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February 21, 2021

Dear Families, As we are approaching the one year anniversary of nationwide shutdowns due to COVID-19, there are some encouraging signs across the state and country. Vaccines are becoming more widely distributed, and the surge of cases that we were witnessing locally from November until recently seems to be plateauing. Current Maine COVID cases can be tracked through the Maine … Learn more about this story

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Alumni Profile – Chris Curran ’04

Alumni Profile Chris Curran '04 Portland, ME Director, Maine Chapter, Frontline Foods From Ohio to California to New York, entrepreneurially driven Chris Curran ‘04 found success in the medical device, fashion, wine, and restaurant industries. It was the global COVID-19 pandemic that brought him back home to Maine. Chris, a graduate of The College of Wooster, returned to the East Coast in early 2012 after spending four ... Learn more about this story

Alumni Profile – Carly Lappas ’13

Alumni Profile Carly Lappas '13 Chapel Hill, NC Pursuing master's degree in public administration at the UNC School of Government When Carly Lappas graduated from NYA, she was a proud “lifer,” having enrolled as an 11-year-old entering the sixth grade.   Carly vividly remembers her shadow visit day as a young kid applying to NYA. “I came from my hometown, Durham, to spend the day at NYA, and I enjoyed myself so much. The teachers and students were friendly and welcoming. I knew NYA was for me,” she said.   At NYA, Carly immersed herself in sports, clubs, and activities. She sang ... Learn more about this story
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Alumni Profile – Sydney Garcia ’14

Alumni Profile Sydney Garcia '14 Scarborough, ME Technical Manufacturing Chemist, Abbott Labs When Sydney Garcia ‘14 arrived at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the fall of 2014, she was surprised to discover that many of her engineering classmates had never played high school sports, learned how to write clearly or effectively communicate their viewpoints.  “Because of my well-rounded education at NYA, I felt academically prepared for college,” said Sydney. "Compared to classmates, I could easily write an essay or handle complicated lab work with smoothness and coordination, as a result of my academic and ... Learn more about this story
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Alumni Profile – Dr. John Mills ’96

Alumni Profile John Mills, PhD '96 Rochester, MN Director of the Neuroimmunology Laboratory, Mayo Clinic When Windham native John Mills ‘96 transferred to NYA to begin his sophomore year, he was “completely unprepared and ill-equipped to succeed academically,” he recalls.      “During my first semester at NYA, I was a disastrous student with poor grades, and my only real interests were in athletics,” claims Mills who, along with his brother, Bryan ‘90, was a standout on the basketball, cross-county, and track and field ... Learn more about this story

Alumni Profile – Caty Von Brecht Werner ‘05

Alumni Profile Caty Von Brecht Werner '05 Yarmouth, ME Content Strategy Manager, L.L.Bean Trustee Caty Von Brecht Werner ‘05 brings her marketing knowledge to the NYA Board.   “When I was invited to join the NYA Board of Trustees, it felt like the perfect opportunity to grow my marketing experience while also helping to move NYA, a place I care about so deeply, forward,” ... Learn more about this story
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Alumni Profile – Nathan Isaacson ‘06

Alumni Profile Nathan Isaacson ‘06 Boston, MA General Manager of Digital + Lifestyle at New Balance Athletics, Inc. In July 2019, Nathan Isaacson ‘06 was elected to the NYA Board of Trustees. Nathan graduated from Bowdoin in 2010 with a B.A. in History and Political Theory, then earned his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2015. ... Learn more about this story
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Alumni Profile – Zac Moseley ‘95

Alumni Profile Zac Moseley ‘95   New York City, NY Owner/Director, Classic Car Club Manhattan You might be surprised to learn that an NYA alumnus who hails from a small town in Maine is the founding owner and operator of one of New York City’s most famous, unique, and sought-after clubs. But it’s true.  Zac Moseley ‘95 and his business partners, Mike Prichinello and Phil Kavanagh, are the owners of Classic Car Club (CCC) Manhattan, a private club offering their over 2,000 members an enriching, active lifestyle, ... Learn more about this story
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Alumni Profile – Briana O’Hare Laurence ‘99

Alumni Profile Briana O’Hare Laurence ‘99 London, England Executive Director, Nomura Briana O’Hare Laurence ‘99 came to NYA as an eighth-grade student from Bowdoinham, Maine. “My parents encouraged me to look at NYA as a sixth grader, but initially I didn’t want to leave my hometown friends”, remembers Briana. Ultimately, it was the strong sense of community and the inclusive ... Learn more about this story
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NYA Celebrates 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients

Yarmouth, Maine, February 4, 2021: Congratulations to all the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) student artists and writers who received recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Three members of the freshman class represented the Academy well on the writing side with two Gold Keys and one Silver Key. An outstanding achievement for students just entering the upper school … Learn more about this story