Fryeburg Academy Senior Signs with Bentley University on National Signing Day
Each year on National Signing Day, some of the best student-athletes across the United States eagerly await the opportunity to sign athletic scholarships with potential colleges and universities. For FA senior, Abigail Hewes, Wednesday, November 13, was no exception.
“I am honored to receive this distinction from Bentley University,” says Abigail Hewes. “I’ve played for Coach Frost all four years at the Academy and worked hard to improve my skills each year. I love the game of field hockey and look forward to the challenge of playing at the college level”.
During the signing, Hewes’ parents Harry and Kirsten Hewes were in attendance along with FA’s athletic director, Sue Thurston. “This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for Abigail and her family,” says Sue Thurston. “I’m proud of her accomplishments. This is a testament to Abigail’s dedication to her sport and an exciting example for all the young athletes in the Valley.”
Hewes’ merit and athletic scholarship from Bentley University will cover one-half of her tuition for all four years. Hewes will begin her freshman year at Bentley after graduating this spring from Fryeburg Academy and will join her brother Ryan Hewes ‘18, who is currently a sophomore at the college.
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.
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.
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.
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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