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St. Johnsbury Academy's Faculty Speaker Series continues on Monday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Library in the Mayo Center. The series, created by Assistant Headmaster for Academics Jeffrey Burroughs, is designed to showcase the extraordinary talents, interests, and expertise of the St. Johnsbury Academy faculty and staff. The second speaker of the season, entrepreneur Ed Vilandrie, will discuss his consulting company's approach to analyzing businesses and how that relates to Michael Lewis's book Moneyball.
The Board of Trustees of St. Johnsbury Academy elected two new board members at their meeting earlier this month. They are Martha Cavanaugh of Peacham and Peter Hammer of Chicago, IL.
St. Johnsbury Recreation Department announced today that it will re-open the former Club at Old Mill as the St. Johnsbury Recreation and Fitness Center. The center, which will be known as RecFit, will open on Saturday, November 1, followed by a grand opening celebration on Friday, November 14, 5:00-8:00 pm.
The St. Johnsbury Academy Math Club was recently invited to compete in a new nationwide mathematics competition, Interstellar Math Madness, sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America. After three weeks of round-robin competition against similar Division I teams, SJA is ranked 27th, based on the average score of the top-ten scorers, among thousands of high schools in the US. The school most recently defeated the Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin, TX by a score of 6.2 to 5.8.
The first speaker of the 2014 Fireside Speaker Series, Academy faculty member Bill Vinton, will discuss the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation's observatory, located in Peacham, VT.
Four SJA students were named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Katherine Keenan of Lancaster, NH, William Jones of Waterford, VT, Patrick Lawlor of West Glover, VT and Isaac Woods of St. Johnsbury, VT placed in the top 5% of students taking the PSAT in 2013. Isaac Woods was further recognized as a 2014-15 National Hispanic Recognition award recipient.