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In a Surprise Revival of a CA Tradition, Field Day Delights and Unites the School Community

May 08, 2018

A Concord Academy tradition that lapsed in the 1970s,  Field Day was reinstated with vigor on May 4. A surprise until its announcement in an all-school meeting just prior, the afternoon of relay races, lawn games, and classic field day activities had the whole school community decked out in red and blue. With many a nod to CA’s history, the event gave students a chance to intermix between grades and let loose with friends and faculty. Coming together as a community in camaraderie and friendly competition raised the spirits of the entire student body.

Category: Alumnae/i, CA Magazine, Parent Newsletter Feature, Parents, School, and Student

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New Common Rooms in Action

November 5, 2018

The recently dedicated Sylvia M. Mendenhall Common Room in Bradford House and Stone Soup Common Room in Phelps House are just two of the new common spaces that are building community on campus.

Where Life Meets Art

November 4, 2018

Several Concord Academy graduates have gone on to careers in documentary photography, capturing everyday life and historic events. Here are stories from four alumnae/i whose images help us see our world differently.

Little Blue Hope

November 2, 2018

A daily pill can prevent the transmission of HIV. Why aren’t we celebrating?

Melody Ko ’89: Creative Collaborator

November 2, 2018

“My goal is to defy stereotypes and make connections,” says Melody Ko ’89, a photographer who has transferred her skills to a career in educational communications.

The GSA at 30

November 2, 2018

Now a presence in schools across North America and the world, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) had no model when it began 30 years ago at Concord Academy. During a yearlong celebration of CA’s foundational role in LGBTQ history, we look back at the GSA’s genesis.

Carey Tinkelenberg ’01

October 29, 2018

After years as a nationally competitive figure skater, Carey Tinkelenberg ’01 founded a skating school in Northfield, Minn. Taking notice of how quickly her program grew, U.S. Figure Skating invited Tinkelenberg to develop training resources for skating directors, and she has since traveled nationwide, training instructors. She coaches an international group of student-athletes at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minn., and has presented seminars in Mexico and Iceland, places she never imagined skating would take her.

Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65

October 29, 2018

When CA celebrates its centennial in a few short years, it will do so with a deeply dedicated and caring alumna at the helm of the Board of Trustees.

Matt McCahill ’95 and Claire Moriarty Schaeffer ’05: Giving Matters, Every Year

October 26, 2018

This pivotal time in Concord Academy’s history requires a rethinking of leadership roles. Who better to put the case for annual support to the alumnae/i community than Matt McCahill ’95 and Claire Moriarty Schaeffer ’05. Consistently generous, they have volunteered, in their new roles as Alumnae/i Annual Fund co-chairs, to act on the responsibility they feel as beneficiaries of CA to carry forward the work begun by previous generations.

Microfinance 2.0

May 29, 2018

Investing small can make a big difference. We look at some new approaches to small-scale lending for social impact. Kate Roll ’01 is experimenting with new approaches to microfinance that align both risks and rewards for clients and companies. David Leach, who heads CA’s information technology department, spends his vacations volunteering to help locally based microfinance organizations around the world. And Lucas Turner-Owens ’07 is fund manager at the nonprofit Boston Ujima Project, which has big aspirations to create a new community-controlled economy in the Greater Boston area.

Paying It Forward

May 29, 2018

Each year, students arrive at Concord Academy thanks to community-based access organizations, which exist to nurture the promise in bright kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. Once students are at CA, access organizations remain valuable partners, working with them and their families throughout their years on campus. In return, many students have gone on to volunteer, and in some cases work, for the organizations that helped them join the CA community. Here are three of their stories.

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