R-MA Blog

First Time at Boarding School: 8 Ways to Beat the Pre-Arrival Jitters

Monday, January 13, 2020

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

Let’s face it: starting at a new school is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Starting a boarding school adds a whole new level to those emotions--especially if you're starting mid-year, as so many students are about to do this month.

Local Wrestlers Participate in Invitational

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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

Before the winter break officially ended, three of our wrestlers from the local area joined up with the local Warren County Wildcats wrestling team for a week to get some extra practice in. They also participated in the fourth annual wrestling invitational held on January 4th. With only three wrestlers, R-MA finished 10th, with A.J. Sullivan earning a runner-up placing in the 138 class.

Swim Team Relay Qualifies for States

Monday, December 30, 2019

Andy Harriman '82, Social Studies Teacher & Head Swim Coach

The R-MA swim team traveled to Fredericksburg Academy on Friday, December 13th to participate in their first meet of the swim season. In the four-team meet, the Yellow Jacket boys finished first while the girls finished in third.

Highlighted in the meet were the boys medley relay team of Tyler Stanford, Reilly Schweigert-Opas, Tian Tan, and Jacob Gehly who finished in second by only .54 seconds. Their time of 2:09:64 qualified them to compete in States!

Wrestling Update

Monday, December 30, 2019

Frank Sullivan P'20, '23, Athletic Director & Head Wrestling Coach

On Saturday, December 7th, the wrestling team traveled to St, James School to participate in the Admiral Holloway Tournament.  We had four of our eight wrestlers make the Championship Final, and another make the Consolation Final.  

Results below:

152 lb weight class:  Alan Williams, 2nd place
170 lb weight class: James Ross, 2nd place
182 lb weight class: J.J. Banek-Gabelle, 2nd Place
195 lb weight class:  Jon Bunker, 4th place
HWT: Ahmed Hasanka, 2nd place

Drone Program Soaring to New Heights

Friday, December 20, 2019

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

Home to a flight program that has taught teenagers to fly since 1985, Randolph-Macon Academy added drones to the curriculum with an “Unmanned Flight Operations” class in 2017. Now, with the hiring of Brian J. Kelly in November, the Academy will be taking the drone program to a level no other high school in the country can claim.