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.
A contingent of travelers from Oak Hill Academy spent part of Spring Break on an educational tour of Spain. The journey took seven students and two faculty member chaperones to six cities. Kudos to our student adventurers for taking advantage of this opportunity to broaden their experience with international travel!
Thanks to Mr. Moseley for organizing the trip, and to Ms. Tobin and Mr. Moseley for accompanying the group.
Read more about the trip here.
In response to continuous inquiries into what makes up a typical day at Oak Hill Academy, we are producing some short videos highlighting various parts of the school day. Earlier, you saw how we begin the day together heading into homeroom in the Chapel. Today, I wanted to share with you our classrooms and how those look and feel. I grabbed my video equipment and spent, literally 15 minutes, popping into various classrooms to capture a slice of the experience of being in our school building. The results are a video that, while not dramatically shot, shows an honest, real look at our school day on The Hill.
Our teachers treat their small classrooms as their living rooms. Through this video, you may be able to see the personalities and teaching styles with which our students engage each day. You are invited to take a walk with me through the English Academic Building, on the campus of Oak Hill Academy, in the small Blue Ridge Mountain town of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Something special is happening here.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals Tournament announced yesterday that Oak Hill Academy’s Gold basketball team will defend its national title in the tournament March 30-April 1, 2017, in New York. The Warriors (seeded 5th) will play 4-seed Findlay Prep of Nevada in the first round on Thursday, March 30. The game will be played at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, NY, at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPNU. See USA Today’s story about the tournament field here.
The Gold Team of Oak Hill Academy closed out the regular season at home with a 91-39 win over York Prep Academy of Rock Hill, South Carolina, on March 8, 2017.
Congratulations to the Warriors for another outstanding season. On to New York and the Dick’s Nationals!
Scoring for the Warriors:
Lindell Wigginton – 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists;
Devontae Shuler – 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists;
Matt Coleman – 13 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists;
Billy Preston – 11 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists;
David McCormack – 8 points, 6 rebounds;
Kenny Nwuba – 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist;
Eddy Kayoloud – 8 points, 6 rebounds;
Ty-Shon Alexander – 7 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists;
Josh Hemmings – 5 points, 2 rebounds
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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