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May 2015

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Brandeis Penn State Mount Holyoke Temple Skidmore Pace University Parsons The New School for Design University of Washington The Culinary Institute of America So reads the last ten schools on my list of senior plans. Students with the last names from Woods to Zuk will receive a warm round of applause from faculty, staff, and peers in Chapel as I announced these senior plans and we wish them congratulations and good luck in the next stage of their education.
Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 
Three Academy teachers will participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars program this summer. Social Studies department chair David Eckhardt will travel to the lower Hudson Valley in New York to visit historic sites along the Hudson River; Social Studies assistant department chair Denise Scavitto will travel to Rome to study the effects of Roman government and public architecture on English culture; and English department assistant chair Angela Drew will travel to Siena, Italy to study Dante's Commedia.
Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 
Ten St. Johnsbury Academy juniors have been selected to represent the school at this summer's Boys and Girls State gatherings.
Posted Saturday, May 16, 2015 
Standing in Chapel, watching Academy Theater perform a scene from The Grapes of Wrath, I thought how fitting this play was, not only for our country right now, but also for us this week. I was particularly struck by Jacob Houde's performance of Jim Casy's grace, which he says at the request of the Joad family, praying that all people be of one spirit and giving thanks that there is food to eat and love within the family. Casy's sense of what is good in life has been echoed here in many ways: not only in this final chance for our Academy Theater members to perform as an ensemble, but in an entire week filled with oneness of spirit and gratitude for the good things we share.
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015 
Three plays by SJA creative writing students were honored at the culminating event of the 2015 Vermont Young Playwrights Project, the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival, at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington on May 12. During the festival, professional actors performed Senior Morgan Sulham's play, Mt. Olympus Marriage Counseling; Sophomore Natalie Jones' play, My Truth, Your Truth, received a cold reading by professional actors; and Junior Jaime DeKett received an honorable mention for her play, Saving Goldilocks.
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015 
St. Johnsbury Academy faculty member and girls' tennis coach Dr. John Sayarath was recently named to the board of the United States Tennis Association Vermont to represent the Northeast Kingdom. The board meets twice annually and oversees league play for both children and adults in the state of Vermont.
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015 
Varsity Boys' Head Basketball Coach Tom O'Shea has accepted the position of Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Division I University of Massachusetts Lowell. He will work with his long-time friend and Head Men's Basketball Coach Pat Duquette. The UMass Lowell Riverhawks compete in the America East basketball league, which includes the University of Vermont. O'Shea will also leave his position as the Academy's Assistant Athletic Director at the end of the school year.
Posted Friday, May 8, 2015 
Imagine 112,000 people living in St. Johnsbury instead of our current 7,000, or 16,000 students attending the Academy rather than our current 950. Now imagine that another 37,000 people come in to live here, or another 4,000 or 5,000 students enter the Academy. Imagine the strain on resources and facilities. Now imagine not only are these new community members impoverished and in great need, but also they are people who are not like us and maybe don't like us... or we them. Imagine the tensions and potential conflicts.
Posted Friday, May 8, 2015 
St. Johnsbury Academy is honored to welcome Leila de Bruyne Chambers as the 2015 commencement speaker; she graduated from the Academy in 2003.
Posted Friday, May 8, 2015 
St. Johnsbury Academy has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2015. Luke Jackmauh of Barnet was named valedictorian; Callum Hening of Waterford was named salutatorian.
Posted Friday, May 8, 2015 
St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre will present a staging of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck on May 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and May 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Fuller Hall. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Posted Saturday, May 2, 2015 
"This was a magnificent day!" These words, sent by Language Department Chair Ellen Meranze in one of her typically enthusiastic and generous emails, sums up what I feel every year as our Senior Capstone Day, Sophomore Stewardship Day, and Freshman Challenge Day all converge on a Friday in May. Being a language teacher, Ellen probably carefully chose her words, and it struck me just how fitting that word "magnificent" was. The origin of "magnificent" comes from the Latin for "great or elevated" and literally means "doing great deeds".
Posted Friday, May 1, 2015 
Kennametal, Inc., formerly of Lyndonville, donated several pieces of equipment to St. Johnsbury Academy, finalizing a process begun in December. The items, including a grinder, 40-ton press, lathe, abrasive cut-off saw, double drill press, several Fairbanks scales, and office equipment were delivered this week. The equipment will be used to enhance the school's maker space and allow students access to professional-grade machining tools for their work in engineering and CTE courses.
Posted Friday, May 1, 2015 
Twelve students from the Academy's AP United States Government and Politics class traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the We the People National Finals. They were: Daniel Byford of Barnet, Camden Beck, of St. Johnsbury, YuJin Lee of Seoul, South Korea, Kaylee Sandvil of St. Johnsbury, Ehlin Hansen of Rangsdorf, Germany, Maya Whitney of East Burke, Katherine Keenan of Lancaster, NH, Lindsey Kerr of St. Johnsbury, Luke Jackmauh of Barnet, Tyler Emerson of Lyndonville and Taylor Belknap of Waterford. Approximately 1,200 students from fifty-six schools from across the United States participated in the competition's hearings during which they are asked questions pertaining to the Constitution.
Posted Friday, May 1, 2015 
The Academy held its annual Fashion Show last week, featuring the work of students from Dyan Wallace's Fashion Design II and Advanced Art in Design classes. This year the show included 22 fashion designers and 42 models, of which 18 were children, and one dog. The theme was Impressions, and all of the designs were based on impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

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