October 27, 2020
Your Vote is Your Voice

A couple of weeks ago, St. Johnsbury Academy Social Studies teacher, local business owner, and State Representative Scott Beck gave a timely Chapel talk about the critical importance of voting to our democracy. He cited instances of local elections hinging on just one vote—which is evidently not as rare as you would think—and it was daunting but exhilarating to consider that one vote could mean the difference between one person or another being empowered to represent us in our government. As I listened, it struck me that right now many Americans are feeling genuine anxiety about just this fact: that our ability to be heard or represented could depend on the strength of one voice.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 28
Virtual Open House, 7:00-8:00 PM
Learn more and register here.

Seniors Named College Board National Recognition Scholars

Three St. Johnsbury Academy seniors have been named College Board National Recognition Scholars. The students are
(l-r): Emma Keenan, of Peacham, Luke Young-Xu, of North Haverhill, NH, and Ezra Willson, of St. Johnsbury. These students scored in the top 2.5% of PSAT/NMSQT test takers who identify as one or more of the following: African American, Hispanic American, Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area, or are from a small town.
Conference Days for International Boarding
Student Families and Consultants

International boarding student families and consultants (except from Bermuda) and Virtual Academy student families and consultants from Mexico and Thailand will be hearing from the school to arrange times for conferences with teachers. These online conferences will take place now through November 20. Please be looking for more information in your email.
Last week was a busy week on campus with many of our athletic teams wrapping up their regular seasons. We captured photos from all of the varsity games and matches. They can be viewed, downloaded (for free!), or purchased at very reasonable prices at this link.
Spirit Week wasn't quite the same this year, but we knew we could count on Mr. Ryan to take the stage at Chapel.
The girls in Christensen Hall have been busy preparing for Halloween.
We were thrilled to recognize our seniors last week before their final regular-season home games. Photos from all of the teams can be viewed here.