FA Scores! Coming Soon: Competition Under the Lights
Fryeburg Academy’s Board of Trustees recently voted to move forward with an exciting plan to install synthetic turf and lights at the school’s current football field location. This new complex will create a lasting, permanent, multi-sport use addition to the Academy campus. Last fall, the school retained Activitas, Inc., a Boston-area firm specializing in planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and athletic facility planning, to consult on project design and related considerations.
The plan’s initial phase includes:
An infilled synthetic turf field suitable for soccer, football, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, and field hockey.
Seating for 600 spectators.
A new press box.
Sports lighting, a new scoreboard, and a sound system.
Various parking improvements.
The project will benefit male and female athletes equally and allow teams to utilize an outdoor field much earlier in the spring. Not only will the upgraded facility provide practice and competition surfaces on par with those of conference competitors, but it will also expand scheduling possibilities for FA teams and allow use by middle school and local recreation programs, facilitating a unified K-12 extracurricular program. The Academy also plans to generate revenue through use for regional athletic events and rental by sports clinics, and summer camps. FA’s head of school Erin Mayo stated, “We’re very excited. With so many benefits, this will be a wonderful stride for Academy athletics and the wider community alike. And there’s nothing like a home game under the lights!”
The school will fund this endeavor in part through FA Scores!, a $1.3 million capital campaign. In its initial phase, the campaign has already secured approximately $800,000.00 in gifts and pledges; it will seek the remaining $500,000.00 from project supporters in the months to come. Construction will begin this spring with a planned mid-August completion date. For more information regarding the project, please contact Dawn Gale: (207) 935-2001, x3147.
Students in mathematics teacher William Frey’s finance classes very successfully participated this semester in the SIFMA Foundation’s renowned ‘Stock Market Game,’ achieving a 1.9767% average return above S&P 500 growth– the lead return among the ten Maine schools participating.
For a second consecutive year, Fryeburg Academy students placed in the top rankings in the Biomimicry Institute's 2021-22 Biomimicry Challenge. The team placed first last year with their MorphoBrick concept; they placed second this year, out of 125 competing teams from 12 countries, with their Syntrichia Hydrotrap design concept.
FA's Biomimicry Challenger team, led by FA faculty member Jennifer Richardson, includes the following students: Yuna Lee '23, Grace Liu '23, Daryna Serediuk '22, May Shin '23, Stella Yoon '22, and Zoe Jung '22. This year's challenge was an advanced STEM-based competition that essentially had two goals: first, the design was required to model the structural and functional adaptation of at least one living organism. Secondly, the design needed to identify an environmental problem and propose a sustainable solution.
On Tuesday, March 22nd, Fryeburg Academy celebrated the winter sports season with its annual winter sports awards assembly held in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. The following student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding performance during the winter 2021-22 season:
The Fryeburg Conservation Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Name the Chestnut Trees contest. We received many excellent entries and these are the top 10 winners (in no particular order). Thanks to everyone who participated. We have notified the winners and will be sending out and/or delivering prizes the week of May 9th. There will be a naming ceremony and sign installation of the tree names later this summer. You can look for more information on this event in the Dragonfly or Fryeburg Town Matters.
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