Senior Sophie Watson recently served as Lieutenant Governor for this year’s Model General Assembly after being elected to the position at last year’s program. MGA is a YMCA-sponsored program designed to introduce high school students from across the state to the legislative process of Virginia. According to program director Spenser Snyder, the virtual format posed challenges but the elected officials “ensured a life-like experience was felt by all. The Senate had robust debate...and found many solutions to issues that the Commonwealth is currently facing. Lt. Governor Watson and her President pro tempore did a phenomenal job presiding over the Senate.”
Founded in 1993, Fuqua School is an independent, co-educational, PK3-12 day school – centrally located to serve Southside Virginia – that provides children with a well-rounded, values-based educational experience uniquely tailored to create a solid foundation for their individual success.
The best way to experience Fuqua School is to come for a visit! The warmth and friendliness of our community is evident from the moment you set foot on campus.
Our Mission & Core Values
The mission of Fuqua School is to create a safe and supportive learning environment which fosters the development of boundless individual potential.
At Fuqua School, we believe a values-based educational experience truly matters. It is a difference maker. Honesty, responsibility, kindness, compassion, fairness, respect, commitment, perseverance, and cooperation are woven into the classroom and campus activities. Each month activities focus on one of these core values. These fundamental core values guide our decisions and actions.
Mr. Boswell’s Agriscience class constructed a grape arbor so they can begin growing grapes to sell to customers looking for local produce. The students installed multiple 6-foot beams, drilled holes at the bottom, middle, and top, and then ran wire through those holes before planting the seeds in the ground. It took a lot of labor as each hole was 14 inches deep with multiple rows of beams. After planting grapevines in the ground, the students drenched them with water and added compost to the topsoil to help the vines grow. It’s the beginning of a long-term project because growing grapes in the backyard can take as long as three years from start to finish. The goal is to someday produce fresh grapes right here on campus.
The Fuqua Falcons Rocket League Esports team, in its first season of competition, has clinched a spot in the playoffs for the eastern region. The team competes on a platform called Play VS. Our Rocket League team finished the regular season with an impressive record of 22-6 making them #16 in the entire region. The team members are Grayson Newcomb, Holt Mason, and Evan Nichols. "To be in the first season of competition and make the playoffs, or even to rank in the Top 20 teams in the region, is an amazing accomplishment, " commented Coach Jamiel Jackson. "The Rocket League Eastern Region consists of 575 teams from Maine to Florida. Join me in congratulating these young men on their success of getting into the playoffs." The post-season competition will include only the top 64-ranked teams in the region, and will then narrow down to the final two teams for the Spring Championship.
Sixth graders, LottieMae Hazlegrove and Blair Pembelton participated in the Piedmont Area Junior Livestock Show in Blackstone this April. LottieMae won Champion Junior Beef Showman with her cow, Petunia. Blair won Grand Champion Market Goat with Baby Joseph. Congratulations to LottieMae and Blair. We’re so proud of you.
Teagan McKinney, a 4th grader in Mrs. McGregor’s class, was presented with a special ribbon and medal for her fundraising efforts in the lower school’s annual Jump Rope for Heart. Teagan raised the most money in the lower school for this event coming in at $501.56! Congratulations to Teagan on being the ultimate heart hero!
Hunter Stimpson and Reid McMichael, both Fuqua middle schoolers, joined the B.A.S.S. Nation of Virginia Youth Fishing Tournament Team- Junior Division- in early 2020. COVID19 put a damper on some of the tournaments, but it didn’t dampen their spirits for fishing. Last summer they fished the B.A.S.S. Nation of Virginia Youth JAT Memorial Tournament 6-person team on Buggs Island Lake. Their team took home top prize as the Virginia State Champions for the Memorial Tournament, which is the first time in the history of the tournament a junior team has won.
On April 11th, they fished a tournament on the Chickahominy River in the Junior Division. They won 1st place and big fish. They have qualified for the state tournament to be held on Buggs Island Lake. This is a 2-day tournament the weekend of April 24th-25th. Hunter and Reid are members of the Mecklenburg High School Anglers team and Fuqua parent, Sean Stimpson '90 is team captain.