The Texas State 4-H Roundup, held in early June at Texas A&M University, features many competitions and more than 2,500 competitors. In order to be invited to compete at the state level, students must have placed either 1st or 2nd at the district competition, each of which comprises several counties. Skeeter Gilbreath, Kaden Harman, Jake Hill, and Jess Hill, who all placed 1st at district, were invited to the state competition and competed, representing Regents Academy’s club for the first time.
We are so proud of these four Regents students, who all won awards at this year’s competition:
- Kaden Harman: Solo Instrumental, 3rd Place
- Skeeter Gilbreath and Jess Hill: Dramedy, 4th place
- Jake Hill: Public Speaking, 5th place
Also, thank you to Mrs. Jeni Gilbreath, who served as chaperone for the competition.
We are very happy to welcome Mrs. Mary Austin as our school’s sixth grade teacher for 2018-19. While she is certainly no stranger to our school family, we have known Mrs. Austin as a Regents mom for several years. Now we will have the pleasure of getting to know her as our sixth grade teacher. Mary and her husband Bobby are the parents of three children: Emma, Lucy, and Reed.
Welcome aboard, Mrs. Austin!
Our school has been blessed to have Mr. Roy Bradley in our Logic/Rhetoric School classroom for 8 years now teaching such diverse courses as Omnibus, Logic, Algebra, Geometry, Apologetics, and Rhetoric (he’s quite the Renaissance man!).
We are very happy to announce that beginning in 2018-19 Mr. Bradley will have a new title and responsibility — Logic/Rhetoric School Principal. As principal, Mr. Bradley will oversee the academic program and culture of the School of Logic and Rhetoric, and serve teachers and parents by insuring that the school’s mission and vision is fulfilled in grades 7-12.
We are excited that Mr. Bradley will be able to put his gifts and leadership to work in this important and much-needed role.
Congratulations, Mr. Bradley, and we are thankful for you!
We are very happy to welcome Ms. Kendall DeKerlegand to the Regents faculty in 2018-19. Ms. DeKerlegand will team-teach the second grade with returning second grade teacher Mrs. Lisa Porter until the second semester, when she will take primary responsibility for the class. Mrs. Porter plans to move toward retirement once Ms. DeKerlegand takes leadership of the class.
Ms. DeKerlegand is a 2014 graduate of Regents Academy. She plans to graduate from SFA in December with a B.A. in Education. Until then, we plan for her to spend as much time as possible in the Regents classroom getting necessary experience and preparing for her future full-time role.
Welcome aboard, Ms. DeKerlegand!
We are very happy to welcome Mr. Ben Alexander to our school’s faculty in 2018-19. Mr. Alexander, along with his wife Jana and five children, come to us from California, where he served as headmaster of King’s Classical Academy. Mr. Alexander will serve as Omnibus teacher and as Dean of Students. One of his primary responsibilities will be to oversee our new House System, which we are excited to kick off this fall. Three of Mr. Alexander’s children will attend Regents beginning this fall: Elijah, Abigail, and Hannah.
Welcome aboard, Mr. Alexander!
We are very happy to introduce Mrs. Melissa Rotramel as our new Logic/Rhetoric School math teacher for 2018-19. No stranger to our school, Mrs. Rotramel spent the last year as a Regents mom, but now she takes her place in the math classroom as our Prealgebra, Algebra, and Geometry teacher. Originally from the Texas Panhandle, Melissa is the wife of Blaine and the mom of Sydney and Shelby.
Welcome aboard, Mrs. Rotramel!
The recipients of the 2018 Unsung Hero Award are Dr. and Mrs. Kyle and Becky McMorries. Through Kyle and Becky’s generosity and service, Regents Academy was able to provide Chromebook labs for Logic and Rhetoric School students and upgraded infrastructure to support the new technology.
The Regents Board expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the McMorries at the school’s Academic Awards Ceremony on May 29, 2018.
Thank you for your selfless service, Kyle and Becky!