Students from left to right: Nevaeh Washington, Katie Hunter, David Mattox, Haley Harris, Cody Carnes, Marie Wilson, Finn Ciszewski, Louise Strawn and Grace Bandurco
Congressman Rob Wittman Honors Ware Academy Graduates
Gloucester, Virginia- The 2017 Commencement Ceremony for Ware Academy took place at 9:30 AM on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, Virginia. This year’s class was comprised of nine students. Congressman Rob Wittman, a Republican and the United States Representative for Virginia’s First Congressional District, delivered an encouraging, inspirational and on-point address for young people growing up in the 21st Century.
Thomas L.Thomas III, Head of School, honored students for their accomplishments. Each year Thomas shares personal stories that recognize the students’ strengths, progress and accomplishments during their time at Ware. Thomas closed his address by encouraging the graduates to “Go forward, ready to roll; make an impact. Be a good person and be mindful.”
The following students received recognition for their outstanding achievements; Grace Bandurco received the Headmaster’s Award which is given to the eighth grade student who has contributed the most to the school community in terms of academic achievement, leadership qualities and display of positive character. The Founders’ Award was given to Louise Strawn. This award goes to the student who contributed the most to the academic life of the school. This student embraces challenges, puts forth effort and interest and displays an aptitude for the betterment of the school in all areas. David Mattox received The Spotswood Jones citizenship Award which is given the eighth grade student who exhibits in deeds and character the qualities of respect and consideration for others. This student also demonstrates and encourages school spirit and involvement in school and community activities. Ware’s Sportsmanship Award was given to Nevaeh Washington for demonstrating through her conduct and performance the attributes of team work, school spirit and integrity on the field of play. Haley Harris received the Improvement Award. This award goes to the eighth grade student who has made the greatest strides in achievement. The student displays motivation, consistent effort and steady improvement in academic proficiency. The Decade Award is given to the student(s) that have attended Ware since Prekindergarten; Haley Harris, Grace Bandurco and Katie Hunter received this award.