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  • Families, Cars, Fans, and Cyclists Fill Woodberry Weekend

    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. 
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  • 1940 Game Film Captures Tiger Spirit

    Thanks to Woodberry Forest School archivist Karen Culbertson, a film clip from a 1940-41 movie made to share with prospective students and alumni is now online. "Fight for the Orange & Black," the tune accompanying footage from the 1940 Game against Episcopal High School was written by Johnny Mercer ’27. Later known for Academy award-winning songs like "Moon River" and "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," Johnny sent the song to Woodberry in time for the 1936 playing of The Game.

    Watch this piece of Woodberry history and get excited for the 114th WFS/EHS matchup on The Game page. 
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  • Third Formers Inspired by Art in Writing Contest

    Thirty-five third formers in English classes taught by Marc Hogan and Karen Broaddus traveled to Charlottesville on Monday, October 13, 2014, to participate in the 28th annual University of Virginia Writer's Eye contest. The boys toured the Fralin Museum of Art and chose works of art to inspire their own written pieces of prose or poetry to enter in the literary competition. Entries will be judged by well-known writers in the community and winning writers will be published in the museum's annual anthology. Marc, a University alum, also offered students a quick tour of Grounds, including a look at the room where Edgar Allen Poe lived when he studied at UVA.
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Woodberry Forest School

Woodberry Forest, VA 22989   Phone: 540-672-3900
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school–administered programs.