Hitt-Millar Field House Scheduled to Open for 2019-2020 Academic Year.
As Summer approaches, the buzz on campus about FMS' new Hitt-Millar Field House is reaching a crescendo. The new $4.5M facility is on schedule and will be opened in time for the 2019-2020 Academic Session.
The 23,000 square-foot Hitt-Millar Field House at Fishburne Military School will connect to the existing gymnasium on campus and will include a full basketball court, weight-training facilities, a multi-purpose conference area, a fully-equipped trainer’s room, and coaches’ offices. The new field house will also include a warming kitchen and will serve as a large, on-campus gathering location for activities and events associated with Parents’ Weekend, Alumni Weekend, and graduation or during periods of inclement weather. The multi-sport facility will be dividable and climate-controlled.
Harman Construction, Inc., of Harrisonburg, Virginia is the Design-Build Contractor.
The project was made possible through generous donations from the Hitt and Millar family. Russell Hitt, FMS Class of 1953, a long-time supporter of Fishburne Military School joined with his daughter Tracey Hitt Millar, and her husband Jim Millar to provide this exceptional facility as a gift to the Corps of Cadets. Two of Russell Hitt’s grandsons, Wes Millar (FMS Class of 2007) and Gage Nash (FMS Class of 2012) are also proud graduates of Fishburne.
“The construction of this field house is a tremendous blessing to the future of Fishburne Military School and will serve as a vital tool in our continuing mission to produce educated, honorable young men of courage,” said CAPTAIN Mark E. Black, US NAVY(Ret.), Superintendent of Fishburne Military School. “Fishburne Military School’s Corps of Cadets are overwhelming thankful and will greatly benefit from the generosity of the Hitt and Millar family for generations to come.”
Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academics. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command.
For more information visit www.fishburne.org.