And last but certainly not least, we complete our Senior Spotlight series with Jake Merritt. Jake is a member of the National Senior Beta and Monograms Clubs. He ran cross country and played basketball and baseball during his time at Halifax Academy. Jake received All-Conference and All-Tournament recognitions in basketball.

When Jake is not playing basketball, he enjoys playing golf and video games. He also played AAU basketball. He works for Merritt Piping and Fabrication. He also has served as a volunteer coach for the local recreation soccer and HA’s basketball little leagues.

Jake plans to attend East Carolina University in the fall and major in sports studies. He is the son of Amanda and Ryan Merritt from Roanoke Rapids. Jake has three younger siblings, Tyler, Jenny, and Dylan, who attend HA.

Best wishes to the HA Class of 2023 as each of you set sail on your next adventure.

We are happy that Jackson Vincent chose to join the HA family for his senior year.  He played basketball for HA.  Jackson received All-Tournament Team and All-Conference recognitions.  He was named Conference Player of the Year and also received All-State recognitions.  Jackson loves the game of basketball and has played AAU for four years. 

In Jackson’s spare time, he enjoys playing video games when not playing basketball.  He volunteered for the T.J. Davis Basketball Camp and the HA Middle School Basketball Team.  Jackson also has worked for Roanoke Cinema/RCE Theaters and Newsom Oil & Gas Company. 

Jackson plans to pursue a career in the computer/graphic design field.  He is the son of Karen and Kevin Vincent from Roanoke Rapids.  He has two older siblings, Brooke and Zachary. 


Amber Markham is a member of the National Senior Beta, Octagon, and Monogram Clubs.  She serves our Student Government Association as senior class treasurer.  Amber also has been a member of the Quiz Bowl Team.  She ran cross country and played soccer in grades 7-12. 

During Amber's spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and cooking with her grandmother.  She also loves dogs.  She works for the Blue Jay Bistro. 

Amber plans to attend the Culinary Institute of America in New York in the fall.  She is the daughter of Amy Markham and the late Chris Markham.  She has one older brother, Ryan. 



Koby Jones is a member of the National Senior Beta Club.  He played basketball for HA in grades 7-10.  Koby serves on our journalism staff, helping create the yearbook for the past two years.  Koby enjoys playing the drums and fishing in his spare time.  He has worked for Jones Fence Company for over six years. 

Koby plans to pursue a career in the music industry.  He lives in Seaboard and is the son of Ashley Shelburne and Travis Jones.  Koby has two younger siblings, Zoe and Jase, who also attend Halifax Academy. 


Halifax Academy Board of Trustees Raffle Ticket Winners

1st Place 

$10,000.00 Joy Harvell

Sold by Robbie Harvell $1,000.00


2nd Place

$3,000.00 Phil Hux


3rd Place

$1,000.00 Dennis Rumley


4th Place

$750.00 Carol Bohanon


5th Place

$500.00 Linda Kidd

Congratulations to all of our winners!



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