This weekend’s violence and words of hatred in Charlottesville have profoundly saddened and disturbed the Blue Ridge School community. I write today to condemn the acts of violence, hate and intolerance that we witnessed over the weekend.
We are shocked and disheartened at the news from Charlottesville, a peaceful university town twenty miles from our campus.
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of those individuals hurt in this unusual event for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VISAA Central Virginia Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, Cade Lemcke, and VISAA Div. II State Player of the Year, Aamir Simms ’17, talk about how the Blue Ridge School environment helps build teamwork, and helps students bond with each over. “It’s more than just about basketball, it’s about love, it’s about caring for each other….” – Aamir Simms ’17.
This summer I’ve been at Stanford University where I am conducting two research studies that I will continue to work on at Blue Ridge in the fall. The first is on the health care reform in Chinese healthcare, the other in finding alternative treatments for ADHD; both of which are being submitted for publication.
Each summer the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (www.gilderlehrman.org) puts on a number of teacher seminars across the country and around the world. The mission of these seminars is to connect classroom teachers to leading academic historians for an intensive one-week study of various topics in American history.