2017-18 In the News
Amelia Academy Senior Brianna G. receives D.A.R. Good Citizen Award
The James Allen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution each year recognizes a senior at Amelia Academy who exhibits the following qualities: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. This year the Academy’s recipient of the D.A.R. Good Citizen Award is Brianna Kay G.
Amelia Academy Students Spread Holiday Cheer
Amelia Academy jumpstarts the holiday season with Christmas music and skits performed by their student body for family and friends on stage at the Academy. This year, two programs were given.
Amelia Academy senior Kameron H. signs-on with Notre Dame College
Amelia Academy senior Kameron H. recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Notre Dame College.
Amelia Academy Holds NHS Induction Ceremony
On Tuesday, December 5th, Amelia Academy held an induction Ceremony for new members in the John Thornton Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Virginia Lee Courter Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.
Amelia Academy hosts Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Program
On Monday, November 13th Amelia Academy hosted A Veteran’s Appreciation Program. Local Veterans were honored by students, faculty members and guest speaker Captain Jonathan Glasscock, USANG, VA State Police.
LPT Holds Successful Blood Drive
The League of Parents and Teachers held a blood drive on Thursday, November 2.
LPT Holds Successful Halloween Hootenanny
The League of Parents and Teachers held their first annual halloween hootenanny on October 28th.
LPT Gift Basket Silent Auction
The League of Parents and Teachers held a gift basket silent auction in conjunction with the halloween hootenanny on October 28th. Please see the remainder of this nes item for the winning tickets . . .
AA Spirit Week 2017
Students and faculty at Amelia Academy participated in spirit week 2017 from October 23 through October 27th
What began as a Hurricane Harvey relief drive, quickly morphed into an all-hurricane relief drive. Organized by teacher Jason Morris and AA senior Emily M., the drive spanned the month of September. Above, Head of School Mr. Rodney Taylor (center), Mr. Jason Morris (center-left), Mrs. Angela Anderson (right), and students load the truck to carry collected items to the Houston, TX area.
LPT Holds Succesful Block Party
The AA LPT hosted its first annual block party on Saturday, September 16th from 4 to 8 PM. Several vendors from the local area had tables with their goods or information, the Amelia County Sheriff's Office set up to perform child IDs, and Super Frog, a local food vendor, served the food. Above, Mrs. Berry, AA Librarian, speaks with Jen Bollinger about suicide prevention.
New Staff at Amelia Academy
Several new faces greeted students at Amelia Academy this fall. The Upper School welcomed Mont Linkenauger, Jason Morris and Martha Womack. Between them, they bring more than 75 years of teaching and coaching credentials to the table.
AA Expands Industrial Arts
Amelia Academy is on a quest to address all of its students’ interests and academic needs. They’ve set a course to expand their curriculum in a variety of ways—hiring top-notch instructors to teach a wide variety of courses for college prep, strengthening their bible courses and broadening special interest subjects like their long-term Industrial Arts program.
Back to the Future: 2017 to 1986
Three for three. Sometimes it’s uncanny just how much the present mirrors the past. This was the case last month when three young men graduated from Amelia Academy. Seth Zaki, Royce Coleman and Noah Reynolds graduated as seniors in the Class of 2017, just as their mothers were classmates graduating over three decades ago.
One Special Man: Walter Duncan
Scores of children in Richmond and Amelia have beneﬁtted academically when they entered third grade, fourth grade or the gifted & talented program to ﬁnd that they were assigned to Walter Duncan’s classroom.
Meet Jason Morris
AA is adding a new member to the Upper School faculty this fall: Jason Morris. Morris will be teaching Bible and religion courses to Upper School students and coaching varsity volleyball. This is a new venture for Morris, who is a former Capital One manager.