Remembering David Pilla

Remembering David Pilla

It is with the greatest sadness that we share news with the Proctor community that longtime faculty member Dave Pilla passed away Sunday afternoon. His sudden passing leaves our community with an immeasurable void, and only the smallest solace can be found in knowing that the lives he touched and the passions he kindled move […]

 Navigating Grief: Ship, Shipmate, Self

By Scott Allenby
 Navigating Grief: Ship, Shipmate, Self

This article was posted on Proctor Academy’s Blog The Buzz. We thought because Dave Pilla’s life touched so many people at Proctor and beyond, that it would be appropriate to reprint it in the Beacon. “Grief is the price we pay for love, and when you feel the weight of the grief we are all […]

Andover Babe Ruth Team Grateful to Proctor Academy

First Andover Babe Ruth Team in many years

By Sawn Upton
Andover Babe Ruth Team Grateful to Proctor Academy

I can not recall the last time the town of Andover had its own 13-15 year Babe Ruth baseball team.  This year we hopefully started a tradition that will continue with the help of Gregor Makechnie, Mark Trombley, and Gary George as well as the rest of the Proctor grounds crew that maintained the field […]

Proctor Academy Welcomes 105 New Students for 2018-2019

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy

During the first week of September, 105 new students will arrive on Proctor’s campus for the 2018-2019 school year, bringing the school’s total enrollment to 370 students for the third straight year. As is the case each year, the majority of new students hail from New Hampshire and surrounding states, with 31 new students from […]

Proctor Campus is Busy During Summer Break

By Kristina Harrold, Proctor Academy

During the school year, Proctor’s campus is a hub of activity: class schedules, athletics, off-campus trips, afternoon programs, and dorm life keep our community in perpetual motion. One may expect the summer months provide an opportunity to slow down, take a breath, and wait for life to pick up again in the fall. There is […]

Andover Residents Honored at Porctor Academy 169th Commencement

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy

During Proctor Academy’s 170th Commencement ceremony and awards celebration, a number of Andover residents earned recognition, including three faculty and staff members. Congratulations to each of the following individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Proctor community! Class of 2018 Award Recipients: Faculty and Staff Awards: David Pilla (Wilmot, NH) received the John O’Connor Award […]

Senior project to raise funds to help Honduran exile

By Lukas Weber, Proctor Academy '18

During the winter of this year I joined nine students and two instructors from Proctor Academy camping and learning in the southwest area of the United States. The program we were on is called Mountain Classroom and it is an option for juniors and seniors to spend a term off campus.   For a few […]

Proctor Welcomes Gordon Research Conferences

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy

Proctor Academy has hosted Gordon Research Conferences on campus during the summer months for decades. These conferences will bring well over 1,000 world renowned scientists to the Town of Andover this summer. In the past, GRC has welcomed Nobel Peace Prize winning scientists to the speciality conferences drawing scientists from around the globe together to […]

6th Annual On Your Mark 5k Trail Run and Fitness Walk

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy
6th Annual On Your Mark 5k Trail Run and Fitness Walk

Proctor Academy’s Wellness Team hosts its sixth annual 5K Trail Run and Wellness Walk on Sunday, May 20, at Proctor’s Farrell Field House. The purpose of the race is to promote, enhance, and raise consciousness concerning health and wellness amongst members of the community. On-site registration begins at 8 AM followed by a free children’s […]

Proctor Host Bi-Annual Innovation Night – May 15

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy

Proctor Academy will host its fourth bi-annual Innovation Night on May 16 in and around the Wise Center as classes showcase their project-based learning initiatives from throughout the term. The evening provides a wonderful opportunity to see Proctor’s educational model in action. Students will display projects from 6-6:30 pm before pitching their projects to visitors […]

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