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Thetford Academy Graduates Class of 2018

Our 2017-18 school year came to a close on Friday, June 8, with Graduation exercises, accompanied by beautiful weather, moving student speeches, well-deserved senior awards, hundreds of proud family members, and 67 boisterous seniors delighted to receive their TA diploma.

Keeping in tradition with past Thetford Academy commencement exercises, the graduation was student-led, with speeches and performances given only by members of the Class of 2018. Senior class president Hallie Zens opened the ceremony with a welcome speech reminiscing about her and her classmates’ time as a TA student. The audience, filling the front lawn of Thetford Academy, also heard from Megan Graber, Hannah Davis, Meagan Balch, and Leah Kaliski. The student portion of the of event concluded with a musical performance from many members of the class, with instrumental accompaniment by Greg Melliger and Jennifer Yocom.

As the sun set on an idyllic Vermont spring evening, the 67 most senior members of the TA student body received their diplomas and entered the ranks of Thetford Academy alumni. We congratulate each member of the class, and wish them all the best in the future.

To read more about the graduation ceremony, see the June 9 story in the Valley News.  To view photos from graduation and class day, click here.

For all awards presented at class day and graduation, as well as future plans of the Class of 2018, click below.

Class of 2018 Post-Secondary Plans

Thetford Academy Class Day Awards 2018




We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.