2016-17 In the News
AA Senior Erin A. Delivers Chapel Talk
2017, February 13 –“Everyone has a dream,” said Erin A. in her chapel talk, delivered on Feb. 8, “something that we are so passionate about that it ignites a fire in our hearts.” For Erin, working with animals is her passion, and she said that “following my passion has shaped me into the person I am today.
Erin remembers her fascination as a child with her granddaddy’s cows and her grandma’s cat. She had a dog, cat, and lamb by the age of five. Then, when she was eight, she was surprised with her own puppy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel that she named Lily. “Lily has been my best friend,” she said, “and a member of the A. family for nearly ten years now.”
Two Big Victories Last Week for Lady Patriots Basketball
2017, February 13 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots got two big victories last week to remain undefeated in the VCC. On Tuesday, they hosted Kenston Forest on Senior Night and wasted no time jumping out to an early 28-7 lead after the first quarter. The offensive onslaught continued in the second quarter as Amelia Academy added 26 more points for a 54-15 lead. The scoring would slow down in the second half and the Lady Patriots would go on to win 80-32. Read more
Last Week in Patriots Basketball
2017, February 13 – Eight Amelia Academy athletes were recognized for their dedication to the school during Tuesday’s Senior Night game with Kenston Forest.
AA Senior Noah R. Delivers Chapel Talk
2017, February 6 – Everyone has regrets, said Noah R. in his Chapel Talk, delivered on February 1. “It seems that no matter how happy we are or how good our lives have been, we will always regret something.” Noah highlighted the positive and negative aspects of dealing with life’s regrets, especially the small but unforgettable humiliating moments.
Noah asked his audience to consider the “little voice in your head that tells you when you should not do something.” That “little voice” protects us from and doing things we will regret. However, Noah also said that sometimes that protection against making mistakes can have a downside when we don’t take any risks.
Patriots Host Brunswick and Banner
2017, February 6 – On Tuesday, January 31, Amelia Academy hosted conference rival Brunswick Academy. The Amelia Academy middle school basketball teams hosted Banner Christian on Friday, February 3. Read more
AA Senior Rachel A. Delivers Chapel Talk
2017, January 30 – Her Christian faith has been a mainstay of her life ever since she was a young child, said Rachel A., in the opening of her senior chapel talk, delivered on January 25. “Being raised in a Christian home has definitely made me the person I am today,” said Rachel.
Rachel also was homeschooled until the ninth grade when she entered the Academy. She admitted that those first days were a challenge as she encountered a school environment for the first time. “I put pressure on myself to fit in academically, socially, and athletically,” she said. “Thankfully, I learned that heart ...
Lady Patriots Went 4-0 Last Week
2017, January 30 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots went 4-0 last week to improve their record to 20-2 overall and 7-0 in the VCC. The Lady Patriots dominated their opponents last week by a 46-point average margin of victory while averaging 78.5 points a game. Read more
Last Week in Patriot Basketball Featuring the Mascot Cheerleaders
2017, January 30 – Patriots host Tidewater, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot and Fredericksburg Academy.
AA Senior Wavel A. Delivers Chapel Talk
2017, January 23 – The support from family and friends should not be taken for granted, said Wavel A. in her chapel talk, delivered on January 19. Quoting her late grandfather, she said, “If you don’t have your family, you don’t have anything.”
Wavel includes her friends as part of her family and noted the importance of the bond with these people in our lives. “They will tell us the truth when no one else will,” she said. They give us a better feeling about everything . . . and they are always going to be there.”
Patriot Pen Winners Announced
2017, January 23 – Mrs. Charlotte Brockwell, a representative from the VFW Auxiliary 8759, announced the winners of the Patriot Pen contest during a special Christmas Chapel held in the Amelia Academy gym. Read more
Lady Patriots Wrap-up Busy Week of Basketball
2017, January 23 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots finished a busy week of basketball by going 3-1, with their only loss to VIS Division 2 defending state champion Miller School. The Lady Patriots hosted Richmond Christian on Tuesday night in a clash of the top two teams in the ... Read more
Busy Week of Basketball
2017, January 23 – The Amelia Academy Patriots wrap up a busy week of basketball.
Middle School Basketball Season Begins at AA
2017, January 9 – The Amelia Academy middle school basketball teams hosted Blessed Sacrament Huguenot on Tuesday, January 3. This was the first home game of the season for the Patriots. The Little Lady ...
AA Senior Leland H. Delivers Chapel Talk
2017, January 2 – Most teen-agers must overcome obstacles as they mature into young adults. However, some deal with greater challenges that any adult would find daunting. Such has been the case in the life of Leland H., an AA senior who delivered his Chapel Talk on Dec. 7, 2016.
Leland courageously shared two incidents in his life that served to increase his faith in God who is with him in all things. “No matter what happens,” he said, “you should be comforted by the love of Jesus Christ and lean on Him in times of need, loneliness, and despair.”
Two AA Volleyball Players Receive State Recognition
2017, January 2 – After an incredible 2016 Varsity Volleyball season at Amelia Academy, Rebecca A. and Jessica M. received state recognition from VISAA Division III. These ladies are two of the fifteen players recognized in our state division.
AA Student Wins VFW Essay Contest
2017, January 2 – Mr. Wendell Scott, commander of VFW Post 8749, awarded Amelia Academy senior Grady O. a check for $100 for winning the VFW "Voice of Democracy" essay contest. Grady's essay went on to receive third place in the ...
AA Beta Club Spreads Christmas Cheer
2017, January 2 – Before their holiday break began, the Amelia Academy Beta Club prepared Christmas gift bags for the residents of the Amelia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
AA Senior Nathan A. Delivers Chapel Talk
2016, December 12 – The tenth annual Chapel Talk series at Amelia Academy began on Nov. 30 with the speech of senior Nathan A. Each week between now and April, a member of the senior class will present his or her Chapel Talk before a gathering of students, faculty, family, and other special guests.
Rodney L. Taylor, head of school, said that the past ten years have offered a glimpse into the lives of each senior. Mr. Taylor went on to express his admiration for Nathan who has persevered through difficulties in his life.
Patriot Soldiers Club
in Action at AA
2016, December 12 – Miss Callahan’s 1st grade class at Amelia Academy are sharing love and joy to soldiers who are serving in Qatar in the Middle East. They started a club called “Patriot Soldiers” to collect useful items, fun notes and cards ...
AA Students Enjoy the Christmas Shop
2016, December 12 – Each year, the Amelia Academy League of Parents and Teachers sponsors a Christmas Shop where students can come and purchase gifts for their friends and family. Students could choose from items such as ...
AA Lady Patriots Remained Undefeated
2016, December 12 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots remained undefeated with two road wins last week. On Tuesday, December 6, they traveled to Madison Heights and defeated Temple Christian 71-38. The Lady Patriots jumped ...
Class of 2020 Yeti Cooler Raffle
Drawing: Tuesday, January 31
1st Prize: Yeti Cooler
2nd Prize: 30 oz. Rambler Tumbler
3rd Prize: Rambler Colster
Tickets are $10 each
Thanks for your support!
AA Lady Pats Claim GCS Tourney Championship
2016, December 5 – The Lady Patriots claimed the Grace Christian School Tip-Off Tournament championship last weekend with wins over Nelson County and Highland County.
AA Music Presents Annual Christmas Program
2016, December 5 – On Thursday night, the Amelia Academy music department presented their annual Christmas Program. This year’s program was “Merry Chris-Myth Busters.” Students in kindergarten through the fifth grades performed for the audience.
AA Hosts Millwood
2016, November 28 – The Amelia Academy basketball program hosted the Millwood Bobcats on Monday, November 21, for a three-game night.
AA Lady Patriots Basketball Tips Off Season
2016, November 21 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriot Basketball Team tipped off its 2016-17 season with an impressive 65-33 victory over Veritas School on Friday night. The Lady Patriots never trailed and held a commanding 42-7 lead at halftime. The offense cooled off after the break but they still cruised ... Read more
AA Cheerleaders Bring Cheer to Nursing Home Residents
2016, November 21 – Amelia Academy’s Mascot cheerleaders visited the Amelia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Virginia Street to bring a little holiday cheer to the residents there just before Thanksgiving. The team turned out in their navy and white cheerleading uniforms, replete ... Read more
AA Honors Veterans
2016, November 21 – On Monday, November 14, Amelia Academy held a Veterans Day Program to honor our Veterans. Amelia Academy students honored the Veterans with songs, poems, recitations and the reading of the names of the fallen Veterans. Amelia Academy faculty member and retired Veteran Mr. Bill Childress ... Read more
AA Volleyball Celebrates Final Four Finish
2016, November 14 – For the first time in Amelia Academy history, the Amelia Academy Lady Patriots volleyball team finished in the final four of the VISAA Division III. Congratulations Lady Patriots on an incredible season!
AA CC Runner Grady Earns All-State
2016, November 14 – Amelia Academy Cross Country Runner Grady O. capped off his senior season by earning All-State recognition at the Virginia Independent Schools Division II State Finals on Friday at Fork Union Military Academy. Grady posted a time ...
VISAA DIII Final Four Volleyball … Here We Come!
2016, November 10 – The #4 Amelia Academy Lady Patriots volleyball team defeated the #5 Walsingham Academy Trojans in the quarterfinals of the VISAA Division III volleyball tournament … moving the Lady Patriots to the Final Four of States for the first time in Amelia Academy volleyball history. Read more
Amelia Academy Volleyball Wins VCC Championship
2016, November 7 – The Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team clinched the Virginia Colonial Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday, November 5, beating Southampton Academy 3–0. The Lady Patriots were also the 2016 Season Champs going undefeated in the VCC. Read more
AA Celebrates Grandparents
2016, November 7 – Amelia Academy held their annual Grandparents Day lunch on Monday, October 31. Grandparents and guests enjoyed lunch with their grandchildren followed by entertainment from students in the preschool through the fifth ... Read more
AA Cross Country Final Race
2016, November 7 – The Amelia Academy Cross Country Team ran their final race of the season at Kenston Forest in the VCC Championship. Senior Grady O. claimed first place in the race and was selected as the VCC Runner of the Year for the ... Read more
AA Holds Beta Club Induction Ceremony
2016, November 7 – On Wednesday, November 2, Amelia Academy held their first Induction ceremony for the Beta Club. The club was started last year by Amelia Academy teacher Mrs. Samantha Womack. Mrs. Womack and co-sponsor ... Read more
AA Volleyball Faces SA in the VCC Finals on Saturday
2016, November 4 – The #1 Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team will face the #3 Southampton Academy team on Saturday in the Virginia Colonial Conference tournament finals on Saturday, November 5, at 3 p.m. at ... Read more
AA Volleyball Advances to VCC Semis
2016, November 2 – The #1 Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team defeated the #8 Banner Christian volleyball team last night in the quarterfinals of the ... Read more
Honor Society Inductions Held
2016, October 31 – On Thursday, October 27, Amelia Academy held an induction ceremony for the National Honors Society and the National Junior Honor ... Read more
Senior Athlete Recognized for Cross Country
2016, October 31 – Amelia Academy senior Grady O. was recognized Thursday night at the final home volleyball game of the regular season for being a member of the Cross ... Read more
Senior Athletes Recognized for Volleyball
2016, October 31 – Three Amelia Academy senior volleyball players were recognized for their devotion to the sport and their team at the final home ... Read more
Volleyball Regular Season Ends
2016, October 28 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots volleyball regular season has come to an end. The varsity team was undefeated in the Virginia Colonial ... Read more
LPT Recognizes Bus Drivers
2016, October 24 – The Amelia Academy LPT recognized the schools’ bus drivers on Friday, October 21, with a card and treat bag.
Volleyball v KFS
2016, October 24 – The Lady Patriots volleyball teams hosted Kenston Forest School on Tuesday, October 18.
2016, October 21 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots are winding down with only a week left in the regular season. Each team played two games this ...
Amelia Academy Sells Florida Fruit
2016, October 17 – The Amelia Academy senior class and yearbook staff are again selling fresh fruit from Florida. The fruit comes in 4/5 bushel cartons and is scheduled for delivery the second week in December.
2016, October 18 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots have been very busy – playing five matches in the last week. This week’s ...
2016, October 17 –The Amelia Academy volleyball teams hosted Brunswick Academy on Tuesday, October 11.
Varsity Volleyball Continues Undefeated Season
2016, October 7 – Wow, 19-0 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots varsity volleyball team continues to be undefeated going into the second half of the season. After beating Fuqua School on Monday, the ladies won against both Tidewater (on Tuesday) and Blessed Sacrament – Huguenot (on Thursday) in three sets. Read more
AA Volleyball Sweeps Fuqua
2016, October 4 – In exciting games hosted by Fuqua, the Amelia Academy Lady Patriots junior varsity and varsity teams swept the Fuqua Falcons. Read more
AA Volleyball Hosts Southampton
2016, October 3 – The Amelia Academy volleyball teams hosted Southampton Academy on Thursday, September 29. The night began with the middle school team facing their opponent at 4 p.m. See more pictures
Varsity Volleyball Defeats Southampton Academy
2016, September 30 – The Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team defeated Southampton Academy in three sets last night bringing their record to 16-0 for the season. Until last night, Southampton Academy was undefeated in the Virginia Colonial Conference so the win put the Lady Patriots into 1st place in the VCC. Read more
AA Varsity Volleyball Still Undefeated
2016, September 28 – The Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team maintained their undefeated record when they traveled to Richmond Christian School on Tuesday. Beating RCS in three sets, the Lady Patriots increased their record to 15-0. Read more
AA Cross Country Runs First Meet
2016, September 26 – The Amelia Academy 2016 Cross Country team ran their first meet of the season on Wednesday, September 15. Senior Grady O. came in first and eighth grader Kahlil W. placed sixth leading the team to place second in the meet.
Last Week in Volleyball
2016, September 25 – The Lady Patriots had a busy week with three nights of games. On Monday, September 19, the junior varsity and varsity teams hosted Fuqua School. On Tuesday and Thursday, all three teams played against Banner Christian School at home and Kenston Forest School at KFS.
AA Lady Patriots Win Gator Classic
2016, September 19 – The Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team continued their undefeated season by winning the Gator Classic tournament championship hosted by St. Gertrude High School in Richmond on Saturday, September 17.
Amelia Academy Marks 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11
2016, September 19 – Many of the students at Amelia Academy don’t remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Most of them were not even born in 2001. However, each year for the past nine years, they have arrived at school ...
Volleyball Hosts Three-game Sweep v BSH
2016, September 19 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots volleyball teams swept Blessed Sacrament – Huguenot on Tuesday creating a 1-0 VCC record for the middle school, junior varsity and varsity teams. Yesterday’s game improved varsity’s record to 5-0 overall. Read more
Cross Country Wins Second in First Meet of Season
2016, September 16 – The Amelia Academy Cross Country team members ran their first meet on Thursday, September 15, at Brunswick Academy. Senior Grady O. came in first place ... Read more
Varsity Volleyball Continues Winning Streak
2016, September 16 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots varsity volleyball team defeated Brunswick Academy last night in three sets improving their record to 6-0. The JV and middle school teams also competed ... Read more
Volleyball Hosts Three-game Sweep v BSH
2016, September 14 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots volleyball teams swept Blessed Sacrament – Huguenot on Tuesday creating a 1-0 VCC record for the middle school, junior varsity and varsity teams. Yesterday’s game improved varsity’s record to 5-0 overall. Read more
Lady Patriots to Begin VCC Season
2016, September 13 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots volleyball teams will play the first conference games of the season at home today against Blessed Sacrament ... Read more
Lady Patriots Improve Record to 3-0
2016, September 8 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots varsity volleyball team beat Williamsburg Christian in three sets last night at home, improving their record to 3-0. Read more
AA Varsity Volleyball 2-0
2016, September 5 – On Thursday night, the Amelia Academy varsity volleyball team hosted Virginia Episcopal School. The Patriots lost the first two games by only a few points. They came back to win the third, fourth and fifth games thereby winning the match three games to two. Read more
Junior Class Led Weekly Chapel
2016, September 5 – The Amelia Academy junior class sponsored the chapel service on Thursday, September 1. After the class led the student body in a hymn Caleb G. gave the message then Daniel E. closed the program with a prayer. Read more
Thrilling Five-set Win for the Lady Patriots
2016, September 2 – The first home game of the 2016 Amelia Academy varsity volleyball season was very exciting. The Lady Patriots pulled out a thrilling five-set win against ... Read more
Varsity Volleyball Wins Season Opener
2016, August 30 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots varsity volleyball team defeated Amelia County High School 3-1 in their season opener on Monday, August 29. Senior Rebecca A. racked up 11 aces, 2 blocks ... Read more
New Teachers Join AA Faculty
2016, August 29 – “Teaching young children has always been my dream. I’m glad I get to fulfill my dream at Amelia Academy,” said Mary Callahan during her first week of teaching first grade at Amelia Academy.
Food Drive for Louisiana Flood Victims
2016, August 29 – We are collecting donations such as canned veggies and fruit, canned meat, soup, stew, beans, chili, peanut butter, pasta, rice, brakfast cereal, and shelf stable milk. Cleaning supplies such as bleach, disinfectants, sponges, gloves, trash bags, and scrub brushes. Please stick to this list as it is specific for the food bank in Louisiana. Drop off locations for all week are as follows:
- Amelia Academy from 8 am to 3 pm at the front desk,
- Love Covenant Church from 8 am to 1 pm Monday through Thursday, and
- Tanner Tool and Machine Saturday, September 3, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Donations for the cost of freight shipment will be accepted as well and any left over donations will go towards more supplies!!
Let's spread the word and come together as a community to help the flood victims of Louisiana!
AA Kicks Off a New School Year
2016, August 22 – Amelia Academy begins the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, August 17.
2016, August 8 – To adopt a theme used in a back-to-school commercial, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Of course, Amelia Academy is back in session this month and everyone associated with our school is ready for an exciting time. The administration, faculty, and staff of the Academy wish to welcome both our returning ... Read more
2016-17 School Supply Lists
2016, July 25 – School is almost here! Remember, the Virginia school supplies and clothing sales tax holiday is August 5-7. Purchases of certain school supplies, clothing and footwear are exempt from ... Read more
AA Lady Patriots Win Division Tournament Championship at Liberty Volleyball Camp
2016, July 18 – The Amelia Academy Lady Patriots varsity volleyball team traveled to Liberty University last ... Read more