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Feb
26

Judge Broderick Addresses TA Student Body on Mental Illness

Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Attorney General TJ Donovan also speak Three hundred students listened intently during a special assembly program on Tuesday, Feb. 26, as former New Hampshire Chief Justice John Broderick addressed Thetford Academy students on the topic of mental illness. Special guests for the presentation included Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Attorney General […]

By William Bugg | Counseling . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
25

HACTC Community Night: March 5, 2019

Hartford Area Career and Technology Center is welcoming current and prospective students and their families, community members, business partners, and others to visit the Center on March 5. This community event will showcase HACTC faculty, students, and programs, and feature student presentations, refreshments prepared by HACTC Culinary Arts students, and a robotics demonstration by FIRST […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
25

Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference

The Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference is coming up! “If you are an emerging writer; if you’ve dreamed of studying the craft with celebrated authors; if you’ve longed to meet others who share your passion for story, drama, and song; this conference is for you.” Application deadline is March 8, 2019 – interested students should […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
24

Thetford Academy Drama Presents: “Who Am I This Time?”

The next two Thursdays, February 28 and March 7, at 7:00 p.m., Thetford Academy Drama students will perform “Who Am I This Time?” in the MJR Theater. Students are taking the play to the Vermont One Act Play Competition in March and to help them prepare, the actors will be requesting audience feedback at these […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Arts . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
24

Panthers Basketball Celebrates Seniors

Nearing the end of basketball season is always bittersweet for the Thetford Academy Panthers, as it comes time to celebrate and send off our senior athletes. This year, the Panthers honored standout Girls’ Varsity players Abby Berard, Lily Brown, and Kiana Johnson at the February 7th home game v. Randolph (56-29). The Varsity Boys honored […]

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Feb
19

Panthers Shine at Indoor Track State Meet

By Charlie Buttrey The Thetford Academy boys indoor track team made history on Saturday when, in just its second year as a varsity sport, they finished a very close second in the Division II meet.  The girls also had a great meet, finishing in a tie for 5th, just one point out of 4th place. […]

By Diana Garcia-Lavigne | Athletics . News . TA Today
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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 […]

By William Bugg | Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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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
15

VSAC Free College and Career Planning Events

Join VSAC at College & Career Pathways 2019 for its FREE college and career planning evening program of workshops and a resource fair. Each event runs from 5-8 pm and includes free hearty snacks from 5-6:30. Come hungry, and get your questions answered! Choose from 4 dates/4 locations:  Wed., February 27, Castleton University, Castleton  Thurs., March 7, Southern Vermont College, Bennington  Thurs., […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Counseling . 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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Feb
04

Louise Downey Outspells Ten TA Spellers in Middle School Bee

“Solely,” “gremlin,” “antagonism,” “lustrous,” and “diabolical” were some of the easier words. “Writhing,” “garret,” “humanitarian,” “guise,” and “dismissal” eliminated some of the competitors. And “chilblains,” “balustrades,” “prevaricate,” “flambeau,” and “gondalier” caused no casualties among TA’s top three spellers, as 7th grader Louise Downey eventually prevailed in the TA Middle School Spelling Bee on Monday, Feb. […]

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

By Patty McIlvaine | Bicentennial . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
04

TA Robotics Team 4886 Season Update

By Marc Chabot, Dean of Academics and Robotics Team Advisor Featured Photo: The winning team: Isaiah Kol and Marshall Melancon and their robot BeefCake, along with their alliance partner from Team 603A, Belmont, NH. In case you were wondering how Thetford Academy’s 9th season is going, here is an update! Saturday was our last tournament before the State Championship in two weeks, […]

By William Bugg | Academics . Features . News . Parents . TA Today
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Feb
02

Kiana Johnson Reaches 1000

Basketball standout Kiana Johnson, a senior from Chelsea, scored her 1000th point during the TA vs. U-32 varsity basketball matchup on Friday, Feb. 1. Kiana, who transferred to TA at the beginning of the school year after Chelsea’s high school closed, hit her 997th, 998th, 999th, and 1000th career points with four consecutive free throws, […]

By William Bugg | Athletics . Features . Parents . TA Today
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Jan
30

January 2019 Student of the Month: Maeve Curtin ’19

Every morning, when most TA students are stealing that last five minutes of sleep, this intrepid member of our bicentennial class has already been on the road for an hour, proving each day that it’s possible to commute to Thetford from almost Canada and to be an incredibly successful student.  And we’re grateful that she […]

By Patty McIlvaine | Academics . Features . News . TA Today
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Jan
21

Order 2018-19 Yearbooks Now – April 21

Thetford Academy’s Bicentennial Yearbook will be published this May, thanks to the efforts of Mark Weigel’s yearbook class. Picaboo, the company TA uses to print our yearbook, has now opened its store to allow families to purchase yearbooks. To order, go to thetfordacademy.picaboo.com. This year, yearbooks cost $35 for hardcover, $25 for softcover, and $5 for […]

By William Bugg | News . Parents . TA Today
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