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Randolph-Macon Academy

The power of RISE

Portrait of a Graduate

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Our graduates will be

BROADLY EDUCATED,
ADAPTIVE LEADERS
of CHARACTER,
ready to pursue LIVES OF MEANING
and SUCCESS:

EMOTIONALLY,
SPIRITUALLY,
MENTALLY, and PHYSICALLY.

Our graduates will be

BROADLY EDUCATED,
ADAPTIVE LEADERS
of CHARACTER,
ready to pursue LIVES OF MEANING
and SUCCESS:

EMOTIONALLY,
SPIRITUALLY,
MENTALLY, and PHYSICALLY.

They will be

INTELLECTUALLY ADVENTUROUS
and CURIOUS.

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ELLA SAUVAGER was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence and the Top Student Award for English and History. She sang on the Spiritual Life Team and enjoyed playing volleyball and tennis in the Middle School.

They will be

INTELLECTUALLY ADVENTUROUS
and CURIOUS.

They will be

SELF-ASSURED; confident in
LEADING, FOLLOWING and
SUPPORTING others on their team.

They will be

SELF-ASSURED; confident in
LEADING, FOLLOWING and
SUPPORTING others on their team.

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MALACHI HAM served as the President among Senior Class Officers and was a member of our Cadre Leadership Group. He received the President’s Award for Academic Achievement and Senior Mile Award. Malachi was active in several National Honor Societies and received over $1 million in college scholarships.

They will be

SELF-AWARE,
SPIRITUALLY and INTELLECTUALLY
to meet life’s challenges.

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RAMYA RAMESH was part of our Cadre Leadership Group and involved in our Aviation program. Highly involved with sports, she participated in volleyball, basketball and soccer teams. Ramya came to R-MA with dreams of attending USAFA and gaining direct Aviation experience.

They will be

SELF-AWARE,
SPIRITUALLY and INTELLECTUALLY
to meet life’s challenges.

They will be

Devoted to the practice of HIGH IDEALS;
always seeking to contribute to the
BETTERMENT OF OTHERS.

They will be

Devoted to the practice of
HIGH IDEALS;
always seeking to contribute
to the
BETTERMENT OF OTHERS.

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ETHAN PARK was our Top Cadre Group Commander, class Salutatorian and received The Douglas MacArthur Cadet Leadership Award, Best All-Around Cadet Award and the Mathematics Medal. A captain of R-MA’s Swim Team, Ethan qualified twice for State Championships and found success in Aviation, flying solo before graduation. Ethan gained several university acceptances and an appointment to the US Air Force Academy.

They will be

EMPATHETIC in WORD and DEED
across the broad spectrum of
HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

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VICTORIA VANDYKE was class Valedictorian and received the President's Award for Educational Excellence. A member of our esteemed Cadre Leadership Group, she was also a member of our volleyball team, manager of the baseball team and the Editor for the R-MA yearbook. Victoria was the oldest of three siblings who simultaneously attended R-MA.

They will be

EMPATHETIC in WORD and DEED
across the broad spectrum of
HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

They will be

CAPABLE MENTORS
focused on the
DEVELOPMENT of PEERS.

They will be

CAPABLE MENTORS
focused on the
DEVELOPMENT of PEERS.

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HABEEBA SESAY was a member of our Cadre Leadership Group and received the Chemistry Student of the Year Award. She exhibited great strengths as a skilled communicator and came to R-MA with dreams of being a journalist. Habeeba had a 4.0 GPA and was named to the President’s List.

The Power of Rise is a mindset at R-MA.
Students learn to take risks, to succeed, to fail ~
lessons at R-MA result in a rewarding sense
of accomplishment even if the outcome is
not one originally expected.

It is a characteristic, a trait found within the very core of the most successful individuals. Our students develop this Rise as a team, they support each other on the journey. The Power of Rise inspires pride, the desire to do good and the value of overcoming adversity.

Randolph-Macon Academy is a co-ed private school for grades 6-12. We offer a superior university preparatory curriculum with an elite Air Force JROTC component preparing graduates to pursue lives of meaning and success.

The Power of Rise is a mindset at R-MA.
Students learn to take risks, to succeed, to fail ~
lessons at R-MA result in a rewarding sense
of accomplishment even if the outcome is
not one originally expected.

It is a characteristic, a trait found within the very core of the most successful individuals. Our students develop this Rise as a team, they support each other on the journey. The Power of Rise inspires pride, the desire to do good and the value of overcoming adversity.

Randolph-Macon Academy is a co-ed private school for grades 6-12. We offer a superior university preparatory curriculum with an elite Air Force JROTC component preparing graduates to pursue lives of meaning and success.

$14 Million+ CUMULATIVE SCHOLARSHIP RECEIVED BY EACH GRADUATING CLASS
100% UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE RATE
14:1 STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO
115+ COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES EVERY YEAR
135 ACRES OF CAMPUS
15+ US SERVICE ACADEMY APPOINTMENTS EVERY YEAR
130+ YEARS OF INSTRUCTION
$14 Million+ CUMULATIVE SCHOLARSHIP RECEIVED BY EACH GRADUATING CLASS
100% UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE RATE
14:1 STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO
115+ COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES EVERY YEAR
135 ACRES OF CAMPUS
15+ US SERVICE ACADEMY APPOINTMENTS EVERY YEAR
130+ YEARS OF INSTRUCTION

They will be

Possessing the
DETERMINATION and
RESILIENCE to PERSEVERE when
faced with life’s obstacles.

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CECILIA PAREDES attended R-MA from Middle School and in Senior year was part of the Cadet Leadership Group’s Senior Staff receiving Cadet in the Arena Leadership Award and Presidential Award for Academic Achievement. Captain of the Swim Team and a passionate athlete for Soccer, Cecilia was accepted to universities and three service academies, receiving over $1.4 million in college scholarships.

They will be

Possessing the DETERMINATION and
RESILIENCE to PERSEVERE when
faced with life’s obstacles.

They will be

TECHNICALLY ASTUTE
and GLOBALLY AWARE;
able to communicate effectively.

They will be

TECHNICALLY ASTUTE
and GLOBALLY AWARE;
able to communicate effectively.

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ANTHONY YODER had a 4.0 GPA and was named to the President’s List. He received the Top Student Award in both Science and Mathematics, and also the Sportsman of the Year Award. A member of the Middle School’s Student Council, Anthony played soccer, basketball and football.

They will be

CRITICAL THINKERS and
PROBLEM SOLVERS.

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MAGGIE TEWELL is the 3rd generation of her family to attend R-MA. She was a member of our Cadre Leadership Group’s Senior Staff and received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Maggie was also involved in our drama program and several sports teams including volleyball, golf and basketball. She graduated to receive over $250,000 in college scholarships.

They will be

CRITICAL THINKERS
and
PROBLEM SOLVERS.

They will be

PRODUCERS and
CONSUMERS
of KNOWLEDGE.

They will be

PRODUCERS and
CONSUMERS of KNOWLEDGE.

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JUNGMIN LEE served as Vice President among Senior Class Officers and was a member of our Cadre Leadership Group. The recipient of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States’ President’s Medal, Jungmin was also an active participant in the Drill Team, Mock Trial Intramural group and manager for the Baseball team. She graduated to receive over $250,000 in college scholarships.

They will be

INQUIRY-DRIVEN;
unafraid to pose
MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS.

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ALEXANDER VANDYKE was a member of the Cadre Leadership Group and the National Junior Honor Society. He played guitar, was a member of the football team and named to the President’s List with a 4.0 GPA. Alexander came to R-MA with dreams of being a video game designer and a career in the US Air Force.

They will be

INQUIRY-DRIVEN;
unafraid to pose
MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS.

They will be

SELF-DISCIPLINED, ACADEMICALLY
and MORALLY, and committed to
SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

They will be

SELF-DISCIPLINED, ACADEMICALLY
and MORALLY, and committed to
SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

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ZAHRA ARSHADI was a member of the Cadre Leadership Group, the soccer team and participated in various science and art intramural groups. Zahra participated in the Aviation Program and also won an internship with the R-MA Advancement Department where she researched historical artifacts related to the Academy.

BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID C. WESLEY, USAF, RETIRED
PRESIDENT

ZAHRA ARSHADI was a member of the Cadre Leadership Group, the soccer team and participated in various science and art intramural groups. Zahra participated in the Aviation Program and also won an internship with the R-MA Advancement Department where she researched historical artifacts related to the Academy.

The Portrait of a Graduate is designed to tell the world how we, as individuals striving in this learning community, aspire to create the values that have sustained us for over 14 decades of service to America and the world.

All schools want their students to learn and grow. At Randolph-Macon Academy, we work to inspire our graduates to excel among elite competition, chart the tougher path to do the right thing for the right reason, and remain honest and faithful in a world that so often has forsaken these cardinal values.

So much of this experience as a headmaster parallels my early exposure to life on the farm and as a deckhand in the Gulf of Mexico: hard work is its own reward. So is honesty. At R-MA, students live in the company of others with character, striving for improvement – sometimes only incremental progress – day after day, as a life-affirming experience! This is an honorable journey in search of a priceless goal. It is the privilege of a lifetime and the most rewarding work I have ever done.

Our students have the freedom to achieve their dreams in an environment of dignity and respect. This is the minimum standard on our campus. Equipped with the tools and abilities to chart their own future, R-MA molds each student as a peer with the ability to make their own decisions based on hard work and merit. Every year, capable cadets rise to the top, serving as inspiration for younger generations to be impactful members of our community.

Our cadets go on to pursue lives of meaning and success after graduation, because they have been prepared by R-MA for the challenges, even the indignities of life in modern society. When you see that flame flicker into being in a child’s heart and know that for at least this one child, nothing in life will ever be the same – that they now realize for the first time ever: their world can be a joyful and victorious experience if only they have the courage to work hard, prepare, and demonstrate a willingness to hold on and stay the course during the most challenging of times.

Our graduates are changing the world, and this is perhaps the best evidence that Randolph-Macon Academy is achieving her essential mission: to make leaders who will improve humanity!

BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID C. WESLEY, USAF, RETIRED
PRESIDENT

The Portrait of a Graduate is designed to tell the world how we, as individuals striving in this learning community, aspire to create the values that have sustained us for over 14 decades of service to America and the world.

All schools want their students to learn and grow. At Randolph-Macon Academy, we work to inspire our graduates to excel among elite competition, chart the tougher path to do the right thing for the right reason, and remain honest and faithful in a world that so often has forsaken these cardinal values.

So much of this experience as a headmaster parallels my early exposure to life on the farm and as a deckhand in the Gulf of Mexico: hard work is its own reward. So is honesty. At R-MA, students live in the company of others with character, striving for improvement – sometimes only incremental progress – day after day, as a life-affirming experience! This is an honorable journey in search of a priceless goal. It is the privilege of a lifetime and the most rewarding work I have ever done.

Our students have the freedom to achieve their dreams in an environment of dignity and respect. This is the minimum standard on our campus. Equipped with the tools and abilities to chart their own future, R-MA molds each student as a peer with the ability to make their own decisions based on hard work and merit. Every year, capable cadets rise to the top, serving as inspiration for younger generations to be impactful members of our community.

Our cadets go on to pursue lives of meaning and success after graduation, because they have been prepared by R-MA for the challenges, even the indignities of life in modern society. When you see that flame flicker into being in a child’s heart and know that for at least this one child, nothing in life will ever be the same – that they now realize for the first time ever: their world can be a joyful and victorious experience if only they have the courage to work hard, prepare, and demonstrate a willingness to hold on and stay the course during the most challenging of times.

Our graduates are changing the world, and this is perhaps the best evidence that Randolph-Macon Academy is achieving her essential mission: to make leaders who will improve humanity.

BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID C. WESLEY, USAF, RETIRED
PRESIDENT