When it comes to baseball, his stats from the recently-concluded high school season say it all. The numbers spoke loudly enough to catch the attention of USA TODAY, which named the 2016 St. J Academy grad its Vermont Baseball Player of the Year.
Courtney Morehouse '16 of Concord won a Silver Medal in Commercial Baking at the 2016 SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, KY. More than 6,000 career and technical education students from across the U.S. travelled to Kentucky to compete in 99 different events after winning gold medals in their respective states.
Every year we encourage our students to read during the summer. The reasons for this long-time Academy practice are many, and while the nature of Summer Reading has changed many times over my years here, the main benefits remain the same: summer reading enhances vocabulary and comprehension, it encourages exploration and imagination, maintains or increases the skills and knowledge gained during the school year, and it enhances a student's base of knowledge. These combined allow those who read during the summer to develop a more sophisticated and informed context within which they can encounter and assimilate new information and understandings.
Talent and depth have carried the St. Johnsbury Academy girls to four straight Division I track and field titles.
For the past two days at the University of Vermont, the Hilltoppers reminded the state they have no plans to leave their perch.