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NYA Students Recognized by National Merit Scholar Program

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) senior Rick Hilscher, who was named a National Merit Scholar! Hilscher was selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations also to senior Leo Webster who was chosen …

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NYA Receives Grant from Davis Family Foundation

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) received a grant of $50,000 from the Davis Family Foundation in Yarmouth, Maine to support the construction of a modern learning commons on campus. As announced earlier this month, NYA will renovate and expand the current library space in the Curtis Building into a state-of-the-art learning commons. The NYA Learning Commons will provide the structure and …

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NYA Students to Rally Against Gun Violence

North Yarmouth Academy students will be displaying their support for bringing gun violence in schools to an end. Charlotte Collins ’18, Connor Dillon ’18, Hannah Gagne ’19, Kara Jensen ’18, Alex Markonish ’19, and Tessa Quattrucci ’18 head up the student initiative and have released the following statement. On Friday, April 20, there will be a student-organized walkout. For those …

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NYA To Build Modern Learning Commons

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is officially announcing plans to renovate and expand the current library space in the Curtis Building (148 Main Street, Yarmouth) into a state-of-the-art learning commons. The NYA Learning Commons will be the nerve center of the school and provide the structure and space for information technology, online education, tutoring, collaboration, content creation, meeting, reading, and study. …

The 6th Annual Maine Acoustic Festival

Thirty-nine middle and high school music students from around the state will come together for a 3-day traditional acoustic music festival that culminates in a Student Showcase Performance on Sunday, April 8 at The University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland. The students were selected by audition to participate in the festival that includes workshops, rehearsals, and performances. “It’s fun …

“The Wildest Thing”

This piece titled “The Wildest Thing” was written by Ian Ramsey for Oregon’s Territory Run Company. It is about how time in wilderness brings out the best in kids, and it references last year’s NYA trip to Alaska. (Note: Ian is an ambassador for Oregon’s Territory Run Company’s brand.)

NYA Expands Lower School & Programs

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is excited to announce new Lower School programs and facility expansion for the 2018-2019 school year. NYA will be renovating 24 Storer Street, currently a residence, to house its toddler program. The new Toddler House and Learning Cottage will include two spacious toddler classrooms as well as additional resource space for teachers. The new facility is …

“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears…”

Through the efforts of Middle School English teacher Annie Powell and a grant from the NYA Parents’ Association, Portland Stage will hold a Directors Lab with the eighth grade class on Wednesday, February 21 from 8:50 to 11:15 a.m. in the Middle School Community Room. The Directors Lab at Portland Stage travels to schools to perform truncated stage productions of …

NYA Students Receive Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students honored in the 2018 Maine Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Marley Boettcher ’20 won a Gold Key for “Pivot,” a mixed media piece. Jack Lent ’19 and Sam Yankee ’21 received two Silver Keys each. Jack won for his charcoal pieces, “Lights Across the Bridge” and “Old Glory,” and Sam for his graphite …