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Senior wins Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Award

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Senior Ashley Bowles recently won first prize and a $1,000 scholarship in the Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration Committee’s essay contest for her essay on the subject “Martin Luther King, Jr., and Me.”
Click HERE for the full text of her essay.
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January 27, 2011 at 3:22 PM

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Girls Basketball Rockin’ The Court!

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Miller School of Albemarle Student Athletes of the Week
Two MSA students were recently named Athletes of the Week. Junior Whitney Martin was named SportsRadio1400 WKAV’s High School Athlete of the Week, and senior Ashley Bowles was named CBS19’s Student Athlete of the Week.
Click HERE to see the Newsplex coverage of Ashley’s award.

 

Miller Gets Past Norfolk Christian
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January 24, 2011 at 10:15 AM

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Basketball!

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Miller Basketball Rocks!

Read about our boys team at the following links.

Miller Leans On Depth in Win Over Fishburne
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Miller Cruises Past Fishburne 

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Mavericks Fly Past LCA 

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January 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM

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Headmaster’s Corner

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Why do people make New Year’s Resolutions? Clearly, a “new” year seems like a new beginning. Lots of folks say: “out with the old, in with the new.” Perhaps it is as simple as giving ourselves one more help in improving our lives. Maybe, by resolving to do something better or different, we will achieve a goal that we never tackle.

So, take advantage of this moment. (It’s not too late!) Use your head, and resolve to do something that is realistic and encourages you. If you are a “C” student, why say that you will have all “A”s this grading period? That could be hard to do quickly. On the flip side, saying that you will have all grades of “C+” doesn’t seem like a real stretch. Give yourself a chance. Resolve to make a move on your own behalf. You are worth it.

TIMELESS WISDOM

I resolve for 1920:

To sit down, all by myself, and take stock of myself  personally   once a month.

To be no more charitable in viewing my own faults than I am in viewing the faults of others.

To face the facts candidly and courageously.

To address myself carefully, prayerfully, to remedying defects.

B.G. Forbes

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January 17, 2011 at 9:12 AM

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Go Mavericks Basketball!

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Please visit these links to read articles about Miller School of Albemarle’s basketball teams.

Blue Ridge Stays Undefeated, Holds Off Miller, Read article HERE.

Barons Hold Off Mavericks, Read article HERE.

Barons Prevail In Nailbiter, Read article HERE.

Miller junior, Andrew White, makes smooth transition on court and off, Read article HERE.

Offer makes big impact on junior prospect, Read article (PDF) HERE.

Maverick Basketball Is Getting National Attention!, Read article HERE.

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January 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM

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Service Group Works With Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

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Every spring Charlottesville, Virginia hosts one of the biggest book festivals in the country—a five day event that draws an audience of over 22,000 book lovers.  Last year 345 authors, including noted writers such as Lee Smith, Elizabeth Strout, and Nikki Giovanni, read from their works and met with their fans at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to stage an event of this scale, and this year Miller School students are helping out.  Every other Wednesday afternoon, four students volunteer with the Festival’s parent organization, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.  These students are eighth grader Andy (Charlottesville, VA), junior Chase (Morehead City, NC), and seniors Grace (Charlottesville, VA) and Tori (Richmond, VA).  English teacher Steve Knepper is the service group’s faculty sponsor.

The service group has contributed to festival preparations in a number of ways.  Students have distributed promotional bookmarks to stores throughout the Charlottesville area.  They have helped festival administrators enter data and sort materials.  They have even read book submissions and helped to decide whether or not they should be accepted into the festival!

In short, it has been an excellent opportunity for Miller students to learn about event organization, promotion, and planning.  Even more importantly, it has been an opportunity for them to serve their community and one of the most important cultural events in the state of Virginia.

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January 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM

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WWOWW Week A Huge Success

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Miller School of Albemarle’s annual Winter Week of Wisdom and Wonder (WWOWW) was filled with excitement and discovery. There were classes in cooking, knitting, crocheting, computers, storytelling, psychology, games, puzzles, technology, printmaking, films, writing, engineering, ethics, yoga and art, French film, basketball, serenity, CPR/first aid, Coen Brothers films, dancing, real rock band, Puerto Rico and mountain bike racing. Whew! That’s a lot of learning and fun! Check out the slideshow HERE.

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January 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM

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