Randy & Laura Moorhead Margaret Anderson Morris Sandy Morris Alan & Glenna (Halsey) Morton Barry & Julia Myers Lila Noonkester Jeannette Norfleet Northwest Lawn Care – Thomas & Karen Reed Janet Randall O’Lare Gary & Libby Osborne Larry Owens Barbara Page Paul & Amy Parker Leland & Louise Paulson W. Wade Peery Shirley Perkins Regina Poteat Dale Presnell Shawn & Heather Radford John & Loretta Ragland Otis & Mary Reamy Reedy’s Appliance Jan Roberts Scott & Cleta (Haga) Roberts Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Mark & Linda Ross Scot Rumsey Alice Raynor Schneider Mack & Ailease Short Dayle & Linda Smith Henry Smith Winston & Lynn Smith Patsy Y. Snow John Sonnen Dwight & Jimmie Ruth Speeks John & Kimberly Tamminen Barry & Amy Tatel Tony & Gisela Thomas Margaret Trail Donald & Leah Tudor Anton & Lindy Vincent Joe & Joy Walker John & Nila (Stevens) Wehrenberg Susan Widener Brenda Williams Robert Wilson John & Kathy (Angle) Wood Jerry Zhang & Jean Zhou GIFTS IN KIND Donald Joe Adams Terry Adams Sharon Anderson Simone Anderson Blossom Shop at Halsey Drug Donna Boulanger Rhonda Bowen Pamela Boyers Laura Bryant Richard Burke Gerald Carter – Melody Hill Farm Polly Chester – Polly World Diane Dulick Sid & Lisa Finklea Four Gals & a Florist Fox Creek Leather Bill & Meg Fryling Todd & Lori Fuller Grayson Florist Grayson Inn & Suites Guynn Furniture Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast Jerry & Barbara Johnson Toya Lazard Brittany Luksic Mangum Pottery Greg McGrady Jim & Mei Mei Newsome Brendan & Linda O’Reilly Laura Phipps David & Kristen Pysh Tommie Sargent
Ted & Tammy Sharp Claude Shiflet Stone Ridge Equine Care Kris Swanson – Devonwood Farm William Shatner – Belle Reve Farm Ralph & Shirley Trail Melba Wilson
In Memory of Dover & Elsie Jackson Bob & Sandra Jackson In Memory of James S. Lofton – Class of 1961 Sarah Lofton In Memory of Mike Maynard Linda Maynard In Memory of Dolores Austin Moser – 1940’s student Monica Cooper VOLUNTEER WORK In Memory of Rachel Muenzenmayer – Joan Anderson Class of 1986 Ronnie Anderson Russell Miller Barrie Ann Brown Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Laura Bryant In Memory of Edith Paisley Murphy – Bonnie Lambert Cofield Class of 1938 Diann Cramer Patsy Y. Snow Carroll Harvey In Memory of Manly Murphy Jo Ann Watkins Harvey John Sonnen Jim Herchenrider In Memory of J. Ralph Noonkester – Class of Don Krauss 1940 – and Naomi Noonkester Mary Reamy Lila Noonkester Otis Reamy In Memory of Katherine Parks Harry Sink Doug & Kathy Bryant Sarah Ussery Sink In Memory of Buddy Patton Ted Ussery Rita Foley Eleanor Patton GIFTS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF: Greg Patton In Memory of 70’s & 80’s Deceased Students In Memory of Jewell Ford Patton Patrick & Sue Laughran Kate Gentry In Memory of George Ayres – Class of 1965 Max & Jane Grisham Ronnie & Joan Anderson Ed & Carolyn Patton Harry & Sarah (Ussery) Sink Jim & Judy Patton In Memory of Elizabeth Leech Bailey Mark & Colleen Patton Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren Jerry & Nina Patton Family In Memory of Anna Beaty Foundation Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz In Memory of Jim Perkins In Memory of Yeardley Blackwell Shirley Perkins Kemper Holt Lillard In Memory of Cecil Wayne Phelps – 1960’s In Memory of William Bruce – Class of 1963 student Tom Barnard Tom Barnard Jan Roberts In Memory of John Register – Class of 1972 In Memory of Sue Bryant Diann Cramer Butler Doug & Kathy Bryant In Memory of Michael Campbell – Class of 1963 In Memory of Rev. & Mrs. Jessie Spears Wallace & Merle (Watts) Angle Tom Barnard In Memory of Ida Mae Speeks – Class of 1951 In Memory of Allyn Baker Clarke – Class of Dwight & Jimmie Ruth Speeks 1963 In Memory of Ted & Edna (Class of 1959) Tom Barnard Ussery In Memory of Ross Cofield – Class of 1968 Tom Barnard Otis & Mary Reamy In Memory of L. D. Ussery In Memory of Lamar Cox Lee Roy Davis Inez Cox In Memory of John Vaughan In Memory of Kimberly Gunter Davis Anne Vaughan John & Joy Jones In Memory of Richard Lee “Bubba” Western – In Memory of Ruth Echols Class of 1963 Robert Wilson Tom Barnard In Memory of Christine Harper Jewel Frankson In Memory of Neil Woolard – Class of 1970 – Class of 1983 Diann Cramer Butler Janet Randall O’Lare In Memory of Lois Folk Gotwals Lynn & LeeAnn Fogwell In Memory of Anne-Christy Haden – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Neal Halsey – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Sammy Ray Halsey – Class of 1962 Alice Callison Tony & Gisesla Thomas In Memory of Victor Halsey – Class of 1928 Charles & Precious Cassell In Memory of C. W. (Class of 1946) & Gladys Hawks Doug & Janice Hawks John & Loretta Ragland In Memory of Polly Halsey Hudson – Class of 1961 Tom Barnard In Memory of Rocky Hudson – Non-Graduate Tom Barnard In Memory of Robert & Linda Isner Patrick & Sue Laughran
GIFTS GIVEN IN HONOR OF: In Honor of Quinn Arrowood – Class of 2016 John & Kyle Arrowood In Honor of Bob & Dolores Bailey Donald & Leah Tudor In Honor of Janida Bonham James & Nancy Evans In Honor of Lauren Braun – 2000’s Student Carl & Dorothy Braun In Honor of Patrick Calabrese – Class of 2011 Alice Calabrese In Honor of Lisa Dockery Mark & Linda Ross In Honor of Lydia Epperson John Sonnen In Honor of Cade Groesbeck – Class of 2014 Jon & Judy Groesbeck 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 Rob & Nichole (Peer) Hollingsworth – Class of 2006 Jacqueline Peer In Honor of Jeremy Jackson – 1990’s student Bob & Sandra Jackson In Honor of Joel Jackson – Class of 1994 Bob & Sandra Jackson In Honor of Brian Krach – Class of 1998 Jeannette Norfleet In Honor of Jae Mayweather – Class of 2015 Brenda Williams In Honor of Julie Moorhead – Class of 2009 Randy & Laura Moorhead In Honor of OHA’s Faculty and Staff John & Kyle Arrowood In Honor of Ed & Carolyn Patton Stephanie Lanier FACULTY AND STAFF GIVING Steve & Rhonda Bowen Brian & Beth (former staff) Bunn Laura Bryant (former staff) Scott & Beth Cook (former staff) Gary & Katherine Crede Henry & Lisa (former staff) Crede John Duvall (former staff) Hal Eaton (former staff) Doug & Donna Fender (former staff) Sid & Lisa Finklea Michael & Joy Groves Tim Henry Cindy Kaufelt Stephanie Lanier (former staff) Sue Laughran (former staff) Mike Leonard (former staff) Brittany Luksic (former staff) Linda Maynard (former staff) Gary & Libby Osborne Ed & Carolyn Patton (former staff) Mark & Colleen Patton (former staff) Shirley Perkins (former staff) Laura Phipps Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Tommie Sargent John Sonnen (former staff) Mary Thomas (former staff) Doug Turnmire TRUSTEE GIVING Kenny Bowen Ralph Davis John Duvall Sidney Rose Fant Marshall Frank Todd Fuller Susie Garner Don Gibson Rex Halsey (former trustee) John Jones (former trustee0 Wayne Landsman (former trustee) Theresa Lazo Margaret Lester (former trustee) 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 Karen Stevens (former trustee) Jim Tapp Mary Thomas Dennis Throckmorton Taylor Vaughan BUSINESS DONORS The Blossom Shop at Halsey Drug Dixon Lumber Company
Four Gals & A Florist Fox Creek Leather First Team Hyundai Grayson Florist Grayson Inn & Suites Grayson National Bank Guynn Furniture Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast Mangum Pottery Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Northwest Lawn Care Reedy’s Appliance Spring Valley Graphics CHURCH DONORS Virginia Baptist Mission Board Young’s Chapel Baptist Church
Ed & Carolyn Patton Leland & Louise Paulson Jacqueline Peer George & Leslie Pelton Regina Poteat David & Kristen Pysh Shawn & Heather Radford Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Scot Rumsey Ted & Tammy Sharp Dan & Kim Slemp John & Kimberly Tamminen Barry & Amy Tatel Ken & Patricia Thomas Rob & Susan Veerman Anton & Lindy Vincent Joe & Joy Walker Susan Widener Robert & Nancy Wildrick Brenda Williams Melba Wilson Jerry Zhang & Jean Zhou
FOUNDATION GIVING W. C. English Foundation Jerry & Nina Patton Family Foundation T. R. Paul Family Foundation Vaughan Furniture Foundation Virginia Baptist Foundation Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation PARENT GIVING (current and former parents and grandparents) Dan & Gerri Anderson Simone Anderson John & Kyle Arrowood Jerry & Allison Benson Brandon & Suzanne Blair Louis & Claude Boyle Carl & Dorothy Braun Ugo Brusadin & Laura Cecconi Laura Bryant Richard Burke Alice Calabrese Jann Coles Angela Cooner Gary & Katherine Crede Patrick & Eileen Culhane Jim & Julianne Daniels Bill & Cissie Deane Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie Marion Eugeno James & Nancy Evans Lori Feezor Howard & Lilyan Fleming Marshall & Peggy Frank Bill & Meg Fryling Jon & Judy Groesbeck Larry & Linda Hamrick David & Andrea Hilliard Jan & Gabi Hoetzel Bob & Sandra Jackson Jerry & Barbara Johnson Ed & Lisa Jones Tom Kaiser & Sallie Adams Norman & Edith King Wayne & Dena Landsman Toya Lazard Mickey & Melody Leech Mary Jane Lock Richard & Pat Lord Adeline Louie M. A. Lunsford Nathaniel & Pascale Mackey Dwayne & Belinda Majors Robert & Janice McGarvey Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Randy & Laura Moorhead Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Barry & Julia Myers Jeannette Norfleet Brendan & Linda O’Reilly Paul & Amy Parker Colleen Patton
ALUMNI GIVING (by classes) 1940-49 Lavaun Halsey Callison Ruth Hash Etter Gwyn Halsey Margaret Anderson Morris 1950-59 Rex Anderson Merle Watts Angle Barrie Ann Brown Lee Roy Davis Rex Halsey Nancy Brown Jackson Rex Liu Carol Osborne McGrady Kate Rutherford Moore Glenna Halsey Morton Cleta Haga Roberts Mack Short Patsy Y. Snow Dwight Speeks Robert Wilson 1960-69 Ronnie Anderson Barbara Adams Anderson Stephen Anderson (deceased) Tom Barnard Joyce Dooley Bryant Billy Ray Cameron Bonnie Lambert Cofield Darlene Smith Dodson Jo Ann Watkins Harvey John Hoffman Joe Judkins Don Krauss Cyndy Cahill LoMonaco Rex Matthews Bill Minson Russell Montgomery Larry Owens George Pelton Leslie Sims Pelton Otis Reamy Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Ernie Surles Ted Ussery Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick Nila Stevens Wehrenberg 1970-79 Kenny Bowen Steve Bowen Diann Cramer Butler Lynn Smith Campbell Juanita DuBose Dotson Jeanne-Marie DuBose Halley John Hassell Jim Herchenrider Elizabeth Douglass Hunting Marcia Lockamy Lewis Kemper Holt Lillard Barbara Page Alice Raynor Schneider Joe Vanderdys Tom Wheeler 1980-89 Adolph Bailey Russell Miller Janet Randall O’Lare Mark Patton Mike Rodgers Henry Smith Kathy Angle Wood 1990-99 Angie Gibson Van Manen 2000 Randy Berry Meredith Frank Nichole Peer Hollingsworth Rob Hollingsworth Adrienne Keith
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 M DAUGHTER GRADUATED Simone Anderson Lauren Current student Sean Current student John & Kyle Arrowood Quinn 2016 Jerry & Allison Benson Chris 2015 Alice Calabrese Patrick 2011 Marion Eugeno Mary 1988 Marshall & Peggy Frank Meredith 2008 Jon & Judy Groesbeck Cade 2014 Tom Kaiser & Sallie Adams Nick Current student Wayne & Dena Landsman Alexa 2006 Adeline Louie Emily Non-graduate M. A. Lunsford Andrew Non-graduate Dwayne & Belinda Majors Graeme Current student Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Doug 2004 Richard & JoAnne Mueller Stephanie 2002 Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Rachel (deceased) 1986 Colleen Patton Lance 1997 Ed & Carolyn Patton Mark 1984 Dan 1986 Jacqueline Peer Nichole 2006 George & Leslie Pelton Geoff (deceased) Non-graduate Dan & Kim Slemp Amanda 2006 Ken & Patricia Thomas Courtney 2006 Rob & Susan Veerman Andrew 2008 Robert & Nancy Wildrick Austin 2015 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. Dolores Austin Moser Endowed Scholarship 12. Rachel Muenzenmayer Endowed Scholarship 13. John M. and Collina Caldwell Pair Endowed Scholarship Fund 14. Jewell Ford Patton Endowed Memorial Fund 15. Geoffrey Reed Pelton Endowed Memorial Fund 16. Jim J. and Stella Todd Endowed Memorial Scholarship 17. Harry & Patsy Williams Endowed Scholarship Total Endowment May 31, 2016 - $2,435,428 Total Endowment May 31, 2015 - $2,594,215 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, 2015 to May 31, 2016. 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 $178,919.26 Endowed Funds $ 48,450.00 Scholarship $174,000.00 Boys Dorms Campaign $212,059.00 Boys Dorm Furnishings $ 35,365.00 Capital Improvement Projects $ 23,800.00 Virginia Baptist Mission Board $ 40,259.69 TOTAL OF ALL CASH GIFTS
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 Mr. Richard Burke Rev. John Duvall Mrs. Betty Harmon Edwards Mrs. G. C. Eller (Jeffrey Jefferson) Mr. Donald L. Hasler Mr. Jim Herchenrider Mrs. Mary Holbrook Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Jeffreys Dr. John Jones 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 Anne Vaughan Virginia Baptist Foundation Harold & Millie Wingate
OAK HILL SOCIETY
C. E. Richardson Foundation C. W. Bolling Charles & Mary Helen Dickson Frances Dixon Dixon Lumber Company John & Susie Garner Michael & Joy Groves Lenore Family Trust Mary Morton Parsons Foundation George & Leslie Pelton Paul & Tatum Saunders
GUARDIANS SOCIETY Marshall & Peggy Frank Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Wayne & Dena Landsman McIntosh Charitable Fund Morgan Foundation Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Ed & Carolyn Patton Jerry & Nina Patton T. R. Paul Family Foundation Jacqueline Peer Josh Smith Mark Todd Vannoy Construction Taylor & Celia Vaughan Vaughan Furniture Foundation
Alumni Weekend 2016 Another great Alumni Weekend was held July 15-17 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 Alumni Campus Store 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 events 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. The Hard Tymes Band provided live bluegrass music throughout the afternoon. The dayâ€™s events were capped off with dinner, dancing, a prize wheel, and silent auction at the Mississippi Pavilion in Noonkester Park. The weekend wrapped up on Sunday morning with a continental breakfast in the dining hall and worship service at Youngâ€™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 14-16, 2017!
Alumni News Jeanie Hinson Meeks – ‘69 4040 Mountain Creek Road, Apt. 2801 Chattanooga, TN 37415 firstname.lastname@example.org Julie Goad Watkins – ‘94 307 Little Berry Lane Wilkesboro, NC 28697 T. J. Archibald – ‘06 221-37 112 Road Queens Village, NY 11429 Theo.email@example.com. Meredith Frank – ‘08 Meredith recently completed the respiratory therapy program at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences and has accepted a position with the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.
Stephen Anderson – ‘64 Donald Charles Holberton – ‘71 Iris Ann Lee Trexler – ‘75
“Over the Hill Alumni” Gang The 2016 alumni work week was again a great time 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, power washed decks, and painted around campus. A special thanks to all of the workers, Don Krauss, Sarah Ussery Sink, Ted Ussery, Mary and Otis Reamy, Jo Ann (Watkins) and Carroll Harvey, Ron and Joan Anderson, Diann Cramer, and Jim Herchenrider. 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 a little? If so, give Dr. Groves or Tim Henry a call about becoming part of the “Over the Hill Alumni” Gang. The 2017 work week will be July 10-14!
$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 2016-2017 is to have as many alumni as possible listed in the Alumni Giving section of the “State of the Academy Report.” 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 – September 28, 2016
1940-1949 Gwyn Halsey 1950-1959 Nancy Brown Jackson Glenna Halsey Morton Cleta Haga Roberts
1960-1969 Ronnie Anderson Billy Ray Cameron Jo Ann Watkins Harvey Sandra Haines Hooks Bill Minson George Pelton Leslie Sims Pelton Otis Reamy Ernie Surles Ted Ussery Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick Judy Thacker Williams
1970-1979 Steve Bowen Diann Cramer Judi King Creech Jim Herchenrider Joe Vanderdys 1980-1989 Mike Rodgers Sherri Beckwith Lester Dawn Cawthon Tew 1990-1999 Jennifer Alexander Keeley Dave Sterrett
UPCOMING EVENTS Trustee Meeting.......................................................................................October 28, 2016 Homecoming.........................................................................................November 5, 2016 Thanksgiving Break.......................................................................November 18-28, 2016 Christmas Break Begins...................................................................... December 16, 2016 Second Semester Begins............................................................................January 3, 2017 Spring Break......................................................................................... March 10-27, 2017 Parents’ Days.......................................................................................... April 13-14, 2017 Graduation....................................................................................................May 20, 2017 Summer School............................................................................. June 19 – July 21, 2017 Alumni Weekend...................................................................................... July 14-16, 2017
The Presidentâ€™s Welcome to OHA Picnic was held Saturday, September 3rd 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.
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Oak Hill Academy Third Annual Alumni Homecoming November 5, 2016 Oak Hill Academy’s Third Annual Homecoming will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The one-day event will be held in conjunction with the home Gold Team basketball game against Faith Assembly Christian Academy. 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 2016-2017 Season Outlook Expectations are high on “the Hill” once again for the 2016-2017 Warrior Gold Team. Four of the top six players return from last season’s team that captured the Dick’s Sporting Good National Championship in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Senior guards Ty-Shon Alexander, Matt Coleman, Devontae Shuler, and Lindell Wigginton give the Warriors the deepest backcourt in school history. Preseason All-American candidate, Billy Preston, should provide the scoring and rebounding necessary for the Warriors to compete for another championship. Senior Benjamin Davis, Juniors Kenny Nwuba, David McCormack, and Eddy Kayouloud, Sophomore Prince Toyambi, and Freshman Josh Hemmings should provide the Warriors with the depth to tackle the nation’s toughest high school schedule. The Warriors will play teams from ten different states and participate in the prestigious Iolani Prep Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii in December. The Warriors hope to conclude their season once again in April at the Dick’s Nationals Tournament.
2016-2017 oak hill Gold Team Basketball schedule MONTH DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE TIME October 18 Tuesday Scrimmage/Massanutten Mil, VA Floyd, VA 6:30pm 20 Thursday Scrimmage/Knoxville Christian, TN Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm Scrimmage/Hargrave Military Acad, VA Mt. Airy, NC 6:30pm 25 Tuesday November 1 Tuesday Believe Prep, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 3 Thursday New Faith Christian, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 4 Friday Moravian Prep, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 5 Saturday Faith Assembly Christ Acad, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm (OHA Homecoming) 8 Tuesday Combine Academy, SC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm Phenom Hoop Classic Greensboro, NC 11 Friday Word of God, NC 12 Saturday Cannon School, NC 2:45pm 14 Monday Deeper Life Academy, GA Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 15 Tuesday Moravian Prep, NC Hickory, NC 7:00pm 16 Wednesday Buckhorn HS, AL Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 17 Thursday Ridgeview HS, SC Galax, VA 7:00pm December 2&3 Fri/Sat Marshall County HoopFest Benton, KY TBA (2 Games) 6 Tuesday St. Ignatius Prep, SC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 10 Saturday Lake Taylor HS, VA Norfolk, VA 7:00pm 12 Monday Capitol Christian, MD Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 15 Thursday Sierra Canyon HS, CA (ESPN) New Castle, IN 7:00pm 17-21 Sat-Wed Iolani Prep Classic Honolulu, Hawaii TBA (4 Games) January 6 Friday Village Christian Academy, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 7 Saturday Huntington Prep, WV Floyd, VA TBA 11 Wednesday Washington Academy, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 14 Saturday Cape Henry HS, VA Roanoke, VA TBA 16 Monday Hall of Fame Classic Springfield, MA TBA 19 Thursday Middleburg Academy, VA Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 21 Saturday TBA Tampa, FL TBA 24 Tuesday Fayetteville Academy, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 26 Thursday Northwood Temple Academy, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 6:00pm 27 Friday Christ School, NC Asheville, NC 7:00pm 28 Saturday A.C. Flora HS, SC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 30 Monday Crestwood Prep, CA Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm February 1 Wednesday Mountain State Coal Classic Beckley, WV TBA Nike Extravaganza Santa Ana, CA 3 Friday Foothills Christian, CA 10:30pm 4 Saturday Chino Hills, CA 11:45pm 7 Tuesday St. Ignatius Prep, SC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 10-11 Fri-Sat PrimeTime ShootOut Trenton, NJ TBA (2 Games) 16 Thursday TBA (NBA All Star Weekend) New Orleans, LA TBA 20 Monday Bull City Prep, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 24 Friday Comenius School, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 25 Saturday Clinton Christian, MD Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 28 Tuesday Washington Academy, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm March 3 Friday Handle It Prep, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 4 Saturday Wesley Christian, KY Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 6 Monday Evelyn Mack, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 8 Wednesday York Prep Academy, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA 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 – ACCOMPLISHED! Canoe Paddles – ACCOMPLISHED! Laptops for teachers Smart Boards for Classrooms Minivan for Student Activities 6 Horse Trailer 12-Passenger Van for Student Activities Halsey House Remodel and Upgrade
$25 each $30 each $750 each $3,000 - $5,000 each $20,000 $22,000 $25,000 $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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Published on Oct 24, 2016