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Two Front Royal Teens “Solo” in Airplane

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Front Royal, VA--Two Randolph-Macon Academy students achieved a monumental goal within the last few weeks of school when they each flew their first solo flight in an airplane. Thomas Abell, the son of Kittie and Rob Abell of Front Royal, VA, accomplished his first solo flight on May 29, 2012 at Front Royal-Warren County Airport. The 16-year-old is a junior at R-MA. The other soloist was 18-year-old Ryan Ochoa, the son of Susan and Edgar Ochoa of Front Royal, VA. Ochoa, a senior at the Academy, will graduate this Saturday, June 2nd.

R-MA MIDI Lab Complete

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Last summer, students at Randolph-Macon Academy’s summer camp had the opportunity to take piano lessons on an 88-key weighted piano in a new music lab.  R-MA Middle School students were then able to enroll in a keyboarding class in the fall. However, it wasn’t until the last few weeks that the Academy’s new MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) lab was completed, and the students began exploring the world of composing for the first time.