R-MA News & Blog

Covenant Invitational Champions!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Frank Sullivan

The wrestling team traveled to The Covenant School on Saturday to participate in the Covenant Invitational Tournament.  After a fun day of wrestling, the Yellow Jackets came out on top by 2.5 points.

The Yellow Jackets displayed their depth as they had the most "team pins" in the least amount of time (16 pins in 36:36).  Furthermore, every member of our varsity line up contributed team points during the tournament and out-wrestled their tournament-seeded spot. 

Iwo Jima: Hold onto the History

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Joshua Cline '19

On January 16, 2019, Randolph-Macon Academy’s campus opened up to the public for a presentation given by Mr. Shayne Jarosz of the Iwo Jima Association of America. He came to speak within Melton Gymnasium about the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the importance of remembering this history, as the last of the Greatest Generation are leaving this world. The 74th Anniversary of the battle’s beginning will be on February 19. 

R-MA Pilot outgrows Cessna

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Marc E. Kramer

Lt. Michael “G-Bird” McElroy, USAF,  was awarded with the FAA Private Pilot Certification on January, 17th! Pictured is the handshake from the examiner for completion of a successful "Practical Test, Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land” in FAA-speak.

Lt. McElroy began flight training early September, and passed his FAA checkride on his first attempt before his biceps outgrew the Cessna and before the Air Force finally figures out that he’s not supposed to be in high school anymore. 

Lt Col Ashley Fagan '97 Shares Leadership Insights

Monday, January 21, 2019

by Marcus Wimmer ’20
At the first Randolph-Macon Academy assembly of 2019, students and faculty had the opportunity to speak with 1997 R-MA alumnus Lt Col Ashley Fagan. Lt Col Fagan’s parents both come from military backgrounds and he was interested in pursuing a career in the armed forces just as they had. He attended R-MA, becoming a member of the winter swim team and a leader in cadre. He graduated with an ROTC scholarship to the University of Kentucky and went on to major in Japanese.