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  • Celebrating the Gould Class of 2024

    The Class of 2024 is nearing the end of their time at Gould, and we’re excited to highlight their outcomes. Fifty-four students submitted 470 applications to 223 colleges. Next year, they will be scattered across 19 states and five countries. Seven students were accepted to their early decision schools, six are committed collegiate athletes, and four received full-ride scholarships. Among them are a National Merit Scholar, a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, four jacketed ski patrollers, and one certified EMT. These achievements reflect the hard work and diverse talents of the group.
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  • Lily '20

    Husky Tales News - May 2024

    Included in this months news are updates from Lily Drew ’20, Keys (Caroline) Newell ’20, Taylor Mull ’20, Courtney Walsh ’89, Chris Lee '10, Troy Murphy '10, Morgan Wildermuth ’06, Thacher ’08 and Kiley Stone ’09, and Finn Donovan '05.
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  • Wildens '18

    Husky Tales News - April

    Included in this month's news are updates from Wildens Leveque ’19, Peter Geller '15, Peter Thurston '75, Bonnie Davidson Argeropoulos '75, Liz Holstein '75, Joy Sexton '75, Scott Hills '75, Eliza Roberts '75, Josh Friedman '75, Buzz '75 and Sally Bean, Grant Harris '75, Rob Casella, Woody '75 and Lee Hughes, Kim Siebert '75, David "Fuzzy" Thurston '67, Caleb McCann ’91, Luis Aguilar ’91, Sam McGee '88, C. Angus Schaal '88, Greg Renna '96, Jesse Mize '22, Andrew Gray '18, Acadia Johansongordet '18, Abbie DeMello '23 and Grace Schierwagen '18.
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  • Happy Place Found

    The Spring issue of the GAzette should arrive at the doors of current and past parents and alums this week! Read the GAzette Spring 2024 issue here
  • Yutaro '16

    Husky Tales News - March 2024

    It's been a busy month! We have news from the following alums: Yutaro Yamaguchi '16, Boo Buie ’19, Cassie Lieblein'18, Laura Wilson'20, Caitlin Forbes-Stephens ‘09, Sam Butterfield '15, Hayli Poisson '17, Morgan Carver LeClair ’07, Donny Pelletier (Troy Murphy)'10, Zach Bouchard '15, Jameson Harding '15, Zach Hamadeh '21, Ian Tyson '21, and Mason Berlinghoff '21.
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  • Allison '99 and her husband Dave at the Pyramids in Egypt.

    Husky Tales News - February 2024

    Gould alums are out there in the world living lives of purpose and fulfillment. This month's alumni news shares updates from: Allison Stevens ’99, Cecilia Mastroianni ’18, Burke MacLeay ’22, Sam Black ’23, Troy Murphy ’10, Boo Buie ’18, Meredith Gadd ’04, Elle Burbank O’Brien ’15, Luke Paliocha ’10, and Nate Livingood ’22.
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  • Our happy place.

    Campus Update and Gratitude for the Bethel and Gould Communities

    It has been a challenging week in the Bethel and Sunday River area. You have likely seen the photos and videos of the devastating floods in our corner of the world. Many in the area are still without power and heat, and rebuilding has just begun.
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  • Peyton Meader ’22, third from the left in the front, with her First Nations Launch team at MIT

    Gould Alum Peyton Meader ’22 on MIT All-Indigenous Rocket Launch Team

    Peyton Meader ’22 is a member of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) first all-Indigenous Rocket Team in Cambridge, MA, where she is a second-year chemical engineering student. The team, Doya, recently placed second in the First Nations Launch international student competition with a blast that reached a height of 1,290 meters.
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  • The Maine Event - Rollerskiing Races at Black Mountain

    Over the weekend, the Gould Nordic team competed at The Maine Event XCX, a NENSA Rollerski Race that was held at Black Mountain of Maine this year. Gould had a spectacular showing on the podiums. Here’s a breakdown from Nordic and Biathlon Program Director Ben Kamilewicz ’95:
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  • Remembering Jim Owen and his Mentorship at Gould

    Gould’s best asset is its people. People build meaningful, enduring relationships here. It’s true for students but equally so for faculty and staff. Gould faculty are connected by a shared purpose and bound by decades of time-honored traditions. Experienced, innovative, and creative teachers mentor newcomers and pass on the lessons and methods they learned when they arrived. They eat meals together daily, encourage each other in the classroom and on the sports fields, have helped raise each other’s children, traveled the globe together, and ventured into the Maine woods and mountains for orientation and Four Point trips. A life at Gould is a life well lived, and seeing the familiar faces of former Gould educators on campus for former art teacher Jim Owen’s memorial service earlier this summer served as a reminder of just how much legacies live on at Gould today.

    Art teacher Lauren Head P’01, ’05, ’07, ’09, ’21, and former art teacher Jan Baker P’05 took the opportunity to contemplate these deep connections and recognized his mentorship’s profound impact on generations of Gould students and faculty.
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  • Breaking the Stigma: Catie Caggiano’s Four Point Project on Addiction Treatment

    Catie Caggiano knew she wanted her senior four point project to center on the healthcare industry but didn’t know which field or where to start. She didn’t know any doctors or health care providers but knew she wanted to focus on patient care and giving back.
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  • Three Gould Athletes Named to the U.S. Snowboard Team

    Gould is thrilled to announce that Snowboardcross (SBX) racers Bri Schnorrbusch ’24, Tyler Hamel ’22, and Nathan Pare ’23 have been named to the U.S. Snowboard Team! Bri and Tyler were named to the SBX Pro Team, while Nate secured a spot on the SBX Development Team.
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  • Eli proudly displaying his Bowdoin College sweatshirt

    Connecting Through Environmental Science: A Senior Four Point Story

    During his tenth-grade year, Eli Shifrin ’23 was fly fishing in the Webb River in Weld, Maine, and witnessed a lot of pollution. It got him thinking about native brook trout and how this pollution might affect their habitat and water quality. He was taking Research Methods in Science with Peter Southam then and made water quality the focus of his research. He discovered how the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) monitors rivers, and he learned about Edmund Muskie, the Clean Water Act of 1972, and the restoration of the Androscoggin River during his research. This planted the seed for his Senior Four Point project, three years in the making.
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  • Godomsky Returns to Gould as Director of Athletics

    Gould Academy is excited to announce that Mark Godomsky will return to Gould as Director of Athletics effective August 1, 2023. As Director of Athletics, Godomsky will oversee all athletic offerings at Gould, from the school’s premiere on-snow competition program, based primarily out of Sunday River Resort as a winter satellite campus, to the top-tier mountain biking and cycling program, as well as all of Gould’s traditional field, court team sports, and co-curricular activities.
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  • Gould's 2023 Valedictorian, Byron An ’23

    Floating Populations and Education Inequality: A Senior Four Point Project

    Byron An ’23 says people in his home city of Guangzhou know about the “Floating Population” crisis in China. Still, very few people have taken action to do anything about it.

    For his Senior Four Point project, which has been three years in the making, Gould’s 2023 Valedictorian set out to advocate for fair access to education for “floating families” and build a more equitable education system in China.
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  • Gould Boardercross Athletes Competing in Junior World Championships in Italy

    Four athletes from the Gould Snowboardcross team will be representing the United States at the FIS Junior World Championships in Passo San Pellegrino, ITA on March 30 and 31. The team is made up of the six fastest males and the six fastest female racers in the country under the age of 20. In addition to the athletes the U.S. team also invited two Gould coaches, Snowboard Program Director KC Gandee and Snowboard Coach Anna Yoshie Yamada, to join the team in Italy.
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  • The student center was phase one of the project, giving students a place to unplug and recreate between school obligations.

    Bingham Hall Transformation

    In the center of the Gould Academy campus lies Bingham Hall, home to both a gymnasium and auditorium. Just outside is The North Quad. This building and this outdoor space are both the literal and figurative center of campus and essential to building community at Gould. For the next year, these spaces will be transformed, thanks to several generous donations.
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  • Tommy Lowell ’22 with his father and Adam Leff (right)

    Camden Conference Essay Winners

    Gould faculty and students have become a fixture at the annual Camden Conference, an annual summit centered on global issues in Camden, Maine.

    This past year, Tommy Lowell ’22 and Burke MacLeay ’22 won 2nd and 3rd place respectively for their essay submissions to the Bill Taylor Essay Contest. These prizes come with a monetary award and their papers have been published on the Camden Conference website.

    Read more from World Languages Department Chair Adam Leff:
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  • New Director of Development: Karen Burns

    We are so excited for each of you to get to know Karen Burns, Gould’s new Director of Development. She joins Gould with a terrific background in fundraising, nonprofit management, and teaching. In addition to her outstanding skill set, she is personable, thoughtful, and has an inspiring “can-do” attitude. 

    Karen’s most recent position was Chief Leadership Officer at the Island Institute and she lived with her family on Vinalhaven. Karen and her husband Bruce have a son named Brandon in the 8th grade and a daughter named Natalie in the 5th grade - they will be relocating to Bethel at the end of the school year. Karen is a graduate of Amherst College and has a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Maine. She taught English for six years, served on several nonprofit boards, and has extensive experience managing a portfolio of major gifts prospects. 

    Bethel, Gould, and Sunday River are not new to the Burns Family - they have a condo at the mountain. As avid skiers, her family, like so many, began to transition from “a ski family” to a “Sunday River Family” to a “Bethel Family” and we are absolutely thrilled they are now a “Gould Family”. 

    Karen has so much to offer our community and we are so excited to have her on the team to help us grow the future of our school. 
  • Nordic NEPSAC Championships

    The Nordic NEPSAC Championships were held at our own Pine Hill this past weekend. It was a bluebird day and the results were fantastic (Boys' 1st Overall, Girls’ 2nd Overall), but more than that, the sportsmanship and camaraderie on display between the teams was something to behold. A glorious event on all fronts! Congrats, Huskies!   ❄️
    See over a hundred more photos here
  • Student DEIB discussion led by Lexi Stewart '15

    Students convened last Thursday night for a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) discussion led by Lexi Stewart ’15 in response to a recent GAzette article. The conversation centered around where we are as a community with our DEIB work and where we need to be in the future. While Lexi has been supporting Gould's DEIB efforts and meeting with students via Zoom calls, this was her first trip back to campus and Maine since she graduated seven years ago.
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  • Varsity Basketball Senior Night

    On Friday night, Gould honored the seniors on the varsity basketball team before their home game versus Hebron. Gould engineered an exciting comeback in the second half and held on for a big win. Lots of families and students in attendance made for an awesome evening of Husky spirit! Congrats, seniors!  

    Not pictured with the seniors but sorely missed were Caroline ’22 and Todd Siekman!
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