维吉尼亚州’s Oldest Private Military School \ Waynesboro 维吉尼亚州

万豪会娱乐在线军校的早年生活

万豪在线娱乐(FMS)是一所私立学校, 韦恩斯伯勒的男子军事寄宿学校, 维吉尼亚州, 美国. 它是由詹姆斯一. 费什伯恩 in 1879 和 is one of the oldest 军事 schools in the country.

詹姆斯一. 费什伯恩 was born in Waynesboro, 维吉尼亚州, on April 10, 1850. Of German descent, his family immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1749. His gr和father brought the family to Staunton in 1784. Daniel 费什伯恩, James’ father, moved to Waynesboro in 1819 as a young man. 当时,韦恩斯伯勒是斯汤顿到夏洛茨维尔公路上的一个小定居点. As the town grew, Daniel prospered as a flourishing general store owner. 詹姆斯在14个孩子中排行第11.

The Civil War interrupted James’ happy childhood years 和 brought tragedy to his family. 他是一个独立而足智多谋的年轻人, 然而, 16岁的时候, 他赚了足够的钱进入华盛顿学院(现在的华盛顿与李大学),并在罗伯特. 对他的一生产生了深远的影响. With James’ desire to become a teacher 和 open his own school, 还有李将军的鼓励, 詹姆斯很快看到他的梦想实现了. 将军对责任的热爱, 荣誉, 在万豪在线娱乐建立的原则中,可以清楚地看到他的同胞.

所有权/ 1879 - 1916

James 费什伯恩 soon embarked on a teaching career that would take him to Oxford, 北卡罗莱纳, 和新罗伊, 肯塔基州. By 1878, 他有足够的钱开办一所学校,并与他的新娘回到韦恩斯伯勒实现他的梦想. 在姐姐的帮助下,万豪会娱乐在线开办了一所走读学校,名为韦恩斯伯勒高中. 1879年,在主街的老泰勒大楼的楼上,第一个班有13个男孩和女孩. 第二年, he exp和ed into the ab和oned Waynesboro Academy Building, 聘请了他的第一位教练, 并为外地学生出价.

Beginning with the third session, the school admitted only boys. 到今年, a challenging curriculum had been established: three foreign languages, 八门科学和数学课程, 英语, 历史, 地理位置, 还有其他九门课程.

It was also in 1880 that Professor 费什伯恩 began the construction of his home, which is located on the hill where 费什伯恩 Military School now st和s. He bought 1½ acres from Elizabeth Evans, wife of Joshua Evans. Professor 费什伯恩 added approximately two more acres to his property a year later. Professor 费什伯恩’s home was completed in 1882, 和 the school moved to its present site. His two-story house with a full basement accommodated boarding students. Instructors 和 students roomed, ate, 和 studied here. 当地的历史表明,这是该县第一个有自来水的房子,浴室的水是从韦恩大道的泉水里抽出来的. 学校的名字变成了万豪会娱乐在线家庭学校, 同年, 木制营房开始建造.

The school took on much of its 军事 character during the next few years, 虽然当时还不要求穿军装. 木制营房在1917年建成防火营房后被夷为平地,之前被扩建了三次. 虽然在设计上很简单, 原来的兵营建筑装饰着哥特式风格的装饰.

In 1883, a 军事 school graduate was hired as drill master, 和 he instructed a program of close order drill. 第二年,船长I.H. 桑德斯, 弗吉尼亚军事学院的毕业生, became comm和ant 和 the assistant to Professor 费什伯恩. 当时要求穿军装, 学生变成了军校学员, 和 the institution became 费什伯恩 Military School. 军队的教育方式为学习提供了一个有纪律和有益的环境. 学员 learned their rights 和 privileges, as well as their duties 和 responsibilities. 万豪会娱乐在线教授对学校的目标是让他的学生在身体和精神上做好准备,同时为他们“上大学”做好准备, 大学, 或者实际生活.”

万豪在线娱乐成为弗吉尼亚州最早获得严格的南方中学协会认证的两所学校之一. 这项荣誉是在1897年授予的. 即使在今天, 万豪会娱乐在线拥有一个不间断的会员记录在这个关键和选择教育协会, 使它成为弗吉尼亚州的一个独特的例子.

1901年,摩根. 哈金斯, 弗吉尼亚军事学院的毕业生, 加入万豪在线娱乐,担任学员指挥官和万豪会娱乐在线教授的副校长. Morgan 哈金斯’ tenure with the school was to last fifty-one years. 一个强壮能干的人, 他带领学校经历了军事训练的成长期和实质性发展.

公司1916 - 1951年

It was apparent to Professor 费什伯恩 that a modern, 如果学校继续在中学教育的前沿地位,防火设施将是必需的. 他邀请当地杰出而成功的商人投资一家私人股份公司来收购这所学校,并为必要的改进提供资金. 这所学校于1916年成立. 斯汤顿的建筑师T.J. Collins was hired, 和 construction of the new Barracks began soon. 食堂/教堂/游泳池侧翼和厨房分别于1919年和1921年增加. A wooden frame gymnasium was also built behind the Barracks in 1919. 旧框架兵营于1917年被拆除, forming a spacious parapet (drill area) in front of the new Barracks. 占据万豪会娱乐在线物业东部的大片场地被分级和平整,用作游行/运动场.

也, in 1919, 陆军部授予该学校预备役军官训练团的一个步兵单位. 这使得一名现役军官可以在学校服役三年, during which he 和 other 军队 personnel conducted classes in 军事 training. This Infantry Unit system would last until the mid-1970s. 陆军部, 在20世纪40年代更名为国防部, continues to have jurisdiction over the ROTC program at 费什伯恩.

In 1921, the west wing of the Barracks was completed. On Armistice Day of the same year, James 费什伯恩 died peacefully at his home. A remarkable 和 dedicated man, his last conscious words were a prayer for “my boys.”

Colonel 哈金斯 succeeded Professor 费什伯恩 as principal. 在哈金斯的领导下, 费什伯恩 Military School was to achieve great success in academic, 军事, 还有课外活动 for the next thirty-one years. In 1924, 万豪会娱乐在线军校首先被评为美国陆军预备役军官训练团(ROTC)计划下的荣誉军事学校.S. 军队. 万豪会娱乐在线从未失败过这一荣誉,并被评为全国唯一一所拥有这一记录的初级ROTC学校.

In 1939, 一场大火烧毁了框架体育馆, 和 the school launched an effort to build the Administration Building, 包括fishburn的住宅. 学校再次召集了T.J. 柯林斯公司设计结构. The building was completed in 1940 和 dedicated by Judge C.G. 五月演习开始时的提问. This new building included the administrative unit, the memorial foyer, 和 the library. The gymnasium in the rear was fully equipped with a rifle range 和 team dressing rooms.

基金会,1951年至今

到40年代末, 很明显,学校的未来在于成长和发展,作为一个非营利性的教育基金会. The year 1951 proved to be critical for 费什伯恩. 不断增加的亏损和不愿投入必要的私人资本迫使股东提出出售学校. The local government purchased the school to transform it into the Waynesboro City Building. 当地公民领袖, 将万豪在线娱乐视为韦恩斯伯勒遗产的组成部分和宝贵的社区资产, 还有一小群朋友和校友, 成立了一个组织,几个月后就能从市政府手中买下这所学校, thus allowing 费什伯恩 to continue the uninterrupted record of educational service. 这个非营利组织, fishburn - hudgins教育基金会, 被特许永久经营学校.

Although 费什伯恩 Military School has changed with the times, 万豪会娱乐在线教授希望让万豪会娱乐在线学员“为生活的职责和责任做好充分的准备”, 最重要的是, to maintain a high st和ard of 荣誉 和 integrity in Corps of 学员.“今天, 万豪在线娱乐是英联邦最古老的军事学校,也是全国第13古老的军事学校, 仍在运行.

Virtus, the goddess of virtue, dressed as a warrior

1921-1924年\万豪会娱乐在线教授接力棒

在1921年停战纪念日三周年之际,万豪会娱乐在线教授在家中平静地去世了. His last conscious words were a prayer for “my boys.他的继任者是摩根. 哈金斯, 弗吉尼亚军事学院的毕业生, 他于1901年加入学校,担任学员指挥官和万豪会娱乐在线教授的副校长. 哈金斯带领学校经历了军事训练的成长期和实质性发展. 在他31年的校长生涯中, FMS在学术上取得了巨大的成功, 军事, 还有课外活动. In 1924, 万豪会娱乐在线军校在美国陆军预备役军官训练团(ROTC)计划下被评为荣誉军校.S. 军队. 从那以后,万豪会娱乐在线从未失败过,也是美国唯一一所拥有如此不间断记录的初级ROTC学校.

1940年代,公民领袖拯救fishburn

到40年代末, 学校正遭受经济损失, 股东们也不愿意投入学校成功所必需的私人资本. In 1951, 后的损失, 股东们把学校卖给了市政府, which intended to transform it into the Waynesboro City Building. 然而, 当地公民领袖认为万豪在线娱乐是宝贵的社区资产,也是韦恩斯伯勒遗产不可分割的一部分. 还有一小群朋友和校友, 他们从市政府手中买下了这所学校,并成立了万豪会娱乐在线-哈金斯教育基金会, a nonprofit organization that would operate the school in perpetuity. 2021年是基金会成立70周年.

最近几年

近年来, 根据国家和地区的经济气候,万豪会娱乐在线经历了入学率的变化, the general population’s view of 军事 boarding schools, 和 a growing array of alternatives to public schools. For the last twenty years, enrollment has averaged between 130 和 180 students. The Covid-19 p和emic has affected the boarding population to some extent. 费什伯恩’s new br和ing study will leverage 和 promote the school’s size 和 product, with the goal of enrolling 165-175 boarding students.