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Fall Sports Awards Night

Last night’s Fall Sports Awards was a great time to reflect on the many successes of the fall season. Our student-athletes received both individual and team recognition for their dedicated work on the field, on the court, on the course and for their attitudes as teammates. Congratulations to all!

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Fall team achievements:

Girls’ Varisty soccer, SENE Champions

Girls’ Varsity Volleyball, New England #6 Seed and Quarter Finalists

Individual Awards, Cross Country:

SENE-All League

Ian Hua ’20

Alison Jackson ’20

Matt Jiang ’22

Marie Hua ’21

Judy Zhu ’21

Clara LaChance ’23

CISAC Championship Award Recipients

Ian Hua ’20

Alison Jackson ’20

Matt Jiang ’22

Madeline LeChance ’20

Individual Awards, Girls’ Soccer

New England Junior All-Star

Kasia Ludkiewicz ’21

Jillian Ouimet ’21

Western New England All-Star

Grace Drost ’20

Jordyn Shepard ’20

Kasia Ludkiewicz ’21

SENE All-League 1st Team

Grace Drost ’20

Jordyn Shepard ’20

Kasia Ludkiewicz ’21

Jillian Ouimet ’21

SENE All-League 2nd Team

Madeline Niedbala ’22

Sara Avery ’23

SENE All-League Honorable Mention

Cassidy Lu ’20

Individual Awards, Boys’ Soccer

New England Senior All-Star

Sarvar Akhmedov ’20

Western New England All-star

Sarvar Akhmedov ’20

Alberto Duque ’21

SENE All-League 1st Team

Sarvar Akhmedov ’20

Adael Alarcon ’22

SENE All-League 2nd Team

Alberto Duque ’21

SENE All-League Honorable Mention

Adam Stetson ’24

Individual Awards, Volleyball

New England All-League 

Kacey Deecher ’20

New England Honorable Mention 

Maya Levine ’20

New England All-Star 

Kacey Deecher ’20

Chloe DeAngelis

Most Valuable Player

Kasia Ludkiewicz ’21, Girls’ Soccer

Alberto Duque ’21, Boys’ Soccer

Alison Jackson ’20, Cross Country

Ian Hua ’20, Cross Country

Kacey Deecher ’20, Volleyball

Most Improved Player

Akana Nakamura ’21, Girls’ Soccer

Paul Biernat ’23, Boys’ Soccer

Pitt Pongpittayapa ’20, Cross Country

Lal Yuksel ’22, Volleyball

Coaches Award

Jillian Ouimet ’21, Girls’ Soccer

Adam Stetson ’24, Boys’ Soccer

Matt Jiang ’21, Cross Country

Chloe DeAngelis ’20, Volleyball

Player’s Choice Award

Megan Jacques ’20, Girls’ Soccer

Sarvar Akhmedov ’20, Boys’ Soccer

Daiki Akita ’20, Cross Country

Maya Levine ’20, Volleyball

 

 

Trash is a Treasure for Learning

Tuesday, October 22, middle schoolers took a very “gloves-on” approach to their studies. Students spent time exploring one of archaeology’s greatest treasures: the trash! A lot can be learned about a civilization by analyzing its waste, and the MacDuffie community is no exception. With an understanding of stratigraphy, students could assess which items were thrown away more recently than others and they used their supreme sleuthing skills to identify where each bag of trash had come from. It was a very smelly and informative adventure!

MacDuffie Middle School Excursion: Everyone has a Space and a Voice through Play

The Middle School had perfect weather for its annual Excursion Thursday, making up for a rainy cancelation last year. All 31 students and a number of MacDuffie teachers and faculty made their way to Dufrense Park for a full day of get-to-know-you activities, community building, cooperative learning, and good old-fashioned play. During the outing, students worked together to problem solve a number of challenges, showing out-of-the-box thinking and demonstrating the trust, respect, and communication that make the middle school community so special. Students battled in blindfolded landmines, untangled human knots, and made difficult choices like Fortnite or Minecraft, Harry Potter or Percy Jackson – all with a smile. At the center of it all was the idea that everyone in the community had a space and a voice, and students shared their unique personality with the creation of puzzle-pieces which will be on display in the Middle School Lounge. It was a great day for all involved!

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Academic Convocation 2019

Last night’s academic convocation celebrated the stunning success of our students in the classroom, but it also celebrated the way our experiences within the classroom can have a stunning impact on our lives.

At last night’s ceremony, Head of School Steve Griffin announced the permanent renaming of our 10th Grade Departmental Award in Visual Arts. Ms. Hastings then had the honor of bestowing the Jo-Ann Hastings Award to its first recipient, Marie Hua.

“The Jo-Ann Hastings Award in the Visual Arts recognizes the contribution of Jo-Ann Hastings, MacDuffie Visual Art teacher from 1986 to 2019. This award recognizes the qualities that Ms. Hastings encourages: technical excellence, creativity, and the understanding that through perseverance, one can always improve one’s artwork,” said Griffin.

As Ms. Hastings enters retirement after 33 years, she brings with her a magnolia tree gifted during the ceremony.

These are some photographs of last night’s academic convocation. A complete honor roll list is forthcoming.

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Magnolia Day 2019

Magnolia Day, hip hip hooray! Awards, stories shared, and tears shed for good times past turned to laughter and play in this traditional end-of-year community celebration. Students enjoyed a bounce house, photo booth, and a cookout on the lawn courtesy of SAGE. Students also received copies of The Muse literary magazine, The Magnet, and the yearbook. This year’s yearbook is dedicated to Ms. Valentine.

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