Cadet Oliver Carl Nicholas Long
Cadet Oliver Carl Nicholas Long
FORK UNION, VA –Fork Union Military Academy announces that Cadet Oliver Carl Nicholas Long earned Academic Honors for the 3rd grading term, being awarded Academic Citation for completing his coursework this grading term with at least a 3.0 grade point average.  

Cadet Long, an eighth grader, is the son of Steve Long and Christina Treppendahl of Madison, Mississippi. He has attended Fork Union Military Academy since August 2016 when he enrolled as an eighth grader.

Fork Union Military Academy is nationally-recognized for its unique One Subject Plan curriculum, followed at the school since 1950. Under the One Subject Plan, instead of students taking four to six classes every day, students take just one subject at a time. The year is divided into five grading periods of about seven weeks each. Each grading period, the student takes one class, such as English or Algebra or Biology. He is with that one teacher all day, every day, for those seven weeks. In a typical school system, a teacher may be responsible for teaching as many as 80 to 150 different students every day in several different classes. At Fork Union Military Academy, a teacher has only one classroom of about ten to seventeen students each day, every day, for seven weeks. Teachers get to know students as individuals, and students get to concentrate fully on each subject. This is believed to be one of the key factors in Fork Union Military Academy achieving a 100% college acceptance rate for seniors, and maintaining a sizable honor roll of students earning academic honors each grading period.

Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a college preparatory military boarding school for young men in Grades 7 through 12 and postgraduates. Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and open to those of all religious denominations, Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship.