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June 2017 -- Academy students learn from legends in their fields, Valley Life Dr. Henry Lee and world-reknowned primatologist Jane Goodall are just a couple of the presenters who have inspired students through visits and presentations at Talcott Mountain Academy.

March 23, 2017 -- Talcott Mountain Academy Takes First Place in Science Competition, Valley Press | Last month, a team of four students from Talcott Mountain Academy finished first place in the Regional Middle School Science Bowl. This finish marks the second consecutive year the school has taken first place in the competition, distinguishing it as the only school in Connecticut to have accomplished such a feat. 

March 20, 2017 -- Connecticut Student Writers Magazine Honors Six Talcott Mountain Academy Students | Six students from Talcott Mountain Academy (TMA) were selected from more than 1,500 submissions to be recognized in the 2017 Connecticut Student Writers (CSW) Magazine. 

March 9, 2017 -- Talcott Mountain Academy wins Connecticut Science Bowl, Fox61 | Talcott Mountain Academy in Avon took the trophy in Connecticut as winners of the Regional Middle School Science Bowl recently. It is their second Connecticut title in a row, and the focus now is on the National Championship.

January 2017 -- Putting it all Together, Valley Life | Puzzle maker David L. Hoyt inspired by time at Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy

January 2017 -- Leaders of their own Learning, Valley Life | STEM Education methods shape happier, more resilient students

May 9, 2016 -- Students View Mercury Transit at Talcott Mountain Science Center, NBC Connecticut | Students at the Talcott Mountain Science Center in Avon took their telescopes out to watch Mercury ending its journey across the sun.

May 5, 2016 -- TMA Student Wins at CT History Day; Qualifies for National History Day Competition in June | Eighth grade student Lillian Steinmayer from Talcott Mountain Academy (TMA) won 2nd place Junior Perofrmance this past weekend at Connecticut History Day. Her finish qualifies her to compete at the National History Day competition, which will take place June 12 through June 16 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

May 5, 2016 -- TMA Students Shine at 2016 CT Invention Convention; Move on the Nationals | Six students from Talcott Mountain Academy (TMA) won awards at teh Connecticut Invention Convention on Saturday, April 30, including three who were selected to advance to the National Invention Convention  & Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) in Alexandria, Va., May 19-21.

April 11, 2016 -- Middle School Students vs. JAX Scientists in Science Bowl Scrimmage, by Joyce Peterson | Punching above their weight, middle school students from the science- and math-focused Talcott Mountain Academy of Avon, Conn., won a practice science bowl scrimmage at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) on April 7, against JAX researchers and other staff with advanced degrees.

March 21, 2016 -- Talcott Mountain Academy Students Receive Awards at 2016 CT Science & Engineering Fair | On Saturday, March 19th, three students from Talcott Mountain Academy (TMA) received Special Awards at the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF). 

February 29, 2016 -- Talcott Mountain Academy Takes First Place in Regional Science Competition | A team from Talcott Mountain Academy comprised of four students in grades 6-8 won first place at the Middle School Regional Science Bowl Competition. The team will move on to the national competition, which will take place in Washington, DC in May.

February 10, 2016 -- Talcott Mountain Academy Student Takes Top Honors at Local Math Competition | Aresh Pourkavoos from Talcott Mountain Academy was recognized as the top individual overall at the 2016 Hartford Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition.