Ken Culver and the Westford Academy Troubadours serenade the guests in the gorgeous Westford Academy Performing Arts Center s foyer
Ken Culver and the Westford Academy Troubadours serenade the guests in the gorgeous Westford Academy Performing Arts Center s foyer

WESTFORD - In 1772, several gentlemen agreed "to form themselves into a society called Westford Academy." This society was the foundation of the organization known today as the Trustees. A group of 54 people, led by Zaccheus Wright, John Abbot and Abel Boynton, established and contributed money to start Westford Academy. The town also contributed to the fund and became entitled to its benefits. Westford Academy was founded as a prep school for Harvard and Bowdoin, and admitted male and female students. In fact, Paul Revere's son attended Westford Academy. The Trustees built the original Westford Academy using the plan from Phillips Academy, but "8 feet smaller in all dimensions."

On Jan. 19, 2018, enthusiastic Westford Academy Trustees hosted "Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Laughs & Wonder," held at the stunning Westford Academy Performing Arts Center. All proceeds benefited the Westford Academy Trustees Scholarship for deserving students.

More than 300 guests were mesmerized when Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer, who brought their talents to Westford with an engaging, hilarious and mystifying performance. They were recently voted Best Theater Group by the Boston A-List. The show was a combination of intelligent comedy and amazing magic.

The Trustees now use interest from the accumulated funds to provide scholarship awards for graduating seniors. Last year, about $80,000 in scholarships was awarded.


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Some of those scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000, based on student need. The Trustees also provide funding for the purchase of the National Honor Society Book Awards, academic excellence awards and class most-worthy representative awards. They provide an annual gift to the school that is used by staff in many departments to fund unbudgeted projects that enhance children's overall educational experience.

This single event raised $25,000. Please send contributions to: Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, c/o Mr. Ryan Dunn, 237 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886, payable to Trustees of Westford Academy.