Jay Charity Signs with Roanoke

On Friday, January 23, senior Jay Charity officially signed to play baseball at Roanoke College.

The Steward School’s baseball program reached another milestone on Friday, January 23, when senior player Jay Charity signed with Roanoke College. Surrounded by family, friends, and teammates, Jay happily signed his name on the dotted line to play for the Maroons. He is the fourth member of the 2014 State Championship team to commit to a college baseball program.

Jay is an outfielder and a “tremendous athlete,” according to Coach Bruce Secrest, who coached both of Jay’s parents as students at Commonwealth Christian School and has known Jay since he was born. Mr. Secrest said that baseball coaches would consider Jay a 6.5 runner in the 60-yard dash, “which means he’s basically a jet rocket! He’s a game-changer.” Mr. Secrest added, “Not only is he a great baseball player, but he is a great young man with real character. I’m so proud of him.”

With the Division 3 Roanoke Maroons, Jay will be part of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and will play against teams throughout Virginia.

 

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Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

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Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

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Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

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Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

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I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

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Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

 

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