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New York Military Academy Closing

The New York Military Academy is closing after 126 years.

What’s Behind a Boarding School Name Change? Florida Air Academy Becomes Florida Prep!

Florida Air Academy changes its name to Florida Prep.

Riverside Military Academy Cadets participate in NASCAR Folds of Honor Ceremonies

Riverside Military Academy Drill Team and Color Guard Cadets folded and presented the United States Flag as part the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1.

Hargrave Alumnus M SGT Thomas Saunders Dies in Training Accident

The death of Hargrave alumnus Master Sergeant Thomas Saunders of the United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) brings me to this post and something we don’t often talk, or hear about — the boarding boarding school alumni who go on to serve in the armed forces and those who perish while serving. […]

$500,000 to Hargrave Military from the Jennie Noell Wilmarth Estate

The Jennie Noell Wilmarth Estate donated $500,000 to Hargrave Military Academy on February 12, 2015. Two of Wilmarth’s grandsons are Hargrave alumni LT Oliver M. Salman ‘09 and Randall B. Orwick ‘06. Ms. Wilmarth’s daughter, Mrs. Fran Salman — mother of LT Oliver M. Salman — presented the gift. “Hargrave extends its most sincere and […]

Fork Union: Foundation of Cardale Jones Success

I’ll admit, sometimes as boarding school faculty member we didn’t know if personally, or structurally, we were getting through to a student. It’s true that some students arrive to boarding school reluctantly. Most don’t. But, some arrive either irritated with their parents; believing that they know everything, already; or, that this crazy place, with all […]

Top 10 Boarding School Blog Posts of 2014

2015 brings us to an our annual Boarding School blog post review – Top 10 Boarding School Blog Posts of 2014. We poured over the numbers to rank our top content over the course of 2014 — from videos to blog posts. We’ll report on the numbers as January progresses. Here’s the countdown. AdmissionsQuest’s “Top […]

Randolph-Macon Academy Brings Christmas to Veterans

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Randolph-Macon Academy students loaded onto a bus – gifts in-hand ‐ as part of “Operation Thank You.” The project, which brings students, Christmas cheer, music, and gifts to the VA Hospital in Martinsburg, WV, is an extension of R-MA middle school teacher Toby Allanson’s family tradition. I am trying to […]

Hargrave Military Academy’s Twist on Alumni Day: Keeping Alumni Connected by Giving Back Through Service

One of enduring questions for private schools – boarding and day – is how to keep alumni connected as the years pass? In a twist on the traditional alumni weekend, Hargrave Military Academy connects and engages alumni through their  Annual Alumni Weekend of Service; Hargrave’s Weekend of Service combines traditional alumni weekend activities of reconnection, […]

2014 NFL Draft Tally: Fork Union Military – 5; University of Texas – 0

Fork Union Military Academy had more players taken in this year’s NFL Draft than the University of Texas. (Full disclosure, I’m Texas fan.) Simply amazing. This tells you just how strong the FUMA football program is, and has been for some time. Take a look at FUMA’s football alumni page. FUMA’s 2014 draftees: Carlos Hyde […]

Riverside Military Academy and Randolph Macon Academy Participate in AMCSUS 38th Military Band and Choral Festival

AdmissionsQuest member schools Riverside Military and Randolph-Macon Academy recently had students participate in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) 38th Military Band and Choral Festival. Originally a regional event for Virginia Military schools, The Military Band and Choral Festival now brings together Cadets nationwide. Randolph-Macon Academy hosted this year’s […]

Riverside Military Academy Cadets Receive Congressional Nominations

Riverside Military Academy cadets, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (C/LTC) Harrison Summerour and Cadet Captain (C/CPT) Jacob M. Deem received their respective congressional nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and U.S. Military Academy – West Point (USMA) last week. Deem and Summerour received their appointments as their congressman’s Congressmen’s Principle Nominee (1st choice.) Each cadet received […]

Culver Academies’ Alumnus George Steinbrenner Circa 1973

A fun Friday morning post — Sports Illustrated.com is running a photo essay titled “SI’s 100 Funniest Photos.” Sports junkie that I am, I clicked through durning lunch yesterday and saw this gem of shot (SI’s #29 of 100): George Steinbrenner alumnus of AdmissionsQuest member Culver Academies playing in a 1973 alumni basketball game. Sometimes […]

Riverside Military Academy to West Point Admission

Ever wonder how military boarding school; admission to West Point; a military career; and working in the West Point directorate of admission come together? You’ll find them all in our interview with Riverside Military Academy alumnus and Florida State Congressional District Coordinator for the Directorate of Admissions, CPT Charles Cook. In our interview CPT Cook […]

A Guided Tour of Army and Navy Academy

Army and Navy Academy cadets Matt, Tyler, and David share their experiences introducing viewers to the academy. Whether it’s academics, residential life or college counseling, two statements (resounding endorsements) from the tour capture the Army and Navy experience.

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