March 8, 2022

Eight students recently traveled to Boston to participate in the Harvard Model Congress. The event drew 1300 students from across the country. The students played the roles of several House and Senate members, and as members of the media. Sophomore Uma Chirkova was named the Best Delegate for her work as a media member. Group members attending were Mr. Weiss, Zack Ekasala, Hannah MacDonald, Payton Molleur, Greer Kennedy, Selin Kelic, Brooke White, Peter Bergman, Uma Chirkova. Mrs. Scavito also traveled as an advisor.

Photos from the event can be viewed here.

Programs by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Jukebox Quartet allow four outstanding members of the Orchestra a chance to strut their stuff with an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical repertoire presented in an informal format.

For our March 12, 2022 concert, we’re shaking things up and swapping two string players with two percussionists for a new, whirlwind take on Jukebox. Violinist Brooke Quiggins and cellist John Dunlop are joined by percussionists D. Thomas Toner and Nicola Cannizzaro for a singular musical experience, curated by VSO Artistic Advisor and Project Conductor Matt LaRocca. 

Our Jukebox musicians dive into works by traditional and cutting-edge composers and are joined in this concert by a youth string quartet from St. Johnsbury Academy: Hale Boyden, Aurora Gilbert, Aniella Thompson, Maaike Dam (violin) and Greer Kennedy, Mary Fowler (viola).

Tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, March 18
No Classes. Faculty In-Service

Sunday, March 20
Virtual Meet the Coaches, 7:00 PM
Additional info will be emailed to spring athletes and their families.

Thursday, April 14
Spring Fashion Show

Senior ads are on sale through next Tuesday, March 15. Parents and families of seniors are asked to submit their ads by next Tuesday using this link: Senior Ads
Our school ID# is 702639.

Just a reminder that seniors will receive their yearbook as part of their Graduation Package that includes their yearbook, prom tickets, and Commencement tickets.
Students wishing to buy a yearbook can use this link: Yearbooks

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Legge at [email protected]
Evan Aronson ’05 joined Mr. Shea’s Film II class last week from Los Angeles, California. Evan is a writer/producer with marketing partnerships and promotions for Marvel Studios. Evan discussed the path he took to get where he is today, showed and explained some of the projects he has worked on, and answered many questions from the students. Mr. Shea commented, “It was not only an incredible opportunity to speak with an industry professional but to also develop a connection with an SJA alumn. Evan's excitement for Film radiated throughout the classroom as students quickly became inspired with each bit of advice he had to offer. Additionally, the conversation helped to create a bridge from what we explore in the classroom to the real world. I can not thank Evan enough for the powerful impact he made on us all here at SJA."
We had a chance to wrap up Winter Carnival last week. Photos of the complete event can be viewed here. Winners of this year's Winter Carnival was the Senior Class, followed by the Freshman Class. In third was the Junior Class and in the fourth, the Sophomore Class.
Three students, including sophomore Greer Kennedy, delivered their speeches in South Church Hall yesterday as part of the annual Rotary Speech Contest. The other two presenters were seniors, Clara Andre and Payton Molleur. The trio will deliver their speeches before the judges on Monday.
The Nordic Ski Team held their Senior Recognition after Saturday's final meet. Photos from all of the Senior Recognition ceremonies can be viewed here. Photos from Saturday's race can be viewed here.