Hello from the President’s Office at Oak Hill Academy.
Today is April 15, 2020.
As we continue to monitor the effects of the pandemic, I need to highlight important dates on our horizon and share a few words with our seniors, the Graduating Class of 2020.
Friday (April 17, 2020) is Parents’ Day at OHA. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. (EST), live-streamed at https://www.ohaevents.com/watch-live. Continue to follow the “Today on the Hill” for the detailed agenda and times for specific broadcasts.
Beginning Monday, April 20, 2020, our Morning Assemblies shall be broadcast (also on the events site) on Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. We have many ceremonies and awards to designate as the fourth quarter begins to wind to a close, so the Friday gathering is necessary.
And, finally, a word to our seniors, the graduating class of 2020. Although you cannot be with us, we are committed to continuing our Oak Hill Academy traditions in your honor. A school with a legacy stretching well over a century is imbued with several meaningful and important customs. The signing of your names on the Campus Store Alumni Wall, the chiming of the Academy bell in your honor, the senior slide show, King and Queen of Spring Formal, Senior Superlatives, Honor Graduates, the Academy Awards the night before graduation—all of these important events will go forward and shared with you remotely.
Oak Hill Academy’s 141st commencement exercises at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020, will be live-streamed from historic Turner Gymnasium … where each senior’s name shall be read aloud and each diploma presented. And, when it is safe and permissible for our seniors to re-assemble as a class here on our campus, we (and at that time “we” = your alma mater!) are determined to make that event happen for you—be it later this summer or sometime in the fall, perhaps at Homecoming on The Hill.
(Note: Mrs. Bowen will also be reaching out to you via separate email in regard to your caps, gowns, and Graduation Announcements.)
Michael D. Groves, Ph.D.
Oak Hill Academy