Seniors Casey and Reece Kneissler Represent FA at the WMC Citizenship Awards Banquet

Each year, the Western Maine Conference (WMC) sponsors an awards banquet to honor students from each school in the conference. Every WMC school is asked to select two graduating seniors for their overall contributions to their school in the areas of academics, athletics, leadership, and extracurricular activities, as well as for their attitude and consideration of others.

This year senior twins, Casey and Reece Kneissler, were selected to represent Fryeburg Academy at the banquet held on February 27 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, ME.

Reece Kneissler '19

Having earned the respect of peers, faculty, and administration at Fryeburg Academy, Reece was chosen for the WMC citizenship award based on his academic and athletic excellence, along with his commitment to the community. A captain of the Fryeburg Academy southern Class C championship football team, Reece earned All Campbell Conference football honors as a physical and cerebral middle linebacker and offensive lineman. A high honor student, Reece also earned Campbell Conference All-Academic status. Reece captains the FA basketball team and starts at center, and he is a catcher/first baseman on the baseball team. In honor of Reece’s contributions to the Fryeburg Academy community, he was named to Dirigo Boys’ State delegation. Reece has not made a final decision between Holy Cross, University of Maine, and the University of Maine at Farmington, but he will study business and economics in college. On track to be a 12-sport athlete at FA, Reece’s quiet and strong leadership will be missed in the athletic department and in the school community at large. 

Casey Kneissler ‘19

Casey earned the WMC Citizenship Award with an impressive academic, athletic, and club career at Fryeburg Academy. A National Honor Society member and high honor student, Casey has received many academic honors, among them the Dartmouth Book Award, the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Award. Casey also represented Fryeburg Academy at Maine Youth Leadership and Dirigo Girls’ State. Casey is a member of the Model United Nations team, the math team, the Girl Up Club, the Unified basketball team, and the Interact Club as well. Captain of both the indoor and outdoor track teams, Casey has podiumed at the state indoor meet two years in a row and the outdoor state track meet last year. Casey is waiting to hear back from Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby, but she hopes to attend Bates next year and focus on biology and pre-med studies. 
Back

List of 5 news stories.

  • FA Attends the National High School Model United Nations in NYC

    This year, 22 students traveled to New York City to attend the four-day National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) Conference on March 1-4.  Now in its 45th year, the NHSMUN is the largest and most prestigious conference, hosting over 5000 participants from more than 75 countries and 300 schools. The New York-based conference-- surrounded by offices of Permanent Missions to the United Nations as well as the United Nations Headquarters itself--provides the perfect backdrop for a robust international affairs experience and a broadening of global issues awareness. Students are provided with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the theory and practice of international relations firsthand and have the opportunity to attend the opening or closing ceremonies in the UN General Assembly chamber, where actual diplomats convene every year.
     
  • FA Wins Silver and Bronze at the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival

    On March 15 and 16, FA's Jazz bands traveled to South Portland High School to attend the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival. The New Standard Combo and FA Big Band both performed very well, earning silver while the Yukon King Combo and Fryeburg Academy Jazz Orchestra won bronze. It is noteworthy that FA's New Standard Combo earned 74 out of 75 points for their performances--one point shy of claiming the gold standard and was one of the highest scoring combo performances of the event.

    At the festival, Georgia Stafford '19 won the Dale Huff Outstanding Musicianship Award--awarded to the top-rated musician in the combo division. Other outstanding performances recognized at the jazz festival were as follows:



  • FA's Math Team Captures the Regional Title

    The Fryeburg Academy Math Team finished the season by defending their Pi-Cone League Championship title at Leavitt High School on March 6th. The Pi-Cone League consists of 14 teams from 11 regional high schools throughout Central Maine. Five meets were held this year from October through March.  50 Fryeburg Academy students competed on the math team, the highest number of participants on record. Senior team captains Antonina Zackorchemna '19 and Celine Lyu '19 did an outstanding job of leading the team this year.  Weekly practices were held at the LaCasse Dining Hall.
  • Winter Sports Awards 2019

    Congratulations to the following student-athletes who were recognized at this year's Winter Sports Awards:

    View photos from the awards ceremony: https://flic.kr/s/aHskT4S8b9

  • Seniors Casey and Reece Kneissler Represent FA at the WMC Citizenship Awards Banquet

    Each year, the Western Maine Conference (WMC) sponsors an awards banquet to honor students from each school in the conference. Every WMC school is asked to select two graduating seniors for their overall contributions to their school in the areas of academics, athletics, leadership, and extracurricular activities, as well as for their attitude and consideration of others.

    This year senior twins, Casey and Reece Kneissler, were selected to represent Fryeburg Academy at the banquet held on February 27 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, ME.

Fryeburg Academy

FRYEBURG ACADEMY
745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
p. (207) 935-2001      
f.  (207) 935-5013      
admissions@fryeburgacademy.org
Fryeburg Academy is an independent boarding and day school, serving grades 9-12 and postgraduate. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.