“Complex Systems” – Works by Simko & Zipeto Coming to LA’s Conant Gallery

Opening on April 5, 2019, at 6:00 PM at Lawrence Academy


Complex Systems

Lawrence Academy welcomes the works of Laurie Simko & Diana Zipeto

Complex Systems

Opening Friday, April 5, 2019 6:00-7:30 PM

Live music and refreshments…

On display through May 6
in the Conant Gallery (entrance on Rt. 40)

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12-4 PM

Lawrence Academy Artists Earn Recognition

Recently, artists at Lawrence Academy received recognition for their work in the arts.

ArtandWriting.Org announced:

Photo: Jessica Fatzinger ’20

After many months of hard work, of editing and revising, and of crossing fingers, the time to find out whether a work has received a Gold Key has finally arrived! Students across the country and around the globe spent hours making their creations, and it was our privilege to view and read them all. So, without further ado, here are the 2019 Gold Key, [Silver Key, and Honorable Mention] recipients!

  • William Adam ’19, Silver Key
  • William Adam ’19, Honorable Mention
  • William Adam ’19, Gold Key
  • Jessica Fatzinger ’20, Honorable Mention
  • Kelli Gifford ’20, Honorable Mention
  • Brandon White ’19, Silver Key
  • Brandon White ’19, Gold Key
  • Brandon White ’19, Silver Key
  • Brandon White ’19, Silver Key
  • Dasha Zhuravleva ’19, Honorable Mention

Art and writing submissions are processed and judged first at the regional level by Affiliate Partner organizations. Students who receive Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Awards are celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies across the country.

Gold Key works are then automatically advanced to the national level where work is considered by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts.

Photo: “Faces” by Will Adam ’19

Squash: “The most enjoyable sport on Earth…”

Mickey Feeney ’19

Senior Mickey Feeney and his fellow Spartans head into their final match of 2019

By Nicole Yeaton ’20

Just judging from his happy-go-lucky outward demeanor, you wouldn’t think that Mickey Feeney ’19 has such a serious side.

However, those who know him best, see him as a dedicated student, school president, and competitive squash player.

But why squash, in particular?

Feeney says squash is a demanding sport requires the perfect balance “of strength and finesse,” which draws in many prospective players.

In a recent interview, Feeney, a long-time player on the Lawrence Academy Varsity Squash Team, raved about the opportunity and experiences alongside his fellow Spartans.

“The culture of the LA squash team is what really drew me in,” he said. “The culture is one that is very fun, accepting, supportive, and at the same time competitive.”

This year, Lawrence Academy competed in the 2019 U.S. High School Team State Championships, where Mickey gushed about his experience.

In one word, he described the tournament as “electric.”

“The experience definitely boosted the enthusiasm and motivated the team to continue improving,” he said.

Overall, Mickey believes “squash is the single most enjoyable sport on Earth,” as he culminates his high school squash career tomorrow, Saturday, February 23, at Brooks School.

Good luck to Mickey and everyone on the squash squad at Brooks…

Emily Pratt ’16 Named CCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year for Endicott College

Now the whole basketball world knows what everyone at Lawrence Academy ALWAYS knew – Emily Pratt ’16 is one heck of a player.

Yesterday, the Springfield, Massachusetts-based Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) named the Endicott College junior as its “Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.”

Endicott College Sports Information reported:

Emily Pratt ’16

With the announcement of today’s awards, Pratt is now the first student-athlete in women’s basketball program history to receive Player of the Year accolades since Ceciley Chisholm ’10 did so in 2009-10.

Pratt’s MVP-caliber year includes the following averages: 17.4 points per game (40.7 FG%, 34.6 3PT%, 74.5 FT%), 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.32 steals, and 0.48 blocks. Pratt currently ranks first in the conference in points (436), second in field goals made (145), steals (58), and points per 40 minutes (21.1), third in free throws made (102) and points per game (17.4), and fifth in three-point field goals made (44) and three-point field goal percentage (34.6).

Historically speaking, Pratt’s 436 points this season ranks ninth all-time in program history, while her 17.4 points per game are positioned fifth all-time. Pratt also ranks No. 12 on the all-time scoring list with 995 career points entering Thursday night’s CCC Tournament semifinal matchup…First-seeded Endicott (17-8, 13-3 CCC) will take on the winner of No. 5 Curry and No. 4 Roger Williams on Thursday, February 21 in the CCC Semifinals at a time to be determined later.

While with the Spartans, Pratt scored her 1000th point at TD Garden, becoming just the third Lawrence Academy girls’ basketball player to accomplish the feat.

As for this season, the CCC reported:

Pratt is the top-scorer on an Endicott team that will enter the CCC Women’s Basketball Championship as the top seed… Pratt had nine games of 20 or more points, with her season-high of 33 coming against Curry back in November. She was named the CCC Player of the Week three times (Weeks ending Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Jan. 20).

Congratulations and good luck to Emily!

Congratulations Emily!

2019 Judith French Junior Poetry Recitation Winner

And the 2019 Judith French Junior Poetry Recitation Winner is… Sabrina Ladiwala!

Sabrina Ladiwala reciting “Still Life with Ladder.”

Click here to look at this year’s 2019 Judith French Junior Poetry Recitation photo gallery.