Tucker Buzzell ’19 Earns Campbell Conference Class C South Player of the Year
Tucker Buzzell ’19 has been named the 2018 Campbell Conference Player of the Year. The award was presented at the league banquet on Sunday, November 18. Also, FA’s head coach David Turner and assistant coach David Jones were named the Campbell Conference Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively.
This prestigious award is voted on by the Class C Campbell Conference football coaches. “It’s a great honor for Tucker,” says FA head coach David Turner. “He played at a high level this season and throughout his Academy football career. He’s earned this award through hard work.”
Also at the awards banquet, seniors Oscar Saunders, Reece Kneissler, and Calvin Southwick were recognized as members Campbell Conference 1st Team All-Stars.
Buzzell’s play and the play of Saunders, Kneissler, and Southwick helped lead the team to a winning 10-2 record, earning the Raiders the Class C South Championship and a spot for the Class C State Championship—something the team had not accomplished since 1965.
Despite the tough loss against Nokomis in the state championship game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, coach Turner is proud of his team’s accomplishments. “We played hard but just came up 1 point short,” says Turner. “These guys played their hearts out. Though it really hurts now, someday they will look back and realize how much they accomplished.”
“We as coaches are recognized when our teams win a lot of games,” concludes Turner. “And when your team wins a lot of games, it means you have good players. We won a lot of games and have really good players; these coaches awards are simply a result of the team's success.”
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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