Falmouth Academy


FA students earn National German Exam honors

Congratulations to our National German Exam top scorers. The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly 22,000 high school students in the second, third and fourth level of German. The Exam, now in its 55th year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data provided to help inform curricular decisions. Gold award recipients are eligible to compete for the national AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards, a four-week study trip program in Germany.

Thirty-two FA students participated in the 2015 National German Exam. The following students received awards:
Bronze (70th-79th percentile): Sam Bumpus, Isabel Davern, Samuel Giancola, Regina Ledwell, Owen Sullivan, Quinn Van Tol
Silver (80th-89th percentile): Sarah Donahue, Robert Eder, Grania Gallagher, Celie Mastroianni, Sam Perry, Nicolas Pingal, Oliver Russell, Hannah Smith, Eliza Van Voorhis
Gold (90th + percentile): Ethan Altshuler, Samuel Graber-Hahn, Sarah Lott, James Melvin, Alaina Plueddemann, Lily Turner, Charlotte Van Voorhis, Liam Waite, Joshua Watson

Missing from the photo: Grania Gallagher

Seniors wear the marks of their futures

Congratulations to our seniors. They’ve survived the college search process and were proud to wear the emblems of the colleges they will attend in the fall. As the end-of-the-year activities begin, we send them our encouragement to finish their time as Falmouth Academy students in style.

Students win awards at State Science Fair at MIT

Eleven Falmouth Academy students were invited to the Massachusetts State Science fair at MIT this spring. This two-day event features the top young student scientists from across the state whose work is recognized for its innovation.

A number of students earned awards:

Theo Guerin won a second-place award, in addition to a full four-year scholarship to Wheaton College and the Charles Stark Draper Labs Award.

Brendan Smith earned second-place award, along with a scholarship to Wentworth Institute and the Harvard University Press Book Award.

Celia Petters was honored with a third-place award.

Sam Cox, Alex Gottlieb and Charlie Fenske earned honorable mentions for their work.

FA students who also presented at MIT were: Megan Flory, Sintra Reves-Sohn, Charlie Colt-Simonds, Greg Pickart and Alec Cobban.


Falmouth Academy dedicates Morse Hall to its longtime champion

Morse Hall honored its namesake, Susan Morse, at a reception attended by nearly 100 friends, family members and those close to Susan throughout Falmouth.

The new meeting hall, which was opened to the students and the community in January, was named for the longtime trustee and former chair of the board, whose two-decade service to the school has helped it to grow and expand in programming and public engagement.