Student NEWS & shoutouts
In spring of 2023, Mateo S. ’24 was featured in RPAC Academy’s student art exhibition, The Artist’s Path. His work, including the above painting, was proudly displayed at the front of the gallery and visible from Main Street in Ridgefield.
During the height of the pandemic, actress Colby K. ’24 was featured in the Katonah Connect magazine as she recorded her voice for a Nickelodeon show at home. From her first big role at age eight to her dream of being on Broadway, the interview details her acting career. In 2023, Colby made her Broadway debut in 2023 in the show, Grey House, where she played the role of “Squirrel” in the production for 6 months. In the September/October issue of Bedford New Canaan Magazine, Colby was recognized for her dedication to and achievements in acting in the publication’s “18 Under 18” feature (page 39).
In January of 2022, Cora D. ’27 received a first all-around in gymnastics at the We Are Strong Invitational in Providence, Rhode Island.
Jose G. ’24 played the role of Clara in the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker in the winter of 2022. And, this exciting experience was a family affair, with Josie’s father Peter playing the role of Clara’s father in the show. Many RA students were part of the production!
Bedford & New Canaan magazine’s “18 Under 18” features exceptional kids in the local community. Finlay G. ’23 was selected for his skills as a dancer, academic excellence, and future aspirations.
Read the September-October issue here (page 63):
Elle M. ’27 is one of the “tiny dancers who make The Nutcracker sparkle”, according to The New York Times. In the 2022 New York City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Elle is thrilled to play the role of Bunny.
In addition to Josie, five additional RA students also performed in the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker in the winter of 2022! From left to right: Finlay G., Mateo S., Arya S., Josie G., Olivia C., & Sasha S.
As a sixth grader, it is a feat just to be accepted to play in the Connecticut Western Region Music Festival for Grades 6-8. Festival participants play four scales and an etude as well as sight read. Quinlan M. ‘25 was not only accepted to play violin at the festival but scored an incredible 300 out of 300. He was recognized and performed at a Middle and Upper School assembly in December 2022.