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Students experience hands-on study of sea life


Seventh graders had the chance to study sea life where it lived. Rob Reynolds, founder of the Zephyr Education Foundation, and Ginny Edgcomb, FA science teacher and associate scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution brought the students on a field trip to study the effects of algae blooms killing marine life in Vineyard Sound and back to the lab to study topography using a rare sand table built using an Xbox Kinect.

Read about the trip in a story by the Cape Cod Times at capecodonline.com.




Falmouth Academy students earn National Merit recognition

Five juniors from Falmouth Academy have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for testing within the top five percent of students, nation-wide, on PSAT exams.

One student, Guy Knapp, of Falmouth, scored within the top three percent of students and was named a National Merit Semi-finalist. Knapp will be eligible to compete for a National Merit college scholarship in his senior year.

Commended students are Alec Cobban, of East Falmouth, Matthew Delaney of Falmouth, Hanna Smith of Sandwich, and Owen Sullivan of Cataumet.

These students were selected from among 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National MeritScholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT.)




All-School trip to Marconi Beach results in terrific sand sculptures

The 2014 all-school trip to Marconi Beach took place on a perfect day. Fourteen groups of students, each made up of 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders, led by teams of seniors (and faculty who served as “silent” advisors) created sand sculptures that included many political statements this year as well as sentimental favorites. Take a look at the slideshow and you’ll get a good idea of the great collaborative efforts among our students.



 

Sustainable gardening is passion of FA groundskeeper and teacher

Cultivating lush grounds, pesticide-free, is a challenge, but Falmouth Academy has the wisdom and experience of Richard Sperduto, director of buildings and grounds at the school. He and his wife, part-time science teacher Ginny Edgcomb, both practice a sustainable lifestyle and reap the benefits of their gardening efforts every day at the dinner table. The two were highlighted in the summer edition of Edible Cape Cod Magazine.

Read about Richard and Ginny here, at Edible Cape Cod.