Jones excels first year at military academy
Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2008 11:58 am
The Messenger 07.03.08
Cadet Stanley Jones III, son of Gordon and Jeanie Jones of South Fulton, recently completed his freshman year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.
Hargrave is an all-boys college preparatory school with an emphasis on the total person: spiritual, mental and physical. It embraces Judeo-Christian values, military structure, athletics and academics.
Strong academics are the pillar of the academy’s success and they believe that to be effective, the educational process must be reinforced by order, structure and discipline.
Jones has a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the President’s List — the highest academic achievement available — four times. According to his mother, out of 380 cadets, only 11 made the President’s List during the first grading period and Jones was the only freshman listed.
He also served on the Honor Council, was left rifleman on color guard, was inducted into Beta Club and was on the prestigious Camden Rifle Drill Team, which performs the same silent drill routine as the U.S. Marine Corps.
In addition, he has just been asked to attend non-commissioned officers (NCO) training prior to the beginning of classes this coming fall.
Jones lettered in varsity football and received the Outstanding JV Sportsmanship Award. He was Cadet of the Month in November 2007 and finished the year with the rank of corporal. He also achieved Life Scout rank in Boy Scouts.
He will report for football camp and NCO school on Aug. 17.