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Thomas Powars Wins R-MA Geographic Bee

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thomas Powars, an eighth grade student at Randolph-Macon Academy, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 12, 2012 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Thomas is the son of David and Meridee Powars of Stephens City, Va. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 24th annual National Geographic Bee. This year’s Bee is sponsored by Google (visit www.google.com/educators/geo).

Dong "James" Lee '12 Solos

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dong “James” Lee ’12 completed his first solo flight successfully at Front Royal-Warren County Airport on December 11, 2011. To accomplish this and earn his solo “wings” at Randolph-Macon Academy, Lee had to complete three take-offs and three landings alone in a Cessna 172 airplane.  Although he had been close to soloing for about a week, Lee was still surprised when his flight instructor, Laura Abraham, told him he was ready.