Cadets in the Class of 2019 at Fork Union Military Academy celebrate their graduation from high school.

Cadets in the Class of 2019 at Fork Union Military Academy celebrate their graduation from high school.

The senior and postgraduate members of the Class of 2019 earned over $6 millions in scholarships in academic and athletic awards. One hundred percent of the senior class received acceptances to college from a total of 175 colleges and universities.

FORK UNION, Va.

Sixty-four seniors from over a dozen states and around the globe from as far as China, Vietnam, and Egypt crossed the stage this weekend at Fork Union Military Academy to receive their high school diplomas at the conclusion of the school’s 120th academic session.

Nine seniors were recognized as Honor Graduates, earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and maintaining exemplary conduct status. All Honor Graduates must have been in continuous attendance for three years or more. The senior and postgraduate members of the Class of 2019 earned over $6 millions in scholarships in academic and athletic awards. One hundred percent of the senior class received acceptances to college from a total of 175 colleges and universities.

The commencement address was given by Jeffrey J. Jones, II. Jones is a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy's PG Class of 1986 and currently serves as the President and CEO of H & R Block, the tax preparation company with 12,000 retail locations nationwide.

Cadet Jared Giszack, gave the valedictory address for the Class of 2019. Cadet Giszack is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Giszack of Fork Union, VA. Jared has been in attendance for 7 years and has accumulated a grade point average of 4.905. He plans to study Mandarin under the State Department this coming year and will attend Brown University in the fall of 2020.

Fork Union Military Academy is a college-prep boarding school located in central Virginia. Founded on Christian values, Fork Union's military school system offers structure and high-quality academics and athletics programs for boys in 7th grade to 12th grade and postgraduates.

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