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Seniors Celebrate Milestones and Make Memories

The last week of senior year at TA is filled with milestone events: senior prom, senior prank, baccalaureate, Class Day, and of course, graduation. There are the final games and meets of high school athletics, and culminating class performances and presentations. On Friday, Thetford Academy will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2022 – the first fully traditional graduation event since the pandemic began – in an outdoor ceremony (weather permitting) on the front lawn of the White Building.

Looking back over the past week, it’s been wonderful – and bittersweet – to see the Class of 2022 enjoying the last days of their time at TA. They filled our hallways with balloons for a very effective senior prank, drove to prom in a tractor (shoutout to Charlie Jenks), helped TA earn state titles at the championship DIII track and field meet on Saturday. The baseball team made it to the semifinals this week, with seniors Ethan Marshia, Ryan Malloy, and Mack Briglin giving it their all. On Class Day on Friday, we’ll recognize students for their academic contributions, their perseverance, and their diverse achievements with TA’s traditional awards and scholarships.

At baccalaureate, faculty speaker Joe Deffner shared some advice for the Class of 2022, ten life lessons gleaned from the Tim McGraw song, “Humble and Kind.” The song opens with the verse:

“You know there’s a light that glows by the front door
Don’t forget the keys under the mat
When childhood stars shine
Always stay humble and kind.”

At TA, the keys will always be under the door for the Class of 2022. And no matter how far they travel, we will be here to welcome them home. Congratulations to the Thetford Academy Class of 2022, we can’t wait to celebrate you on Friday and cheer you on your next adventure.

Friday’s graduation ceremony is open to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. Alumni, families, and friends are welcome to attend.



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