Thornton Academy Postscripts Alumni Magazine Winter 2007 - Page 22
Dance Company to Mark 10th
Birthday with Alumni Reunion
Thornton Academy’s Dance
Company is celebrating its 10th
year with a daylong reunion of
dancing, laughter, food and fun.
Formed in 1996-97 by dance
teacher Kathy Nolan and students
Caron Smith Pelletier ’98 and Amy
Levasseur DesRoberts ’97, the
Dance Company made its premier
performance on December 13,
1996, in Harry P. Garland II Auditorium.
While the number of dancers
has remained steady since then
at 14 to 18 students per year, the
Company has grown in many
ways, says Nolan.
“The company members are
incredibly prolific, creating an
amazing number of original
dances each year,” she says. “We
now have much bigger audiences,
and they have become more educated about modern dance and
more sophisticated in their understanding.
“I think we can actually
say that our audience has been
brought to a higher level of understanding and appreciation,” she
adds. “The TA community, as well
as the larger Saco/southern Maine
community, is far more
of the efforts of the TA
The Dance Company reunion is scheduled
for Saturday, August 11.
The approximately 89
former members of the
Dance Company have
been invited to the daylong event. From 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., dancers will
have the opportunity
to participate in dance
with other alumni and
reminisce about old
times in Thornton’s
dance studio. That
evening, dancers will
gather for dinner and,
of course, dancing at
the Captain’s Galley.
For more information, contact Caron
Smith Pelletier at (207)
282-3361, ext. 245, or
In Search of Outstanding Alumni
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Thornton Academy Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2007 Distinguished Alumni and
Public Service Awards.
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding lifetime accomplishments of alumni and fosters
aspirations in Thornton students.
The Public Service Award is given to an alumnus/a
who has made outstanding contributions in the areas of
public service and volunteerism.
Nominees for both awards must have graduated from
Thornton at least 10 years ago, and may not be current
employees or board members. Nominations must include
the reasons the nominee deserves the award, a list of
any other awards of honors received and documentation.
Nominations must also include the nominee’s name, class
year, address and phone number (if living) and the submitting person’s name, class year (if Thornton alumni)
address and phone number.
Nominations for both awards are due by March 1 and
may be mailed to the Thornton Academy Alumni Office.
Nominations also may be submitted electronically by
visiting Thornton Academy online at www.thorntonacademy.org and click on “Alumni.”
For more information and a listing of previous award
winners, visit the Thornton Academy Website at www.
TA to Host
Among the many community
service activities that Thornton
Academy students and the Alumni
Association co-sponsor each year
is the annual Red Cross blood
drive. This year’s blood drive is
slated for Friday, March 23, in Linnell Gymnasium. Students and faculty may sign up to donate from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m., while students from
the service club Interact staff the
drive. The public is welcome from
1 p.m. to 6 p.m., as alumni cover
the volunteer slots. If you are
interested in volunteering or in donating blood, please contact Nancy
Tripp at (207) 282-3361, x234, or
The Alumni Association is
planning a variety show celebrating Thornton’s earlier days
with skits, music and dance.
The committee is shooting for
late October 2007 performance
and would love alumni help in
getting this great idea going.
If you’re interested, contact
Alumni Director Nancy Tripp
at (207) 282-3361, ext. 234, or
for the 2007
The Thornton Academy Alumni
Association and Thornton’s many
student organizations will sponsor
the 6th annual Children’s Winter
Carnival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Saturday, March 17, in Linnell
Student groups, such as Thornton’s boys and girls high school
soccer teams, National Honor Society and Latin Club will offer a variety of activities, such as bowling,
face painting, crafts, basketball
and football throwing and kicking,
for younger children ages 2 to 10
to enjoy. The ever-popular Sponge
Bob bounce will be on hand, too,
along with Tigger and Eeyore.
Children purchase game
tickets for .25 cents, and have the
opportunity to win small prizes by
playing some games. Attendees are
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encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the Carnival for
donation the Saco Food Pantry.
For more information, please
contact Alumni Director Nancy
Tripp at (207) 282-3361, ext. 234, or