2018-05-17 / Community News

Trojans take fourth in academic competition

Thornton Academy placed fourth in the nation at the 16th annual Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition for high school students, hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America at the National Press Club on April 28. Hundreds of high school teams participated in the WorldQuest competitions held by more than 50 World Affairs Councils across the country during the past school year and the local champions convened in Washington, D.C., to compete for the national crown.

Thornton Academy students earned an expense-paid trip to D.C. with their first place win at the statewide Maine Academic WorldQuest competition for high school students held in February at the Council on International Educational Exchange in Portland. Thornton Academy’s team included seniors Vincent Falardeau, Monika Kaczorowska, Ethan Nadeau, Connor Northway, and Yike “Monica” Gao (alternate). The students were accompanied by Thornton Academy teachers and Academic World Quest coaches, Tom Rackmales and Mike Nelson.

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