While students support a variety of charities all year long, they have created several community-service traditions for the holiday season.
Two weeks before Thanksgiving, our Honor Society organized an all-school canned-food drive that allowed Falmouth Academy to give 327 cans and $1,237 to the Falmouth Service Center.
Seven Falmouth Academy musicians were selected from among hundreds who auditioned for the All-Cape and Island Music Festival, an annual celebration of choral, orchestral and jazz music.
The three-day workshop, which begins on January 30, brings together students from around the region to learn, rehearse and perform under the direction of conductors from other schools and, in some seasons, from around the world. The festival culminates with a concert on Saturday, February 1, at Nauset Regional High School.
Falmouth Academy students chosen to perform are: (bottom row, from left) Guy Knapp ’15, Grania Gallagher ’16, Aidan Huntington ’15, Sam Graber-Hahn ’17, (back row, from left) Stephanie Aviles ’17, Chase Gibson ’14, and Catherine Aviles ‘14
A master in the art of mime led Mrs. Lalise Melillo’s students in an exercise: The creation of the world. Students shook their hands as a warm-up, and then evolution began. Their hands rippled and fingers fluttered, like goldfish flittering in a shallow pond. Their movement flowed and evolved into turtles, snakes, butterflies, and birds. Each new image was created from shoulders to fingertips as Rob Mermin talked the class through evolution to the revealing of the students’ faces from behind their hands. Man had arrived.