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What’s Happening at Milton?

Unearthing a Time Capsule

A time capsule, buried on November 14, 1998, to recognize Milton Academy’s bicentennial year, lay beneath the dirt near the Athletic and Convocation Center for the past 25 years. This month, Steve Zannino, Milton Academy’s associate director of grounds and event planning, and Geordie Dunnington, a member of the Physical Education Department faculty, who were there at its placement, brought it to the surface again. Students and faculty at the time enclosed letters and photos, VHS tapes, school publications, mix tapes, and more to commemorate Milton’s 200th year. 

TEDxMiltonAcademy 2023

The second annual TEDxMiltonAcademy event took place on Friday, December 1. The event was presented by Benjamin Siegel ’24, Alexa Burton ’24, Abhiram Tejomurtula ’25, Claire Salvato ’26, Gustavo Silva dos Reis ’26, and faculty advisor Lindsay Donovan. The theme this year was “Dare to Share Your Story,” and the event featured talks on a wide variety of topics such as health, compassion, identity, and more. A special shout-out to our alumni speakers: Julia Shepard Stenzel ’82, Dr. Sean M. Burns ’94, and Tanya V. Everett-Heggie ’02.

Lower School's Peace and Light Musical Celebration

Throughout the school year, Milton’s Lower School students have lots of opportunities to shine on stage. These moments help them hone artistic skills while building their confidence and teaching them to collaborate. They bring fun and magic to audiences ranging from their peers, to families, to the entire Milton community, and their recent Peace and Light Musical Celebration was no exception!

Campus Spotlight: A Perfect Score 💯

Milton’s math competitors have maintained a perfect score through months of competing at the New England Math League (NEML) this academic year. Currently, the school sits atop the NEML rankings, which includes both private and public schools. Math contests give students opportunities outside of the classroom to flex their analytical muscles while proudly representing Milton.

The Changing Landscape in College Admissions

The Changing Landscape in College Admissions

Laurén Carter, a noted author and college admissions expert, became Milton’s new dean of college counseling in July. Carter, who comes to Milton from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., has decades’ worth of experience in independent school college guidance and university admissions. Her book, Mindful Admissions: An Insider’s Guide to Staying Sane, Applying Well, and Getting Accepted to College, provides students and families with practical advice for navigating the complicated admissions process. Carter joined Milton Magazine for a conversation this summer. Read more.

Spring Events Preview

Spring Events Preview

This spring will feature several virtual and in-person events, including Milton in California, Florida, and Asia; the DEIJ Speaker Series featuring Farah Pandith ’86 and Llew Smith ’72; a Transitions Program Reunion: Celebrating 40 Years; Milton Night Out: Bowery Bar and Patio; and more. Stay tuned and visit our Upcoming Events calendar at www.milton.edu/graduates/events-calendar for more.

The Metalworkers: Robert Poole, His Ironworks, and Technology in 19th-Century America (Steven C. Swett ’52)

The Metalworkers: Robert Poole, His Ironworks, and Technology in 19th-Century America (Steven C. Swett ’52)

By the mid-19th century, iron had become an integral part of the American economy, used in ships, railroads, factory machinery, and tall buildings. A major supplier of that material at the time was Robert Poole, a self-taught machinist-engineer whose company in Maryland provided iron for private industry and the U.S. government, most notably for the columns that surround the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building. Poole was also the great-great-grandfather of Steven Swett ’52, who tells the story of his relative and his enterprise, including the workers and the mechanisms they mastered. Read more.

Call for Alumni Affinity Space Members

Call for Alumni Affinity Space Members

Sign up today to find connection, support, and inspiration in one of Milton Academy’s alumni affinity spaces: Alums of Color, APIDA Alums, Black Alums, Jewish Alums, LatinX Alums, LGBTQ+ Alums, Muslim Alums, and White-Identifying Alums. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. Join a Milton alumni affinity space today! And if you would like to volunteer to co-facilitate an alumni affinity space, please indicate your interest here.

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