Supporters of the Bulloch Academy Cornerstone Campaign came together on Thursday, April 28, 2022 to officially cut the ribbon on the dramatic makeover of the campus.

This was a celebration for the nearly $6 million in construction, renovations and enhancements that reimagined a significant portion of the campus.

Speakers included:

  • Coach Ronnie Hodges
  • B.A. Students
  • Leisa Houghton, Headmaster
  • Mike Anderson, Cornerstone Campaign Chair
  • Dr. Ruthie Crider, Cornerstone Campaign Co-Chair
  • Dr. Marie Wall, Cornerstone Campaign Co-Chair
  • Bill Crider, Cornerstone Contributor and BA Dad
  • John Roach, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Sammy Mendez – Music

Grice Connect live streamed the ceremony. You can watch it below:

This process began in 2016 under the leadership of Joey Cowart who was the board chair. He lead the efforts to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of the Bulloch Academy campus.

Raybon and Janelle Anderson, Connie Averitt and Jimmy Hodges share stories about BA’s history Credit: Grice Connect

The board voted to move forward with the first phase of the plan which focused on improving existing structures, adding a multipurpose gym, as well as covered drop off and paved parking.

They formed a Cornerstone Campaign in 2017 which was chaired by Mike Anderson and led by Dr. Marie Wall and Dr. Ruthie Crider. The developed a five year plan to fully fund the construction project over five years.

The first building constructed was the Author Howard Arena which opened on December 4, 2019. The students began school this year in the new campus, which represents a remarkable transformation.

Supporters touring the new Gator Grill Credit: Grice Connect

The ribbon cutting ceremony served as a celebration for the accomplishments they have made and as a kick off for the second phase of the campus renovations and construction.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...