On a stunning fall afternoon, CA athletic teams traveled north to Pingree intent on retaining the Chandler Bowl trophy for the fourth consecutive year. The formula for success was five combined wins earned by JV volleyball, boys varsity cross-country, boys JV soccer, boys varsity soccer, and girls varsity volleyball. The fourth win of the day, secured by a boys varsity soccer shut-out, guaranteed that the bowl would travel back to campus, as a tie defaults to the school that won the prior year. In the final contest of the day, though, the girls varsity volleyball team had a different outcome in mind. They stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to win a thrilling come-from-behind five-set victory, much to the delight of the large CA crowd, and secured the outright win for CA, 5-3. This event also served as an opportunity for the CA and Pingree communities to fundraise together toward a charitable cause, which this year was the Hurricane Dorian relief effort. Go Green!
When Richard Selden P’23 spoke at an all-school assembly at Concord Academy on November 16, he acknowledged how much CA students want to change the world. “No matter what your academic and career interests are, you can find a way to tie them into fighting for social justice,” he said. Selden shared how he turned his passion for molecular biology into a rapid DNA technology that is making the world a safer place.
Science teacher Gretchen Roorbach, CA’s first environmental sustainability and justice coordinator, recently reported on actions the school is taking to meet its sustainability targets. Of several projects of note, a fan system soon to be installed in the gym will reduce heating and cooling demand. The first project approved for the Green Revolving Fund support, it resulted from a proposal created last year for a CA science class on energy and climate by recent graduate Ishan Narra ’22.
Go behind the scenes of the action-packed fall mainstage play She Kills Monsters in a special interview with Director Shelley Bolman. The high-energy show was thrilling, heartfelt, and at times hilarious, incorporating puppetry and swordplay in an immersive experience that blurred the line between fantasy and reality.