The weekend of October 17-19, 2014, was filled with a variety of exciting arts and athletic activities.
Families of third and fourth formers, many of whom were seeing their boys for the first time since dropping them off at Woodberry in September, enjoyed their Parents' Weekend. They spent Friday and Saturday meeting with teachers, hearing from Headmaster Byron Hulsey, watching performances by Woodberry's musical and theater groups, visiting classrooms, and seeing their boys play football, soccer, and cross country. They also had the opportunity to learn more about college admissions and summer study opportunities. The highlight of the weekend was the tie-cutting ceremony when new boys earn the right to shed their black ties and don orange-and-black school ties
Saturday's varsity football game against the state's top-ranked team, Benedictine High School, played in front of a full Johnson Stadium on an ideal fall day, ended with a thrilling 10-0 Tiger victory.
Sunday morning saw the arrival of film crews and thirty antique automobiles for the first filming session for Coming Through the Rye, a major motion picture being shot in part at Woodberry Forest.
Also on Sunday, Woodberry hosted the first ever National Interscholastic Cycling Association Virginia State Championships. Over 120 racers competed on a fast 6.3-mile course with 450 feet of climbing. The event marked the first time Woodberry had hosted a mountain biking race. "The course and race were made possible through the support and work of a ton of people, including Woodberry's grounds and farm crews and the members of the team, over the last six months," said Nolan LaVoie, Woodberry's head mountain biking coach. Click to see acknowledgments and results.