Dear AFA Friend,

This time of year as we celebrate our graduates, you may be wondering what opportunities your student may experience after graduating from AFA.

Read on to learn about life after high school for several Ad Fontes Alumni!
Ad Fontes Academy's Recent Alumni
It's summer time! And, more often than not, it's also the season for weddings.

Many recent Alumni from Ad Fontes will be getting married this year, too.

Interestingly, a few of our alumni found their spouses at Ad Fontes, and one couple was kind enough to share a wedding photo with us!

2011 graduates Kyle and Mary Joyce (pictured right), were married in 2015.

Below is a look at their life since graduation.
Alumni Perrys
Kyle Perry and Mary Joyce (Ball) Perry, '11

Kyle -
  • Virginia Tech: 2015, B.S. in Building Construction, Magna Cum Laude.
  • Has worked for three years at Jenkins Restorations in Atlanta, Georgia as a Project Manager completing various home restoration projects.
Mary Joyce -
  • James Madison University: BA in International Business, concentration in Marketing; Minors in English and Business French, 2015.
  • Works for Peachtree Publishers, an independent children's book publisher.

An avid reader, working in publishing was Mary Joyce's dream after graduation. She used her business and marketing degrees to develop Peachtree's digital marketing program and presence, the modern digital side of an ancient industry.

Kyle and Mary Joyce Perry now reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mathew Fultz, '13 and Patricia Chenette, '12
Matthew and Patricia are getting married next month! Here is their update:

Matthew -
  • George Mason University: Electrical Engineering with a concentration in signal processing, 2018.
  • Will work as a Wireless Network Research Engineer for MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia.
Fultz Chenette Alumni
Matthew writes: "AFA was extremely influential in my choice of engineering as teachers such as Mr. Carey, Mrs. Smith, and Dr. Schultz stirred my interests in the sciences.

AFA taught me about leadership and diligence, both in the classroom and on their sports teams (baseball and basketball).

AFA also taught me various life lessons, such as how to swing dance and change a tire. I have many fond memories from high school and I'm thankful my parents originally forced me to attend, and for the opportunity to have attended a Christ exalting, academically rigorous school."

Patricia -
  • George Mason University, 2016, Honors College, BS Nursing, Cum Laude. Certified Paramedic. 
  • Board Certified RN in Fairfax, VA and Blue Ridge Fellow, 2016-2017. Part- time mentor to young women at AFA.

Patricia says: “I felt prepared to have conversations with people with different perspectives because I had learned the basics of different worldviews/ethical standards and developed a level of understanding to be sensitive and ask intelligent questions. This set me up for some fascinating conversations in college and gave me the confidence to start a spiritual discussion group with non-believers where they could ask questions in a non-judgmental environment.”
Zachary Solomon, '12
  • Baylor University: Philosophy and Economics Double Major, English Minor, 2015
  • Graduated college in 3 years, followed by a 9 month discipleship program through a globally renowned church.
  • As a way to give back to the community, Zachary taught 6th grade full time at a classical Christian School, Valor Preparatory Academy, in Waco, TX.
  • Works full time at as an Audio Engineer, making tracks for artists like Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation, Vertical Church Band, and many others. 

Zachary says: "I also tour with my band, Honest Men, in which I play drums. Our newest singles, “Mad Love” and “I’m Okay” were featured on New Music Friday on Spotify and reached over 100,000 streams in just a week. We just got through touring with COIN, Colony House, and King’s Kaleidoscope.
I am thankful for Ad Fontes Academy and the level of excellence to which they instruct and prepare kids for college education."

Zachary will be married in November of this year.
Solomon alumnus with fiancé
2012 AFA grad
Michael Fitts, '12
  • Served 4 years in the U. S. Marine Corps infantry; deployed twice overseas.
  • Moved to Dallas, Texas in 2016 where he is certified as a structure firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Starting Paramedic School and plans to look for a job with a fire department in North Texas. 

Michael leads a community group of 7 other guys at Watermark Community Church in Dallas where he attends.
Shane Perry '14
  • Virginia Tech: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 2018.
  • Starts Mechanical Engineering position in July 2018.
  • Served as 2017-18 Virginia Tech BOLT Team Leader, Electric Racing Motorcycle Design/Build Project.
AFA 2014 grad
AFA 2014 grad
Sam Berlin '14
  • High Point University: B.S.B.A. Business, Magna Cum Laude, 2017.
  • June 2018, beginning MBA plus basketball scholarship for one more year of eligibility.
  • Annually volunteers a few days with his dad at Hemlock Wilderness Christian Brigade Camp in West Virginia.
Ad Fontes and Refugio Esperanza Partnership - Year 8
Over the last eight years, Ad Fontes students, alumni and friends have built friendships while partnering and serving  Refugio Esperanza (Refuge of Hope) in Pucallpa, Peru.

From June 15-22, our 12-person team renewed and built new friendships; preached, led devotions and shared testimonies; did facility improvement projects; led Vacation Bible School; and for the first time, we led four parent workshops and two teacher workshops serving about 100.
Peru Missions 2018
Rachel Smith, '18
and Christina
Peru Missions 2018
Lauren Sloan, '13
and Anjel
Peru Missions 2018
Dean Luckenbaugh
and John
We also joined Pastor Victor on home visits to families. Alumnus Lauren Sloan (above) has attended every trip!
This is a powerful experience of Christian community in a place that truly is a refuge for those with nowhere else to turn.
Ad Fontes Academy's 2018 Graduates
College Scholarships
We are excited to report that AFA's Class of 2018 received close to $600,000 in college scholarship offers from 12 colleges and 3 private scholarship funds.

Congratulations, Seniors, on your many accomplishments!
2018 Seniors
Here's where they're headed:
  • Christina Fernandes - Palm Beach Atlantic University.
  • Chris Genberg - Northern Virginia Community College with intention to attend University of Virginia.
  • Ben Jenkins - St. Louis University in Madrid, Rubio Scholarship.
  • Sam Fultz - Ouachita Baptist University.
  • Kevin Kotowski - James Madison University.
  • Molly Meere - Marymount University, Dean's Scholarship.
  • Rachel Smith - Union University, President's Scholarship and Scholars of Excellence.
2018 6th grade grads
The Class of 2024
To mark the advancement from the Lower School to the Upper School, this year's sixth grade class celebrated their achievement by enjoying a class dinner at Chantilly Country Club.

Congratulations, Class of 2024!
School's Out!

We commend our students for their strong academic efforts and spiritual growth over this past school year, and we hope you have a wonderful summer!
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