Thornton Academy News

  • Academics
  • Upper School
TA Anglers' Take On the Allagash

As June came to a close, 10 members of the Thornton Academy Anglers' Society (TAAS) spent a weekend traversing the Allagash River during a special overnight expedition. "They worked their tails off battling strong winds in one of the most remote corners of the lower 48," said TAAS advisor and faculty member Josh Delacourt, who described the experience as one the students will never forget. "Nothing comes easy in the Allagash, but its natural beauty is breathtaking."

Over the past year, the Anglers' have made lots of great memories, conducting six day-trips before embarking on their most recent overnight expedition. "Watching my kids learn new skills and build confidence on the water has been so rewarding and truly fulfilling," shared Josh. "It was surreal leading [them] down the Allagash...thinking back to my time as a middle school student participating in similar trips."

TAAS will be back at it this September and they plan to keep exploring and learning new skills for many years to come. Students who are interested in joining the TA Anglers' should contact Mr. Delcourt!