November Pillars Assembly
Posted 11/13/2017 04:09PM


Over 100 students were recognized at November's Pillar Assembly at Thornton Academy. Mrs. Lasante-Ford spoke about the importance of personal responsibility, the pillar of the month. In addition to being a dedicated English teacher and Student Council advisor, Mrs. Lasante-Ford has extensive responsibilities at home as a mother and wife. She echoed New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick by urging members of the TA community to "do your job!"


Mrs. Lasante-Ford speaks about responsibility

Mrs. Lasante-Ford encourages students to be personally responsible.  

Students receive recognition for the pillar of responsibility

 Mr. Nelson and Mr. Marston congratulate the randomly selected winners of the pillar award. 

Makayla Rodney '17 was named Rotary Student of the Month for her dedication to her classes, consistent positive attitude, willingness to volunteer and help others at all times, and dedication to the care of her family.  Makayla's family surprised her by attending the ceremony.  


Mrs. Johnston congratulates Makayla

 Mrs. Johnston congratulates Student of the Month Makayla Rodney.  

Other students recognized included:

Nolan Eisenhaur: Daughters of the American Revolution scholarship recipient

Monika Kaczorowksa: level of proficiency in Economic Understanding in the rigorous test of the Economics for Leaders at Yale University

Calli-Ann Leach: excellence in animal showings at the Fryeburg Fair and Maine Eastern States Dairy Team 

Carl Meserve, Brandon Delisle, Hunh Huy (Henry) Nguyen: qualifiying for the state tournament in Robotics

Madeleine Walsh: excellence in Step Dancing international competitions


Responsibility pillar winners

Responsibility pillar award winners pose with their TA swag bags.   

One of the most enthusiastic moments of the assembly came when Mrs. Wiggin's G1 Freshmen Physical Science class were recognized for being self-directed and getting to work when in an unexpected situation.  Responsibility means doing the right thing even when no one is looking!  


Big shout out to all of our fall athletes who were named to the all-conference or all-conference academic teams!


TA students are responsible!


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