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LWMA Sentinel

The name "Sentinel" suggested by Cadet Moi Harris of Jesup, GA for the first issue in 1962.

Sentinel News August, 2002


by Dorothy Moore '54

During the summer, even though the office is not open full time, work has been going on to make plans for the coming school year. We hope you include activities with the Alumni Association and Lyman Ward in your plans for the coming year.

The museum displays will be a large project that will cover several years. The committee plans to do an overall study with the help of some experts, to map out what will best suit our needs. Any items you would like to donate to the museum will be greatly appreciated.

Other goals are to continue our support of the school with our annual scholarship to a deserving cadet and to support the yearbook with a full-page ad to the senior class from the Alumni Association. We asked in our last newsletter for donations from the alumni of books or money toward the purchase of books for the library. Several people have responded generously but the library needs more. If you haven't given to this project yet, please do so. Show your support also to the band, sports and the academic department with any donations.

As you know, the Alumni Association made some changes in the organization during the annual meeting in May. They hope this will bring about new ideas and projects for the future. If you would like to suggest something to the Board of Directors, please contact the Alumni Office.

Many of you came in May to visit the new Alumni/Museum Center. We are proud of the building and the progress that has been made. If you have not visited it, please do so because it is your building. Come to Homecoming on Oct. 4 and visit us during open house on Oct. 5. Also, support the football team at Homecoming.

We are looking forward to a great year and with your support, it will be. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Compiled and edited by Mrs. Dorothy Moore('54)

Alumni Center

Dorothy Moore '54 in the new
Alumni Center and Museum

Alumni Center

Alumni Center and Museum

2002 - LWMA Rangers - Varsity Football Schedule

DATE Opponent Location Time Result Comments
AUG. 30 Macon-East Montgomery Academy Away 7:30 P.M. Loss 7-52  
SEPT. 9 Pickens Academy LWMA 7:30 P.M. Loss 8-40  
SEPT. 13 Edgewood Academy Away 7:30 P.M. Loss 7-62  
SEPT. 20 Glenwood Academy LWMA 5:00 P.M. Loss 0-53  
SEPT. 27 Lee-Scott Academy Away 7:30P.M. Loss 6-60  
OCT. 4 Kingwood Christian School LWMA 7:30P.M. WIN 29-12 HOMECOMING
OCT. 11 Ft. Dale Academy LWMA 7:30P.M. Loss 21-41  
OCT. 18 Pike Academy Away 7:30P.M. Loss 0-48  
OCT. 25 Tuscaloosa Academy Away 7:30P.M. Loss 0-55  
NOV. 1 Bessemer Academy LWMA 7:30P.M. Loss 6-48  

2002 - LWMA Rangers - Jr. Varsity Football Schedule

DATE Opponent Location Time Result Comments
SEPT. ? Coosa Valley Academy ???? ????P.M. Loss 6-20  
SEPT.?? Glenwood Academy ???? ????P.M. Loss 20-30  
SEPT. ?? Coosa Valley Academy ???? ????P.M. Win 12-6  
SEPT. 30 Lee-Scott Academy/b> ???? ????P.M. Loss 24-38  
OCT. 7 Springwood School ???? ????P.M. Loss 6-30  
OCT. 14 Glenwood Academy ???? ????P.M. Loss 8-24  

Homecoming Schedule

DATE TIME Location Activity / Event
4 Oct 2002
4:00PM Various Campus Locations Homecoming Projects Judging (winners announced at halftime of football game)
4 Oct 2002 7:30PM Ranger Field Football Game - Kingwood Christian vs. LWMA - Halftime - Band Performance and Presentation of Homecoming Queen and Court)
5 Oct 2002
10:00AM -
Futch Parade Field Best Drilled Squad Competition
5 Oct 2002 11:00AM -
Tallapoosa Hall and other academic buildings Consultations with Academic Affairs Personel
5 Oct 2002 1:00PM -
Dormitories and Classrooms Open House (Visit with Tactical Officers)
5 Oct 2002 3:00PM Futch Parade Field Homecoming Parade
5 Oct 2002 4:30PM -
Dining Hall Buffet
5 Oct 2002 6:30PM Smith Auditorium 1st Cadet Promotion Ceremony and Beta Club Induction Ceremony
5 Oct 2002 8:00PM -
Gymnasium Homecoming Dance
5 Oct 2002 10:30PM Staff Duty Office Cadet Sign Out Begins (special overnight pass required)
5 Oct 2002 11:30PM Dormitories Taps

Hometown Alumni Recruiter Program

The Academy is attempting to heighten the involvement of our alumni and families in the recruiting and retention process of the Cadet Corps. "We are experiencing an eager and positive response from all alumni," stated Major Charles Livings, Chief Marketing Officer.

"Based on our three years of student and parent interviews, as well as the increased activity on the alumni website, , we know that every one of our students and families have a great story to tell.", Livings explained. The purpose of the Hometown Alumni Recruiter Program is to match up alumni and current families with prospective families so the stories can be heard.

Alumni and current families can participate in several ways. First, by letting others know of your successes with the Academy you increase awareness about our program. Another way you can participate is to volunteer to be available at Open Houses during parades when prospective families are visiting the campus or at presentations when our recruiters are in your local area.

Having current families present with alumni is powerful because it sends strong messages about our program and how alumni, current families, and cadets view the investment and sacrifices to attend, especially when they are willing to come out to speak about their successes in person.

"We know our families and cadets are proud of all that they have accomplished, and so are we," stated MG Clyde Hennies, LWMA President. We have always had families volunteering to speak with prospective families via the telephone, and we will continue this referral process. Special thanks are due to Bob Simmons ('95), Cathy Matthews & Justin Miller, Lee Liles, BG Bill Smart, Kenneth Futch, Dr. Eckhart Bonatz & Mrs. Jill Bonatz, Terri Lyndall, David Tucker ('72), Wayne Martin ('97), Bill Thomason ('69), Brian Brunner ('64), David Sullivan ('72), Terri and Mary Snell ('01), Bill Burris ('68), Lawrence Rogers ('66), Paul Millirons ('48), Mark Moseley ('02), Jim and Pamela Crabtree, and Clay Robinson ('95) for all their efforts to help us get this program up and running. So that one family does not get overwhelmed, we need to get as many of our alumni, families, and cadets involved as possible. This will also enable us to provide the best information possible to those families considering their son attending our Academy. As an added bonus, these gatherings foster fellowship with classmates and school staff, allow an opportunity to tell stories of your experience at the Academy, and serve to thank those who made the difference in your Lyman Ward experience

For information regarding the Hometown Recruiter Program,
contact Charles Livings at (256) 896-4127
or via e-mail at

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- 1930s -

Grady Goodson('38)

died on Oct. 28, 2001. He lived at 3156 Thomas Ave., Montgomery, AL. We do not know any other details.

According to school records, Grady Goodson attended S.I.I. in 1937 and 1938.

(From Dorothy Moore '54 in the Alumni Office 8/13/2002.)

- 1970s -

Richard D. "R.D." Capps, Class of 1971,

age 49 of Birmingham, passed away on June 28, 2002. He was a member of the Grace Temple Church. The family memorial service was held on July 1st at Valhalla Cemetery. Bro. Frankie Harris officiated.

Richard was a graduate of Lyman Ward Military Academy. He was an electrician and remodeler by profession, often donating his services to those in need.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia, his loving daughter, Shannon; brother Davis S. Capps; sister, Linda Capps Drummond; four nephews, and one niece. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Cary Capps.

Special Note: We would like to thank Richard's sister, Mrs. Linda Capps Drummond and his daughter, Shannon Capps for bringing Richard's obituary to L.W.M.A. on July 20, 2002. And also for allowing Brian Brunner '64 to show both of them around the campus during the open house that day.

If you would like to contact Linda or Virginia, please see Linda's story about Richard. The e-mail links are on the bottom of that story page.

Richard Dale Capps, Class of 1971 died on June 28, 2002. Richard attended LWMA for four years and achieved the rank of Captain, serving his senior year as commander of Echo Company. Involved several sports, his athletic ability in his senior year as quarterback contributed to the Rangers winning a play-off position in the association.

(From the August 2002 Lyman Ward Sentinel.)

- 1990s -

Jason Giannattiasio, Class of 1994,

died on October 1, 2001. We do not know any other details.

(From Dorothy Moore '54 in the Alumni Office 6/24/2002.)

Jason Landon Giannattasio , Class of 1994 died October 1, 2001. Jason attened LWMA for five years and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. While a cadet, he served as a member of the Band, Sentinel Staff, Honor Guard, Drill Team, and Rifle Team.

(From the August 2002 Lyman Ward Sentinel.)

See the TAPS Page for other death notices.

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