Archmere Academy welcomed 125 alumni into its ranks during Commencement ceremonies on June 6th on the Patio lawn. The Baccalaureate Liturgy & Commencement Exercises were also live streamed for friends and family to view on the Archmere YouTube Channel.
Congratulations to sophomores Abby Garcia and Helen Qi for earning spots in this summer's very prestigious Governor's School for Excellence for the Visual Arts. The Delaware Governor's School for Excellence is a one-week summer program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Abby and Helen will engage in the visual and performing arts program, which provides tutorial instruction with a noted artist and culminates in a performance or public display of the students’ work. Students are nominated to participate in Governor’s School through their schools via a competitive application process.
Congratulations to all of our spring athletes who were named to the Diamond State All-Conference teams and the All-State teams. Archmere accolades also included the Diamond State Athletic Conference Championship title for boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, girls soccer, golf and the Archmere baseball team. In addition, the rugby team defeated Salesianum to once again bring home the State 7's Championship Cup.
Archmere freshman Andy Zhu went 6-2, 6-2 to take the First Singles Tennis State Championship against Charles Sternberg of Sanford on May 27th at St. Andrew's School. Andy, seeded third, won first singles going 4-0 in the State Tournament and 11-0 during the season. He defeated the 1st and 2nd seed on his way to the Championship.
The Alumni Awards Committee of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Alumni Association Leadership Council recently named Stephanie Silverman '00, Archmere's Art Department Chair and Art Teacher, the recipient of the 2021 RISD Art + Design Educator Award. This award is one of the highest offered by the Alumni Association, and honors alumni who have distinguished themselves as educators.
Archmere Academy recently announced the most distinguished awards for the Class of 2021: the Valedictorian is Alex Lu, and Class of 2021 Salutatorian is Camron Kaiser. The Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian earn these distinctions through their superior academic achievement, which directly correlates with the number of courses elected, and number of high-level courses taken. These are our highest academic awards and represent four years of discipline, hard work, and resilience.
This past weekend, the Archmere track and field teams traveled to Dover for the DIAA State Championship meet and racked up many personal bests and medals, including the best overall finishes for the teams since 2012. The girls team came in 5th overall and the boys team placed 8th. In addition, Archmere freshman Jane Willin placed first overall and took home the championship title for High Jump.
On Friday evening, May 21st, the Archmere Rugby team once again took on Salesianum at Abessinio Stadium for the Rugby Delaware State Championship Cup. The match was named the Mark Dombroski Cup, in honor of Mark Dombroski, a 2017 Archmere graduate and rugby player who lost his life in March 2018 while at a rugby competition with St. Joseph's University in Bermuda.
On Thursday, May 6, the Archmere baseball team helped to raise money for childhood cancer by hosting their first ever Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Game. The team competed against Red Lion, and ended up bringing home more than a victory - they raised over $1200 that day in support of children fighting childhood cancer.
On Thursday, May 13, after being down 4-1, the Archmere baseball team scored four runs in the final four innings while holding Wilmington Charter scoreless for an exciting 5-4 victory. The Auks are 12-5, and seeded 14th in the State Tournament.
The Summer Enrichment Program is a two week program (Monday - Friday) designed for students who demonstrate a need for extra support in the areas of Math, English, Organizational Skills and general Archmere readiness. We recommend this program to students concerned about their academic transition into Archmere.
Thursday, August 5, 9-3: Grade 12 Friday, August 6, 9-3: Grades 12 and 11 Monday, August 9, 9-3: Grades 12, 11, and 10 Tuesday, August 10, 9-3: Grades 11, 10, and 9 Wednesday, August 11, 9-3: Grades 10 and 9
Come prepared with the list of courses you received in the mail. During this August session, you may not request a change for a course a) that you requested and for which you have been scheduled, b) if you provided no alternate course selections on your request form, or c) if you are looking to change an S2 course.