On April 12th, Oak Hill Academy hosted a show by John Greene, a magician, mentalist, and hypnotist. Mr. Greene took an academic approach to his performance, telling us at every step what he was doing and how. But even though he armed us with some knowledge and forewarning, what he did was still quite mysterious and entertaining! He started with some sleight-of-hand magic, then moved to some “mind reading.” Then came the hypnosis, which involved some 20 volunteers from our staff and students. Mr. Greene relaxed his participants, and eventually had a stage full of subjects who looked and responded like they were “under.” With his hypnotic voice, he put the crew through a series of amusing scenarios, leading their actions with his suggestions. The antics were increasingly absurd, and boisterously funny. Audience members and hypnosis participants left amazed, not sure what they just saw and experienced, but certain that it was a lot of fun! Thanks for a memorable evening, John Greene!
As you may have heard, this year’s Leadership Group launched the Oak Hill Academy Sustainability Initiative to cultivate a campus culture of responsible use of resources. The initial phase of introducing recycling efforts to dorm life have proven successful. As a follow up, the Leadership Group distributed water bottles to the student body to discourage our use of disposable water bottles that are prevalent on so many campuses. Thanks to our Athletic Department’s relationship with Gatorade, we were able to provide high-quality, branded bottles for our students to use throughout the day and as part of campus life. We appreciate Coach Smith and Gatorade for their generous support of this project! A special thanks also to the Leadership Group for continuing to shape our mindfulness about responsible use of resources at Oak Hill.
During music class recently, some students stay hydrated with the new bottles.
Each day, after school, our Alumni Campus Store opens and a lot of clubs and activities are happening. Our kids also have personal business like checking their mail, attending SAT prep class, and checking in with teachers. It’s a busy time. But it is also a friendly, social time. The conversation on the school store deck had turned to, of all things, the ice cream trucks of our childhood (I’m sure it had a lot to do with the weather turning decidedly warm and tons of ice cream being purchased from our store). Sensing an opportunity for our kids to show their personality and some light-heartedness, I grabbed my iPhone and started filming. Not everything we do at Oak Hill Academy is as serious as SAT prep class!
Congratulations to Mikun A., OHA’s newest Student of the Week!
Mikun was nominated with the following recommendation:
“Mikun possesses a mature attitude toward his studies; he challenges himself with each assignment and participates daily with insightful comments in class. He demonstrates responsibility by keeping up with grades while participating in several extra-curriculars such as soccer, leadership, debate, social issues forum, and the junior class project.”
For this honor, the Principal’s Office regularly solicits nominations from faculty and staff of students who have made notable contributions to Oak Hill Academy campus life.
Oak Hill Academy inducted eight new members into its chapter of the National Honor Society today. Sponsors Mrs. Richardson and Mr. Hebold spoke about the qualifications necessary to become a member. Current members Chris and Oliver highlighted the four pillars of the organization: Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Service. The eight students inducted were Nahum, Mikun, Carritah, Aidan, Alex, Bolu, Josh and Camden. Congratulations!
The Boys’ Tennis Team of Oak Hill Academy opened its 2017 season with a match against neighboring Ashe Co. High School in W. Jefferson, NC, yesterday. The Warriors, coached by Mr. Allen, went hard but lost 4-5.
Thanks to Ms. Sargent and Lauren O. for the photos.
The Oak Hill Academy Spring Soccer season got underway with a home game against the WV Kings last Saturday. The Warriors, coached by Mr. Doane, won the hard-fought contest 4-3.
Although it has 31 days, March was a short month for the Oak Hill Academy community, as we were on Spring Break for two weeks March 10-27. Even so, March saw a lot of action, including the antics of the last Spirit Days, the wrap-up of regular season basketball, a presentation by a recent alumnus, senior devotions, a trip for swimming, and a performance by the Praise Band. A group of students took an educational trip to Spain before we reconvened on campus to close out the month. Getting back to work, post-break March was also the time for spring sports to begin. And we had to throw in a shot of Ms. Bronson’s adorable nephew, napping Warrior-style!
Thanks to Mr. Rodgers, the yearbook staff, Ms. Bronson, Mrs. Groves and Mr. Moseley for their photo contributions to this month’s slideshow.
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
Mrs. Regina Cooper
Director of Counseling
Mrs. Joy Groves
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