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Debunking Common Myths about the College Process

Preparing for a child’s next step in their education can be daunting. High school students and their parents often have questions regarding academic achievement, standardized test scores, and affordability.  To complicate matters, the college entrance process continues to evolve. While preparing for college can be stressful, debunking the five common myths about getting into college can help. 

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The Cupola - An EA Student Publication

Highlights from the latest issue of The Cupola!

The dedicated and creative student staff plan, write, edit and work collaboratively to put together each issue of The Cupola.


Upper School Spring Musical Recap
Eesha Peddhapati '24

On March 10th and 11th of this year, the upper school held their annual spring musical. This year’s musical was a remake of The Little Shop of Horrors. I went to the show as an audience member and I thought the musical was very impressive and came together beautifully.

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Scholastic Bowl - Spring Recap
Gary Wang '23

Elgin Academy’s Scholastic Bowl teams competed in several playoff series this spring. After gaining a 4-1 record at Masonic Sectionals, EA traveled to Centennial High School in Champaign for the NAQT State Series. In the tournament, EA won three matches against Barrington C, Triopia, and St. Teresa in a challenging college difficulty question set. Top scoring students, Jack Guyett ‘26 and club president Gary Wang ’23, helped EA place twenty-sixth out of thirty teams in the most competitive tournament in Illinois.

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ACES 2023
Anika Jaitley '23

The Academic Challenge in Engineering and Science (ACES) is a test-based STEM competition between Illinois high schools and students, sponsored by Eastern Illinois University. Elgin Academy’s ACES team competed as individuals and as a team at the regional, sectional, and state competitions in six subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Mathematics, and Physics.

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