Student Clubs & Activities

2014 Robotics on a Roll

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THETFORD ACADEMY AND GREEN EGG ROBOTICS TAKE FIRST PLACE IN TA'S ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT SUNDAY, JAN. 19: Thirty-two teams from 11 schools and other organizations across Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusettes and New York gathered at Thetford Academy for the third annual Green Mountain VEX Challenge. Thetford Academy's team 4886A (Matt Borst and Audrey Wakefield) and team 4886X (Kai Hotelling-O'Connor and Noah Garrett) joined forces with Green Egg Robotics from Oakham, MA, to win the VEX “Toss Up” competition, using robots they designed and built with the VEX Robotics Design System. Congratulations also to Rivendell Academy's team 6191A, which won the Excellence Award, Granville High School's team 4305A, which won the Design Award, and Pembroke Academy's team 134A, which won the Judges Award. Many thanks to Jesse Pacht, who received the TA Robotics Volunteer of the Year Award. A special thanks to tournament director Tracy Borst, faculty advisor Marc Chabot, all our many judges and other volunteers, and students Leo Chen, Michael Yang, and Katie Borst for their help. Photos (by sophomore Michael Yang): The field of battle, laid out in TA's Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium. Middle photo: A robot. Bottom photo: Matt and Audrey prepare for tournament play. More photos by Michael and senior William Zhang may be found here.

Something for Everyone

Thetford Academy sponsors a variety of co-curricular activities in addition to its academic curriculum. We encourage students to participate in these opportunities to expand their talents, interests, and skills. Students may also propose new activities, according to procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. All school-sponsored activities have an adult advisor or coach and access to school funding, although many also engage in community fundraising to support their programs.

For more information on the teams, clubs, and organizations listed below, students may consult their teacher/advisors, the Dean of Students, or coaches and advisors of the activities.

On campus clubs include:

  • Art Club

  • Acapella Club

  • Book Club

  • Cooking Club

  • Cribbage Club

  • Environmental Club

  • Gay Straight Alliance

  • Indoor Track Club

  • Photography Club

  • Robotics Teams

  • Rock Climbing Club

  • Scholars' Bowl

  • Student Council (by election)

  • Table Tennis Club

  • International Trip Groups

  • Yoga Club