Morgan Fusco '21 Named Triple-Impact Competitor Finalist

Congratulations to Morgan Fusco '21 on being named a top 15 finalist for the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship program by Positive Coaching Alliance/New England (PCA/NE).

A Triple-Impact Competitor is an athlete who works to improve oneself, teammates, and the game as a whole. These individuals play a special role in aligning with the Positive Coaching Alliance’s mission to create positive programs, better athletes,
and better people.

Fusco plays for the soccer and softball team at Fryeburg Academy and has earned a position as a goalkeeper and a catcher, respectively. She has been instrumental in developing a positive team culture, inspiring her teammates with her work ethic and encouragement. 

"For me, sports are more than just games we play," says Fusco. “Sports are a way that kids and adults, including myself, express themselves, their character, and values in life.” To learn more about the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship program, click here.

List of 20 news stories.

  • 3-Star Jacket Student-Athletes

    FA’s Fall Sports Awards Assembly Recognizes Student-Athletes

    On Thursday, November 18th, Fryeburg Academy celebrated the fall sports season with its annual fall sports awards assembly held in the Wadsworth Arena. The following student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding performance during the fall 2021-22 season: 
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  • Isaac Rader '13

    FA's Goldberg Gallery Presents Artwork from Alum Isaac Rader

    Beginning in the month of October, the Goldberg Gallery will host the work of Isaac Rader. Rader, a 2013 graduate of Fryeburg Academy, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and has studied at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. He is a member of the Mount Washington Valley Art Association and has shown at many local venues throughout the Mount Washington Valley. 
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  • Left to right: Kyle Fairfield ’21, Chris Kwon ’23, Dr. Ziegler, Andrii Obertas ’21, Roze Schenstrom ’22, Peter Nguyen ’21, May Ki-OK Shin ’23, Sophia Sun ’23, Mr. O’Keefe ’14, and Grace Liu ’23. The Space Raiders received generous donations from the Perloff Family Foundation, the Lucas Spencer ’15 Passion Fund, and Sally and Jim Gibson towards the purchase of a new telescope.

    Space Raiders

    This past March, the Space Raiders purchased a 9.25” refractor telescope with a computer-controlled motorized “go-to” mount and camera adapter. Thanks to the generous donations from the Perloff Family Foundation, The Lucas Spencer Passion Fund, and Sally and Jim Gibson of Fryeburg, the purchase was possible. The telescope purchase helps to further our mission for viewing and astrophotography of the planets, stars, galaxies, nebula, and comets. We will be having open viewing events on campus and at the OLRC barn as weather and schedules permit.
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  • Nikki Soares '86

    FA Appoints Two New Board Members: Renee C. Thomas ‘84, and Nicola Soares ‘86

    The Fryeburg Academy Board of Trustees has appointed two new board members: Renee C. Thomas ‘84, and Nicola Soares ‘86. Both women hail from Bermuda and spent their Academy years as students in its boarding program.
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  • Fryeburg Academy's Big Band plays Symphony in Riffs as their virtual performance submission.

    FA Students Join UM Buddy Defranco and MMEA Maine State Jazz Festivals 

    This January, Fryeburg Academy’s after-school jazz groups were able to resume limited rehearsals (following specific CDC guidelines for spacing, ventilation, masking, instrument covers, and rehearsal length), which allowed us to begin preparation for the spring virtual jazz festivals.
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  • Illustration of the MorphoBrick designed by FA's Biology Club members: Daryna Serediuk'22, Stella Yoon'22, May Ki-Ok Shun'23, Zoe Yungyeong Jung'22, Grace Liu'23, Jiwon Choi'24, and club advisor Jennifer Richardson.

    FA Students Win 2021 Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge

    FA's Biology Club, led by Jennifer Richardson, was selected as the winner for the 2020-21 Youth Design Challenge, winning the Problem Definition Award for their MorphoBrick concept.
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  • Julian Zhu ‘21 (left) and FA photography teacher Jeniffer Bartlett, who displays Zhu’s award-winning photo entitled, “Graduation 2020 Under COVID-19.”

    FA Senior’s Photography Recognized by the Maine College of Art Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

    Senior Julian Zhu’s photography skills are known by many in our community, and his stellar work graces the Academy’s walls and marketing publications. This year, Zhu was awarded the Gold Key Award from Maine College of Arts’ Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for his submitted photo entitled, “Graduation 2020-Under COVID-19.” 
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  • FA’s Technical Art Students Enhance the Gibson Recreation Center with Benches

    For technical arts teacher Bob Pulito, creating innovative schedules to procure enough hands-on class time for his students has been one of the biggest challenges this year. “I’ve had to downsize the project choices due to the uncertainty of lab time if we have to work remotely,” says Pulito. “I’m still looking at two major wood projects from last year that need to be completed. Fortunately, the students have readily adapted and are more than happy to create [smaller-scale projects] for the school community.”
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  • FA Students Selected for the 2021 Maine All-State Music Festivals

    Five FA music students were selected to join this year’s Maine Jazz All-State and Band and Chorus All-State Festivals that will take place on January 29th, February 5th, and 6th and the third week in May, respectively.
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  • Fryeburg Academy Announces Fall 2020-21 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 2020-21:
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  • L to r: Leah Charles '22, Daniel Day '23, and Ainsley Foster '23 proudly display the ribbons they received at this year's Maine Junior Classical League held virtually, on November 10, 2020.

    Fryeburg Academy Maine Junior Classical League Fall Convention Results

    Fryeburg Academy finished 6th place at the Maine Junior Classical League on November 10, 2020. The 12 student delegates from the Academy participated via Zoom in the following categories: General Assemblies, Roll Call, Academic Testing, Scavenger Hunt, Trick Shot Contest, Spirit, Art and Photography, Certamen, and Latin Among Us (Apud Nos).

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  • All-Academic (back row l to r): Morgan Fusco ‘21, Maggie Powers ‘21, Jordan Eastman ‘21, Kayrin Johnson ‘21, Samantha Carus ‘21, and Ella Baptista ‘21 (front row l to r): Eli Mahan ‘21, Livia DeVries ‘21, Lilah Felix ‘21, Sharlah-May Day ‘21, and Luke Reinbach ‘21

    Fryeburg Academy Recognizes Outstanding Fall Student-Athletes

    Due to the pandemic, Fryeburg Academy’s Fall Sports Awards Night was held virtually on Wednesday, November 11. Student-athletes, however, were invited to receive their awards in-person.  Fryeburg Academy recognized the following student-athletes at the event:
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  • Pictured is College Board National Commended Scholar Kaia DeVries '21, who achieved a score among the highest 50,000 scores on tests taken for the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT.

    Seniors Named College Board National Recognition Scholars

    Five Fryeburg Academy seniors have been named College Board National Recognition Scholars,  scoring in the top 2.5% of  2019 PSAT/NMSQT test takers and identifying as one or more of the following: African American, Hispanic American, Latinx, Indigenous, or attending school in a rural area and/or come from a small town. These students are Kyleana Carbone, Ava Chadbourne, Kaia DeVries, Quang Nguyen, and Andrii Obertas. 

    Additionally, the College Board has recognized Kaia DeVries as a Commended Scholar for achieving a score that was among the highest 50,000 scores on tests taken. 1.7 million students nationally took the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT.
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  • Sophia Sun '23 (l) and Kyle Fairfield '21(r) with University of Southern Maine's adjunct professor, Dr. Warren Ziegler, at USM's September 26, 2020 CubeSat workshop.

    Engaging Maine High Schoolers in Cube Satellite Development

    Lanba, Asheesh. University of Southern Maine, October 9, 2020, "USM Voices: Engaging Maine high schoolers in Cube Satellite development."

    Despite trying times with the current pandemic, science must go on. On Saturday, Sept. 26th, the University of Southern Maine kicked off a series of workshops intended to engage Maine high school students in Cube Satellite development.
    CubeSats are small research satellites that are made up of multiples of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, that have ushered in a new era of space research, allowing high-schools and universities to participate in this one very niche field. The workshop had prestigious speakers that included an award-winning educator, engineers work at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a commercial CubeSat kit company and USM faculty.
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  • FA's Opening Week

    The academic year at Fryeburg Academy is in full swing with in-person learning for over 450 day students and 60 resident students who hail from 16 different countries (China, Vietnam, Canada, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Rwanda, Ghana, Morocco, Ukraine, Cyprus, Japan/Russia, Nepal, and the United States).  Additionally, another 40 day students have opted to attend the Academy remotely, and 14 international students are participating in the Academy's newly launched remote learning program — World Classroom@FryeburgAcademy.
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  • Fryeburg Academy's Fall Sports

    After a long-awaited green light from the Maine Principals' Association, FA student-athletes have finally been able to take to the fields to participate in their respective sports. 
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  • Morgan Fusco '21 Named Triple-Impact Competitor Finalist

    Congratulations to Morgan Fusco '21 on being named a top 15 finalist for the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship program by Positive Coaching Alliance/New England (PCA/NE).
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  • Interior picture of Shaffner Hall's upper level. The second phase of the project's construction is slated to be completed on October 31st.

    Phase Two Construction of Thomas D. Shaffner Hall Nears Completion

    The second phase of Shaffner Hall's construction is well underway, with completion slated for October 31, 2020.
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  • Town of Fryeburg's Registrar of Voters, Ms. Woitko, (pictured middle, bottom left), FA's Youth in Government advisor Ms. McLaughlin (pictured far right), and club leaders staffed a voter registration booth in front of Shaffner Hall on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

    Youth in Government Club Encourages Students to "Get Out and Vote!"

    The YIG club is a national program of the YMCA. Each year, the program holds a student-driven mock legislative session during the annual YIG Conference held at the Maine State House. 
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  • Antonina Zakorchemna '19 and junior Artem Laptiev '20 along with other top teams, receive an overall 2nd place award as well as finishing 2nd in the engineering category at the 73rd Maine State Science Fair.

    Fryeburg Academy Students Win 2nd Place at the 73rd Maine State Science Fair

    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.
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