A Perfect Place

A Perfect Place

This was our first school visit to Rochester Institute of Technology – a popular college choice for that group of Franklin Academy seniors and postgraduates who are passionate about computers, science, and mathematics. Adam Waldie and Peter Dantini, both from the...
Moving into a Higher Gear

Moving into a Higher Gear

Ross Mesnick ’18 was very insistent before graduating last June that his university needed to be added to our college tour this October. Because we also wanted to see Hartwick, RIT, and Syracuse, it was easy to accommodate his request, especially since we knew that...
To Help Just One Student Is So Rewarding

To Help Just One Student Is So Rewarding

Here at the end of Summer Sojourn, I wanted to interview Kaitlin Jackson ’14 because she is completing her fourth summer with us as an intern. My most important question was simply this – What pulls you back to campus each year? Kaitlin quickly answered. “That is...
Giving Back to Franklin Academy

Giving Back to Franklin Academy

A welcome aspect of our Summer Sojourn program is the return of alumni, coming back to campus to serve as mentors and coaches for Sojourn students. Indeed, our alumni are a tremendous asset, having already walked in the shoes of the students they are serving. Truly,...
Andy’s Peace Corps Adventure

Andy’s Peace Corps Adventure

Early last June we posted a story about Andy Penfield, ’11 (pictured above with his dad and mother, David and Becky, at the beginning of senior year), titled, “Following His Passion and Dreams.” He was one week from departure for Africa where he would spend 27 months...
College and Career

College and Career

Billy Petty ’10 came to Franklin Academy as a two-year senior. After graduation, Billy matriculated at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. During the time between spring and fall semesters, he returned to our campus to work in Summer Sojourn. Upon...