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HRA Graduates 61 in the Class of 2018

Hampton Roads Academy recently celebrated the accomplishments of 61 students during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony in the school’s Svein J. Lassen Auditorium. The graduating students continue the tradition of 100 percent college acceptance and earned more than $4 million in merit scholarships and awards.

The morning ceremony included commencement addresses from Hampton Roads Academy Upper School History teacher Christopher M. Joyce, selected by the senior class to give the Salutation, and senior Robert Bruce Combs, selected by his classmates to give the Student Commencement Speech. The Commencement Address was given by HRA alumna JJ Miller, Founder & President of JJ Miller Media. After the Conferring of Diplomas, Headmaster Peter W. Mertz gave closing remarks.

“The Class of 2018 exemplifies all that is wonderful at Hampton Roads Academy; they are talented, smart, artistic, creative and of high character,” said Peter W. Mertz, Headmaster. “We know they are ready for the next step in college and for life.”

The 61 members of the Class of 2018 leave a legacy of great success at Hampton Roads Academy in the classroom: 10 seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their high academic achievement; on the stage: the seniors led this year’s play productions and concerts; and on the athletic fields: six graduates will play collegiate athletics on an NCAA team. Graduates plan to attend 41 different colleges or universities.

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