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This Week at BA  

October 14
We look forward to seeing many of our parents and families next week on campus for Family Weekend. As a reminder, if you are in town Thursday evening, plan to attend one of our parent receptions. For those who are curious about the local color, check out New Hampshire's foliage tracker.
Here's a look at how this week stretched out before us ... and don't forget to stay connected to BA at our social media page.
Music performance teacher Kris Kukul of New York University’s Tisch Playwrights Horizons Theater School was on campus last night and today to work with performing arts students. Brewster acting teacher Guinivere Hilton shared:

We thought it would be a perfect fit for our students to work with a teacher who would focus on how to act a song and help them to relax about vocal technique and focus on the storytelling. Kris first worked with the group doing a movement warm-up. This helped students to get out of their heads and into their bodies, warmed everyone up, and helped to ease any jitters. After a vocal warm-up, Kris handed out music and divided the students into altos, sopranos, basses, and tenors. We each learned our parts separately and then came together as a group to sing a choral piece in parts. Kris challenged the group by adding percussion with stomps and claps. This gave everyone a chance to perform. We then moved onto solo pieces. Students had prepared a piece of music from a musical and were ready to work with Kris one on one. Each student sang for Kris (and an audience) and he spent time with them working through the song and giving them tips on how to use the song to tell the story of the character.

Congratulations to the girls’ cross-country team for their first place finish (out of seven teams) at the Northern New England Invite on Wednesday.

Emily Matheson (fourth place) and Kyle Gardiola (seventh place) finished in the top 10 out of 50 runners while Elena Maloy and Margarita Shostak, in 13th and 14th places, respectively, rounded out the scoring. Right behind them were Sophie LaSala 15th, Chloe Simon 16th, Maya Gomi 25th, Moriah Barr 28th, and Liv Hoffberger 29th.

Congratulations also to our Bobcats of the Week: golfer Ethan Emerson ’18 (Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire) and soccer goalie Nate Clark ’18 (Readfield, Maine). Read about their accomplishments.
The second community dinner of the year took place last night. While most students enjoyed dinner in the Estabrook with their advisory groups, other advisory groups dined at faculty homes and some even went into town to enjoy their meal together.

AP Bio students trekked to the highest peak in the Northeast United States on Monday. This is a trip the class attempts every fall as a chance to explore the ecological habitats in a variety of climates within a short distance. Here’s the report from teacher Michelle Rafalowski-Houseman: We ended up taking the Cog Railway up due to weather conditions. With the winds gusting over 50 mph and temps at 0*F we had to keep safety a priority. This gave us a great history lesson about the area and was a thrill to boot. The train ride took us from deciduous forest, through coniferous forest, all the way to the tundra above tree line! One minute it was cloudy and other moments it was brilliantly sunny and we could see into Maine.

Keep up with the happenings in the College Office and receive updates on SATs, ACTs, see pictures of colleges Brewster college counselors visit, and find out where seniors are going by following our @BACollegeOffice Twitter account.

Brewster is hosting an Admission Open House tomorrow from 9 – 12 p.m. beginning at the Pinckney Boathouse. Details.

Weekend Activities
Talent – returning and perhaps to be discovered – will be in the Coffee House in the Blackbox Theatre Saturday night. Another Saturday night option is dinner at a Hibachi Japanese steakhouse. On Sunday there is fishing from kayaks on Lake Winnipesaukee and a Target and Wal-mart run. Details of a service project are still being worked out.

Reminders and Deadlines
Please book November and December vacation travel now.
Friday, November 18: do not book any flight before 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19: the last transport from Brewster is at 12 p.m.
Monday, November 28: transport is available at Boston and Manchester airports between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Flights should be scheduled to arrive before 6 p.m.

Friday, December 16: do not book any flight before 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17: the last transport from Brewster is at 12 p.m.
Monday, January 2: for international late evening arrivals transport at 11 p.m.
Tuesday, January 3: transport is available between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Flights should be scheduled to arrive before 6 p.m.

Please use the Vacation Travel Manager in the Portal to reserve and share travel information. Questions? Please contact Peter Mann (603-569-7128).
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