The first thing I did after graduation was go on an awesome hike in the Alps from Austria down into Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Pelton were presented with an Oak Hill Jersey, by Admission Department | Sep 11, 2017 | Admissions, Alumni Profiles, Boarding School, Boarding School for Learning Differences, East Coast Boarding School, Oak Hill Academy | 0 Comments. The new amphitheater makes me jealous – firepit socials? She attended Iona College directly after Oak Hill Academy, in large part due to it’s proximity to New York City. Tom Konchalski has visited the OHA campus every fall in October to do player evaluations since the early 1980s. Academically, my grade improvement opened the door for my acceptance to the program at Karlsruhe – it’s pretty prestigious in Germany, sort of like a version of MIT in the States. Well, this is interesting. The teachers are especially personal and the small classes helped me become more confident and motivated. Please take a moment to fill out our Alumni Update, here. Watching RJ grow over those 5 years was truly a highlight of my tenure at Oak Hill Academy. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. It was powerful for them to realize that they are part of Oak Hill Academy’s long history and are part of such an important, effective, and life- changing tradition and mission! by Admission Department | Jul 5, 2016 | Alumni Profiles, College Planning, East Coast Boarding School, Oak Hill Academy | 0 Comments. A glance at the yearbook reveals a sincere, serious-looking young man; George was very involved; and, yes, he did play basketball here (“short shorts” era!). The feeling of closeness among the faculty and kids is the same as I remember. I knew that I could develop relationships with my professors because I’d done that at OHA. Oak Hill's enrollment of approximately 150 students are boarding, serving grades 8–12. He is a pre-law student and has spent his summer interning at a law firm (last check he was targeting the Los Angeles area) with the goal of becoming a sports and entertainment industry lawyer. Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, VA. Sunrise Christian Academy, Bel Aire, KS. RJ’s story reflects one of the greatest opportunities attending Oak Hill Academy has to offer:  the chance to grow and discover confidence. Germantown Academy: Villanova: Brandon Weston: 6'5 : SG: Hillcrest Prep: Seton Hall: 2020 Class. I also became more in tune with my faith (OHA is a Baptist boarding school). Given that he is clearly one of our most successful alumni—it is a bit ironic that he was not selected as most likely to succeed. What is most impressive is that Oak Hill Academy doesn't have this long history of producing NBA players. Zach Edey, IMG Academy (2020) – Purdue. He was also a recipient of a Senior Accolade. The designation of Trustee Emeritus is an honorary title conveyed by a governing board upon a former trustee of an institution to recognize exemplary service. She quickly became one of the most popular, engaged students on campus after settling in. I became very thoughtful and intentional in my spiritual life while at OHA.”. We first met David through the admission process at Oak Hill Academy. My best friend at Oak Hill, Kyler Reed, had introduced me to some music production programs and French House Music, so since then, music has been a big interest of mine. The structure was something I needed – I became a lot more responsible and the dorm life gave me great habits I still keep today. Read about our exciting million-dollar endowment gift, as well as Parents’ Days, Graduation 2019, and more! I treasure every memory I made there. It really helped prepare me for what was to come in university and in the “real world.”  21st Century Skills, a focus at OHA, means that our small student body gives everyone an opportunity–and encouragement–to develop skills in working in groups, speaking and presenting, and taking on responsibility beyond themselves. Our international students have always played a big role in this sense of closeness, and Baaba is among the best examples. Isiah Jasey, Sunrise Christian Academy (2017) – SMU. Back. “I’ve taken advantage of the robust Co-Op education program here and have gotten to work with some amazing companies in real world situations–sort of an internship experience,” he explains. What advice does David give to any student considering or beginning as a student at Oak Hill Academy? I hope you are doing well. Our 2015 game featuring Oak Hill Academy vs. Hamilton High School (Memphis, TN) was ESPN’s highest rated HS game of the year, reaching almost 6 Million viewers. Oak Hill Academy is proud of the success and long tradition of our international students. Andja admits that she “grew up a lot” at Oak Hill Academy becoming much more flexible and cooperative working with others. And, he is likely one of our school’s most successful alumni—and, given the names adorning the wall of Turner Gymnasium, that is truly saying something! Box 1008 Grenada, MS 38902. Business Office: 662-226-2791 Fax: 662-226-9066 High School Office: 662-226-7577 High School Fax: 662-226-6150 Established in Mouth of Wilson, VA, Oak Hill Academy boasts a strong basketball program with many alumni becoming NBA superstars. Stay in touch with your former classmates and friends on "the Hill." by Admission Department | Oct 30, 2017 | Admissions, Alumni News Events, Alumni Profiles, Oak Hill Academy, OHA Parents | 0 Comments. Campus life at Liberty wasn’t overwhelming because of my experience of campus living at OHA. The most recent updates will appear at the top of the wall dating back to prior seasons. I took the opportunity to catch up with Marius as we toured campus – we have several new buildings and features on campus that I wanted to show him. Rod Strickland transferred to Oak Hill from Truman in New York for his senior season. Our quiet location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia leads to a campus community that is very tight-knit, and we rely on each other to make community. RJ is a 2013 graduate who spent 5 years on The Hill and the growth I saw in him was phenomenal. In many ways, David was the quintessential student, and person, we seek to enroll at Oak Hill Academy–one with good intentions, but needing structure and a relational environment to gain confidence and motivation. It is an honor to be part of the Oak Hill family, and I look forward to seeing you all soon! It may be the game that costs Oak Hill (14-8) a spot in the national tournament for its peer basketball academies. Catch us up on what you’ve been doing since graduation from The Hill. We recently caught up with David to find out what he’s been up to since graduation. RJ is a 2013 graduate who spent 5 years on The Hill and the growth I saw in him was phenomenal. Due to the continued threat and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we are not able to host your son on our campus for basketball camp this summer. Doug Turnmire, and Dr. Michael Groves. Oak Hill Academy (Maryland), Laurel, Maryland, former name of an alternative school operated by the District of Columbia for youth in its criminal justice system Oak Hill Academy (Mississippi), West Point, Mississippi, a private non-sectarian preK–12 school Oak Hill Academy (New Jersey), Lincroft, New Jersey, a private non-sectarian preK–8 school Upon receipt of the plaque and official Oak Hill Academy “Jordan Brand” Jersey, Mr. Pelton addressed the gathering. In your opinion, what makes Oak Hill special? “I can’t stress enough how prepared I felt heading off to Liberty University. Was it “Most Athletic?” (no). 2621 Carrollton Road P.O. Oak Hill Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in any of the school’s admissions policies, academic programs, or extracurricular activities. CBA Academy Boarding School is composed of students coming from various backgrounds and cultures From National High School to Post Graduate .The Academy’s sports background comes from a solid base provided by the Athletic Director Coach Primus, former NBA Trainer and Scouting … The class of 2020 garnered over $6.7 million of merit-based college scholarships. Carmelo Anthony hasn’t been in high school for about 12 years, but he still has great influence at Oak Hill Academy, where students marvel at his greatness on the basketball court. “I definitely feel that I was able to grow closer to God during my time at Oak Hill Academy. After that trip, I enrolled and began working at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in Germany which led to a 3 1/2 year apprenticeship as an electrician specializing in devices and systems. The Oak Hill High School Class of 1979 held its 40-year Class Reunion on July 5, 2019. The Academy also offer a host of articulation agreements with colleges and universities. “For certain, growing through the experience of being so far from home, learning new cultural norms and maturing in general wouldn’t have been possible with the relationships I formed at Oak Hill.”. As you can see in the photos above, David had the tremendous opportunity at one of his placements, Microsoft, to make some valuable connections and add to his resume. During his time here, David embraced small boarding school life–he took advantage of the opportunities at Oak Hill to be engaged in the classroom, on campus in leadership positions, on the basketball court and in the weight room. Our smallness, where relationships are emphasized, and our safe location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia has provided the right environment for hundreds of international students to grow and prepare for college success over the years. "He's a monster. I was ready!”  Baaba also mentions that she was able to graduate from Liberty University in three years, largely due to the college credits she earned her senior year at OHA through our dual college credit program. His first matchup versus LeBron and St. Vincent’s-St. Mary’s received so much hype for a high school basketball game. Welcome to the Oak Hill Academy Boys Basketball team feed. Wasatch Academy, Mt. 1 (276) 579-2619 info@oak-hill.net She calls getting outside of her comfort zone and coming to U.S. as a turning point in her life. One of his goals at Oak Hill Academy was to see how far his passion for basketball could take him. Great reading! Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Pelton met as students at Oak Hill Academy! But, I’m really glad the feeling on campus hasn’t changed because it works! I record under the name Maiga and my music can be found on iTunes and Spotify. Alumni Announcements Videos Directions Featured Athlete. And I got accepted into Johns Hopkins this fall to continue my master’s degree in clinical mental health. The nomination was received and passed unanimously. Now, in an Honours Bachelor of Arts Program (the equivalent of grad school in the U.S.), he is wrapping up a Sports Business Major and picking up a minor in Corporate Entrepreneurship. There’s a lot of meaningful activity going on on campus. Thank you. We were so happy to have Mr. Pelton and his wife, Leslie (’67), on campus. Baaba’s choice of Liberty University proved to be a tremendous fit. Spent his first three prep seasons at Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Ga., before transferring to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., for his senior year … Averaged 31.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game during his junior season for Liberty County … My parents felt I earned an adventure and so did I. David attended the University of Waterloo in his native Canada since graduating on The Hill in 2013. Oak Hill Academy Alumni Class List . ... reserved rising 8th grader while he attended Oak Hill Academy’s summer basketball camp. In a follow-up conversation with Baaba, she shares with me the powerful idea that the most lasting impact is the confidence that she developed at Oak Hill Academy . by Laura Phipps | Jul 31, 2019 | Alumni News Events, Alumni Profiles, Oak Hill Academy, OHA Parents | 0 Comments. by Laura Phipps | Nov 1, 2018 | Alumni News Events, Alumni Profiles, Oak Hill Academy, OHA Parents | 0 Comments, by Laura Phipps | Jul 10, 2018 | Alumni News Events, Alumni Profiles, Oak Hill Academy, OHA Parents | 0 Comments, by Laura Phipps | Jan 3, 2018 | Alumni News Events, Alumni Profiles, Oak Hill Academy, OHA Parents | 0 Comments. Lock in! Oak Hill is a non-sectarian school based on Christian principles and dedicated to a quality educational program for students, K4-12th grades. Read more: Class of 1979 - Reunion '19 Class of 1967 - Reunion '17 The Henderson International basketball program is more ... the school’s list of alumni who made it to the big leagues. We were excited to hear from Baaba recently that her graduation from Liberty University is fast approaching and that she has been accepted into Johns Hopkins to continue her post-graduate work! Well, it’s not an easy trip for me to come back to visit, but the close relationships I made compelled me to come back. As we went around today, did you notice changes at Oak Hill Academy? Oak Hill Academy may refer to: . Graduating in 2011 with a B.S. I never did get to live in the brand new senior dorm because I was proctor of the 8th and 9th dorm my senior year and lived with them. 8th graders at Oak Hill are taken care of by the upperclassman and RJ was everyone’s little brother that first year. Maurice Calloo, Oak Hill Academy (2018) – Oregon State. The. Oak Hill Academy works with our students individually to guide them throughout the college application process and beyond. Player Height Position ... Christ The King/Oak Hill: Illinois: Ty Rivers: 6'5: G: Scanlan: Sullivan CC: Daniel Klosk: 6'1: G: Wilbraham and Monson: Cornell: 2018 Class. This issue profiles four Oak Hill alumni who have come back to “The Hill” to live and work. Yes and No. Among the classic footage that ESPN has released on YouTube is LeBron’s first appearance on ESPN, when his St. Vincent-St. Mary’s squad upset the previously No. Alumni This website is powered by SportsEngine's Sports Relationship Management (SRM) software, but is owned by and subject to the Oak Hill Academy Basketball privacy policy. One of our most memorable international students in recent years, Marius is from Germany and, upon graduation, he returned to his home country. This is the equivalent of earning a degree in electrical science in the U.S.  I’ve recently become a nationally certified electrician which was my goal coming out of high school! Alumni Update: George Pelton ’67 Honored as Trustee Emeritus in Oak Hill Academy Assembly, Motivation and Direction Boarding School – David Uponi, Oak Hill Academy Class of ’13, U.S. Boarding Schools for International Students: Baaba O, Oak Hill Academy ’14, Oak Hill Academy Stories: Marius Hoetzel ’12, U.S. Boarding Schools for International Students: Andja Ivkovic ’07, Oak Hill Academy Stories: RJ Currington, Class of 2013. OHA puts you in a great situation to succeed, and the faculty and staff care for each student’s individual success. Oak Hill Academy's commitment to alumni and families endures long after graduation. Including Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant and Houston Rockets' Carmelo Anthony, this list of Oak Hill Academy alumni features some of the best basketball players in … Our small classes and student body really encourages students to take leadership positions, both formal and informal. Prominent graduates from Hargrave Military Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. in psychology this May!! List of famous alumni from Hargrave Military Academy, with photos when available. We are committed to the academic, social, moral, personal, cultural, and physical development of each student. Hill . He was a member of the Men’s Basketball Team at Waterloo for a couple of years, before his academics became more focused, and demanding. ©2021 SportsEngine, Inc. Follow the action on NBA scores, schedules, stats, news, Team and Player news. Of course I still keep in touch with several of my friends from OHA, so the close relationships developed there is a big memory. She has been employed at National Cash Register (NCR) in Belgrade for the past couple of years, primarily managing one of the biggest partnerships the international firm handles with Polycom, an international IT firm. I’m also jealous that the kids get their cellphones on weekends now – that would have been great. Although homesick at times, Baaba truly invested in the relationships here among her peers and faculty and was, in turn, fully embraced by Oak Hill Academy. I also look back at how much I grew up here. Several new dorms have been a big upgrade. We recently had a tremendous opportunity for our student body to hear from someone for whom Oak Hill Academy provided a Turning Point. by Admission Department | Nov 16, 2016 | Alumni Profiles, OHA Parents | 0 Comments. What do you look back on most from your time at Oak Hill Academy? Our unique academic and athletic programs provide a distinctive learning platform for academic excellence, high performance athletics, and personal growth. (He’s very big in Croatia and Serbia). Early Dismissal - (12:18pm): Parent Teacher Conferences Grades 7 & 8, Wednesday, February 24  12:18 pm - 12:18 pm, Parent/Teacher Conferences -12:45-3:00pm (Grades 7 & 8), Wednesday, February 24  12:45 pm - 3:00 pm, DR. ROBERT H. HARRIS LOWER SCHOOL LEARNING CENTER, Reflections Literary Magazine wins FIRST PLACE, Oak Hill Students Solve Problems by Exploring. Keyontae Johnson, Oak Hill Academy (2018) – Florida. David points to his experience in Oak Hill’s Leadership Program, and the collaborative aspects of a small student body, as inspirations to make a contribution at Waterloo. The official site of the National Basketball Association. That’s been really exciting! It (college) was harder than I thought, but I wasn’t scared. It is with great sadness that we regret to inform you that the Oak Hill Basketball Camps for 2020 have been cancelled. Our first priority is the health and safety of our campers and staff. Check out the latest issue of Oak Hill Academy’s magazine–The Arrow. Andja is a great example. Baaba is remembered fondly on The Hill for her sincerely kind and warm personality. We continue to draw the best national and local high school talent, having had over 100 D1 scholarship athletes participate in the event, including 5 NBA lottery picks. Through his career at OHA I saw him progress from the shy, but talented, Red Team Varsity player and an under-the-radar, but likeable student in the school building into a student government leader, mentoring upperclassman, who was a major contributor to some of the best Gold Teams in recent years. Eddy Kayouloud, Oak Hill Academy (2018) – Central Arkansas. I remember the moment, in summer school Algebra, when Ms. Sargent made me believe in myself. A successful businessman who operates a large chain of car dealerships throughout Virginia (he is founding CEO of First Team Auto), George was a student at Oak Hill Academy from 1965-1967. I first met RJ as a somewhat shy, reserved rising 8th grader while he attended Oak Hill Academy’s summer basketball camp. Help this team get started or use the top navigation to find past season schedules, scores, rosters and more. If you see your name among the Oak Hill Academy graduates, someone is looking for you! Carolina Basketball Academy is managed by a professional staff with national and international experiences. Man, that would have been fun. So, our happiness to see him was compounded by more than a little surprise. That’s sort of the purpose of this trip – to sort out the next step. Today’s Alumni Update is a guest blog by Oak Hill Academy President, Michael D. Groves. Andja attended Oak Hill Academy for her junior and senior years, coming directly from her native Serbia. Oak Hill really changed my life. The names listed below are alumni who have been searched for on this site from Oak Hill Academyin Mouth Of Wilson, Virginia. Criminal Justice, Andja spent a couple of years pursuing a coaching career while working as a business developer with a European graphic design firm. On stage, from l to r:  Coach Steve Smith, Board Chair Mr. Carl Rosberg, Mr. George Pelton, Rev. We were pleased to welcome Marius back to campus for an impromptu visit yesterday! After graduating from Oak Hill, Carmelo was recruited by Syracuse where he won a championship in his freshman season. She gives a lot of credit directly to the Oak Hill Academy College Planning Department, and in particular, Mrs. Groves. We’ll see, but I’m excited! I wanted to let you all know, and hope you can extend this to all the teachers who taught me, that I am graduating with a B.S. Oak Hill Academy is a co-educational, private, Baptist-affiliated Christian secondary school in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, United States. 1 ranked Oak Hill Academy, who had just seen Carmelo Anthony go to Syracuse. Academy The Hill Academy is an independent high school for dedicated student-athletes. RJ is entering his senior year at DePaul University in Chicago – not far from his hometown. And George R. Pelton, OHA Class of 1967, certainly qualifies. Her love of God shined through in all her relationships on campus and we couldn’t be more proud of her. For more details visit here:  https://www.oak-hill.net/summer-school/ ). One of the attractive features at Liberty University was the spiritual opportunities they offer. Winter Oak Hill Academy Raiders Varsity Boys Basketball Season. David McCormack, Oak Hill Academy (2018) – Kansas Baaba, originally from Ghana, was very involved on campus during her two years at Oak Hill in activities ranging from cheerleading to taking a leadership role in our Youth Group. Oak Hill really helped me unlock my potential. My music is taking off to a degree and I have this awesome certification and educational background that is opening up job opportunities too. Winter Oak Hill Academy Warriors Varsity Boys Basketball Season. Helping lesser known players get some exposure in his recruiting publication, which was subscribed to by most college coaches, was his ministry, assisting young men in receiving athletic scholarships. She relates, “OHA was the first place I ever had teachers believe in my capabilities, and they made me see it, too. by Admission Department | Mar 8, 2017 | Admissions, Alumni Profiles, East Coast Boarding School, Oak Hill Academy | 0 Comments. Welcome to the Oak Hill Academy Boys Basketball team feed. I asked him how his experience at Oak Hill Academy, in hindsight, impacted his future. We look forward to Baaba’s coming back to campus for a visit soon! I have options. Oak Hill Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in any of the school’s admissions policies, academic programs, or extracurricular activities. 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