Fryeburg Academy Presents Guest Speaker: NASA Engineer Gary Golnik

Fryeburg Academy is pleased to present former NASA Optical Systems Engineer, Gary Golnik, as its next speaker on Thursday, November 8, at 11:45 a.m. in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Mr. Golnik's presentation will be on the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in 2021, which he spent 20 years of his career working on.  The JWST telescope is slated to be 100 times more powerful than the current Hubble Space Telescope and will have the potential to advance astronomers understanding of the birth of our galaxies and to discover new planets and stars. To learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope, please click here.

About the Speaker:
Gary Golnik recently retired after 20 years as an optical systems engineer for the NASA James Webb Space Telescope. He was responsible for the optical performance of the telescope, developing procedures to align critical components, and analysis of test data to verify performance. Prior to working for NASA, Mr. Golnik developed high energy laser technology. He was recently awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal.

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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
    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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