Graduation. It’s always bittersweet—leaving what is known and casting a line out in new water, finding a fresh way to define the future. For Ellen Apotheker, these concepts are nothing new and, in fact, offer a way of returning rather than departing.
"The sand and the sea is all I need," Marshall Joyce.
The ocean, where Marshall recalls his first memories. The ocean, where Marshall relishes his most cherished activities. And the ocean, where Marshall will pursue his calling. Marshall Joyce's journey began 200 steps from the warm sand in Virginia Beach, examining the various ships entering and leaving the vast Atlantic Ocean. For a brief period, his journey took him to the cold north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he described, "the most difficult time of his life." However, it was in Pittsburgh where Marshall ultimately realized his passion, wanting nothing more than to be connected to the ocean and to always find the positives in life.
At Cape Henry, we honor our Legends with a walk through the hall where everyone in the school can see the students who had the fortitude and luck to spend the entirety of their educational careers at CHC. Having joined our community as a Junior, Briggs Standing will never get the chance to earn that honor, and that is something he is completely at peace with. He attended the school west of Cape Henry through Middle School and then that’s when the great theme of Brigg’s life kicked in: Curiosity.
by Mr. Chris Souther, Upper School Science Teacher
One of my favorite artists, Andy Warhol, once said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Well, that explains why Haicheng “Tina” Zou, an International student from China, is always in the middle of things at Cape Henry. She has always been a proactive force in our community, and her zest for learning and answers comes from a view of the world that is grounded in both the local and global communities she lives in.
Anthony "Logan" Tucker, also known as LT by his friends and teammates, is a young man of few words but has demonstrated time and time again that his actions speak louder. Brian Facemire shared, "On the field, Logan led by example and was an integral piece of our back-to-back championships." In the classroom, Greg Angilly comments, "Having the opportunity to teach and learn from Logan has been one of my favorite experiences of this school year. When he speaks, you should listen as he's a man of substance and class. I will miss his kind presence on this campus quite a bit next year!". Friend George Selemaj describes Logan as "one of the most genuine people I have ever met."
Elaine is originally from Beijing, China and joined Cape Henry Collegiate in ninth grade in the Fall of 2015. When asked about why she picked Cape Henry for her high school experience, Elaine stated that “I visited several other independent schools in the Hampton Roads area, and loved the environment and culture the most at Cape Henry during my tour. So I decided to come to the U.S. to stay with my aunt, who also lives in the area, and study at Cape Henry.”
by Mrs. Kathleen Sharp, Middle School English Teacher
Cape Henry Collegiate's focus on the core values of scholarship, opportunity, community and integrity permeate all aspects of student life and experience. No student is more aware of and thankful for these values than Class of 2019's Lauren Matacunas. A Dolphin since 7th grade, Lauren can't help but reference and appreciate these values as she shares her thoughts about her time at CHC.
Fans of the lacrosse team at CHC will have a different experience next spring as they look out onto the field. It will be missing Ryan Mancoll as Elon University, in North Carolina, welcomes a new phoenix.
After being accepted to several big-name institutions like George Mason, Virginia Tech, and NC State Honors College, Ajay has decided to attend the University of Maryland. Ajay earned membership to UMD’s Scholars Program and was awarded the prestigious President’s Scholarship. Lots of reasons besides the scholarship lead Ajay to UMD. First, they have one of the top Computer Science programs in the country. Second, he knows the location well and is comfortable with the area. Third, family and friends live nearby. UMD seems like a perfect fit for this driven young man.
by Mr. Chris Souther, Upper School Science Teacher
Four years ago, Ruidi “Serena” Hong moved to the United States to begin her life living in a Material World. This is perfect if you want to be a Fashion Designer or work in the Fashion Merchandising Industry, as is her ambition. However, she would be the first to admit that was not her goal from the start. Learning English and navigating the halls of Cape Henry Collegiate were way more important at the time, but she found her way and made it work. I first met her as her Freshman Biology teacher and Softball coach. I remember her dedication and willingness to learn, especially at a game she had never seen before. She once ran the wrong way around the bases, which made her teammates chuckle with laughter. But they also remarked that she was fastest player to run those bases regardless of the direction. She learned the game quickly and was always playing with a smile and joy in her heart.