News for Parents
The Valedictorian of the 8th grade class at the Academy's Middle School is Cadet LTC John ("J.D.") Buchholz. J.D. is the son of Ms. Lee Buchholz of Lake Tahoe, NV. He is also supported and encouraged by his uncle and aunt, Lewis and Carla Martin of Charlottesville, VA. Completing his third year at the Academy, J.D. is the Battalion Commander of the Middle School Cadet Corps. During each of his years at the Middle School, J.D. has earned President's List, Excellent Conduct, and Meritorious Conduct. During his 7th grade year, he was recognized for having the highest academic average. This year J.D. earned the Battalion Commander Award and was recognized as the M.V.P. of the Middle School lacrosse team. During his years at the Middle School, J.D. has lettered in J.V. and MS football, basketball, indoor track, baseball, and lacrosse.
The Salutatorian of the 8th grade class at the Middle School is Cadet SSGT Dalton Fowler of Carrollton, TX. A member of "Alpha" Company, Dalton is the son of Mr. Gary Fowler (deceased) and Ms. Katie Smith. He is completing his second year at the Academy. As a 7th grade cadet, Dalton earned Honor Roll for the year. This year, Dalton made President's List and Excellent Conduct for the Year and earned awards for his achievements in Spanish and music. He was also recognized as a Johns Hopkins Scholar through the Center for Talented Youth program. Dalton has lettered in cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, and lacrosse while a cadet at the Academy. He has also been active in the Academy's choir.
Information for Parents
Parent Association Chairs 2012-2013
Please help us welcome back our Parents Association Chairs, Kelly and Dee Strauss, returning for another year of service to the school. Their son, Kordell, graduated FUMA in 2012. Mr. Kelly Strauss is an Auctioneer with Nicholls Auction Marketing Group in Fredericksburg, VA. Mrs. Dee Strauss is the Marketing teacher and DECA Advisor at King George High School in King George, VA. The family is very involved with the community of King George and they have lived in the area since 1995.
If you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to contact Kelly or Dee Strauss at 540/226-1279 or 540/903-0573, respectively, or email: email@example.com. In addition, Laura Luniewski, Development Coordinator, is the contact at FUMA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434/842-4370.
BGAV Scholarship Grants Available
Parents, there are funds available for students from cooperating churches of the Baptist General Association of Virginia who need aid in financing their education at Fork Union Military Academy for the upcoming academic year. The awards are open for application now and range up to $1,000 per student per year. These funds are grants from Virginia Baptists and do not have to be repaid.The BGAV uses the following criteria to evaluate each applicant: financial need, Christian service, community service, character, and demonstrated leadership.
Applications on behalf of Fork Union Military Academy cadets have been well-received in the past, and we hope that a number of our cadet families will apply for 2012-2013. The online application process for Academy Scholarships is available at http://www.vbmb.org/Services/Scholarship/Academy.cfm
If you need assistance or information, please contact Alicia Parker at the BGAV at 1-800-255-2428, ext. 6225.Scholarship opportunities are also available for Virginia Baptist cadets who are graduating from Fork Union Military Academy and will be attending college next year. Please check deadlines and criteria for all Virginia Baptist scholarships online at http://www.vbmb.org/Services/Scholarship/default.cfm
All complete applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline in order to be considered for an award. The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships for BGAV Academies (students attending Fork Union) is
October 1, 2012. The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships or BGAV Ministerial Educations (for college-bound students) is April 1,
FUMA411 - Our Community Forum
Be sure to visit our FUMA411 page in our Forums section and contribute your thoughts, ideas, and questions by posting them on our electronic bulletin board set up for prospective students, parents, and alumni.
This forum can be useful for parent networking for current and prospective parents:
- Finding car pool partners
- Getting practical answers and advice from others
- Sharing experiences with fellow FUMA families
- Connect with other parents who are considering Fork Union Military Academy
- Get past cadet prospectives on the Academy from FUMA alumni
- Keep abreast of what is happening at FUMA