Faculty Focus


List of 10 news stories.

  • Class of 2020: Andrew Rachels

    by Mr. Jonathan Torch, Mathematics/Engineering Teacher
    When Andrew Rachels was applying to colleges, he wanted to find a college that would not only challenge him, but be the right fit. Early in his senior year at CHC, Andrew visited Elon University and fell in love with the campus, people, and their unique business and traveling abroad programs.
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  • Class of 2020: Sarah Braham

    by Ms. Deanna Stepanovich, Upper School Spanish Teacher
    Sarah Braham will soon be heading off to Longwood University, but the impression that she has made on me at CHC will last long after she leaves our halls. When I think of Sarah, I immediately smile as I remember her in my Spanish IV class.
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  • Class of 2020: Ziyao "Jasmine" Zhang

    by Mr. Scott McGraw, Upper School History
    Jasmine Zhang came to Cape Henry from Nanjing, China in the ninth grade because she wanted a better education in the humanities than the one she was receiving at home. The Chinese education system focuses strongly on mathematics and the hard sciences, and Jasmine knew that those were not the fields for her.
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  • Class of 2020: Sierra Guluzian

    by Mrs. Gabrielle Cabreros, Upper School English
    You can sense it in the delicately shaped chocolates that she makes for friends and teachers during the winter holidays. You can see it in her eyes as she listens intently in class discussion and lecture. It’s in the instructions she writes for jarred cake ingredients and in the slightly upturned corners of her mouth as she hears you gush about how delicious each bite of one of her decadent desserts is.

    It’s genuine and unabated passion.
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  • Class of 2020: Will Longacher

    by Dr. Chris Garran, Head of School
    When Will Longacher made the decision to attend Virginia Military Institute (VMI), their slogan, “Don’t Do Ordinary,” stood out to him. It appealed to his desire to lead and to serve. As I think about Will’s time at Cape Henry Collegiate, I understand why he appreciates VMI’s slogan. After all, Will has taken advantage of many of the opportunities available here. He has led. He has served. Thus, he has already started to live that slogan.
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  • Class of 2020: Ali Gordon

    by Mr. Greg Angilly, Upper School Director of Student Life
    Ali Gordon joined the Cape Henry Community in the Fifth Grade.  A former member of Norfolk Collegiate, the Gordon family wanted to be closer to the beach and Ali vividly remembers her shadow day. “I thought the school was so cool and I loved everything about the place, especially the awesome lunch - I could not wait to get to Cape.”  Her first day of Fifth Grade was not her favorite – she recalls being very shy and barely speaking to anyone. “I thought everyone would love me and on that first day I realized I didn’t have any friends. I broke down crying in my mom's car and did not want to come back.” Her seconnd day, she made her first Cape friend – Anne Porter Hudgins and she’s never looked back.
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  • Class of 2020: Dane Hoggard

    by Mrs. Brooke Hummel, Assistant Head of School
    Take Shore Drive to 13 North, cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge and follow signs for the New Jersey Turnpike. Merge onto the Garden State Parkway and take Exit 144. Just six hours and 15 minutes later Dane Hoggard will arrive at his new home for the next four years. Welcome to Seton Hall University, home of the Pirates!
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  • Class of 2020: Caroline Dixon

    by Dr. Chris Garran, Head of School
    When Caroline Dixon was applying to Cape Henry Collegiate, as a rising 7th grade student who was moving from Chattanooga, Tennessee, she remembers shadowing with Halle Speight and Rachel Moore—as if it was yesterday. Now, as seniors, Caroline, Halle, and Rachel remain the best of friends. For Caroline, the fact that she is best friends with these young women who first welcomed her exemplifies what she loves about Cape Henry: our community. Caroline remarks, “I love that everyone knows you and cares about your success.”
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  • Virginia Wesleyan, Cape Henry Collegiate Launch Dual-Enrollment Partnership

    by Virginia Wesleyan University News
    A new partnership between Virginia Wesleyan University and Cape Henry Collegiate gives seniors from the Virginia Beach private school the opportunity to earn college credit for their journeys abroad. In a collaboration that mirrors a traditional college travel course, students have dual-enrollment status with VWU and receive academic credit for their short-term travel with the Nexus Global Studies program.
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  • Student Reflections: The American Civil Rights Nexus Trip

    by Madisen Patrick '19
    “If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs” - Mary McLeod Bethune An enormous United States Flag flew over a rest stop in South Carolina. So big, that as a group we all stopped in our steps to stare and watch the win whip it back and forth. The flag was capable of embracing and engulfing the fifteen of us multiple times. We looked up at the flag in comfort and honor, but the flag’s shadow did not foreshadow for us how small that flag reached around our ancestors. Our ancestors that had no rights; cast as outsiders with no other option but to stand up in the red, white, and blue to make the land of the free, free for me. 
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Athletic News

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