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SJA math teachers Susannah Roy Gould '03 and Meagan Boucher were recently selected to present at the Vermont Council of Teachers of Math (VCTM) conference, taking place on October 16 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. The theme of the conference is "Growing Math Minds." Both teachers will co-present with math department chair Sharon Fadden.
This summer the St. Johnsbury Academy dance department hosted acclaimed international choreographer, William Forsythe, and two dancers, Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman. During their time at the Academy, they reconstructed a Forsythe ballet, originally choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet Company, which will be performed by the San Francisco Ballet during the 2015-2016 season.
St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre and Friends will present Shakespeare's The Tempest on August 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and August 9 at 2:00 p.m. The evening shows will take place at the amphitheater on the St. Johnsbury Academy campus or, in case of rain, in the Stuart Black Box Theater in the Morse Center; the matinee will take place in the Stuart Black Box Theater. Tickets are available at Catamount Arts (catamountarts.org) or at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Operation Creation wrapped up a very successful third year last week in St. Johnsbury. Teenagers in black t-shirts served lunch and sold hardwood cutting boards at the Hilltopper Cafe, visited area businesses, and volunteered three afternoons each week at the St. Johnsbury Community Farm.
The Academy sent six students to compete in the national 2015 SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Ethan Bernier '16 of Sheffield, who travels to the Academy from Lyndon Institute to participate in SJA's award-winning Culinary Arts program, won a Silver Medal in Commercial Baking; Patrick Schoolcraft '15 of Peacham placed 5th in Fine Woodworking. More than 6,000 technical education students from across the U.S. travelled to Kentucky to compete in 99 different events after winning gold medals in their respective states.