TA News

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Who Am I This Time" for their performance at the Regional Drama Festival on Saturday, March 9, at Mill River High School in Clarendon, VT. Their production was selected to advance to the State Finals on April 5 and 6 at Essex High School in Essex, VT. Individual awards for Excellence in Acting were given to Alden Nichols and Morgan Gaffney.  The One Act Club would like to thank everyone who attended the community performances and offered such useful feedback for polishing their show! ...

At the Vermont Semifinal Poetry Out Loud contest, held at Barre Opera House on March 7th, Eloise Silver Van Meter advanced to the State Championships, along with nine other students. Thirty-one school winners recited two poems each. Eloise recited Lani O'Hanlon's "Back Up Quick They're Hippies" and Brenda Cárdenas's "Zacuanpapalotls" (which means "Butterflies" in ancient Aztec). Eloise is now the third TA student to move on to the championships in the ten years that TA has been participating in the Poetry Out Loud program. Maddison Wilhite advanced in 2013, and in 2016 Izzy Kotlowitz earned a spot. The championships take place...

The Thetford Academy Parent Association (TAPA) is hosting informal 'meet & greet' sessions with our future Head of School, Carrie Brennan, on Monday, March 25, at 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. TAPA representatives and Carrie will be in the Project Room next to the TA Library from 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. All parents are invited to drop by and say hello. Snacks will be provided. ...

Grades 9-11:  Applications are online at for the 2019 Governor’s Institutes of Vermont.  The Governors Institutes are intensive, week-long educational experiences held during the summer on select Vermont college campuses.  GIV is for any 9th – 11th grader with a passion for or particular interest in arts, engineering, current issues and activism, math, science, technology, or entrepreneurship.  Students who enjoy GIV tend to have a strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, possess academic skills equal to or above their grade level, and function well in a highly independent learning environment. Application materials are available online at and should be completed by the deadline of March 21.  For...

Calling all chess enthusiasts! All Vermont students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 are eligible to participate in the Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships. The event will be held at Berlin Elementary School in Berlin, VT on April 6, 2019. Visit for more information and to register online. ...



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