Ceci Crawford ’20 had planned to complete a senior project on reducing food waste in the Student-Faculty Center. With the arrival of distance learning mid-semester, she shifted her focus to how community members can reduce food waste at home. For the video she created, above, which was part of her project, she interviewed CA seniors and faculty members who are trying a variety of tactics to reduce food waste while they practice social distancing. “My hope is that this would remind everyone to think a little more about their own food waste when they’re at home,” she says.
This spring history teacher Topi Dasgupta P’22 ’25 and English teacher Laurence Vanleynseele P’22 co-taught the experimental class Apocalypse, Whatever: Caring in the Age of Post-Truth. Created with support from CA’s endowed Department X initiative, the course helped students turn toward existential crises without the distance of cynicism or the disembodiment of doomscrolling.
Concord Academy’s 100th school year culminated in a heartwarming ceremony on May 26, 2023, when the CA community gathered in pride in Academy Garden to honor its newest graduates. Commencement speaker André Robert Lee spoke on the power of love as a way forward in a moving speech, followed by the awarding of the diplomas. Congratulations to the class of 2023!
An informal Tech Expo offered students a chance to share cool and cutting-edge projects with each other this week. Quinn Williams ’25 test-drove a real-time fractal math model he had created and Mia Sinno Smith ’25 compared the machine learning models she had programmed.