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< 2019


  • May

    Vermont Academy Class of 2019

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  • April Scholars of the Month

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  • College Acceptances as of May 15th

    As of May 15st members of the class of 2019 have been accepted to the following colleges and universities.
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  • Employee Service Recognition

    Vermont Academy has a tradition of honoring faculty, administrators and staff for their service to our school. We are so proud of our community and the fact that really, everyone is a teacher in some way since teaching moments abound both inside and outside of the classroom.
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  • Special Olympic Monadnock Games

    On Saturday May 4, Vermont Academy traveled down to Keene, NH with 30+ students to volunteer at the Special Olympic Monadnock Games.
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  • College Acceptances as of May 1st

    As of May 1st members of the class of 2019 have been accepted to the following colleges and universities.
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  • Dan Allen Named Head Boys’ Varsity Hockey Coach

    Vermont Academy is excited to welcome new Head Boys’ Varsity Hockey Coach Dan Allen to campus.
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  • April

    2019 Cum Laude Induction

    On Friday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. family, friends and members of the Vermont Academy community gathered at Leavitt House for the 2019 Cum Laude Society Induction.
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  • Filmmaker Rick Moulton ’67 Visits VA

    Mr. Moulton is an award-winning filmmaker, ski historian, and a VA Sabin Award recipient visited Vermont Academy on Monday.
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  • Vermont Academy Weclomes New Director of Enrollment Warren Samuels

    Warren comes to Vermont Academy by way of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he served as the Director of Enrollment at Teton Science Schools.
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  • Spoon Game

    The long standing Vermont Academy spring tradition, the spoon game, has begun! While many students and faculty are enjoying the warmer weather others are holding their plastic spoons tight and on high alert until 10:30 p.m. every day.
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  • Spain Week 3

    We recently learned about cathedral architecture in class after having visited Seville's huge gothic cathedral and then Cadiz's scaled down baroque cathedral.
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  • Counting Down the Days: Kickoff to Graduation

    As the calendar flipped to April and the last of the snow melted from our ’77 Snow Park, spring trimester coursework and activities filled the thoughts of our Wildcats. Spring is a short season on our hilltop but it is filled with traditions including our Earth Day celebration, Spring Arts Weekend, and specifically for our graduating class, the Kickoff to Graduation dinner.
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  • Digital Photography Recreates Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"

    Ms. Meredith Friel’s Digital Photography class explored an empty house on campus after watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho this past week.
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  • American Math Competition

    Over the winter students participated in the MAA American Math Competition (AMC).
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  • Day of Silence 2019

    The Vermont Academy Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will sponsor the second annual Day of Silence on April 30th, a student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school.
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  • A Flying Pig Toy in AP Physics

    In AP Physics class students are reviewing various topics and performing lab experiments to help them remember materials for the upcoming AP test. One of the topics students are reviewing is that of circular motion.
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  • Week Two in Cadiz

    We have somewhat settled into life in the port town of Cadiz.
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  • Current College Acceptances

    As of April 1st members of the class of 2019 have been accepted to the following colleges and universities.
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  • Spring Break in Belize Recap

    Over Spring Break Ms. Christine Armiger and a group of students traveled to Belize for a two-week experience focused on sustainability and conservation.
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  • Writer In Residence, Diana Whitney

    Our first week of the spring trimester began appropriately with an all-school presentation of Thaw: A Conversation in Words and Imagery an installation created by artist and VA faculty Evie Lovett and local poet Diana Whitney.
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  • February

    Thaw: A Conversation in Words and Imagery Show

    Thaw: A Conversation in Words and Imagery, artist Evie Lovett and poet Diana Whitney draw inspiration from the Connecticut River.
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  • 2019 Dance Team Performance

    The Vermont Academy Dance Team had their final performance at the Winter Cabaret on Friday, February 22 in the Nita Choukas Theater. This year’s performance was an energetic celebration of inclusion and community. All six numbers showcased the dancer's hard work over the course of the winter trimester.
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  • Two Original Plays in Two Acts

    On Thursday, February 21st and Saturday, February 23 rd the Vermont Academy community witnessed two original plays one written and directed Miranda Fuller ’19 and the other written by the members of the Theater Arts Winter Activity, Sarah Annis ’20, Jake Campbell ’21, Miranda Fuller ’19, Mo Hughes ’19, Annie Moore ’21 and Lance Zhang ’19.
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  • Grace Bazin ’22

    January Scholars of the Month

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  • Untitled  2019  silver gelatin print  Izzy Segui ’21

    Black & White Photography Students in Local Art Show

    Izzy Segui ’21, Jackson Barnes ’19, and Edward Ahn ’20 all have had a photograph juried into A Moment in a Frame Exhibition at the Canal Street Art Gallery in Bellows Falls.
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  • Elizabeth Pitts '22

    January Wildcats of the Month

    Elizabeth Pitts '22, Trevor Palmiotto ’21, Caroline Keller ’20, and Svent Bossart ’19
    Congratulations to Vermont Academy's Wildcats of the Month, the key contributors to Vermont Academy's athletic and afternoon activities programs for January 2019.
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  • Winter Carnival week!

    It's official: it's Winter Carnival week! Opening Ceremonies begin Thursday night, so get your commemorative 110th Winter Carnival poster today, designed by our very own Zoee Blossom '19!
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  • January

    Vermont Energy Education Project

    On Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th Julian Leon from the Vermont Energy Education Project (VEEP) visited Vermont Academy to teach students in Ms. Christine Armiger’s AP Environmental class and Mr. Nate Williams Physics classes about renewable energy.
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  • Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
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  • Chemistry Class Flame Tests

    In Chemistry, students are just finishing a unit on ionic bonding and how ionic compounds (informally called "salts") form. Every salt is made up of a metal and a nonmetal element.
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

    Cynthia Murphy, English Teacher, and Diversity/Inclusion Coordinator
    One of the challenges as an educator, especially a white educator, in a primarily white school, in a primarily white state, is to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day in a way that is authentic. Carly Fox and I decided this year to focus on Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy of social activism.
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  • Poetry Out Loud Workshop

    Every year our tenth-grade students, as well as a handful of eleventh and twelfth graders, participate in Poetry Out Loud, a National Recitation Contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
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  • Arya Tehrani ’22

    All School Writing Contest

    In early December Vermont Academy students participated in the annual all school writing contest, each grade received a prompt and completed essays in their English classes.
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  • New National Honor Society Inductees

    The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
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  • Sixth Annual 24-Hour Play Festival

    On January 5th and 6th, Vermont Academy held the sixth annual 24-Hour Play Festival. The 24-hour clock began on Saturday at 7 p.m. with all participants gathering in the Nita Choukas Theater to receive their assignments, themes, and props. This year Mr. Dan Burmester, Head of Theater Arts, changed the parameters and gave each troupe their own inspiration and four to five props to get their creative juices flowing.
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