Brunswick Academy

Emily Roberts is the Bruniswick Academy Student of the Month for December 2021

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Emily Belle Roberts has been chosen the December 2021 Student of the Month.  Emily, a senior, is the daughter of Allen (Class of 1993) and Darlene (Class of 1992) Roberts of Warfield, VA, the granddaughter of Bobby (Class of 1967) and Duke Cheely of Dolphin, VA, and Peggy C. Roberts of Warfield, VA.

Emily is a member of the yearbook staff, the Scholastic Bowl Team, SCO, and a three-year member of the Latin Club. 

In addition to academics, Emily has played softball since the sixth grade. She has been honored to receive All Conference, All State, and many other awards during her softball career.  Emily also played volleyball from the sixth grade to her tenth-grade year.

Outside of school, Emily spends her time playing competitive softball for several organizations. When she is not on the field, she spends time reading, hanging out with friends or her many pets.

Emily will be pursuing an education in Geology.

Sydney Paige Paul- BA November 2021 Student of the Month

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Sydney Paige Paul has been selected as the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for November 2021. Sydney, a senior, is the daughter of John and Tonya Paul (‘91) of Emporia. Her brother, Jonathan, graduated from Brunswick Academy in 2019. She is the granddaughter of Wanda Proctor of Emporia and Ronald and Virginia Paul of Henrico, NC.

Sydney is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program and is taking dual enrollment courses through Southside Virginia Community College as well as Liberty University. She has been named to the All-A Honor Roll each year during her time at the academy. Regarding academics, Sydney is a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council Organization (3 years), and the Latin Club (5 years), and has served on the Honor Council (2 years). In 2019, she was selected for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Her academic accomplishments earned her the honor of serving as a Junior Marshalduring the 2021 Commencement Exercises.

Throughout her years at Brunswick Academy, Sydney has participated in athletics at the junior varsity and varsity levels. She has played volleyball since the 7th grade and basketball and softball since the 6th grade. She served as captain of the volleyball team her junior and senior years and was recently awarded VCC All-Academic, 2nd team All-Conference and All-Tournament. In basketball, she has received the Coaches and Most-Improved awards and was named VCC 2nd team All-Conference her sophomore year. Sydney was MVP for the varsity softball team her freshman, sophomore and junior years while also earning VCC 1st team All-Conference and 1st team All-State her freshman year. In May 2021, she was named VISAA’s All-State Division III Softball Player of the Year. She enjoys all athletic competitions and appreciates the opportunity to represent her school.

Outside of school, Sydney is a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Emporia, where she has served as a scripture reader since the 3rd grade. She is also a member of Main Street’s Youth Group and has participated in 3 week-long mission trips where the group has traveled to different states to perform a variety of tasks including home repairs for the elderly, serving food to the needy as well as assisting with the renovations of a camp cabin on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Sydney has played travel softball for 9years and is currently a member of the Hanover Hornets organization. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and playing the piano.

Sydney is in the process of applying to college and is interested in studying Chemistry. Please join us in congratulating Sydney on this achievement! #SOM  #VikingProud

Brusnwick Academy Cross Country Off To Great Start

Brunswick Academy Cross Country has gotten off to a great start. They had their first meet at Fuqua School on September 2. Cullen Corum placed 5th, Brady Burke 7th, Christian Lecher 8th, Cameron Lynch 12th and Jacky Zhu 17th. Overall our boys team came in second place. On September 9th the cross country team traveled to Kenston Forest. Our boys placed in the top 17 and second overall.Brunswick Academy will host the Cross Country meet on October 14th. Pictured L to R: Christian Lecher, Coach Sidney Burke, Brady Burke, Cullen Corum and Jacky Zhu. Not pictured: Carter Early and Cameron Lynch.

Vikings JJV Win over Faqua School

The Brunswick Academy Vikings JJV Football program are 2-0 for the season. The JJV Vikings are coached by Tim Powell and Daniel Hightower. On September 2, the Vikings traveled to Greenbrier Christian and dominated the whole game with a 62-0 victory. Hunter LIttle had a TD. Nathan Talbert had 4 TDs and Carter Early and Peyton McAden had 2 TDs each. September 8 the Vikings traveled to Fuqua School for a great game. It was a hard fought game but the Vikings remained undefeated with a 22-20 score. Nathan Talbert had 2 rushing TDs for the night and Peyton McAden had a pass reception for 1 TD.

Jacky Zhu Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for September 2021

Brunswick Academy is proud to announce Brunswick County’s Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for September 2021: Jacky Zhu. Jacky, a senior at Brunswick Academy, is the son of Mei Li and Min Zhu of Lawrenceville, VA.

Currently, Jacky studies the most rigorous curriculum at Brunswick Academy, the Honors program. Additionally, he challenges himself by taking several Dual Enrollment courses via Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) to earn credits for both high school and college. Jacky is a member of the Brunswick Academy chapter of the National Honor Society, serving as its Treasurer. Similarly, for his Class of 2022, he has been elected as the Treasurer for the past four consecutive years.

While Jacky remains very dedicated to his academic studies, he devotes time to other Brunswick Academy organizations. Jacky has been a member of the Latin Club for five years, the Scholastic Bowl Team for three years, the Honor Council for two years, and the Peer Tutor Team for two years. In addition, he earned a selection for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Also, Jacky earned the William & Mary Leadership Award during the 2021 end-of-year Upper School Awards ceremony; this accolade is bestowed upon a visible and dynamic leader within the school community. Furthermore, his academic achievements distinguished him as Chief Junior Marshal during the 2021 Commencement Exercises.

In addition to his academic focus and dedication to service, Jacky enjoys playing a variety of sports. He has been a member of the Cross Country team for five years, where he has received the Most Improved distinction as well as earning the role of this year’s Captain. Jacky has also dedicated himself to basketball for the past six years. Finally, he enjoys being a midfielder on the Varsity soccer team for the past three years.

In the future, Jacky hopes to attend either the College of William & Mary or the University of Virginia to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Eventually, Jacky plans to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

Brunswick Academy wins big over Chincoteague High School

The Brunswick Academy Vikings traveled to Chincoteague High School on Friday, August 27. The Vikings were up, first quarter 40-0.The final was 48-8...Vikings with the win! Sophomores, JP Powell from Emporia (#1) scored 4 touchdowns and Shaun Powell (#8) from Emporia scored 2 touchdowns. The Vikings also made all of their 2 point conversions. Bubba Weidman and Dwayne Farmer are the head coaches along with Assistant Coaches John Randolph, Joe Jackson and Tim Powell. The Viking boys or fall are young but have been working hard to have a winning season. The Vikings play at home this Friday, September 3 at 7 pm vs Richmond Christian.

Brunswick Academy Announces Honors Graduates

Congratulations to Brunswick Academy’s Class of 2021 graduates. Amidst the difficulties of sporadic periods of online learning as well as the COVID mandates for in-class instruction, this class of thirty-one students has remained diligent, focused, and dedicated to fulfilling the academic requirements for graduation from Brunswick Academy. While each of the thirty-one students worked hard to earn this distinction, the administration, faculty, and staff of Brunswick Academy recognize the impressive accomplishments of its Honor Graduates.

William Hunter Greene, the Valedictorian, is the son of Kevin and Diane Greene of Baskerville, VA. While Hunter considered his college choices of North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, and The University of Virginia, his future plans are to attend Virginia Tech and major in Electrical Engineering. Brady Jacob Talbert, the Salutatorian, is the son of Darren and Michelle of Lawrenceville, VA.  Brady will be attending Virginia Tech to study Physics.

While Hunter and Brady are applauded for their utmost dedication to achieving Brunswick Academy’s top honors, several students from the Class of 2021 earned the distinction of a 95 or higher cumulative grade point average and are thereby deemed Brunswick Academy Honor Graduates. Kyle Tyler Powell is the son of Timothy and Nevine Powell of South Hill, VA. Although Kyle is undecided in the college of his choice, he does know that he will be studying Computer Science. Robert Tyler Creedle, son of Steve and Susan Creedle of South Hill, VA, has chosen to attend High Point University this Fall and will be focusing on pursuing a Computer Science degree with a concentration in cybersecurity. Brysen Alexandrea Diefert is the daughter of Ron and Brenda Diefert of Emporia, VA. After much deliberation, Brysen has chosen to attend the University of South Carolina to study Biological Sciences. Naomi Rose Sadler, daughter of Hermie and Angie Sadler of Emporia, VA, will be attending Randolph-Macon College to further her softball career as well as major in Biology. Christian Alexandra Williams, daughter of Brian (‘86) and Traci Williams of South Hill, VA, will be attending James Madison University this upcoming Fall; she will focus on the Business and Marketing curriculum. Seong Hun “Peter” Jung, an international exchange student hosted by James and Jayung Kim of Alberta, VA, will be attending Pensacola Christian College to pursue a career in Accounting. Meredith Paige Lucy, daughter of Jeremy and Angela Lucy of Dolphin, VA, has decided that Radford University will be her school of choice; she will be pursuing a Pre-Physical Therapy major and a minor in Dance.

Best wishes and congratulations to the Brunswick Academy Class of 2021 graduates. It is an honor to have been part of their academic journeys. The administration, faculty, and staff of Brunswick Academy look forward to witnessing the future successes of the entire graduating Class of 2021.

Christian Alexandra Williams is the BA April 2021 Senior Student of the Month

Brunswick Academy is proud to announce our April 2021 Senior Student of the Month: Christian Alexandra Williams.

Christian is the daughter of Brian Williams ('86) and Traci Williams, from South Hill, Virginia. She has three siblings, Brittany, Carson ('22), and Cole.

Christian has been an Honors student at Brunswick Academy since her Freshman year of high school. While the Honors program is the most rigorous program offered by Brunswick Academy, Christian has further challenged herself by enrolling in several Dual Enrollment classes through Liberty University Online Academy and Southside Virginia Community College. Christian is a member of the National Honor Society and is the club’s Secretary. She is also a member of the Art Club, participating as the Treasurer and Secretary. Furthermore, Christian’s high academic achievement earned her the role of a Junior Marshal in 2020.

When Christian is not busy with Brunswick Academy academics and organizations, she volunteers her time to the school. Last year, Christian held a special position- she served as a Morning Greeter for Mrs. Judi’s Pre-K class. During this past summer, Christian was often on campus to assist staff with setting up classrooms according to Covid regulations. She does not limit her giving spirit to just her school, though. Christian also volunteers often for her church, First Baptist Church of South Hill.

In the fall, Christian plans to attend James Madison University to study Marketing or Business, with a possible minor in Human Resource Development. Brunswick Academy is very proud of Christian's academic accomplishments as well as the admirable character traits that she shares with those around her.

Brunswick Academy Baccaulaureate Service and Commencement Exercise

A combined Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Exercise will be held at Brunswick Academy on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  The guest speaker will be Reverend Lee Foster of Tabernacle Baptist Church in South Hill, Virginia.  Thirty-one seniors will be graduating.

The valedictorian is William Hunter Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ray Greene of Baskerville.  The salutatorian is Brady Jacob Talbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darren Glenn Talbert of Lawrenceville.  Both Hunter Greene and Brady Talbert will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

There will be seven other honor graduates at this year’s commencement.  Kyle Tyler Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dale Powell of South Hill, will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Robert Tyler Creedle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hart Creedle of South Hill, will be attending High Point University.  Brysen Alexandrea Diefert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald William Diefert of Emporia, will be attending the University of South Carolina.  Naomi Rose Sadler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Marion Sadler III of Emporia, will be attending Randolph-Macon College.  Meredith Paige Lucy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Thomas Lucy of Dolphin, will be attending Radford University.  Christian Alexandra Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Brian Williams III of South Hill, will be attending James Madison University.  Seong-Hun “Peter” Jung, host student of Mr. and Mrs. Hyogyum James Kim of Alberta, will be attending Pensacola Christian College.

Sixteen seniors are children of Brunswick Academy alumni.  Four of those seniors are the grandchildren of Brunswick Academy alumni.

William Hunter Greene is the Brunswick Academy Student of the Month for Septmeber 2020

Brunswick Academy is proud to announce Brunswick County’s Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for September:  William Hunter Greene. Hunter, a Senior at Brunswick Academy, is the son of Kevin and Diane Greene. In addition to earning an Honors diploma, Hunter is currently enrolled in four dual enrollment college courses. Hunter is a member of Brunswick Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society and also serves as the Co-Philanthropic Chair of the Brunswick Academy Latin Club. Also, Hunter volunteers his time as the Co-Head of the Tech Crew for the BA Theatre. During the summer of his Junior year, Hunter attended the distinguished Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar at James Madison University.  Currently, Hunter participates in his church’s youth group and enjoys playing soccer with his friends. He has visited Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, North Carolina State University, and James Madison University to tour their engineering departments. Ultimately, he hopes to attend Virginia Tech to study electrical engineering.


Brunswick Academy Welcomes Roger Poythress to the Vikings Volleyball Program

Brunswick Academy would like to welcome Roger Poythress to their volleyball program. Roger will work with all three teams (middle school, JV and Varsity) this upcoming school year. Roger will be working with the teams daily at practices and preparing them for season play. 

Roger started playing organized volleyball in 1990 in the South Hill YMCA League and soon fell in love with the game. “I remember wishing my week away looking forward to Sunday afternoons because I would get to play volleyball!” Soon after Roger began to organize and run the YMCA Volleyball League. At the time Roger was a volunteer and board member of the South Hill, YMCA. 

In 2003 Roger established the Lake Country Volleyball Association (LCVA). Since its founding LCVA has run various adult and teen leagues, youth travel teams, private lessons, as well as Summer volleyball camps for children 2nd grade through High School. 

Roger has coached at Bluestone High School and Kerr Vance Academy in Henderson, North Carolina. More recently Roger coached the First Christian School Lady Lions Middle School team in South Hill. 

We are so excited to have Roger as a “Viking.” He will be an asset to our program with his talent, coaching experience and love for the game.

Brunswick Academy to hold Baccalaureate/Commencement Ceremony

Brunswick Academy will celebrate the graduating Class of 2020 at a special ceremony combining the traditional Baccalaureate Service with Commencement Exercises on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the Dennis A. Moore Football Field and will include a religious service to honor the graduating class as well as the awarding of diplomas. The 40 graduates will march and be seated 6 feet apart and will be wearing a Brunswick Academy Class of 2020 mask to ensure the safety of each student and to minimize health risks. The ceremony will begin with a message from the Reverend Greg Hand of Pleasant Hill Christian Church and a student-led prayer, followed by the Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches. Students will then be presented their diplomas, awards, scholarships, and other accolades before being officially pronounced Brunswick Academy graduates. Although the conclusion of the 2019-2020 academic year has not been what we expected for our Seniors, we are excited to finally be able to celebrate their accomplishments in the company of the entire Brunswick Academy community.

Parker Channing Burke is April 2020 BA Student of the Month

Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that senior Parker Channing Burke has been chosen as our Student of the Month for April 2020. Parker is the son of Neil and Sidney Burke of South Hill. He has a brother, Brady, who is in the 8th grade. Parker joined Brunswick Academy his 8th grade school year. He selected the Honors Academic Program, BA’s most challenging program, and consistently earned All A Honor Roll and attended the All A’s Head of School Breakfast. He was inducted into the National Honor Society and had the distinction of serving as a Junior Marshall for the 2019 graduation ceremony. He enrolled in dual enrollment courses through SVCC his junior and senior school years. Parker is a 5th year member of the Latin Club and served as Editor his senior year. He is also a 2nd year member of the Scholastic Bowl Team. Parker is ranked 4th in his graduating class and 3rd in the Honors Program.

Additionally, Parker has been actively involved in sports at BA where he was able to pursue his love of basketball and running. He was a 4 year member of the Cross Country team, serving as captain and earning All-Academic Honors this past year. He was a 3 year member of the JV Basketball team and played Varsity Basketball for 2 years. He was awarded Most Improved and received the Coaches Award under both programs. Parker also received the All-Academic Honors award as a senior. He has been an active member of the South Hill United Methodist Church and is a 6 year youth group member active in church missions and retreats. He has volunteered his time with the South Hill Bread Box and has helped supply food to Holly Haven House on Sundays.

Parker has been accepted to Roanoke College, East Carolina University, and University of Virginia at Wise. He is on the waiting list for UVA Charlottesville. Parker has been awarded the Dean’s Award Scholarship from Roanoke College. Although he is currently undecided about where he will attend college in the Fall, Parker plans to complete an undergraduate program in Biology Pre-medicine track with the goal of becoming a Medical Doctor. Congratulations, Parker!

BA First Semester All As Breakfast

On February 20, 2020, Brunswick Academy honored high school students who obtained all As for the First Semester.  Mrs. Courtney Roberts Nickels (BA Class of 2004) was guest speaker. Mrs. Nickels gave an inspirational speech to our students and parents. She stated that “the process of learning is ultimately the lesson.” She also encouraged students to step out of their comfort zone and to enjoy where you are in life right now and keep up the good work.” Congratulations to all of these students!


Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Sadler Hastings Lundy has been named its September 2019 Student of the Month.  She was recognized at the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce luncheon held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.    Sadler, a senior at Brunswick Academy, is the daughter of Missi Sadler and Russell Lundy, Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sadler of Emporia, Virginia and Mrs. Betty Lundy and the late Mr. Russell Lundy, Sr. of Emporia, Virginia.

Sadler is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program - the most rigorous and challenging program of study our school offers. In addition to her BA classes this year, Sadler is enrolled in dual enrollment courses through both Southside Virginia Community College as well as Liberty University’s Online Academy. Throughout her entire time at Brunswick Academy, Sadler has earned the distinction of Brunswick Academy’s Honor Roll and has attended the Head of School’s All-A Breakfast her 9th, 10th & 11th grade years at the Upper School. Given her academic history, we fully anticipate her attendance for this year’s event as well.

Inducted into the National Honor Society in 2019, Sadler serves as the President this year. In addition, she is the Vice-President of the Student Council Organization which is the student government group for Brunswick Academy. Also, Sadler is a member of Brunswick Academy’s Latin Club and serves as its Vice-President. Furthermore, Sadler is a member of the National Honors Art program. Sadler has enhanced her academic career by attending both Girls State and Envision’s National Youth Leaders Forum.

Sadler has an impressive extra-curricular record as well. For the past 8 years, she has been a member of the city of Raleigh’s Cheer Extreme Competition team and has traveled throughout the contiguous United States to compete on a national level. In addition, she has participated in a variety of Brunswick Academy sports since 6th grade to include JV & Varsity Cheer, JV & Varsity Volleyball, as well as Soccer.  Furthermore, she works part-time as a waitress at the Fosho restaurant in Emporia.

When Sadler has any spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and socializing with her friends. At this time, Sadler has been accepted to the University of Alabama. Meanwhile, she is awaiting responses from UNC, USC, Clemson, UVA, UT, and VT. Sadler plans to continue her love of cheer by being a cheerleader at the University level while she pursues a study of Biology and hopes to attend medical school to become a Dermatologist.


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Brunswick Academy students awarded Benchmark Community Bank $mart$tart Scholarship

Recent Brunswick Academy graduates are shown receiving $1,000 $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarships from Benchmark Community Bank.  Lawrenceville’s AVP/Branch Manager Nicole Young presents Hannah Waller (below right); Emporia’s VP/Senior Business Banker Jim Saunders presents Jonathan Paul (above); and VP/Area Manager Holly Blackwell of South Hill presents Lucy Smith (below left).

Kenbridge, VA – Three recent Brunswick Academy graduates were recently announced as recipients of $1,000 scholarships from Benchmark Community Bank. Hannah Waller of Brunswick County, Jonathan Paul of Greensville County, and Lucy Smith of Mecklenburg County were three of eleven recipients selected from a pool of over 75 applicants for the bank’s $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarship named for Benchmark’s teen savings and money management program.

The awards were presented during Brunswick Academy’s senior awards program. The annual $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarship recognizes dedication to community and extracurricular service throughout a student’s high school career. Waller (Medicine) and Paul (Chemical Engineering) plan to attend the University of Virginia. Smith plans to major in Nursing at Radford University.


“All of these students distinguished themselves through service with several community organizations, as well as involvement and leadership in multiple extracurricular organizations while at Brunswick Academy,” Benchmark President/CEO Jay A. Stafford said of the recipients. “We need young people like these to further their educations and return to Southside Virginia to contribute their skills and talents for the future of our region. It is Benchmark’s privilege to help these students succeed.”

“The goal for our $mart$tart savings and money management program is to help teens build the solid skills that will put them on the road to greater financial security,” explained Executive Vice President for Retail Banking LeAnne Emert. “Soon after the program launched, we began hearing great stories about some of our $mart$tart customers and other young people in our area who were contributing time, skills, and experiences to improve the quality of life in their schools and communities. We believe those contributions should be rewarded and cultivated to benefit our hometowns.”

Benchmark Community Bank, founded in 1971, is head­quartered in Kenbridge, VA, and operates sixteen branches throughout Southside Virginia and northern North Carolina. For the thirteenth consecutive year, American Banker magazine has named Benchmark as one of the Top 200 Community Banks out of over 5,000 community banks in the nation. To learn more about Benchmark, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, please visit or stop by our area branches located at 220 W. 5th Avenue, Lawrenceville; 316 W. Atlantic Street, Emporia; or 905 N. Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill.

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Brunswick Academy Graduation

Brunswick Academy will hold its Baccalaureate Service on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM.  The guest speaker will be Reverend Greg Hand of Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Gasburg, Virginia.  Commencement Exercises will be held in the gymnasium on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Twenty-nine seniors will be graduating.


The valedictorian is Jonathan Davis Paul, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Paul of Emporia, Virginia.   Jonathan will be attending The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The salutatorian is Courtney Ann Walton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Walton of Lawrenceville, Virginia.  Courtney will be attending North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering.

There will be seven other honor graduates at this year’s graduation. They are, listed below in alphabetical order:

Kyleigh Faye Capps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Capps of Littleton, North Carolina.  Kyleigh will be attending Halifax Community College.

Taylor Brooke Capps, daughter of Ms. Crystal Capps of Lawrenceville, Virginia. Taylor will be attending The University of Virginia.

Jacob Brady Farmer, son of Brad Farmer of Lawrenceville, Virginia and Heidi Smith of Lawrenceville, Virginia.  Jacob will be attending The Cormier Honors College at Longwood University.

Savannah Paige Greene, daughter of Mr. C.K. Greene of Dolphin, Virginia and Mrs. Tammy Greene of Lawrenceville, Virginia.  Savannah will be attending the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Morgan Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Moore of Emporia, Virginia.  Morgan will be attending the Honors College of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Lucy Holloway Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of South Hill, Virginia. Lucy will be attending Radford University’s School of Nursing and Honors College.  

Hannah Nicole Waller, daughter of Mrs. Jenni Oakley of Brodnax, Virginia.  Hannah will be attending The University of Virginia.

Twelve seniors are children of Brunswick Academy alumni.


Brunswick Academy Career Day

The Brunswick Academy PTO hosted a Career Fair for our Viking students on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  The day was designed for our 3rd through 12th grade students to learn about the job possibilities in today's world.  Professionals in attendance were an Archaeologist, Engineer, Electrician, Welder, Nurse, Dentist, Physical Therapist, Banker, Author, Pharmacist, Teacher, Attorney, and many more.  We thank all of them for coming and being part it.  To conclude the day, the VCU Health Med Vac Team landed on the football field.  It was a great and informative day that was enjoyed by all. 

Picture 2 - Loretta Bottoms and Kerrie Combs of Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, showing students a "glitter bug" hand washing demonstration.

Picture 3 - Amanda Lipscomb, Pharmacist at Walmart in Emporia, speaks to students.

Picture 4 - Brunswick Academy Fifth Graders enjoyed the presentation from Jessie Doyle at BSV.

Picture 5 - Author, Houston T. Kidd reads his book, "Willow the Water Bear" to the Brunswick Academy PreSchool Class.

Picture 6 - The VCU Health Med Vac Team talks to B.A. High School students.

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Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Courtney Ann Walton has been chosen the November 2018 Student of the Month.  Courtney, a senior, is the daughter of Joey and Sonya Walton of Lawrenceville.

Courtney is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program that is the most rigorous and challenging program of student academics that the school offers.  She is also currently enrolled at SVCC taking dual-enrollment classes.

Courtney is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Brunswick Academy Scholastic Bowl team and Honor Council, where she served as Secretary last year.

She has played varsity softball and varsity volleyball.  At the annual awards banquet in her freshman year, she received the Most Valuable Player for Varsity Softball.  In addition, she was named to the First team All - Conference and First Team All - State.

For varsity softball, in her sophomore year, she received Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State.  The climax of the year was being named State Player of the Year.  That same year she was captain of the Varsity Softball Team and Co-Most valuable player of the year.  Courtney has played on the Williamsburg Starz Gold travel ball team and later on the Hanover Hornets travel softball team.

At the Class of 2018 graduation ceremonies, Courtney was a Junior Marshall.  At the same ceremony, she received the William and Mary Leadership Award.

In her spare time, Courtney enjoys playing with her goldendoodle puppy, spending time with her family and friends and loves to bake.   She has applied to The University of Richmond, The College of William and Mary, East Carolina University and North Carolina State University.  She plans to major in pre-law.


BA Art Students 'Paint-a-Plow"

This year Lawrenceville Area VDOT Headquarters partnered with Brunswick Academy in the Paint-a-Plow program. This program allows schools in the community the opportunity for art programs to share their artistic talents by painting a snow plow blade to represent their school. Early this fall Brunswick Academy art students under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Lee worked diligently over several weeks to complete the project. Be on the lookout in the community for the creative artwork of our Brunswick Academy art students as VDOT “moves forward” with their snow removal operations this winter.

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BA Students Attend VJCL Convention

The BA delegation of 15 students to the VJCL Convention did an outstanding job, bringing home 42 academic and graphic arts awards (25 of which were in the top five).  They also received second place in the spirit contest for medium delegations.  And, they brought home a first ever award:  second place in club scrapbook. 

Attendees were (top left to bottom right): Morgan Moore, Savannah Greene, Jacob Farmer, Kien Powell, Will Morris, Emily Robertson, Hunter Greene, Naomi Sadler, Tyler Creedle, Kennedy Greene, Brysen Diefert, Brady Talbert, Emily Robinson, Lydia Smith, and Cassidy Smith.

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BA JV Volleyball Finishes Season on High Note

JV Volleyball team finished first in the VCC conference and second in the VCC conference tournament. They finished the conference with a 10-2 record. Overall record 11-3.

Front row:  Aaryn Babb (Captain) & Mary Freeman; Second Row:  Carleigh Jarratt, Kaitlyn Waller, Jane Poarch (Captain), Alyssa Rivas (Captain) & Lydia Smith; Back Row: Faith McLawhorn, Emily Roberts & Madelyn Williams. 

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Brunswick Academy Varsity Football

Brunswick Academy Vikings 37- Greenbrier Christian Gators 36

The #5 seed Brunswick Academy Vikings won the state VISFL quarter finals game on Thursday night vs the #4 seed Greenbrier Christian Gators. The Vikings took on The Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA Tuesday, November 13th at 3:00PM.



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Brunswick Academy Vikings Girls Volleyball

By Hannah Waller

The B.A. Lady Vikings, coached by Mr. Ken Warf, ended their regular season as conference champs. Overall the Vikings went 9-3 and were 6-0 at home. In tournament play, the Vikings played in the semi-final match, but fell to Kenston Forest School. Comprised of five seniors, four juniors, two sophomores, and one freshman, the B.A. Lady Vikings were fierce and determined to win. In addition to placing first in conference, several players of the B.A. team were recognized for different awards. Olivia Combs, junior setter, was named as part of the VCC All-Tournament team; Hannah Waller, senior middle and co-captain was named VCC All-Academic; Allie Pope, senior outside and co-captain, was named VCC Second-Team All Conference; the VCC recognized Naomi Sadler, sophomore outside, Sarah-Olivia Temple, junior middle, and Hannah Waller, as part of the First-Team All Conference. The Brunswick Academy varsity volleyball team has never won a regular season in almost thirty years, so this season was significant to not only the players and coach, but also for B.A. and the future of the volleyball program. Although we came out as first this season, I expect next year's team to come out even stronger with improved skills and a sharper mindset to end the season not only as conference champs, but hopefully as tournament champs as well.


All-Academic: Hannah Waller

1st Team All-Conference: Sarah-Olivia Temple, Hannah Waller, Naomi Sadler

2nd Team All-Conference: Allie Pope

All Tournament: Olivia Combs

VCC Coach of the Year: Ken Warf

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Brunswick Academy Upper School Honor Roll

1st Six Weeks – 2018-2019

Headmaster’s List – All A’s

Grade 9

Shana Denise Love, Sydney Paige Paul, Bryson Gage Poarch, Lydia Reed Smith, Jacky Zhu

Grade 10*

Brysen Alexandra Diefert, William Hunter Greene, Brady Jacob Talbert,

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 11*

Sarah Paige Fajna, Katelyn Marie Ottaway, Emily Christine Robertson, Kyle Donovan Tanner

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 12*

Jinhing Hu (Jacob), Timothy Sage Kallam, Daein Kim (Dan), Chenchen Zhao (Chloe)

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

“A” & “B” Honor Roll

Grade 9

Charles Vincent Edmunds, James Harrison Harper, Kacie Lin Keefe, Faith Elizabeth McLawhorn, Robert Matthew Moseley, Alyssa Reina Rivas, Madelyn Gray Williams, Matthew Lawrence Woyer

Grade 10*

Aaryn Moore Babb, Samuel Elliott Capps, Robert Tyler Creedle, Clyde Kenneth Greene III, Meredith Paige Lucy, Jun-Young Park (Jun), Kyle Tyler Powell, Dustin Arthur Roberts, Naomi Rose Sadler, Christian Alexandra Williams

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 11*

William Vernon Bryant, Jr., Leiara Lane Butler, Olivia Graham Clary, Joanna Grace Glenn, Logan Hope Hyde, Paige Kylie Jennings, Catherine Camille Mitchell, Reanna Lane Powers, Christopher Michael Redman, Jr., Hinton Joseph Vick, III., Alexis Grace Yoders

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Grade 12*

Hunter Douglas Hastings, Guanxi He (Will), David Cole Moseley, Kien Wilton Powell, Jamie Lauren Saunders

*Dual Enrollment students at SVCC and Liberty University qualify for Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

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Breast Cancer Awarness at BA

The students and faculty of Brunswick Academy wore Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on Tuesday, October 2.

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Shay Wrenn is the BA 2018 Homecoming Queen

2018 Homecoming Queen, Shay Wrenn.

2018 Homecoming Queen, Shay Wrenn, daughter of Lane and Erica Wrenn of Gasburg. Therunner up, Hannah Waller. 2017 Homecoming Queen, Halie Dru Sadler, was present to crown the new Queen.

Our 2018 Crown bearer was First Grader, Jonas Earl Doyle, son of Jock Doyle (‘99) and Jessie Raney Doyle ('01). He is the grandson of Beverly Temple Raney ('74), Terri Speight Doyle ('72), and Joey Doyle ('73).Our 2018 Flower Girl was First Grader, Kacy Grey Powell, daughter of Katie Griffin Powell ('02) and Scott Powell. Kacy is the granddaughter of Sandra Wright Griffin ('76) and Samuel Grey Griffin ('74).

Brunswick Academy 2018 Homecoming Court; from left to right: Alyssa Rivas (Freshman), Naomi Sadler (Sophomore), Olivia Combs (Junior), Allie Pope (Senior), Hannah Waller (Senior), Shay Wrenn (Senior), Lucy Smith (Senior), Sarah Olivia Temple (Junior), Logan Hyde (Junior), Kaitlyn Waller (Sophomore), and Madelyn Williams (Freshman). 

Left to Right (Back Row)- Director of Upper School, Brittney Weidman, 2017 Homecoming Queen, Halie Dru Sadler (‘18), 2018 Homecoming Queen, Shay Wrenn, and father of Shay Wrenn, Lane Wrenn. Left to Right (Front Row) Crown Bearer, Jonas Doyle, & Flower Girl, Kacy Powell.

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Brunswick Academy is pleased to announce that Jonathan Davis Paul has been selected September 2018 Student of the month.  Jonathan, a senior, is the son of John and Tonya Paul (Class of 1991) of Emporia.  His sister, Sydney, is a freshman at Brunswick Academy. He is the grandson of Wanda Proctor of Emporia and Ronald and Virginia Paul of Henrico, NC.

Jonathan is in the Brunswick Academy Honors Program, which is the most rigorous and challenging program of study. This year he has been taking dual-enrollment classes at Southside Virginia Community College, as well as his upper-school classes at Brunswick Academy. He has consistently made the Honor Roll throughout his years at the academy.

Regarding academics, he is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of Brunswick Academy’s Honor Council, Student Council Organization, the Junior Classical League (Latin Club) and has attended Model General Assembly in Richmond. He has also competed against other schools in our conference as a member of Brunswick Academy’s Scholastic Bowl team (quiz bowl competition).  Jonathan was Chief Marshall at the graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018.

This past summer, Jonathan was selected to attend Boys’ State held at Radford University. The week long program, which is hosted by the American Legion, helps to cultivate leadership skills and develop pride in American citizenships to all of its participants. Over 600 boys attended this session where they were able to learn more about Virginia government.  Jonathan ran for a seat in the House of Delegates and won and was able to write and present a couple of bills.

He is a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Emporia, where he serves as a scripture reader. Since the 7th grade, he has been a member of Main Street’s Youth Group.  Jonathan has participated in 6 week long mission trips where they travel to different states and perform a variety of tasks including much need home repairs, serving meals to the homeless, as well as completing the renovation of a camp cabin on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

From the time Jonathan was 7 years old, scouting has been an important part of his life. He became a boy scout in Troop 232 of Purdy in 2012 where he logged more than 70 nights camping, has been on numerous hikes including a portion of the Appalachian Trail and a 5 day 35 mile hike through the mountains of New Mexico. Jonathan completed his Eagle Service project in 2016 by planning, organizing and installing a 30’ flagpole with an American Flag at the Greensville Manor Nursing Home. He became an Eagle Scout on November 16, 2016.

Throughout his years of attending Brunswick Academy, Jonathan has participated in athletics at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. He has played football for 6 years, earning the sportsmanship award his Junior year and is currently serving as one of the team captains. He has been on the baseball team for 4 years, earning the Most Improved Award his Freshman year and receiving the Coach’s award his Sophomore year. He has also played Soccer and ran with the Cross Country team.

Jonathan’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, kayaking and beekeeping.

He is in the process of applying to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington and Lee University and North Carolina State University. He plans to study either chemical or electrical engineering.

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Brunswick Academy First Day of 2018-19 School Year

Brunswick Academy's First Day of School on August 14th, 2018.


Siblings, Carter (11th Grade) & Reagan (10th Grade) Saunders
Kindergartener, Holland Council
4th Grader, Koen Morris
The Class of 2019's LAST FIRST DAY

Landon Edwards is getting used to having a locker in 6th grade.

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Brunswick Academy Class of 2019 Senior-First Grade March

Brunswick Academy held one of their oldest traditions on Wednesday, August 15th.  The Senior- First Grade March has been done at B.A. for many years.  Each Senior introduces their First Grade friend. Pictured is the B.A. Class of 2019 and their First Grade friends, the B.A. Class of 2030.

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