Falmouth Academy


Gala is here!

The lights are strung and the dresses are pressed. It’s Gala night!

We hope to see you tonight, from 7:30-10pm at our annual dance and family fun night.

The event is also a Student Council fundraiser, the focus of which for this year is Wings for Falmouth Families. This charity helps Falmouth families with the financial burdens arising from uncovered medical costs.

Tonight, a $10 admission charge will give attendees 20 tickets to engage in games and fun.

Proper dress is encouraged. For women, past attire has ranged from cocktail dresses to recycled prom dresses to formal pantsuits to vintage outfits. For men, past attire has included dress shirts and ties and top hats and tails.

The Gala is open to students, friends, siblings and, of course, parents. The festivities at Gala cater to children of all ages and include a cafe with music, a photo booth, a swing dance hall, a dessert table, a variety of games ranging from roulette to bowling, and a raffle.

Ten win awards at Regional Science Fair

Ten Falmouth Academy students brought prizes home from the South Shore Regional Science Fair last week, including three first-place wins, three seconds, two thirds and an honorable mention. Students who won first, second, and third places are eligible to compete in the Massachusetts State Science Fair held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology later this spring.

Winning students are:

1st place: Alec Cobban ’15 for “A Solution for Coastal Eutrophication? The Impact of Oyster Aquaculture on Sediment Notrogen Removal Processes”

1st place: J. Samuel Cox ’16 for “Interannual and Seasonal Variability of Early Life History Dynamics of River Herring”

1st place: Theo Guerin ’17 for “Engineering a Mechanical Sunflower: Tracking the Sun for More Efficient Photovoltaics”

2nd place: Charles Colt-Simonds ’16 & Greg Pickart ’16 for “An Exploration of Stirling Engines and Cogeneration”

2nd place: Brendan Smith ’17 for “What’s Nu? Solving for the Value of Planck’s Constant”

2nd place: Charlie Fenske ’18 for “Analysis of Wind Turvine Blade Design to Enhance Electricity Production in a Small Scale Wind Tunnel”

3rd place: Megan Flory ’17 for “A Journey of Discovery: the Life, Times, and Final Resting Places of Surface Contaminants off the Coast of Massachusetts”

3rd place: Sintra Reves-Sohn ’16 for “Building a Probe to Detect Sediment Properties”

Honorable Mention: Alexander Gottlieb ’16 for “Exploring Domoic Acid Toxicity Mechanisms through Embryonic Zebrafish Gene Regulation”

Honorable Mention: Rebecca Cox ‘18 for Finding the Abundance of G. bulloides to Recreate Past Water Column Structure


Falmouth Academy in the News

Oliver Moore ‘04 and Sam Moore ‘06 were featured in a blog on their start up, Moore Brothers Company, which engineers specific boat parts. Read the blog here.

Jennifer (Schneider ‘89) and her husband Joshua Ziskin, owners of the fabulous La Morra restaurant in Brookline, have just purchased the Sherborn Inn and have some fantastic ideas for it. Read the article here.

Our own Jes Waller ‘09 was quoted in the Boston Globe about the effects of the oceans’ rising acid levels on shellfish. Click here to read the article.

Falmouth Academy alumnus and Amherst Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies Ted Melillo ‘92 was interviewed on WCAI’s Living Lab on The Point. Read and listen to the transcript here.

Read about the debut of Morse Hall, Falmouth Academy’s new meeting space, in the Cape Cod Times.

Falmouth Academy hosts Cape Symphony’s Nth Degree. See photos from the reception in the Cape Cod Times.

Check out a photo gallery of FA girls’ basketball in the Cape Cod Times at capecodtimes.com.

Quinn Cobban ‘15 is published in scientific journal “Geology” for work on his sophomore project on coral reefs.