November 2, 2021
CTE Students of the Quarter

The following students have been selected as Career and Technical Education students of the quarter by their teachers: Front row (l-r): Daniel Brennan (Intro. to Business), Garrett Olcott (Electricity I), Allie Beliveau (Culinary 1), Silas Pearson  (Finance), Craig Stephenson (Intro. to Welding). Middle row: Cody Langmaid (Culinary 2), Lorcan Sargent (Entrepreneurship 1), Jason Waldman  (Entrepreneurship 2), Robert Stone (Automotive Technology 2), Ashton Fischer (Electricity II), Camryn Bunnell (Automotive Technology 1). Back row: Jacob Fucci (Intro. to Construction), Makenna Emmons (Intro. to Culinary Arts), Makenna Emmons (Intro. to Culinary Arts), Logan Burgess (Woodworking), Wyatt Roy (Intro. to Woodworking), Jonas Minot (Intro. to Automotive Technology). Missing from photo: Jack Lawson (Welding), Scott Berry III (Construction Technology), Dylan Miller (Work-Based Learning), Hollyn Bradshaw (Career Exploration).
HilltopperMTB Concludes First Race Season

On October 16th at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, VT local mountain bikers Lydia Reimert, Layla McGarvin, and Nora LaValley ended the 4-race season series ranked in the top five in their respective categories. Reimert, an 8th grader from East Haven, ranked 4th in Category A of the Vermont Youth Cycling League, including clubs from around the state. McGarvin, from Barnet, and LaValley, from Sutton, both 6th graders, completed their seasons ranked 4th and 5th respectively in Category 5-6.
All three racers participated this fall in HilltopperMTB, the local mountain bike club for boys and girls in grades 5-12 operated by the St. Johnsbury Recreation Department in partnership with St. Johnsbury Academy. HilltopperMTB came about this past summer when three St. Johnsbury Academy employees – Joe Fox, Chris Dussault, and James Bentley – decided to expand the existing Academy Mountain Bike Club to include competitive racing and a youth program open to all area students. 

We have several Adult Education courses beginning next month, including two classes on Effective Employee Evaluations (part of our leadership series), and Chef B will be teaching Perfect Pies & Thanksgiving Desserts on November 23. To learn more, click here

We are always looking for new teachers and class ideas! If you have a special skill, interest, or hobby, you might qualify to become a St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education instructor or guest teacher. Share your ideas, expertise, and enthusiasm with your community. To get started, contact Director of Adult Education Sandra Mings-Lamar by email, or phone at (802) 748-7738.

Tuesday, November 2
KCP Presents - Shake and Holla, Fuller Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 4
Fireside Speaker (held in the Black Box Theater), 3:30 p.m.

Shanta Lee Gander, a writer from southern Vermont, will be with us in chapel (via Zoom) on November 4. She will also hold discussions with our AP literature classes and then give a talk at 3:30 in the Black Box*. Her latest book is called "Ghettoclaustrophobia". She will have books available for signing ($18).
*This event is only for members of the SJA community (students and faculty).

Friday, November 19
Thanksgiving break begins on November 19 and classes will resume on Monday, November 29.
Bruce James, the owner of WSTJ-AM, presented the WW II Memorial Trophy to Coach Rich Alercio and the team's captains (Sam Begin '22, Dawson Wilkins '23, and Jacob Silver '22) last week. The trophy has been presented since 1952, by WSTJ, to the winner of the LI-SJA football game. SJA won this year's game 31-14.
Members of the Boys' Cross Country team celebrate Saturday at the State Championships at Thetford after winning the DI team title. Senior Evan Thornton-Sherman captured the individual title. The team title was the first for SJA since 1958.
Photos from Volleyball's 3-0 play-off win over Mt. Anthony can be viewed here. The team traveled to CVU for their quarter-final game on Friday where they lost by a score of 3-1.
Photos from Field Hockey's 6-1 play-off win over Middlebury can be viewed here. The team advanced to the quarter-finals where they fell to Hartford 1-0.