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Announcing: Bicentennial Speaker Series at TA

Thetford Academy has a big birthday this year –  the school is celebrating 200 years since Asa Burton founded Thetford Academy, the first secondary school in Vermont. In honor of this milestone event, TA is hosting a series of community events aimed at bringing our community together in the spirit of TA’s core values and progressive mission.

Beginning in October, TA brings a series of thought-provoking speakers to campus to share their personal stories, ideas, and research. These community conversations will be open to the public and held in the Academy’s Martha Jane Rich Theater. From Professor Sonu Bedi’s exploration of Constitutional rights to a conversation with VPR’s “Eye on the Sky” Senior Meterologist Mark Breen, the line-up will have something for everyone. 

Visit our Bicentennial Events page for more information about TA’s Speaker Series and learn more about all the events happening this year. 




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