Thornton Academy Postscripts Alumni Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 38
AS TOLD TO KRISSY MAILMAN | PHOTO BY CLAUDIA MURRAY
Class Agent Spotlight
Abby Purvis ’96
Why did you become a class agent?
I love planning reunions and connecting with my
What’s your favorite part about being a class agent?
I like to be the go-between for TA and my classmates. I also
really like to stay updated on new things the school is doing
and events the alumni are planning.
What is your favorite TA memory or tradition?
My favorite memory and tradition was working on our
Homecoming float. We would get together at a classmate's
house to plan and put it together. It never seemed like it
would come together, but in the end, it always did—some
better than others! We just had a lot of fun hanging out
together. Walking in the parade and chanting and hoping
to win the competition always convinced me that our float
(and our class for that matter) was better than all the others.
I loved dressing up for the dance at night. I remember
that we all bought a dress for the first dance, then we all
borrowed dresses for the following dances so we didn’t have
to buy another.
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I really feel like
the Class of ’96
does a fairly good
job keeping in touch
with each other. I see a lot
of my classmates often. I have a group of about eight
girlfriends that still gets together frequently. Facebook
has helped keeping up with what everyone is doing,
which is nice. We just had our 20 th reunion with a very
good turnout and we had a lot of fun.
Why do you choose to give back to Thornton Academy?
I love to give back to TA because it is really a special
place, much different from most high schools. There
is an unusual connection with the community and the
alumni that makes it a fun place to be a part of.
The names of the deceased below have been
received by Thornton Academy since Postscripts
was last published. We rely on friends and family
to send us obituaries (especially for alumni
who live outside of Maine) by mail or through
a form on our website: thorntonacademy.org/
1941 Norma Lumb in February 2017
1942 Harold Blaisdell in January 2017
1945 Paul Kelleher in September 2016
1945 Dolores Cyr Levesque in January 2017
1945 Shirley Manseau O’Donnell in November 2016
1947 Milton Victor in October 2016
1953 Robert Tims in September 2016
1954 Louis Janson in September 2016