Monthly Archives: July 2015


Welcome, Rebecca Higdon

Regents Academy is very happy to welcome its new Art and Drama teacher, Mrs. Rebecca Higdon to its faculty for 2015-16.

The school’s longtime Art and Drama teacher, Ashley Bryant, stepped away from the position after the 2014-15 school year, and Mrs. Higdon has stepped into this role of inspiring creativity for Regents students. Mrs. Higdon will bring wonderful enthusiasm, creativity, and joy to our campus, and we welcome her!

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Welcome, Anna Vermillion

We are glad to welcome a new teacher to our excellent faculty for 2015-16. Regents Academy’s new KPrep teacher is Mrs. Anna Vermillion, wife of Regents Academic Dean Lance Vermillion. Mrs. Vermillion is certainly no stranger to our community, and she brings a wonderful knowledge of classical Christian education and a kind, peaceful demeanor to our 4-year-old classroom.

After our much beloved Kindergarten teacher, LaWanna Smith, retired last year, our previous KPrep teacher,  Janet Duke, moved up to teach Kindergarten. It is a great blessing now to have Mrs. Duke and Mrs. Vermillion teaming up to teach our youngest students.

Welcome, Mrs. Vermillion!

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New Building on the Way

Regents Academy continues to grow (for which we thank the Lord), and so we continue to need space. In order to meet this need, the Regents board decided to install a new portable building on the south side of our main building in order to provide space for two additional classrooms. The 5th and 6th grade classes will meet in these new classrooms. The building is being completed right now and should he put in place next week.

This building is sturdy, attractive, and spacious, and it will supply much needed classroom space. The classrooms will be ready to go by the day of orientations.

Here are a couple of pictures that show the progress being made by Lunsford Buildings in Center.

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Indispensable Supports

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity [happiness]. Let it simply be asked, “Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligations desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?”

And let us w̲i̲t̲h̲ c̲a̲u̲t̲i̲o̲n̲ indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. ‘Tis substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it [free government] can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?

George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796


The First Natural Bond of Human Society

Forasmuch as each man is a part of the human race, and human nature is something social, and has for a great and natural good, the power also of friendship; on this account God willed to create all men out of one, in order that they might be held in their society not only by likeness of kind, but also by bond of kindred. Therefore the first natural bond of human society is man and wife. Nor did God create these each by himself, and join them together as alien by birth: but He created the one out of the other, setting a sign also of the power of the union in the side, whence she was drawn, was formed. For they are joined one to another side by side, who walk together, and look together whither they walk. Then follows the connection of fellowship in children, which is the one alone worthy fruit, not of the union of male and female, but of the sexual intercourse. For it were possible that there should exist in either sex, even without such intercourse, a certain friendly and true union of the one ruling, and the other obeying.

St. Augustine, On the Good of Marriage (De Bono Conjugali) 401 A.D.


Welcome, David Henry

We are happy to welcome David Henry to the Regents Academy faculty for the 2015-16 school year.

David is an alumnus of Regents, having graduated in 2010. David graduated from New St. Andrews College with his B.A. in May, and now he returns to his hometown to teach Latin 1, 6th grade history, 8th grade Omnibus (Christendom 1), and Government.

We are excited to welcome him and look forward to his presence on our campus once again, this time in a new role!

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