Counselor Body

The Counselor Body is a group of senior leaders who help counsel and lead fellow students toward a vibrant and productive life in the VES community.

Counselors represent the best of VES students. This group is intentionally diverse, made up of unique individuals—scholars, athletes, artists, and a mix of races and cultures. Their differences in talents and interests allow each one to connect with and mentor like-minded students, and to demonstrate to all students the skills of a group working tightly and smoothly together. What bonds this group is the shared quality of integrity. The Counselor Body’s first job is to uphold our school’s high ideals of honesty, service, and effort.

Selection of counselors each May is a significant school event, involving both students and faculty input and final appointment by the Headmaster. Students chosen to be counselors do not necessarily enter VES as leaders. Many develop their leadership styles and skills during their time here through the unique experiences and challenges offered at VES.

Our counselors are valued, respected, and essential. From the first day of school, they are involved in creating the campus tone of friendliness and respect by helping new students transition into the community. They organize school events, provide leadership on dorm, generate school spirit with fun activities, and assist the faculty with the responsibilities of campus duty. Throughout the year, counselors serve as friends and mentors, offering encouragement, support, understanding, and wisdom about the importance of good choices.

2015-16 Counselor Body

  • Bond Alexander (Lynchburg, VA)
  • George Battle (Charleston, WV)
  • Lelia Battle (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Paddy Cotter (Roanoke, VA)
  • Mary Mac Cowan (Greensboro, NC)
  • Lindeman Edgar (Wilson, NC)
  • Virginia Elam (Pamplin, VA)
  • Riley Head (Lynchburg, VA) ** Head Counselor
  • Bre Jefferson (Forest, VA)
  • Richard Lin (Beijing, China)
  • Caroline Miller (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Chase Mooney (Mooreville, NC)
  • Rachel Naumann (Huntsville, AL)
  • Gracie Thompson (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Ben Tucker (Birmingham, AL)
  • Preston Williams (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Jason Yu (Shanghai, China)
  • Maggie Zhou (Shanghai, China)
Contact Counselor Body


Jocelyne Frazier
Faculty Advisor
Phone: 434-385-3820


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