Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains

Published On: September 4th, 2017 | Categories: In The Classroom |

Congratulations to the 2017-18 POST/RAIL Captains!

POST/RAIL Captains are selected each year during Upper School Retreat. Applicants are required to make a presentation in front of all Upper School students as selections are made. Rail students in Upper School then vote for Rail captains, and Post students in Upper School vote for Post captains. This is a significant honor and a tradition that goes back decades. Congratulations to the students selected this year!

POST/RAIL Captains:


Post/Rail Captain Criteria


In allowing themselves to be considered for the honor of Post/Rail Captain, students should understand they will be held to a high standard, and that their behavior and choices will be in the spotlight. They need to represent themselves and the school with dignity and integrity.

Post/ Rail Captains will:

1) Serve as a representative on the Student Council.

2) Strongly encouraged: participate in a team sport each season.

3) Participate fully in school activities such as trying-out for the spelling and geography bees and volunteering for special school events such as Open Houses and Bingo and Movie Nights.

4) Will write up and announce the varsity games during gathering.

5) Assist athletic coaches with day-to-day practice and game responsibilities.

6) Help plan and organize field day including the pep rally and weekly events.

7) Demonstrate adherence to the letter and spirit of Powhatan’s Mission and behavioral and academic expectations.

8) Display the highest level of personal integrity and good character.

9) Remember they represent not only themselves but the entire Powhatan community.

10) Conduct themselves appropriately at all times, on and off-campus.

11) Lead in a way that brings out the very best in others.



  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Students must have a good behavioral record.
  • Students must write a letter stating their qualifications for Captain and the reasons why they feel they would make a good Captain. This is distributed to faculty and portions shared at the student’s introduction for his/her “speech” to peers.
  • Students must give a “speech” to peers at Upper School Retreat.