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!
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.
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.
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.