Alumni

Jun
14

2019 Employee of the Year: Len Whitaker

During the Bicentennial Senior Class Day and Final Awards Assembly on Friday, June 14, outgoing Head of School William Bugg presented the 2019 Employee of the Year to Science and Social Studies teacher Len Whitaker. Here follows Bugg’s tribute to this remarkable teacher: At this time, it is my privilege to announce this year’s Thetford […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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May
30

Alumni Day is Coming!

The Thetford Academy Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Day events on the Thetford Academy campus on June 15, 2019. Scheduled every year for the day after TA’s graduation, this event is always a fun way to connect and reconnect with TA alumni of all generations. Social hours and campus tours begin at 4:30 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Mar
14

TOP Hosts Maple Sugar Social: March 22, 2019

The chickadees have changed their call and that means it’s maple season! Join the Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) at TA’s new sugar house for its first Maple Sugar Social. This community event is free and open to the public. Come by for sap boiling, syrup tasting, sugar on snow, tours of TA’s sugar bush and […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Parents . TA Today . TOP Blog
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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 […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
05

Carrie Brennan Named Next Head of School at Thetford Academy

Carrie Brennan, the founding principal of an innovative public charter school in Arizona and an accomplished educator, has been named the next head of Thetford Academy. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2019. “I am absolutely thrilled that Carrie will lead Thetford Academy,” says Ann Bumpus, President of the Thetford Academy Board […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Dec
10

Calling Classes of 1993, 1994, and 1995!

It’s Reunion time! Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 13-14, 2019 for a Thetford Academy reunion featuring YOU. It’s been 25 years(ish) since your TA graduation and your classmates are planning a “MegaReunion” to get everyone back together. Visit the reunion website for more information and to let organizer Emily (Grossman) Reilly know […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Dec
05

In Memoriam: Larry Drew

Larry Drew, long-time mathematics teacher, cross-country coach, and track and field coach at Thetford Academy, passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, at the age of 85. And while he performed many roles at Thetford Academy, “Mr. Drew” (as his student-athletes addressed him), was probably best known as the face of cross-country at the school. […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . News . TA Today
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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial
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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
19

Thetford Geo Bee Celebrates TA Bicentennial

The Thetford Historical Society’s Geography Bee celebrated TA’s Bicentennial this year by focusing the contest on TA and Thetford town history. It was a tough field – eight teams sparred in the adult division and five in the youth division, answering questions that might stump event the most dedicated Thetford historian. For example, do you […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
15

Alumni v. Students Basketball Game Nov. 24

Calling all Thetford Academy alumni! If you’re in the Upper Valley for Thanksgiving weekend, don’t miss the us Alumni v. Students basketball game on Saturday. All alumni are welcome to play – this is your opportunity to relive your TA basketball glory days and show TA current students how it’s done! This event is free […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics . TA Today
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Nov
01

TAAA Holiday Craft Bazaar: Nov. 17

The 33rd annual Thetford Academy Alumni Association Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium at Thetford Academy, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Exquisite hand-made items created by craftspersons across New England will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides, […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Oct
15

They Ran for Asa Burton

By Charlie Buttrey We made history!! As part of Thetford Academy’s year-long bicentennial celebration, close to 70 runners and walkers were at the starting line when the blast of an 1820’s-style muzzle loader shattered the morning stillness and sent them on their way to compete in the Asa Burton Bicentennial Blitz 5K race. This was […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Features . News . TA Today
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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, […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . Parents . TA Today
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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . Parents . TA Today
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