R-MA News & Blog

Cadets Get a Chance to Dive Deep

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lt Col Michael Starling, USMC (Retired), P'19

Students identified as strong swimmers during the swim portion of the Fall Leadership Challenge were give a surprise reward: an orientation in SCUBA diving. On Sunday, May 20th, they were given the opportunity to experience PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) course entitled Discover SCUBA. Five cadets and four Falcon Scholars participated in the voluntary class.

Band, Drum Major Win Apple Blossom Awards

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ed Richards, R-MA Bandmaster

The Randolph-Macon Academy, Virginia 91st AFJROTC Band and Parade Unit marched in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Parades in Winchester, VA, on May 4th and 5th and brought home the following awards:

Firefighters' Parade (Friday, May 4)

1st Place Military School Band

Director's Award: 3rd Place Overall (out of all out-of-town bands in the parade)

Grand Feature Parade (Saturday, May 5)

Connor Gamma '20 Solos

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Celeste Brooks, P'12,'21, Director of Communications

On April 18, 2018, three days after turning 16, Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) sophomore Connor Gamma climbed into the cockpit of R-MA’s Cessna 172 knowing it would be the day for his first solo flight. He had been flying for years already, accumulating over 50 hours of flight, and he was more than ready to bid farewell to his flight instructor, Randolph-Macon Academy’s Ryan Koch, and go it alone. 

R-MA Drill Team Wins State Championship Title

Friday, May 4, 2018

With a commanding total of 102 points, Randolph-Macon Academy's Air Force Junior ROTC VA-091st became the 2018 Virginia State Drill Team Champions! The 13th Virginia Air Force Junior ROTC Drill Championship Meet was held in Atlee, VA, on April 28, 2018. The Yellow Jackets' performance rose above their own hopes for this year, as their original goal was to finish in the top five overall at the competition.