I didn't get to speak in Chapel much this week as I spent most of it on the road, raising money for our Brantview Renovation and Restoration Project and interviewing teaching candidates who hope to join our faculty next year. As much as I love being in Chapel, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing our school's vision and accomplishments and hearing from others about how much they admire the Academy as a leader in education and the community.
Senior Cara Metivier traveled to the PBS television studio in Colchester this week to compete in the Poetry Out Loud finals. She was one of ten semi-finalists to be selected from across the state to compete in the final round.
The Academy theater team won the regional One Act Drama Festival competition, and will be one of ten teams moving on to the statewide final taking place at Castleton State College on March 27 and 28. In addition to winning the competition, Academy performers Jay Tilden '15, Sydney Benjamin '15, and Morgan Sulham '15 received awards for Excellence in Acting. Jeremy Baldauf '16 was also recognized for Lighting Design. The entire production received the award for Excellence in Acting Ensemble.