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The intent of this blog is to provide a format for various members of the Elgin Academy community to showcase our unique learning environment. We hope you enjoy these stories.

Elgin Academy 2nd-Graders Perform Stone Soup

Featuring 2nd-Grade Students

Congratulations to our Second-Graders on their successful production of Stone Soup, directed by classroom teacher Adeline Moon and music teacher, Heather Geibel. The students performed the mini-musical in the Kimball Street Theatre on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in two shows, one for Lower School classmates in the morning and another in the afternoon for parents and invited guests.

Stone Soup is based on the old folk tale about a group of weary travelers who create a delicious meal from some unexpected ingredients. It was obvious that the students worked hard to perfect their performances. We especially loved the finale that included some pretty smooth dancing! Check out the show below:

Past Blog Posts

Elgin Academy Upper School Musical The Drowsy Chaperone
Featuring Cast and Crew of The Drowsy Chaperone

On March 2nd and 3rd, the Upper School Fine Arts Department presented The Drowsy Chaperone in the Kimball Street Theatre at Elgin Academy. The show, billed as a musical within a comedy, was directed by Mary Bayer, Theatre teacher, and Marie Cinquemani, Music teacher, with assistance from Mary Wheaton, EA fellow.

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Two Elgin Academy Seniors Named 2018 National Merit Finalists

Featuring Prudhvie Gudapati and Ben Simon

Two seniors have been named 2018 National Merit Finalists. Prudhvie Gudapati from Barrington and Ben Simon from Geneva join a pool of 15,000 finalists who will be considered to receive one of the 7,500 Merit Scholarships that will be awarded nationally in March.

The National Merit Scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarship funds that began in 1955. About 1.6 million juniors entered the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The top scores in critical reading, mathematics and writing skills advance only 16,000 students to the Semifinalist list. 1,500 Finalist are selected by reviewing the student's academic record, written essay, participation in school and community activities, evidence of leadership and any other honors or awards received.

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