- Upper School
Welcome to the first of our Saturday Senior Spotlights for 2021! We will be highlighting a wide variety of Thornton Academy members of the class of 2021 and featuring their accomplishments in the classroom, on the athletic field, in academic competitions, in the arts, and out in the real world. We are so proud of the resilience and dedication of this class in particular and are excited to share their stories.
For this first spotlight, who could be better than senior class president Jake Lowe?! Jake will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point next year, after being nominated by U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree. While at Thornton Academy, Jake was a member the Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Unified Basketball teams, as well as participating in the Community Leaders Club, the Anglers society, National Honor Society, and Student Council. Additionally, Jake is currently serving as the student representative for the Thornton Academy alumni board.
What's your favorite spot on campus, and why?
My favorite spot on the TA Campus is Linnell Gymnasium, because I have many great memories watching and playing games there.
What is your favorite Thornton Academy tradition and why?
I love TA's traditions when it comes to homecoming week. The events like the bonfire leading up to the Football game and the dance, make them both all the more exciting. Speaking of exciting, the Thornton Academy Fan section creates the best atmosphere for any and all TA sporting events. It will be missed!
What is your favorite class, teacher, or club?
My favorite extracurricular activity was the Thornton Academy Anglers Society with Mr. Delcourt, catching absolute hogs.
What are you most proud of from your time at Thornton Academy?
I am most proud of my work with the Student Council. I really enjoyed my time volunteering and just generally aiding my surrounding community.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
After attending the United States Military Academy at West Point and pursuing a career in the military, I hope to be preparing for family life somewhere close to home. Until then, I plan to learn more lessons along the way, and become a better man while doing so.