Fifteen students participatedin WFS Outdoors, an afternoonactivity that offers challenging outdoor experiences onand off campus, includingfishing, hiking, skeet shooting,paddling, and climbing. WFSOutdoors carries on manyactivities done over the yearsin the Rapidan Program. Theseason highlight was a weekendrafting trip on the Lower NewRiver in October.
WFS Outdoors Gets Boys...Outdoors
Clayton McSweeney ’ 21, Taylor Myers ’ 23, Henry Royster ’ 23, Alec Desmond ’ 23, Sambo Bratton ’ 23,Maginnis Burke ’ 22, Jesse Woody, Tanner Cummings ’ 22, Colin Do ’ 22, Turner Vaughn ’ 21, and Beau Stone ’ 22
The student-run Woodberry Forest School
Production Network (WFSPN) launched a new
flagship program this year: Tiger Sports Update.
The show, which airs every two weeks during the
school year, is a collaboration between the network
and the journalism class taught by Jacob Geiger
’05. For each show, members of the class report,
write, and record stories on their various campus
beats. A rotating set of anchors hosts the show, with
other students serving as producers and camera
operators. And while Woodberry’s sports teams
are certainly the focus, some stories explore other
areas of campus life, including upcoming theater
and arts performances, the Fir Tree renovation,
room inspections, and more.
Past and future episodes of Tiger Sports Update,along with WFSPN’s other programming, isavailable at wfspn.org.
Tiger Sports Update debuts on WFSPN
Audric Gupton ’ 20 had bigambitions when he embarkedon a service project in hishometown of Gordonsville,Virginia. As he told the OrangeCounty Review, he started withthe goal of doing “somethingsignificant” for the communityand consulted with townleaders for ideas about whatsort of project to pursue.Together, they settled onbuilding a community gardenthat would use volunteer laborto grow food for those in need.Audric worked with otherorganizations and consultedwith many to secure land andset up distribution.
Audric’s hopes for the gardengo beyond meeting needs inthis one community, though.He wants his “plant it forward”model to help other communities take on similar projects.
A group of fifth and sixth formers have joinedforces with the alumni office to form the 1889Society. Members of the group — which is led byWalker Owens ’ 20 and advised by Greg Guldin,
1889 Society Connects Generations
Luke Stone ’ 20, Henry Rich ’ 21, Walker Owens ’ 20,and Hawkins Schnabel ’ 20 at Captains Club
dean of the fifth and sixth forms — volunteerto have lunch with or give tours to alumni whoare visiting campus. They lend a hand at eventssuch as Captains Club, Reunion Weekend, andOneWoodberry, and serve as a voice for currentstudents by speaking on panels, writing letters,and making phone calls.
“The Society benefits the boys because they
get to share their own personal experiences
at Woodberry with members of our alumni
community — many of whom will give them
perspective on the history of the school and how
the long-standing lessons taught here will benefit
the boys later in life,” said Greg. “Moreover, the
boys will get to develop relationships with people
from all graduation classes over the years. What is
more significant or fitting than a Woodberry boy
of the present forming a meaningful relationship
with a Woodberry boy from the past?”
Walker notes that his experience of sharing
stories about teachers and school life with other
Tigers, “perfectly highlights the relationship and
respect between alums, no matter when they went