Saturday, December 3        

Life-Giving Moments

To kick off Capstone Day this year, Hank Eaton, the Morse Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the person in charge of the Senior Capstone Program, told a story about his high-school teammate.  A promising young athlete, Hank’s teammate was hit by a truck as he was riding his motorcycle, losing one of his legs. As Hank told our student body, his teammate could have given up, become full of resentment and hate, but he didn’t. He set new goals, trained hard, and became a world-class triathlete.  He turned struggle and hardship into a new life-giving moment. Years later, as he was training in Colorado, he was again hit by a truck and was paralyzed from the waist down. Again, he set new goals, trained hard, and became a world-class wheelchair racer. Hank’s point was that Capstone Day, like all big moments—both good and bad—encourages us to seize the day, and whether things go our way or not, to set new goals and continue to strive toward them. As Hank intimated through his story—it wasn’t the specific goal that mattered—it was setting high goals and pushing through the struggle that mattered.



Op-Ed by Headmaster Tom Lovett 

As many of you know, our independent schools face a grave threat from the rules being proposed by the State Board of Education.



Faculty Speaker Series

This week’s Faculty Speaker Series will feature Matt Snyder, Chief Strategy Officer for Thunders & Watt, an advertising agency based in Boston, MA. The talk will take place on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the library fireside in the Mayo Center. 



2016-2017 School Calendar

Monday, December 5, 7:00 p.m.
Library Fireside in the Mayo Center
Faculty Speaker Series presents Matt Snyder

Thursday, December 15, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Stuart Black Box Theater
Dress Code Yard Sale 
Donations of dress-code-appropriate clothing, shoes, boots, and winter clothing may be dropped off at the field house through Wednesday, December 14.

Friday, December 16
Semester 1 Ends

Friday, December 16 to Monday, January 9
Holiday Break 

Tuesday, January 10
First Day of Semester 2



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Seniors who would later present their Capstone projects joined hands in Chapel.

Jackson Coyle presented Don't Ask, Don't Tell: How American Football Fights to Stay Straight.

Jasmine Wood presented Finding My Voice Through Drawing.

Jillian Brochu presented A Hidden Disorder; Misdiagnosing ADHD in Girls.

Madeleine Desrochers presented The Sulfide Situation: Hard Rock Mining in Northern Minnesota.

Samantha Cohen brought special guests to highlight her Capstone, which was entitled Starting Here: At-Risk Youth, Animal Therapy.

Tyler Palmieri presented Farm Labor Therapy for Veterans.

Yudai Kameda presented Aesthetics of Prosthetics.

Sophomores made plans for the spring Sophomore Stewardship Day. 

Freshmen visited the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center and other cultural institutions around St. Johnsbury as they began research on their Freshmen Capstone projects.

Jaime DeKett declaimed a poem in Chapel. She will represent the Academy in this year's Poetry Out Loud competition.

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