Florida Alumni Social Set

Florida socialSaturday 26 July 2014- Join host John McLeod, Class of 1951, for the FMS Florida Alumni Feast. The festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m.! Enjoy great food & company, meet greet and network with fellow Alumni. Room, food, and non-alcoholic beverages courtesy of our host. Cash bar available. Don’t miss out on an outstanding time.

Angelo’s Italian Restaurant
2270 Vindale Road
Tavares, FL  32778

Please R.S.V.P. to:

540-946-7700 ext. 106

Williamsburg Social a Hit

IMG_5630With FMS parents, friends and Alumni representing the classes of 1936 through 2006, the Williamsburg Lodge was bursting at its seams with Fishburne pride on Friday night for the Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation, Inc’s annual Alumni Social.

The social, held in conjunction with the FHEF’s Board of Trustees meeting, proved to be a rousing success with over 60 in attendance at the Friday night event. As old friends traded stories over a light meal, new-found brothers debated ratline hardships and guests were finally able to put faces to some of the tales they’d been regaled with over the years.

Commander William White USNR(ret), FMS Class of 1936, was recognized as the senior Caisson on deck andIMG_5663 presented with new FMS ball cap by Superintendent COL Gary Morrison (VA) FMS ’81 and FHEF President Mr. Ted Moroney ’73. White spent the evening chatting with Alumni from the various classes and enjoying a little well-earned time in the FMS spotlight.

Morrison and Moroney also spent the evening catching up with fellow Alumni and answering questions about current initiatives at the school and future plans for FMS.

“These socials are a great opportunity for us to get together as Alumni,” Morrison noted, “and to discuss what’s going on at Fishburne. They also present a really unique chance to talk about how we want to see our Alma Mater move into the future.”

IMG_5651“Getting together in a relaxed setting like this, getting to meet Alumni from so many different generations and seeing everyone’s support for the school really helps you to remember what a special bond it is that we all share and what a special place Fishburne truly is;” said Board of Visitor President Derrick Weaver, FMS ’99. 

“Besides,” he added, “I don’t think there’s anything more fun than a room filled with Caissons.” 

The next FMS Alumni event will be the FMS Alumni Reception, hosted by Mr. Ed Weisiger FMS ’50 in Charlotte, NC on February 21st. For details on this event visit the Alumni Events section at www.Fishburne.org.

Joe Johnson ’71 Reflects on the Alumni Weekend Festivities

“Do you remember when……?”   If I heard that once over alumni weekend, I heard 100 times.  Well maybe not that many, but enough that on the way home from Waynesboro it got me to thinking.  My wife always worries when I get to thinking – because I think about a lot of things.

This time, I got to thinking about relationships – real relationships – the kind of relationships that so many of us have with each other.  In the relationships I have had with folks over the years, there has always been a third party.  If you follow Christian beliefs as I do, you have heard about relationships with Jesus.  If you have been married in a tradition Christian church (twice for me, so an expert) you have heard words that God is involved with that relationship. Read more

Video and slide show from 2010-2011

Put together by Appeal Productions and Kevin Blackburn Photography.

Cadet Daniels ’13 Goes to Korea

It’s not every day that one of our cadets heads to the other side of the world for a month. Well… unless he’s an international student and his family lives abroad. In this case, Cadet Tyler-Christian Daniels ’13, of Fishersville, VA, got the opportunity to visit South Korea due to a year-long business assignment his dad was given to reshape a popular American clothing brand. Read more