Fifty-one Archmere Academy Students Recognized with 138 awards in 12 Art and Design categories, 5 Portfolio Awards, and 2 of 5 Statewide American Visions Awards (“Best in Show,” across all categories)
Fifty-one Archmere Academy art students won recognition for their fine art accomplishments in the 2021 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s most prestigious and competitive contest for excellence in fine art. Work is evaluated based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Gold Key awards represent the top 5% of work entered into each category, Silver Keys represent the top 10%. All Gold Key award winning work now advances to the national level of the competition, where students will be eligible for additional scholarships, exhibition, and publication opportunities.
Archmere’s College Counseling Office’s Three Questions with a Career Professional YouTube series explores different career fields with Archmere community members, such as alumni and parents of current students and alumni. Ms. Catherine Souza, Associate Director of College Counseling & Coordinator of Career Programs, asks each guest to share their education and career history, what a day in their life looks like, and how students interested in their career field could learn more. Additionally, they share the best piece of advice they’ve received throughout their career.
Archmere senior Sanjay Long has been named one of forty-one Mini Max high school award winners for Delaware by the Maxwell Football Club. Players were nominated by their coaches and were evaluated based on criteria that includes football performance, academics and community service. One senior from each Delaware football team is represented.
Math Madness is an online, team-based competition event that takes place each fall and spring, enabling students to compete in leagues of weekly competition followed by a nation-wide, single-elimination bracket tournament. This month, Archmere was named the 2020 Division IIB High School Math Madness Championship Team after a fantastic win over Greensboro Day School in North Carolina.
Congratulations to all of our fall athletes who were named to the Diamond State All-Conference teams and the All-State teams. In addition, the girls cross country team, field hockey team and the football team all captured the DSAC Championship for their fall seasons.
Congratulations to two of our coaches who were named Diamond State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year: field hockey Head Coach Heidi Dell'Oso, and football Head Coach, John Bellace. Football player Mike Van Belle was named DSC Lineman of the Year, while his teammate Kevin DiGregorio was named the DSC Defensive Player of the Year. Soccer player Gavin Fanning received Conference Player of the Year.
For Archmere Academy, community is one of the five tenets that make up the core values of the school. The B+ Foundation Club allows students to get involved in the community in a very meaningful way. They host fundraisers throughout the year to support the B+ Foundation, which provides financial assistance to families experiencing childhood cancer, as well as cancer research, awareness, and positivity.
The Archmere football team scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 31-22 victory on its home field on Saturday, December 12th against Woodbridge in the DIAA Division II semifinals, earning them a trip to the State Championship game. Top-seeded Archmere (8-0) played second seed Howard (7-0) for the Division II state title on Saturday, December 19th at 4:30pm at Dover High School, taking second place to the Wildcats in the State Championship. Throughout the season, Archmere was led by quarterback Chris Albero '23, who did a little bit of everything. This was the first appearance for the Auks in the State Championship game since 2010.
On December 9th, by a 47-second margin, Archmere's Fall Math Madness upset their opponents, the Franklin Regional High School Panthers (Murrysville, PA), earning Archmere a spot in the Final Four. Math Madness is an online, team-based competition event that takes place each fall and spring, enabling students to compete in leagues of weekly competition followed by a nation-wide, single-elimination bracket tournament. Nick Zhu, Alex Chen, Leo Chang, Joe Caruso and Helen Qi are returning members of last year's championship-winning team. This year the team welcomes new members Sophia Chen, Rich Smith, Connor Victoria, and Gavin Ngyuen. On December 16th, the team competed against Monrovia High School, from Monrovia, CA, and won 24-10, sending them off to the Championship. They compete against Greensboro Day School in North Carolina for the Title.
On December 9, the third seeded Archmere field hockey team battled No. 2 Caravel in the semifinal round of the DIAA State Championship. The Auks were defeated by one overtime goal, but made headlines for their incredibly successful season and game thriller against Caravel. Diamond State Athletic Conference Field Hockey Coach of the Year, Heidi Dell'Oso, helped lead the Auks to their 12-2 season, a drastic improvement over their 6-8 record last year. Caravel handed the Auks their only regular-season loss this year on November 9.
On December 5, the Auks turned a 14-6 lead after three quarters into a comfortable win with three fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Auks defeated Conrad, 35-6, and completed an undefeated 7-0 regular season. Archmere senior Michael Mallamaci had five receptions for 101 yards, with 12 carries for 62 yards and his three scores. Sophomore Quarterback Chris Albero was 11-for-15 passing for 176 yards, and he added 94 yards rushing on nine carries. On defense, junior Scott Lucarelli had nine solo tackles and a sack, while junior Kevin DiGregorio had eight tackles along with a sack and interception. With a 7-0 record, the Auks earned the #1 seed in the DIAA State Tournament and will take on #4 Woodbridge at home on Saturday at 12:00 pm. The game will be live streamed; visit Aukssports.com for all up to date viewing information.