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Hilltopper Hapenings

Hilltopper Happenings highlights the many ways Elgin Academy is inspiring students to be our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Stories about our students, faculty, and programs are shared on our website.

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Addison Lanton - State Girls Tennis Singles Champ!

Congratulations to Elgin Academy Junior, Addison Lanton, who won the State Girls Singles Championship 6-3, 6-1. There was a great crowd of Hilltoppers courtside to support Addison and cheer her on. This is Addison's second state title after winning the State Doubles Title last year with her sister Noelle.

In the last 2 years, Addison:

  • Is 58-0
  • Hasn't lost a set
  • 2022 Doubles State Champion
  • 2023 Singles State Champion

Congratulations on being the most dominant athlete in the 185 year history of Elgin Academy and one of the most accomplished IHSA athletes of all-time!

Read more about Addison's win in the Daily Herald

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French Class Fashion Show

What better way to study about French adjectives and clothing vocabulary than hold a fashion show? With Samantha as the Fashion Show Emcee, the students in Madam Dunoon's 8th grade French class chose their outfits and wrote their descriptions. When it was time to walk the runway, Jonathan, Kellen and Susannah showed their style! Oolala! Great job Hilltoppers! The Paris runway awaits!

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Retirement Announcement

Jim Kidston, EA's Director of Technology and senior faculty member, has informed us he will retire at the end of this school year. Mr. Kidston has been teaching in our Upper School for 44 years! This remarkable tenure makes him the longest serving faculty member in the school's history, just edging past his good friend Fred Fletcher. Jim's legacy is a significant and varied one.

Mr. Kidston arrived on campus in 1980 as a new math teacher with a great deal of interest in computers. He was instrumental in growing both the Academy's physical computer network and its curriculum offerings in computer science...

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