Upper School Newsletter, Week of 10/23


Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:


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Lady Royals Golf – Regional Champions

Congratulations to the Lady Royals golf team who won its first regional title in program history! Morgan Baxendale (10th), Jennifer Prengergast (12th), Courtney Zeng (12th), Kelsey Zeng (10th), and Taylor Zeng (7th) will compete in the state finals on Tuesday, October 28.


Alternative Lunch

We will be having an alternative lunch on Wednesday November 5, 2014. US SGA is offering an alternative lunch for students in grades 5-12 and faculty to purchase that day.  We are offering a Chick-fil-a meal for $5.00
1 Chick-fil-a sandwich with chips and water – $5.00
Extra sandwich – additional $3.00
Please visit  to order this lunch if interested. Please submit your order by Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3pm.

Annual Guidance Meetings

The annual Henry Chapel Guidance Meetings for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are scheduled for Wednesday, November 19. In this meeting, all attendees will hear important college information from University of Alabama, Gordon College, and Mississippi College representatives. In addition, Ms. Natalie Holter will give a presentation on SAT/ACT Test Preparation, and a member of the TFA Guidance team will cover various college and academic updates.

Specific meeting times and more information for each grade level meeting can be found at the link below. While students are required to attend, parents are also strongly encouraged to come! We hope to see you there!

For more information and to reserve a seat for your child’s respective grade level meeting, please visit the following Signup Genius link:

9th Grade:

10th Grade:

11th Grade:

Homecoming Football Game

Royals Football takes on Holy Trinity this Friday, October 23 at 7:00pm. Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the game! Be sure to come out and support your Royals!

 Veterans Day Chapel

The First Academy’s Wounded Warrior club is proud to honor “Our Heroes” of the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Chapel will include a special recognition of our Vietnam War Veterans. Join us on November 5th 10am- Faith Hall.

 Homecoming Dance

This year, Homecoming will be a dessert-only dance. We would encourage you to enjoy the restaurant of your choice at your leisure and join us, Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm, for dessert and dancing beginning at 7:30pm.

Join Patrick Henry College in a regional Moot Court Tournament at UCF!

Moot court is a simulation of what appellate arguments look like, following the same procedures used in district, circuit, and the Supreme Court level.  Every year students from schools across the country are given a case set in a fictional state that touches on two constitutional questions.  Each team is composed of two people, each of which will argue one of the issues in the case.  For this year’s case, the creators of the case have given PHC a harder road than most other schools because the case deals with mandatory ultrasounds before pursuing an abortion, and whether that violates the woman’s fourteenth amendment rights, coupled with the question of whether the requirements on doctors to authorize certain procedures and act in a certain way violates their first amendment free speech rights.

This event will take place at 3:45 pm at UCF on Friday, November 7th. To RSVP please email Aaron Kamakawiwoole, the Assistant Director of Admissions at by Monday, November 3rd.  Dinner will be provided following the competition and parents are welcome too!


Yale Young Global Scholars Program

An official Yale University program, participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.Apply now for summer 2015!

The online application can be found here. Application deadline is February 26, 2015

Session dates for summer 2015 are:

Politics, Law, and Economics (PLE) – June 23 – July 6

International Affairs and Security (IAS) – July 9 – July 22
(formerly known as Studies in Grand Strategy)

Science, Policy, and Innovation (SPI) – July 25 – August 7


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