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Notes From The Hill Blog

Elgin Academy 1839-2024 - a Legacy of Excellence!

When Elgin Academy was chartered on February 22, 1839, the world was an entirely different place. There were no cell phones; in fact, the most basic telephone would not be invented until 1849. Until the late 1800’s, there were no cars so students would either walk to school or arrive by horse and buggy (the original carline). There were no iPads, laptops, computers, or calculators. Slates and chalk were the “tablets” of choice. But, what has always been a part of Elgin Academy was a commitment to excellence in education that was non-sectarian and coeducational and a dedication to giving students the best educational experience possible.

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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.


Mr. Druzinsky Interview
Eesha Peddhapati '24 and Arya Govula '25

In a recent interview with Mr. Druzinsky, the Head of Elgin Academy, The Cupola gained some insights into his reputation, experience, and aspirations. Looking back, Mr. Druzinsky appreciates the kindness shown to each student during homecoming. His tips to kids are to embrace their youth and to grab every opportunity in front of them.

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Fall Play Review - The Play That Goes Wrong
Kaan Bruss '25

From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes this smash hit farce. Welcome to the opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Twelve actors and five crew members performed The Play That Goes Wrong.

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Girls' Tennis Season - Fall 2023
Eesha Peddhapati '24

The girls' tennis team has competed against various schools in numerous matches and tournaments. We have played nine schools this season. As an entire team, we have won five games and lost four games. At the ISL Conference Tournament, we placed 5th overall. As a team at the IHSA state tournament, we placed 4th place altogether. Looking at all of these numbers, our entire tennis team has already beaten previous records set in the past.

It is important to note Addison Lanton's (11) and Priyanka Bhogaraju’s (12) success this season. Addison was undefeated all season and won the state title once again! Priyanka also made it to state and placed in the top 12! Congratulations to them!

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