Fryeburg Academy Places 3rd at 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Fryeburg Academy is excited to announce that junior Artem Laptiev ‘20 and senior Antonina Zakorchemna ‘19 placed 3rd at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on May 12-17 in Pheonix, Arizona.
The students, along with their teacher and mentor, James Wauer, exhibited the same braille e-reader that won the team 2nd place at the 73rd Maine Science Fair held at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME back in March.  For this international science fair, however, the team completely revamped their prototype based on what they learned from their first fair. “We entered the same engineering project,” says Wauer. “But this time around, Artem and Tonia completely rebuilt their e-reader from the ground up. We prepared by reengineering the prototype and redesigning their poster and presentation materials based on feedback from the Maine fair.”

At the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Laptiev and Zackorchemna competed against 84 different countries and territories from around the world and against 70 other projects within the mechanical engineering category. “I am so proud of the hard work and dedication both Tonia and Artem showed at the science fair,” continues Wauer. “It’s so wonderful to see them recognized on such a large platform.”

With the 3rd place win, Laptiev and Zackorchemna were awarded a $1000 dollar prize for their efforts. Additionally, the state of Maine as a whole had great results at the fair: “The other two projects from Maine also won awards,” exclaims Wauer. “One school took third place in another category, and the other received “best in category” so Maine is three for three on engineering projects receiving awards this year! Go, Maine!”
 
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  • FA's Goldberg Gallery Presents “Come as You Are" —A Collection of Oil Paintings by Amy C. Laskin

    During May and June 2019, the Goldberg Gallery at Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine is pleased to announce that it will host a collection of oil paintings, featuring the work of artist Amy C. Laskin. Laskin. Laskin describes her work as a combination of phantasy and reality--often combining the unusual.  "My paintings often focus on an anonymous nonrepresentational figure comprised of natural elements and unusual combinations,” says Laskin. “I am interested in decorative language and the assemblage of forms which are placed in situations existing in a natural worldly environment. Ostensibly, these combinations are of a surrealistic and mythical nature presented in a cogent way to suggest something phantasmagorical."
     
  • Yearbook Awards Assembly 2019

    On Thursday, May 23, the following students were recognized at the Yearbook Awards Assembly. This year, the yearbook was dedicated to former faculty member John Atwood. Congratulations to all!  To view the complete picture album, please click here.

    Bausch and Lomb Science Award
    This award is presented in recognition of superior scientific aptitude by the Bausch and Lomb
    Company.
    Vye Nguyen ‘20

    Harold Sanborn Industrial Arts Award
    The Harold Sanborn Industrial Arts Award is presented to the junior who best exemplifies the
    standards of quality work and craftsmanship that Mr. Sanborn had set forth during his 34 years
    of teaching.
    Elijah Howe ‘20

    Clarence G. Walker Industrial Arts Award
    Given each year to the sophomore girl or boy who has done the best work in industrial arts
    during the year.
    Jacques Dupuis ‘21

    Dartmouth College Book Award
    This award is given on behalf of the Dartmouth Club of Maine to a deserving, well-rounded
    junior with academic achievement.
    Kaylee Emery ‘20
  • Family Connections Program

    This year, Fryeburg Academy’s international students received a warm welcome from local families who volunteered to host new students as part of FA’s new Family Connections Program. The program brings local families and international students together for support, cultural exchange, and an introduction to American culture. “I was all for getting involved,” said Andrea Macht (‘86). “It was a total blessing that Mia was from Germany. My children know the language and visit family in Germany once or twice a year.”
  • Fryeburg Academy Places 3rd at 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    Fryeburg Academy is excited to announce that junior Artem Laptiev ‘20 and senior Antonina Zakorchemna ‘19 placed 3rd at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on May 12-17 in Pheonix, Arizona.
  • 2019 NHS Induction at Fryeburg Academy

    On Monday, April 29, Fryeburg Academy celebrated the induction of 19 new members to the National Honor Society (NHS). Students who join the National Honor Society must have a high academic standard (a minimum of 3.0), exemplify leadership, good citizenship, and community service. The following students were inducted: Seniors: Celine Lyu, Hailie Zhu, Tonia Zakorchemna; Juniors: Ryan Duffy, Dawson Jones, Sophie Kummer, Sonia Leone, Lillian Nylin, Julianna Stanton, Kaia Staples, Danielle Tait, and Purlin Twig-Smith; Sophomores: Ella Baptista, Samantha Carus, Lilah Felix, Morgan Fusco, Sasha Maguire, Grace Marshall, and Margaret Powers. Academy faculty member Sally Gibson was the guest speaker at the ceremony. To read her speech, please click here.

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