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Cape Henry Collegiate Race at the Cape

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Oct 12
8:00am - 12:00pm
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Through August 31
$15 - One Mile Run/Walk
$30 - 5K Run/Walk
$45 - Double Dolphin Challenge

September 1 - September 30
$25 - One Mile Run/Walk
$35 - 5K Run/Walk
$50 - Double Dolphin Challenge

October 1 - Day of Race
$25 - One Mile Run/Walk
$40 - 5K Run/Walk
$55 - Double Dolphin Challenge


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Cape Henry Collegiate’s Race at the Cape is celebrating over 18 years as an amazing family-oriented health and wellness activity for both the Cape Henry community and Hampton Roads runners and walkers. This annual event benefits the programs and activities of Cape Henry Collegiate, a PK-Grade 12, independent school located in the heart of Virginia Beach with an average annual enrollment of 900 students.


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From Dr. Garran’s letter to the community...
Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Ms. Ling Xie, CFO “Persistent, thorough, cordial, and highly intelligent”; these are some of the words used to describe Jack from his advisor, Mrs. Leanne Self. Jack was quiet and didn’t speak much when he first joined Cape Henry Collegiate in his ninth grade in the Fall of 2016 from China. Mrs. Self, who was also Jack’s English 11 teacher, states that “he became comfortable articulating his opinion in the public speaking unit and argued intelligently in his persuasive research paper”. After spending four years at Cape Henry, he has transformed to someone who doesn’t have any problem voicing his opinion as well as maintaining an “A” in a very demanding English class. When asked about the most impactful course at CHC, Jack loved AP statistics which was one of the courses that he learned the most. He states that “AP statistics not only makes me change my perspective about the world, but also makes me enhance my critical thinking skills when looking at certain conclusions drawn from statistics”. Jack is greatly thankful for all of the teachers at Cape Henry, and would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Self, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mrs. Gregory for their patience, responsiveness, and tremendous support throughout the years. In this fall, Jack is excited to start his new journey at Boston College, where he plans to double major in Accounting and Finance. Small classroom sizes, academic rigor and school spirit, reputable undergraduate business program were some of the key factors that Jack had in mind when applying for colleges. He also loves skiing, which made the college decision easier for him. With no doubt, Jack will miss the most his teachers and friends in the Cape Henry Community. He’d like to give the following advice to the younger CHC peers: “actively take advantage of the great opportunities provided by CHC including the extracurricular activities such as community service, etc., which will make you have a stronger sense of belonging. In addition, don’t’ be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to discover your full potential”. Good luck with your next chapter at Boston College, future CPA.
Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Ms. Robyn Judge, Upper School English Serene. Introspective. Observant. These are but a few words that come to mind when first you come to know Ryan Olivia Tucker. But what lies beneath her calm and peaceful countenance is a driven and determined dynamo, a person whose focus and perspective never wavers, and these qualities combine to make Olivia a successful and remarkable young person whose zest for following her dream is unquenchable. As Olivia contemplated her choice of colleges and universities this year, she found herself in a dilemma. With her possible majors in mind—biomedical engineering or public health—she focused on what she felt would best fit her educational and personal needs. On the one hand, the University of Virginia seemed like a fine choice, but perhaps too comfortable. “UVA felt too familiar; it seemed like an extension of CHC, in a way, and I wanted to experience something different,” said Olivia. Longing for a new challenge, Olivia considered attending college in San Diego but finally decided on the University of Washington. “Life in Seattle excites me,” she said. “I’m ready to be more uncomfortable.” Perhaps that desire to spread her wings stemmed from the camaraderie and support she found at CHC. Olivia, a three-year veteran of Cape Henry Collegiate, has always found solace and friendship at the school. She enjoyed the intimacy of the classes and closeness with familiar faculty and friends. In particular, Olivia enjoyed the challenging curriculum, especially her International Relations and Biochemistry classes. Olivia found inspiration in Mr. McGraw’s International Relations class. “It was cool to hear different perspectives and to share open dialogue in his class. He cares about students and provides a fun atmosphere, but he also has high standards,” said Olivia. Mr. McGraw says of Olivia, “She is one of the most thoughtful students in the senior class. When Olivia speaks, her classmates stop and listen because they know it's going to be good.” Additionally, Olivia credits Ms. Moore’s exceptional knowledge of science for inspiring her own love of science. “Her class offered real life implications and application to the real world. Ms. Moore’s class solidified my career decision,” said Olivia. Olivia made an indelible impression upon Ms. Moore also. “As the only senior in our Bell 1 AP biology class this year, Olivia set the bar high for the juniors, which I so appreciated. Juniors were on their toes if they were paired up with Olivia in the lab! Her joy in studying biology was evident in her beautiful and meticulously hand-drawn color study guides. She is one smart, deliberate and dedicated scientist,” said Ms. Moore. But life for Olivia is not only about her focus on a future medical career. Olivia, an avid dancer, intends to remain focused on her passion. She may even minor in dance, she said, or perhaps find a dance studio nearby campus. Despite what Olivia calls the “unbelievable circumstances” of her 2020 graduation from CHC, she is looking forward to a new chapter in her life. “I have no regrets about my time spent here at CHC,” said Olivia. “I don’t focus on the little things; I focus on the big picture.” And for Ryan Olivia Tucker, there is a wide and exciting world out there just waiting for her to conquer.
Second grader Max organized the writing and delivery of letters of appreciation to medical employees at Sentara. Genemarie McGee, Chief Nursing Officer was delighted and most grateful to receive these messages from members of the Cape Henry Collegiate lower school community.
Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Mr. Brian Facemire, Upper School History Senior Profile: Jack Kainer When Jack is interested, Jack is as engaged and focused as a young man can be. He will need this characteristic at the Virginia Military Institute in the fall where he will continue his education and play collegiate soccer. Soccer has been a part of Jack’s life since I met him in seventh grade on the JV soccer team. I kind of had an idea he was special, but I didn’t know how special. Competition and a deep commitment to team run deep in Jack and his family. From his JV career, Jack went on to play four years of Varsity Lacrosse and win three back-to-back regular season, conference tournament and state titles with the Varsity Soccer team. He earned state player of the year honors in his senior season. In order to accomplish these goals, one has to be self-less, think first of your team, and then, if there’s time, of yourself. There must be a deep commitment to something greater than oneself. There have been many CHC faculty and coaches over the years, but Jack pinpointed two of the most influential in his life. First, Jack credits Mrs. Hummel with pushing him and getting him to the finish line in regards to college applications and acceptances. Second, Jack credits Coach Dave Brun with molding him into an elite athlete and soccer player. Without them, Jack says, he would be nowhere. Because of them, his dreams of service and collegiate athletics converge at VMI. In the midst of this global pandemic, I’m reminded of something of a positive outcome of these types of world-jarring events. In the wake of tragedies such as Pearl Harbor and 9/11 there has historically been a renewed call to public service. Jack will answer that call as will many others of his generation, just as generations before them have done. As the Memorial Day weekend waned my thoughts, as many people I suspect, were drawn to those I know who have given what Lincoln called, “the last full measure of devotion.” I reflect. I ask myself, “Could I do that?” I’m not so sure. Service is defined as the contribution to the welfare of others. Selfless is defined as having no concern for self. What I am sure about is that service requires selflessness and Jack exudes these qualities. You see Jack’s father served our nation as a Navy SEAL, though his service and ultimately his life was cut far too short due to illness. As I understand it, SEALs operate in highly functioning units called ‘Teams.’ If ever anything was in Jack’s blood, it’s the call to service and the deep commitment to putting your team first. I asked Jack, why VMI and why the US military? His answer was very Jack-like, succinct and one word. Service. Jack is happiest when he’s committed to something beyond himself. I suspect the United States Navy will be happy to get him in whatever capacity he decides to serve. At VMI Jack plans to study biology. His plans beyond that include a commission in the Navy, possibly as a doctor. Jack has always felt the call the serve. With a Cape Henry education behind him and a VMI education in front of him, Jack is poised to accomplish all his heart’s ambitions. Our country, our citizens, and all Jack’s future teammates, in whatever capacity they may come, will be the benefactors. We are so proud of you.
School is out but the Birthday Fairy wanted to send a special message to anyone celebrating their birthday in June!
Calling all Lower School families! Don’t forget to join Mrs. Hannah at 9:00 a.m. for a fun-filled End of Year Assembly!
Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Mrs. Kathleen Sharp, Middle School English Senior Brandon Midgette arrived at Cape Henry Collegiate in the 6th grade. Since that time, he has taken every opportunity to soak up all that CHC has to offer. While academically, he feels the most impactful classes have been his history ones, he believes he truly found himself when he became part of the Cape Henry running program. "I would say Cape Henry's running program has made the greatest impact on me. With the help of some middle school teachers, I was encouraged to try both cross country and track. I immediately fell in love with running. This led me to create the indoor track club team and eventually be part of our Indoor Track program at CHC." Brandon is eager to run off to Farmville in the fall and attend Longwood University. As Brandon explored other colleges and universities, he kept returning to Longwood. "Longwood stood out to me because of the history surrounding the university and the academic programs that they offered." Brandon hopes to pursue a degree in History/Secondary Education. "And the size of the school was the right size," he says. "I applied for Longwood’s summer decision and went up to Longwood to be personally told I was accepted into the University during the second week of of my Senior year! Longwood was the only school I applied to ... I’m looking forward to the new independence and a new chapter in my life." As he thinks about taking this next step, Brandon is quick to reflect on what he will leave behind here at CHC. "I'll miss most the community of Cape Henry Collegiate. Simply being able to walk the halls, visit old teachers, and still talk with them and keep up with them. I will miss that most." "For support and guidance, I would have to give a shout out to everyone. I can’t imagine Cape Henry without those who were there with me and for me -- As teachers or coaches or peers and family. Cape Henry is one big family. It's my family." Brandon knows that these past seven years have been special ones for him, and he offers this advice to the younger students of CHC: "My advice to younger CHC peers is to challenge yourself. Don’t just take the “easy” classes and join a club or sport. Be part of the community. Go to school early. Connect with others. I always showed up to school around 7am every morning...and that's when I made some amazing friends." As he continues to think back on his time on Mill Dam Road, he ends with, "I can’t say I have any regrets. I don’t think I would have wanted my Cape Henry experience to be in any different...well, other than what is out of my control. (coronavirus!!)" Good luck to you, Brandon, at Longwood and beyond! Congratulations!
Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Mrs. Amy Martin, Upper School History “He is a true mathematician!” Jad Shaheen has earned the utmost respect from his teachers at Cape Henry Collegiate. When asked about their impression of Jad, multiple members of the faculty confirmed that he has a great work ethic and attitude. He is the first to volunteer help, is smart, kind, and very social. His understanding of math made him the go-to person when the toughest questions were asked and his abilities pushed his classmates to further understanding of mathematical concepts. His growth even through senior year proves that Jad will do amazing things in life. When he takes on a new challenge he does so with enthusiasm and achieves great success! Personally, I have not had the pleasure of teaching Jad, but I sure wish I had based on this feedback and my limited interactions with him! What a legacy he leaves behind! Jad will be attending UVA in the fall. After considering some Ivy League schools and going through the application process for many including Harvard, Jad believes UVA is an all around great school for him and that he will be happy there. He has many connections to the school. Both his sister and cousin attend UVA. He is impressed with the academics and the proximity to home will be a plus as well. Upon visiting the beautiful campus of UVA, Jad felt that it is a school he would be happy attending. Since Jad was young, he knew he would apply to both UVA and Harvard. He applied early to both schools. He had also visited both campuses. He accompanied his father to Harvard for a reunion and has visited UVA to see his sister since she has been in attendance there. Jad never did a formal campus visit at either school, but was highly impressed with them during the time he spent walking around and interacting with the people at each university. Jad is unsure what he will major in, but is leaning toward math and sciences. Based on his teachers’ comments, any choice in this will be a great fit! He has loved his time at Cape Henry, but is looking most forward to being at a large school and meeting many new people. Jad has been at Cape Henry Collegiate since the first grade. He mentions that it has been a great school and has always served to prepare him for the years that follow. Those years are finally upon Jad and he will miss the familiarity of Cape Henry as he branches out and explores new avenues. Jad can remember his first day at Cape Henry and how much fun he had building legos in Mrs. Harris’s class with Ann-Porter and Steven Roper. He reflects on some fun during lunch in the lower school that involves Joshua Mickens and some experiments with hot sauce and jalapenos! Jad remembers fondly playing sports throughout middle school where he was the only student to win all three years of cup for middle school soccer. He also played jv lacrosse in 9th and 10th grade and was on varsity crew for one week of his senior year. In reflecting on fond memories at Cape Henry, Jad would also like to go on record to say that “the Yeet Seat was the first Rube Goldberg machine to ever be capped at 100% in Mr. Rodger’s physics class!” Looking back at his time at Cape Henry, Jad recognizes the huge impacts many of its teachers have had upon him. Specifically, Mrs. Thornton, Mr. Rudolph, and Mrs. Old to name a few, but he does note that there are just too many to list. One memorable experience was learning about longitude and latitude in the fifth grade. Jad fondly remembers how Mrs. Thornton wrapped herself in toilet paper to teach the class about this content. Overall, Jad notes that being at Cape Henry all these years has taught him many things, but first and foremost, it taught him how to work hard. Jad knows this will be a valuable lesson when moving on to the next chapter at UVA. During our interview, Jad notes that it is strange for him to give a recipe of the last 12 year. It has been a great school and he appreciates all of the teachers and the friends that he has grown up with. Jad’s advice to the younger students at Cape Henry is to enjoy your time and to not take everything so seriously. Looking back he wishes he had talked with more people during his time in the lower and middle school. He mentions he still made plenty of friends and had a lot of fun, but he knows how easy it is to get wrapped up and let some of those moments slip by. Jad thoughtfully points out that time goes by so fast and it can be taken away by something like Covid-19, so really appreciate the time you have and enjoy all the moments with your friends at Cape Henry Collegiate. We know you will do great things at UVA and beyond Jad! Remember your own advice and don’t forget to come back to visit us soon!
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Saturday June 6th, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

Class of 2020 - We are proud of you!
By: Ms. Ling Xie, CFO

“Persistent, thorough, cordial, and highly intelligent”; these are some of the words used to describe Jack from his advisor, Mrs. Leanne Self. Jack was quiet and didn’t speak much when he first joined Cape Henry Collegiate in his ninth grade in the Fall of 2016 from China. Mrs. Self, who was also Jack’s English 11 teacher, states that “he became comfortable articulating his opinion in the public speaking unit and argued intelligently in his persuasive research paper”. After spending four years at Cape Henry, he has transformed to someone who doesn’t have any problem voicing his opinion as well as maintaining an “A” in a very demanding English class.
When asked about the most impactful course at CHC, Jack loved AP statistics which was one of the courses that he learned the most. He states that “AP statistics not only makes me change my perspective about the world, but also makes me enhance my critical thinking skills when looking at certain conclusions drawn from statistics”.

Jack is greatly thankful for all of the teachers at Cape Henry, and would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Self, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mrs. Gregory for their patience, responsiveness, and tremendous support throughout the years.

In this fall, Jack is excited to start his new journey at Boston College, where he plans to double major in Accounting and Finance. Small classroom sizes, academic rigor and school spirit, reputable undergraduate business program were some of the key factors that Jack had in mind when applying for colleges. He also loves skiing, which made the college decision easier for him.

With no doubt, Jack will miss the most his teachers and friends in the Cape Henry Community. He’d like to give the following advice to the younger CHC peers: “actively take advantage of the great opportunities provided by CHC including the extracurricular activities such as community service, etc., which will make you have a stronger sense of belonging. In addition, don’t’ be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to discover your full potential”.

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Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Ms. Ling Xie, CFO “Persistent, thorough, cordial, and highly intelligent”; these are some of the words used to describe Jack from his advisor, Mrs. Leanne Self. Jack was quiet and didn’t speak much when he first joined Cape Henry Collegiate in his ninth grade in the Fall of 2016 from China. Mrs. Self, who was also Jack’s English 11 teacher, states that “he became comfortable articulating his opinion in the public speaking unit and argued intelligently in his persuasive research paper”. After spending four years at Cape Henry, he has transformed to someone who doesn’t have any problem voicing his opinion as well as maintaining an “A” in a very demanding English class. When asked about the most impactful course at CHC, Jack loved AP statistics which was one of the courses that he learned the most. He states that “AP statistics not only makes me change my perspective about the world, but also makes me enhance my critical thinking skills when looking at certain conclusions drawn from statistics”. Jack is greatly thankful for all of the teachers at Cape Henry, and would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Self, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mrs. Gregory for their patience, responsiveness, and tremendous support throughout the years. In this fall, Jack is excited to start his new journey at Boston College, where he plans to double major in Accounting and Finance. Small classroom sizes, academic rigor and school spirit, reputable undergraduate business program were some of the key factors that Jack had in mind when applying for colleges. He also loves skiing, which made the college decision easier for him. With no doubt, Jack will miss the most his teachers and friends in the Cape Henry Community. He’d like to give the following advice to the younger CHC peers: “actively take advantage of the great opportunities provided by CHC including the extracurricular activities such as community service, etc., which will make you have a stronger sense of belonging. In addition, don’t’ be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to discover your full potential”. Good luck with your next chapter at Boston College, future CPA.

Friday June 5th, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

Class of 2020 - We are proud of you!
By: Ms. Robyn Judge, Upper School English

Serene. Introspective. Observant. These are but a few words that come to mind when first you come to know Ryan Olivia Tucker. But what lies beneath her calm and peaceful countenance is a driven and determined dynamo, a person whose focus and perspective never wavers, and these qualities combine to make Olivia a successful and remarkable young person whose zest for following her dream is unquenchable.

As Olivia contemplated her choice of colleges and universities this year, she found herself in a dilemma. With her possible majors in mind—biomedical engineering or public health—she focused on what she felt would best fit her educational and personal needs. On the one hand, the University of Virginia seemed like a fine choice, but perhaps too comfortable. “UVA felt too familiar; it seemed like an extension of CHC, in a way, and I wanted to experience something different,” said Olivia. Longing for a new challenge, Olivia considered attending college in San Diego but finally decided on the University of Washington. “Life in Seattle excites me,” she said. “I’m ready to be more uncomfortable.”

Perhaps that desire to spread her wings stemmed from the camaraderie and support she found at CHC. Olivia, a three-year veteran of Cape Henry Collegiate, has always found solace and friendship at the school. She enjoyed the intimacy of the classes and closeness with familiar faculty and friends. In particular, Olivia enjoyed the challenging curriculum, especially her International Relations and Biochemistry classes. Olivia found inspiration in Mr. McGraw’s International Relations class. “It was cool to hear different perspectives and to share open dialogue in his class. He cares about students and provides a fun atmosphere, but he also has high standards,” said Olivia. Mr. McGraw says of Olivia, “She is one of the most thoughtful students in the senior class. When Olivia speaks, her classmates stop and listen because they know it's going to be good.”

Additionally, Olivia credits Ms. Moore’s exceptional knowledge of science for inspiring her own love of science. “Her class offered real life implications and application to the real world. Ms. Moore’s class solidified my career decision,” said Olivia. Olivia made an indelible impression upon Ms. Moore also. “As the only senior in our Bell 1 AP biology class this year, Olivia set the bar high for the juniors, which I so appreciated. Juniors were on their toes if they were paired up with Olivia in the lab! Her joy in studying biology was evident in her beautiful and meticulously hand-drawn color study guides. She is one smart, deliberate and dedicated scientist,” said Ms. Moore.

But life for Olivia is not only about her focus on a future medical career. Olivia, an avid dancer, intends to remain focused on her passion. She may even minor in dance, she said, or perhaps find a dance studio nearby campus.

Despite what Olivia calls the “unbelievable circumstances” of her 2020 graduation from CHC, she is looking forward to a new chapter in her life. “I have no regrets about my time spent here at CHC,” said Olivia. “I don’t focus on the little things; I focus on the big picture.” And for Ryan Olivia Tucker, there is a wide and exciting world out there just waiting for her to conquer.
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Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Ms. Robyn Judge, Upper School English Serene. Introspective. Observant. These are but a few words that come to mind when first you come to know Ryan Olivia Tucker. But what lies beneath her calm and peaceful countenance is a driven and determined dynamo, a person whose focus and perspective never wavers, and these qualities combine to make Olivia a successful and remarkable young person whose zest for following her dream is unquenchable. As Olivia contemplated her choice of colleges and universities this year, she found herself in a dilemma. With her possible majors in mind—biomedical engineering or public health—she focused on what she felt would best fit her educational and personal needs. On the one hand, the University of Virginia seemed like a fine choice, but perhaps too comfortable. “UVA felt too familiar; it seemed like an extension of CHC, in a way, and I wanted to experience something different,” said Olivia. Longing for a new challenge, Olivia considered attending college in San Diego but finally decided on the University of Washington. “Life in Seattle excites me,” she said. “I’m ready to be more uncomfortable.” Perhaps that desire to spread her wings stemmed from the camaraderie and support she found at CHC. Olivia, a three-year veteran of Cape Henry Collegiate, has always found solace and friendship at the school. She enjoyed the intimacy of the classes and closeness with familiar faculty and friends. In particular, Olivia enjoyed the challenging curriculum, especially her International Relations and Biochemistry classes. Olivia found inspiration in Mr. McGraw’s International Relations class. “It was cool to hear different perspectives and to share open dialogue in his class. He cares about students and provides a fun atmosphere, but he also has high standards,” said Olivia. Mr. McGraw says of Olivia, “She is one of the most thoughtful students in the senior class. When Olivia speaks, her classmates stop and listen because they know its going to be good.” Additionally, Olivia credits Ms. Moore’s exceptional knowledge of science for inspiring her own love of science. “Her class offered real life implications and application to the real world. Ms. Moore’s class solidified my career decision,” said Olivia. Olivia made an indelible impression upon Ms. Moore also. “As the only senior in our Bell 1 AP biology class this year, Olivia set the bar high for the juniors, which I so appreciated. Juniors were on their toes if they were paired up with Olivia in the lab! Her joy in studying biology was evident in her beautiful and meticulously hand-drawn color study guides. She is one smart, deliberate and dedicated scientist,” said Ms. Moore. But life for Olivia is not only about her focus on a future medical career. Olivia, an avid dancer, intends to remain focused on her passion. She may even minor in dance, she said, or perhaps find a dance studio nearby campus. Despite what Olivia calls the “unbelievable circumstances” of her 2020 graduation from CHC, she is looking forward to a new chapter in her life. “I have no regrets about my time spent here at CHC,” said Olivia. “I don’t focus on the little things; I focus on the big picture.” And for Ryan Olivia Tucker, there is a wide and exciting world out there just waiting for her to conquer.

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U Dub is a great school. My cousin and her husband went there for their graduate degrees and absolutely love everything about it.

Congratulations! Definitely going to miss you at the Cape Olivia. Good luck.

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Friday June 5th, 2020

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Happy Birthday Max on June 13th 🥳

Happy Birthday Sis !

Wendy is the birthday fairy??? I love this ❤️ Amanda Lehtonen Kc OsteenJessica Jones Miller

Happy Birthday, Michael!!

Thursday June 4th, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

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I would say “we do” live that mission and that is why parents, and their kids, faculty, etc. choose Cape Henry over the vast offering of private & public schools within Hampton Roads.

Yes but thank you for spreading the word publicly in this difficult time and remind us when we get back together to embrace everyone in the community regardless of any differences we have felt recently.

This is forever work. I look forward to continuing to work towards an inclusive, anti-racist community. No education institution / community has gotten this right yet. Let’s do the work!

Well stated. Thank you Dr. Christopher Garren!

Thursday June 4th, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

Class of 2020 - We are proud of you!
By: Mr. Brian Facemire, Upper School History
Senior Profile: Jack Kainer

When Jack is interested, Jack is as engaged and focused as a young man can be. He will need this characteristic at the Virginia Military Institute in the fall where he will continue his education and play collegiate soccer. Soccer has been a part of Jack’s life since I met him in seventh grade on the JV soccer team. I kind of had an idea he was special, but I didn’t know how special. Competition and a deep commitment to team run deep in Jack and his family.

From his JV career, Jack went on to play four years of Varsity Lacrosse and win three back-to-back regular season, conference tournament and state titles with the Varsity Soccer team. He earned state player of the year honors in his senior season. In order to accomplish these goals, one has to be self-less, think first of your team, and then, if there’s time, of yourself. There must be a deep commitment to something greater than oneself.

There have been many CHC faculty and coaches over the years, but Jack pinpointed two of the most influential in his life. First, Jack credits Mrs. Hummel with pushing him and getting him to the finish line in regards to college applications and acceptances. Second, Jack credits Coach Dave Brun with molding him into an elite athlete and soccer player. Without them, Jack says, he would be nowhere. Because of them, his dreams of service and collegiate athletics converge at VMI.

In the midst of this global pandemic, I’m reminded of something of a positive outcome of these types of world-jarring events. In the wake of tragedies such as Pearl Harbor and 9/11 there has historically been a renewed call to public service. Jack will answer that call as will many others of his generation, just as generations before them have done. As the Memorial Day weekend waned my thoughts, as many people I suspect, were drawn to those I know who have given what Lincoln called, “the last full measure of devotion.” I reflect. I ask myself, “Could I do that?” I’m not so sure. Service is defined as the contribution to the welfare of others. Selfless is defined as having no concern for self. What I am sure about is that service requires selflessness and Jack exudes these qualities.

You see Jack’s father served our nation as a Navy SEAL, though his service and ultimately his life was cut far too short due to illness. As I understand it, SEALs operate in highly functioning units called ‘Teams.’ If ever anything was in Jack’s blood, it’s the call to service and the deep commitment to putting your team first. I asked Jack, why VMI and why the US military? His answer was very Jack-like, succinct and one word. Service. Jack is happiest when he’s committed to something beyond himself. I suspect the United States Navy will be happy to get him in whatever capacity he decides to serve.

At VMI Jack plans to study biology. His plans beyond that include a commission in the Navy, possibly as a doctor. Jack has always felt the call the serve. With a Cape Henry education behind him and a VMI education in front of him, Jack is poised to accomplish all his heart’s ambitions. Our country, our citizens, and all Jack’s future teammates, in whatever capacity they may come, will be the benefactors.

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Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Mr. Brian Facemire, Upper School History Senior Profile: Jack Kainer When Jack is interested, Jack is as engaged and focused as a young man can be. He will need this characteristic at the Virginia Military Institute in the fall where he will continue his education and play collegiate soccer. Soccer has been a part of Jack’s life since I met him in seventh grade on the JV soccer team. I kind of had an idea he was special, but I didn’t know how special. Competition and a deep commitment to team run deep in Jack and his family. From his JV career, Jack went on to play four years of Varsity Lacrosse and win three back-to-back regular season, conference tournament and state titles with the Varsity Soccer team. He earned state player of the year honors in his senior season. In order to accomplish these goals, one has to be self-less, think first of your team, and then, if there’s time, of yourself. There must be a deep commitment to something greater than oneself. There have been many CHC faculty and coaches over the years, but Jack pinpointed two of the most influential in his life. First, Jack credits Mrs. Hummel with pushing him and getting him to the finish line in regards to college applications and acceptances. Second, Jack credits Coach Dave Brun with molding him into an elite athlete and soccer player. Without them, Jack says, he would be nowhere. Because of them, his dreams of service and collegiate athletics converge at VMI. In the midst of this global pandemic, I’m reminded of something of a positive outcome of these types of world-jarring events. In the wake of tragedies such as Pearl Harbor and 9/11 there has historically been a renewed call to public service. Jack will answer that call as will many others of his generation, just as generations before them have done. As the Memorial Day weekend waned my thoughts, as many people I suspect, were drawn to those I know who have given what Lincoln called, “the last full measure of devotion.” I reflect. I ask myself, “Could I do that?” I’m not so sure. Service is defined as the contribution to the welfare of others. Selfless is defined as having no concern for self. What I am sure about is that service requires selflessness and Jack exudes these qualities. You see Jack’s father served our nation as a Navy SEAL, though his service and ultimately his life was cut far too short due to illness. As I understand it, SEALs operate in highly functioning units called ‘Teams.’ If ever anything was in Jack’s blood, it’s the call to service and the deep commitment to putting your team first. I asked Jack, why VMI and why the US military? His answer was very Jack-like, succinct and one word. Service. Jack is happiest when he’s committed to something beyond himself. I suspect the United States Navy will be happy to get him in whatever capacity he decides to serve. At VMI Jack plans to study biology. His plans beyond that include a commission in the Navy, possibly as a doctor. Jack has always felt the call the serve. With a Cape Henry education behind him and a VMI education in front of him, Jack is poised to accomplish all his heart’s ambitions. Our country, our citizens, and all Jack’s future teammates, in whatever capacity they may come, will be the benefactors. We are so proud of you.

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Congratulations Betsy and Jack! We are so impressed with all you have accomplished and wish you all the best at VMI!

Congratulations, Jack! Paul and I are so proud of you. What a great future!

You must be so proud! Congratulations to you for raising such a fine young man. And congratulations to Jack for all he has accomplished thus far and for the blazing path he is setting for his future.

That letter brought me to tears! So happy for you Jack! Sending you a BIG Congratulations for everything you have accomplished this far in your short life. Keep working hard, stay focused and I know you will accomplish so much more! And like your dad serving our country is the most honorable thing a person can do. I know you are making him proud. Good luck, have fun and be the best you can be! 💪💙💖🎉⚓⚽🎓🎉

So proud of this amazing young man! His talents on the field can't camouflage the immense size of his heart and commitment to the greater community. Jack - you have taught me as much as I have nagged you. I'm going to miss you, kid!

What a beautiful description of your son! Congratulations!

Congratulations Jack. Going to miss you in my office each day. Best of luck to you!!!

Yay Jack! Congratulations. What a nice bio too!

Getting his well-deserved TCIS Boys Soccer Player of the Year award. www.chcsphotos.com/chcs/2019fallboyssoccerpostseason/IMG_2019_boys_soccer_postseason_9680_crop.JPG

Wow! Congrats to this fine young man!

Congratulations Jack!!

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Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

Class of 2020 - We are proud of you!
By: Mrs. Kathleen Sharp, Middle School English

Senior Brandon Midgette arrived at Cape Henry Collegiate in the 6th grade. Since that time, he has taken every opportunity to soak up all that CHC has to offer. While academically, he feels the most impactful classes have been his history ones, he believes he truly found himself when he became part of the Cape Henry running program.

"I would say Cape Henry's running program has made the greatest impact on me. With the help of some middle school teachers, I was encouraged to try both cross country and track. I immediately fell in love with running. This led me to create the indoor track club team and eventually be part of our Indoor Track program at CHC."

Brandon is eager to run off to Farmville in the fall and attend Longwood University. As Brandon explored other colleges and universities, he kept returning to Longwood. "Longwood stood out to me because of the history surrounding the university and the academic programs that they offered." Brandon hopes to pursue a degree in History/Secondary Education. "And the size of the school was the right size," he says.

"I applied for Longwood’s summer decision and went up to Longwood to be personally told I was accepted into the University during the second week of of my Senior year! Longwood was the only school I applied to ... I’m looking forward to the new independence and a new chapter in my life."

As he thinks about taking this next step, Brandon is quick to reflect on what he will leave behind here at CHC. "I'll miss most the community of Cape Henry Collegiate. Simply being able to walk the halls, visit old teachers, and still talk with them and keep up with them. I will miss that most."

"For support and guidance, I would have to give a shout out to everyone. I can’t imagine Cape Henry without those who were there with me and for me -- As teachers or coaches or peers and family. Cape Henry is one big family. It's my family."

Brandon knows that these past seven years have been special ones for him, and he offers this advice to the younger students of CHC: "My advice to younger CHC peers is to challenge yourself. Don’t just take the “easy” classes and join a club or sport. Be part of the community. Go to school early. Connect with others. I always showed up to school around 7am every morning...and that's when I made some amazing friends."

As he continues to think back on his time on Mill Dam Road, he ends with, "I can’t say I have any regrets. I don’t think I would have wanted my Cape Henry experience to be in any different...well, other than what is out of my control. (coronavirus!!)"

Good luck to you, Brandon, at Longwood and beyond! Congratulations!
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Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Mrs. Kathleen Sharp, Middle School English Senior Brandon Midgette arrived at Cape Henry Collegiate in the 6th grade. Since that time, he has taken every opportunity to soak up all that CHC has to offer. While academically, he feels the most impactful classes have been his history ones, he believes he truly found himself when he became part of the Cape Henry running program. I would say Cape Henrys running program has made the greatest impact on me. With the help of some middle school teachers, I was encouraged to try both cross country and track. I immediately fell in love with running. This led me to create the indoor track club team and eventually be part of our Indoor Track program at CHC. Brandon is eager to run off to Farmville in the fall and attend Longwood University. As Brandon explored other colleges and universities, he kept returning to Longwood. Longwood stood out to me because of the history surrounding the university and the academic programs that they offered. Brandon hopes to pursue a degree in History/Secondary Education. And the size of the school was the right size, he says. I applied for Longwood’s summer decision and went up to Longwood to be personally told I was accepted into the University during the second week of of my Senior year! Longwood was the only school I applied to ... I’m looking forward to the new independence and a new chapter in my life. As he thinks about taking this next step, Brandon is quick to reflect on what he will leave behind here at CHC. Ill miss most the community of Cape Henry Collegiate. Simply being able to walk the halls, visit old teachers, and still talk with them and keep up with them. I will miss that most. For support and guidance, I would have to give a shout out to everyone. I can’t imagine Cape Henry without those who were there with me and for me -- As teachers or coaches or peers and family. Cape Henry is one big family. Its my family. Brandon knows that these past seven years have been special ones for him, and he offers this advice to the younger students of CHC: My advice to younger CHC peers is to challenge yourself. Don’t just take the “easy” classes and join a club or sport. Be part of the community. Go to school early. Connect with others. I always showed up to school around 7am every morning...and thats when I made some amazing friends. As he continues to think back on his time on Mill Dam Road, he ends with, I can’t say I have any regrets. I don’t think I would have wanted my Cape Henry experience to be in any different...well, other than what is out of my control. (coronavirus!!) Good luck to you, Brandon, at Longwood and beyond! Congratulations!

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I adore Brandon!! He’s one of my morning boys that comes in early. We will miss you! Best wishes ❤️

So happy for you and proud of you, Brandon! Congratulations on your graduation!!!

Congratulations Brandon!!

We love you, Brandon! xoxo

CONGRATULATIONS Brandon!!! 🎓🎉🎈

Yay, Brandon!!! Love you! 💕

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Tuesday June 2nd, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

Summer is time to readlax! Enjoy today's story from Mrs. Hannah!

Red (A Crayon's Story) by Michael Hall
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Tuesday June 2nd, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

Class of 2020 - We are proud of you!
By: Mrs. Amy Martin, Upper School History

“He is a true mathematician!” Jad Shaheen has earned the utmost respect from his teachers at Cape Henry Collegiate. When asked about their impression of Jad, multiple members of the faculty confirmed that he has a great work ethic and attitude. He is the first to volunteer help, is smart, kind, and very social. His understanding of math made him the go-to person when the toughest questions were asked and his abilities pushed his classmates to further understanding of mathematical concepts. His growth even through senior year proves that Jad will do amazing things in life. When he takes on a new challenge he does so with enthusiasm and achieves great success! Personally, I have not had the pleasure of teaching Jad, but I sure wish I had based on this feedback and my limited interactions with him! What a legacy he leaves behind!

Jad will be attending UVA in the fall. After considering some Ivy League schools and going through the application process for many including Harvard, Jad believes UVA is an all around great school for him and that he will be happy there. He has many connections to the school. Both his sister and cousin attend UVA. He is impressed with the academics and the proximity to home will be a plus as well. Upon visiting the beautiful campus of UVA, Jad felt that it is a school he would be happy attending.

Since Jad was young, he knew he would apply to both UVA and Harvard. He applied early to both schools. He had also visited both campuses. He accompanied his father to Harvard for a reunion and has visited UVA to see his sister since she has been in attendance there. Jad never did a formal campus visit at either school, but was highly impressed with them during the time he spent walking around and interacting with the people at each university. Jad is unsure what he will major in, but is leaning toward math and sciences. Based on his teachers’ comments, any choice in this will be a great fit! He has loved his time at Cape Henry, but is looking most forward to being at a large school and meeting many new people.

Jad has been at Cape Henry Collegiate since the first grade. He mentions that it has been a great school and has always served to prepare him for the years that follow. Those years are finally upon Jad and he will miss the familiarity of Cape Henry as he branches out and explores new avenues.

Jad can remember his first day at Cape Henry and how much fun he had building legos in Mrs. Harris’s class with Ann-Porter and Steven Roper. He reflects on some fun during lunch in the lower school that involves Joshua Mickens and some experiments with hot sauce and jalapenos! Jad remembers fondly playing sports throughout middle school where he was the only student to win all three years of cup for middle school soccer. He also played jv lacrosse in 9th and 10th grade and was on varsity crew for one week of his senior year. In reflecting on fond memories at Cape Henry, Jad would also like to go on record to say that “the Yeet Seat was the first Rube Goldberg machine to ever be capped at 100% in Mr. Rodger’s physics class!”

Looking back at his time at Cape Henry, Jad recognizes the huge impacts many of its teachers have had upon him. Specifically, Mrs. Thornton, Mr. Rudolph, and Mrs. Old to name a few, but he does note that there are just too many to list. One memorable experience was learning about longitude and latitude in the fifth grade. Jad fondly remembers how Mrs. Thornton wrapped herself in toilet paper to teach the class about this content. Overall, Jad notes that being at Cape Henry all these years has taught him many things, but first and foremost, it taught him how to work hard. Jad knows this will be a valuable lesson when moving on to the next chapter at UVA. During our interview, Jad notes that it is strange for him to give a recipe of the last 12 year. It has been a great school and he appreciates all of the teachers and the friends that he has grown up with.

Jad’s advice to the younger students at Cape Henry is to enjoy your time and to not take everything so seriously. Looking back he wishes he had talked with more people during his time in the lower and middle school. He mentions he still made plenty of friends and had a lot of fun, but he knows how easy it is to get wrapped up and let some of those moments slip by. Jad thoughtfully points out that time goes by so fast and it can be taken away by something like Covid-19, so really appreciate the time you have and enjoy all the moments with your friends at Cape Henry Collegiate.

We know you will do great things at UVA and beyond Jad! Remember your own advice and don’t forget to come back to visit us soon!
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Class of 2020 - We are proud of you! By: Mrs. Amy Martin, Upper School History “He is a true mathematician!” Jad Shaheen has earned the utmost respect from his teachers at Cape Henry Collegiate. When asked about their impression of Jad, multiple members of the faculty confirmed that he has a great work ethic and attitude. He is the first to volunteer help, is smart, kind, and very social. His understanding of math made him the go-to person when the toughest questions were asked and his abilities pushed his classmates to further understanding of mathematical concepts. His growth even through senior year proves that Jad will do amazing things in life. When he takes on a new challenge he does so with enthusiasm and achieves great success! Personally, I have not had the pleasure of teaching Jad, but I sure wish I had based on this feedback and my limited interactions with him! What a legacy he leaves behind! Jad will be attending UVA in the fall. After considering some Ivy League schools and going through the application process for many including Harvard, Jad believes UVA is an all around great school for him and that he will be happy there. He has many connections to the school. Both his sister and cousin attend UVA. He is impressed with the academics and the proximity to home will be a plus as well. Upon visiting the beautiful campus of UVA, Jad felt that it is a school he would be happy attending. Since Jad was young, he knew he would apply to both UVA and Harvard. He applied early to both schools. He had also visited both campuses. He accompanied his father to Harvard for a reunion and has visited UVA to see his sister since she has been in attendance there. Jad never did a formal campus visit at either school, but was highly impressed with them during the time he spent walking around and interacting with the people at each university. Jad is unsure what he will major in, but is leaning toward math and sciences. Based on his teachers’ comments, any choice in this will be a great fit! He has loved his time at Cape Henry, but is looking most forward to being at a large school and meeting many new people. Jad has been at Cape Henry Collegiate since the first grade. He mentions that it has been a great school and has always served to prepare him for the years that follow. Those years are finally upon Jad and he will miss the familiarity of Cape Henry as he branches out and explores new avenues. Jad can remember his first day at Cape Henry and how much fun he had building legos in Mrs. Harris’s class with Ann-Porter and Steven Roper. He reflects on some fun during lunch in the lower school that involves Joshua Mickens and some experiments with hot sauce and jalapenos! Jad remembers fondly playing sports throughout middle school where he was the only student to win all three years of cup for middle school soccer. He also played jv lacrosse in 9th and 10th grade and was on varsity crew for one week of his senior year. In reflecting on fond memories at Cape Henry, Jad would also like to go on record to say that “the Yeet Seat was the first Rube Goldberg machine to ever be capped at 100% in Mr. Rodger’s physics class!” Looking back at his time at Cape Henry, Jad recognizes the huge impacts many of its teachers have had upon him. Specifically, Mrs. Thornton, Mr. Rudolph, and Mrs. Old to name a few, but he does note that there are just too many to list. One memorable experience was learning about longitude and latitude in the fifth grade. Jad fondly remembers how Mrs. Thornton wrapped herself in toilet paper to teach the class about this content. Overall, Jad notes that being at Cape Henry all these years has taught him many things, but first and foremost, it taught him how to work hard. Jad knows this will be a valuable lesson when moving on to the next chapter at UVA. During our interview, Jad notes that it is strange for him to give a recipe of the last 12 year. It has been a great school and he appreciates all of the teachers and the friends that he has grown up with. Jad’s advice to the younger students at Cape Henry is to enjoy your time and to not take everything so seriously. Looking back he wishes he had talked with more people during his time in the lower and middle school. He mentions he still made plenty of friends and had a lot of fun, but he knows how easy it is to get wrapped up and let some of those moments slip by. Jad thoughtfully points out that time goes by so fast and it can be taken away by something like Covid-19, so really appreciate the time you have and enjoy all the moments with your friends at Cape Henry Collegiate. We know you will do great things at UVA and beyond Jad! Remember your own advice and don’t forget to come back to visit us soon!

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Yay, Jad! Can’t wait to hear about the great things you’ll accomplish! 🎉🎓🎊

Congrats!

Congrats Jad!!!!

Congrats!!!

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020

Cape Henry Collegiate

The one and only Mrs. Schnekser wants to remind us all to get out and "Walk Like an Explorer" this summer!

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Monday June 1st, 2020

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Mrs. Hannah reads "A Big Guy Took My Ball" by Mo Willems.
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