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Homecoming 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dr. Tim Harlan gives a seminar on "Healthy Eating and Living" on the Friday of Homecoming weekend at R-MA.A rainy weather system moved into the area a few days before Homecoming, and R-MA staff, faculty, alumni, students, and families watched anxiously as the system stalled and dumped rain on the campus for three days straight. In the end, it was no match for the prayers of the R-MA family. By the time alumni began arriving on campus on Friday, October 14, 2011, the skies were clear.


Melton Gym Reopens After Renovations

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Randolph-Macon Academy’s Melton Memorial Gymnasium was first dedicated during the Homecoming festivities in 1956. The building was named in honor of Charles Lewis Melton, the Headmaster of Randolph-Macon Academy from 1899 through 1933. Its total cost was $275,000.

During Homecoming Weekend on October 15, 2011, 55 years later, the boarding school celebrated Melton Gym's grand re-opening.


R-MA Girls Learn About Jewish Traditions

Thursday, October 13, 2011

By Louisa Stanwich '14

Jessica, an eighth grader from Randolph-Macon Middle School, talked to the female Upper School cadets about Jewish customs, holidays, and traditions.  Jessica, according to Jewish culture, just became a “woman” in seventh grade when she had her bat mitzvah. She explained to the girls during the monthly Residential Life activity about this experience of becoming an adult in her religion and what she believes in.


R-MA Girls Learn About Jewish Traditions

Thursday, October 13, 2011

By Louisa Stanwich '14

Jessica, an eighth grader from Randolph-Macon Middle School, talked to the female Upper School cadets about Jewish customs, holidays, and traditions.  Jessica, according to Jewish culture, just became a “woman” in seventh grade when she had her bat mitzvah. She explained to the girls during the monthly Residential Life activity about this experience of becoming an adult in her religion and what she believes in.


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