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Brunswick Academy First Day of 2018-19 School Year

Brunswick Academy's First Day of School on August 14th, 2018.
 

 

Siblings, Carter (11th Grade) & Reagan (10th Grade) Saunders
 
 
Kindergartener, Holland Council
 
 
4th Grader, Koen Morris
 
 
The Class of 2019's LAST FIRST DAY

Landon Edwards is getting used to having a locker in 6th grade.

Brunswick Academy Class of 2019 Senior-First Grade March

Brunswick Academy held one of their oldest traditions on Wednesday, August 15th.  The Senior- First Grade March has been done at B.A. for many years.  Each Senior introduces their First Grade friend. Pictured is the B.A. Class of 2019 and their First Grade friends, the B.A. Class of 2030.

BA's Slayten Farmer to Play Baseball at PDCCC

Front Row:  (L-R) Deborah Owen,  Brunswick Academy Interim Head of School, Becky Farmer, Slayten Farmer and Brittney Weidman, Head  of the Upper School; Back Row: (L-R) Dwayne Farmer and David Mitchell, Coach, Paul D. Camp Community College

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Slayten Farmer has signed a letter of intent to play Baseball at Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin. He is  a member of the Brunswick Academy Class of 2018, has been recruited as either a Catcher or 1st Baseman.  

Slayten is the son of Dwayne and Becky Farmer of Lawrenceville ,and  the Grandson of Judy and Sammy Clary of Lawrenceville and Gertrude Wheeler of Gasburg.

BRUNSWICK ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

6th Six Weeks, 2nd Semester, and End of Year (Bold denotes students in the Honors Program)

THIRD GRADE – 6th Six Weeks – All A – Grayson Newsome, A & B Honor Roll – Jud Farmer, Harrison Grizzard, Alexis Haught, Lilly Ibrahim, Lacey Jamison, Mallory Lewis, Koen Morris, Arya Patel, Kennedi Roberts.

THIRD GRADE – 2nd Semester – All A – Grayson Newsome, A & B Honor Roll – Jud Farmer, Harrison Grizzard, Alexis Haught, Lilly Ibrahim, Lacey Jamison, Mallory Lewis, Koen Morris, Arya Patel, Kennedi Roberts, Grayson Thomas.

THIRD GRADE – END OF YEAR – All A – Grayson Newsome, A & B Honor Roll – Jud Farmer, Harrison Grizzard, Alexis Haught, Lilly Ibrahim, Lacey Jamison, Mallory Lewis, Maddison McAden, Koen Morris, Arya Patel, Kennedi Roberts, Grayson Thomas.

FOURTH GRADE – 6th Six Weeks – All A – Bayne Carroll, Aubrey Corum, Rickey Grassel, Riley Griffin.

A & B Honor Roll – Bryce Abernathy, Saige Coker, Olivia Evans, Landon Jennings, Emily King, Mason Hardy, Cali Pegram, Nathan Talbert, Kylie Walker.

FOURTH GRADE – 2nd SEMESTER – All A – Bayne Carroll, Aubrey Corum, Ricky Grassel, Riley Griffin, Emily King, Kylie Walker.  A & B Honor Roll – Bryce Abernathy, Saige Coker, Olivia Evans, Mason Hardy, Landon Jennings, Langley Keefe, Cali Pegram, Nathan Talbert.

FOURTH GRADE – END OF YEAR – All A – Bayne Carroll, Aubrey Corum, Ricky Grassel, Riley Griffin, Emily King, Kylie Walker.  A & B Honor Roll – Bryce Abernathy, Saige Coker, Olivia Evans, Mason Hardy, Landon Jennings, Langley Keefe, Makenzie Leemon, Cali Pegram, Mankirit Singh, Nathan Talbert.

Head of School’s List – All A’s

Grade 9:   Tyler Creedle, Hunter Greene, Meredith Lucy, Brady Talbert, Christian Williams;

Grade 10:  Katie-Lynn Chandler, Jacob Farmer, Sadler Lundy, Emily Robertson;

Grade 11Taylor Capps, Morgan Moore, Jonathan Paul, Lucy Smith, Hannah Waller, Courtney Walton;

Grade 12:  Benjamin Lewis; John Myrick; Halie Dru Sadler.

(*Dual Enrollment students qualify at the end of the semester.)

“A” & “B” Honor Roll

Grade 9:   Brysen Diefert, C. K. Greene III, Seong (Peter) Jung, Jun-Young (Jun) Park, Kyle Powell, Naomi Sadler, Nelia Washburn;

Grade 10:  William Bryant, Jr., Parker Burke, Kyleigh Capps, Peyton Coleman, Hart Creedle, Joseph Fajna, Logan Hyde, Morgan Jamison, Paige Jennings, SuttonMontgomery, Katelyn Ottaway, Reanna Powers, Davis Roberts,Kyle Tanner, Katie Wright;

Grade 11:  Savannah Greene, Jinheng (Jacob) Hu;

Grade 12:   Slayten Farmer, Claire Gregory, Matthew Harrison, Sarah Poarch, Yuwei (Tiffany) Wang, Blake Washburn.

(*Dual Enrollment students qualify at the end of the semester.)

Brunswick Academy Graduation

    

    

Baccalaureate Service will be held in the Brunswick Academy Gymnasium on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Reverend Dan Jarrell of  New Hope Baptist Church in South Hill, Virginia.  Commencement Exercises will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Thirty-four seniors will be graduating. The valedictorian is Zachary Earle Clary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Clary of Bracey.  The salutatorian is Sydney Nicole Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robertson of Lawrenceville.  Zachary Clary will be attending the College of William and Mary.  Sydney Robertson will be attending James Madison University.

There will be two other honor graduates at this year’s graduation.  They are Heather Dianne Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Thompson of  Emporia and Benjamin Wilson Lewis, son of Mrs. Tracy Lee of Jarratt and Mr. F. W. Lewis of Stony Creek. Heather Thompson will be attending the University of Virginia. Benjamin Lewis will be attending Marymount Manhattan College. 

Seventeen seniors are children of Brunswick Academy alumni.

MAY 2018 BA STUDENT OF THE MONTH JACKSON OWEN COMBS

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that JACKSON OWEN COMBS has been chosen the May 2018 Student of the Month. Jackson, a senior, is the son of Mark and Kerrie Combs of Emporia.  He has one sister, Olivia, also a student at Brunswick Academy. Jackson has played JV and Varsity Football, (Captain) and Varsity Baseball (Captain).  He has received multiple All Conference awards while playing sports at Brunswick Academy.   He was a member of the Student Council Organization and the Spanish Club.   

Jackson is a member of Boy Scout Troop #232 of Purdy.  He has attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  He is an active member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Emporia.  He reads scripture during services and has attended 5 mission trips with the youth group at church. 

Jackson loves to play golf, hunt and go to Lake Gaston.  He recently joined a kickball team with his classmates. 

He will attend West Virginia University in the fall where he plans to major in Forest Resource Management.

MAY 2018 BA STUDENT OF THE MONTH MATTHEW TYLER HARRISON

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Matthew Tyler Harrison has been chosen the May 2018 Student of the Month.  Matthew, a senior, is the son of Matthew and Patricia Harrison of Warfield.   Matthew has played JJV, JV and Varsity Basketball while at Brunswick Academy.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, The BA Honor Council, Latin Club and Junior Beta Club. 

Harrison works tirelessly in his family business, Nottoway Restaurant.  In his spare time, Matthew enjoys fishing, the beach and any outdoor activity. 

He will attend Southside Virginia Community College for two years and then transfer to Virginia Tech.  He plans to major in Business Administration and Management.

Aprill 2018 BA Student of the Month - Benjamin Wilson Lewis

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Benjamin Wilson Lewis has been chosen the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for April. 2018.  Ben, a senior is the son of F.W. Lewis of Stony Creek and Mrs. Tracy Lee of Jarratt. Ben has one sister, Madison, who is a Brunswick Academy graduate and one step-brother, Ryan Lee. 

Ben is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigourous and challenging program of studies.  Consistently, he has made the honor roll. 

Since the seventh grade, Ben has been chosen to be his Class President.  He is a member of Junior Beta Club, President of the National Honor Society, Vice-President of the SCO and Secretary of the Honor Council. 

He participates in AVA Forensics and has received numerous awards since 9th grade. He was the recipient of the BA Varsity Forensics award in 10th and 11th grade.   He took first place in the State of Virginia for the Riparian Woman’s Club Poetry Contest in 2013.

Ben has been a nine-year member and stage manager of the Brunswick Academy Theatre.  He has held roles in various productions and this year he was the co-star in the production of White Christmas.     

Since the 8th grade, Ben has been a member of the Junior Classical League (Latin Club).   Within this group he has held the position of Philanthropic chair, Vice-President and currently Co-President.   Ben was a three-year member of the Brunswick Academy Scholastic Bowl team and a three-year member of the Yearbook staff.    Ben led the Public Relations Committee for Brunswick Academy’s “Lone Star Relief Effort” to provide aid for those persons affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  

Ben was a Junior Marshal and received the “I Dare You” Award for Leadership at last year’s graduation.   He will be an Honor Graduate for the Class of 2018.  

In his spare time, Ben takes piano lessons and is a counselor for children for Grades K-5 at the YMCA of Greensville-Emporia.  He was chosen employee of the Month at the YMCA. 

Ben will attend the Honor’s Program at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.  He will major in Cinema, Television and Emerging Media. 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH KARLY HALL BLACKWELL MARCH 2018

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Karly Hall Blackwell has been chosen the March 2018 Student of the Month.  Karly, a senior, is the daughter of Kevin (Class of 1975) and Terri Blackwell of Dolphin.  She has two sisters, MacKenzie (BA Class of 2011) and Kelly (BA Class of 2013). 

Karly is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigourous and challenging program of studies.  This year she has been taking dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College, as well as her upper-school classes at Brunswick Academy. 

Regarding academics, she is a member of National Honor Society (Treasurer) and is the Class of 2018 Treasurer.  She has also been a member of the Student Council Organization, Brunswick Academy Honor Council and Spanish Club. 

Throughout her years of attending Brunswick Academy, Karly has participated in athletics, both at the JJV, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.  She has been a member of the Volleyball team and the JV and Varsity Cheerleading Squad.  She has been a Captain of the Cheerleading Squad and has earned the Most Valuable player award and The Coach’s Award.  Karly has also been a member of the JV and Varsity Softball teams and was awarded All Academic. 

Karly currently works at Trinity Custom Apparel in South Hill and has been of member of the Appalachian Service Project at her local church.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the Rappahannock River in her spare time. 

She has been accepted to James Madison University, Virginia Tech, Radford University and Coastal Carolina University.  She plans to major in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

CONGRATULATIONS,WAY TO GO KARLY!

Lady Vikings defeat Amelia Academy 12-0

Emily Roberts threw her second no-hitter of the year against Amelia on Monday, March 26.  Emily allowed one baserunner when she walked a batter in the third inning.  She struck out 13 of the 16 batters she faced. 

Amelia has not had softball in several years and it showed. They just did not have pitching that could throw strikes.  The score would have been a lot worse if we had not backed off after we scored 10 runs in the first inning. 

Leading hitters

Jamie Saunders 2 for 2    RBI

Peyton Coleman  2 for 3  triple   3 RBI

Kelsey Holloway 1 for 3     RBI

Karly Blackwell  1 for 2   RBI

Skylar Capps   1 for 1     RBI

Lady Vikings Overtake KIPP 15-0

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the Lady Vikings hosted Kipp Tech from Gaston, NC.  We had heard they had a new softball program. We did not know what to expect.  Three of our varsity players were attending the Model General Assembly (MGA) in Richmond. The decision was made to pull 2 of our best JV players to play this Varsity game rather than reschedule.  One of my varsity pitchers, Jamie Saunders was attending MGA and the other, Emily Roberts, had been sick and did not attend school on Thursday.   Starting the game was Sydney Paul, a left-handed JV pitcher, and Alyssa Rivas, JV catcher.

Sydney pitched a great game only allowing 3 hits while striking out 5.  Alyssa blocked all the balls doing a great job behind the plate.   Kipps’ pitching was not very good and I was proud of how our girls adjusted.   The highlight of the game was Senior Kelsey Holloway’s hitting a inside the park grand slam homerun.

Leading hitters

Kelsey Holloway 2 for 3    Grand slam   4 RBI

Alyssa Revis     3 for 3

Peyton Coleman 2 for 3      2 RBI

Paige Jennings   2 for 3      2 RBI

Bailey Edwards   2 for 2        RBI      SAC bunt

Sydney Paul          2 for 3     2 RBI     double

Allie Pope            2 for 2       RBI        Double

Karly Blackwell   1 for 3       2 RBI

Naomi Sadler      RBI      

Lady Vikings Win Opening Games

The Lady Vikings opened their 2018 Varsity Softball season at the Dinwiddie Sports Complex on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

The Lady Vikings first game was against Norfolk Academy.  Eighth grader, Emily Roberts was handed the ball to pitch not only our first game of the season, but also her first varsity game.  Emily did great pitching a 6 inning No-hitter.  She struck out 9 batters and only threw 61 pitches. 

Emily got plenty of help from her infield with their great fielding of the ground balls.  Outfielder and Senior Karly Blackwell saved Emily’s no-hitter in the 5th inning with a diving catch in left field.  That catch should have been on the ESPN highlights.  The Lady Vikings bats were full of opening day hits to win the game 10 to 0.

Hitting leaders were:

Peyton Coleman:  2 for 3, 2 triples, 2 RBI

Naomi Sadler:  2 for 2, 1 triple, 2 RBI

Kelsey Holloway:  2 for 3, 1 triple

Paige Jennings:  1 for 3

Skylar Capps:  1 for 2

Kyleigh Capps:  1 for 1, 1 RBI

Jamie Saunders:  4 RBI

Emily Roberts:  1 RBI

Lady Vikings Beat Collegiate School   15 – 4

Junior Jamie Saunders took the mound against Collegiate for our second game of the day.  Collegiate School is a stronger team than the Norfolk Academy team even though both are Division 1 schools.  Brunswick Academy is a Division 3 school.

Jamie pitched well allowing 6 hits while striking out 7. The top 4 hitters in our lineup made things a lot easier for Jamie.  Of course, Jamie is one of those hitters.

Leading hitters:

Jamie Saunders:  5 for 5, 2 doubles, triple, 3 RBI

Emily Roberts:  4 for 5, triple, Homerun, 6 RBI

Naomi Sadler:  4 for 5, double 2 Stolen bases, RBI

Peyton Coleman:  2 for 4, triple, homerun, 4 RBI

Kelsey Holloway:  1 for 5, RBI

2018 Lady Vikings Softball team:

Kelsey Holloway – Senior- Captain, Karly Blackwell – Senior, Jamie Sanders – Junior, Allie Pope – Junior, Skylar Capps – Junior, Bailey Edwards – Sophomore, Kyleigh Capps – Sophomore, Peyton Coleman – Sophomore – Captain, Paige Jennings – Sophomore, Naomi Sadler – Freshman, Emily Roberts – Eighth Grader

Brunswick Academy Upper School Honor Roll for Fourth 8 Weeks 2018

Fourth Six Weeks 2017-2018 Head of School’s List – All A’s

Grade 9

Tyler Creedle, Hunter Greene, Kyle Powell, and Brady Talbert;

Grade 10

Katie-Lynn Chandler, Jacob Farmer, Sadler Lundy, and Emily Robertson;

Grade 11

Taylor Capps, Savannah Greene, Daein (Dan) Kim, Jonathan Paul, Hannah Waller, and Courtney Walton;

Grade 12*

Halie Sadler

*Dual Enrollment students qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

A” & “B” Honor Roll

Grade 9

Aaryn Babb, Tanner Campbell, Madison Coker, Brysen Diefert, Seong-Hun (Peter) Jung, Meredith Lucy, Andrew Myrick, Jun-Young (Jun) Park, Naomi Sadler, Reagan Saunders, Kaitlyn Waller, Nelia Washburn, and Christian Williams;

Grade 10

William Bryant, Jr., Parker Burke, Hart Creedle, Reid Harrell, Logan Hyde, Morgan Jamison, Paige Jennings, Sutton Montgomery, Davis Roberts, Kyle Tanner, and Katie Wright;

Grade 11

Hunter Hastings, Guanxi (Will) He, Jinheng (Jacob) Hu, Morgan Moore, and Lucy Smith;

Grade 12*

Claire Gregory, Jeb Redman, Yuwei (Tiffany) Wang, Slayten Farmer, Matthew Harrison, Benjamin Lewis, and John Myrick;

*Dual Enrollment students qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Exxon-Mobil Grant to Brunswick Academy

Brunswick Academy received a $1,000 grant from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance.  This grant is given to selected schools across the country in communities served by Exxon or Mobil stations.  The grant was made possible by funding from Exxon Mobil Corporation in conjunction with Parker Oil Company.  Mr. Ed Low of Parker Oil Company presented the check to our Head of School, Mrs. Cheryl Bowen.

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH HEATHER DIANNE THOMPSON JANUARY 2018

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Heather Dianne Thompson has been chosen the January 2018 Student of the Month.  Heather, a senior, is the daughter of Chris and Kristine Thompson of Emporia. Her father is also a graduate of Brunswick Academy.   She has one sister, Lauren, a Brunswick Academy graduate.   She is the Granddaughter of Mrs. Judy Houchins, Billy Houchins and William C. (Bug) and Dianne Thompson of Emporia. 

Heather is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigourous and challenging program of studies.  This year she has been taking dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College, as well as her upper-school classes at Brunswick Academy. 

Regarding academics, she is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council Organization, Brunswick Academy Honor Council and the Hi-Y, where she currently serves at Vice-President.   Heather has attended Model General Assembly for three years and has been a House Representative and a bill presenter. 

Heather has been a member of the Junior Classical League (Latin Club).    Within this group, she has held the position of philanthropic chair for two years, Vice President and now President.  Her classmates have recognized Heather’s Leadership abilitities by selecting her to be their Class Vice-President for 3 years.  At the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017, she was a Brunswick Academy Junior Marshal.  At the annual awards assembly held in the spring of 2017, Heather received the William Mary Leadership Award. 

In addition to excelling in academics, throughout her years of attending Brunswick Academy, Heather has participated in athletics, both at the JJV, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.  She has been a member of the JJV, JV and Varsity Basketball teams.  She has been a captain and has received the Most Improved Award, Coach’s Award, All Tournament Team, Second Team All-Conference, All Academic as well as Most-Improved. 

Heather joined the volleyball team in the 6th grade and has played for seven years, serving also as Captain.  She has received Most Improved Award, Coach’s Award, Second Team All-Conference, All Academic, Coach’s Award and First Team All-Conference. She has also played JV Softball and Varsity Soccer. 

Since the Fourth grade, Heather has participated in programs of the Brunswick Academy Theatre.  For nine year she has acted in the follow productions:  Footloose, Grease, Signin’ in the Rain, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Little Women (Marmee), Once Upon a Mattress (Larkin) and Shrek (Fiona).  She has also participate in the Association of Virginia Academies (AVA) Forensics Program, Field Day and Arts Festival.  

Heather has applied to James Madison University, The University of Virginia, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The College of William and Mary, Liberty University and George Mason University.  

Heather enjoys dance, piano, the beach and spending time with her family and friends. 

CONGRATULATIONS! WAY TO GO HEATHER

Brunswick Academy Student to be on Food Network Kids Baking Championshop

Season Premieres Monday, January 1st at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network

Brunswick Academy Sixth Grader Bryn Montgomery will appear on the new season of Kids Baking Championship on Food Network.She is the daughter of Vin and Ann Montgomery of South Hill. Photo: Food Network

NEW YORK – November 29, 2017 – Food Network celebrates the New Year in a big way as Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldmanchallenge the skills of a dozen young bakers with major talent on a new season of Kids Baking Championship, premiering on Monday, January 1st at 9pm ET/PT. Over the course of ten episodes, the contestants (ranging in age from 10 to 13) compete in decadent dessert challenges designed to find the most impressive and creative kid baker in the country. To make it to the top tier of the competition, their baking skills and originality must measure up, as they whip up sweet treats such as cookies, ice cream, and doughnuts. Only one will take the cake and the sweet grand prize of $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion!

“The return of family-favorite Kids Baking Championship is the perfect sweet note to start the new year with creative confections and delicious desserts from extraordinary young bakers showing off their remarkable talents that will awe and inspire audiences,” said Courtney White, Senior Vice President Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. 

Throughout the ten-episode season, the kid contestants must tackle new confectionary challenges, from sweet dessert pizzas using traditional savory pizza toppings, to out-of-this-world desserts with freeze-dried astronaut approved ingredients, and to a new twist on the popular imposter dessert challenge featuring lunchbox favorites. On the premiere, the bakers must conquer cookie cakes, but when Duff and Valerie throw them a crazy curveball, one competitor melts under the pressure. On Monday, March 5th at 9pm ET/PT, the championship culminates as one talented baker will rise to the top in the grand finale.

Kids Baking Championship contestants include: Gareth Bennett (Gaithersburg, MD; age 10), Julia Betz (Key Biscayne, FL; age 12), Alex Czajka (Edmonton, AB; age 12), Beverly Hepler (Foster City, CA; age 10), Grady Holloway (Chesterfield, MO; age 11), Luke Jonsson (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; age 13), Linsey Lam (Closter, NJ; age 13), Abby Martin (Franklin, WI; age 13), Bryn Montgomery (South Hill, VA; age 11), Aditya Pillutla (Cary, NC; age 12), Michael Platt (Bowie, MD; age 11) and Soleil Thomas(Livingston, NJ; age 12).

Fans can join the baking banter on Twitter using #BakingChampionship, and can relive the most dramatic, creative, and adorable moments with video and photo highlights, at FoodNetwork.com/KidsBakingChampionship.  They can also go behind the scenes with Duff and Valerie, and discover more baking tips.

BRUNSWICK ACADEMY SENIOR LEAVES IT ALL ON THE COURT AND BECOMES A WINNER IN WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

There are some students who set the bar.  They work harder, show more passion and lead by example – in the classroom, on the court and within the community.  Wendy’s High School Heisman recently recognized Brunswick Academy senior, Heather Dianne Thompson of Emporia for her dedication to never cutting corners by naming her a winner in the scholarship program. 

Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection; honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students.  This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors. 

The Wendy’s High School Heisman was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994.  Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.  While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college. 

Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and received his GED.  Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.

Heather Thompson is the daughter of Chris and Kristine Thompson of Emporia.  She has played JJV, JV and Varsity Basketball, JV and Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Soccer and JV softball while at Brunswick Academy.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, Jr. Beta Club, Student Council Organization, Honor Council and BA Latin Club.  She has been an active member of the BA Theatre program with many leading roles.  Heather has also participated in the Model General Assembly program and received the College of William and Mary Leadership award.  Congratulations Heather.

2 BA Students Receive Outstanding Acheivement Award

Mr. Kenneth Clary, Secretary of the local chapter of Woodmen Life, visited Brunswick Academy to present two 5th Graders with the Woodman Life Outstanding Achievement Award. Dawson Clary received the Outstanding Achievement Award in History and Natalie Allen received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Reading/English. Mr. Clary presented them both with a certificate & a goodie bag which included a $25 Walmart gift card.

Pictured left to right - Mr. Kenneth Clary, Natalie Allen, Dawson Clary, and Mrs. Cheryl Bowen, Head of School

2017 BA Homecoming Royalty

Left to Right- 2016 Homecoming Queen, Shirlkay Poarch (‘16), Hermie Sadler ('82), father of Halie Sadler, 2017 Homecoming Queen, Halie Salder, Crown Bearer, Jaxon Farmer, Head of School, Cheryl Bowen (‘80), & Flower Girl, Aubriegh Washburn.

Sydney Robertson (Senior), Karly Blackwell (Senior), Halie Sadler (Senior, Homecoming Queen), & Alyssa Harper (Senior).

Brunswick Academy Homecoming 2017

Brunswick Academy will be holding their Homecoming 2017 on Friday, October 13th!  A delicious dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner plates include barbeque, Brunswick Stew, coleslaw, roll, dessert, and iced tea for $9.00, Stew bowls which includes one bowl of Brunswick Stew, roll, dessert, and iced tea for $7.00, and Kid's dinner that includes a hot dog, chips, dessert, and iced tea for $5.00. Take out plates are available. Brunswick Stew is available for  $8.00 per quart and BBQ for $8.00 per pound and will be located by the concession stand. (No orders will be taken in advance, but there are limited amounts being cooked).  

The Brunswick Academy Vikings take on the Grace Christian Warriors at 7:00 p.m.! The B.A. Homecoming Court will be announced and Homecoming Queen at halftime.  Alumni, don't forget to stop by the Alumni tent and Viking Spiritwear will be sold!  For more information, contact Ann Montgomery at 434-848-2220.

 

BA Welcomes New Faculty

New teachers join the Brunswick Academy Faculty this year. Front row (l to r) - Sharon O'Berry-2nd Grade, Tracy Frye-First Aid, Health, Driver's Ed, LS P.E., Nevine Powell-MS Science, Karolyn Hawthorne-Spanish. Back row (l to r) - Kendele Reamey-MS English, Sarah Moore-1st Grade, Tommy King-MS Social Studies/History, Cheryl Freeman-4th Grade, Sharon Propst-HS English.

Brunswick Academy also welcomes new staff member, Mrs. Brittney Weidman.  Mrs. Weidman is the new Director of Upper School and Student Activities.  

2017 BA Senior-First Grade March

Brunswick Academy held one of its oldest traditions on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Senior-First Grade March.  The Class of 2018 introduced the Class of 2029.  This tradition builds new friendships and is always one of the favorite days of the year!  

BA May 2017 Student of the Month

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Jared Ethan-Everette Utley has been chosen the May 2017 Student of the Month. Jared, a senior, is the son of Ben and Judy Utley of Alberta.  He has two brothers Will Utley and John Woodard, both graduates of Brunswick Academy.  Jared has played JV and Varsity Football, JV and Varsity Basketball, JV and Varsity Baseball and Varsity Soccer.  He is also a member of the Spanish Club, The BA Theatre Tech Crew and this year was a Big Vike to the Class of 2028. 

Jared has been a very active member of the Farmville District Youth Ministry.  This group participates in youth activities, fund raising projects and delivers pastoral care to churches within the district.  Jared is a also an active member of Bethel United Methodist in Alberta.

He will attend Southside Virginia Community College this fall.  He plans to further his education at Regent University’s combined ROTC program with Old Dominion University.  Jared plans to major in Religion and wants to be a Military Chaplain.    

WAY TO GO JARED! 

BA JV Softball Team Undefeated

The Brunswick Academy JV Softball team completed an undefeated 2017 season with a 19-0 record.  The Lady Vikings were victorious in the Virginia Colonial Conference championship with a win over Southampton Academy beating the Raiders with a score of 3-2. Seventh grader, Emily Roberts threw all seven innings and recorded seven strike outs. Seventh grader, Sydney Paul along with eighth graders, Melody Cox and Kaitlyn Waller, had RBI's to bank the win. This marks two consecutive years as the V.C.C. Regular and Tournament Champions with undefeated conference records. The JV Lady Vikings are coached by Amanda Hawthorne, Belinda Rivas  and Darlene Roberts.

Picture info : Front row (left to right): Shelby Rideout, Carleigh Jarratt,  Melody Cox, Naomi Sadler (C), Emily Roberts, Reanna Powers, Assistant Coach Belinda Rivas. 

Back row (left to right): Head Coach Amanda Hawthorne, Nelia Washburn, Kaitlyn Waller, Taylor Hill,  Alyssa Rivas, Sydney Paul, Cassidy Smith, Assistant Coach Darlene Roberts. 

Not pictured: Scorekeeper Angie Sadler,

Brunswick Academy Announces 2017 Honor Graduates

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that it will hold its 2017 Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Gymnasium where 22 graduates will receive their diplomas.  The traditional  Baccalaureate Service will also be held in the Gymnasium on Sunday May 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The guest speaker will be Reverend Bryson Smith, Lead Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Staunton, Virginia. 

     

The 2017 valedictorian is Samantha Kelsey Woyer (above left), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Woyer of Alberta. Miss Woyer will attend the University of Virginia.  William Howard Wright (above right) is the salutatorian and is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. William Wright of White Plains. Mr. Wright will attend North Carolina State University in the fall.

     Zihua Qu     Xuanjiang Guo

There will be three other honor graduates at this year’s commencement.  They are (pictured above, left to right) Mason Rylands Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Jones of Lawrenceville will attend the University of Virginia; Zihua Qu (Lesley), daughter of host family Ms. Kim Clary Williams of Lawrenceville will attend the University of California-Davis; and Xuanjiang Guo (Bob), son of host family, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Turner of Emporia will attend Perdue University in the fall.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH WILLIAM HUNTER ELLIOTT

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that William Hunter Elliott has been chosen the April 2017 Student of the Month.  Hunter, a senior, is son of Kay and Michael Elliott of Broadax.  He has one brother Colby, also a student at Brunswick Academy.

Hunter is in the BA Honors program and takes dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College.  He is a member of the National Honor Society (Sergeant at Arms), Honor Council, Latin Club and Spanish Club.  Last year, he was a Junior Marshall

Regarding athletics at Brunswick Academy, Hunter has played JV and Varsity Baseball, JV and Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball, Soccer and Cross Country.   He has also played travel basketball and Babe Ruth Baseball. 

Hunter is a member of the Boy Scouts of America with troop 221 in Lawrenceville.  He has been active since the 6th grade.  He just completed his Eagle Scout project which is a sign at the Sonny Wholey Park where he played Dixie Youth Baseball.  He has earned 37 merit badges as is a member of the Order of the Arrow. 

Hunter is a member of the Lawrenceville United Methodist church youth group.  Outside of school he enjoys hunting and fishing.  He is a member of 4-H Wildlife Club. 

Hunter applied to Lynchburg College, Radford University and Southside Community College.  He was accepted to all schools and plans to attend SVCC.    

WAY TO GO HUNTER!

Brunswick Academy Theatre presents Shrek The Musical

Brunswick Academy Theatre presents Shrek The Musical on Friday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. in the B.A. Gymnasium.  Tickets are on sale NOW - Adult tickets are $12.00 and Student tickets are $8.00  Don't miss this fun show and talented cast of students.  A great outing for the entire family! Call Kristine Thompson at 434-848-2220 for more information.

Happenings at Brunswick Academy

Local Author and BA Alum Visits Campus

Brunswick Academy was fortunate to have local author, Francis Eugene Wood, visit campus on Wednesday, March 29th. Mr. Wood attended B.A. in the early 1970's before moving back to Farmville..  Wood had the opportunity to talk to students in grades 3-12 about his books and writing styles, along with sharing stories about his childhood in Brunswick County. For more information on Francis Eugene Wood go to his website www.tipofthemoon.com.

BA Goes Back to the 50s for Grandparents Day Program

STUDENT OF THE MONTH MARCH 2016 LOVLEEN KAUR

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Lovleen Kaur has been chosen the  March 2017 Student of the Month.  Loveleen is the daughter of Karamjit Kaur of South Hill and has one sister.  Lovleen has played JV basketball at Brunswick Academy and is a member of the Latin Club.   

She enjoys reading and painting.  Her future plans include attending Southside Virginia Community College and hopes to work in local banking. 

WAY TO GO LOVLEEN!

Middle School Forensics Competition

On Friday, March 17th, Brunswick Academy’s fifth, sixth, and seventh grade Middle School Forensics Team participated in the AVA Forensics Competition at Kenston Forest School. This exceptional group of students left the competition with third place in fifth grade, second place in sixth grade, and first place in seventh grade. Overall, the Middle School Forensics Team placed second in the competition. The students who participated and their rankings are as follows:

Fifth Grade

5th grade photo - Front (l to r) - Charlie Pope, Natalie Hall*, Bryn Montgomery*, Lane Whitehead, Madalynn Writtenberry. Back(l to r) Savannah Nunnally*, Chris Parrish, Denver Wright, and Berkeley Jones*.

Girls’ Prose – Madalynn Writtenberry, Boys’ Prose – Chris Parrish, Girls’ Poetry – Lane Whitehead, Boys’ Poetry – Charlie Pope, Girls’ Monologue – Bryn Montgomery – 3rd Place, Boys’ Monologue – Berkeley Jones – 2nd Place, Serious Speech – Savannah Nunnally – 3rd Place, Humorous Speech – Denver Wright, Spelling – Natalie Hall – 1st Place

Sixth Grade

6th grade photo - Front (l to r) - Cullen Corum, Rahilly Abernathy*, Allie Short*, Ashton Phillips*. Back (l to r) - Cassidy Smith*, Meredith Greene*, Katie Lambert, Matthew Gullivan*,  and Davis Whitehead*.

Girls’ Prose – Allie Short – 1st Place, Boys’ Prose – Ashton Phillips – 1st Place, Girls’ Poetry – Rahilly Abernathy – 2nd Place, Boys’ Poetry – Matthew Gullivan – 1st Place, Girls’ Monologue – Meredith Greene – 1st Place, Boys’ Monologue – Davis Whitehead – 3rd Place, Serious Speech – Cassidy Smith – 2nd Place, Humorous Speech – Katie Lambert, Spelling – Cullen Corum

Seventh Grade

7th grade photo - Front (l to r) - Alora Decorte, Harrison Harper*, Vincent Edmunds*, Lydia Smith*, Bryson Poarch*.  Back (l to r) - Shana Love*, Alyssa Rivas*, Emily Roberts*, and Brett Allen*.

Girls’ Prose – Lydia Smith – 1st Place, Boys’ Prose – Vincent Edmunds – 2nd Place, Girls’ Poetry – Alyssa Rivas – 3rd Place, Boys’ Poetry – Brett Allen – 2nd Place, Girls’ Monologue – Shana Love – 1st Place, Boys’ Monologue – Harrison Harper – 2nd Place, Serious Speech – Alora DeCorte, Humorous Speech – Emily Roberts – 1st Place, Spelling – Bryson Poarch – 1st Place

*denotes placed in their category

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