Tucker Buzzell ’19 Earns Campbell Conference Class C South Player of the Year
Tucker Buzzell ’19 has been named the 2018 Campbell Conference Player of the Year. The award was presented at the league banquet on Sunday, November 18. Also, FA’s head coach David Turner and assistant coach David Jones were named the Campbell Conference Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively.
This prestigious award is voted on by the Class C Campbell Conference football coaches. “It’s a great honor for Tucker,” says FA head coach David Turner. “He played at a high level this season and throughout his Academy football career. He’s earned this award through hard work.”
Also at the awards banquet, seniors Oscar Saunders, Reece Kneissler, and Calvin Southwick were recognized as members Campbell Conference 1st Team All-Stars.
Buzzell’s play and the play of Saunders, Kneissler, and Southwick helped lead the team to a winning 10-2 record, earning the Raiders the Class C South Championship and a spot for the Class C State Championship—something the team had not accomplished since 1965.
Despite the tough loss against Nokomis in the state championship game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, coach Turner is proud of his team’s accomplishments. “We played hard but just came up 1 point short,” says Turner. “These guys played their hearts out. Though it really hurts now, someday they will look back and realize how much they accomplished.”
“We as coaches are recognized when our teams win a lot of games,” concludes Turner. “And when your team wins a lot of games, it means you have good players. We won a lot of games and have really good players; these coaches awards are simply a result of the team's success.”
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, members of the Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed at the Maine Music Educators Association Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Festival, where they earned the coveted Gold rating, averaging a score of 97 out of 100 points possible. And, since they secured one of the top two spots in their division, FA’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble was invited to compete for first place in the “Night Finals.”
On Saturday, March 23, senior Antonina "Tonia" Zakorchemna and junior Artem Laptiev — both international resident students from Ukraine — participated in the 73rd Maine State Science Fair at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. The annual fair is organized by the Jackson Laboratory and the Reach Program—a program of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.
This year, 22 students traveled to New York City to attend the four-day National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) Conference on March 1-4. Now in its 45th year, the NHSMUN is the largest and most prestigious conference, hosting over 5000 participants from more than 75 countries and 300 schools. The New York-based conference-- surrounded by offices of Permanent Missions to the United Nations as well as the United Nations Headquarters itself--provides the perfect backdrop for a robust international affairs experience and a broadening of global issues awareness. Students are provided with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the theory and practice of international relations firsthand and have the opportunity to attend the opening or closing ceremonies in the UN General Assembly chamber, where actual diplomats convene every year.
On March 15 and 16, FA's Jazz bands traveled to South Portland High School to attend the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival. The New Standard Combo and FA Big Band both performed very well, earning silver while the Yukon King Combo and Fryeburg Academy Jazz Orchestra won bronze. It is noteworthy that FA's New Standard Combo earned 74 out of 75 points for their performances--one point shy of claiming the gold standard and was one of the highest scoring combo performances of the event.
At the festival, Georgia Stafford '19 won the Dale Huff Outstanding Musicianship Award--awarded to the top-rated musician in the combo division. Other outstanding performances recognized at the jazz festival were as follows:
The Fryeburg Academy Math Team finished the season by defending their Pi-Cone League Championship title at Leavitt High School on March 6th. The Pi-Cone League consists of 14 teams from 11 regional high schools throughout Central Maine. Five meets were held this year from October through March. 50 Fryeburg Academy students competed on the math team, the highest number of participants on record. Senior team captains Antonina Zackorchemna '19 and Celine Lyu '19 did an outstanding job of leading the team this year. Weekly practices were held at the LaCasse Dining Hall.
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