Congratulations to freshman Berkeley Jones for being chosen as Brunswick Academy’s Underclassman Student of the Month for February 2021! Berkeley is the son of Sigmund and Krisha Jones of Gasburg, VA. His brother, Mason, graduated from Brunswick Academy in 2017.
Berkeley is enrolled in the Honors Program, the most rigorous curriculum of study at BA, and is a dedicated student. Berkeley’s academic focus has earned him a few accolades thus far—he received the Woodmen of the World 7th grade History Award and the Spanish I Award for the highest GPA. Last year, Berkeley was chosen to represent his school and community in the Senate Page Leadership Program during the 2020 session of the General Assembly. He spent nine weeks living and working in Richmond while maintaining his coursework at Brunswick Academy. Berkeley has been a member of the SCO for the past four years, serving as Vice President for two years in Middle School. He also enjoys participating in the Spanish Club and Forensics.
In addition to his studies, Berkeley loves playing basketball and soccer. He played JJV basketball in Middle School and has been a member of the JV basketball team for the past two years. Following in his brother’s footsteps, Berkeley has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old. He has played JV soccer for two years and Varsity soccer for one year at Brunswick Academy. When he isn’t playing sports for school, Berkeley plays soccer for the Richmond Kickers where he is currently on their U15 Elite team.
For the past three years, Berkeley has volunteered on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall with RVAccess through the Richmond Kickers, sharing his love of soccer with children with disabilities. He is also a member of Lawrenceville United Methodist Church where he serves as Chaplain of his youth group. In his free time, Berkeley enjoys hanging out with his brother, Mason, and playing with his dog, Jack.
As a Freshman, Berkeley is still unsure of his career goals, but is interested in physical therapy and sports journalism. After graduation in 2024, he hopes to attend either James Madison University or the University of South Carolina and continue playing soccer at the college level.