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Latham Library (on the Thetford Hill Green on Library Road, just down the street from Thetford Academy) is hosting a presentation for young people with Dean Whitlock on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Dean, who lives in Thetford, has just published his sixth book, Finn's Clock. This middle grade novel is a historical fantasy set in a time when steam is threatening sail, factories are displacing workers, and the immigrants are Irish – unwanted and under threat, but determined to make their place here. It’s 1853, and into Boston Harbor sails a sea-going Chinese junk, bearing magic, mysteries, and a firebrand named...


The 7th annual Mr. TA Pageant will take place in the Martha Jane Rich Theater on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. If you are unfamiliar with the Pageant, which originated with Kelly Welsh's 2011 world history class, it is a beauty pageant spoof that features 12 TA students in choreographed dances showing off their greatest (and sometimes silliest) talents. Emcee of the event, Mark Weigel, keeps the audience on their toes, and his outfit alone is worth the trip to TA. The purpose of the event is to raise money for education in Rwanda. Over the past six years, TA...


Twenty Thetford Academy alumni came back to TA on Saturday, Nov. 25, to play in the 2017 Alumni Basketball Game. Representing classes from 1984 up through 2017, this group of Panthers put on quite the show. The high energy game, officiated by Coach Mark Weigel and Casey Huling '92, remained close for the full 40 minutes, with neither team leading by more than 8 points at any time. At the end of regulation the contest was tied at 75, thanks to a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Andrew Cawley '13. In the first overtime period, things stayed close, and again ended knotted...


Senior Sam Kidder was named November Student of the Month during assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  As she presented the award, math teacher Dawn Deibler shared the following remarks: We are often asked what makes a Student of the Month.  The truth is there is no algorithm or formula.  We look for students who embody what it means to be a Panther. November’s student of the month is an ideal candidate.  He may not always complete his assignments, but he never tells you that the dog ate his homework!  He is honest and caring.  He brings a smile to the face...


Week of Nov. 27 Monday, Nov. 27: Classes Resume Winter sports begin (click here for full schedule) High School Girls Basketball Tryouts: Nov. 27 and 28, 3:15 - 5:15 p.m., at TA High School Boys Basketball Tryouts: Nov. 27 and 28, 5:15 - 7:15 p.m., at TA Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball: Nov. 27 and 28, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m., at TA Alpine Ski Team (high school and middle school): Nov. 27 thru Dec. 1, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m., at TA Indoor Track (high school only): Nov. 27 thru Dec. 1, 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Leverone Field House in...

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