On Friday, April 29, CA hosted Bancroft in the CA/Bancroft Cup on a cool and sunny afternoon. The inaugural rivalry event included games across six sports with the winner of four contests or more earning the right to “take home” the coveted trophy.
CA’s girls and boys varsity tennis teams provided the Green with an early 2-0 overall lead by comfortably winning their matches on the beautiful Moriarty Athletics Campus tennis courts. Meanwhile the baseball and softball teams were locked in very tight and well played contests as the boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams took to the field. Concord’s boys lacrosse team jumped out to a commanding lead whereas the girls found themselves in the opposite position as Bancroft jumped ahead.
While CA’s softball and baseball teams played hard, they were ultimately defeated in very close contests resulting in a 2-2 overall score in the event at the midway point. All eyes then turned to the two lacrosse games in which both CA teams held a comfortable lead and ultimately secured those decisive victories. With CA earning the needed four wins to capture the Cup, following a short trophy presentation on the fieldhouse deck, the CA captains hoisted the Cup in celebration!
Along with an exciting afternoon of competitions, CA’s student organizations, CASA and the Student Athletic Council, organized two successful fundraisers at the event with proceeds going to a Ukraine charitable organization. The Concord and Bancroft communities look forward to continuing this spirited event as it moves to Bancroft in 2023.
On May 17 and 18, acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and educator Rashaun Mitchell ’96 visited Concord Academy to share his artistry with the CA community. Mitchell gave a talk and demonstration with three collaborators in the dance studio. Several CA students joined him for an improv dance workshop. And in his Hall Fellow Lecture, he shared his personal story, as a late bloomer who started dance training at 15 years old at CA, as a mentor and teacher who has encouraged his students not to fear failure but to use it as a catalyst for growth, and as an artist who works in many forms.
2018–2021 Katherine Carton Hammer ’68 Chair Nick Hiebert Presents on Connection, Collaboration, and Community
On May 5, CA English teacher Nick Hiebert shared how he had benefited from holding the Katherine Carton Hammer ’68 Endowed Faculty Chair over the past three years. The support, Hiebert said, gave him time and space “to realize how much I am made, sustained, and inspired by other people.”
On April 22 and 23, the CA community united in honor of Concord Academy’s 100th birthday. On this historic occasion, the Centennial Days of Service and Sustainability involved listening, learning, and taking action. The celebration extended beyond campus to include alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the school. Together over these two days, CA community members made a difference for others, and for our planet, in support of the commitment in CA’s mission to build a more just and sustainable future.