Parent Association Gives Grant for Classroom Technology
A recent grant of more than $7,000 from the Parents' Association funded the recent purchase of a Newline Interactive Touch Screen for one of our newly-renovated classrooms in Wicker Science Hall where CPT Joe Howard is currently teaching Chemistry. The screen has been used virtually every day since its installation and is more powerful and offers a number of features not found in a standard projection system.
In a thank you letter to the Parents' Association, Academic Dean, COL Todd Giszack, said "Purchases like this make us better, and help to improve our school program."
"It has been a really useful tool in the classroom," says CPT Howard. "The size of it alone gives it a huge advantage over a simple projector in a larger classroom. Not to mention the touch screen makes it much easier to flip through notes while highlighting important sections or work through examples right there on the screen."
Food Service Experts
Many in the Estes Dining Hall have worked at the Academy for decades
Some of the Academy's longest-tenured employees can be found in the Estes Dining Hall, where they quietly prepare meals for hundreds of cadets and staff members three times each day.
But few can come close to Phillip Dabney for length of career at Fork Union Military Academy, as Phillip has worked at FUMA since 1952. That's about 64 years of feeding teenagers!
Charlie Company Wins Food Drive
Charlie Company takes top honors for collecting the most food during the company competition. More importantly the much needed food will put food on the tables of less fortunate families that the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank provides in the Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Verona, and Winchester areas.