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The Navigator

The Navigator Magazine

Class of 2020:

Elizabeth Barrett Amott
Ellelyshia Hanako Mei Sin Lehualiko Ardo
*Alexis Ann Audeh
Aidan Brenner Bishop
Simon Roebuck Boyer
Jada Sabon Buckhanon
*Megan Elizabeth Cockrell
Avery William Cronin
Dai Binying
*Reilly Aren David
Dong Zifei
Adil-Negash Abdulwehab Edu
Olivia Marie Ferrare
William Patrick Flannery
Micaela Grace Florance
Ge Yuxin
William David Griffiths
Mary Katherine Hatcher
Matthew William Hatcher
Jacob Atticus Hensley
Elizabeth Campbell Hickman
*John Lawrence Howard III
Christopher Drake James
Kendal Michelle Johnson
Rory Christian King
*Lindsay Howe Kovalcik
Catherine GiaHan Le
Alexander August Lemmink
* Lu Xingyu
Aran Scott Massengill
Niccoló Nordera
Roland Radu Pana
Hyeonwoo Park
Jane Keller Phillips
*James Patrick Reid
William McKinlay Revere
*Blake Alexander Rouzie
*Molly Catherine Rouzie
Angelina Elise Santillo
Owen Patrick Stanton
David William Stout
Margaret Paige Thompson
Grace Adams Vaughan
*Megan Grace Walters
Thomas Scott Wieliczko
Yassir Mekhi Wiggins
Edward Stewart Wilson Jr.
Zhou Huijie

*indicates membership in Cum Laude

Dear HRA Community,

This year has been very different from any other year in HRA’s history. After our students abruptly pivoted to remote learning last spring, our intensive and strategic planning allowed our return to full on campus classes, successfully, for the 2020-2021 school year. This year IS different. While we are missing some of the traditions that set the rhythm of the annual cycle, we have seen that the essence of our school remains our great strength. The core values of honesty, respect and responsibility are present in our students’ reaction and adaptation to the new normal. Our trust in each other and high expectations for our students and faculty continue to make HRA a healthy and happy place to think, explore and discover. Our students have been commendable in their willingness to be here and to ensure that we are doing everything we can to remain here, in person. Our daily attendance has not dropped a percentage point, either in the on-line sessions from the spring or in the on-campus experience this fall.

I believe that our success has come from a single source that has always been at the core of the Hampton Roads Academy experience, the dedication and commitment of a faculty that sincerely cares about and champions the student-teacher relationship. Their incredible efforts over the past months to prepare for on-line learning should we have to go there again, working literally around the clock at times to make this campus ready for our students to be safely on-campus where we know that learning happens best.  We have instituted policies, modified schedules and initiated protocols and mediation procedures that certainly have changed the way that we do things at HRA on a daily basis. But, at the most important level of the HRA experience, the essence, we are the same, yet stronger. More aware and more dedicated than ever to make our school the best possible place to be at any time. 

It is our sincere hope that through these pages you will see that, even in these turbulent times and with all the challenges we share, it is such a good time to be a Navigator.


Peter W. Mertz
Head of School

Hampton Roads Academy

HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.

Hampton Roads Classical and Hampton Roads Academy are not affiliated.