Alumni

Nov
08

TA Alumni Basketball Event: November 25

TA Alumni, Did you play basketball while you were at TA? Would you put on the Panther uniform again for old times sake? Will you be in Thetford for Thanksgiving? If you said yes to any of these questions, then WE NEED YOU! We will be hosting the 1st annual TA Alumni Basketball event on Saturday, […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . News . TA Today
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Nov
03

Fourth Annual 3v3 Basketball Tournament: Nov. 19

The fourth annual Thetford Academy 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament is on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We hope you can join us for another exciting tournament to help kick off the basketball season in the Upper Valley. There will be separate divisions for boys and girls, with brackets for 5th/6th graders, […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics . Parents . TA Today
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Sep
25

Alumni, what’s up with you?

Alumni, did you know you can share your news with your classmates via TA’s website? Use our easy online form to update TA with your professional or personal accomplishments, your family news, volunteer work, weddings, babies…and more! We will highlight new class notes in our quarterly newsletter and share them on www.thetfordacademy.org. Stay connected and […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Sep
22

27th Annual Woods Trail Run: Oct. 7, 2017

The 27th annual Woods Trail Run is Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. One of Thetford Academy’s largest and finest traditions, the annual Woods Trail Run gathers the best of New England’s junior high and high school runners to race in TA’s beautiful mountain setting. Each year, thousands of students come to Thetford to compete on the […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . News . TA Today
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Sep
12

Homecoming 2017

Our 3rd annual Homecoming weekend was a great success, start to finish. On Friday afternoon, our JV soccer teams took on local rival, Rivendell Academy, each coming away victorious. Friday evening, the Class of 2018 hosted a fun and exciting neon-themed homecoming dance. With the main event on Saturday, our varsity soccer teams hosted Leland […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jul
18

Alumni Celebrate Milestone Reunions

This summer, several TA classes gathered to celebrate milestone reunions. They’ve all enjoyed seeing familiar faces, reminiscing, and catching up with old friends. Class of 1977- 40th Reunion: About 10 members of the Class of 1977 met in the TA library on June 10 before atttending the TAAA Alumni Day Banquet. Many were excited to […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . TA Today
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Jun
27

Alumni Gather for Summer Event

On June 22, Thetford Academy Alumni gathered on a pleasant Vermont summer afternoon in the beer garden of Jasper Murdocks at the Norwich Inn. With old friends and new faces alike, classes from 1962, 1965, 1967, 1975, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2016 were all represented, as well as former faculty, and current TA staff. […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . TA Today
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Jun
16

Alumni Day 2017

Continuing their annual tradition, the Thetford Academy Alumni Association hosted the Alumni Day Banquet on Saturday, June 10, at the Thetford Academy Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium. Earlier in the day the Class of 1977 gathered in the TA library to celebrate their 40th reunion. Click here to see photos from both events.

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . News . TA Today
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May
16

The Shark Tank: A Special Place

Former Thetford Academy English and Drama teacher, Art Sharkey, dropped by Thetford Academy last month to visit with old colleagues, catch up with the latest TA news and events, and share a piece he wrote about the “Shark Tank.” In his retirement, Mr. Sharkey shared that he’s been reflecting on his time at TA, and […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Arts
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May
16

Alumni Profile: Q&A with Cynthia Sandall ’06

When Cynthia Sandall ’06 left TA, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Vermont, and an MBA from the University of Oregon. While studying in Eugene, she and classmate Ty Manegold came up with the idea to provide fitness opportunities for travelers. ROAM Fitness, launched this year, will […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . TA Today
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Mar
19

Varsity Girls Basketball Brings Home 2017 State Title

Even the closing moments of the Patriots’ Super Bowl LI victory over the Falcons paled in comparison to the thrilling Vermont Division III Championship girls basketball game at the Barre Auditorium on March 18, when Thetford Academy’s #2 seed girls overcame a 15 point deficit in the final six minutes to edge #1 Windsor 53-52. Trailing 47-32 […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics
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Feb
21

Robotics Team Wins VT/NH State Championship, Will Head to Worlds

Thetford Academy’s robotics team is going to the World Championship again! This year it is our middle school team that made the cut. In fact, ours is the only middle school team that earned a spot to compete at the VT/NH State Championship on Feb. 18, so we earned the one and only one middle […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Alumni . News . TA Today
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Feb
17

Faculty Spotlight: Casey Huling ’92

In the spring of 2001, Casey Huling ’92 was working for the Boston Marathon overseeing its youth running programs—a job he loved—when he got an unexpected phone call from Thetford Academy. It was Barb Sorenson, former TA English teacher, calling to tell him about a new teacher internship program at TA. It would be a […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . TA Today
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Feb
17

Winter Sports Update

The Thetford Academy winter sports season is starting to wind down as varsity basketball teams prepare for playoffs and the ski team competes in its last meet before districts. Basketball The varsity boys basketball team had several snow cancellations this winter, forcing the season to close with five games over a nine-day period. The senior members of […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . Athletics
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Feb
15

Students Build Outdoor Classroom, Create with Laser Engraver, Thanks to Donor Support

Thetford Academy’s Environmental Science and Outdoor Education Initiative will soon have a new outdoor classroom space to house its innovative programming. This spring, TA’s Design Technology Timber Framing program will begin the design and construction of a timber framed outdoor classroom to be located on the recently acquired “Barrett property.” The 24’ by 30’ structure […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Alumni . Arts . TA Today
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Feb
15

Founders’ Day Alumni Challenge

TA alumni, are you up for another Founders’ Day challenge? Although you might not get to play tug of war, or run in a three-legged race, we are challenging you and your classmates to one more competition! From now until Feb. 28 we are challenging you to show your Panther Pride by making a gift […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni
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