Class Ring Ceremony
This past Thursday, Fork Union Military Academy class rings were presented to those cadets who had purchased their ring from Jostens. RADM J. Scott Burhoe, the Academy's President, presented the rings individually with his hearty congratulations to each cadet.
A reception for cadets and their families followed the ring ceremony at Vaughan Hall in the Social Center.
Round Four of the Chili Wars
Cadet Winning Company Named in 2nd Annual Chili Wars, Will Face Athletic Department on February 8th
"This was a hard fought competition for the last four weeks with all cadet companies trying their hardest to win. Unfortunately, as with all competitions, there can be only one winner." —Mr. Larry McIlnay
It was "an interesting morning, to say the least," in the words of Director of Dining Services Larry McIlnay, as Alpha, Charlie, and Echo went head to head to determine who would win bragging rights in the barracks for 2017. The music was blaring with onions, celery, and peppers being chopped to the beat of the music as the cadet chefs readied their entries in time for the competition to begin at 1130 hours this past Thursday.
Mr. McIlnay reports that the competition started out to be close in the beginning as the votes started to add up, but #1 pulled away and never looked back. When the final vote was tallied, Echo Company garnered 159 votes. Alpha Company came in second with 85 votes, and the chili entry from Charlie Company came in third with 63 votes.
Echo Company will next face the staff & faculty winner, the Athletic Department, in the championship round to be decided on Thursday, February 9th.
The Guidance Department
As always, the Guidance Department is hard at work helping cadets complete college applications, scheduling career seminars, and planning college road trips.
Read all about what the Guidance Department has been up to, and is planning for the future, in the blog post published by Director of Guidance, COL Rob Feathers: