Fryeburg Academy Hosts First VEX V5 Robotics Competition

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Fryeburg Academy welcomed 100 plus students from nine different schools from around Maine and New Hampshire to its first hosted VEX V5 Robotics Competition. The day-long event was held in FA’s Ada Cram Wadsworth Arena, where 21 robotic teams competed with the assistance of many volunteers.
 “We had over 20 parent, student, and faculty volunteers,” says Dave Sartory, FA’s technology integrator and robotics club advisor. “There was a massive outpouring of support from the coaches and volunteers from Kennett High School’s robotics program who helped us navigate the complexities of hosting our first major event. The day would not have been as successful without their help.”

At the competition, four FA teams competed with Fryeburg Academy’s Team C (Ava Chadbourne ’21, Sam Stoker-Ball ’22, Mel Boeker ’22, and Roze Schenstrom ’22), earning an invitation to the Maine State Championships being held in South Portland on March 14, 2020. The Academy’s rookie team Where’s Peter? (Yeet Ercan ‘20, Andrii Obertas ‘21, and Quang Nguyen ’21) made it to the final eliminations, and Kennett High School’s power alliance of Team #5106A Alpha and #5106C Checkmate earned Tournament Champion Trophies. “While we didn’t ultimately earn a trophy at the tournament,” continues Sartory, “We’re still a young team, and we competed against some outstanding schools with established robotics programs today. I look forward to building FA’s robotics program and working with our club to gain more experience.”

Currently, Fryeburg Academy has 20 active team members (13 competing and seven volunteer students). Additionally, the Academy’s newly offered robotics classes already have over 36 students who are learning the VEX robotics system⸺a hands-on learning curriculum and robotics kit designed to teach high school students problem-solving, coding, and engineering. To learn more about VEX Robotics, visit https://www.vexrobotics.com/.
 
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  • Fryeburg Academy Hosts First VEX V5 Robotics Competition

    On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Fryeburg Academy welcomed 100 plus students from nine different schools from around Maine and New Hampshire to its first hosted VEX V5 Robotics Competition. The day-long event was held in FA’s Ada Cram Wadsworth Arena, where 21 robotic teams competed with the assistance of many volunteers.
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    During the month of February 2020, the Goldberg Gallery at Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine is pleased to announce that it will host a collection of watercolor paintings and drawings from West Africa by artist Dave Kobrenski.
  • Fryeburg Academy Announces Fall 2019-20 Semester I Honor/High Honor Roll

    We are pleased to announce students who have earned the academic distinction of Honors and High Honors for Semester I in the fall 2019-20:
     
  • Grand Opening of Fryeburg Academy’s Thomas D. Shaffner Hall

    FRYEBURG, ME, JANUARY 7, 2019— We are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Academy’s newest campus addition—Thomas D. Shaffner Hall— named after the late Thomas D. Shaffner, a longtime trustee, past parent, and benefactor.   The capital project was approved by the Board of Trustees in the fall of 2017; Students in the Center, a $1.5 million capital campaign, was launched the following spring.  To spearhead the project, the Academy retained Connor Architecture, an award-winning architecture and design firm that specializes in school and university projects, and T. Buck Construction, then owned by FA alumnus Terry Buck ‘74.
  • FA Congratulates Georgianna Stafford '19 on Being Named a YoungArts Winner

    Congratulations to FA alumna, Georgianna Stafford '19, on becoming a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) winner. Georgianna Stafford has been recognized for her caliber of artistic achievement and joins 686 of the nation’s most accomplished artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. Stafford was selected by an esteemed discipline-specific panel of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.

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