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Junior high school students at Thetford Academy under the direction of Richard Doyle, science teacher, successfully displayed some 42 exhibits at an open house on May 3, 1963, to the large crowd that attended the annual Science Fair in Thetford, Vt. Demonstrating the operation of an ultra high frequency generator at the fair was Chris Hebb, first place winner in the physical sciences division at the recent state science fair held in Bennington, Vt. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

April 16 in Thetford: A case study (2017 vs. 2018)

Almost the same view of the same pond in Thetford: 2017 vs. 2018.

Photos courtesy of my dad-in-law, Ed Eastridge! 🙂

April 16, 2017, in Thetford. Photo by Ed Eastridge.

April 16, 2018, in Thetford. Photo by Ed Eastridge.

Speaking of this no-good weather …

Please be very careful on your evening commute! The roads are bad and the scanner has been very busy with emergency response calls.

S-l-o-o-o-o-w d-o-o-o-o-w-n and get home safe.

It’s not only the sports teams that get to get up on the fire truck for winning championships in Thetford

From the Thetford Academy Facebook page:

The cast and crew of TA’s winning one act play atop the Thetford Volunteer Fire Department’s truck. The Fire Department is always game to help TA celebrate a State Championship!

Read more about the play at the Thetford Academy website.

In other T.A. news this week, Head of School Bill Bugg has announced plans to step down at the end of the 2018-19 school year, after more than six years at the helm.

About that rematch: Windsor wins over Thetford, 51-34

Windsor sophomore sensation Olivia Rockwood cuts a piece of the net with the rest of her teammates after they defeated Thetford 51-34 to win the Division III state championship in Barre, Vt., on March 10, 2018. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com

I was there and I have to say my jaw was on the floor following the play that Valley News correspondent Adam Boffey described in the opening of his story:

When Olivia Rockwood sank a deep turnaround floater off the glass at the first-half buzzer in Saturday’s VPA Division III girls basketball championship game at Barre Auditorium, it pushed Windsor’s lead to a commanding 18 points at intermission.


The one-handed heave, which looked like something from a game of H-O-R-S-E, was also a microcosm of the evening for the Yellowjackets — everything seemed to go their way in a 51-34 victory over defending state champion Thetford.


Rockwood dominated the rematch of last year’s final, finishing with 29 points including three 3-pointeers.


The Yellowjacket standout offered her take on the shot of the game, which developed from a loose ball she picked up just inside the arc.


“I didn’t really shoot it,” Rockwood said. “I kind of just picked it up and threw it, I guess. It looked on, but I thought it would go hard off the backboard, but I guess it was just right.”

Congrats, Windsor! Read more here.

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