One of the most exciting outcomes of our 2018 Strategic Plan was the development of a revitalized mission statement that accurately reflects who we are as well as where we are going. We believe that in compelling and concise words, the statement re-affirms the more traditional ideals of Elgin Academy and captures the school's more contemporary ethos.
We are grateful to all those constituents who played a role in the development of this elegant statement of what makes Elgin Academy so exceptional.
Elgin Academy is proud to be a sponsor of the elite and competitive Dennis Jurs Memorial Cycling Race on Sunday, July 22nd in Elgin. The all-day event (from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.) features a festival atmosphere with exciting racing throughout the day, complemented by healthy and fun family activities, a lifestyle expo, as well as food and beverage from local vendors.
Elgin Academy is facilitating Bike Rodeo and Safety Classes from 9:15 - 11:00 a.m. and the ride-at-your-own-pace Family Fun Ride at noon. Look for us on the grounds of the Old Sherman Hospital at Slade Ave & Spring Street in Elgin. Both events are free.
Congratulations to Tommy Guyett, Johnathan Vogt and Krish Patel for their performance at the National History Bee Finals competition in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend. Tommy placed 14th and Johnathan placed 26th overall out of 380 eighth-graders! Krish made it to the 2nd round of 7th grade competition. We are very proud of all three of the boys and the outstanding way they represented Elgin Academy!
In a program filled with song, our Preschool through fourth-grade students concluded their year with a special program in the gym. The fourth-graders chose Sail Away to Summer as the program's theme and this set the stage for grade level songs from Moana and The Little Mermaid.
The highlight of the program was the presentation of certificates to fourth-graders signifying the completion of Lower School. These students will join our Middle School next year. Fourth-grade parent Tom Guyett, Sr. shared fond memories of his son Jack's experiences in the Lower School
A ceremony was held on Monday evening, June 4th in the Kimball Street Theatre to celebrate the graduation of the eighth-grade class from Middle School. Class member Carter Woltz, whose father, aunt, brother and sister graduated from EA, addressed an audience of peers, family, and friends. While he referred to the Middle School years as challenging, he recognized that they were formative years that have prepared the Class of 2022 well for the years ahead.
We have outstanding news to share about Hilltopper Baseball! Coach Steve Shapiro has been selected Independent School League (ISL) Coach of the Year and Johnny Cruz has been selected ISL Player of the Year.
Additionally, five of the boys have been named to the ISL 1st Team All-Conference. They are: Jonathan Cruz, Ethan Hill, Colin Konicek, Ethan Plantz and Christian Rodriguez. CJ Carani and Jordan Hare made the ISL Second Team/Honorable Mention.