Academics

Sep
07

September Student of the Month: Maggie Harlow

Senior Maggie Harlow was named TA’s September Student of the Month. Maggie “…radiates kindness wherever she goes. Her teachers, coaches, and advisors all agree that [she] is one of the most cheerful and optimistic people they know.” Maggie is a star in the classroom and in co-cirricular activities. She is a second year co-captain of the […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . News . TA Today
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Sep
02

Freshmen Visit Hulbert Outdoor Center

On Thursday, Sept. 1 the Class of 2020 and their faculty advisors spent the day at the Hulbert Outdoor Center on Lake Morey, in Fairlee, VT. With 65 students making up the freshman class, including 28 who are brand new to TA this year, this trip offered the opportunity for the students to get to know […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Academics . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
26

TA Receives $55,000 Grant to Fund Outdoor Initiative Year 2

This summer, The Woodbury Foundation awarded Thetford Academy a $55,000 grant to support Year Two of the school’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Initiative, which the school launched with the Foundation’s support in 2015. Last year, the renewable grant (also in the amount of $55,000) helped Thetford Academy begin to implement a vision to integrate […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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Aug
25

Bringing our Themes of the Year to Life:  Jane Goodall and the Rest

Thetford Academy’s 2016-17 theme comes from a Jane Goodall quote: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” I like this quote because it aptly states the power […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Aug
08

TA Receives Grant to Support Outdoor Education and Annual Fund

On July 5, a local foundation awarded Thetford Academy a $25,000 grant and pledged an additional $100,000 over the next four years to support Thetford Academy’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Center and the Fund for Thetford Academy. The foundation, which has asked to remain anonymous, is committed to both educational and environmental concerns. TA’s […]

By William Bugg | Academics . News . TA Today
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May
16

Sophomore Ellenor Koppers Receives Technology Award

NATIONAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AWARD FOR ASPIRATIONS IN COMPUTING: The Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Affiliate Award Committee of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) selected TA sophomore Ellenor Koppers as a 2015-16 winner of the NCWIT Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing.   Ellenor […]

By William Bugg | Academics . TA Today
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Mar
01

TA Students Head to Vex Robotics World Championships

Thetford Academy’s Robotics Team “4886A” was named tournament champion in the alliance category of the NH-VT State VEX Robotics Championship at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in February, one of only five teams from the Twin States to earn an invitation to VEX’s World Championship in Louisville, KY. Teams from TA’s Robotics Club have an […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . TA Today
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Feb
14

Nadia Clement Named Finalist for National Merit Scholarship; Rachel Twerdowsky Named Commended Student

OF THE MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION INDIVIDUALS who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October 2014, 16,000 semifinalists were named in Sept. 2015, and 15,000 finalists were just revealed on Feb. 3. Of those, Thetford Academy senior Nadia Clement is one. For her achievement, Nadia received a certificate of recognition in […]

By William Bugg | Academics . TA Today
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Feb
05

A Challenge Course Provides Hands-on Learning for Science Classes

AUGMENTED REALITY SANDBOX: Sophomore Ellenor Koppers built and demonstrated an Augmented Reality Sandbox for a Challenge Course she is competeting at TA. Inspired by an exhibit she and her family saw at the Burlington science museum, Ellenor’s sandbox allows students to model various three-dimensional mountain, valley and river configurations, and uses a projector, XBox controller […]

By William Bugg | Academics . TA Today
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Dec
09

Senior Nadia Clement Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding scholarship. This year, Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe nominated ten outstanding students from the state of Vermont – five female and five male – based on recommendations and applications from participating schools. Thetford Academy’s Nadia Clement was one of ten […]

By William Bugg | Academics . TA Today
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Sep
08

Essay by TA Senior from Holland Published in Valley News

“TRADING A HIGH-PRESSURE EUROPEAN SCHOOL FOR THETFORD ACADEMY” was the headline of senior Anna Siegler’s essay published in the Close-Up section of the Valley News on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Her essay contrasts her educational experiences in Holland with her warm welcome to Thetford Academy:   “It didn’t take long to figure things out and start feeling […]

By William Bugg | Academics . TA Today
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Aug
23

Island School Recognizes TA Student

Clara Hoffman ’17 was awarded the Alex Lovejoy Scholarship from the Island School in the Bahamas, where she is enrolled for the fall 2015 semester.  The Island School says, “Clara is fascinated with how the natural world works. Whether it is on her family’s farm in Vermont or on the rocky coast of Maine, Clara […]

By William Bugg | Academics . TA Today
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