Ryley Derrick, fourth grader at our White Station lower school, is spearheading a project to make an Easter Egg Hunt a lot of fun for children who are served by AGAPE's FIT program. Last year, she collected candy-filled eggs at her school. This year, she is asking ALL Harding students to participate. Wouldn't it be great to have 100% participation? All you have to do is fill 6 plastic eggs with candy (no chocolate or nuts), tape them closed, and bring them to school. Ryley is the daughter of head football coach Ryan Derrick and Mrs. Kelley Derrick who teaches at White Station.
Please pray for our students and adult sponsors who will be traveling to Honduras again this year at Easter for a mission trip.
April 17 marks the midway point in this final quarter of the year. In just two weeks, we will be at the half-way mark. While students in grades 7, 9, 10, and 11 have about 5 weeks left, seniors (who graduate early) and eighth graders (who go to Washington) have only about four. These four or five weeks will be fraught with interruptions and special occasions such as achievement tests, holidays, programs, and events such as Awards Day. It is important for every student to be present every day and for each student to do his or her best work. There is no time to waste!
CResurrection Week is April 14-17. We will have chapel every day. Wednesday's chapel (April 16) is our traditional Spiritual Mentors Chapel. Your students will have the opportunity to invite someone whom they consider a spiritual mentor to come to chapel with them that day. This person could be a minister, a youth minister, a Sunday school teacher, small group leader, pastor, elder, coach, or any other kind of spiritual mentor. Please encourage your student to invite someone. Most of our students will have someone here as a guest that day.
Friday, April 18, and Monday, April 21 are school holidays.
Taste of Harding
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Agricenter Farmer's Market Barn
Tasting begins at 5:30 p.m.
Our 2013 Event Grossed over $90,000 with over 600 Harding friends and family in attendance. This is not only Harding Academy’s largest fundraiser, but is also a time to celebrate our school together. Over 20 restaurants and caterers donate their time and some of their best dishes for your enjoyment. A wristband provides you with unlimited tastings!
Entertainment Will Be Provided by the Harding Jazz Band, Chamber Choir, and comedian Jonnie W.
A Program Will Conclude The Evening and the recipients of our 2014 Esprit de Corps Award and Distinguished Alumnus Award will be announced. We will also reveal the restaurant award winners for the event.
New Ticket Information For 2014
Remember that student tickets are now only $50 and there is no charge for our youngest students in EC1 - SK. We want all of our Harding families to join us! Online registration is quick and easy.
EC1 - SK Students Eat Free!
Student Wristband (New!) - $50
Individual Wristbands - $100
Harding Pride Pack (5 wristbands) - $450
Register today @
Questions? Call 767-1033 or
email Tricia Mullins or Kathie Ray
Click here to find out about Harding Academy's art class project to fund a stoneware kiln.
This project will raise funds to buy a stoneware kiln for our students to make professional, dinnerware and oven safe
Melanie P. Semore
Head of Upper School