Bicentennial

Mar
18

Senator Patrick Leahy to Speak at TA: April 6, 2019

In his over 44 years of service in the United States Senate, Vermont’s Senator Patrick Leahy has played a role in many iconic moments in American history. A prolific photographer, Senator Leahy has often used the lens of his camera to capture his personal perspective of these events. In an intimate evening in the Martha […]

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Mar
13

Dr. Scott Shipman to Speak on Future of Primary Care: March 28

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, will speak at Thetford Academy on Thursday, March 28, as part of the school’s Bicentennial Speaker Series. Shipman, who serves as the Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), also holds faculty positions at Dartmouth Hitchcock and the Dartmouth Institute. […]

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Feb
15

Students Mark Bicentennial with Founders’ Day and Night Celebrations

On Friday, Feb. 8, Thetford Academy turned 200 years old! Students celebrated the school’s birthday in style, with an all-day Founders’ Day and Founders’ Night extravaganza. Other posts describe the school’s Bicentennial Gala on Feb. 9 and Vermont Historic Marker dedication on Feb. 8. Chico Eastridge ’05, Studio Producer & Education Outreach Coordinator at CATV in White […]

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Feb
15

Town of Thetford’s first Historical Marker dedicated on TA’s 200th Birthday

At noon on the day of Thetford Academy’s 200th birthday — Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 — Virginia Anderson Barrett ’51, daughter of legendary TA Principal Carl Anderson (1925-1961) and wife of the late TA Headmaster Ruel Barrett (1961-1977), unveiled the Town of Thetford’s first Vermont Historical Marker in a ceremony on Academy Road. Marking the site of […]

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Feb
04

VPR CEO Scott Finn Featured in Bicentennial Speaker Series: Feb. 11

Scott Finn, Vermont Public Radio’s new president & CEO, joins Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Speaker Series to discuss the role of public media in America. Finn’s talk, titled “Filling the Gap: How Public Media Can Respond to a Decline of Reporters,” addresses the nearly 50 percent decline in reporters in Vermont the last two decades, a […]

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Jan
03

“Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon”: Jan. 21

Bicentennial Speaker Series: Derrick E. White, Ph.D., Monday, Jan. 21 @ 7 p.m. TA will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, with a Bicentennial Speaker Series presentation by Professor Derrick E. White, entitled “Making a King: The Contested Legacies of a Civil Rights Icon.” This special event, free and open to the public, will take place at the Martha Jane Rich Theater at 7 p.m. Visiting […]

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Dec
04

Alumni Play Ball!

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, TA alumni came out in force to play ball on their former home court. Nineteen alumni from four decades of Thetford Academy classes showed up to the Alumni v. Students game, taking on a small but feisty group of current TA seniors. Both teams played hard and the game was […]

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Dec
04

200 for 200: Make Your Gift Today

There are a lot of ways to celebrate TA’s Bicentennial birthday this year–but only one big birthday challenge. This year, we need every one of you to help us reach our goal of 200 for 200 – $200K in gifts and pledges to support Thetford Academy this year. Your gift to “200 for 200” is […]

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Nov
01

Inaugural Speakers Series to Feature Prof. Sonu Bedi on Constitutional Rights

As part of its Bicentennial Celebration, Thetford Academy is hosting a Speaker Series that will take place from November through April.  The inaugural speaker is Dartmouth College Professor Sonu Bedi, J.D., Ph.D., who will speak on the topic, “Why Rights Are Not the Defining Feature of the U.S. Constitution.”   “We often consider our constitutional rights as central […]

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Oct
11

Thetford Geo Bee: Nov. 2

The 7th Annual THETFORD GEOGRAPHY BEE is coming up on Friday, Nov. 2, at Thetford Academy.   What is a Geo Bee?  We ask a series of multiple choice questions to three-person teams, focusing on a specific topic.  This year’s theme is “Thetford and Thetford Academy.”  TA is gearing up for its 200th anniversary in February, […]

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Oct
02

Run the 5K Asa Burton Bicentennial Blitz at TA: Oct. 13

On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m., join Thetford Academy for a one-of-a-kind super fun Fun Run/Walk with a TWIST! Whether you’re a runner, a history buff, or both, this free event will not disappoint. Named for TA’s founder, Asa Burton, the Bicentennial Blitz will follow TA’s iconic Dan Grossman Woods Trail on a 5K […]

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Oct
02

#MountainDayEverywhere: TA Alums Hit the Trails

This September, alumni everywhere came out to honor TA’s beloved, 40 year-old Mountain Day tradition. The first of many events celebrating TA’s 200th birthday this year, #MountainDayEverywhere was an enormous success and a whole lot of fun. Over the first two weekends in September, TA alumni hiked from where they were – there were hikes […]

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Sep
25

Announcing: Bicentennial Speaker Series at TA

Thetford Academy has a big birthday this year –  the school is celebrating 200 years since Asa Burton founded Thetford Academy, the first secondary school in Vermont. In honor of this milestone event, TA is hosting a series of community events aimed at bringing our community together in the spirit of TA’s core values and […]

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Aug
30

Alumni, We’re Bringing Mountain Day to YOU!

Do you miss Mountain Day at TA? Every year for more than 40 years, Thetford Academy students have been lacing up their shoes to climb one of the six mountains visible from TA’s front door. This annual class hike is one of TA’s favorite traditions, and if it’s one of yours, now is your chance […]

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Aug
16

2018-2019: Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Year

The 2018-19 school year marks our 200th year. We’ll be celebrating our Bicentennial from the opening of school until graduation — with a special birthday party on Founders’ Day, Feb. 8, 2019, and a community-wide Bicentennial Gala on Feb. 9, 2019.

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Jun
13

Save the Date for Our 200th Birthday!

Save the Date! Thetford Academy is Vermont’s oldest secondary school and the 2018-2019 school year will mark our 200th birthday! We are planning a year-long celebration and we want YOU to join us.  Stay tuned for a full schedule of events, and mark your calendars today for our Bicentennial Gala celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, […]

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School Events

December 18, 2019
  • School Assembly
    December 18, 2019 @ 11:35 am - 11:55 am
    Gym

December 19, 2019
  • Winter Concert
    December 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Athletics This Week

December 15, 2019
  • T&F Meet @ Dart

December 16, 2019
  • VB Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55PM

  • JVB Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55

  • MS Girls Basketball Practice (TES) 3:30-5PM

  • T&F prac @ Dart 4-5:30pm

  • MS Boys Basketball Practice (TES) 5:30-7PM

  • JV Girls Basketball vs Stowe 5:30PM

  • V Girls Basketball vs Stowe 7PM

December 17, 2019
  • VG Basketball Practice 3:10-4:40PM

  • T&F prac @ Dart 4-5:30pm

  • JVG Basketball Practice 4:30-6PM

  • JV Boys Basketball @ Rivendell 5:30PM

  • MS Girls Basketball Practice (TA) 6-7:20PM

  • V Boys Basketball @ Rivendell 7PM

  • MS Boys Basketball Practice (TA) 7:20-8:40PM

December 18, 2019
  • V Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55

  • JVB Basketball Practice 3:10-4:55

  • T&F prac @ Dart 4-5:30pm

  • MS Girls 8th @ White River Valley 4:30PM

  • MSB Basketball (White) @ White River Valley 5:30PM

  • JVG vs St. Johnsbury (JVB) 5:30PM

  • V Girls Basketball vs Rivendell 7PM

December 19, 2019
  • VG Basketball Practice 3:10-4:40PM

  • JVG Basketball Practice 3:10-4:40PM

  • T&F prac @ Dart 4-5:30pm

  • VB Basketball Practice 4:40-6:10PM

  • JVB Basketball Practice 4:40-6:10PM

December 20, 2019
  • VG Basketball Practice 3:10-4:40PM

  • JVG Basketball Practice 3:10-4:40PM

  • T&F prac @ Dart 4-5:30pm

  • MSG Basketball 7th @ Oxbow 5PM

  • JV Boys Basketball vs Windsor 5:30PM

  • MSB Basketball (Blue) @ Oxbow 6PM

  • V Boys Basketball vs Windsor 7PM

December 21, 2019
  • JV Girls Basketball @ Windsor 2PM

  • V Girls Basketball @ Windsor 3:30PM

Lunch

December 16, 2019
  • Burgers & chips

December 17, 2019
  • Pulled pork BBQ with cole slaw

December 18, 2019
  • Chili with corn bread

December 19, 2019
  • Steak wraps

December 20, 2019
  • Pizza

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