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OHA Soccer participates in tournament

The Fall Soccer Team of Oak Hill Academy traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee, last Friday and Saturday to participate in a soccer tournament at Providence Academy. The Blue Ridge Classic tournament included schools from Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Warriors gained valuable experience, and played well, with all their matches being close.

Thanks to Mr. Rodgers for the photos.

Oak Hill Academy Volleyball gets started with strong outing!

The Oak Hill Academy girls’ volleyball team made an excellent showing in its first match of the year, a home contest with Cornerstone Christian Academy out of Abingdon, Virginia. The Lady Warriors got off to a good start, keeping pace with the Lions of Cornerstone, but they lost the first two sets. Spurred on by an enthusiastic home crowd, the OHA girls found their footing and came back strong with wins in the third and fourth sets, forcing the fifth. The Warriors came up a little short in the end, dropping the match to the Lions.

Coach Eddie Knudsen said he liked the energy in the gym; that the team fed off that. He added, “I’m proud of the girls for how they fought back after losing the first two sets.” Fight on, Lady Warriors!

The President’s “Welcome to OHA” Picnic

Dr. and Mrs. Groves greeted each student and staff member at the beginning of the “Welcome to Oak Hill Academy” picnic on Saturday evening, September 2nd. After dinner, the community divided into advisory groups to compete in a variety of games, including the great puzzle challenge, corn hole, Play-Doh sculpting, the “Where are They From” quiz, and the always spirited Cookie Face Race. Welcome to your Oak Hill Academy!

Thanks for the pictures, Ms. Sargent, Yearbook staff, and Mr. Hill.

OHA gets Back to School!

On a sunny August morning, student and staff of Oak Hill Academy gathered for the opening-of-school Convocation. Dr. Groves shared some of the history and heritage of Oak Hill Academy and how each of us has a part to play in the Oak Hill story. We are all pieces of the puzzle. Where will you fit in?

Thanks for the photos, Ms. Sargent!

Oak Hill Academy Students Assist in NASA Research at CalTech This Summer

Alice and Mikun (back row) work with a team to analyze data collected by the Spitzer Space Telescope


Mr. Gary Duranko, a recent hire in the Oak Hill Academy Math and Science departments, chaperoned a recent exciting trip for two of our students, Alice and Mikun, to The California Institute of Technology this summer.  The Oak Hill Academy trio is now part of a team of teachers and students from around the United States that are doing groundbreaking research with a NASA astronomer using data collected by the Spitzer Space Telescope.  Seeking to identify trants arsitional stages in star or galaxy development, the world-renowned telescope is used to analyze large portions of the sky using infa-red wavelengths.

The team worked 8 hour days at the Spitzer Science Center on CalTech’s campus where the Institute’s engineers work with NASA.  The team got a complete overview of the research project, learned about the software programs in use, and toured the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that controls several NASA satellites and missions.  Being tourists in the area, they also briefly took in the sites along Hollywood Boulevard and ate at the Hard Rock Cafe!

Oak Hill Academy around the country!

The project will be ongoing and, while school is in session this year, Alice and Mikun (with Mr. Duranko’s support) will meet once weekly to look at data and pictures taken by Spitzer.  They will continue to categorize data in preparation for a presentation at the next American Astronomical Society meeting in January, 2018 just outside of Washington, D.C.  Oak Hill Academy is pleased to announce that our science curriculum will now include an Astronomy class and a newly founded Astronomy Club should prove very popular.  Our location, far from the light pollution found in more densely populated areas, should prove a huge advantage to our sky-watchers.

Oak Hill Academy ends summer session with 3 new alumni!

The 2017 summer session of Oak Hill Academy finished up this week with a picnic dinner at Mississippi Pavilion in Noonkester Park on Thursday, and final exams Friday. Following exams Friday morning, the OHA community gathered for the closing assembly, in which our 3 new graduates were recognized and awarded their diplomas. Congratulations and happy summer!

OHA Summer Students start Week Two

Firmly into the groove of summer academics, Oak Hill Academy students find time to relax, shoot some hoops, play soccer, and take advantage of our dramatic mountain scenery.

Thanks to our students for some downtime photos, and to Mr. Crede for the shots of the hike on nearby Mount Jefferson, NC.

Contact Information

Oak Hill Academy
2635 Oak Hill Rd.
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia 24363

Phone Number  276-579-2619

Administrative Office Fax Number  276-579-4722

Academic Office Fax Number  276-579-2618

Ms. Cyndie Richardson

Director of Girls’ Resident Life
Mrs. Katherine Crede

Director of Boys’ Resident Life
Mr. Gary Crede

Director of Financial Affairs
Mrs. Rhonda Bowen

Student Expense Accounts
Mrs. Paula Phelps

Student Tuition Accounts
Mrs. Laura Phipps

Transportation Coordinator
Mrs. Regina Cooper

Director of Counseling
Mrs. Joy Groves

Academy Nurse
Mrs. Lynne Ham
Mrs. Betsy Anders

For additional contact info., visit the Faculty & Staff Directory.