In this year's third meet of the WordWright Challenge, Archmere students won high honors. Held in February, the Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of prose and poetry, included 686 school teams from across the country. Archmere's twelfth graders tied for fourteenth place in the nation.
Archmere art student Katie Yakovenko '21 has been named the recipient of the annual Michael Curcio '06 Emerging Artist scholarship award for her commitment to the study of art, outstanding portfolio, and originally conceived sketchbook. This award, funded in memory of Michael P. Curcio '06, is awarded annually to a deserving junior in recognition of excellence in the visual arts.
Archmere senior Madison Stewart was recently named the Delaware Online Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performance on the basketball court this year. Madison had 14 points and 6 assists in a 52-43 win over Woodbridge in the DIAA Girls Basketball Tournament. The senior basketball standout won an online vote over five other nominees.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth since 1923. In 2019, students across America submitted nearly 340,000 original works that were blindly judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. In January, Archmere seniors Stephen D'Antonio, Sophie Moosberg, and Lauren Wilson were recognized with Gold Key awards at the regional level of the 2020 Delaware Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
This season, the Archmere Girls Basketball team boasted a 14-6 record and competed all the way to the Quarterfinals of the DIAA State Tournament. "A special group" as Head Coach Dan Pisani calls them, the team racked up multiple in season and post season awards. Most impressively, three players were awarded the DIAA Academic Performance Award during the Playoffs: Maggie Dempsey '21, Ava Scarpaci '21, and Izzy Gioffre '20.
On Friday night, March 6th, the Archmere girls basketball team traveled to Woodbridge High School to play the Blue Raiders at home in the second round of the DIAA State Tournament. After a 10-point deficit at halftime, the Auks pulled away, ending the night with a 52-43 victory.
After a very competitive application process, Archmere junior Jack Flanagan has been chosen by the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps to be part of their inaugural cadet training program, Arctic Buoy. This STEM based training includes the opportunity for chosen cadets to learn about and build research buoys. The Arctic Buoy STEM Program involves designing, developing, and readying the buoy for deployment to the Arctic Circle.
This 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 is once again partnering with the B+ Foundation to help fund research and support families of kids with cancer nationwide. On Wednesday, February 12th, Joe McDonough visited the school and spoke to our students not only about his work, but about how they can help spread the word leading up to Archmere's annual fundraiser, the B+ Volleyball Tournament.
Last weekend, Archmere senior Abby Kates once again claimed the High Jump Title at the DIAA Indoor Track and Field State Championships. Abby jumped an impressive 5’4”, cementing her place in history as the High Jump State Champion three years in a row. She not only placed first in the state, but immediately went from the Indoor Track Championships to the Archmere Theater, where she performed as a dancer in the highly-acclaimed winter musical, Chicago: High School Edition.