Faculty Focus


List of 10 news stories.

  • Class of 2019: Libby Kennedy

    by Mrs. Brooke Hummel, Assistant Head of School
    Fear or revere. Two words younger siblings might often use to describe those who preceded them in the family birth order rankings. For senior Libby Kennedy, she answers without hesitation.

    “My big brother, Matt ‘12, paved the way for me. He came to Cape Henry and his experiences gave me confidence that I could really thrive and achieve my goals here,” shared Libby.

    When listening to Libby describe her older brother with a sense of adoration and appreciation, it is easy to see that his impact on her led her to find ways to support and inspire others.
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  • Class of 2019: Hallie Friedman

    “The first step to receiving an answer is being brave enough to ask the question.” - Unknown

    For Cape Henry Legend, Hallie Friedman, bravery is at the core of her character. Never one to shy away from asking a question, Hallie has challenged her teachers and friends to consider things that we might otherwise accept without evaluating, probing, and dissecting. 

    “Some people might find Hallie’s questions overwhelming, but I was happy to see someone with so much inquisitiveness and drive, especially in science. Hallie has always been that way and her continued success at college will be based on a yearning for clarity and purpose,” shared Mr. Chris Souther.
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  • Class of 2019: Alexandra Land

    by Mrs. Jeanne Short, Athletic Director
    Senior Field Hockey Captain, Alexandra “Zan” Land, recently closed the chapter as arguably one of Cape Henry Collegiate’s finest athletes, male or female, in any and all sports. A two-time State Champion, two-time TCIS Champion, D II State Player of the Year in 2017 & 2018, a 3-year Captain, an All-Tidewater Selection, and CHC’s all-time leading Field Hockey Scorer. All of this is nothing short of remarkable, and there’s just not enough incredible adjectives to explain just how special her career has been in a Dolphin Uniform, #2. She is respected among her teammates, opponents, Coaches across the State, and the nation in the Field Hockey Club Circuit. Her presence on the field is humble, unassuming, but driven and competitive. As she surpassed the scoring of CHC Legends, Erin Scherrer ‘15 (Duke), and Madison Land ‘15 (Louisville), ironically, Alexandra’s older sister; it was even more apparent of the complete admiration and respect of those who played before her. She does not boast about these accomplishments, but respects the program she has whole-heartedly bought into from the onset.
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  • How to Talk to your Children About Race

    by Mrs. Vanessa Clinton, Lower School Reading Specialist
    How to Talk to your Children about Race
    Have open, honest, meaningful conversations about tolerance, respect, and race

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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  • Class of 2019: Michael Allen

    by Mrs. Tina Howard, Library/Media Specialist
    Michael Allen joined our Cape Henry Collegiate community in his sixth grade year, when I had the pleasure of meeting him through English class.  He has been a quiet, dependable force on campus ever since; but now it is almost time for him to move on. And where will he take his next steps educationally?  He is looking forward to joining the student body at Washington and Lee University, set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, where he applied early. Having only considered two colleges, why did he feel this is the best fit?
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  • Class of 2019: Caroline Estes

    by Mr. Scott McGraw, Upper School History Teacher
    Caroline Estes knows what she wants.

    She knew Cape Henry was the right school for her when she sat in on Willy Fluharty’s International Relations class as an eighth grader. Even then, she knew she wanted a school that would allow her to be herself, and she realized Cape Henry was the one when she participated in the wide-ranging discussion of current events that took place in Mr. Fluharty’s classroom that day. The class reminded her of her experience at The Williams School because it was small and informal and because the conversation was dominated by the students, not the teacher. As she put it, “[i]nstead of the school making me fit into its program, Cape Henry was willing to let the program fit me.”
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  • Class of 2019: Eva Dickie

    by Mrs. Brooke Hummel, Assistant Head of School
    Eva Dickie has a spirit for adventure. As many of her classmates are narrowing down their college decisions to destinations that will keep them closer”ish” to home, she has taken a slightly different path.

    “I’m nervous but excited, too. I can remember being in Middle School and telling my teachers that I was going to move to Florida. I guess I sort of just knew,” expressed Eva.

    Eva’s sense of adventure and “going with your gut” instinct is one that she saw modeled by her parents. Eva began her preschool education at Saint Patrick Catholic School in its inaugural year of operation. When her parents signed on to send their first born off to school, Saint Patrick’s was more of a concept rather than a reality. Fast forward 10 years and as Eva was making the decision about where to attend high school, she took a similar leap of faith.
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  • How to Teach Your Children to Navigate the Internet Safely

    by Mrs. Amanda Hayes, Head of Middle School
    Set boundaries, ease into technology, model appropriate online behavior…

    When teaching teens to drive, we don’t simply give them the car keys and tell them to hit the road. We have certain practices in place, permits, driving ages, and best practices that we abide by as parents to ensure the safety of our children. We are very cautious about introducing them to the functions of the car. We start them off driving in a parking lot or around the block before heading to main roads and highways. We send them to driver’s education classes to learn the signs of the road and discuss how to handle certain driving scenarios. Lastly, we spend time in the car with them, gradually transitioning to the freedom of driving alone, limiting the number of friends in the car, teaching them that technology and driving do not mix, and setting curfews for when they need to be off the street.

    However, when it comes to the use of technology and social media, we often give our children the “keys to the car” with limited guidance, education, or best practices to help ensure their safety on the virtual highway. Here are some tips to help parents ensure their children have passed the “driver’s test” to navigate the digital world.
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  • Why Global Education Prepares Students for the 21st Century

    by Mr. Willy Fluharty, Director of Nexus Global Studies
    In his 2009 article in Independent School Magazine, Erik Gearhart made it clear that educators who set out to prepare students for a globalized world need to be intentional about their goals. Specifically, he asked, do we hope to develop “better competitors with requisite technical skills and knowledge to succeed on a ‘flat’ playing field? Better critics of unjust globalized forces, motivated and able to act to reduce inequity? Better collaborators, ready to work cooperatively with global partners on shared problems? The point of these probing questions is clear. To create excellent global travel programs, we need to know our aims.
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  • Ease the Transition to Middle School with These Tips

    by Mrs. Amanda Hayes, Head of Middle School
    The middle school years are not only transitional, but they are also transformational! As students transition from elementary school to middle school, they face a variety of academic, social, and emotional changes and challenges. It is through these challenges that adolescents learn and grow into independent learners, thinkers, and citizens.
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