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• BA is once again partnering with FWDG (Furniture Warehouse Design Gallery) for the annual Coat Drive.  Donations are being collected at school until Friday, December 19.

• Friday, 12/19: The last day to sign up to have the Senior Class haul away your Christmas Tree.  Haul away date is January 4.  The sign up form can be found at the BA website, www.beaufortacademy.org, on the calendar.

• Friday, 12/19: The sixth and seventh grade BA Latin students will be caroling at Bayview.

• Monday, 12/22: No school, Christmas Break begins.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 5.

The Beaufort Academy Chess Team participated in two tournaments in the last two weeks.  The first was the Bethesda Academy Chess Tournament on December 6, 2014. In the Elementary Division, BA fourth graders Kendra Rogers and G Simmons placed first and second, respectively. BA fourth grader Jack McDougall participated in his first Middle School Division and placed first, going 5-0. BA sixth grader Kevin Rogers participated in the High School Division. The second was the Golden Isles Scholastic Chess Association Chess Tournament on December 13, 2014. BA second grader Whit Suber finished first in the Primary Division, going undefeated at 5-0. BA fourth graders Kendra Rogers, G Simmons and Jack McDougall placed third as a team in the Elementary Division. BA sixth grader Kevin Rogers once again played in the High School Division. Pictured above, left to right: Kendra Rogers, G Simmons, Coach Darrin Rogers, Jack McDougall, Kevin Rogers, and future BA chess player Kelvin Rogers.
The Beaufort Academy Chess Team participated in two tournaments in the last two weeks. The first was the Bethesda Academy Chess Tournament on December 6, 2014. In the Elementary Division, BA fourth graders Kendra Rogers and G Simmons placed first and second, respectively. BA fourth grader Jack McDougall participated in his first Middle School Division and placed first, going 5-0. BA sixth grader Kevin Rogers participated in the High School Division. The second was the Golden Isles Scholastic Chess Association Chess Tournament on December 13, 2014. BA second grader Whit Suber finished first in the Primary Division, going undefeated at 5-0. BA fourth graders Kendra Rogers, G Simmons and Jack McDougall placed third as a team in the Elementary Division. BA sixth grader Kevin Rogers once again played in the High School Division. Pictured above, left to right: Kendra Rogers, G Simmons, Coach Darrin Rogers, Jack McDougall, Kevin Rogers, and future BA chess player Kelvin Rogers.
The ninth graders at BA had a project culminating a novel unit on “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. In the story, an unlucky old man hooks the largest marlin ever seen by him in all his years of fishing. The fish is so large, that he pulls the old man out to sea. Since the line between Santiago (the old man) and the marlin represents life, a life and death struggle ensues. They are both desperate to win. Santiago continuously talks to the marlin. He felt he was his brother, respected him as a worthy opponent, and loved him. The marlin never responded. The students were to give the marlin a voice. What was he experiencing in this battle? The marlin was at the top of his game, huge, beautiful, but hooked. They were alone at sea, connected. Only one contender would win the prize — Life. Above: Will Warren and Emily Potter with two of the Marlins designed by the class.
The ninth graders at BA had a project culminating a novel unit on “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. In the story, an unlucky old man hooks the largest marlin ever seen by him in all his years of fishing. The fish is so large, that he pulls the old man out to sea. Since the line between Santiago (the old man) and the marlin represents life, a life and death struggle ensues. They are both desperate to win. Santiago continuously talks to the marlin. He felt he was his brother, respected him as a worthy opponent, and loved him. The marlin never responded. The students were to give the marlin a voice. What was he experiencing in this battle? The marlin was at the top of his game, huge, beautiful, but hooked. They were alone at sea, connected. Only one contender would win the prize — Life. Above: Will Warren and Emily Potter with two of the Marlins designed by the class.