Alumni

Feb
04

Alumni Association Funds TA Academic, Athletic, and Arts Programs

Each year, the Thetford Academy Alumni Association (TAAA) organizes several major fundraisers for the benefit of TA students. Through their extraordinary efforts, they raise thousands of dollars by running the concessions at the Woods Trail Run and Vermont Cross Country Championships and by hosting the annual Alumni Holiday Craft Bazaar. This fall, TA faculty submitted funding proposals for the […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Jan
10

TA Alumni: Stay Connected with TA and Win an iPad Mini!

We want to stay connected with YOU! Complete this brief survey to be entered to win a brand new Apple iPad Mini. Winner will be drawn on January 31

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . TA Today
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Dec
10

TA Alumni Gather in Burlington

On Thursday, Dec. 8, a fun, energetic group of TA alumni gathered at RiRa’s Irish Pub on Church Street in Burlington. The event drew 15 alumni from five classes, ’05, ’06, ’13, ’14, and ’16, for a fantastic evening. TA faculty member Joe Deffner was also at the event and enjoyed reconnecting with former students […]

By Bridget Dugan-Sullivan | Alumni . News . TA Today
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Nov
20

Holiday Shoppers Attend 2016 Alumni Craft Bazaar

Strong crowds of holiday shoppers attended the 31st Annual Craft Bazaar at Thetford Academy on Saturday, Nov. 19.  Vendors displayed a broad variety of wares as hundreds of attendees searched for the perfect holiday gift. Pictured here is a horse-drawn wagon which made circuits around the school, to the delight of children and adults, alike.  Santa himself made […]

By William Bugg | Alumni . News . Parents . TA Today
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Nov
17

TA International Program Growing

If you are a member of the class of 2011 or earlier, you may not realize that Thetford Academy has been developing a small but robust International Student Program (ISP). TA has long embraced one-year exchange programs. During the 2009-2010 school year, TA laid the groundwork to expand these exchanges to accommodate students wishing attend […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Fall Sports Round-Up

With new athletic director Blendon Salls at the helm and new coaches in place for both boys and girls varsity soccer, there may have been a little bit of uncertainty as our athletes headed into the fall sports season. But the success of TA teams put that uncertainty safely to rest and set the Panthers […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni . Athletics
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Nov
17

Faculty Spotlight: Joe Deffner

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio: a flier tacked to the campus bulletin board reads: “Need a summer job? Be a counselor at Camp Billings.” A young Joe Deffner pulled off a tab and made the call that would take him from Ohio to Vermont, and ultimately, to Thetford Academy. This year marks twenty-five years since […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Alumni Profile: Tim DiFrancesco ’99

When Tim DiFrancesco ’99 walked into TA’s Sports Medicine class as a sophomore, he never dreamed that he would end up working with the LA Lakers. It was a long journey of hard work, tough choices, and a little bit of risk-taking that led Tim to his current position as the Lakers’ Head Strength and […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

TA Alumni Event a Success

Last month, TA’s Boston-area alumni gathered at The Joshua Tree in Somerville, MA for our second-ever alumni event. The small but lively group represented five TA classes—’99, ’01, ’02, ’05 and ’06—and had a wonderful evening catching up with each other and on news from Thetford Academy. The group chatted over appetizers, reconnected with old […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Outdoor and Environmental Education at TA

In the fall of 2015, Thetford Academy launched an Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education Initiative, an academic and extracurricular focus that builds on TA’s long history of place-based and experiential learning. With generous funding from the Woodbury Foundation and others, TA is developing and implementing new environmentally-focused curriculum, clubs and activities, and adding outdoor units […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Alumni
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Nov
17

Sisters Earn October Student of the Month…12 Years Apart

This October, junior Grace Clement ’18 was named TA’s Student of the Month. Twelve years ago–also in October–Grace’s sister, Alexandra Daum ’06, received the same honor. These sisters, both daughters of alumna Cathee (Daum) Clement ’89, were recognized for their contributions to TA and to the TA community. So what does it take to earn […]

By William Bugg | Alumni
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