Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Academic Recognition Assembly 2024

Academic Recognition Assembly 2024

Five GFA seniors were chosen to be recognized at this year’s Academic Recognition Assembly. Nominated by the faculty, Ronnie Christolin, Ella Conopask, Beyza Kalender, Juliette Murphy, and John Schneider spoke to their Upper School peers about their individual academic journeys. Head of Upper School, Ward Abel, kicked off the annual assembly by congratulating students on the completion of the first semester. 

He noted that, “These students are not the only examples of success here at GFA, but their stories, marked by triumphs and challenges, illustrate the variety of paths one can take towards academic excellence.” The gathering allowed time for students to reflect after a demanding semester of academic achievements.

The ceremony featured five distinct and meaningful speeches. The seniors shared the different paths their education has taken through stories of people, challenges, and conditions that informed their academic narratives. In an assembly that celebrated our community of individual learners who are all collectively working towards lives of purpose, the speakers each shared a similar story in which they capitalized on curiosity and strived to understand how they learn best.