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  • Evergreen Cemetery Restoration Project: A Student Photo Essay

    By Sara Kennedy on February 15, 2017

    Established in the late 1890’s, Evergreen Cemetery was one of four adjacent final resting places for Richmond’s African American community at the turn of the century. “It was laid out by the Evergreen Cemetery Association on a high ridge overlooking the valley formed by Stony Run and Gillies Creek; it was planned to be the African American equivalent of...

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  • An Advent Homily: The Upside-Downedness of God

    By Sara Kennedy on December 19, 2016

    An Advent Homily: The Upside-Downedness of God Remarks delivered by Humanities Teacher Rick Trumbo at the Upper School Christmas Assembly December 14th One of the great themes in biblical religion is that God is constantly turning the world upside down, reversing the order of what we ordinarily expect. Even pagan Greek and Roman religion had a glimmer of this...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Sara Katherine Parks

    By Sara Kennedy on December 10, 2016

    The “Portrait of an Alum” blog series gives a glimpse of life after graduation, with a particular emphasis on our students’ readiness for the transition to college and how their affections and outlook have been shaped through their experiences, teachers and Christian community at Veritas. For this portrait, Director of Communications Sara Kennedy interviewed Class of 2015 graduate Sara...

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  • Cultivating Conversation: Socratic Circles

    By on December 4, 2016

    Written by Upper School Humanities Teacher Emily Burlew How is it that Gilgamesh, a ruthless ruler, can grow attached to Enkidu so much so that his response to Enkidu’s death is an extended and painful lament? What can we as readers of Daniel Defoe learn from his depictions of Robinson Crusoe’s perseverance? In Othello, why does Shakespeare portray Iago...

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  • On Conversation

    By on October 25, 2016

    On Conversation My grandfather was a quiet man. I knew his history mostly through stories from my mother—his time in the Navy, his time raising hogs, his post-retirement career as a mailman. But I knew his nature from my time with him, silent though it was. I watched him in the garden, heard him humming along to the radio...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Kelly Norfleet

    By Sara Kennedy on August 3, 2016

    The “Portrait of an Alum” blog series gives a glimpse of life after graduation, with a particular emphasis on our students’ readiness for the transition to college and how their affections and outlook have been shaped through their experiences, teachers and Christian community at Veritas. For this portrait, Director of Communications Sara Kennedy interviewed Class of 2015 graduate Kelly...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Koleman Nix

    By Sara Kennedy on June 23, 2016

    Photo: James, Kim and Koleman Nix.  Koleman is the son of Veritas’ Head of School, Keith Nix. The “Portrait of an Alum” blog series gives a glimpse of life after graduation, with a particular emphasis on our students’ readiness for the transition to college and how their affections and outlook have been shaped through their experiences, teachers and Christian...

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  • God, Food and Human Flourishing

    By on March 29, 2016

    By Joshua Gibbs & Dr. Jim Watkins, Upper School Humanities For a moment, ponder how much of your day revolves around food. We rise, we eat. But we do not right away. First, we decide what we will eat. Then we prepare what we will eat. Then we eat. Then we clean the plates and cups. Then we put...

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