Daniel Bondi ’16 Wins University of Delaware Programming Contest
Earlier this semester, Archmere Junior Daniel Bondi was awarded the 1st prize in the University of Delaware College of Engineering “House That Engineering Built” programming contest, for entries in the grade 11-12 category. Contestants were challenged to create a computer game illustrating the utility of hydrogels and surfactants in daily life. Game entries were judged by a panel of University of Delaware Engineering faculty and staff against criteria of appeal, educational content, aesthetics and creativity. Dan’s winning entry “The Life of Hydrogels” demonstrates the use of polymer hydrogels in the sustained release delivery of drugs to target cancer cells. The University of Delaware K-12 Engineering Outreach program sponsored the contest, with financial support from The Dow Chemical Company, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.
Soprano Claire Caverly '15 is the National Winner in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition
Track and Field Cleans Up at Twilight Invitational
Archmere Senior Claire Caverly traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, in March to compete as a National Finalist in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition, and was named the winner. Claire earned this opportunity after winning the Eastern Division of the Senior Voice competition, which took place on Sunday, March 22, during the MTNA National Conference. As the national winner of this competition, Claire received a cash prize and performed in a Winners Concert with her piano accompanist, Christine McCloskey, during the conference.
The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. Winners of each State Competition advance to the division competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals. Claire is a top ranking member of Delaware All State Chorus, a soloist with the Archmere Academy award winning Mastersingers, and sings with the Archmere Academy campus ministry program.
On Friday the Auks Track and Field teams competed at the Twilight Invitational held at A.I. High School. Top performances went to Colleen Carney, Luke Jordan and Brendan Tarte. Colleen won the 2 mile run with a time of 10:56. Her performance places her 13th on the state's all-time 2 mile list and qualifies her for the emerging elite 2 mile at the national meet. Luke Jordan had the fasted mile in the boys 4x1600 meter race with a time of 4:56. This time would qualify him for the state meet 1600. Brendan Tarte also ran a qualifying standard 1600 in 4:57 and later would hit the state qualifying mark for the 800 with a time of 2:09. The team will compete at the Penn Relays this week and the Unionville Invitational this weekend.