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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

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 Mr. Marty Parks Mr. George Pelton – ‘67 Mr. Carl Rosberg Mr. Jim Tapp Dr. Dennis Throckmorton Mr. Taylor Vaughan Mr. Harold Wingate

2013-2014 Honor Court Appointments Ashley Dupper Charlie Favor Maddy Leech Won Jun Jung Lien Raets Patrick Tighe Spencer Titzmann Jeff Uju Alex Van Stippen Libby Young

2013-2014 Student Leader Appointments Leah Baucom Cynthia Gao Shawn Haas Amy He Brennan Jolliffe James Kidd Ben Kpadeh Elisha Marrs Jae Mayweather Meme Ogbuefi Terrence Phillips Lien Raets Patrick Tighe Alex Van Stippen Michelle Watson-Jones Andrew Worth Libby Young

P - Parent of OHA Alumnus

About the Cover – The new Lenore Equestrian Center is complete and the facility will be dedicated in November.

President’s Paragraph Following is the text of Dr. Groves’ Convocation Address: September 2, 2013


ou are beginning a journey today that will lead you down a unique and wonderful path. Allow me to be forthright: As I shared with the faculty and staff in our orientation last week, this is a journey that will affect you for the rest of your life. So, yes, it is that important. And, yes, we are so very happy to be travelling alongside you. I have a few guarantees for you. If you are a new student, you are likely to be held to a higher standard than you have ever been held before today; if you are a returning student, you will definitely be held to a higher standard than even you were here last year. You are going to be encouraged, nudged, cajoled, and forced to grow. And this is all going to be a good thing; it shall not always be pain-free or easy, but I promise you, it will be a good thing. What I am asking in return from you is for you to be patient. If this were a race, then this is a marathon, it is not a sprint. So—be patient. Work hard—and work hard consistently. Take advantage of this opportunity, encourage one another, build a community among yourselves in tandem with the community that is already and always will be the community of Oak Hill Academy. This school is a very special place. And make no mistake about it. The faculty and staff who surround you today, we love our school. But also know this, the primary reason we love our school is because of you, the students. Of course we have special buildings, special events, special times of the year, and we may even have special colleagues. But—it is you, the students, you are the school. And this is the reason why I encourage everyone to use the pronouns “we” and “our.” It’s not my school. It is not your school. Oak Hill Academy is our school.

You are going to hear a lot this year about character, for that is our theme for the year. I encourage you to embrace this notion, listen carefully to the devotions, the advisee lessons, and the curriculum. Every person in this room—students, faculty and staff, and administrators—we all can and will benefit from a healthy dose of character. You will also hear a lot this year about accreditation, for this is the year of Oak Hill Academy’s accreditation visit, which occurs during the month of October. It will be very important for you, and for all of us, because it is very important for our school. And, you need to know that you will hear a lot this year about our school in general, this place called Oak Hill Academy. Where for 135 years, students have gathered from across the United States and from around the world, in this out of the way place with the funny name … Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Today, you are joining a tremendous legacy, for many have walked these hallways and these hills before you. On this fresh new day, this first day of school, September 1, 2013, I encourage you to take comfort, know that you are not alone. Generations of folks have been paving the way for you, and have been doing so for 135 years. So the journey to graduation on May 16, 2014 begins today, with the chiming of our Academy Bell. We ring this old school bell, only three times per year; once in the summer to honor alumni who have passed; once per graduate on graduation eve; and today, to signal the start of our school year. The Chiming of the Academy Bell I welcome you to our school. May God bless you, and may God continue to bless Oak Hill Academy. Year 135 begins right now.

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Oak Hill Academy officially began its 135th 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 27 states, the District of Columbia, and 17 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 welcome our students to campus and looks forward to another successful year.

“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” The Oak Hill Academy school-wide reading selection this year aptly encompasses our 2013-2014 theme of “Character.” “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is a historical fiction of the unlikeliest of friends: the son of a Nazi commandant and a Jewish concentration camp inmate. Written by John Boyne and published in 2006 by David Fickling Books, the story was made into a major motion picture in 2008. The novel, set in Nazi Germany, begins when nine-year-old Bruno and his family must move from their lovely home in Berlin to a new house in an unfamiliar place called “Out-With.” Bruno is greatly disappointed and mourns the fact that he no longer has friends to play with and that there are no other houses for miles around. Bruno’s inquisitive nature gets the better of him and he discovers that there are people living nearby. People living in a high-walled building; people who walk around listlessly wearing nothing but blue-striped pajamas. Bruno’s imagination is ignited and it is not long before he finds a way to reach this place and befriend a boy, just like him, who has had to leave his home behind because of the “Fury.” “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” explores the beauty of a child’s innocence in a time of war, the common desire we all have for friendship, and the fences—both literal and figurative— that we must all navigate and choose whether or not to break down. The “character” values exemplified by the young boys throughout the novel are not politically, religiously, or culturally biased: responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, and ultimately respect for a fellow human being. I encourage you to read this book together as a family and to discuss the pervasive themes of friendship, kindness, and innocence that develop the character of two young individuals. When issues and questions are raised about the narrative, you may be surprised by the depth of the responses. Ultimately, we soon realize that fences like this exist all over the world……and it is hoped that none of us will ever have to encounter one.

OHA Welcomes Ms. Jussara Ave-Lallemant Ms. Ave-Lallemant, better known around campus as Ms. J., joins Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in the girl’s dormitory. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management and human resources from Trevecca Nazarene University. After working as a special education teacher for eight years Ms. Ave-Lallemant decided it was time for change. She loves working with kids and has always thought she would enjoy being part of a boarding school environment. Ms. J. has two brothers and two sisters. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing golf, and cheering on the Braves.

Mr. Zach Fulbright Mr. Fulbright joins Oak Hill Academy as our music teacher. He was born and raised in North Carolina where he currently resides with his wife. Mr. Fulbright earned his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master’s degree from Appalachian State University. He also completed three years of additional graduate work in music at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is currently pursuing his master’s of education degree. Outside of Oak Hill Academy, Mr. Fulbright is the music director of Jefferson United Methodist Church. In his free time he enjoys traveling, writing, flyfishing and spending time outdoors. He is very proud to be a part of OHA!

Mr. Michael Burns Mr. Burns joins Oak Hill Academy as the rotating resident manager in the boys’ dormitories. Originally from Hartford, Kentucky, he received his bachelor’s degree in sports ministry from Campbellsville University and is an ordained Baptist minister. He has an older sister and is the proud uncle of Lucas. In his free time Mr. Burns enjoys playing golf and watching almost any sport. He is excited about being able to work in all the boys’ dorms as it will give him the opportunity to meet and interact with more of the students. Mr. Burns loves the sense of family at Oak Hill and believes he is part of something very special.

Mrs. Maranda Thompson Mrs. Thompson joins Oak Hill Academy as a math teacher and our college advisor. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a graduate of Clarion University. Joining Mrs. Thompson on campus are her husband, Bryan, and two-year old son, Grant. Mrs. Thompson is an athlete at heart having played softball in both high school and college. In her free time she enjoys reading, crocheting, sewing, and running. Mrs. Thompson is looking forward to assisting all the students at Oak Hill as well as helping the seniors with finding their best fit for college.

New Faculty Members Mr. Alton Philyaw

Mr. Philyaw joins Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in Ingram Dormitory. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, he holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Winston Salem State University. He has two children, DeAnte and Alton. In his free time Mr. Philyaw enjoys outdoor sports, particularly tennis. He also likes cooking, traveling, attending sporting events, going to the beach, and trying a variety of foods. Mr. Philyaw is very happy to be a part of the OHA community and looks forward to working with his students.

Ms. Ann Brooks Ms. Brooks joins Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in the girl’s dormitory. Originally from nearby Glade Spring, Virginia, she attended Emory and Henry College where she focused on Mass Communications. Ms. Brooks is the proud mother of Lance and has a dog Perri. Ms. Brooks really enjoys sports and her favorites include football, tennis, volleyball, and baseball. She also enjoys listening to music and spending time outdoors. Ms. Brooks is excited about being a part of OHA and to working with the girls.

Mr. Taylor Conn Mr. Taylor Conn joins Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in Fletcher Dormitory. Originally from Tazewell, Virginia, he received a bachelor’s degree in exercise sports science from Radford University. In addition to serving in residence life Mr. Conn will also be an assistant coach with the gold basketball team. Mr. Conn is a familiar face around campus as he has been a volunteer assistant basketball coach for several years. Mr. Conn really enjoys the family atmosphere at OHA and is looking forward to a great basketball season.

Ms. Chris Tobin Ms. Tobin joins Oak Hill Academy as an English teacher. She is originally from Martinsville, Virginia, and has previously taught in Roanoke City and Culpeper County. Ms. Tobin earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Roanoke College and attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she studied creative writing. Ms. Tobin is very excited about living in this area as she likes taking long walks and kayaking. She has a cat named Sadie and in her free time enjoys reading, writing, knitting, and gardening. She has too many favorite books to name, but her current favorite writer is poet Anne Carson. Ms. Tobin is excited being a part of the Oak Hill Academy community.

Mr. Ken Hunnewell Mr. Hunnewell joins Oak Hill Academy as a science teacher. He holds an undergraduate degree in geology from Rutgers College and a graduate degree in physics education. Mr. Hunnewell worked in the construction and geotechnical industry before changing careers to teaching. He taught in the Atlanta area before coming to OHA. Mr. Hunnewell’s hobbies include astronomy, fossil hunting, art, pottery, archery, and collecting antique radios. He resides in the Atlanta area with this wife and two daughters. His oldest daughter is a freshman at the University of Georgia.

State of the Academy 2012 - 2013

DONATIONS June 1, 2012 — May 31, 2013 The The The The The


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

THE OAK CLUB Alma Dillon Trust Carpenter Estate Dixon Lumber Company C. M. Gatton Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Jacqueline Peer Nancy Stone Virginia Baptist Mission Board Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation THE FOUNDERS CLUB Fran Dixon Hal & Marge Eaton A. J. Fletcher Foundation John & Susie Garner Grace Church Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Carl & Cheryl Rosberg THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB Tom Barnard Kim Baughman Robert & Yeardley Blackwell Janida Bonham Bonnie Burke Billy Ray & Jeannette Cameron Inez Cox Ralph & Cindy Davis John Duvall James & Nancy Evans Palmer & Sidney Rose Fant Marshall & Peggy Frank Dennis & Wendy Gambill Don & Jayne Gibson Grayson National Bank Mike Grisham Michael & Joy Groves Tim Henry Roger & Nancy Hiatt Bill & Nancy (Brown) Jackson Will & Blanche Jones Ron & Lynn Kerr Wayne & Dena Landsman Rex & Gina Liu Edward & Pam McDevitt Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer NTELOS Foundation George & Leslie (Sims) Pelton Otis & Mary Reamy Ralph & Sharon Reynolds C. E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation Jan Roberts Paul & Tatum Saunders Cary & Kathie Serif Harry & Sarah (Ussery) Sink Jim & Pam Tapp Ted Ussery Taylor & Celia Vaughan Virginia Baptist Foundation Jerry & Jackie Wells Dale Young Young’s Chapel Baptist Church

THE RED AND GOLD CLUB Robert & Dolores Bailey Kenny & Patti Bowen Steve & Rhonda Bowen Christie Boyd Richard Burke Blaine Butterworth & Phyllis Ponder Larry & Ida Jane Conner Allen & Lori Feezor Frances Fruth Andrew Gilleland Rex & Wendell Halsey Duward Elworth Hart David & Andrea Hilliard Bill & Linda Huber Jerry & Barbara Johnson Morton & Margaret Lester Rick & Margaret Lewis Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren David & Helen Lundie Susan “Rusty” Moorefield McPherson Brian & Vicki Murray Marty & Cathy Parks Ed & Carolyn Patton Dan & Kim Slemp Dave Sterrett John & Kimberly Tamminen Ken & Patricia Thomas Mary Thomas Doug & Ruth Turnmire Vaughan Furniture Foundation Rob & Susan Veerman Alton & Susan (Worsham) Vick Dan & Geneva Walters THE FRIENDS CLUB Elaine Alton Barbara Anderson Dan & Gerri Anderson Rex Anderson Ronnie & Joan Anderson Merle Watts Angle Hazel Bonham Ball (deceased) Randy Berry Dorothy Hash Billings John & Jeanette Black Louis & Claude Boyle Carl & Dorothy Braun Jerry Brokaw Joyce Browder Barrie Ann Brown Todd Brown William Bruce Estate Doug & Kathy Bryant Brian & Beth Bunn Diann Cramer Butler Brian Buxton Alice Calabrese Lynn Smith Campbell Charles & Precious Cassell Eduadro Castro Danny & Patricia Collins Commemorative Brands Jim Conway Priscilla Cox

John & Peggy Crowder Jean Cunningham Bunny Dannelly Anthony & Alison (Greenwood) Dattoma Frances Halsey Detweiler Dennis & Lisa Dockery James Doffin Jerry & Susan Dupper Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie George & Jeffrey (Jefferson) Eller Ruth Hash Etter Marion Eugeno Stan & Karen Fernald Sid & Lisa Finklea Keith Flory Kenneth & Nancy Fontaine Jason & Janie (Parsons) Griffith Mikki Haas John Hallagan Jeanne-Marie Dubose Halley Gwyn & Gioia Halsey Hardin & Janet Halsey Rodney & Stacy (Eller) Halsey Edith McGrady Harper Buzz & Cherry Harrison Benjamin Hartz Jo Ann Watkins Harvey Tom & Nancy Harvey Donald Hasler Arnold & Brenda Hatley David Higgins Elizabeth Hill John Hoffman Sandra Haines Hooks Isabel Howell Bob & Sarah Hunter Walter & Elizabeth (Douglass) Hunting Bob & Sandra Jackson Edward & Lisa Jones John & Joy Jones Joe Judkins Cindy Kaufelt Mike Kerby Fritz & June Kilpatrick Norman & Edith King Aimee Kryzynski Patrick & Sue Laughran Jasmine Lawrence Robert & Theresa Lazo Kemper Holt Lillard Harry & Jean Lindsey Mary Linthicum Mary Jane Lock Sarah Lofton Jared Long Paul & Carol Long Michael & Kristine Marinelli Rex Matthews Mike (deceased) & Linda Maynard Robert & Janice McGarvey Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Bruce Millsap Bill Minson Scott Monett

Russell Montgomery Randy & Laura Moorhead Margaret Anderson Morris Dolores Austin Moser Nancye Bruce Noel Lila Noonkester Northwest Lawn Care – Thomas & Karen Reed Ramona O’Bryant Tony Ogbuefi Larry Owens Leland & Louise Paulson William Peery Zane & Laura Phipps Michael & Cindy Pittmon Corey Pitz Jean Porter Dave Presnell John & Loretta Ragland Deborah Redfield Joe Reed Bill Rendleman Hunter & Cheryl Rhodes Scott & Cleta (Haga) Roberts Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Marilyn Rowe Ronald & Patricia (Anderson) Sexton Michelle Bailey Shaw Stuart & Susan Smith Winston & Lynn Smith Dwight & Jimmie Ruth Speeks Judy Striewig Fred & Shirley Thomas Patrick & Diane Tighe Joe Vanderdys Anne Vaughan Joe & Joy Walker Jimmy & Kristi Warren Nila Stevens Wehrenberg Susan Widener Brenda Williams Judy Thacker Williams Lula Williams Robert Wilson GIFTS IN KIND Stevie Barr – Barr’s Fiddle Shop Ron & Hayle Bernstein Larry Bigham The Blossom Shop Janida Bonham Pam Bradley William & Charion Brown Spencer Bryant – MBM Fitness Stacy Collins Glenn & Kathy Crotty Leo & Barbara Davis Double Creek Ranch Brittany Dyer Juliana Eldridge Brad & Nina Favor First Team Hyundai Colleen Fitzpatrick Grayson Florist Grayson Inn & Suites Narotam S. Grewal Trust Guynn Furniture Joan Hamilton Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast Harold Hart Rob Havens Hoffman Pottery Charles Hottinger & Deneice Mazziotta Rod & Mary Hubbard Autrey Jenkins Jeff & Carol Jeffreys Richard & Susan Jolliffe Edward Klein & Jeanne Miranda H. V. & Jean Lindsey Michael & Kristine Marinelli Juliet McDonald

Lynn McLennan Robert Murphy Cheryl Palmore Neal & Wilma Price Jack & Mary Rowland William & Elizabeth Shatner – Belle Reve Farm Spring Valley Graphics Patrick & Diane Tighe VOLUNTEER WORK Laura Bryant Don Krauss Mary Reamy Otis Reamy Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Ted Ussery GIFTS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF: In Memory of Elizabeth Leech Bailey Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren In Memory of Sue Cornett Bonham – Class of 1939 Warren & Janida Bonham Zane & Laura Phipps Scott & Cleta Roberts In Memory of William Bruce – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard Billy Ray & Jeannette Cameron Don Hasler Barrie Ann Brown Nancye Bruce Noel Otis & Mary Reamy Jan Roberts Harry & Sarah Sink Ted Ussery Judy Thacker Williams In Memory of Michael Campbell – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Edward Ayers Dannelly Bunny Dannelly In Memory of Dale Dayhoff Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer In Memory of Pearl McKnight Dixon Dixon Lumber Company In Memory of Michael Paul Dolinger Janida Bonham In Memory of Ruth Echols Dolores Austin Moser In Memory of Heather Victoria Eller Marilyn Rowe In Memory of Curtis & Louise English Morton & Margaret Lester In Memory of J. Cam Fields – Class of 1913 Jacqueline Fields Peer In Memory of Walter Frakes Robert & Dolores Bailey In Memory of Anne-Christy Haden – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard Jerry & Jackie Wells In Memory of Edith Reedy Halsey – Class of 1927 Frances Halsey Detweiler In Memory of Neal Halsey – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Victor (Class of 1928) and Eudora Halsey Charles & Precious Cassell In Memory of Ann Elizabeth Cox Hampton – 1880’s Graduate Roger & Nancy Hiatt In Memory of Constance E. Hart – Class of 1946 Lula Williams In Memory of C. W. Hawks – Class of 1946 – and Mrs. Gladys Hawks John & Loretta Ragland

In Memory of Polly Halsey Hudson – Class of 1961 Tom Barnard In Memory of Jeff and Ruth Hall Jefferson George & Jeffrey Eller In Memory of James S. Lofton – Class of 1961 Sarah Lofton In Memory of Michael Mueller Richard & Joanne Mueller In Memory of Rachel Muenzenmayer – Class of 1986 Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer In Memory of J. Ralph Noonkester – Class of 1940 Lila Noonkester In Memory of John and Collina Pair Fritz & June Kilpatrick In Memory of Jewell Ford Patton Ed & Carolyn Patton In Memory of Ruth Hash Phipps – Class of 1934 Bob & Sarah Hunter In Memory of Joe Porter – Class of 1945 Jean Porter In Memory of Cynthia Redfield Jerry Brokaw Stan & Karen Fernald Mary Linthicum Ed & Carolyn Patton Deborah Redfield In Memory of Ida Mae Speeks – Class of 1951 Dwight & Jimmie Ruth Speeks In Memory of E. W. Stone Nancy Stone In Memory of Bill Strickland – Class of 1961 Ted Ussery In Memory of Ted Ussery, Sr. and Edna Ussery – Class of 1959 Tom Barnard In Memory of George Vaughan Taylor & Celia Vaughan In Memory of Richard Lee “Bubba” Western – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Bill Young – Class of 1943 Dale Young GIFTS GIVEN IN HONOR OF: In Honor of Tom Barnard – Class of 1963 Jerry & Jackie Wells In Honor of Patrick Calabrese – Class of 2011 Alice Calabrese In Honor of the OHA Faculty and Staff David & Helen Lundie In Honor of Keith Flory – Class of 1963 Robert & Yeardley Blackwell In Honor of Joy Groves Lori Feezor Susan Widener In Honor of Michael and Joy Groves Ramona O’Bryant In Honor of Rodney and Stacy Halsey George & Jeffrey Eller In Honor of Alec Hilliard – Class of 2001 David & Andrea Hilliard In Honor of Ed Patton Mike Grisham In Honor of Nichole Peer – Class of 2006 Jacqueline Fields Peer In Honor of Katherine Rendleman – NonGraduate Bill Rendleman In Honor of Cleta Haga Roberts – Class of 1956 George & Jeffrey Eller In Honor of Steve & Lisa Smith Stuart & Susan Smith Dave Sterrett

FACULTY AND STAFF GIVING John & Jeanette Black (former staff) Janida Bonham Steve & Rhonda Bowen Laura Bryant (former staff) Brian & Beth Bunn Leo & Barbara Davis (former staff) John Duvall (former staff) Hal Eaton (former staff) Sid & Lisa Finklea Michael & Joy Groves Mikki Haas Benjamin Hartz (former staff) Tim Henry Elizabeth Hill (former staff) Cindy Kaufelt Sue Laughran (former staff) Linda Maynard (former staff) Ed & Carolyn Patton (former staff) Laura Phipps Mike Rodgers Mary Thomas (former staff) Doug Turnmire TRUSTEE GIVING Bob Bailey Kenny Bowen Bonnie Burke Danny Collins Larry Conner Ralph Davis Lisa Dockery John Duvall Sidney Rose Fant Marshall Frank Todd Fuller Dennis Gambill Susie Dixon Garner Don Gibson Rex Halsey Rodney Halsey Tom Harvey Donald Hasler (former trustee) John Jones (former trustee) Wayne Landsman Margaret Lester (former trustee) Marty Parks George Pelton Carl Rosberg Paul Saunders (former trustee) Jim Tapp Taylor Vaughan BUSINESS DONORS Barr’s Fiddle Shop The Blossom Shop Commemorative Brands Dixon Lumber Company First Team Hyundai Grayson Florist Grayson Inn & Suites Grayson National Bank Guynn Furniture Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast Hoffman Pottery MBM Fitness Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Northwest Lawn Care Spring Valley Graphics CHURCH DONORS Grace Church Virginia Baptist Missison Board – Edith Ingram Trust Young’s Chapel Baptist Church CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS North Wilkesboro Rotary Club VFW Post 7059

FOUNDATION GIVING A. J. Fletcher Foundation C. E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation NTELOS 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 Ron & Hayle Bernstein Louis & Claude Boyle Pam Bradley Carl & Dorothy Braun William & Charion Brown Spencer Bryant Bonnie Burke Richard Burke Alice Calabrese Jerry & Susan Dupper Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie Juliana Eldridge George & Jeffrey (Jefferson) Eller Marion Eugeno James & Nancy Evans Brad & Nina Favor Lori Feezor Ken & Nancy Fontaine Marshall & Peggy Frank Frances Fruth Mikki Haas Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Elizabeth Hill David & Andrea Hilliard Charles Hottinger & Deneise Mazziotta Isabel Howell Bob & Sandra Jackson Jerry & Barbara Johnson Richard & Susan Jolliffe Ed & Lisa Jones Will & Blanche Jones Norman & Edith King Edward Klein & Jeanne Miranda Amiee Kryzynski Wayne & Dena Landsman Rick & Margaret Lewis Mary Jane Lock Paul & Carol Long David & Helen Lundie Michael & Kristine Marinelli Ed & Pam McDevitt Rob & Janice McGarvey Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Randy & Laura Moorhead Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Brian & Vicki Murray Tony Ogbuefi Ed & Carolyn Patton Leland & Louise Paulson Jacqueline Fields Peer George & Leslie Pelton Michael & Cindy Pittmon Joe Reed Bill Rendleman Ralph & Sharon Reynolds Hunter & Cheryl Rhodes Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Jack & Mary Rowland Dan & Kim Slemp Judy Striewig John & Kimberly Tamminen Fred & Shirley Thomas Ken & Patricia Thomas Patrick & Diane Tighe Rob & Susan Veerman Joe & Joy Walker Susan Widener Brenda Williams

ALUMNI GIVING (by classes) 1930-39 Hazel Bonham Ball (deceased) 1940-49 Ruth Hash Etter Gwyn Halsey Duward Elworth Hart Margaret Anderson Morris Dolores Austin Moser 1950-59 Rex Anderson Merle Watts Angle Dorothy Hash Billings Barrie Ann Brown Rex Halsey Edith McGrady Harper Nancy Brown Jackson Rex Liu Cleta Haga Roberts Dwight Speeks Robert Wilson 1960-69 Ronnie Anderson Tom Barnard Robert Blackwell Billy Ray Cameron Jim Conway Keith Flory Jo Ann Watkins Harvey Donald Hasler Arnold Hatley John Hoffman Sandra Haines Hooks Joe Judkins Mike Kerby Rex Matthews Bill Minson Russell Montgomery Robert Murphy George Pelton Leslie Sims Pelton Neal Price Otis Reamy Patricia Anderson Sexton Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Ted Ussery Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick Nila Stevens Wehrenberg Jerry Wells Judy Thacker Williams 1970-79 Kenny Bowen Steve Bowen Diann Cramer Butler Lynn Smith Campbell Jeffrey Jefferson Eller Jeanne-Marie DuBose Halley David Higgins Elizabeth Douglass Hunting Kemper Holt Lillard Susan “Rusty” Moorefield McPherson Marilyn Rowe Cary Serif Joe Vanderdys 1980-89 Andrew Gilleland Scott Monett Mike Rodgers Michelle Bailey Shaw 1990-99 Alison Greenwood Dattoma Janie Parsons Griffith Stacy Eller Halsey Dave Sterrett Jimmy Warren 2000 Randy Berry Jasmine Lawrence Jared Long


(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 Bonnie Burke Liz 2007 Richard Burke Liz 2007 James & Nancy Evans Zacch 2013 Lori Feezor Chase 2012 Marshall & Peggy Frank Meredith 2008 Frances Fruth Patrick 2005 Xianpeng He & Xuhui Nui Xinyi “Amy” Current student Xinyue “Tracy” Non-graduate David & Andrea Hilliard Alec 2001 Jerry & Barbara Johnson Crissy Non-graduate Will & Blanche Jones Sallie Current student Wayne & Dena Landsman Alexa 2006 Rick & Margaret Lewis Tyler 2012 David & Helen Lundie Kealan Non-graduate Ed & Pam McDevitt Gwen 2002 Richard & JoAnne Mueller Stephanie 2002 Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Rachel (deceased) 1986 Brian & Vicki Murray Craig 2012 Ed & Carolyn Patton Mark 1984 Dan 1987 Jacqueline Fields Peer Nichole 2006 George & Leslie Pelton Geoff (deceased) Non-graduate Ralph & Sharon Reynolds Ralph Current student Dan & Kim Slemp Amanda 2006 John & Kimberly Tamminen Josh Current student Ken & Patricia Thomas Courtney 2006 Rob & Susan Veerman Andrew 2008

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. Mike Grisham Mr. Donald L. Hasler Mrs. Mary Holbrook Dr. John Jones Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy Mr. Tommy Searles Mrs. Frieda Anders Willey

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, 2012 to May 31, 2013. 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 $224,735.73 Endowed Funds $ 10,206.97 Carpenter Estate $100,000.00 Scholarship $135,600.00 Library/Technology $ 70,500.00 Capital Improvement Projects $ 37,440.00 Virginia Baptist Mission Board $ 55,709.61 TOTAL OF ALL CASH GIFTS


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 Grayson National Bank Carl & Cheryl Rosberg The Titmus Foundation Virginia Baptist Foundation

Oak Hill Society OAK HILL ACADEMY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 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. Ruth Echols Endowed Scholarship 6. Ann Elizabeth Cox Hampton Endowed Scholarship 7. Rev. C. W. Hawks and Gladys Hawks Endowed Scholarship Fund 8. Edith H. Ingram Endowed Scholarship 9. Marie LeBouf Endowed Scholarship 10. Rachel Muenzenmayer Endowed Scholarship 11. John M. and Collina Caldwell Pair Endowed Scholarship Fund 12. Jewell Ford Patton Endowed Memorial Fund 13. Geoffrey Reed Pelton Endowed Memorial Fund 14. Jim J. Todd Endowed Memorial Scholarship 15. Harry & Patsy Williams Endowed Scholarship Total Endowment May 31, 2013 - $2,204,628 Total Endowment May 31, 2012 - $1,994,052 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

C. E. Richardson Foundation C. W. Bolling Charles & Mary Helen Dickson C. W. Gatton Michael & Joy Groves Lenore Family Trust Annette Lowder Mary Morton Parsons Foundation George & Leslie Pelton Paul & Tatum Saunders Nancy Stone Anne Vaughan Harold & Millie Wingate

Guardians Society Mike Grisham Dixon Lumber Company John & Susie Garner Mike Grisham Morgan Foundation Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Ed & Carolyn Patton Jerry & Nina Patton Jacqueline Peer Josh Smith Vannoy Construction Taylor & Celia Vaughan

Alumni Weekend 2013 Another great Alumni Weekend was held July 13-15 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 held in the Ussery Archives Room 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 past 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 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 18-20, 2014!

Alumni News Jo Ann Watkins Harvey – ‘65 8266 Christian Ridge Road Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Suzanne “Sam” Aderholt Sebenaler – ‘72 1436 Froude Street San Diego, CA 92107 Rencong Mercu – ‘78 Kimplek Taman Setia Budi Indah Block YY, No. 8 Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia 20122 Rencong is working for a contractor company in Indonesia. He has his wife, Clara, have two children. Their son is in high school and their daughter is studying at Oregon State University. Anne Bryant Delano – ‘83 4715 Riverside Drive Columbus, IN 47203

Brittany is playing professional basketball in Europe and is studying to become a chiropractor. Jasmine Lawrence – ‘11 1426 Pacific Avenue, Apt. 1 Venice, CA 90921 Jasmine is currently attending Florida International University in Miami where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration. She then plans to work toward her doctorate degree in physical therapy.

“Over the Hill Alumni” Gang

Doug Moorefield – ‘84 111 Eastmoreland Drive Rochester, NY 14620

The 2013 alumni work week was again fun for all. The “Over the Hill” Gang again made their way to campus for a week of work and fun. They completed their usual gardening tasks and also cleaned the white fence along the main drive.

Sherif Matta – ‘86 133 Luxorwind Drive Garner, NC 27529 Andrew Gilleland – ‘87 141 Boone Trail Severna Park, MD 21146 Karen Covington – ‘93 3002 Columns Drive Cumming, GA 30041 Karen is the very proud mother of 10-year old Lucas and is the owner of Lava Hair Studio. She contributes her business and personal success to Oak Hill. John Butler – ‘94 P. O. Box 1143 Wrightsville Beach, VA 28480 Janie Parsons Griffeth – ‘96 312 Verbena Avenue Summerville, SC 29483 Brittany Wright – ‘07 1805 Roswell Road, Apt. 40B Marietta, GA 30062

A special thanks to all of the workers, Don Krauss, Harry and Sarah (Ussery) Sink, Ted Ussery, Mary and Otis Reamy, and Jo Ann Watkins Harvey. Several members of the gang could not be with us due to conflicts and they were missed. 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!


Hazel Bonham Ball – ‘36 Doveline Greer Reedy – ‘44 Rev. James E. Davis – ‘63 Aaron Jacob Burr – ‘69 Thomas Wood Jennings – ‘71NG Lisa Finnegan – ‘82NG

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 2014 work week will be July 13-18!

$1 Per Year Campaign Update In order to get 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 2013-2014 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 1, 2013:

1930-1939 1940-1949 Ruth Hash Etter Gwyn Halsey 1950-1959 Barrie Ann Brown Edith McGrady Harper Nancy Brown Jackson Glenna Halsey Morton

1960-1969 Tom Barnard Billy Ray Cameron Jim Conway Jean Morris Cross Wilson Cross Keith Flory Jo Ann Watkins Harvey George Pelton Leslie Sims Pelton Neil Price Otis Reamy Tommy Searles Maxine Smith Swontek Ted Ussery Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick Judy Thacker Williams

1970-1979 Steve Bowen Lynn Smith Campbell Juanita DuBose Dotson 1980-1989 Anne Bryant Delano Mike Rodgers 1990-1999 2000-2009 Alex Johnson Randy Berry

t n ’ s e d Picnic i s e r P The President’s Welcome to OHA Picnic was held Saturday, September 7th 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS Trustee Meeting................................. November 1, 2013 Donor Appreciation Event................ November 9, 2013 Thanksgiving Break.November 22 – December 2, 2013 Christmas Break Begins.................. December 20, 2013 Second Semester Begins........................ January 8, 2014 Spring Break...................................... March 7-24 , 2014 Parents’ Days.......................................April 17-18, 2014 Graduation................................................May 16, 2014 Summer School......................... June 22 – July 26, 2014 Alumni Weekend................................. July 18-20, 2014

Gold Team News – 2013-2014 Season Outlook The Warriors are busy preparing for a very challenging season. In addition to 25 home games, the Warriors will be returning to the Marshall County Hoopfest in Benton, Kentucky, the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, South Carolina, The Penny Hardaway Hoopfest in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, to compete against some of the most talented teams in our nation.  They also have weekend trips to Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona. Oak Hill has four seniors that are college bound to the ACC.  Point guard Shelton Mitchell will sign with Wake Forest, forwards Cody and Caleb Martin are headed to NC State, and guard BJ Stith is committed to the University of Virginia.  Returning senior Rokas Gustys leads a talented interior squad that will provide the Warriors with a larger inside presence this year with the addition of 6’10” sophomores Rodney Miller and Khadim Sy.  Providing additional depth are junior forwards Tony Anderson and Trevor Manuel and seniors Kem Ubaru and Jeffrey Uju.  Shelton Mitchell, BJ Stith and returning junior Terrence Phillips give the Warriors leadership and depth at the guard slot.  Twins Cody and Caleb Martin bring additional fire power from the wing position. The 2013-14 squad hopes to continue the tradition of Oak Hill Basketball and compete for another mythical national championship.

Donor Appreciation Dinner On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Groves will be hosting the annual Donor Appreciation Event on the campus of Oak Hill Academy. The event will begin with a performance by the Oak Hill Academy Choir with dinner following in the Ussery Archives Room. The evening will conclude in historic Turner Gymnasium watching the Warriors Gold Team play against Word of God Academy. This special event was created to honor the donors of the academy who are members of the “Oak Club” and “Founders Club.” For more information on becoming a member of these giving circles or any of Oak Hill Academy’s other giving circles, please contact Mr. Tim Henry in the Development Office – 276-579-2619 or

2013-2014 oak hill Gold Team Basketball schedule MONTH DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE TIME

October 5 Saturday Orangeburg Eagles (scim) Mouth of Wilson, VA 4:30pm 15 Tuesday Massanutten Military (scim) Roanoke, VA 6:30pm ---played at William Fleming HS 21 Monday Faith Baptist Prep (scim) Mouth of Wilson, VA 4:00pm 23 Wednesday Bluefield College JVs (scrim) Saltville, VA 7:30pm 25 Friday Kingdom Prep Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 26 Saturday Elevate Prep Mouth of Wilson, VA 2:00pm 28 Monday Hargrave Military Acad (scrim) Floyd, VA 6:30pm ---played at Floyd HS November

1 2 8 9 12 15 16 21

December 3 4 6-7 9 11 13 14 16 19-23

Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Tuesday Friday Saturday Thursday

Quality Education Academy New Hope Christian Evelyn Mack Academy Word of God Academy Faith Baptist Carlisle School Cesar Chavez Moravian Prep

Winston-Salem, NC Mouth of Wilson, VA Mouth of Wilson, VA Mouth of Wilson, VA Mouth of Wilson, VA Martinsville, VA Mouth of Wilson, VA Mouth of Wilson, VA

Tuesday Wednesday Fri-Sat Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Monday Thu-Mon

Ridgeview HS, SC Mouth of Wilson, VA Carlisle School Mouth of Wilson, VA Marshall County Hoopfest Benton, KY 6th Memphis Whitehaven 7:30pm/7th Christ Presbyterian Acad Cornerstone Christian Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA Ronald Reagan HS Winston-Salem, NC Houston Yates HS Phoenix, AZ Bishop Gorman HS Phoenix, AZ Flora McDonald Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA Chick-fil-A Classic (3 games) Columbia, SC

7:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 2:00pm 7:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 6:00pm 7:00pm TBA

January 10 Friday Mt. Zion Academy Raleigh, NC 6:30pm 11 Saturday Toronto Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 15 Wednesday Riverside Christian Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 20 Monday Hoop Hall Classic Springfield, MA 1:30pm ---vs Chicago Whitney Young (espnU) 22 Wednesday Kennedy Charter School Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 24-25 Fri-Sat Penny Hardaway Hoopfest Memphis, TN 24th Memphis Hamilton/25th Memphis Houston TBA 27 Monday Genesis Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 29 Wednesday Arlington Country Day Beckley, WV 7:30pm 31 Friday The Miller School Bristol, VA 8:00pm February 1 Saturday Word of God Academy Raleigh, NC 7:00pm 4 Tuesday Legacy Charter School Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 8 Saturday Las Vegas Hoopfest Las Vegas, NV TBA 10 Monday Atlanta Sports Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 11 Tuesday Mt. Zion Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 6:30pm 13 Thursday High Point Christian Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 15 Saturday Benedictine HS Richmond, VA TBA 18 Tuesday New Hope Christian Thomasville, NC 7:00pm 21 Friday Hamilton Heights Christian Mouth of Wilson, VA 8:00pm 22 Saturday Quality Education Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 25 Tuesday Prominence Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 28 Friday Bull City Prep Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm March 1 Saturday Faith Baptist Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 4 Tuesday Elite Prep Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 6 Thursday Combine Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm *games subject to change*

Make sure you check out 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

5 Digital SLR Cameras for Yearbook Staff – Purchased! $200 ec DVD Recorder/VCR Combo for Library $300 Photoshop – Purchased! $400 Televisions for Academic Building (5 needed) $400 ea Television for Girl’s Dormitory – Purchased! $500 Elliptical Machine for Girls Dormitory – Purchased! $500 Anatomical Models (4 needed) $200-$600 ec Digital Camera for Publications Class – Purchased! $700 Rosetta Stone Sponsorship for ESL Class $2,800 12 Passenger Van for Stdent Activities $20,000 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 Fund to Increase Faculty Salaries

$500 $1,000 $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $50,000 $100,000

Gifts in Kind*

Backhoe or backhoe attachment for tractor Used vehicles, vans, or minivans

*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

Oak Hill Academy 2635 Oak Hill Road Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363 Address Service Requested

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