R-MA Events and Press Releases

Annual Awards Banquet

Randolph-Macon Academy announced the annual award winners at a banquet held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. The winners were:

Coach of the Year: Josh Illnicki, Varsity and Middle School Cross Country Coach
Mentor of the Year: Tina Laing, AFJROTC 
Employee of the Year: Todd Diehl, Vehicle/Plant Maintenance Worker
Faculty of the Year: Tina Laing, AFJROTC
Team of the Year: Housekeeping Day Shift
April Cerretani, Bonnie Ferrebee, Melissa Riley

The banquet was sponsored by the R-MA Parents’ Association.

Earlier in the week the following employees were recognized as the 4th quarter award winners. The winners were:
Coach of the Spring: Doug French, Varsity Softball
Mentor of the 4th Quarter: Colonel Gary Sadler, Commandant
Employee of the 4th Quarter: Todd Diehl, Vehicle/Plant Maintenance Worker
Faculty of the 4th Quarter: Tina Laing, AFJROTC
Team of the 4th Quarter: Finance
Monica Kaufman, Trisha Young, Brittany Zivic

Turbo the Flying Dog

turbo the Flying DogCome see Turbo the Flying Dog! There will be games, activities, book signing, and story time. The event will be Sunday, September 13th from 1pm to 4pm at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School. The event is free to the public. If you have any questions feel free to call or email us. 540-636-5484 admission@rma.edu

Homecoming 2015

Registration for Fall

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. Our priority deadline was February 1, 2015  for US citizens and international students. Applications received after that date will be considered through rolling admission.

Still Time to Register for Summer Camp

There is still time to sign up for the last two weeks of the Middle School Academic Summer Camp!

A variety of academic courses are available to allow students to develop their skills or pursue a passion. After a few hours of morning classes, campers move on to interactive group fun, sports, swimming, community service, conservation projects, games, and other activities. Evenings include organized activities such as bonfires, movie trips, bowling, mini golf, and more!

Brian Barbour Named President of Rotary Club of Warren County

On July 1, 2015, Randolph-Macon Academy Social Studies Department Chair, U.S. Government Teacher, Summer School Director, Mentoring Committee member, and Senior Class Advisor Brian Barbour will take on another responsibility when he becomes president of the Rotary Club of Warren County—which is currently known as the Rotary Club of Linden. The club will also take its new name on July 1st. 

R-MA & Kiwanis Team Up to Gather 100,00+ Tabs to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

In 2008, Randolph-Macon Academy’s community service club, in conjunction with the Front Royal Kiwanis Club, began collecting soda can tabs on campus with the goal of raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital/Ronald McDonald House. On the R-MA campus, cheerfully decorated cups and jugs were placed in the dorms, classrooms, and offices. Throughout the school year, the community service students would occasionally collect the tabs, bag them, and put them in storage.

8th Grade Promotion

The Middle School promotion ceremony took place on June 4, 2015 at Boggs Chapel.  Principal Derrick Leasure greeted the families, faculty, staff, and students gathered and shared some information about the class: the average eighth grader had a 3.3 GPA in any given quarter; 100% of the students participated in an interscholastic sport this year; the class as a whole served over 800 hours of community service; and 90% of the class has taken at least one high school class at the R-MA Upper School.

End-of-Year Events: Final Parade & Graduation

Final Parade

This year’s Final Parade featured a Change-of-Command Ceremony.  As seen in the photo below, R-MA President Brig Gen David C.Wesley, USAF Retired, took the flag symbolizing command from Cadet Colonel Gordon Anderson of Front Royal, who served as the Virginia 91st Air Force JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) Unit Corps Commander this past school year. Waiting to receive the flag and the command was junior Emma Bunker ’16 (at left in the photo), who will be the Corps Commander for the 2015-16 school year.  

End-of-Year Events: Senior Luncheon

Senior Luncheon

Five students spoke at the Senior Luncheon on May 29th, sharing memories and words of appreciation for their teachers, CLSs, and other school staff members.  In addition to this verbal recognition, 11 faculty and staff members received plaques of appreciation:

End-of-Year Events: Athletic Banquet & Class Night

Randolph-Macon Academy’s Class of 2015 might have been small, but their accomplishments were great. Comprised of 59 seniors and two postgraduates, the Class of 2015 earned 228 college acceptances to 140 different colleges and universities, and received nearly $6.7 million in college scholarship offers. In addition, the five Falcon Scholars who attended the school this year each earned an appointment to the Air Force Academy.

2015-2016 Cadre

Effective 19 Aug, 2015, the cadets listed below are promoted and assigned the following positions within the Cadet Wing. 

Change of Command

Five Students Earn Private Pilot Certification

Five Students Earn Private Pilot Certification

Randolph-Macon Academy’s flight program celebrated an amazing level of success in helping students achieve their private pilot certification this past week, when five students earned the rating between May 23rd and May 28th.

Bill Curl '66 Honored for 200th Win (Video)

During the Athletic Banquet held on May 28, 2015, Bill Curl '66 was honored for achieving his 200th win with the middle school boys' basketball team this year.


Middle School Spring Sports Awards

The following students at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School have earned awards during the spring 2014-15 sports season. These awardees will receive plaques at the end of the school year, during the annual athletic banquet. Congratulations to everyone who represented R-MA so well!

Track and Field
MVP:  Jacob Gehly ‘20
Coaches’ Award: Carolyn Laourdakis ‘19
Most Improved:  Kaelen Starrs ‘21

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