Daily Bulletin | Monday

February 15, 2021

Green Cohort Day


Attention Seniors: Look for the link in your stjlabs account to nominate this year’s newest conveyors of school spirit: The Senior Spirit Squad. Senior Spirit Squad nominations are due by 3pm today.


Reminder to any student who will be 15 or younger this summer: scholarships are available for a week of marine science camp in Maine this summer. For more information and application details, please contact Dr. Desjardins by email or in Streeter 222. Applications are due February 26th, so don’t delay!


Seniors, if you did not fill out the yearbook dedication form last week, please check your St J Labs account this morning for the link and vote before Friday.


Hello, Academy students: If you have been concerned about the consequences of pandemic isolation on our elderly community members, SCOPE has an opportunity for you! We are currently involved in a letter-writing campaign that includes forty of our St J community members living in retirement communities in town. This is NOT a long-term commitment, just a chance to tell people you’re thinking of them. If you’d be interested in helping us by writing a card or note to someone to ease their feelings of loneliness, please reach out to SCOPE through Mrs. Morris, who can give you more details. Stop by Ranger 212 or email her at cmorris@stjacademy.org. A little volunteerism can make a strong impact – we appreciate anyone who wants to help!


The lucky recipients of February’s Chef B’s Random Act of Kindness are…Mrs. Kelly Urie’s Advisory and Mr. Jones’ advisory! Advisors—your delicious treats will be in your mailboxes on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Congratulations!


Happy Birthday today to John Scimgeour, Connor Turner, Ziggy Gibson, Lauren Trombley, and a special Happy Birthday to Joung Won Lee from the Corner House.




This past Saturday, Anita Surmacz won the Vermont Brain Bee, a neuroanatomy knowledge competition hosted at the University of Vermont. Anita led St. J to an overall 2nd place team finish following a week of written exams, two oral question rounds, and a three-question tiebreaker. Joining Anita in the final Oral Round for the top 8 scorers in the state were Sierra Shippee and Gavin Gahfoori.  Adding to the team score were Eric Chen, Ida Berghaeff, and Riad Hasanov.  Anita’s response, “Wernicke’s Aphasia”, in the third tie-breaker round to the prompt, “What is the aphasia sometimes referred to as “word salad” indicating fluent, nonsensical speech?” earned Anita a college scholarship award and entry into the National Brain Bee to be held in April. Congratulations to the St J Brain Bee Team and thank you to this community that supports everyone’s efforts to grow and go farther together than we individually believe possible. Fire up the neurons! Let’s be learning together!


Boys Varsity Basketball lost to South Burlington, 56-47.


On Saturday, the SJA Nordic team hosted a classic race at the Field Campus against North Country and Lyndon. Both the boys and girls teams won. Nick Reed led the SJA boys with a 2nd place finish, followed by Luke Chadderdon in 3rd, Ryan Callaghan in 6th, and Nathan Lenzini in 7th. On the girls side, Aine Fannon, Aliza Wright, Peggy Fischer, and Mary Fowler took the top 4 spots.


Varsity Girls Basketball beat Spaulding, 46-34, and the JV team beat Spaulding, 46-25.


Boys’ hockey, had an exciting back and forth game as the Hilltoppers briefly held a 3-2 lead in the second period. The Hartford Hurricanes capitalized on a couple opportunities late in the 2nd to take the lead and hang on for the win. Ethan Howell got the scoring started, Viktor Pallasvesa and Nate Adams each added a goal and two assists. Nathan Hughes had a good first varsity start with 22 saves.


The Alpine ski team traveled to Cochran’s ski area for a chilly slalom. The girls team placed 2nd out of 5 teams. Maggie Anderson led the team with her 4th place finish, she was followed by Keating Maurer in 5th, Madigan Maurer finished in 14th place and Julia Chadderdon rounded out the team scoring with her 18th place finish. The boys’ team, despite placing 4 in the top 12 and 6 in the top 20, placed 2nd out of 5 teams. Wyatt Knaus was first for the team with his 8th place finish, David Kantor was just behind him in 9th, and Forster Goodrich was right after him in 10th place. Cody Van Dine completed the team scoring with his 12th place finish. The team travels to Mad River Glen for another slalom race on Wednesday—Go Hilltoppers!


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