Led by History teachers Eric Marston '93 and Mike Nelson, Thornton Academy celebrated the achievements of its student during a new assembly on Monday, October 2. Over 100 students from across the student body were recognized for achievements in music, athletics, academics, and activities that take place outside of school.
Jack Webb '18 was named Rotary Student of the Month for September. A member of the Varsity football and basketball teams, Webb is also the host of the popular YouTube video series "Trojan Talk with Jackie Moon" Headmaster Menard presented Webb with the award, complementing the TA senior on his friendliness and compassion for students and younger kids. Menard said that Webb models the behavior that he hopes all TA students display.
Thornton Academy has four pillars that define the experience for the community: respect, responsibility, investment, and compassion. The September Pillar of the Month was Respect, and teachers were able to nominate students who demonstrated respect. Over 90 students were recognized for being respectful, and 10 were randomly chosen to win a TA swag bag.
Other students were recognized for outstanding achievements. They included:
Nick Beaudoin: TA Angler of the Year 2017-17 Champion. Over the course of last school year, he caught 18 different species of fish and registered 471".
Vincent Falardeau: National Merit Semifinalist for 2017. Read here to learn more about Vincent.
Taylor Ouellette: Outstanding Field Hockey achievement. She was selected at the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) Northeast Region Bi-Weekly Player of the Northeast Region and the player of the week from the Portland Press Herald.
Kaylee Roy: Ranked #1 in the nation for her age bracket in darts. She recently traveled to England to compete in the World Competition!
Daniel Laverriere, Brendan Quanne, Ryan Murray, Kaleigh Hunter and Molly Scott: accepted into the Eastern Division Choir this year which takes place in Pittsburg, PA. These singers are amongst only a handful of singers chosen from Maine. They will represent Maine in March and will perform with other singers from Maine to Maryland in this prestigious honors choir.