Tidewater Academy Alumni Newsletter
February 2018 
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Hello, again! I hope that winter is treating you well. We at TA are busily closing out the winter sports season, & are looking forward to all the fun & warmth of spring.  
As always, TA would love to hear from you! Please email me at p_runyon@tawarriors.org with any changes of address, or if you have any feedback about how TA can better serve its alumni. Also, if you're in the area, please stop by the school & visit; we'd love to see you!   

S potlight Alumna:  Madison Moore Brown, TA '07
One of the exciting events that we're looking forward to & gearing up for at TA this spring is the Warrior Country 5K on April 21. Our spotlight alumna this month is Madison Moore Brown, TA '07. Madison was the overall female winner of last year's Warrior Country 5K, finishing the 5K with a blazing time of 29:35.63!

Madison started running in high school through the encouragement of her father, who was also a runner. Her first running course was the long driveway at her home in Waverly! Madison continued running throughout her undergraduate studies at Randolph-Macon College, where she majored in Psychology with an emphasis on Behavioral Neuroscience.

After graduating from Randolph-Macon College, Madison attended the Eastern Virginia Medical School's Physician Assistant program, where she took her running to a new level. Madison returned home to Waverly after graduation from Physician Assistant school, where she began her career in Richmond while still finding time to continue running.

Madison lives with her husband Vincent, & their two dogs. When not running, she enjoys outdoorsy activities such as gardening, hunting, & fishing. She also loves spending time with her family & friends, & going out to eat.  
TA Receives $1000 Grant from Davis Oil

Tidewater Academy was the recipient of a $1000 grant from Exxon Mobil & Davis Travel Centers to support Math & Science programs at TA.

We at TA would like to thank Exxon Mobile & Davis Travel Centers for their generosity. Particularly, TA would like to thank Rex Davis, TA '85, owner of Davis Oil, for nominating TA for this grant.
Alumni Update: Sharon Rogers Moore, TA '95 

Sharon Rogers Moore, TA '95, was recently awarded with the Scholarship of Engagement Award at East Carolina University. Sharon was awarded both for her 11 year tenure at ECU, & also for her research that focuses on the emergency preparedness of high school athletics. In particular, Sharon developed athletic safety programs to benefit rural high schools of underserved northeastern North Carolina counties. Congratulations, Sharon!
Alumni Update: Shelby Porrovecchio, TA '17 
Shelby Porrovecchio, TA '17, earned a place on the Dean's List at Longwood University for the Fall 2017 semester. She also was invited to join the National Honor & Leadership Society. Congratulations, Shelby!  
Your Help is Needed with the Gala Auction! 
Alumni, we need your help! You don't have to live near TA to be part of the fun of this year's Gala Auction. Please consider donating a Silent Auction item to the Blue & White Bash. Information on how you can contribute an item to the Gala Auction can be found on this flyer. Thank you for your continued support to TA! 
Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events at TA!
  • VIS State Basketball Tournament: March 2-3, 2018
  • 23rd Annual Gala Auction: March 24, 2018
  • Warrior Country 5K Race: April 2018
  • Graduation 2018: May 24, 2018
  • Motocross Event: May 27, 2018
  • TA Golf Tournament: June 1, 2018