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The end of the school year is always full of celebration and also bittersweet goodbyes - not only for the graduating seniors, but also for the faculty and school staff who are moving on in their lives as well. This year we are saying goodbye to six faculty members.  Leah Boch, World Languages & Thetford Outdoor ProgramDerek Burkins, ScienceJessica Dewey, Special EducationLynne Harrison, Special EducationJohn Luce, Unified ArtsJennifer McCall, English The next adventures for this talented crew of educators are varied and, for some, still evolving. Upcoming opportunities include: Jesse Dewey is taking on a new role in the White River Valley...


In Vermont, it's not wise to assume the weather will cooperate. But when it delivers on a June evening, it's spectacular - especially on Thetford Hill. On Friday, June 10, 2022, as Thetford Academy graduates and their families gathered to celebrate, the skies were clear, the weather warm, and TA's iconic view provided the perfect backdrop for the Class of 2022's big day. TA's graduation ceremonies intentionally feature student voices, with no adult speeches and every student given the opportunity to either speak or perform. This year, class president Taylor Farrell welcomed guests and spoke about her classmates' achievements and...


Students are in the final stages of putting together the 2021-2022 Thetford Academy yearbook. The "Tacadian" yearbook will be available in early July, but families can order today to reserve their copy. The yearbook features 81 pages of TA events, athletics, and candid photos, as well as cover art by Mary Sithavady, TA class of 2022. Hardcover yearbooks are $36.46, softcover $26.96. Follow this link to get yours today! ...


Every year on Class Day, Thetford Academy celebrates student accomplishments with a slate of awards and scholarships. For students in grades 9-11, the awards include each academic department's recognition of outstanding student performance, junior college awards, community service awards, and the "Rock the Boat Award" - given from one student to another in celebration of their individuality. For graduating seniors, the annual scholarships and awards are often emblematic of TA's 203 year history, honoring alumni, faculty, and leaders who made their mark on TA's community over the years. For example, there is the Virginia and Ruel Barrett Award, named for...


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 Vermont Division III Track & Field Championships were held in Windsor on Saturday, June 4, and both the boys and the girls defended their state championships with dominant victories. In track and field, the top six finishers in each event score points. Both the boys and girls scored points in all but two of the eighteen events. It was truly a team effort.  We will miss our 9 seniors next year! Manager Maria Rossi; Macey Smith; Elliott Jones; Alex Kim; Madison Powers; Mason LeFevre; Gus Byrne; and lastly, captains Kiran Black, one of the best hurdlers in TA history, and...

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