Daily Bulletin | Monday

February 13, 2023

White Day


Chef Hale’s E-block study hall: please report to the dining hall for study hall today.  


Winter Carnival Spirit Court — please meet Mr. Legge on the front steps of Fuller after Chapel for your photo.


Sign-ups for the March 16th Blood Drive will begin tomorrow, during C block in the dining hall. Sign up to give the gift of life!


Attention International Students — Any student wanting to take the March 18th TOEFL — must register by Thursday, February 23rd. A link to register for the March TOEFL has been sent to your stjlabs email. See Mrs. McCaffrey in the Guidance Office with any questions.


Attention! All those interested in auditioning for the spring musical-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  The audition info is on the Academy Theatre Canvas page and will be available in front of the Blackbox.  If you would like to be added to the Academy Theatre Canvas page, please email Mr. Walker. On Wednesday after school, there will be an audition workshop in the Blackbox where Mr. Walker will answer your questions about the production and will teach the dance audition combination and part of a song from the show. Go Go Go Joe!


One of the many holidays celebrated in February is Valentine’s Day, a holiday known to honor and celebrate love. But did you know that February is also teen dating violence awareness month? 1 in 3 teens in the US will experience sexual, emotional, physical or verbal abuse from partner. Come to the Library Media Space after school on Tuesday, February 14th from 3:30-4:30 to learn more about ways you can promote healthy relationships, boundary setting and self-care! Light refreshments will be provided! See you there!


How well do you really know your English and Social Studies teachers? Well enough to guess some of their favorite books? Use your detective skills to uncover their favorite Historical Fiction novel (or for some teachers, ONE of their many favorites!). Check out the display cases on the second floor of Ranger Breezeway for more information and to see which teachers are playing. Students with the most correct guesses will be entered into a drawing on March 10th for a gift certificate to one of our local businesses! You can’t win if you don’t play!


On Saturday, our Brain Bee team traveled to the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine and earned third place overall in the 14th Annual Vermont Brain Bee Competition. The 4-hour competition tests knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system with written and laboratory sections in addition to two oral rounds.  Competing for the Hilltoppers were Senior Lily Weber, and Juniors Ayan Hasanova and Ava Massoni.  Lily led the team earning a spot in the final oral round consisting of the top eight competitors in a field of 30 entrants. 


This past weekend, the Academy’s Model United Nations club traveled to Boston for a model UN conference hosted by students at MIT. This conference was attended by groups from as far away as London and California. The Academy’s delegation conducted itself with distinction on committees that problem-solved topics as varied as modern slave labor and the extraction of resources from the moon. The Academy’s delegation was composed of Maaike Dam, Carson Farnham, Evelyn Keyao, Liam Markey, Laura Ponoran, Vishesh Prasad, Ceylin Sutcu, Max Weber. Three of our delegates received prizes. Eric Chen was named was named the outstanding delegate on the Human Rights Committee, Kanan Gasimov was named the outstanding delegate on the disarmament and security committee, and Hannah MacDonald was also named the outstanding delegate on the Security Council. Please extend your congratulations to all of these excellent individuals. Also, a big thank you to the awesome chaperones, Mr. Cushman and Mrs. Farnham. 


Girls Varsity Basketball beat Brattleboro, 62-42 on Saturday.


In the last meet of the regular season, the SJA gymnastics team hit their best team score – 136.5. (Beating out Milton and taking second to Burr & Burton.) This was a high-energy, high-flying competition. Scoring an 8.65 on vault for 2nd, a first place 9.4 on bars, a 4th place 8.95 on beam and a 9.7 (for 2nd place) on floor put Lydia Ruggles once again on the top podium spot for the all-around with a total score of 36.7. Ruggles has consistently had the highest all-around score in every meet this season making her undefeated. Ximena Mayorga Santana took 4th all around with a total of 34.4. Ximena placed 3rd on vault with an 8.6, 4th on bars with a 8.7, and 6th on floor with a 9.1. Zoe Glentz Brush placed 5th on beam with an 8.8 and 5th on floor with a 9.2 and Faith Lawton earned 5th place on vault with an 8.4. The team score was also supported by Aniela Thompson, Emily Counter and Katy Noonan.


On Saturday the Academy Wrestling team competed at the Division 1 team duals in Springfield. The Academy placed 5th as a team. Both Connor Decker and Hannah Keithan went 3-1 on the day and Ozzy Alsaid and Sanat Amantayev were undefeated going 4-0 on the day. The Academy’s 5th place finish at this tournament proves that the Academy is trending upward as we head into the State tournament in 2 weeks.


VARSITY/JV BOYS BASKETBALL @ SOUTH BURLINGTON 5:30/7:00, please dismiss the teams at 2:15

BOYS HOCKEY vs MIDDLEBURY 5:00, please dismiss the team at 3:15



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