Andrew Corum, Bryan Cutlip, Jonathan Lee, Alan Salacain, and Christian Sweazie are traveling to Coco Beach, Florida to attend this year’s Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge. As student engineers and founders of MA Technologies, they are presenting their Elektrex design to a panel of experts in the Energy and Environment category of the competition.
On Friday, April 1st, three actors from the American Shakespeare Center arrived on campus to lead a workshop for Middleburg Academy students entitled "Directing Shakespeare." Drama Teacher David Sturdevant was instrumental in bringing the workshop to the school. "As part of our focus on STEAM, it is important to have these kinds of events on campus," he said. "The creative and critical thinking skills that theatre develops is something that all our students can benefit from."
The Middleburg Academy Model UN Team recently traveled to the the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. to compete in the UN-affiliated Global Classrooms Spring Conference. The sixteen students who attended the day-long competition served in delegations representing Denmark, Iran, Israel, New Zealand, the Syrian Arab Republic, and the U.K. They worked with and competed against students from MD, DC, VA public, private, and parochial schools on U.N. committees including the Security Council (UNSC), the Committee for Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), and the UN Committee on Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Topics included the "situation" in Syria, nuclear non-proliferation, and World Heritage site conservation.
What an incredible weekend at Middleburg Academy as teams competed in our inaugural STEAM Competition creating Rube Goldberg projects. Special thanks to our Raytheon Engineers who served as our judges in the competition. Wonderful enthusiasm and creativity came from all of our teams competing. Thank you to all of our participants in contributing to our Rube Goldberg wall in our science hallway. Many schools were represented: Hill School, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, River Bend Middle School, the Nysmith School and the 8th grade from Middleburg Academy. A very special thanks to Mr. Gillis, Ms. Dames, and Mr. Hennigar who engineered a superior competition along with Middleburg Academy Engineering students.
Middleburg Academy welcomed over 100 colleges for this year's College Fair. Students from surrounding schools, as well as Middleburg Academy, took the opportunity to meet with college representatives and ask questions about academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs. We would like to thank everyone who volunteered, and the college representatives that attended.