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Washington Academy Receives A Gift Of Music

This is the season of giving, so it is fitting that on Friday, December 4, a beautiful Yamaha piano was delivered to the Talbot Dormitory common area. The piano belonged to Mrs. Gloria Bodman, a dedicated musician, who taught music in the Machias area for decades. Mrs. Bodman recently relocated to Arizona. Her daughter, Lynn, grew up playing the piano and is ecstatic to know it is at Washington Academy and being appreciated by young musicians. Residential students are excited to practice and entertain their dorm-mates with music, especially during the holiday season. 


Junior Tina Pham of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam currently spends five hours weekly practicing and perfecting her musical skills. WA music instructor Mrs. Bonnie Atkinson warmly remarks, “It is so wonderful to see Tina touching the keys with such a big smile on her face!” 


Special thanks to the Bodman family and the Washington Academy custodial staff for arranging a new home for the Bodman piano!