We're excited to announce that the Fall 2016 issue of Personally Speaking, the new magazine of Elgin Academy, has arrived! The issue—featuring a brand new design, exciting stories, and amazing photography—focuses on the theme of Taking Learning Personally. We hope you will enjoy the magazine as much as we enjoyed putting it together!
On Wednesday, February 8th, the Upper School WYSE team took first place in regional competition at Elgin Community College. WYSE, an abbreviation for Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering, is an academic challenge club where a selected team of students take tests in a variety of subject areas, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and English. Their victory secured a spot at Sectionals on March 2nd at Northern Illinois University. Congratulations to those students who earned medals. Click here for the results!
2017 WYSE Team: Simon Balisi, Madigan Boborci, Amelia Deering, Sharene Gould Dulabaum, Karan Gowda, Prudhvie Gudapati, Eddie Joyce, Bryan Leng, Alex Mead, Pranav Sai, Caitlin Sharma, Ben Simon, Henry Stone, and William Wang.
Our first Extravaganza in 1978 featured items as varied as a kitchen redesign to a real miniature Sicilian donkey. Join us on March 11th to see what items will be up for bid at Extravaganza 40. We hope to see you at our annual dinner auction. It will be great night of dining, bidding, dancing, and remembering the past 40 years of Extravaganza. Purchase your tickets today!.
Our Middle School mathletes have come to school early every week to work on challenging math problems. Congratulations to our team, who will represent EA at the MathCounts Chapter Competition this week: 8th graders Vansh Haridas, Aaron Kirk, 7th graders Shiraz Baxamusa, Sophie Shanae Gould Dulabaum, Delaney Reimer, Johnathan Vogt, and 6th graders Krish Patel and Kyle Saurer. 6th grader Sumedha Surubhotla is our alternate. Good luck, team!
Invitations have been mailed for Extravaganza 40! We hope to see everyone there on March 11th! There are so many ways you can support the event. New this year, we are offering opportunities to sponsor and auction baskets. For a donation of either $100 or $250, we will build a basket of goodies to be sold in your name. You can pick the theme, or let us choose one for you. Some ideas include - restaurant gift certificates, travel, wine or liquors, electronics, etc. We also sell ads in our catalog and would love to have an ad from you. In addition to ads from businesses, we welcome personal ads that send well wishes to EA, the auction, or our amazing faculty and staff. Visit our website to purchase tickets, sponsor a basket, or to place an ad for our catalog. Thank you!
Congratulations to Seniors Sophie Borchart and Andrew Wilson who were named Honorable Mention to the Daily Herald Leadership team for outstanding community service. One essential trait of a Hilltopper is compassion towards others. These two display that quality perfectly through their involvement in various school, community, and outreach service ventures.