When we returned to the area a few years ago to take on a new role at Ferguson, there was no question where we wanted to send our kids to school. As an alum, I knew that Hampton Roads Academy offered the best, most comprehensive academic program on the Peninsula, so the decision was easy. Greta and I also wanted our children to learn and thrive in a community that valued them as individuals. We wanted an environment that encouraged strategic thinking, fostered creativity and promoted teamwork among its core values. HRA is exactly what we wanted for our children – it is more than just a school, HRA is a community. HRA has been a strong partner alongside our family, to me as an alum and now our three children. -Keith Vander Vennet '83 Senior Vice President of Sales
At Hampton Roads Academy, one of the Peninsula's top private schools, you will find an atmosphere of community and learning that is unmatched and unmistakable. We prepare students intellectually, artistically, physically and morally for the rigors of higher education and for life by living within a culture of honesty, respect, and responsibility. HRA students believe in themselves, find value in others, and carry these sophistications out into the world as they grow. They emerge with the skills and confidence they need to make a difference in a complex and ever-changing world.
Ferguson (www.ferguson.com) is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson has sales of $13.8 billion and approximately 23,000 associates in 1,400 locations. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. Ferguson is part of Wolseley plc (www.wolseley.com), which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WOS) and on the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.
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