Archmere seniors Sophia Liston, Jessica Pei and Rishi Subbaraya have been selected as candidates for the 2020 United States Presidential Scholars Program. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
Next month, the Mastersingers of Archmere Academy will be traveling to Canada to complete a concert tour of Montreal and Quebec City. While in Montreal, the group will perform at Notre Dame de Montreal. In Quebec, they will be performing at L’école secondaire La Camaradière, a secondary school where students can major in the performing arts. The Mastersingers are scheduled to participate in a "Friendship Concert" with one of the school’s performing groups, in addition to singing at a retirement residence - Residence Le St-Patrick.
Archmere Academy seniors Bailey Larmore and Andrew Shi were named National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Finalists based upon their high scores on the PSAT's, taken in their junior year. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered to the winners. The selection of approximately 7,500 Merit Scholarship award winners from the group of nearly 15,000 will be decided in March.
On Friday February 7th, the Archmere Spanish IV students held a Conference of Inventions. The students presented their inventions, which were designed to solve a specific environmental problem, and then requested funding from “investors” in the Archmere Science Lecture Hall.
Last weekend, Archmere junior Margaret Atkins ‘21 took one of only 5 regional spots as the American Vision Nominee/Best of Show Recipient for continuing on to the national level competition, and two Archmere seniors, Meghan Presta ’20 and Lauren Wilson ’20, took home Gold Key art awards for their portfolio work entries.
Artwork by Stephanie Welch Silverman '00 has been selected as "Best of the Best" for 2019 by the National Arts Program. Silverman’s piece, a pastel (chalk) drawing on black paper features her daughter, Sophia. Silverman was awarded "Best of Show" in the 2019 State of Delaware Exhibition sponsored by the National Arts Program.
On February 6th, the boys swim team made headlines for their win over Conrad, 113-48. The team had one double winner, Nate Hendrixson '21, who captured both the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Their record is now 6-2, and they compete Tuesday against Sanford School at the Walnut Street YMCA.
Archmere Academy Dramatics is jazzed to perform the hit musical Chicago: High School Edition. Chicago, adapted for the high school stage, maintains all the razzle and dazzle that made the musical one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. The show follows the rise and fall of two merry murderesses right in the middle of the 1930’s vaudeville scene. The musical, a satire on a culture that values fame over morals, includes such show-stopping hits as All that Jazz, Razzle-Dazzle, and The Cell Block Tango.
In honor of Black History Month, our students held a Tag Day today to benefit “The Nomads”, a North Philadelphia rugby program formed in 2013 after the Philadelphia School District closed 23 schools, displacing many students, in order to save $24 million. The Nomads Rugby Club, comprised of some of the student body’s most troubled students, was formed to help students develop camaraderie with their peers and provide an outlet for their energy while keeping them safe after school.
On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Archmere Headmaster Dr. Michael Marinelli '76 presented Mr. Terry Newitt with the Carl Campion Service Award during the Catholic Schools Week Assembly. This award recognizes a (current/former) faculty/staff member’s devoted and exceptional service to the Archmere Academy community. The award is an opportunity to acknowledge an individual whose work ethic, humility, integrity and spirit have made the Archmere community a better place over time. Mr. Newitt's service has been integral in furthering the school’s mission and in creating the unique, welcoming place that is Archmere.