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Mr. TA Pageant To Provide Laughs for All and Dollars for Rwanda: Dec. 8

The 8th annual Mr. Thetford Academy Pageant is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. This student-run beauty pageant/talent show spoof will feature 11 contestants representing every grade in our high school, along with their glamorous escorts. 

This year’s show is directed by Eli Kaliski ’19, co-directed by Morgan Gaffney ’20, and emceed by the always-entertaining Coach Mark Weigel. The House Band will showcase TA faculty and staff musicians.

Tickets will be available for sale in the main office at TA from Tuesday, Dec. 4, until all are sold ($10 each). Get your tickets early, as the show sells out every year!

Audience members vote with cash for their favorite contestants, with all proceeds going to Raise Rwanda, a non-profit program that funds high school fees for students in Rwanda who would otherwise be denied an education. To date, our community has funded over 50 years of high school for Rwandan students through this program.

The pageant, a TA tradition begun by Kelly Welsh’s world history classes, is not to be missed. Join us for a night filled with music, laughter, and very unique displays of talent.

The accompanying photo, by Dan Grossman, is from the 2017 Mr. TA Pageant. 



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