Six Thornton Academy students took time out of their February vacation to come to school and compete in the Girls Go CyberStart Challenge.
Four Thornton Academy seniors placed first in the Academic World Quest (AWQ) competition held February 27. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Maine, the competition took place at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) offices in Portland.
By this time in their senior year, many students are starting to get antsy for graduation. Not the case for seniors Brandon Delisle and Carl Meserve who have remained laser focused on the task at hand. They have been spending hours in the Engineering lab at Thornton Academy perfecting their robot to compete in the Vex Robotics Competition.
Thornton Academy students have won first, second and third prize for the state of Maine in the Classical Association of New England (CANE) student writing contest. All three students have been entered into the next level of competition with students from throughout New England and will find out in February if they have placed. The topic of the contest was imagining how the ancient Roman philosopher and scientist Lucretius would respond to a 2017 NASA discovery of exoplanets that have characteristics necessary to support life.
At Thornton Academy, students and faculty have been on the forefront of integrating technology into the classroom to prepare its students for a changing world.
Nolan Eisenhaur '18 was recently selected by the senior class as the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen award. This award recognizes excellence in dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Nolan is currently Student Body Treasurer. Additionally, he serves as captain of the Swim Team and is a member of Dance Company, National Honor Society, and Spanish Club.
We sat down with Nolan to get to know him better!
Last Monday, October 2, a new tradition began at Thornton Academy. Students, faculty, and staff gathered in Linnell Gymnasium to celebrate the accomplishments of members of our TA community. Led by teachers Eric Marston '91 and Mike Nelson, we recognized students that excelled both in and out of the classroom and that demonstrated the TA Pillar of the Month: Respect. The assembly concluded with the announcement of Jack Webb as the Student of the Month for September. Jack then led the crowd in an impassioned singing of the alma mater.
Headmaster Rene Menard of Thornton Academy is pleased to announce that Vincent Falardeau '18 has been publicly announced as a Semifinalist in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Headmaster Menard, Associate Head Marsha Snyder, and School Counselor Kelsey Ramsey presented Vincent with this exciting academic achievement.
On Friday, May 5th, members of the Thornton Academy Technology and New Media Department attended the 69th NESPA (New England Scholastic Press Association) Conference at Boston University. The 2016 Thornton Academy Yearbook (Tripod) was awarded the First Place, All-New England Journalism Award as the best Yearbook by a school with an enrollment over 1,000 students (Class I). NESPA’s annual publication competition drew over 800 entries from around New England this year in a variety of journalism and publication categories.