News Archive


  • Joseph R. Manning Appointed as Fryeburg Academy’s Next Head of School

    FRYEBURG, ME, OCTOBER 26, 2022— Fryeburg Academy’s Board of Trustees is very pleased and excited to announce that Joseph R. Manning has been appointed as the Academy’s next Head of School. The Trustees' unanimous decision resulted from a rigorous search process by the Board’s Search Committee, which worked closely with internationally renowned search firm Carney Sandoe and Associates, based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Committee and consultants conducted a stakeholder survey, met on campus with over sixty stakeholder groups, authored a report on the next Head of School’s necessary traits, and engaged with Manning through extensive interviews. 

  • Erin P. Mayo Appointed as Next Head of School at Doane Academy

    The Board of Trustees of Doane Academy announce that Erin Pike Mayo will become the next Head of School, on July 1, 2023, the start of Doane Academy’s 187th year.
  • Fryeburg Academy’s Goldberg Gallery Presents Visual Artist Marsha Carlin

    The Goldberg Gallery will host an art installation of Marsha Carlin’s work in October and November. “Adaptive reuse is an approach to life and art that I learned from my parents, who were both children of The Depression. Saving and reusing string, baby food jars to hold nails and screws, and making doll houses from discarded wood scraps eventually influenced my creative process,” says Carlin. “I purposely use nontraditional and repurposed materials to create art, clothing, and accessories.” 
  • Fryeburg Academy Students Among Top Performers in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Fryeburg Academy is pleased to announce that May Ki-ok “May” Shin has been named a Semifinalist in the
    National Merit Scholarship Program, and Kyungyoon “Yuna” Lee has been named a Commended
    Student. High school juniors entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021
    Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). According to the College
    Board, more than 2 million students took the PSAT in 2021; both young women placed among the top
    50,000 takers of this test.
  • USDA Awards over $70 Million in Grants, Maine’s Fryeburg Academy among awardees

    Boston, MA, July 26, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is awarding more than $10 million in Farm to School Grants to 123 projects across the country. Additionally, for the first time, the department is empowering states with $60 million in non-competitive grants to develop stronger and sustainable Farm to School programs over the next four years. Both actions will help more kids nationwide eat healthy, homegrown foods.
  • FA Celebrates Faculty Years of Service

    On June 8, 2022, the Academy recognized faculty and staff for their years of service at the end-of-year staff meeting held in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center.  Congratulations to the following faculty/staff who were recognized:

  • 1,000 Paper Origami Cranes & the Wish for Peace

    It was almost serendipitous that two simultaneous Peace Crane Projects were in the works during April and May to create an astounding 1,000 paper origami cranes. The project's roots are based on the ancient Japanese origami art form, where delicate and colorful kami paper is folded into ornate objects. And, according to ancient legend, "anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods." In this particular case, peace for Ukraine. 
  • FA Finance Class Teams Take First Place in the Maine Stock Market Game

    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. 
  • FA Places Second in the Biomimicry Institute’s 2021-22 Youth Design Challenge

    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.
  • FA’s Winter Sports Awards Assembly Recognizes Student-Athletes

    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:
  • Fryeburg Academy Makes its Mark at the New York Heritage Festival in New York City

    During the weekend of April 22nd, Fryeburg Academy musicians received multiple awards and recognitions at the New York WorldStrides festival.
  • FA Students Stella Yoon '22 and Alana Legassie '24 Win Tree Naming Contest 

    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.
  • FA Announces 25 New Inductees to the National Honor Society

    We are pleased to announce the induction of 25 new members to the B.W. Tinker Chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday, March 21st. 

    Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors in the U.S. that can be awarded to a high school student. The B.W. Tinker Chapter of NHS works diligently to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Along with the more than 15,000 chapters in schools across the nation, the B.W. Tinker Chapter strives to give practical meaning to member selection in accordance with the Society's standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students are not inducted simply because of a high academic average but rather are recognized for excelling in all of these areas.
  • Fryeburg Academy Honors Ukraine with Blue and Yellow Day

    On Thursday, March 17, 2022, the Fryeburg Academy community dressed in blue and yellow gathered outside of Shaffner Hall for a moment of silence and a group photo. The event was organized by fellow Ukrainian students Anna Bondar ‘23 and Daryna Serediuk ‘22, the International Club, and faculty members Greg Huang-Dale and Judy Heininger.

  • Willow Carter '22 Named Song of the Year Finalist

    Congrats to FA senior, Willow Carter, who has been named a finalist for the WMWV (93.5 FM) song of the year contest. There were 29 entries and Willow was chosen as one of the top three announced on the air on Friday, February 25th. There will be online voting and a winner will be decided on or about March 31st. To vote for Carter, please go to:

    Listen to Willow's new song, 'Late Night Drives' at:
  • 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. 
  • FA's Big Band Joins Portland Jazz Orchestra at Longfellow Square

    Each month, the Portland Jazz Orchestra invites Maine high school jazz programs to join them during thier performances at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine.  On Thursday, January 27th, FA's Big Band received its third invitation from the Portland Jazz Orchestra to share the stage once again. It was an exhilarating night full of great music and fun!  FA's big band includes the following members:

    Griffin Gillis '25
    Nyla Charest '22
    Emily Sakash '22
    Kaitlyn Sakash '24
    Brian Lucy '24
    Rohan Hikel '22
  • FA's Fox Brothers Make Their Mark at the Class B South Regional Meet

    On Saturday, February 12th, Fryeburg Academy hosted the Class B South Regional Wrestling Meet. Two Raiders-- who coincidentally happen to be brothers--had outstanding performances. Job Fox '22 and Hayden Fox '23 earned first and fourth place respectively for their weight class. The top four finishers from this meet, including the Fox brothers, qualify for the state meet held this weekend at Morse High School. Fryeburg Academy will host again on February 22nd for the State Duals. Congratulations!
  • Fryeburg Academy Announces Fall 2021-22 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 2021-22:
  • Fryeburg Academy’s Goldberg Gallery Presents Artwork from Jean Bradley and Rik Phillips

    Beginning in January, the Goldberg Gallery will host paintings of Jean Bradley and sculptures of Rik Phillips. Jean Bradley has been a professional painter and a teacher for the past thirty years.

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