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LWMA Sentinel

The name "Sentinel" was suggested by Cadet Moi Harris for the first issue in 1962.

News September, 2003

COL Albert Hovey Attends LWMA
Alumni Reunion in Guatemala

Guatemala Reunion
The Alumni Reunion in Guatemala was Enjoyed by All

      COL Albert Hovey and his wife, Ann, took a trip in May to Guatemala to attend a reunion held for Lyman Ward alumni from Guatemala and El Salvador. A total of 28 former cadets were in attendance.

      COL Hovey was presented a plaque in appreciation for his years of friendship and assistance to the students from Guatemala and El Salvador.

      During his visit, COL Hovey had conferences with several families interested in sending their sons to Lyman Ward.

       The reunion was organized by Mrs. Cleo Pyatt de Afre, who for many years has been the Lyman Ward representative in those countries. Mrs. Afre's two sons, Steve and Anthony, attended Lyman Ward, and her grandson Juan Carlos Aquino, will be a senior at the Academy this fall.

      A reunion is planned next year in El Salvador.

      This is a list of attending alumni who filled out name tags:


President's Corner

Dr. Chester Carroll
Dr. Chester Carroll
President, LWMA

      My warmest welcome to the new students-cadets as the Academy opens the "school-house door" for the 106th time, with the first opening on September 21, 1898. According to the "old-timers here," never has the opening of school taken place with such simplicity and smoothness This can be attributed to the leadership cadet cadre and dedicated teaching faculty and staff that are available to help the new students coming here for the first time.

      Much is taking place at the Academy as the Fall term gets underway with new cadet training before school starts, football practice, the return of the cadet leadership, and the teachers completing their preparation for classes. Also, many parents are taking opportunities to visit the campus with their sons. I have had the pleasure of visiting with many of them about their son, his special interests, and some of the activities we have planned for the year.

      I want to express my sincere appreciation to the teaching faculty and to the staff for preparing the campus for the returning students and the new students, and for their careful attention to visiting parents and grandparents. I have not seen a more organized group of students as they return to campus and prepare for the school year. It is to the credit of the cadet leadership for the orderly way that such a complicated process is being accomplished.

      We plan to make a concerted effort at expanding our activities for the upcoming year. Based on input from the Cadet Corps, a robust variety of supervised activities will be offered each afternoon and on Saturdays. We are activating a voluntary activity program after Drill on Monday and Thursday, with activity clubs meeting on Wednesday and Thursday in addition to athletics. Our goal is that every cadet will be in an activity each afternoon. We are refitting the 'Old Gym' in Tallapoosa Hall in order to expand our Basketball program, and will move the pool tables and ping-pong tables to a more accessible location for the convenience of the cadets.

      We are excited about reactivating Scouting within the Academy and energizing our outdoor programming with a campout each month for the scouts. Additional events will include monthly paintball and golf outings, as well as cadets having the opportunity to go white water rafting each semester. We also plan to offer a family outing for parents and their sons, Our first outing will be a fall trip to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. It is the largest freshwater life center in the world, with more than 9,000 living specimens representing 350 species of fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Details will be forthcoming.

      Also, if you would like to contact General Hennies, click on his name to bring up e-mail. You can see his e-mail address at that time, or at the bottom of the screen.

Advanced Placement Program Offers
Students Accelerated Learning Opportunities

      Under the direction of site coordinator and long-time instructor, Dee Orem, Lyman Ward's Advanced Placement (AP) program gives students who excel the opportunity to earn college credits.

      "The program started in the Spring of 2000 with two students in the American Government class," said Orem. "This year we're proud to say that we have 12 students taking classes in all four of the "core" disciplines which include Social Studies, English, Science and Math."

      The on-line course is provided through Apex Learning, a company started by Paul Allen, who is the co-founder of Microsoft. Apex is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

      Various teachers serve as mentors for the program. Orem serves as mentor for the American Government and microeconomics classes; Ben Thomas is the English mentor; Nick Clearman is the mentor for Chemistry; and Fred Maddox is the Calculus mentor. "Mentors support, clarify and provide the extra time with the students that is necessary for the course to work," Orem said.

      A total of 17 computers, for students and staff, are dedicated to the AP program. "We are grateful to Sen. Ted Little for his help in acquiring state grants to assist with the technology purchases," said Orem.

      Students are selected for the program based on mentor recommendations, and by invitation to the students and their parents

Dee Orem classroom
Computers in Dee Orem's classroom in Tallapoosa Hall.

Getting To Know You -

Jeff Damron

Editor's Note: In an effort to get to
know the faculty and staff at LWMA,
we have decided to pose a few questions
to a different employee each
issue. Jeff is the Guidance Counselor;
Psychology teacher and Varsity
Basketball Coach at LWMA.

Where are you from?
Born in Charleston, West Virginia.
I have lived in six different

What are your hobbies or
special interests?

Reading, writing, following college
basketball, movies, jogging, losing

What is your greatest accom-
plishment in life so far?

Coaching a State Championship
basketball team at Springwood
School in Lanett, AL, in 2002, but
I'm not really into "big" accom-
plishments. It's better to have
peace of mind about daily efforts
to be the best you can be.

What is your favorite book?
Man's Search For Meaning, by
Viktor Frankl; Wooden, by Coach
John Wooden.

What is your favorite food?
Shrimp and ice cream (not together);
Tom Morgan's chili.

What is your worst fear?
Going winless for an entire
basketball season; not achieving
my potential as a person.

2003 Football Schedule and Scores

2003 - LWMA Rangers - Varsity Football Schedule
DATE Opponent Location Time Result Comments
AUG. 29 Alabama School f/t Deaf LWMA 7:30 P.M. Loss 24 - 19  
SEPT. 5 Meek High School - Arley, AL Away 7:00 P.M. Loss 71 - 6  
SEPT. 12 Jacksonville Christian Away 7:00 P.M. Loss 17 - 7  
SEPT. 18 (Thur) Mount Hope Away 7:00 P.M. WIN 41 - 14  
SEPT. 26 St. Bernard - Cullman, AL LWMA 7:30 P.M. WIN 26 - 0  
OCT. 3 Lynn High School - Lynn, AL Away 7:00P.M. Loss 35 - 7  
OCT. 10 Hubbertville HS - Fayette, AL Away 7:00P.M. Loss 27 - 7  
OCT. 17 Berry HS LWMA 7:30P.M. WIN 41 - 35  
OCT. 24 Jacksonville Christian LWMA 7:30P.M. WIN 31 - 13 HOMECOMING*
OCT 30 (Thur) Akron HS LWMA 7:00P.M. Loss 30 - 0  
* All other Homecoming events, including the military ball, will be held on Saturday 10/25/03.
All times are local Central Time.

Football Players Report Early For Practice

The LWMA Varsity Rangers reported early to the Academy to begin conditioning and practice for the upcoming football season. Members of the team are, pictured above first row, L-R: Ben Henderson, Marcus Reid, Larry Cooper, Steven Reed, John Bouy, Ruben Gatica, Bradley Chisenhall, Tyler Callaway and Nick Andriate. Second row L-R: Trevor Edwards, Reggie Tino, Nick Petrov, Kyle Peters, Grant Clifford, Andy Kline, Andrew Loflin, and Chris Pollina. Third row L-R: Coach Chris Burke, Coach Andrew Hicks, Coach Hank Hurley, Beau Park, Jose Alvarado, Chris Ross, Head Coach Charlie Hughes, Coach Cencade Pennington and Josh Feldman, Manager. Shown below is the team during one of their two-a-day practices.

(We are sorry, but photograph published in the Sentinel was not clear enough to post on this page.)

2003 - LWMA Rangers - Junior Varsity Football Schedule
DATE Opponent Location Time Result Comments
SEPT. 16 Woodland LWMA 6:30 P.M. Loss 30 - 0  
SEPT. 23 Notasulga Away ???? P.M. Loss 20 - 6  
SEPT. 30 Lafayette LWMA 6:30 P.M. Loss 22 - 16  
OCT. 6 Alabama School f/t Deaf Away ???? P.M. WIN 16 - 8  
OCT. 14 Wadley LWMA 6:30 P.M. Loss 18 - 6  
OCT. 30 Fayetteville Away ????P .M. Loss 28 - 6  
All times are local Central Time.

The Sentinel is published by Lyman Ward Military Academy
- Jill Burke (Editor)
- Jeff Damron (Editorial Assitant)


* Homecoming Itinerary

DATE TIME Location Activity / Event
24 OCT
4:00PM Various Campus Locations Homecoming Projects Judging (Winners announced at halftime of football game)
24 OCT 7:30PM Ranger Field Football Game - Jacksonvelle Christian vs. LWMA - Halftime - Band Performance and Presentation of Homecoming Queen and Court
25 OCT
Tallapoosa Hall College Search Forum (Soph/Jr Parents)
25 OCT 11:00AM-
Tallapoosa Hall and other academic buildings Consultations with Academic Affairs Personel
25 OCT 1:00-
Dormitories and Classrooms Open House (Visit with Tactical Officers)
25 OCT 3:00PM Futch Parade Field Homecoming Parade
25 OCT 4:30-
Dining Hall Buffet
25 OCT 6:30PM Smith Auditorium 1st Cadet Promotion Ceremony and Beta Club Induction Ceremony
25 OCT 8:00-
Gymnasium Homecoming Dance
25 OCT 10:30PM Staff Duty Office Cadet Sign Out Begins (special overnight pass required)
25 OCT 11:30PM Campus Taps
We thank Diann Hitchcock and Jill Butke for the Homecoming itinerary. (10/10/03)

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bugle - TAPS

- 1910s -

Annie C. Adams , Class of 1918,

died October 20, 2003.

Annie C. Adams '18 died yesterday, October 20, 2003. She was 101 years old and the oldest alumni.
Son: Charles Clapp, 1315 McDowell Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408-5216.

This is from a note dated 10/21/03 from Ms. DeLene Cawley in the Alumni office.

To read more about Annie Adams' life at S.I.I. see: "I Remember"

- 1930s -

Jack Farris Heard, Class of 1938,

died August 22, 2003.

He was a staunch supporter of LWMA and will be greatly missed.

"Heard left Camp Hill during WWII, served thirty years in the Navy, and retired to Huntsville. He is survived by his wife, Maxine, two daughters Dana and Jacqueline, one brother John, three grandchildren, and one great grandson. He was buried in Camp Hill August 25, 2003."

(A note from Ms. DeLene Cawley, in the Alumni Office, dated 8/27/03.)

- 1960s -

Stacy N. Williams III, Class of 1964,

died September 22, 2003.

I received this note today (10/2/03) from Bill Thomason '69:

I sent the following email to the alumni office address, but was not sure if it is active, or checked regularly. To be sure, I've pasted it below. You probably knew Stacey.....seems like he was there when you were. Good guy.....we'll miss him.

Mrs. Cawley:

Wanted to let the alumni office know that Stacey Williams of Birmingham died on September 22 of heart complications. Stacey graduated in the early\mid-60's but not sure of the exact year. His younger brother is Pearce Williams who was my roommate at LWMA. Pearce graduated in 1968 and was the B.C. his senior year.

Bill Thomason '69

This is from The Birmingham News website:

Stacy N. Williams III

WILLIAMS, STACY N. III, of Alabaster, died Monday, September 22nd, 2003 at the age of 58. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Lyman Ward Military Academy. He was also a graduate of Livingston University. He is survived by one son, Stacy N. Williams, IV; his mother, Winifred Williams of Tuscaloosa; and one brother, Pearce Williams of Birmingham. The memorial service will be on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood. Dr. Andy Wolfe will be officiating the service. The family has requested that there will be no visitation prior to the service. The services have been provided to the family by Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, 475 Cahaba Valley Road (205-988-3511).
Published in The Birmingham News on 9/23/2003.

See the TAPS Page for other death notices.

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