Daily Bulletin | Tuesday

January 24, 2023

White Day


India 2023 travelers — if you did not come to the meeting yesterday, please check in at Tinker House today before 3:30. 


Sophomores — the registration link for the PSAT 10 is now active. Check your stjlabs email for a link sent by Ms. Carr. The deadline to sign up is in two days!  Stop by the Guidance Office with any questions.


Those students who took the October PSAT, please stop by the Guidance Office today to pick up your score reports.


Don’t forget to submit your poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art pieces to The Clear River Review!  Check out the ripstrips around campus for the submission address or go to QuickLinks on the Academy homepage. See Mrs. Mackenzie or Ms. Drew if you have any questions. All submissions are due by 8 a.m. on Monday!


St. Johnsbury Academy’s Model UN Club will attend a three-day Model UN Conference at MIT in February. We still have some openings for interested students. If you want more information, please speak to Mr. Ehrean at your earliest convenience. 


The Make it Better Club will meet today at 3:45 in the library — look for us near the main desk. As you just heard, if you have time to help us make Valentines for the Agency on Aging, please stop by! Club members: we’ll also be setting up the Recharge Room space for our upcoming launch. Interested in seeing what’s happening with Make it Better? Come try us out!


This Friday the Outing Club will travel to Burlington for an incredible indoor ice-climbing competition. This competition has not been held since the before-times. At the last event, just weeks before everything shutdown, we were there at Petra Cliffs watching the best ice climbers on the East Coast work their way up a brutal indoor course. This year, it is finally back, and we will also be back!  The cost for the event is $10 and includes a raffle ticket. There will be some awesome outdoor and climbing related raffle prizes. We will leave after Conference Period and return in the evening. Get your permission slips in Student Life and drop them, signed, with Mr. Weiss in Colby 209. Spots are limited, so get ’em quick! Dare to explore!


Congratulations to Konnery Buoniconti for passing the Naval Academy Fitness test from everyone over at the Field House! We’re all so excited for you! Go out in the world and make us proud, Konnery, we know you will!


Math Club will meet today in Severance 15 @ 3:40pm. We will be completing Round 4 of the New England Math League, where we are currently tied in 11th place overall. All students are welcome to join for some mind-bending math fun! If you have any questions, reach out to Mr. Kinsella or Mr. Stapleford.


Happy Birthday Holden Newland, and a special Happy Birthday from Harper Crance to Mckenna Crance, from Mckenna Crance to Bennett Crance, and from Bennett Crance to Harper Crance! 😊


Dress up, sparkle, and look sharp for the Winter Ball Semi-formal on Saturday night from 8:00 to 10:30pm in the Dining Hall. There will be free drinks and desserts, along with boba tea that will be available for purchase. It’s $3 for an individual and $5 per couple — all are welcome! Guests from other high schools are also welcomed with prior approval from Student Life. You must register your guest by tomorrow! Come out and have fun this Saturday night!


The SJA Gymnastics team once again earned the win at a tri-meet on Saturday beating out South Burlington and the Burlington/Colchester combined team, and took 11 of the top 15 spots in the four events and all around. Lydia Ruggles ruled the afternoon placing 1st on vault with an 8.35, uneven bars with an 8.5, and floor with the high score of the afternoon — a 9.35. She is now undefeated in the all-around with a 5 of 5 record. Ximena Mayorga Santana was right with her teammate placing 3rd on vault with an 8.05, 2nd on uneven bars with an 8.15, 3rd on beam with an 8.2, 3rd on floor with a solid 9.0 and 2nd all-around with a 33.4. Zoe Glentz Brush helped earn the overall team’s score competing on uneven bars where she placed 3rd and on vault placing 5th. Performances by Faith Lawton on vault & floor, Aniela Thompson on uneven bars and Emily Counter on beam contributed to the team’s winning score.


The Academy Wrestling team placed 4th at the Merrimack, NH team dual tournament. The Academy was the only Vermont team in attendance, out grappling teams from NH, Massachusetts and Maine. The team wrestled with determination and heart. Stand-out performances were given by Sanat Amantayev, winning all 4 matches, and Hannah Keithan and Ozzy Alsaid both going 3-1.


Varsity Girls Basketball beat BFA-St. Albans, 39-32, and the JV team won, 44-37.  The JV-A Girls also beat Rutland, 50-36, on Saturday.


Varsity Boys Basketball beat Mt. Mansfield, 53-49.


Members of the St Johnsbury Swim Club competed on Sunday at the Connecticut Valley Invitational hosted by UVAC. Cooper Barter, Seda Boles, Selin Kilic, and Layne Lawton each dropped time in all of their respective events. Notably, Layne Lawton dropped over 17 seconds in his 100 fly. Selin Kilic, along with 12 younger teammates qualified for Silvers. Cameron and Cooper earned spots on the Relay team that will travel to Florida in March. Congratulations SJSC! 


On Sunday at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational at Harvard, Andrew Thorton-Sherman won the invitational 800m in the fastest time ever run indoors by a Vermont high school athlete. Jaden Beardsley and Gerardo Fernandez tried new events and placed well in the high jump and triple jump to qualify for the state championships.  Andrew and Gerardo were joined by Andrew Bugbee and Wilder Thomas to lower their Division 1 leading 4×200 relay time. Brooke White won the 300m and set a PR to place 3rd in the triple jump. Peyton Qualter and Willa Kantrowitz set PRs and joined Brooke and Anasofia Perez to place 4th in the 4×200 relay.



WRESTLING @ CVU 5:30, please dismiss the team at 2:15



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