The Archmere Academy Drama Club is proud to present its Winter Musical, the classic, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka". This nostalgic musical was originally a movie starring Gene Wilder and later rebooted starring Johnny Depp. The classic songs "Pure Imagination", "Candyman", "Golden Ticket", "I Want it Now!", and of course the Oompa-Loompa songs are all part of a fun night of theater.
Delaware Soprano Maile Gutsche is a Division Winner in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition
Maile Gutsche, a resident of Arden, will compete as a National Finalist in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition. Gutsche, the daughter of Oliver and Annie Gutsche, earned this opportunity after winning the Eastern Division of the Senior Voice Competition. A senior at Archmere Academy, Gutsche has been studying voice for 4 years and is currently a student of Mary Ellen Schauber.
For the third consecutive year, Archmere won more individual awards and more Gold Key awards than any school in the state of Delaware at the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards Show! Seventy-one Archmere Academy Students Recognized with 142 awards in 11 art and design categories including 4 Portfolio awards.
On January 9, the Archmere swim team competed against Delaware Military Academy at the Charter High School pool. The girls defeated DMA by 4 points to improve their record to 3-0, their best start since 2016-17.
At the end of the regular season of 4 meets in Math League, Archmere's 10th-12th grade team placed 2nd in our region. Leo Chang finished in 2nd place with 23 points, missing only 1 out of 24 very challenging questions over the 4 meets. Alex Chen is in 3rd place with 22 points. Congratulations to all our Mathletes!
9th Grade Math League
Math league finished up its regular season. Our 9th grade team had a successful season and finished first in the region. Kabir Goyal and Rebecca Wang were the top two scorers in the region. Both finished the meet with a perfect score!
Our 9th grade team is headed to the invitational competition against the top teams in the state in the spring. Congratulations to our 9th grade mathletes!
Last weekend, the Archmere indoor track team once again traveled to the New Balance Track and Field in New York to participate in the 28th Annual US Air Force Hispanic Games at the Armory. Held over two days, teams from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland competed against the country's top high school track and field athletes at the world's premier indoor track and field facility.
Over Christmas break, the Archmere girls basketball team won the Hope Bracket at the Viking Invitational. The tournament, hosted by Saint Elizabeth's High School, welcomed twelve women's basketball teams and eight men's teams to their gym from December 28th through December 30th. Founded in 2020, the Viking Invitational Foundation made it their mission to bring a very competitive tournament to the St. E Center over the holidays that raises awareness and funds for the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware, which was founded by Archmere parent Denni Ferrara.
On January 3 at Brandywine, the Archmere men's basketball team took home a victory, but it was a 42-40 nailbiter that came down to the final seconds. From the first quarter, the game went back and forth. The Auks trailed, 10-7, late in the first quarter when Matt McCarthy '24 drained a long three-point attempt to tie it up. Before the first quarter ended, Matt Malloy '24 and McCarthy added threes, giving the Auks a 16-10 lead heading into the second. The long-distance accuracy continued and Archmere’s advantage grew to 25-10, but that point cushion came to end by halftime as the Bulldogs scored the final six points and trailed by just one, 26-25, at the break.
Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2022 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Delaware last week. Archmere senior Chris Albero has been named one of forty-four Mini Max high school award winners for Delaware by the Maxwell Football Club. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2022 season and were evaluated based on criteria that includes: football performance, academics, and community service.