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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 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

President’s Paragraph Following is the text of Dr. Groves’ Convocation Address: September 1, 2014


ello and welcome to Oak Hill Academy. We’ve been waiting for you. Although our school has been here at this place for a very long time, some 136 years in fact, we always prepare for and start each year anew. There is something neat and clean and special about new beginnings in the fall of the year. So, I encourage all of you to embrace not only your time on the hill this year, but embrace as well this time of year. You only have one chance to get off to a good healthy start … And this is it. Let me share with you just a bit about our school and this community. We believe Oak Hill Academy to be a very special place. There are adults here who are ready and willing to work with you for hours on end, so please take advantage of the gift of their generosity. And know that these very same adults—they are going to expect you to work hard, they are going to push you to reach for new levels of success. On this first day of school, prepare yourself to expect nothing less every day for the remainder of the year. A new school or a new school year is always going to signal some level of change for you. Change is not always easy; seldom is effective change struggle-free or quick. So I encourage you, in this world of instant decision-making and rapid distribution of information … slow down, build healthy relationships, grow, be patient. The academic year is a marathon; it is not a sprint. At OHA, like all quality organizations, we have developed values that we believe should define who we are and how we live. So we believe that here at this place, you are a member of a community; we believe that here at this place you are to take responsibility for your own actions; we believe here at this place that you should aspire to exhibit moral courage; and we believe that here at this place you are capable of growing, of transformation. These are our values. Our theme for the year is TEAMWORK. You shall see and hear this term often. It’s a good, rich, vibrant word. TEAMWORK is also an expansive word, for it includes all the students who are here this year, all of our faculty and staff, and all of our graduates. Oak Hill Academy may be a small place in a remote area of the world, but we are a big, robust community. OHA stretches for generations, extending past many states, countries, and continents.

So when you hear the word “TEAMWORK” this year, take comfort, for it should suggest to you that many others have gone before you just as others are here with you right now. Though our themes of the year will change annually there are several constants here on “The Hill” … our mission, our values, our hope for each of you to reach new levels of success, and the unceasing dedication of the faculty and staff—a dedication and love that is distributed equally among you and to our school. These features are the cornerstones of OHA and shall be with us forever. And so, at this time, with an appropriate level of reverence, we pause and consider the moment at hand—the chiming of The Oak Hill Academy Bell. This bell chimes only three times per year: at Alumni Days each summer we chime it for alumni who have passed; on Graduation Eve we chime it once for each graduate; and today, we ring the bell to signal the start of a new school year. The Chiming of the Academy Bell May God bless you and may God continue to bless Oak Hill Academy. Year 136 begins right now. Follow Dr. Groves on Twitter @DrGrovesOHA

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Oak Hill Academy Welcomes 137 On Monday morning, September 1st, the original school bell chimed as Oak Hill Academy officially began its 136th 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 23 states, the District of Columbia, and 14 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

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Students to Campus! 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS Trustee Meeting...................................October 31, 2014 Donor Appreciation Event................ November 8, 2014 Thanksgiving Break.November 21 – December 1, 2014 Christmas Break Begins.................. December 19, 2014 Second Semester Begins........................ January 5, 2015 Homecoming....................................... January 31, 2015 Spring Break....................................... March 6-23, 2015 Parents’ Days...........................................April 2-3, 2015 Graduation................................................May 16, 2015 Summer School......................... June 22 – July 24, 2015 Alumni Weekend................................. July 17-19, 2015

Donor Appreciation Dinner On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Groves will host the annual Donor Appreciation Event on the campus of Oak Hill Academy. The event will begin in Turner Gymnasium watching the Warriors Gold Team play against Capitol Christian Academy. The game will be followed by a social time and conclude with dinner in the Ussery Archives Room. 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


Oak Hill Academy is pleased to announce that ground has been broken on the first two new boys dormitories. The new dorms will replace the current Fletcher Dormitory and add an additional building with bed space for 14 boys. Dorm “number one” is set for completion by mid-spring 2015. The projected cost of the two buildings is $1.1 million. With gifts and pledges from the OHA Board of Trustees, friends of the Academy, and a single estate gift, over half of the necessary funds have already been secured. Several Naming Opportunities are available. $150,000 – Building Name – 1 available (1 secured!) $25,000 – Resident Manager’s Apartment – 1 available (1 secured!) $15,000 – Recreation Room/Study Lounge – 2 available $10,000 – Individual Rooms – 8 available (6 secured!) Payment options of 3 and 5 years are available for these naming opportunities. Please consider joining us in this campaign. Contact Tim Henry in the Development Office for more information on naming opportunities and payment options.

OHA Welcomes Ms. Jaclyn Dickens Miss Dickens returns to Oak Hill Academy as a resident manager in the girl’s dormitory. She is originally from Galax, Virginia, and graduated from Emory and Henry College with a degree in Health and Physical Education. After college, she was at OHA for five years when she served as a resident manager, girls strength and conditioning teacher, and girl’s basketball and tennis coach. For the past ten years, Miss Dickens was the head women’s basketball coach at Virginia Intermont College. Miss Dickens, along with her dog Macy, is excited to be back in a familiar place with people that treat her like family.

Miss Maria Guarino Miss Guarino joins Oak Hill Academy as a Spanish teacher. She is from Sanford, Florida and earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Roanoke College. Miss Guarino has wanted to be a teacher since she was a small child and is very happy to be at OHA. She enjoys living on campus and has two pet cats. Miss Guarino enjoys a good book, Oreos, bare feet and anything Frida Kahlo.

Mr. Jerrid Hunt Mr. Hunt joins Oak Hill Academy as the resident manager in Fields Dormitory. He is originally from Michigan and has always been an avid soccer player and fan. He will be serving as OHA’s soccer coach in addition to his dorm responsibilities. Mr. Hunt and his wife, Lindsey, enjoy outdoor activities. If they are not white water kayaking, rock climbing, or caving, you will find them hiking with their dog River. They both enjoy the Oak Hill community and look forward to the school year.

New Faculty Members Mr. Dean Julius Mr. Julius joins Oak Hill Academy as an English teacher. He is originally from the Mississippi Delta and currently has family living in Mississippi and Georgia. Mr. Julius received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi. He also received a M.Ed. in English from Delta State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mr. Julius enjoys reading and writing, particularly poetry. He also enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, playing his guitar, and hanging out with Memphis—his black Labrador puppy!

Mr. Alec Landow Mr. Landow joins Oak Hill Academy as a science teacher. He is originally from Vienna, Virginia, and received his B.A. in Physics and East Asian Studies from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he received his master’s degree in physics. Mr. Landow practices Wing Chun Kung Fu and speaks French and Mandarin Chinese, which he learned at university and studying abroad at East China Normal University in Shanghai. Mr. Landow is also an avid tennis fan and played on the club team at the University of Virginia. He is excited to be coaching the boy’s tennis team at OHA!

Mr. Matt Welch Mr. Welch joins Oak Hill Academy as the rotating resident manager in the boys’ dormitories. Mr. Welch is originally from Oak Hill, Virginia, and spent his recent years in Washington, DC and Raleigh, North Carolina where he worked in the field of legislative advocacy. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Providence College and his M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Welch came to OHA looking to start a new career in education. He enjoys working with young people and is excited to see the students grow and develop over the course of the school year.

State of the Academy 2013 - 2014

DONATIONS June 1, 2013 — May 31, 2014 The The The The The

THE OAK CLUB Alma Dillon Trust Hal & Marge Eaton Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation McIntosh Charitable Fund Otis & Mary Reamy Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation Mark Todd Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation THE FOUNDERS CLUB Marc Ashley A. J. Fletcher Foundation John & Susie Garner Edith Ingram Estate Carl & Cheryl Rosberg Nancy Stone Anne Vaughan THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB Barbara Anderson John & Kyle Arrowood Tom Barnard Kim Baughman Billy Ray & Jeannette Cameron Inez Cox Frances Dixon John Duvall Palmer & Sidney Rose Fant Marshall & Peggy Frank Don & Jayne Gibson Grayson National Bank Mike Grisham (deceased) Jon & Judy Groesbeck Michael & Joy Groves Duward Elworth Hart Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Tim Henry Bill & Nancy (Brown) Jackson Will & Blanche Jones Ron & Lynn Kerr Wayne & Dena Landsman Morton & Margaret Lester Rex & Gina Liu Guangfan Mai & Anne Wei Edward & Pam McDevitt Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer George & Leslie (Sims) Pelton C. E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation Paul & Tatum Saunders Dennis & Missy Throckmorton Ted Ussery Joshua & Angie (Gibson) Van Manen Vaughan Furniture Foundation Virginia Baptist Foundation Dan & Geneva Walters Justin & Lindy White Dejun Yao & Yan Yuan Young’s Chapel Baptist Church THE RED AND GOLD CLUB Robert & Dolores Bailey Robert & Yeardley Blackwell Janida Bonham Steve & Rhonda Bowen


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 Christie Boyd Hal Brown & Deanna Cox Bonnie Burke Richard Burke Blaine Butterworth & Phyllis Ponder Alice Calabrese Angie Choi Ray Clarke Larry & Ida Jane Conner Rex & Wendell Halsey David & Andrea Hilliard Bill & Linda Huber Jerry & Barbara Johnson Richard & Susan Jolliffe Marcia Lockamy Lewis Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren M. A. & Mary Lunsford Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Marty & Cathy Parks Ed & Carolyn Patton Jackie Rustigian Dan & Kim Slemp John & Kimberly Tamminen Ken & Patricia Thomas Mary Thomas Doug & Ruth Turnmire Joe Vanderdys Alton & Susan (Worsham) Vick Tom Wheeler THE FRIENDS CLUB Elaine Alton Elms & Harriett Allen Elaine Alton Dan & Gerri Anderson Rex Anderson Ronnie & Joan Anderson Merle Watts Angle Neil & Carrie Bailey Bob & Dolores Bailey Al & Sharon (Rumpf) Bellamy Randy Berry Dorothy Hash Billings Erskine & Peggy Blankenship Louis & Claude Boyle Joyce Browder Barrie Ann Brown Doug & Kathy Bryant James & Donna Buckner Diann Cramer Butler Brian Buxton Lynn Smith Campbell Charles & Precious Cassell Maxine Chandler Jann Coles Danny & Patricia Collins Commemorative Brands Jim Conway Priscilla Cox Gary & Katherine Crede Judi King Creech Wilson & Jean (Morris) Cross John & Peggy Crowder Patrick & Eileen Culhane Jean Cunningham Lee Roy Davis Beale & Anne (Bryant) Delano

Dennis & Lisa Dockery James Doffin Juanita DuBose Dotson Carl & Barbara Drenkard Jerry & Susan Dupper Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie George & Jeffrey (Jefferson) Eller Ruth Hash Etter Marion Eugeno James & Nancy Evans Lori Feezor Edna Blevins Finagin Keith Flory Todd & Lori Fuller Joseph & Leslie Gallagher David & Anne Grayson Mikki Haas John Hallagan Gwyn & Gioia Halsey Hardin & Janet Halsey Tommy & Hazel Halsey Edith McGrady Harper Jo Ann Watkins Harvey Tom & Nancy Harvey Doug & Janice Hawks Margaret Hayden Amber Brown Hayes Roger & Nancy Hiatt Elizabeth Hill John Hoffman Josh Honaker Sandra Haines Hooks Isabel Howell Bob & Sarah Hunter Walter & Elizabeth (Douglass) Hunting Bob & Sandra Jackson John & Barbara Jackson Alex Johnson Edward & Lisa Jones John & Joy Jones Zhigua Ju & WenJuan Jia Joe Judkins Cindy Kaufelt Dana King Keane Oliver & Jennifer (Alexander) Keeley Norman & Edith King Brad Large Patrick & Sue Laughran Soo-ok Lee & Byung Kwan Lee Mickey & Melody Leech Rick & Margaret Lewis Kemper Holt Lillard Harry & Jean Lindsey Mary Jane Lock Sarah Lofton Betty Nelson Lukowski Michael & Kristine Marinelli Dawn Martinez Rex Matthews Linda Maynard Susan “Rusty” Moorefield McPherson Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. Celia Miles Russell Miller Bruce Millsap Bill Minson Jimmie Monhollon

Russell Montgomery Randy & Laura Moorhead Margaret Anderson Morris Sandy Morris Alan & Glenna (Halsey) Morton Jimmy & Mary Mullins Lester & Jean Murphy Barry & Julia Myers Donald & Letty Nance Nancye Bruce Noel Lila Noonkester Northwest Lawn Care – Thomas & Karen Reed Ramona O’Bryant Scott & Christine Ogden Larry Owens Jimmy & Trina Ozmore Ronnie Parker Darrell & Linda Parks Leland & Louise Paulson William Peery Shirley Perkins Gene Phelps Zane & Laura Phipps Neil & Wilma Price John & Loretta Ragland Joe Reed Jan Roberts Scott & Cleta (Haga) Roberts Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Dean & Cassandra Schrader Tommy & Linda Searles Patricia Lee Smiley Thomas & Yolanda Smith Winston & Lynn Smith Thomas & Margo Snively Frank & Judith Spaeth Jeffrey & Pamela Standish Kenric & Elaine Stephens Dave Sterrett Maxine Smith Swontek Jim & Pam Tapp Barry & Amy Tatel Judy Theuer Brown Fred & Shirley Thomas Donald Tudor Taylor & Celia Vaughan Rob & Susan Veerman Barry & Heather Vest Du Man Vu & Thanh Ha Tran Joe & Joy Walker Jimmy & Kristi Warren John & Nila (Stevens) Wehrenberg Susan Widener Brenda Williams Roy & Judy (Thacker) Williams Lula Williams Robert Wilson Dale Young GIFTS IN KIND Carolyn Alston Micah & Sheila Ball Janida Bonham Devon Broughton Collision Express Nicole Cox Henry & Lisa Crede Cindy DeMarco Barbara Dryman Jerry & Susan Dupper Sid & Lisa Finklea First Team Hyundai Four Gals & A Florist Laurie Fowler Laura Marie Goldfarb Grayson Florist Grayson Inn & Suites Guynn Furniture Joan Hamilton – Kalarama Farm Thomas & Nancy Hamilton Jason Harrell Krissy Hill Susan Hoskins Hoffman Pottery

Marian Hunt Richard & Susan Jolliffe David Jones Vickie Keatley Brenda Kelly Addilene Leonard Mangum Pottery Doug & Donna Niemi Neil Price Paul & Cheryl Rhoton Spring Valley Graphics Mollie Robinson The Blossom Shop Tony Rudolph Tommie Sargent Nancy Stone Mark Todd VOLUNTEER WORK Laura Bryant Jo Ann Watkins Harvey Don Krauss Mary Reamy Otis Reamy Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Ted Ussery GIFTS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF: In Memory of Elizabeth Leech Bailey Neil & Carrie Bailey Darryl & Kathleen Lundgren In Memory of Anna Beaty Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz In Memory of William Bruce – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard Jan Roberts In Memory of Michael Campbell – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Allyn Baker Clarke – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard Billy Ray & Jeannette Cameron Ray Clarke and family Kemper Holt Lillard In Memory of Carl Collins Danny & Patricia Collins In Memory of Michael Paul Dolinger Janida Bonham In Memory of Curtis & Louise English Morton & Margaret Lester In Memory of Anne-Christy Haden – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard In Memory of Neal Halsey – Class of 1963 Tom Barnard 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 the Hart Family Duward Elworth Hart In Memory of C. W. Hawks – Class of 1946 – and Gladys Hawks Doug & Janice Hawks John & Loretta Ragland In Memory of Polly Halsey Hudson – Class of 1961 Tom Barnard In Memory of Rocky Hudson – 1960’s NonGraduate Tom Barnard In Memory of Robert & Linda Isner Patrick & Sue Laughran In Memory of Mildred Kambarn – Class of 1963 Rex Matthews In Memory of James S. Lofton – Class of 1961 Sarah Lofton In Memory of Mike Maynard Linda Maynard In Memory of Patsy Lake Plyant Monhollon – Non-Graduate Jimmie Monhollon

In Memory of Michael Mueller Richard & Joanne Mueller In Memory of Rachel Muenzenmayer – Class of 1986 Russell Miller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer In Memory of Mary Lee Murphy Elms & Harriett Allen Erskine & Peggy Blankenship Carl & Barbara Drenkard Lester & Jean Murphy Jimmy & Trina Ozmore Ed & Carolyn Patton Mark & Colleen Patton Zane & Laura Phipps Thomas & Margo Snively Jeffrey & Pamela Standish In Memory of J. Ralph Noonkester – Class of 1940 – and Naomi Noonkester Lila Noonkester In Memory of Jewell Ford Patton Ed & Carolyn Patton Mike Grisham (deceased) In Memory of Geoffrey Reed Pelton – NonGraduate George & Leslie Pelton In Memory of Jim Perkins Shirley Perkins In Memory of L. D. & Willie Mae Ussery Lee Roy Davis 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 John Vaughan Anne Vaughan GIFTS GIVEN IN HONOR OF: In Honor of Brendan Anderson – Class of 2013 Dan & Gerri Anderson In Honor of Quinn Arrowood – Current Student John & Kyle Arrowood In Honor of Mariah Ashley – Non-Graduate Marc Ashley In Honor of Bob & Dolores Bailey Donald Tudor In Honor of Neil Bailey Randy Berry In Honor of Robert – Class of 1962 – and Yeardley Blackwell Keith Flory In Honor of Kristi Buckner – Class of 2012 James & Donna Buckner In Honor of Patrick Calabrese – Class of 2011 Alice Calabrese In Honor of the Class of 2014 Mikki Haas In Honor of Frankie Culhane – Current Student Patrick & Eileen Culhane In Honor of John Duvall Celia Miles In Honor of Hal & Marge Eaton Elizabeth Hill In Honor of Joy Groves Susan Widener In Honor of Michael and Joy Groves Lori Feezor Ramona O’Bryant In Honor of Steve Hebold Mary Jane Lock In Honor of Alec Hilliard – Class of 2001 David & Andrea Hilliard In Honor of Jae Mayweather – Current Student Brenda Williams In Honor of the Oak Hill Academy Mission Brad Large In Honor of Ed & Carolyn Patton Mike Grisham (deceased) Elizabeth Hill In Honor of Yerrick Stoneman Randy Berry In Honor of Jason Yao – Non-Graduate Dejun Yao & Yan Yuan

FACULTY AND STAFF GIVING Neil & Carrie Bailey (former staff) Janida Bonham Steve & Rhonda Bowen Laura Bryant (former staff) Gary & Katherine Crede Henry & Lisa (former staff) Crede John Duvall (former staff) Hal Eaton (former staff) Sid & Lisa Finklea Michael & Joy Groves Mikki Haas Tim Henry Elizabeth Hill (former staff) Cindy Kaufelt Brad Large (former staff) Sue Laughran (former staff) Linda Maynard (former staff) Ed & Carolyn Patton (former staff) Mark & Colleen Patton (former staff) Shirley Perkins (former staff) Laura Phipps Mike Rodgers Tommie Sargent Mary Thomas (former staff) Doug Turnmire TRUSTEE GIVING Bob Bailey Bonnie Burke Danny Collins Larry Conner Lisa Dockery John Duvall Sidney Rose Fant Marshall Frank Todd Fuller Susie Garner Don Gibson Rex Halsey Tom Harvey John Jones (former trustee) Wayne Landsman (former trustee) 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) Jim Tapp Dennis Throckmorton Taylor Vaughan BUSINESS DONORS The Blossom Shop Collision Express Commemorative Brands 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 Graphicss CHURCH DONORS Virginia Baptist Mission Board Young’s Chapel Baptist Church FOUNDATION GIVING A. J. Fletcher Foundation C. E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation Thrivent Foundation for Lutherans Vaughan Furniture Foundation Virginia Baptist Foundation Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Williams-Berry Charitable Foundation

PARENT GIVING (current and former parents and grandparents) Carolyn Alston Barbara Anderson Dan & Gerri Anderson John & Kyle Arrowood Marc Ashley Micah & Sheila Ball Louis & Claude Boyle Hal Brown & Deanna Cox James & Donna Buckner Bonnie Burke Richard Burke Alice Calabrese Jann Coles Gary & Katherine Crede Patrick & Eileen Culhane Jerry & Susan Dupper Terry Dyroff & Patricia Darsie Barbara Dryman George & Jeffrey Eller Marion Eugeno James & Nancy Evans Lori Feezor Marshall & Peggy Frank Joseph & Leslie Gallagher David & Anne Grayson Jon & Judy Groesbeck Mikki Haas Xiangpeng He & Xuhui Niu Elizabeth Hill Krissy Hill David & Andrea Hilliard Sandra Haines Hooks Isabel Howell Bob & Sandra Jackson Jerry & Barbara Johnson Richard & Susan Jolliffe Ed & Lisa Jones Zhigua Ju and WenJuan Jia Will & Blanche Jones Brenda Kelly Norman & Edith King Wayne & Dena Landsman Soo-ok Lee & Byung Kwan Lee Mickey & Melody Leech Rick & Margaret Lewis Mary Jane Lock M. A. Lunsford Guangfan Mai & Anne Wei Michael & Kristine Marinelli Dawn Martinez Edd & Pam McDevitt Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Randy & Laura Moorhead Richard & Joanne Mueller Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Barry & Julia Myers Scott & Christine Ogden Darrell & Linda Parks Colleen Patton Ed & Carolyn Patton Leland & Louise Paulson George & Leslie Pelton Joe Reed Mollie Robinson Mike & Yvonne Rodgers Jackie Rustigian Dean & Cassandra Schrader Dan & Kim Slemp Thomas & Yolanda Smith Frank & Judith Spaeth Kenric & Elaine Stephens John & Kimberly Tamminen Barry & Amy Tatel Ken & Patricia Thomas Rob & Susan Veerman Barry & Heather Vest Du Man Vu & Thanh Ha Tran Joe & Joy Walker Susan Widener Brenda Williams Dejun Yao & Yan Yuan

ALUMNI GIVING (by classes) 1940-49 Ruth Hash Etter Edna Blevins Finagin Gwyn Halsey Duward Elworth Hart Margaret Anderson Morris 1950-59 Rex Anderson Merle Watts Angle Dorothy Hash Billings Barrie Ann Brown Maxine Chandler Lee Roy Davis Edith McGrady Harper Nancy Brown Jackson Rex Halsey Rex Liu Betty Nelson Lukowski Glenna Halsey Morton Cleta Haga Roberts Robert Wilson 1960-69 Ronnie Anderson Tom Barnard Robert Blackwell Billy Ray Cameron Jim Conway Jean Morris Cross Wilson Cross Keith Flory Jo Ann Watkins Harvey John Hoffman Sandra Haines Hooks Joe Judkins Rex Matthews Bill Minson Russell Montgomery Larry Owens Ronnie Parker George Pelton Leslie Sims Pelton Gene Phelps Neil Price Otis Reamy Tommy Searles Patricia Lee Smiley Maxine Smith Swontek Ted Ussery Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick Nila Stevens Wehrenberg Judy Thacker Williams 1970-79 Steve Bowen Diann Cramer Butler Lynn Smith Campbell Judi King Creech Juanita DuBose Dotson Jeffrey Jefferson Eller Amber Brown Hayes Elizabeth Douglass Hunting Marcia Lockamy Lewis Kemper Holt Lillard Susan “Rusty” Moorefield McPherson Joe Vanderdys Tom Wheeler 1980-89 Sharon Rumpf Bellamy Judy Theuer Brown Anne Bryant Delano Russell Miller Mark Patton Mike Rodgers Jimmy Warren 1990-99 Dana King Keane Jennifer Alexander Keeley Dave Sterrett Angie Gibson Van Manen 2000 Randy Berry Alex Johnson


(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 Barbara Anderson Linnea 2012 John & Kyle Arrowood Quinn Current student Marc Ashley Mariah Non-graduate Hal Brown & Deanna Cox Eli Non-graduate Bonnie Burke Liz 2007 Richard Burke Liz 2007 Alice Calabrese Patrick 2011 Marshall & Peggy Frank Meredith 2008 Jon & Judy Groesbeck Cade 2014 Xianpeng He & Xuhui Niu Xinyi “Amy” Current student Xinyue “Tracy” Non-graduate David & Andrea Hilliard Alec 2001 Jerry & Barbara Johnson Crissy Non-graduate Richard & Susan Jolliffe Brennan 2014 Will & Blanche Jones Sallie Current student Wayne & Dena Landsman Alexa 2006 M. A. Lunsford Andrew Non-graduate Guangfan Mai & Anne Wei Yuyi “Kris” 2014 Edd & Pam McDevitt Gwen 2002 Michael & Jackie Mickiewicz Doug 2004 Richard & JoAnne Mueller Stephanie 2002 Karl & Becky Muenzenmayer Rachel (deceased) 1986 Ed & Carolyn Patton Mark 1984 Dan 1987 George & Leslie Pelton Geoff (deceased) Non-graduate Jackie Rustigian Loriann Non-graduate Dan & Kim Slemp Amanda 2006 John & Kimberly Tamminen Josh Current student Ken & Patricia Thomas Courtney 2006 Dejun Yao & Yan Yuan Jason Non-graduate

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

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. Hal & Marjorie Eaton 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. & Stella Todd Endowed Memorial Scholarship 16. Harry & Patsy Williams Endowed Scholarship Total Endowment May 31, 2014 - $2,435,428 Total Endowment May 31, 2013 - $2,204,628 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, 2013 to May 31, 2014. 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 $183,021.82 Endowed Funds $ 44,800.00 Scholarship $123,000.00 Hough Dormitory Renovation $ 72,000.00 Capital Improvement Projects $ 28,734.00 Virginia Baptist Mission Board $ 43,653.21 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 Foundtion Virginia Baptist Foundation Harold & Millie Wingate

Oak Hill Society

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

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

Alumni Weekend 2014

Another great Alumni Weekend was held July 18-20 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 began with a brief memorial service to honor alumni who had passed during the previous year. The tolling of the school 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 1719, 2015!

Alumni News John Edwards – ‘84 2603 Pershing Avenue Richmond, VA 23228 Mirlin Douglas Isaac Moorefield – ‘84 111 Eastmoreland Drive Rochester, NY 14620 Mirlin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in 2014. He double majored in history and religion. He is currently attending the State University of New York at Brockport where he is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in history. Michelle Clary Moore – ‘87 2103 November Court, NE Acworth, GA 30102 Jason Gilliam-Alexander – ‘91 P. O. Box 551718 Miami Gardens, FL 33055

Janie Parsons Griffith – ‘96 918 Sweet Gale Drive Durham, NC 27704 Akeem Harvey – ‘04 5473 Southwest 100 Loop Ocala, FL 34476 Ashley Braxton – ‘08 7969 NC Highway 65 Summerfield, NC 27358


Ollie Halsey Everts – ‘47 Harold Dean Wilson – ‘52 Leslie Rhodes – ‘74 Ed Sheffey – ‘96

“Over the Hill Alumni” Gang The 2014 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 cleaned the white fence along the main drive. 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 Harvey, and Ron and Joan Anderson. 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! 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 2015 work week will be July 1317!

$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 2014-2015 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, 2014

1980-1989 Mike Rodgers

1940-1949 Gwyn Halsey Shirley Halsey Hash

Alton Vick Susan Worsham Vick Nila Stevens Wehrenberg Judy Thacker Williams

1950-1959 Barrie Ann Brown Rex Halsey Nancy Brown Jackson Glenna Halsey Morton Doris Wilson Patteson

2000-2009 1970-1979 Randy Berry Kenny Bowen Steve Bowen Jim Herchenrider Barbara Page Suzanne Aderholt Sebenaler George Zalaquett

1960-1969 Ronnie Anderson Tom Barnard Billy Ray Cameron Keith Flory Jo Ann Watkins Harvey John Hoffman Don Krauss Cyndy Cahill LoMonaco Bill Minson Russell Montgomery Larry Owens George Pelton Leslie Sims Pelton Otis Reamy Harry Sink Sarah Ussery Sink Ernie Surles Maxine Smith Swontek Ted Ussery


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ic The President’s Welcome to OHA Picnic was held Saturday, September 6th 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 First Annual Homecoming January 31, 2015 We are pleased to announce our First Annual Homecoming event to be held on campus January 31, 2015. The one-day event will occur in conjunction with the home Gold Team game against Prominence Academy. All alumni and former students are welcome to participate in the happenings of the day. Tentative plans include a campus wide homecoming parade (alumni are encouraged to be creative by making small scale floats or a themed marching group) and pregame tailgating for both alumni and current students. Oak Hill’s food service, Meriwether-Godsey, will provide main course selections. Alumni classes or groups may participate by providing a favorite tailgating staple to share. There will be reserved seating at the basketball game for all alumni and their families. All former students attending will receive a special inaugural homecoming t-shirt designed by current OHA students. Specific times and details will follow soon. Mark your calendars now and plan to join the fun January 31, 2015!

Gold Team News – 2014-2015 Season Outlook Expectations are always high as we start a new basketball season at Oak Hill Academy. This year is no exception.  The 2014-15 Warriors are deep and talented.  6’7” senior Tony Anderson, 7-0” junior Rodney Miller, 5’11” senior Terrence Phillips, and 6’9” junior Khadim Sy give the Warriors four outstanding returning players from last year’s 41-4 team that finished the 2013-14 season ranked #3 nationally.  New incoming seniors are 6’6” Dwayne Bacon, 6’5” Andrew Fleming, 6’10” Daniel Giddens, and 6’5” Joshua Reaves.  Underclassmen newcomers are 6’7” junior Joe Hampton and 6’1” sophomore Lindell Wigginton.  Together they make this Warrior team the deepest squad since the 2012 National Championship team. Coach Steve Smith is entering his 30th year as the head coach of Oak Hill.  The Warriors will play teams from over a dozen different states while traveling to ten states, in addition to multiple games in Virginia, to once again take on the nation’s toughest high school schedule.  The highlights of this season will be:  the Marshall County Hoopfest in Benton, Kentucky; the Iolani Prep Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Missouri; the Nike Extravaganza in Santa Ana, California; the Heartland Hoops Classic in Grand Island, Nebraska; and the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, the home of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The Warriors anticipate the start of the season on October 31.  They look forward to the challenge that awaits and expect great results.

2014-2015 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 1 Saturday Faith Baptist Christian Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 4 Tuesday Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC 7:00pm 7 Friday Covenant Christian Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 8 Saturday Capitol Christian Academy, Washington, DC 3:00pm 11 Tuesday 22 Ft. Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 13 Thursday High Point Christian Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 14-15 Fri-Sat Phenom Hoop Classic Lewisville, NC Fri-Victory Christian 7:30pm Sat-Forsyth Country Day 7:30pm 17 Monday Grundy Mountain Mission Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 20 Thursday Comenius School Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm December 3 Wednesday Dreher High School Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 5-6 Fri-Sat Marshall County Hoopfest Benton, KY Fri-Memphis White Station, TN 4:00pm Sat-Our Savior, NY 6:00pm 8 Monday Moravian Prep Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 11 Thursday Evelyn Mack Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 13 Saturday Paul VI Catholic HS, VA Washington, D.C. TBA 15-20 Mon-Sat Iolani Prep Classic (4 games) Honolulu, HI TBA January 7 Wednesday Australian National Team Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 8 Thursday Elite One Academy, AZ Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 10 Saturday Hamilton HS, TN Memphis, TN 3:00pm 12 Monday Word of God Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 15-17 Thur-Sat Bass Pro Tournament (3 games) Springfield, MO TBA 19 Monday Villa Angela-St. Josephs Springfield, MA 1:30pm 21 Wednesday Carlisle School Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 22 Thursday Veritas Christian Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 23 Friday Grundy Mountain Mission Bristol, VA 8:00pm 24 Saturday Cape Henry Collegiate Roanoke, VA 8:00pm 28 Wednesday Mt. Vernon HS, NY Beckley, WV 7:30pm 30 Friday Bull City Prep Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 31 Saturday Prominence Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm February 4 Wednesday Carlisle School Rocky Gap, VA 7:00pm 6-7 Fri-Sat Nike Extravaganza Santa Ana, CA Fr-Sierra Canyon HS TBA Sat-Bishop O’Dowd 7:15pm 9 Monday Hamilton Heights Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 11 Wednesday Riverside Christian Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 12 Thursday Quality Education Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 14 Saturday Heartland Hoops Classic Grand Island, NE Omaha South HS 8:00pm 17 Tuesday Grundy Mountain Mission Grundy, VA 7:00pm 20 Friday Elite Prep Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 21 Saturday Life Center Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 24 Tuesday Mt. Zion Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 27 Friday Georgia Prep Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm 28 Saturday Genesis Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA 7:00pm March 3 Tuesday Southwest Christian 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

Anatomical Models (3 needed) $200-$600 ec Laptops for teachers $750 ec Smart Boards for Classrooms $3,000 - $5,000 ec Minivan for Student Activities $20,000 6 Horse Trailer $22,000 12-Passenger Van for Student Activities $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 Faculty Professional Development Fund Fund to Increase Faculty Salaries

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

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

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

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