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Daily Bulletin | Thursday

January 20, 2022

White Day

 

Tomorrow will be a Gear Day, which means visible SJA gear on top with dress code appropriate bottoms.

 

Jenks Studio will be on campus to photograph students, faculty, and staff who still need their photo taken for the yearbook on Thursday, January 27. If you are a new student or did not have your photo taken in the fall, please come to Fuller Hall during a free block to have your photo taken. Even if you do not plan to purchase the photos, these are the photos that will appear in the yearbook, so it is important to have your photo taken.

 

Applications for the Governors Institute of Vermont are open for all Freshmen through Juniors from Vermont! The Governor’s Institute is an intensive learning summer program hosted at college campuses all over the state. This year they are offering programs in art, astronomy, engineering, entrepreneurship, environmental science and technology, global issues and youth action, health and medicine, mathematical sciences, and technology and design. For more information you can check out their website at giv.org or stop by the guidance office. The application deadline is April 3.

 

Attention International Students — Any student wanting to take the February 12 TOEFL — the registration deadline is tomorrow by noon. Email Mrs. McCaffrey at mmccaffrey@stjlabs.com to register and with any questions. Thank you.

 

Calling all public speakers! Once again, the St. Johnsbury Rotary Club is sponsoring a High School Speech Contest that offers students a chance to use their voices to change lives and win cash prizes. Last year, three Academy students took home hundreds of dollars in prizes, and one, Clara Andre, was selected as regional runner-up. This year’s topic is “How can your school partner with Rotary to change lives?” Speeches are limited to five minutes and need to relate this topic to teamwork and Rotary values. If you are interested in competing, you can pick up a registration form in the Headmaster’s Office.

 

Are you concerned with the current state of affairs in the United States? Do you want your voice to be heard? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then listen carefully. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wants to hear from you! Bernie is sponsoring his “State of the Union” essay contest. In this short essay (250-500 words), you need to identify a problem that is facing the United States today and propose ideas on how the issue could be solved. SJA students have fared well in this essay contest and a recent graduate, Quinn Nelson-Mayo, won the contest three years ago, there were three finalists from SJA two years ago, Maely Brightman was a finalist last year. If you are named a finalist, you will have the opportunity to meet the Senator at the Vermont Statehouse and your essay will be entered into the Congressional Record — making your work an official part of American history!  Please see Mr. Eckhardt or any Social Studies teacher for more information about this opportunity. 

 

Calling all dancers! Pom Dance Club will be starting up this Thursday! It will be a jazz dance based and uses elements of cheer dance. No experience required at all, just be ready to get moving and grooving! Stop by Campus Life to sign up and stop by the guidance office to see Ms. Carr with any questions!

 

Tech Storm, SJA’s Robotics Club, will be meeting today in Streeter 230 starting at 3:45. Feel free to stop by to see the robot and learn how to build another.

 

Knitting club starts up again this afternoon! Join us in Severance 16 at 3:30 to make yourself something warm and fuzzy to wear. No experience or supplies necessary.

Come to Asian Cultural Club today! Join us to experience the beauty of arts in Asian countries, which includes China, Japan, Korea, etc. We will take a closer look at the ancient arts of history and try to draw them with quills. If you have any questions, please email Eric at eric.chen@stjlabs.com. Remember, we are meeting in Streeter 255 in Ms. Davis’s room. 

 

This Saturday, the Outing Club will travel all the way to Barnet to climb some sweet waterfall ice! As it will be a cold morning, we will leave at 12pm and after climbing a sweet waterfall and basking under the winter sunshine, we will return to campus by 4pm. In order to come on the trip, you must see Mr. Weiss in Colby 209 to get fit for boots, and you must pick up a permission slip in Campus Life. 

 

Today, the Debate and Discussion club will meet to plan a parliamentary style debate! All are welcome! Come to Colby 209 after E block to join in and get talking!

 

Happy Birthday today to Anna Robertson!

 

Boys Hockey lost to Woodstock, 4-0.

 

Boys JV-A Basketball beat BFA-St. Albans, 41-38.

 

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