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Hello from the PR Office!

I’ve read and heard that blogs entries should be informative, short, entertaining, short, frequent, short, and to the point. Apparently, the most important thing is that it is…short, with short being 300 words or less.

Hmm. I write fiction in my spare time. I’m not sure I’m capable of being short. But I’ll give it a shot.

For my first entry, I want to introduce myself. First the business part: I’m Celeste Brooks, the director of public relations at Randolph-Macon Academy, a co-ed boarding school that has an Air Force JROTC program. Yes, that means it’s a military school. No, it’s not a reform school. Our students are good kids—sometimes they’re even described as great!—and they go on to the best colleges in the U.S. But if you’ve looked around our web site, you already know that.

On a personal note, I’m married—my husband works at George Mason University—and I’m the mother of two. My oldest is my son Michael, who is finishing his junior year at R-MA. He runs cross-country and track, is an honors student and a great person to be around. Not that I’m biased or anything. My youngest is my daughter Jessalyn, who is also very smart—she just made the All-A honor roll in public school for the third quarter in a row. Why isn’t she at R-MA, you ask? Because she’s in second grade, and R-MA doesn’t start until sixth!

My goal for this blog is to provide families with information that will help them raise children with a love of learning. Sometimes I’ll share some interesting articles, sometimes I’ll talk about programs R-MA has to offer, and sometimes I might even ramble or rant about my life as a working mom. Along the way, you’ll find additional entries from various personnel within the school that will probably be a bit more formal and a lot more informational. And of course the blogs from our great flight department will continue. I hope you’ll enjoy it all!

Oops…I went over 300 words…