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Congratulations to Rick Williams, Upper School Athletic Director, on his induction into the Judson University Athletic Hall of Fame. Here is what the Judson website has to say about Coach Williams:

"A four-year men's basketball player known for his defensive play and crowd pleasing dunks is Rick Williams. Playing in 122 career games as an Eagle from 1998-2002, Williams' name is all over the men's basketball program record books. A member of the 1,000 point club, he scored 1,474 career points which ranks 10th best in program history. His 219 career steals rank second all-time, his 80 career blocks is fifth best and his 573 career field goals made and 636 career rebounds both rank ninth in program history. He had his best season his junior year in 2000-01 where he led the team with a 19 points and 5.9 rebounds per game average. His efforts that year earned him NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American and CCAC First-Team All-Conference team honors. As a sophomore in 1999-2000 Williams was a NCCAA All-Region selection. As a senior, Williams led the team with 77 steals which is the fourth best single-season total for the program."

Click here to read the Judson Athletics Announces Hall of Fame article.


Congratulations to the Lower School Chess Team on securing the runner- up place in Quest Academy's chess tournament last Saturday, September 17. In the photograph are team members (left to right: Kaan Bruss '25, Sam Amante '26 Danny Amante '29, and Henry Green 26), with Grand Master Yury Shulman. Shukman runs the chess club and organizes tournaments at various schools when he is not competing in top class tournaments himself. All EA students are eligible to participate in the Chess Club, which meets on Wednesdays after school. Tournaments include competition for all age groups and ability levels.

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26 students from the Classes of 2016 and 2017 have been designated as AP Scholars. These students took the Advanced Placement exams last May, and based on their scores, they have earned recognition. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score.

Sarah Summers '16 and William Wang '17 are National AP Scholars. This designation is granted to students in the United States who received an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more of these exams.

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Homecoming is a long-standing tradition at Elgin Academy. We hope your family is planning to join us on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1st. This annual event brings students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni together to celebrate our school and our community.

Friday night kicks off with the Homecoming parade and a celebration on the quad with local Elgin area food vendors, EAPA bake sale, DJ, kids games, dunk tank, and volleyball games in the gym. Continue the festivities on Saturday at the fields. Athletic Booster Club will have the grills going as we support our Athletic teams!

Visit the Homecoming 2016 webpage for more information!

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Welcome Wednesdays

Welcome Wednesday Campus Tours begin October 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Take a "Welcome Wednesday" tour of our campus to see teachers and students in action as they engage in active learning, and to meet with our Director of Admission. Click here to register in advance.

Admission Campus Preview Days

Admission Campus Preview Days are held throughout the year to provide interested students and their parents with an opportunity to learn more about Elgin Academy. You will be provided with a tour of campus, a formal overview of Elgin Academy, and the opportunity to speak informally with faculty, staff, current parents, and students. Check out our next Admission Event. Click here.

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