SJA News - February 15, 2023


Spirit Squad Announced

This year's Spirit Squad members posed on the steps of Fuller Hall. From l-r: Spirit Influencers Grace Denio and Maren Nitsche, Spirit Meisters Jenna Jones and Wisteria Franklin, and Top Toppers Nathan Lenzini and Jayden Beardsley.

SJA Grows EV Fleet as Revolving Fund Turns Ten

St. Johnsbury Academy's electric vehicle fleet is growing. Building upon the success of SJA's first EV, a 2020 Chevy Bolt currently used in Driver's Education classes, the recently purchased 2022 Ford E-Transit cargo van has joined SJA's Maintenance and Facilities vehicles. While the Drivers Education car resulted from a generous donation from the AutoSaver Group, SJA purchased the new van outright with money earned through the school's Green Revolving Fund. 


Model UN Team Travels to Boston

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 '24, Carson Farnham '26, Evelyn Zhao '25, Liam Markey '23, Laura Ponoran '24, Vishesh Prasad '24, Ceylin Sutcu '23, Max Weber '23. Three of our delegates received prizes. Eric Chen '23 was named was named the outstanding delegate on the Human Rights Committee, Kanan Gasimov '24 was named the outstanding delegate on the disarmament and security committee, and Hannah MacDonald '23 was named the outstanding delegate on the Security Council.

Brain Bee Team Places Third

SJA's Brain Bee team traveled to the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine and earned third place 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 (center), and Juniors Ayan Hasanova (left) 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. 

Support for Turkey

Ceylin Sutcu '23 and Selin Kilic '24 gave a very powerful Chapel Talk this week on the plight of the Turkish and Syrian people as they struggle to recover from the earthquake that struck the region last week. SJA will hold a Variety Day on Friday to raise funds to support the recovery efforts. A video of the presentation can be viewed here.

Yearbook Sales and Senior Parent Ads

Senior ads are now on sale. Parents and families of seniors are asked to create their ads using this link and click on the "Sign In" link and create a new account.

Just a reminder that seniors will receive their yearbook as part of their Graduation Package which also includes their Prom tickets, and Commencement tickets. 

Underclassmen or parents wishing to buy a yearbook can use this link: Yearbooks. Please click on "Select" to create a new account.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Legge at [email protected]


Saturday, February 25

Winter Break Begins

Wednesday, March 8

Classes Resume


Culinary students are busy at The Hilltopper Restaurant with a limited menu this week as they prepare for their planned opening the week of March 14th. They will be serving tomorrow (2/16) from 11:30 - 12:45. There are no take-out options, and reservations are highly recommended. Give them a call at 748-8964.

Winter Carnival photos can be viewed here.

Phots from the gymnastic meet on Saturday against Milton and Burr & Burton can be viewed here.

Photos from Monday night's hockey game against Middlebury can be viewed here.

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