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CA Magazine

Summer 2023

In this issue of Concord Academy Magazine, we wrap up CA’s Centennial with voices from across our school community and celebrate the students, faculty and staff, and alums who contribute so much to this school and the world.

An Unprecedented Opportunity

This is the moment for the global CA community to support the Centennial Campaign. Learn about the planned Centennial Arts Center and a bold leap for the school’s endowment.

News and Stories

Annie and Ilan Ganot P’26 Share a Deeply Personal Journey into Bioscience Research

On November 29, Annie and Ilan Ganot P’26, co-founders of the Boston-based biotechnology company Solid Biosciences, gave an inspiring presentation to the CA community. They shared how they are developing treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle-wasting disease that afflicts approximately 10,000 people in the United States alone, including their son. The Ganots leverage their expertise, networks, and unrelenting drive as parents and professionals to push boundaries in science to improve the lives of patients living with Duchenne.

Fall 2023 Athletics Season Recap

Congratulations to Concord Academy’s fall teams on another successful season. Relive the excitement in a news recap on boys and girls varsity soccer, girls varsity field hockey, boys and girls varsity cross-country, girls varsity volleyball, and junior varsity programs. Go Green!

Dance Project Collaborations Spark Creativity

This fall, CA Dance Project’s collaborations with professional organizations have furthered students’ interest in creative movement. Students visited Boston Ballet and spoke with company member My’Kal Stromile about pursuing professions in dance. Dance Project members also participated in an on-campus improv workshop with Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, founder, and co-director of Boston Dance Theater, where they explored freedom of expression.

CA Holds Assembly in Honor of Native American Heritage Month

On November 15, 2023, Thomas Green, vice president of the Massachusett-Ponkapoag Tribal Council and an Indigenous culture steward and educator, addressed the CA campus community. In this assembly held in the Performing Arts Center in honor of Native American Heritage Month, Green shared the history of the Massachusett people, whose villages once reached from Salem, Mass., to Plymouth along the coast and inland as far west as Worcester.

Guest Director Regine Vital Takes on Sense and Sensibility at CA

Get a sneak preview of Concord Academy’s fall mainstage play Sense and Sensibility. Read about how Director Regine Vital and CA students bring the Regency-era classic to life on stage.

CA Cross Country Excels at EIL Championships

CA cross-country returned to its home course, Great Brook Farm, on November 3 to host the 2023 Eastern Independent League (EIL) Championships. Running first, the girls placed eighth in a very strong field, with all CA runners improving significantly from their earlier effort on the same course. They were followed by the boys team, which faced a neck-and-neck competition. CA edged ahead in the final 200 meters to earn the first-place title. CA runners on the girls and boys teams set 25 personal bests in a memorable day for the program. Go Green!


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