Alumni

Oct
02

Woods Trail Run 2018: Oct. 6

The 2018 Woods Trail Run marks the 28th year of TA’s locally renowned cross country event. On Saturday, Oct. 6, Thetford Academy will become a vibrant, buzzing host to over 2,000 cross country runners and their coaches, families, and supporters. With over 100 volunteers helping to execute the event, it is sure to be another […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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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
29

Homecoming 2018

Thetford Academy’s 4th annual Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 with middle school and high school dances. The full Homecoming Celebration happens on Saturday, Sept. 29! JV and Varsity girls soccer teams face People’s Academy at 11 a.m. JV and Varsity boys soccer teams also take on People’s at 1 p.m. BBQ and concessions […]

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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 […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . Features . TA Today
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Jun
15

Thetford Academy Graduates Class of 2018

Our 2017-18 school year came to a close on Friday, June 8, with Graduation exercises, accompanied by beautiful weather, moving student speeches, well-deserved senior awards, hundreds of proud family members, and 67 boisterous seniors delighted to receive their TA diploma. Keeping in tradition with past Thetford Academy commencement exercises, the graduation was student-led, with speeches […]

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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, […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . TA Today
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Jun
13

A Gift for Every Graduate

In a beautiful graduation ceremony on TA’s front lawn last Friday, we said goodbye and good luck to the 68 seniors in the class of 2018. We are so proud of every one of these students–now Thetford Academy alumni—and can’t wait to see what they will accomplish in their next endeavors. With the end of […]

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Jun
12

Bicentennial Book Project

With our bicentennial year fast approaching, TA is hard at work at chronicling our 200-year history in a commemorative book. Our Bicentennial Book Committee, led by local editor Alan Berolzheimer, is a dedicated group of TA staff, students, alumni, and community members. In the last several months, the book committee has been digging through archives […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Bicentennial . News . TA Today
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May
04

TA Day of Giving: May 9

Thetford Academy is excited to announce its first-ever Day of Giving, scheduled for May 9, 2018. Coinciding with TA students’ annual participation in Operation Day’s Work, TA is working hard to make May 9 the “most generous day at TA.” From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., TA will be using social media to highlight its […]

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Apr
06

Thetford Historical Society’s 2018 Spring Lecture Series

As Old As The Hills: Timeless Topics for Thursday Evenings April 12: Metaphorically Speaking- Ryan McKeon of Dartmouth’s Geography Department leads us through the processes of land formation, mountain building, and important local minerals, including slate, copper and lead. Martha Jane Rich Theater, Thetford Academy April 19: Beware of Ice!- Glaciers! Up to one mile thick!! […]

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Feb
09

Is It Your Reunion Year?

Does Your TA Class Year end in “3” or “8”? If so, it’s time to plan a reunion, and Thetford Academy wants to help! We are happy to help provide a venue, send invitations, provide TA swag, and give other support as needed. If you are interested in helping to plan your reunion, please email […]

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Feb
08

Faculty Spotlight: Len Whitaker

By Lydia Whitaker ’17 In August of 1996, Len Whitaker started his first day at Thetford Academy. He was hired by Martha Rich for a part-time position teaching Forestry, Horticulture, and Vocational Agriculture. Twenty-two years later he is still teaching two of the same classes—along with 8th grade Earth Science and Astronomy. Mr. Whitaker had […]

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Jan
18

TA Class Year Shirts: Flash Sale!

TA Class Year shirts are available to purchase for three (3) days only! The store will close at midnight on Sunday, Jan. 21, to ensure that the shirts will arrive by Founders’ Day! The baseball style shirts are available for alumni and all current classes at TA! Order yours today! Click here to order. *There […]

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Dec
08

Celebrate TOP’s New Winter Classroom: Dec. 15

The Thetford Outdoor Program (TOP) is excited to announce the opening of our new classroom space in the Thetford Hill State Forest. Students in the Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class have constructed a platform and will raise a 20-foot yurt on Sunrise Hill, at the highest point of Thetford Hill State Park adjacent to […]

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Dec
01

2017 Alumni Basketball Game, One to Remember

Twenty Thetford Academy alumni came back to TA on Saturday, Nov. 25, to play in the 2017 Alumni Basketball Game. Representing classes from 1984 up through 2017, this group of Panthers put on quite the show. The high energy game, officiated by Coach Mark Weigel and Casey Huling ’92, remained close for the full 40 […]

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Nov
10

2017 Division III Girls Soccer Champions!

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Soccer team on their 3-1 victory over Green Mountain last Saturday, Nov. 4, to bring home the 2017 Division III State Title, the first for the girls soccer program in 23 years! The Panthers took control early on, with a goal from senior Brooke Horniak, assisted by Ellen Veracka, less […]

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