Joseph R. Manning Installed as the Academy's 55th Head of School

Fryeburg Academy and the Board of Trustees announce the installation of Joseph R. Manning as the Academy’s 55th head of school. The Installation Ceremony was held on Friday, November 3, 2023, with members of the Fryeburg Academy community, the Board of Trustees, and former head of school Erin P. Mayo in attendance as a guest speaker. Manning steps into this new leadership role during the school’s 232nd year, following a long-tenured and successful career at the Academy spanning twenty years of service. 
“I am deeply honored to serve as the 55th head of school at Fryeburg Academy. I thank the Board of 
Trustees for giving me this opportunity, and thank my 54 predecessors for leading this 231-year-old institution to where we are today. As many of you in the audience have heard me say before, Maria and I first arrived in Fryeburg twenty years ago, and the growth of the Academy in that short period has been remarkable. But there have been many remarkable moments in the Academy’s history…

Inveniam viam aut faciam. Latin for: ’I shall find a way or make one.’

A  lifelong motto of one of Fryeburg’s most famous residents, Admiral Robert Perry, who led the first expedition to reach the North Pole in 1909. Inveniam viam aut faciam is etched into his gravestone in Arlington cemetery. Over my 20 years at the Academy, I believe this expression guides many of my colleagues and board members and was certainly a guiding principle for many of our predecessors…

So, as we go forward into this 55th administration of Fryeburg Academy, we must continue to carry out our mission: to serve our students, the local and global community, and the future by providing diverse learning opportunities, fostering achievement and inclusivity, and cultivating responsible citizenship.

To do this, we must rely heavily on our core values: Respect, Diversity, Community, Challenge, Support, and Growth. And, although we may have yet to determine precisely what opportunities or challenges will come our way, we know that we are charged to carry on the legacy of those who came before us. As we carry out this legacy, I am sure we will plant trees, build foundations, and maybe replace a few more windows…
We will have the courage to reach out for the things we cannot see. We will be a part of the history of continuous growth of Fryeburg Academy and this beautiful campus. But most importantly, like our predecessors, we will serve and build up the students who attend the Academy during our time here. We will help them grow not just in skill and knowledge but as humans.

Inveniam viam aut faciam. 

Together, we will find a way or make one. I am grateful for this community and for your support.”
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  • Fryeburg Academy Fall 2023-24 Honors/High Honors Roll Recipients Named

    We are pleased to announce the following students who have earned academic recognition at Fryeburg Academy for the Fall of 2023-24:

    HONORS
    Grade 12: (Honors)
    Charlotte Adamus
    Vittoria Bernardini
    Natalie Berry
    Dom Bond
    Jordin Booker
    Owen Burford
    Tori Butters
    Jilyan Byrne
    Lorenzo Catana Vallemani
    Jonah Densmore
    Vitoria Do Espirito Santo Teixeira
    Elle Dooley
    Austin Dorner
    Deniz Eroglu
    Manu Fandos Martinez
    Aidan Flanigan
    Amber Gagnon
    Mia Grandchamp
    Gal Hanan
    Emily Hoosier
    Noah Jacobs
    Emma Keaten
    David Kim
    Joey Kim
    Kardelen Lacinok
    Helena Landry
    Margherita Lassini
    Leo Lee
    Celine Lee
    Ana Maillett
    Moss Marques
    Caroline Masterman
    Asher McKenney
    Ryan Meade
    Natalia Millan Arenas
    Mina Milosevic
    Tommy Morini
    Tasia Nason
    Rachel Pizzo
    Grace Porcaro
    Abby Pratt
    Ashe Rabideau
    Winter Raymond
    Dustin Rhoda
    Gideon Richard
    Leah Rokes
    Margherita Rossi
    Gunnar Saunders
    Louie Shin
    Lamar Smith
    Hunter Tripp
    Tanner Tripp
    Gabby Udoto
    Logan Walton
    Kara Willette
    Connor Williams
    Mary Wing
    Kevin Zhou
  • Academy Students Earn Silver and Bronze at the National FFA Convention

    From October 31 through November 3, five members of the Academy's FFA Chapter (Future Farmers of America) and faculty member Jennifer Solter Jones attended the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
  • FA's Falls Sports Assembly Honors Student-Athletes

    On Thursday, November 16th, Fryeburg Academy celebrated the fall sports season with its annual fall sports awards assembly held in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. The following student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding performance during the fall 2023-24 season:
     
  • Joseph R. Manning Installed as the Academy's 55th Head of School

    Fryeburg Academy and the Board of Trustees announce the installation of Joseph R. Manning as the Academy’s 55th head of school. The Installation Ceremony was held on Friday, November 3, 2023, with members of the Fryeburg Academy community, the Board of Trustees, and former head of school Erin P. Mayo in attendance as a guest speaker. Manning steps into this new leadership role during the school’s 232nd year, following a long-tenured and successful career at the Academy spanning twenty years of service. 
  • FA Students Earn Letters of Commendation in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Fryeburg Academy seniors Tyler Bartick and Jiwon Choi have earned Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC) for their performance on the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

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