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  • My Thoughts on What It Was Like to Speak Before 100+ Christians at VES

    by Qasim Rashid, Esq.

    Tonight I had the privilege of speaking at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, VA. The people in attendance were outstanding, intelligent, gracious, and sincere. They asked important questions about combatting extremism, women's rights, and how to elevate the voices of Muslims like me in the media. 

    The 100+ attendees reaffirmed my conviction that Americans are good, compassionate, and thoughtful individuals. The enemy is not Islam or Christianity or Republicans or Democrats. The enemy is ignorance and fear, and we can cure it with education and compassion. 

    Click through to read Qausim's complete comments.
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  • Maria El-Abd talks with students about growing up and living today as a Lebanese-American in Central Virginia

    VES Offered Powerful Evening of Learning about Islam

    As she opened the evening's presentation, Jen Anderson, Global Studies leader at Virginia Episcopal School, said: "Let this evening be the first of many small steps we take to bridge understanding and differences in order to embrace our shared humanity.

    To watch the event video, click here.

    In addition, please read the excellent article and photos this morning in the News & Advance that capture the spirit and content of last night's fireside chat with Maria El-Abd, who spoke about growing up and living today as a Muslim in Central Virginia, and Qasim Rashid's presentation about the history of Islam and "his group’s new 'True Islam' campaign, aimed at spreading a compassionate, anti-terrorist view of Islam to Muslim youth and to non-Muslims seeking to understand the religion."

    Read the article.
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  • Winners Announced for Snowmaggeddon Photography Contest

    Thanks to all who took photos of campus, friends, animals and lots of fun moments in the snow! There were so many great images to choose among that we added two categories to the competition.

    And the winners are:
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  • Sacha with his parents

    Sacha Killeya-Jones Recognized at Ceremony by McDonald's All American Games

    Today, we welcomed representatives from the McDonald’s All American Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance to Virginia Episcopal School to recognize one of our elite student-athletes—senior Sacha Killeya-Jones—for his selection as one of the 24 young men who will play March 30 in Chicago at the McDonald's All American Games. 

    Whitney Holloway, representing McDonald's, said: "Today, with the support of American Family Insurance, we are excited to present Sacha Killeya-Jones with an honorary game jersey and hat, commemorating his selection to the McDonald’s All American Game. Sacha, congratulations on achieving your dream of becoming a McDonald’s All American. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago."

    See the full ceremony, hear Sacha's remarks and learn more about the McDonald's All American Games by clicking through Read More.
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  • Mary George Hodges '89, current VES board member, and her business partner, Claire Neary, working with VES girls

    #SelfEsteem Has Meaningful Impact with Young Women at VES

    VES' young women students participated in #Self-Esteem—an engaging and interactive workshop brought to campus by Mary Hodges George '89, current VES board member, and her business partner, Claire Neary, who run the company My Remarkable Self. The program was offered this week as a component of VES' Student Life curriculum.

    Read more about the impact this program had on VES' female students.
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  • AD and Head Coach of the VES Swim Team

    Sports Update from Athletic Director Bob Leake - January 29

    Stay current with AD Bob Leake's weekly athletics update. In this week's edition, Bob provides an update of Winter Storm Jonas' impact on our schedule, a recap of our strong VES winter sports season to date and introduces you to the following: Meet Coach Bob Leake, Swim Team Head Coach (and AD), and Athletes of the Week: Emory McVeigh – Lynchburg, Virginia – Swimming, and Kevin Quinn – Durham, North Carolina – Basketball. 
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  • VES Offers Week-Long Program on Understanding Contemporary Islam

    VES has designed an exciting week of knowledge-sharing and building understanding of contemporary Islam as a component of our World Religions and Global Studies programs.

    From student programs that include viewing thought-provoking documentaries with discussion and a full day of classroom learning, to an evening designed for parent learning. Our keynote presenter for the week is Qasim Rashid—best-selling and critically acclaimed national spokesperson, author, practicing attorney, and visiting fellow at Harvard.

    Read the what and why behind our Understanding Contemporary Islam week, as shared in the article by Sarah Cuccio, Associate Head of School, and see our full calendar of events.
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  • Killeya-Jones Selected for Elite Honor, Will Play in McDonald's All American Game March 30

    Written by News & Advance Reporter Ben Cates

    Virginia Episcopal’s Sacha Killeya-Jones will battle against the best high school seniors in the nation on March 30, when he plays in the 39th annual McDonald’s All American Game at the United Center in Chicago.

    “This honor means a great deal to Sacha,” VES coach Curtis Staples said. “He grew up watching the McDonald’s game as a kid, fantasizing about actually playing in the game one day and now, through his hard work, his dreams became a reality.”

    Read the complete News & Advance article here or click through.
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