Tidewater Academy Alumni Newsletter
March 2018 
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Hello, again! Spring sports are in full swing here at TA, even though it still feels like winter outside! Everyone is looking forward to the Spring Break holiday, before the hustle & bustle of the end of the school year.  
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!   

Spotlight Alumna :  Lisa Berryman Trombley, TA '98 
Here at TA, we're busily gearing up for the Warrior Country 5K & Fun Run on April 21! Our spotlight alumna this month is Lisa Berryman Trombley, TA '98. Lisa was the winner of her age group last year!

Lisa graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2002, majoring in Elementary Education & History. She began teaching in 2002, & while teaching, earned a Master's Degree in Education from Virginia Tech. Lisa teaches 2nd grade at Surry County Elementary School, & recently celebrated her 16th year as a teacher.

Lisa also works part time as a real-estate agent; she obtained her real estate license in 2012. When she is not at work, she enjoys fishing with her family & actively supporting her children in their extracurricular activities. Lisa is married to her husband of 16 years, David, & her 2 children, Taylor & James, currently attend TA.  
Register Now for the Warrior Country 5K!

Registration for the Warrior Country 5K Race is now live! Register online here.

The Warrior Country 5K race will be on April 21, 2018. Don't miss out -- this year's theme is so cool, you'll need shades!

And, After the Race, Head Over to the Wakefield Ruritan Club's B.A.S.H.!  

The Wakefield Ruritan Club is sponsoring the BBQ & Shad Homecoming (B.A.S.H.) on April 21, from 3 till 8 pm! The B.A.S.H. will have fun activities for the whole family! Find more information & buy tickets here.  
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Abby Malcolm, TA '15, Speaks to Upper School Students 
Abby Malcolm, TA '15, recently spoke to the10th through 12th grade students as part of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) series on teens & mental health. Abby's talk followed a presentation the week before by Jodi Beland from the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, which is a non-profit dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding teen mental illness.

Abby talked to the students about her experiences as a person with a mental health diagnosis. Her openness with the students, & her positive attitude, continued the dialogue about how mental illness can affect anyone, & what to do to get support for yourself or for a friend. We're thankful to Abby for her willingness to share her story, & to be a positive role model for current TA students!
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Golf Tournament New Location: Dogwood Trace Golf Course
TA is excited to announce that the 28 th Annual Golf Classic will take place on June 1, 2018 at the Dogwood Trace Golf Course in Petersburg, Virginia. Tee time will be at 1:30 pm. The registration fee is $75 per golfer, or $300 per team, if you register by May 11, 2018. After May 11, the registration fee becomes $85 per golfer, or $340 per team. The fee includes greens fees, golf cart, boxed lunch, unlimited bottled water & soda, 2 complimentary beer tickets, & dinner. Additional beer tickets may be purchased at the tournament, as well as 50/50 Raffle tickets, & mulligans. Come join us for a great day of golf!  
Kristen Drewry, TA '01, Publishes a Book!

Kris Drewry, TA '01, recently published the book Breakup Positive: Turn Your Heartbreak Into Happiness! The book is full of great advice on how to move past a breakup by taking control of your life in a positive way. You can buy her book on Amazon here.

Kris lives in Los Angeles, California, where she is pursuing a career in writing, television, & motivational speaking. She has been featured on the Today Show, Access Hollywood Live, Inside Edition, & Dr. Oz. Watch clips of her television appearances on her YouTube channel here

Congratulations on your book, Kris! 

Kendra Scott Fundraiser
We're excited to announce a fundraising partnership with jewelry designer Kendra Scott! On Friday, May 18, from 6 till 8 pm, 20% of all profits from the Kendra Scott Short Pump retail location will benefit Tidewater Academy. Mark your calendars & stay tuned for more details!
Gala Auction Alumni Challenge Raises $2050! 
The 23rd Annual Gala Auction was a tremendous success! Alumni came out in full force for the event, which was Saturday, March 24. Several alumni pledged a $1000 donation, if a matching $1000 could be raised from the other Gala Auction attendees. We're pleased to announce that TA alumni & guests raised $1050, for a total Alumni Challenge donation of $2050!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Gala Auction! The following pictures of the Gala Auction are courtesy of Gene King of Creative Worth Photography. 
Austin Westbrook, TA '10; Reese Parker, TA '07
  Tina Price, TA '80; Walter Westbrook, TA '72;
Mary Price Faison
, TA '05 

Courtney Haywood, TA '14

Henry Goodrich, TA '83

Beth Joyner Gillette, TA '99; Laine Brittle, TA '99; Clay Lowe, TA '00
Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events at TA!
  • Warrior Country 5K Race: April 2018
  • Kendra Scott Fundraising Event: May 18, 2018
  • Graduation 2018: May 24, 2018
  • Motocross Event: May 27, 2018
  • TA Golf Tournament: June 1, 2018