Congratulations to this year's Middle School spelling bee classroom winners: Mahi Patel, Sebastian Mercado, Vamika Sanjay, Lillian Dirickson, Rahul Gowda, Ryan Zonts, Anika Jaitley, and Hailey Poziombka.
On Monday, December 10th we held our Middle School spelling bee, where eighth grader, Anika Jaitley correctly spelled her winning word, sumptuous. The runner-up was sixth grader, Vamika Sanjay. Congratulations to our spellers! Anika will represent Elgin Academy at the Kane County Semi-Final Regional Spelling Bee in February. Good Luck, Anika!
The small but mighty team of sophomore Taylor Bundrant, freshman Tommy Guyett, and fifth-grader Jack Guyett took first place at the Northwest Illinois Regional History Bowl competition on Saturday, December 1st. The threesome beat the undefeated team from Keith Country Day School (KCDS)to secure the top spot. The win earned the team a bid to the 2019 National History Bowl championships in the spring.
Thank you to everyone who made a gift to the Hilltopper Fund during our fall campaign. Your support allows us to offer new and innovative educational opportunities that are based on experiential learning. Every donation gives our faculty a chance to be original and imaginative in inspiring our students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Our community’s dedication to and generous support of Elgin Academy and of our Hilltoppers is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
In the last few months, Anne-Elise Parker, Director of Personalized Learning, has been busy providing academic, social, and emotional support to students.
Mrs. Parker is extending her professional expertise beyond Elgin Academy. In October, she spoke to the Barrington Chamber of Commerce on "Perfectionism and Anxiety in Children," and she gave the same talk to the public at the Gail Borden Library.
On Thursday, November 1st, the Upper School Fall Athletic Awards Night was held in the Rider Center Fourth Floor Commons to honor over 80 student-athletes and celebrated Coaches Awards, Most Improved Players, Most Valuable Players, and Varsity Letters. Congratulations to all our athletes!
On Thursday, October 18th the Spizzwinks, a male a cappella group from Yale University, brought their unique blend of music and humor to Elgin Academy. Their repertoire included an eclectic range of songs—everything from Ed Sheeran, to the Beatles to Bruno Mars. The a cappella concert also included a few Yale classics and a touch of tongue-in-cheek humor.