The Harrisburg Area's
First IB World School
and Happy New Year! As many do at the beginning of the new year, we
have been planning and setting goals for 2016. In discovering the
potential of the alumni community at Harrisburg Academy, I believe it is
our goal to invest in alumni programs that inspire the development and
interests of current students, and increase awareness of the importance
of sustained giving to the Academy. A healthy, warm, and,
prosperous new year to all our alumni.
Relations Mission Statement
Alumni Relations program works to extend the advantages of an Academy
education beyond graduation. We are committed to expanding our
global network of alumni, enriching Academy alumni relationships, and
galvanizing the philanthropic support of current and future alumni for
the school's mission and operations.
I wanted to join
Michael LaRue and add my best wishes for a happy, healthy, and productive
2016. We are excited about our plans for this year.
One goal is to continue to expand our successful Alumni Network and use
it to benefit every Academy graduate and current Upper School student.
Michael initiated the network two years ago. He functions as the pivot
point, linking Academy alumni to each other, most often for job-related
purposes. Read more...
PA Screening of "Waffle Street"
out and support Jimmy Adams '95 at the Carlisle Theatre on Saturday, Jan.
30 at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of "Waffle Street," the movie
based on his book of the same name. The film was named Best Feature
at the 2015 Hollywood Film Festival and received the Audience Award for
Best Feature at the Red Rock Film Festival.
chronicles his life after a layoff from a hedge fund in the wake of the
2008 financial crisis. This screening will be the only opportunity
to see the film, starring James Lafferty, Julie Gonzalo, and Danny
Glover, at this time at a theatre in Pennsylvania.
Jimmy will be
available for a Q&A and book signing after the screening.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
Trindell '16 and Wesley Sheker '16, who
were recognized as Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit® Scholarship
Program. Read more...
Gabbidon '17, who recently became the
Academy's all-time leading scorer. Jalen broke the previous record
of 1,275 points, set by Stephen Pedersen '08.
Mowery '17, who became the Academy's first female 1,000-point scorer
during her final season. Read more about Laura's basketball
career on the Spartan Spirit blog.
on College Counseling When Others Can't
Keo Oura Kounlavong-Sabath, director of college counseling
SAT and PSAT; Wednesday-only testing dates for the PSAT; changes to the
ACT scoring; a new Common Application website in the middle of
application season... and the test scores are delayed. There are
issues with Naviance due to Common Application changes; prior-year filing
for the FAFSA announced; Coalition Application announced; new
test-optional policies; and the NCAA's new eligibility requirements for
Division I and Division II athletes.
Whew! How can parents
navigate the the changing landscape of college education? At
Harrisburg Academy, we work to make sure that all of our families are
receiving personalized attention throughout this process - moving targets
and all. Read more...
Students Are Our Purpose. You Are Our Partners!
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Fund gift today -- every gift helps to meet our annual Academy Fund
goal. Your generosity directly impacts the Academy learning
students are our purpose. You are our partners!
Please contact Beth Zak in the Development Office.