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.” 

“This year’s graduation was quite different without the typical hugs and large crowds,” said Zhu. “The only thing that our graduates were able to do after receiving their diploma was to take a few photos with close family. I struggled with which photo to submit. I found this picture to be more interesting because it really tells a better story from both the subject and framing that shows my subjects wearing masks, reflecting the current situation.”

As a Gold Key recipient, Zhu will automatically advance to the national level of adjudication in New York City. National Medalists will be announced on Wednesday, March 7, 2021.

The Maine Scholastic Art and Writing Award is one of the longest-running (since 1923) and most prestigious recognitions for creative teens. Previous recipients of the award have included some of America’s most celebrated artists and writers, such as Stephen King, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol. To learn more about the award, please visit https://www.artandwriting.org.
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  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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