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What the Spotlight Shows: 2018–19 Hall Fellow Josh Duboff ’04 on Celebrity Journalism

May 08, 2019

“I’ve always been greatly interested in the trappings of celebrity,” says Josh Duboff ’04, a senior writer for Vanity Fair and a leading voice in celebrity journalism. In addition to writing about actors, musicians, and influencers, he has a keen interest in the people who surround and support famous individuals. Duboff shared his insights into reporting on entertainment and popular culture as Concord Academy’s 2018–19 Hall Fellow on March 27 and 28.

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What the Spotlight Shows: 2018–19 Hall Fellow Josh Duboff ’04 on Celebrity Journalism

May 8, 2019

“I’ve always been greatly interested in the trappings of celebrity,” says Josh Duboff ’04, a senior writer for Vanity Fair and a leading voice in celebrity journalism. In addition to writing about actors, musicians, and influencers, he has a keen interest in the people who surround and support famous individuals. Duboff shared his insights into reporting on entertainment and popular culture as Concord Academy’s 2018–19 Hall Fellow on March 27 and 28.

CA Students Host First Concord Academy Women in Technology Conference

May 7, 2019

From coding to career advice, Concord Academy’s first Women in Technology (CA WiT) conference, Taking Crtl 2019, engaged participants in thought-provoking discussion and hands-on experiences. Taking place throughout the day on Saturday, April 27, this first annual conference brought together female and nonbinary high school and middle school students through a shared interest in technology. WiT introduced younger students to concepts and skills and supported and empowered students already passionate about entering the field.

John Drew P’15 ’19, Assistant Head and Academic Dean, to Speak at CA’s Commencement

May 6, 2019

This year’s Commencement speaker will be John Drew P’15 ’19, assistant head and academic dean. For the last 21 years, John has served Concord Academy with the utmost distinction. He has contributed to CA as a teacher in the Science Department, a house faculty member, a coach, a department head, and, perhaps most importantly, as the parent of two wonderful children, Sophie ’15 and Nate ’19, with his wife Gianna. Most recently, he has served as Academic Dean and as a close and reliable partner as Assistant Head of School. Over these past two decades, he has enriched our community with his dedicated work ethic, his wise insight, his steadfast integrity, and his wry good humor. Outside of the classroom, John is an avid long-distance runner, having completed numerous cross-country runs and ultra-marathons. Starting this fall, John will serve as the new Head of the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, N.H. Given his long history at CA, his deep commitment to students, and in particular his connection with the Class of 2019, John is an especially fitting speaker for this wonderful occasion.

CA Turns 97!

May 6, 2019

On April 22, Concord Academy turned 97 years old! We celebrated on campus with a cupcake truck full of birthday goodies for everyone! See some photos of the celebration here.

Join Us for the Premiere of Deerstalker!

May 5, 2019

CA alumnae/i are invited to join us for the premiere of <em>Deerstalker</em>, CA’s fourth feature film production, on Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, complete with a red carpet event! Please email justin_bull@concordacademy.org for seat reservations!

Red and Blue Day 2019

May 4, 2019

The tradition continues! This year’s surprise announcement of Red and Blue Day came on May 3. Students played games of cornhole and Spikeball, ran sponge bucket relays and three-legged races on the fields, played dodgeball in the SHAC, and roamed the campus in a scavenger hunt. After a light drizzle became a harder rain, everyone headed into the gym, where students took turns cheering for their teams and faced off in the final contests of the day: several rounds of rock, paper, scissors and tug-of-war. At the end of the afternoon, with a 10-point lead, the blue team carried the day. Many thanks to Student Head of School Ananya Pani, Student Vice Head of School Owen Elton, and Student Council for their efforts over more than a month to plan the event, and to all the faculty and staff who contributed. View photos from the field day in our Red and Blue Day gallery.

Composer-in-Residence Stefanie Lubkowski Is Getting Students Involved in Creating New Music

March 26, 2019

Usually, the Chameleon Chamber Players listen to unfamiliar pieces before trying to play them. But this year, the five-member advanced ensemble had a chance to approach music differently thanks to a gift of funding for Concord Academy’s new composer-in-residence, Stefanie Lubkowski. In addition to teaching individual lessons in composition, Lubkowski has included student-musicians in the creation and development of an entirely new work. Her approach speaks to one of her main professional goals: to help young people see writing music as a dynamic process.

Let Us Loan You a CA Banner for Your Next CA Gathering!

March 20, 2019

Are you getting together with your CA friends this summer? For a CA classmates’ wedding? Maybe a BBQ? Let us know and we’ll loan you a CA banner so you can take a picture for the next magazine! Contact Emily Walberg at emily_walberg@concordacademy.org.

Looking for Alumnae/i Admissions Interviewers!

January 6, 2019

The CA Alumnae/i Admissions Interview Program is a great way to connect our alumnae/i to CA today and support our admissions team in the process. Each school year, our alumnae/i interviewers spend time on a select few Saturday mornings in the Admissions Office on campus interviewing potential CA students. If interested, please contact Emily Walberg (emily_walberg@concordacademy.org) for more information.