Suffield Academy held its first spring term remote learning chapel program broadcasted world-wide on April 6. Students, faculty, alumni, and parents tuned in live for a talk hosted by Dean of Academics & Faculty Sara Yeager. She spoke on several significant topics at the forefront of the community’s daily life: camaraderie in isolation, reading and entertainment, friendship and family, and kindness.
A Family Affair
Suffield Academy is very much a family school, with 35% of its student body having biological ties (siblings, children, or grandchildren of alumni). The Legacy Scholarship is available to new day and boarding students entering grades 9-12 (including postgraduates) whose parent or grandparent also attended Suffield. It is awarded on the basis of one or more of the following: academic achievement, athletic and/or artistic contributions, and community leadership.
I always look forward to seeing Suffield friends and faculty who influenced my life. I often think of Mr. Gooch who taught me how to write, Mr. Godin who taught me about honesty, and Mr. Vianney who taught me about respect. It was Rocky, though, who shaped the way I approached academics. He was an engaging educator who inspired our learning with energy and experience. Michael D’Angelo ’88, P’19, ’21