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Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62 Honored with 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award

June 20, 2017

“Positive change flows from a human connection,” says Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62. She received the 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her sustained personal efforts on behalf of education both locally and internationally. As a volunteer teacher for children with Down syndrome and other special needs in her Connecticut community, she traveled to Ghana in 2000 with a Fulbright group of teachers. Following that initial trip, she has returned twice to undertake work on a girls’ education initiative.

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Sarah Russell ’87: A Champion Then and Now

May 25, 2017

Earning plaudits for her athletic prowess is nothing new to Sarah Russell ’87, who has become a world-class triathlete.

Video: Girls’ Varsity Squash, NEPSAC Champions

May 24, 2017

In our online exclusive, watch members of the girls’ varsity squash team relive their very first win of a NEPSAC title — the fourth NEPSAC championship for Concord Academy.

Hydroponics Close-Up: Growing Greens at CA

May 24, 2017

Senior Miranda Brown ’17 conducted a departmental study in the basement of CA Labs, where she spent a semester growing hydroponic greens. She also researched the food system and issues surrounding food justice. She shared her findings — and her produce  — with the CA community.

A Successful Spring Athletic Season!

May 23, 2017

CA enjoyed much success this spring! Multiple teams improved vastly upon their performance last spring while others continued their winning ways. The CA Girls Varsity Tennis team finished second in the NEPSAC tournament this past weekend. The Track & Field team traveled to Marianapolis on May 13th to compete in the EIL championships. By the end of the day, both the girls and boys teams stood up on the podium accepting a 3rd place trophy. Junior Sam Welsh won a NEPSAC championship in the discus by breaking a 16 year old New England record by 15 feet! The Coed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee team completed 2017 with another unblemished record as they had done in 2016. Multiple CA teams earned berths to the season ending EIL tournaments as well. Congrats to the Varsity Softball, Baseball and Girls Lacrosse teams for matching or improving upon their seeding in the EIL tournaments this spring which is a sign of the steady improvement of the programs. The athletic department wishes everyone a rejuvenating, fun and active summer!

CA Community Group Cycle Ride on Saturday, June 10

May 23, 2017

Are you an avid cyclist? Looking to get out with some new and familiar faces? Join members of the CA community for a group ride around Concord during reunion weekend! Ben Carmichael ’01, Director of Marketing and Communications, will be leading a 10- to 15-mile scenic ride on Saturday, June 10. The group will meet at 8:00 a.m. in Aloian Circle. Parents, alumnae/i, and friends are welcome. We hope to see you there. Go Green!

CA Gear Pop-Up Store Will Be Open After Commencement

May 23, 2017

Concord Academy spirit wear will be on sale following the Commencement ceremony on June 2 at the CA Gear Pop-Up Store!

Parent Tour Guides Needed for Next Fall

May 23, 2017

Save the date for the upcoming Parent Tour Guide orientation meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. Come learn and share the CA story with prospective parents! The Admissions Office is looking for Parent Tour Guide volunteers for the upcoming school year on Mondays through Fridays at either 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1:15 p.m. (Tuesdays 9 a.m. only). Tours are one hour in length, and guides can arrange to tour on either a weekly or bi-weekly rotation. If you are interested, feel free to contact Liz Vernaglia P’18 or Shari Marquis P’18 ’21. If you have any conflict with this date, including Rosh Hashanah preparations, Liz and Shari are happy to provide additional information and training.

Textbook Buyback, May 31 and June 1

May 22, 2017

The annual textbook buyback will occur on Wednesday, May ​31​​, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ​in the atrium area of the SHAC. Please encourage your student to participate.

Have Camera, Will Shoot: 2016–17 Hall Fellow Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64

May 19, 2017

“Path? There was no path,” says Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64, and laughs, when asked how she ended up in documentary filmmaking. When she graduated from Concord Academy, the medium she loved, television, was dominated by the studio system, and by men. So it was a chance encounter with a new technology, a small, portable video camera — the Sony Portapak — along with an irreverent inclination, that launched her career as a pioneering videographer and documentary producer in the early 1970s.

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