September 14, 2016 |
An unfounded report of a shooting at Valley Forge Military Academy and College late Monday afternoon may have been the result of a woman mistaking the popping of bubble wrap for gunfire, officials said tonight. A student at Eastern University living in an apartment adjacent to the military academy's campus in Radnor called 911 at 5:50 p.m. to report a shooting, academy officials said. Police from Radnor and Tredyffrin Townships responded but could not find evidence of that someone had been shot or that a weapon had been fired, officials said.
April 8, 2016 |
Services will be Saturday, April 23, for Hollis MacVaugh Cheshire, 60, of Malvern, former director of development at Valley Forge Military Academy & College. She died Sunday, March 27, of cancer at home. For the last six years, Mrs. Cheshire, known as "Holly," led the development office at the Wayne school. She was especially adept at fund-raising, sending out scores of handwritten letters with a genuine, straightforward tone that recipients liked, said her daughter, Kate Hollis Plantier.
October 14, 2015 |
A MISPERCEPTION hovers over the Philadelphia Military Academy, one that's soon dispelled when some city parents and students meet with school administrators. "Because of the name of the school, we still get applicants that have a lot of disciplinary issues," said principal Patricia Randzo. "They think that we are a military school for discipline rather than the academics. And we're strictly academics. " Maj. Kenneth Roberts, the school's Junior ROTC commandant, said that "the academy uses a military structure to create opportunities for success . . . This is a learning environment.
October 4, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Johnie and Madgeline Hamilton served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years, which is why they're excited to be attending Military Appreciation Day on Saturday at Beaver Stadium where Penn State will take on Army West Point. They'll get to see their son, Nittany Lions wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, compete in the game. Being the son of military people, Hamilton might have thought about attending a service academy, but he said his parents were against it. "They wanted me to stay away from that route because of what they had to go through," said Hamilton, who was born in Okinawa.
September 4, 2015 |
Stefone Moore-Green is excited about playing football for Army, especially in that big game every season against Navy. But sports wasn't the driving force in the Paul VI senior's decision to attend the United States Military Academy. "To be honest, it was way besides sports," said Moore-Green, who committed to Army earlier this week. "It was everything else that comes with going there. It was the opportunity to go there and be set for life. " The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Moore-Green was recruited as a slotback and return man, according to Paul VI coach John Doherty.
April 11, 2013 |
Valley Forge Military Academy and College announced today that a woman with extensive experience at area universities and educational programs will become the next president of the private military academy and college June 1. Stacey R. Sauchuk, 53, will become the first female civilian head of any private military academy and college in the country, Valley Forge said. She also will be the Wayne institution's third full-time president in five years. "This is a very special place, and I'm excited to come in and take something like this to the next level," Sauchuk said in a phone interview from the Valley Forge campus this afternoon.
March 12, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Thousands of cheering, crying admirers accompanied President Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor Monday as he registered to be a candidate to replace the dead leader, while forcing the main opposition candidate to delay his entry into the race. The massive crowd thronged acting President Nicolas Maduro and blocked opposition candidate Henrique Capriles from registering for the April 14 vote by the 2 p.m. deadline. The Capriles campaign told the Associated Press that an aide registered for the candidate at the election commission later Monday afternoon.
March 8, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez's body will be preserved and forever displayed inside a glass tomb at a military museum not far from the presidential palace from which he ruled for 14 years, his successor announced Thursday. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's acting head of state, said Chavez would first lie in state for "at least" another seven days at the military academy where he was brought Wednesday. A state funeral will be held Friday attended by 33 heads of government, including Cuban President Raul Castro and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
March 7, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - By the hundreds of thousands, Hugo Chavez's tearful supporters carried their dead president through streets still plastered with his smiling image, an epic farewell to a larger-than-life leader remembered simply as "our commander. " Generations of Venezuelans, many dressed in the red of Chavez's socialist party, filled Caracas' streets Wednesday to remember the man who dominated their country for 14 years before succumbing to cancer. Chavez's flag-draped coffin floated over hundreds of thousands of supporters as it made its way atop an open hearse on a seven-hour journey to a military academy in the capital, where it will lie in state.
January 15, 2013 |
Valley Forge Military Academy has been accepted as a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, beginning with the 2013-14 school year. VFMA, an all-male day and boarding school, will initially compete as an independent member in District 1, with a Class AA classification in most sports. The school will participate in basketball, baseball, football, cross-country, swimming, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, and track and field. "Our prior model featured postgraduate athletes," VFMA athletic director Dominick "Mick" Lorusso said in a statement.