Archmere seniors Jessica Pei and Alexandra Williamson have been named Coca-Cola Scholars Program Semifinalists, chosen from among more than 93,000 applicants due to outstanding leadership, academics, and dedication to the Archmere community. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors across the country. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support.
Both Jessica and Alexandra have advanced to the next round of the selection process which will narrow down the pool to 250 Regional Finalists, followed by an extensive interview process that will determine the 150 Coca-Cola Scholars. These Coca-Cola Scholars will attend Scholars Weekend in Atlanta in April 2020 to receive their $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship.
The award, created in 1989 in memory of Msgr. Thomas J. Reese, community activist and longtime director of Catholic Social Services, the forerunner of Catholic Charities, recognizes exemplary individuals who have demonstrated a deep commitment to promoting and restoring the well-being of people — Catholic Charities’ mission.
Congratulations to all of our fall athletes who were named to the Delaware All-State or All-Conference teams. In addition, congratulations to varsity soccer player Andrew Rosenbaum ’20 on being named Player of the Year for the Diamond State Conference, soccer coach Bob Bussiere for Coach of the Year for the Diamond State Conference, football player Kevin DiGregorio '22 for earning the Diamond State Defensive Player of the Year (Linebacker) title, and cross country runner Jack Riveros '20 for earning All-County.
Archmere juniors Alexandra Cuoco and Elle Nash are members of the Young Friends of ChristianaCare organization, a group of 50 high school student volunteers from around the state who were honored this month at the DuPont Country Club. The volunteers collected more than 6,000 books for the pediatric unit of ChristianaCare hospital and were recognized with a Youth in Philanthropy Award.
Abigail Kates, senior at Archmere Academy, signed her National Letter of Intent to join Bucknell University’s Track and Field team on November 14, 2019. Bucknell University is a Division 1 athletic program located in Lewisburg, PA. A multi-sport athlete since freshman year, Abby has been a standout on both the volleyball court and the track at Archmere.
Andrew Rosenbaum, senior at Archmere Academy, signed his National Letter of Intent to join the University of South Carolina’s soccer team on November 14, 2019. University of South Carolina is a Division 1 athletic program located in Columbia, SC. A varsity soccer player since he was a freshman, this fall Andrew was recognized as a 2019 USA Today Preseason All-USA soccer player and a High School All-American.
After trailing No. 4 Newark High School, 1-0, at the half in their DIAA Division II semifinal match, Archmere junior Gavin Fanning scored off an assist from senior Andrew Rosenbaum in the 76th minute to send the Auks to the state championship game on Saturday. Archmere will play Wilmington Friends at 5:00pm at Dover High School for the Division II title.
Jack Nielsen, senior at Archmere Academy, signed his National Letter of Intent to join East Stroudsburg University’s baseball team on November 14, 2019. East Stroudsburg University (ESU) is a Division II athletic program located in East Stroudsburg, PA that competes in the Eastern Division of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Jack will be continuing his academic and sports career at ESU under Head Coach John Kochmansky. A varsity baseball player since freshman year, Jack helped the Auks reach the playoffs last year.
Phoebe Brinker, senior at Archmere Academy, signed her National Letter of Intent to join Duke University’s golf team on November 14, 2019. Duke University is a Division 1 athletic program located in Durham, NC. Currently ranked No. 7 in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) overall national rankings and No. 3 in the class of 2020, Phoebe recently represented the United States in the 2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland this fall.