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Thetford Academy's 4th annual Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 with middle school and high school dances. The full Homecoming Celebration happens on Saturday, Sept. 29! JV and Varsity girls soccer teams face People's Academy at 11 a.m.JV and Varsity boys soccer teams also take on People's at 1 p.m.BBQ and concessions provided by Project Senior to benefit the Class of 2019TA swag, including a bicentennial t-shirt, and other giveaways of TA spirit gear to alumni in attendance. (Let us know you're there!) So come out and cheer on the Panthers, and show your TA pride! GO PANTHERS! ...


Soccer The Panthers had a busy week! Varsity boys suffered a 3-1 loss against Stowe on 9/22. Jack Hastings scored on a Jake Colby assist.  Nacio Levey made 13 saves. JV boys also fell to Stowe 3-0, but then beat St Johnsbury 2-0 on Monday, 9/24. Elliott Jones and Kobe Pierson each had a goal and an assist, with Ryen Wolf making 10 saves. Varsity girls brought home two wins this week. On Friday 9/21, they outscored Lakes Region 5-1. Casey MacVeagh scored two goals and had two assists.  Gevie Horster, Madi Powers and Emma Colby each added goals. Emma Berard...


Picking a “Student of the Month” is one TA’s favorite rituals. Faculty started off this year picking a student “enlivens and brightens our community with her positive energy, friendly demeanor, and contagious enthusiasm.” Leah Ziai, Class of 2019, has impressed the faculty and staff at Thetford Academy with her willingness to lend a hand or offer a kind word to her classmates. She is inquisitive and thoughtful, and brings class conversations to life with her insightful questions and straightforward style. Read more about Leah’s accomplishments in the words of her teachers and mentors 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...


Cross Country At the Panthers' home meet on Sept. 11, the boys team won handily with a score of 28. Owen Deffner placed 2nd, Jacob Slaughter 3rd, Eamon Deffner 4th, and Bel Spelman came in 6th. Second place went to Brattleboro with a score of 47. The top finishers for the girls were Eloise Silver-Van Meter in 5th, Layla Hannisian in 9th, and Anabel Reining coming in 17th.  The girls look forward to scoring as a team - they are waiting for some runners to complete the full 10 practices.  Our Middle School team, comprised of Grade 6 through 8 runners from TA,...


On Sunday, Sept. 23, Thetford Academy international students and their host families gathered at the Bugg residence to meet, mingle, and catch up over BBQ and lawn games. Now in year 8, TA's International Student Program enrolls up to 10 students annually from around the globe. This year's 4 international students hail from China and South Korea, and represent the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2022. ...

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