Student NEWS & shoutouts

Ridgefield Academy students are confident learners and leaders both inside and outside the classroom. Swelling with #patriotpride, we recognize and celebrate students for the individual areas in which they thrive.

Students In The News

Minho C.
Over the summer, Minho C. ‘27 competed in the biggest junior tournament in the world, the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. Minho competed in the Boys 11 division and placed 20th out of 145 players - receiving a top 20 finalist award. Minho also played in the PGA Jr. League team, TCC Thunder, in Connecticut and won both the CT. Sectional and Regional Championships. His team advanced to compete in the 2023 13 and under National Car Rental PGA Jr. League this fall in Texas. The tournament will be broadcast live on ESPN, and the RA community will be cheering Minho and his team on! Additionally, Minho competed in the Notah Begay III Jr. Golf Regional Championship this summer and placed 2nd, and he became the Season Champion winning five out of six U.S. Kids Golf 2023 Summer Hudson Valley Tour Championships.
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Colby K.

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).

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An All Star Cast!

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.

Quinlan M.

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.

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