Thornton Academy Trojan News

Barklow awarded grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

Posted by Jake Lamontagne on May 29, 2018 9:18:18 AM


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Topics: education, grant, English

Class of 2018 summa cum laude students

Posted by Brittany Brown on May 22, 2018 3:21:22 PM

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Topics: thornton academy, scholar, summa cum laude, education

Author Paul Doiron to speak with students, staff, and the community.

Posted by David Arenstam on May 10, 2018 6:47:37 PM

Paul Doiron, the former editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, and award-winning and best-selling mystery and crime writer will speak about his work and the writing process at the Mary Weymouth Hyde library at Thornton Academy on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.


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Topics: community, thornton academy, writing, teaching, Lloyd Hunt Lecture, "Maine Author"

Student Spotlight: Valedictorian Vincent Falardeau '18

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on May 7, 2018 1:18:52 PM

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with senior Vincent Falardeau. In addition to being named the Valedictorian for the class of 2018, Vincent has also been recognized as a National Merit Finalist. Additionally, during his time at Thornton Academy, Vincent was a member of the TA Orchestra, String Quartet, Math Team, Amnesty International Club, National Honor Society, and twice went to the national competition for the Academic World Quest Geography Competition.

Read along to find out what his experience at Thornton Academy was like and what he hopes of for the future!

Valedictorian Vincent Falardeau '18 is congratulated by Headmaster Rene Menard '88 for being named a National Merit Finalist. 


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Topics: academics, students

Arrive alive: A life cut too short by drunk driving

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Apr 19, 2018 1:11:54 PM

The Thornton Academy community is strong and supportive. It came together recently to memorialize Paul Putney '65, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver when he was only 22 years old. Classmates, friends, and teachers of Paul, and family members, gathered in the New Media Center to dedicate a memorial plaque created by Paul's niece Alana Saunders '12 and nephew Reece Saunders '17.

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Topics: community, alumni

Thornton Academy shares its story as an Apple Distinguished School

Posted by Brittany Brown on Apr 9, 2018 2:14:55 PM

Thornton Academy welcomed nearly 30 representatives from schools around Maine and Northern New England to campus to meet with four representatives from Apple as a part of Thornton Academy's Apple Distinguished School distinction.

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Topics: technology, instruction, workshop

TA students celebrate their heritage through the annual International Fair

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Apr 4, 2018 3:15:28 PM

 Students from all over the world and attendees from the greater Saco / Biddeford area joined together in Linnell Gymnasium on Saturday, March 24 for Thornton Academy’s fourth annual International Fair. Organized and run by students, this fair features booths from fifteen different countries with food, games, and musical performances.  

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Topics: community, international

TA’s Spring Musical features comedy, tap-dancing, and dreams of making it big

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Apr 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The Thornton Academy Players will present Crazy for You, a musical featuring music by George Gershwin April 5-8 at Garland Auditorium at Thornton Academy.  This comedic show features singing, dancing, and elaborate sets and costumes. It tells the story of Bobby Childs, a wannabe dancer who initiates a comedy of errors as he pursues his dream of making it big.

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Topics: Thornton Academy Arts, theater

German Exchange celebrates 20th anniversary of opening homes to new friends

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Mar 30, 2018 12:54:17 PM

Every year since 1998, families have opened their doors to a student from another country for two weeks. Over 200 students in total from Thornton Academy and Carl-Jakob Burkhardt Gymnasium in Lübeck, Germany have traveled across the ocean to discover a new country, make new friends, and practice a foreign language.

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Topics: foreign language, international

Unified Basketball brings players together to succeed on the court

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Mar 23, 2018 10:39:39 AM

The newest sport at Thornton Academy is perhaps its most special. Unified Basketball pairs athletes (students with disabilities) with partners (students from the rest of the student body). Together they make a team, both on and off the court.

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Topics: athletics, compassion, basketball