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.
Both Big Band and Chorus received gold ratings for their performances. In addition, FA's Big Band got an Adjudicator Award for achieving a near-perfect score, and the FA Chorus earned an invitation to sing at Carnegie Hall. Solo recognitions went to Fiona Hawthorne-Brosnan '23 and Rosa Tepe '23 for their solos in Chorus, and to Ethan St. Pierre '24 for percussion in Big Band. Lucy Wang '22, nominated by FA for being an outstanding student in the music program, won the WorldStrides Ovation Award.
Fryeburg Academy also took home the WorldStrides Citizenship Award, which goes to one school that showed spirit, positive attitudes, and respect to other schools and staff throughout the weekend. We are incredibly grateful and honored to be representatives of these outstanding achievements. We want to extend our success and gratitude to those who helped us fundraise to support our program and our chaperones, Shellie Sakash, Wendy and Jim St. Pierre, and our AWESOME bus driver, John. This is a weekend we’ll never forget!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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