School news

On April 18 the Randolph-Macon Academy Drill Team competed in the C.D. Hylton Drill Competition, which was held at C.D. Hylton Senior High School in Woodbridge. Six teams entered the competition: Armed Regulation, Color Guard, Inspection, Unarmed Regulation, 1st Year Color Guard and 1st Year Unarmed Regulation.

The 1st Year Color Guard team scored 198 out of 200, earning a second-place trophy. Team members included Commander Ryan Latham, Kaibang Yang, Cyrus Lesko and Shuai Gu.

The Inspection team earned a third-place trophy. Team members were Commander John Camarella, Cyrus Lesko, Doug Brennand, Victoria Voellm, Lizzie Ma, Abby Wang, Ixel Ochoa, Chloe Pham, Amy Go and Omar Bran.

Drill Team coach Retired U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Tina Laing noted the Armed Regulation team earned 306/300 points and extra points given to Commander Doug Brennand for his command voice.

Also performing were the Color Guard team with a score of 94/100 and Unarmed Regulation received a score of 193/200.

This year R-MA has performed in two drill competitions and has taken home nine trophies: five first place, three second place and one third place.

The school’s next competition is the Air Force Association State Drill Meet today 25 at Atlee High School near Richmond.

R-MA Interact Club

Twenty eight students from Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School Interact Club went to Camp Alkulana in Millboro Springs April 17-19 for its Inaugural Middle School Interact Retreat.

The purpose of the retreat was to celebrate the achievement of over 1,000 hours of service for the school year and the raising of nearly $8,000 since inception in fundraisers for local, regional and worldwide charities.

The R-MA Middle School Interact Club was chartered in 2011 by the Rotary Club of Linden.