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First Headmaster’s Dinner Held On Wednesday Evening

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The first Headmaster’s Dinner was held on Wednesday, September 28th. Our honored speaker was new history teacher Rob Wyllie, whose talk was so well received that we would like to post the entire text here. Also, don’t forget to check out the slide show from the event, link below. Thank you Mr. Wyllie and congratulations!

Read the text HERE.

See the slide show HERE.

(Thanks to Ms. Kennedy for the photos!)

 

 

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September 30, 2011 at 1:06 PM

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Senior Named In National Merit Scholarship Program

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Congratulations to Max Johnson who has been named a Commended Student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Max will receive a Letter of Commendation from Miller School or Albemarle and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, and will be presented by Director of Academics, Elizabeth Brann.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

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September 29, 2011 at 2:23 PM

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MSA Student Studies Abroad

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MSA student Maggie Cumby is spending this school year in Rennes, Brittany, France through the SYA (School Year Abroad) program. SYA is an academic immersion program for students who want to study overseas.

For over 40 years, SYA has educating  young adults to achieve mastery of a second language, gain familiarity with the beliefs and values of other cultures and learn the skills to become well equipped to meet the challenges of the global community.

For more information on the SYA program go here.

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**Update from Maggie on September 7, 2011: I leave for France in 6 days! My dad told me to make a blog, so people could keep track of what I’ll be doing. I didn’t know if you wanted to follow or not, but here it is!

http://lestroismoutons.blogspot.com/

Hope you’re doing well!
Maggie Cumby

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September 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM

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Blue Ridge Outdoors Article on Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series

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September 12, 2011 at 9:52 AM

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MSA Endurance Team Devil’s Backbone Mountain Cross

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September 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM

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Headmaster’s Corner

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Learn from everyone; copy no one.  ~ Don Shula

Every day we see all kinds of things that others do differently from us. Sometimes, we are tempted to do or say the same thing, and we often find that it just didn’t work for us like it worked for that other person. Don Shula, who coached the Miami Dolphins through a “perfect” season, makes sense in his quote. Learning makes more sense for us when we take the time to understand and apply that new knowledge to what we already know or to our lives in a way that fits with us. You will always be you, and that’s what people like about you. Trying to be or act like someone else seldom succeeds. So, observe well; think; and, when it can work for you, do it in your own way.

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September 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM

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