News

2024

  • June

    Archmere Students Recognized with National Scholastic Art and Writing Medals

    The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, has recognized four Archmere Academy students with National Medals, the top honor in the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12: Sabrina Saggese '24 won a Silver Medal for Art in the Painting category for "Hot Seat", Brianna Yang ’25 won a Gold Medal for her piece "The Veteran" in the Flash Fiction category, Jace Walker ‘25 won a Silver Medal for Art for her piece "FaceTime", and Katelyn Pei ’27 won a Silver Medal for her writing piece "A Shanghai Ballad".
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  • Baseball Players Compete in 2024 Carpenter Cup, Awarded Delaware All-State and All-Conference Accolades

    The Carpenter Cup Classic, a baseball tournament for sixteen high school All-Star teams from Eastern Pennsylvania, South and Central Jersey and Delaware, expose the region’s high school players to college recruiters and professional scouts, with playing rules that encourage coaches to use their entire roster. Each year more than 400 high school players from the tri-state area are able to showcase their skills. The Carpenter Cup has been a catalyst for many players to receive scholarships or admission to some of the country's finest universities. This year five Auks have been named to the "Delaware North" roster: Jonathan O’Boyle, Carsten Kaiser, Aiden Pirozek, Jason Lotkowski and Hunter Skelton. The team is led by Archmere baseball coaches Nick Sanna, Calvin Scott and Billy Phillips.
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  • Seniors Recognized for Appointments to Service Academies, ROTC Scholarship

    Each year, members of the House and Senate nominate senior high school students they represent for admission to the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval academies. Applicants who meet strict qualifications are interviewed and recommended by a non-partisan Service Academy Board appointed by the Congressman. Seniors Jack Bell, Cole Fenice, and Noah Marino were recognized for their individual appointments to the United States service academies at Archmere's end of year awards assembly on May 17th. Lucy Oliver was also recognized as the recipient of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corp Scholarship at Purdue University.
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  • Spring Athletes, Teams Earn Postseason Awards

    Congratulations to all of our spring athletes who were named to the Diamond State All-Conference teams and the All-State or All-County teams. Seven out of our ten spring sports teams won their respective Diamond State Athletic Conferences: Golf, Girls Tennis, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, and Boys and Girls Track and Field are all DSAC Champions. Not to mention, the rugby team once again successfully took on Salesianum at Abessinio Stadium for the Rugby Delaware State Championship Cup, bringing the Mark Dombroski Cup back home to Archmere, three tennis players were named State Champions, and the golf team captured the first State Championship in school history!
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  • 9th Graders Honored with Marinelli Athletic Award

    The Marinelli Athletic Award is named in honor of Pat Marinelli, an Archmere student who tragically passed away in a car accident on June 3, 1988 while attending the Academy. This recognition is awarded to a 9th grade male and female athlete who best exemplify what it means to be an Archmere student-athlete.
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  • Archmere Academy Commencement Exercises

    Archmere Academy welcomed 120 alumni into its ranks during Commencement ceremonies on June 2nd in the Performing Arts Center. The Baccalaureate Liturgy & Commencement Exercises were also live streamed for friends and family to view on the Archmere YouTube Channel.
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  • Michelle Zhang '24 Recognized as Stamps Scholar

    The Stamps Scholars Program, with its partner schools, seeks students who demonstrate academic merit, strong leadership potential, and exceptional character. This scholarship is awarded to exceptional and academically accomplished high school seniors. Stamps Scholars receive a merit award equivalent to the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study. Michelle Zhang '24 was recently named a Stamps Scholar recipient, and recognized at Archmere's end of year awards assembly on May 17th.
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  • “Matilda” Wins Two Cappies Awards

    Earlier this spring, the Archmere winter musical, Matilda, was nominated for eleven Cappies Awards, which is the most nominations that Archmere has ever received for a production.
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  • Golf Team Wins State Championship

    On May 28-29, Archmere celebrated the school's first ever Golf State Championship after the team rallied from five strokes down for a one-stroke victory and State Championship title. Held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, Archmere held on for the team title during the second day of the tournament, edging Tatnall and Caesar Rodney by one shot. The Auks finished at 539, 35-over par in a format that counts the low four scores in the first round and the low three scores in the second round.
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  • May

    Seniors Drew Duncan, Brendan Burke, Cole Fenice Earn All-American Lacrosse Awards

    Head Coach Pete Duncan led the Archmere lacrosse team to a 13-5 record this season, Diamond State Athletic Conference Championship for the fourth year in a row, and a #5 seed in the DIAA State Tournament. The team pushed themselves this year outside of the state and their conference, competing against teams in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and narrowly losing to top 15 competition. Archmere lacrosse not only boasted 13 All-Conference players, a Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and team Sportsmanship Award, in addition to 6 All-State players, but also senior captains Drew Duncan, Brendan Burke and Cole Fenice recently earned All-American honors; all three players were only one of seven in the state to earn those titles.
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    Andy Zhu '24 Makes History with 4th Straight Tennis Title and Undefeated High School Career

    Archmere senior Andy Zhu battled Wilmington Charter's Ryan He, the heat and a heaping of internal pressure to win the boys’ first singles at the DIAA Tennis Championships on May 23rd at St. Andrew's. It was his fourth individual title as he joined one of the rarest clubs in Delaware scholastic sports. The match, though it ended in straight sets, was full of long rallies in much hotter temperatures. Andy is just the second player ever to win four straight boys first singles titles at the DIAA Tennis Tournament.
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  • Boys Lacrosse Holds Wilmington Friends to Two Goals, Heads to Semifinals

    The Auks defense held the Quakers to one goal in the final three quarters of the DIAA State Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday, May 25. Defeating Wilmington Friends 10-2 on the road, Archmere dominated possession for most of the game, securing their place in the Semifinals. Archmere will play #1 seed Salesianum at Abessinio Stadium on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance at: https://gofan.co/app/school/DIAA

    Delaware Online interviewed several of the players after the game. Subscribers may view the video here.
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  • Brianna Yang and Susie Shipley Win State Championship Tennis Titles

    The Archmere girls tennis team went undefeated in the regular season and had finalists in four of the five events at the DIAA State Tennis Championships, which were held May 23rd at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown. Brianna Yang and Susie Shipley won individual State Championships in second and third singles, respectively, and the team came in second overall.
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  • Track and Field Members Compete at Meet of Champions

    The Meet of Champions offers all runners, throwers and jumpers from the State of Delaware an opportunity to showcase their respective talents in a head-to-head competition with the best of the best culled from their performances at the State Track & Field Championships. On Wednesday, May 22 several members of the Archmere track and field team competed at Abessinio Stadium against 30 other teams.
     
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  • Boys Lacrosse Defeats Caravel, Heads to Quarterfinals

    Drew Duncan scored 45 seconds into the game on Tuesday, May 21, on the way to a 15-2 win over Caravel in the Lacrosse DIAA State Tournament first round. Archmere will travel to play Wilmington Friends on Saturday, May 25 for the Quarterfinal round. The Archmere team has won their last 10 games in a row.
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  • Rugby Wins Mark Dombroski Cup and the Delaware 7’s State Title

    On Friday evening, May 17th, the Archmere Rugby team once again took on Salesianum at Abessinio Stadium for the Rugby Delaware State Championship Cup. The match was named the Mark Dombroski Cup, in honor of Mark Dombroski, a 2017 Archmere graduate and rugby player who lost his life in March 2018 while at a rugby competition with St. Joseph's University in Bermuda.
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  • Tennis Team Sends Every Player to Third Round of State Tournament

    Last week the DIAA Tennis Committee finalized the seeding and selections for the 2024 Boys and Girls Tennis Championships. There are 5 different draws for girls and 5 draws for boys (1st Singles, 2nd, Singles, 3rd Singles, 1st Doubles, 2nd Doubles). Due to inclement weather on Saturday, opening rounds took place on Monday, May 20th , hosted at seven DIAA Member High Schools (St. Andrews, Middletown, Odessa, Appoquinimink, Caesar Rodney, Dover and Smyrna). Every player on both the Archmere boys and girls team has advanced to the third round, held on Tuesday, May 21.
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  • Varsity Golf Wins Diamond State Athletic Conference, Earns All-Conference Honors

    On Monday, May 20th, the Archmere golf team traveled to Delcastle Country Club to compete in the Diamond State Athletic Conference Championships. Boasting a 14-2 regular season record, the team won the day and earned an automatic bid to the State Tournament, which will take place on May 28 and May 29 at Maple Dale Country Club in Delmar.
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  • Meredith Finger '26 Recognized for "Doing It All"

    Archmere sophomore Meredith Finger loves both golf and softball, so she is finding a way to excel in both sports during the busy spring season at Archmere. An honors student as well, Meredith can carry drives 245 yards and comfortably hit a 7-iron 160 yards on the golf course, and at the same time is willing to fill any gap Archmere may have on the softball diamond.
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  • Track and Field Competes at DIAA State Championships

    The DIAA Track and Field State Championships were held at Dover High School on Friday and Saturday, May 17th and 18th. Over two days, the Archmere team competed against close to 50 teams in the rain and wind. The girls finished 4th in Division 2 at the Championships, while the boys finished 15th, respectively.
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  • Boys Lacrosse Defeats Cape Henlopen

    The Archmere boys lacrosse team defeated Cape Henlopen on Friday, May 10 at Legends Stadium in Lewes, Delaware. The team played Cape in the rain and wind, coming out of the match victorious. This was the first time in eight years the Auks have defeated the Vikings. They led 6-1 after the first quarter and 8-3 at halftime, ending the game with an impressive 11-6 score.
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  • Girls Lacrosse Moves on to State Quarterfinals

    On May 14th, the girls lacrosse team scored five unanswered goals within the first few minutes and never looked back in a 17-5 win over Smyrna in the first round of DIAA State Tournament. At home on the lower turf, Archmere dominated the draws, defense was resilient, and a barrage of offensive scorers controlled the narrative against the Eagles. Ciara Knapp '26 scored the first goal for Archmere within 41 seconds of the match, setting the stage for a fast paced Archmere offense and a spot in the Quarterfinals.
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  • Five Students Invited to DE Governor's School for Arts

    Congratulations to sophomores Andres Ramos, Audrey Zou, Valentina Ramos, CC Kittila, and Daniel Qi for earning spots in this summer's very prestigious Governor's School for Excellence. The Delaware Governor's School for Excellence is a one-week summer program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Students are nominated to participate in Governor’s School through their schools via a competitive application process. Andres was nominated and chosen for the academic program, Audrey and Valentina nominated and chosen for the visual arts program, CC for theater, and Daniel for music. Students can only be nominated for one category in either the academic or arts program.
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  • Physics Club

    May/June 2024

    Physics Club Competes in Regionals 

    The Archmere Physics Club won 3rd place for the Physics Bowl Competition in the regional division, which encompassed the regions of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, and West Virginia. Congratulations to the moderator, Dr. Wilcox, and the students who contributed, including Kabir Goyal, Kevin Xiao, Sophia Chen, Kathrine Wang, and Rebecca Wang.
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  • Archmere Names National Honor Society Members

    The National Honor Society recognizes students who have excelled in four areas: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. The Archmere chapter requires juniors and seniors to have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.70 or higher to qualify for membership. Members are expected to serve as peer tutors, mini-roster night guides, and participate in NHS sponsored charity programs. On April 17th, Archmere inducted the newest members from the class of 2024 and the class of 2025. This year marked the 51st annual Honors Convocation held at Archmere Academy, first instituted in 1973 by then headmaster Father Justin E. Diny, O. Praem. On these occasions the Academy accords public recognition to those students who, because of their superior academic accomplishments, have been granted membership in various National Honor Societies.
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  • Archmere Students Win Twenty-Six Scholastic Writing Awards

    In this year's Scholastic Writing Awards, ten Archmere students earned twenty-six awards across several different categories, including: Personal Essay and Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Writing Portfolio, Flash Fiction, Humor, and the Critical Essay. Submitted work was reviewed and recognized by a panel of creative professionals, and awarded for its outstanding merit in originality, skill, and the emergence of your personal voice and vision.
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  • Katelyn Pei '27 Places Third at NHD State Level Contest

    Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students select a historical topic related to a chosen annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. Katelyn Pei ’27 placed third at the state level contest for Delaware for her paper titled, “Angel Island: The Pacific Gateway that Forever Changed America.”
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  • Grace Koch '24 Named Recipient of the 2024 Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship

    Sponsored by the "I Could Do Great Things Foundation", the Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship honors college-bound seniors “who embody the virtues of Beau Biden: qualities of leadership, community, civility, respect, and who demonstrate a strong moral compass.” The Foundation announced this week that Archmere senior Grace Koch is a Silver Award recipient, and is one of five recipients in the state of Delaware to receive the scholarship. Grace will be heading to Cornell University to study Hotel Administration.
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  • Softball Celebrates Senior Day with Victory over Ursuline

    On Friday, May 3rd Archmere senior softball players Ruby Merenda and Isabelle Ferris were honored at the game against Ursuline Academy. The Auks scored three times in the first inning, and they kept the bats swinging on their way to a 9-3 win at home.
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  • Girls and Boys Track Teams Win DSAC Championships

    On Thursday, May 2nd, the Track and Field Diamond State Athletic Conference Championships were held at the Robert Gore Stadium at Newark Charter High School. The Archmere girls team won their third consecutive conference title while the boys won the program’s first team title! In addition, our Auks broke several conference records at the meet.
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  • "Matilda" Nominated for Eleven Cappies Awards

    The Cappies, "Critics and Awards Program," is a program through which high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews. The Cappies is an international program for recognizing, celebrating, and providing learning experiences for high school theater and journalism students and teenage playwrights. Getting published earns a critic point towards that critic award. Archmere's winter musical, Matilda, was a Cappies show this year, and hosted critics from all over the Philly area.
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  • Andy Zhu '24 Poised to Win Fourth Straight Singles Title

    Archmere senior Andy Zhu has a chance to be Delaware's second undefeated, four-time first singles boys tennis champion. Andy would be just the second Delaware boy since the state moved to its tournament format more than 50 years ago to go undefeated throughout his entire high school career. He already has three State Championships under his belt, but of this one says, "If I think too big, too far ahead, I think that can get in my head." Andy will compete to defend his title in the State Tournament on May 18th, with final rounds on May 22nd.
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  • Archmere Seniors Plan to Continue Athletic Careers at the Collegiate Level

    Congratulations to the twenty-three Archmere senior athletes who plan on continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level!


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  • April

    Photo courtesy of Mike Lang, the Dialog

    Boys Lacrosse Team Defeats Wilmington Charter

    On April 25th the Archmere boys lacrosse team defeated Wilmington Charter 17-3, at home on the lower turf. The victory puts the Auks in control of the Diamond State Athletic Conference. Breandan Marley '24 led all scorers with six goals, Drew Duncan '24 and Aidan Mahoney '25 each scored four goals, while Reece Millison '24 added two. Goalie Zidane Brena '26 finished with five saves.
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  • Grace Yang '25 with John Jordan '80

    Grace Yang ‘25 Receives the Michael Curcio '06 Emerging Artist Scholarship Award

    Archmere art student Grace Yang ‘25 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. Grace was selected for the award by several art alumni who helped jury the entries: Monique Rollins '98, Vincent LaCava '87, Mark Smith '86, and Amanda Phelan '06. Grace's work was recently highlighted at the Archmere Fine Arts Festival on April 26. 
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  • Seniors Cole Fenice, Jack Dellose Named to Blue/Gold All Star Football Roster

    The Blue-Gold All Star Football Game Committee of the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities recently announced the players for the 68th Annual All Star Football Game. Archmere seniors Cole Fenice and Jack Dellose were included in this year’s roster. Cole and Jack were nominated by their coaches and selected based on their character and football ability. The game will feature 72 of Delaware’s top seniors playing their final high school game at 7 p.m. June 21 at Delaware Stadium.
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  • Ten Archmere Seniors Named St. Francis de Sales Award Winners

    The Diocese of Wilmington St. Francis de Sales Awards Convocation for Catholic High School Seniors recognizes students for "excellence in faith development, scholarship, service, leadership and citizenship". The Convocation was held on Wednesday evening, April 24, at Holy Angels Church in Newark, Delaware, and was presided by Bishop Koenig. Ten Archmere seniors have been recognized as award winners: Anna Benner, Philip Blessington, Cecilia Connolly, Cole Fenice, Gabriela Fernandez, Matthew Guariano, Grace Koch, Elizabeth Maher, Noah Marino and Matthew Victoria.
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  • Twenty-two Students Compete in the National French Exam

    Congratulations to the twenty-two French students who elected to compete in the National French Contest on their stellar performance! This challenging exam, sponsored by the American Association Teachers of French, tests grammar, vocabulary, auditory skills and reading comprehension. Over 40,240 students participated in the national exam in March. The number in parentheses represents the placement in the State of Delaware.
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  • Update: Archmere Art Students Recognized With 159 Scholastic Art Awards!

    This is an update to the original January press release:

    Even MORE Scholastic Art Awards!
    This year, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website updates resulted in some delayed awards notifications. We are excited to have just learned that Archmere Art and Design students have won an additional 16 Scholastic Art Awards, bringing the total number of awards to a record 159 individual awards for Archmere Academy!
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  • Academic Bowl Team

    April 2024

    Academic Bowl Team Wins Championship

    On April 16, Archmere defended their title against St. Marks with a thrilling one question lead in the Academic Bowl Championship. The Archmere team has won every championship since 2020, and hasn't lost a single competitive match for at least 3 years. Congratulations to the team and their moderator, Mr. Wilcox!
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  • Boys Lacrosse Team Fundraises for Cancer

    For the past few weeks, the boys lacrosse team has been participating in a Stick It To Cancer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. At the Stick It To Cancer Nationwide, participants and volunteers come together to honor cancer survivors, spread the word about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives. According to the lacrosse team's website, they have "formed this team because cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks." Their fundraising team page is currently ranked #1 out of 49 teams.
     
     
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  • Juniors Ivy Adams and Arlene Chiu Take National Chemistry Olympiad Exam

    On Wednesday, April 17, Archmere hosted the Delaware National Chemistry Olympiad Exam sponsored by the Delaware section of the American Chemical Society. The top chemistry students across the state competed for a spot on the US National Olympiad Team based on their chemistry problem-solving skills and laboratory techniques. Several students from Archmere participated in the Delaware Chemistry Olympiad. Ivy Adams ‘25 and Arlene Chiu '25 scored high enough to qualify for the National Chemistry Olympiad. In addition, Grace Yang ’25 was top ten in the state. 
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  • Tori Conner '23

    Tori Conner '23 Earns North Coast Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week

    First-year pitcher Tori Conner '23 led The College of Wooster softball team to three wins last week and earned herself North Coast Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors. Tori pitched for the Scots to wins over John Carroll (2-0), Denison (6-0), and Oberlin (3-2). During Conner’s 3-0 week, she recorded a 0.64 ERA, allowed just two earned runs and struck out nine. Over 22 innings, Conner recorded 21 scoreless innings and limited her opponents to 17 hits. Tori was a standout pitcher for Archmere; a starter for the Auks each year who earned All-State honors.

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  • Archmere Students Participate in Youth in Government Conference

    Alicia Chu '24
    Written by Alicia Chu '24

    The YMCA Delaware High School Youth in Government (YIG) Conference took place from March 22 to 24, 2024 at Legislative Hall and Kent County Courthouse in Dover, DE. Around 150 students from across the state gathered to participate in mock legislative bill debates and mock appellate court trials over the course of the weekend.
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  • Men's Volleyball Defeats St. Mark's in Five Thrilling Sets

    The men's volleyball team entered their match April 12 against Saint Mark’s having played three five-setters in their first five contests. With a 2-0 lead on the Spartans, they looked to complete their first sweep. The Spartans, however, had other ideas, and they roared back to take the third and fourth sets, sending the match to a decisive fifth. The Auks shook off any disappointment that lingered after the Spartans rallied, going on to a 15-9 decision and a 3-2 victory. Logan Bustard '25 served up an ace to propel the final set to 11-7. Josh Hanson '26 sent a long lob to the end line to reach match point, and libero Gabriel Candeloro '26 ended the night with a well-placed back-line smash.
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  • Photo courtesy of Mike Lang, the Dialog

    Girls Soccer Remains Undefeated With Win Over Conrad

    On April 10th on the road against Conrad, the Archmere girls soccer team defeated the Red Wolves 5-0, recording their third win in a row this season. It didn’t take long for the Auks to get on the board, with Marina Mahon '25 scoring two first-half goals, and a goal and two assists by Hannah Stewart '25 to begin the game.
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  • Bella Hughes '24 Hits 100 Goal Milestone in Lacrosse Win over Saint Mark's

    The girls lacrosse team remains undefeated after a victory over Saint Mark's on Tuesday, April 9 at home. The Auks came out early and strong, leading 8-1 by the end of the first quarter on their way to a 17-7 win over the Spartans. Archmere senior Bella Hughes recorded her 100th career goal in the third quarter.
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  • Carsten Kaiser '24 Leads Baseball Win over St. Elizabeth's with No-Hitter

    Behind senior Carsten Kaiser's no-hitter and dominant offense by junior Charlie Malloy and 9th grade catcher Hunter Skelton, the baseball team defeated St. Elizabeth, 10-0, in five innings on April 9th at home. Carsten allowed just one base runner on a walk and recorded seven strikeouts. In his two starts, he has pitched eight innings without allowing a hit, and has struck out 15.
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  • Math League Teams Earn Second in State Invitational

    On Wednesday, March 27, two teams of Archmere students competed at the State Math Meet Invitational, held in Dover. In order to qualify for the State Meet, Archmere's Math League teams competed in 4 regular season meets from October to February this year, earning excellent results. The 9th grade team won each meet and placed 1st in the region with 72 points, qualifying them for the state meet. The 10-12th grade team also won each of their 4 meets, and won the region with 107 points. 
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  • March

    Rev. Edward James Dolphin, C.S.C.

    Edward Dolphin '04 Set to be Ordained This Spring

    The Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers announces the ordination of eight men to the priesthood. The ceremony will occur on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. EDT, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the University of Notre Dame campus.

    Rev. Mr. Edward James Dolphin, C.S.C., was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and is the second of three children of James and Tina Dolphin. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), he worked as a software engineer before entering formation in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He earned a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame in 2023. He is a Rector at Dillon Hall. While in formation, he worked at St. John Vianney, André House, St. Ignatius Martyr, and was Assistant Director of Old College.
     
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  • Maya Grande '25 at the plate. Picture courtesy of Mike Lang, the Dialog

    Softball Opens Season with Close Win over Ursuline

    It was a chilly start to the spring season on Tuesday, March 19th at Midway Softball Complex. The Archmere softball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh, then escaped trouble in the bottom of the inning for a 6-5 softball win over Ursuline. The season opener was a thrilling one; the game was a back and forth battle for both teams. The Auks held the lead on four separate occasions, only to see the Raiders come back the first three of those times.
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  • Students Participate in Second Annual World Language Showcase

    Spanish teachers Sandra Vieyra and Janna Scheflen accompanied twenty-eight Archmere students to compete in the DECTFL World Language Showcase at the University of Delaware on Saturday, March 16. The competition is organized by the Delaware Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages to give students an opportunity to use and show off their language skills while experiencing French, Italian and Spanish/Hispanic culture through dance, athletic, music and artistic activities.
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  • Elizabeth Maher '24, 1st Team All-State

    Winter Athletes Earn All-Conference, All-State Awards

    Congratulations to all of our winter athletes who were named to the Diamond State All-Conference teams and the Delaware All-State teams. Archmere winter accolades included the best finish in program history at a State Championship meet for the boys indoor track and field team. At the meet, Jack Maister ’24 took 1st overall in the long jump with a leap of 22-8.5, while the 4x400m girls relay team of Helen Socorso ‘25, Alaina Thomas ‘27, Jules Witherell, ’24 and Maddie Priest ’24 finished 4th in the state with a time of 4:11.72,  shattering the school record by over 7 seconds!
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  • Advanced Cancer Research Analysis Class Spends Day at CHOP

    Last week the Advanced Cancer and Research Analysis (ACRA) class spent the day in hands-on learning situations at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania. Our students sat in on a resident roundtable, experienced rounds and surgery observations with Dr. Storm '86 and Dr. Kundishura, attended a lecture on AI in reading imaging from MRIs and CAT scans, and enjoyed a tour of the biorepository facility.
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  • Iceland, Easter 2025

    March 2024

    Global Studies Trip to Iceland

    The Global Studies Program is announcing another international travel opportunity for Archmere students: to Iceland, from April 11-18, 2025! Mr. Dougherty will be holding a one-hour informational meeting for students and parents in the SLC Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30PM. Open this link, enter Dougherty-3179, and click on "I'm interested" for reminders about the April 16 meeting.
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  • College Counseling Hosts "Why Engineering" Program

    On Wednesday, March 13th, the Archmere College Counseling Office hosted an informative "Why Engineering" night. Led by Director of College Counseling Mr. Chris Boehm, a panel of representatives from Georgia Tech, Swarthmore, the University of Delaware and the infrastructure consulting company, AECOM, shared their knowledge with current Archmere students and their families. Guests gained a better understanding of a career in numerous engineering fields, learned about the best high school preparation for college engineering programs, and were offered explanations to the differences and similarities between STEM and STEAM.
     
     
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  • Juniors Jack Chesman and Kasey Palma Named LLS Student Visionaries of the Year

    On Thursday, March 7, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Eastern PA-DE Region announced the 2024 Delaware Student Visionaries of the Year winners, juniors Kasey Palma and Jack Chesman of Archmere, and their partner, Alexandra Simon of Tower Hill. They led the team, It’s In Our Blood, raising $106,000 during their 7-week fundraising endeavor. The inaugural It’s In Our Blood team was led by 2022 winners Maya Shah ’23 and Philp Himmelreich ’23.
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  • Jack Maister '24

    Jack Maister '24, Alaina Thomas '27 Compete at Nationals

    Last weekend, two track and field members traveled to compete at different Nationals meets. Congratulations to Alaina Thomas '27 and Jack Maister '24 on their impressive performances. Alaina competed at the Nike Indoor Nationals meet, held in New York City. She ran the mile, finishing 18th overall with a time of 5:25. 
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  • Brianna Yang '25 Receives Sportsmanship Award for Tennis

    Archmere junior Brianna Yang has been named the recipient of the USTA Delaware District's 2023 Junior Sportsmanship Award. Brianna was recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony on February 25th at Wilmington Country Club. This award is given to a high school boy and girl who play in Delaware tennis tournaments and show exemplary sportsmanship on and off the courts. Players are selected by a committee of tennis pros, volunteers and referees.
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  • Michelle Zhang ’24, second chair Violin II, and Daniel Qi ’26, Concertmaster

    Michelle Zhang ’24, Daniel Qi ’26 Perform at All-State Orchestra

    Delaware Music Educators Association presented the All State Orchestra on March 9 at Milford High School. The concert was directed by James Allen Anderson, director of orchestral activities at the University of Delaware. Two students from the Helena Raskob Arts Institute auditioned and were were accepted into the orchestra. 
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  • Archmere's Winter Musical "Matilda" Receives Acclaim

    The Cappies, "Critics and Awards Program," is a program through which high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers such as The Washington PostCincinnati EnquirerDallas Morning NewsKansas City Star, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Cappies program brought over 50 students from the Greater Philadelphia area to Archmere this past weekend to review the winter musical production on closing night.
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  • Archmere Science Olympiad Team Medals in Ten Events

    On Saturday, March 2, the Science Olympiad team competed at the Delaware State Tournament, held at Delaware State University. With two teams of 15 students, they competed against 43 other teams throughout the day. Of the competing 30 Archmere students, 24 were 9th and 10th graders.
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  • Jimmy Buggy '25

    Wrestling Wraps Up Successful Season, Jimmy Buggy '25 Places 8th in the State

    The Archmere wrestling team had a successful winter season, highlighted by a 42-28 win over Concord and a 43-28 win over Wilmington Friends. Juniors Jimmy Buggy, Jason Suydam and Seamus Naughter each won over 20 matches this season. Senior Trevor Huffman finished the season with a record of 13-4. The sophomore class showed great improvement this winter and were key contributors in the regular season victories. 
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  • Stephanie Silverman ‘00 Named 2024 National Independent School Art Educator of the Year

    Art & Design Department Chair and Archmere Alumna Mrs. Stephanie Silverman '00 was selected from a national pool of independent school art educators for the 2024 National Independent School Art Educator of the Year Award. 
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  • February

    John Herndon '57 and Lauren Raziano '20

    Alumni Happy Hour in New York City

    Thank you to those who joined us in New York City on February 22nd for a memorable alumni happy hour. Alumni from classes of 1957 to 2020 gathered at Hudson Hound in the West Village to catch up with old friends and make new and meaningful connections.
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  • Don't Miss the Last Musical in the Performing Arts Center Before Renovation!

    Mr. John Jordan '80
    The cast and crew of Matilda is in full swing this week. The Auk players opened the Winter Musical last weekend, debuting Roald Dahl’s Matilda. The musical stars senior Maggie Shelton in the title role as the bright, sassy girl outwitting her parents (played by Jonah Tonn and Brianna Cubbler). Junior Bridget McNamara plays Matilda’s teacher, Miss Honey, in the show. We caught up with Bridget this week to check in.
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  • Mock Trial Team Places Fourth in State, JV Team Places 8th in Delaware Competition

    The Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition took place on February 23 and 24, 2024 at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center (formerly the New Castle County Courthouse). Archmere Academy competed with Varsity and JV teams in 4 rounds. The Varsity team won 3 rounds, ultimately coming in 4th in the state, continuing a long tradition of excellence in the competition. The JV team won 2 rounds, scoring 8th in the state.
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  • Archmere Math League Teams Qualify for the State Invitational

    Archmere's Math League teams competed in 4 regular season meets from October to February this year with excellent results.
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  • Auks for Earth Club to Attend Environmental Summit

    Ten members of Archmere's Auks for Earth Club are scheduled to attend the YES! Delaware Youth Environmental Summit on Thursday, February 29. The Summit will take place at the Clayton Hall Conference Center in Newark DE, with more than 500 Delaware high school students ready to network and share ideas about environmental action projects. Planned topics include electric school buses, food waste, climate change, wildlife and hunting conservation, clean water, plastic pollution, green careers, beekeeping, clean energy, and more.
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  • Our international visitors and their hosts

    February 2024

    Global Studies Wine & Cheese Information Session

    We invite you to join current and past host families on Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30-8pm in the Patio Music Room, to learn more about the possibility of hosting a student through Archmere’s Global Studies Program. With several international visitors eager to come to Archmere next year, we hope to drum up some interest in this life-changing program. Click the link here to register for the Wine & Cheese Info Session. Please RSVP by Monday, March 4th.
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  • Jace Walker '25 Selected to Co-Host National Webinar

    Junior Jace Walker was selected as a student co-host for a national webinar sponsored by the National Art Education Association on February 22nd. Jace was selected by NAHS Sponsor Stephanie SIlverman '00 to represent Archmere Academy's National Art Honor Society Chapter to lead the conversation for the nationally-aired broadcast, featuring a Q&A with 9B Collective, a Concept Art Design Studio whose client list includes Marvel, HBO, Pixar, Netflix, and Nickelodeon. The webcast was recorded and will be made available to the entire National Art Education Association and NAHS Sponsors at arteducators.org.
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  • Lucy Oliver '24

    Lucy Oliver '24 Named Delaware Online Athlete of the Week

    Congratulations to Archmere senior Lucy Oliver, recently named the Delaware Online Athlete of the Week for Week 11 of the winter season. The senior reached 1,000 career points, scoring 31 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in a 51-23 win over Charter of Wilmington. Lucy won an online vote over four other nominees.


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  • Swim Team Competes at DIAA State Championship Meet

    The Archmere Swim Team competed in the DIAA Swimming & Diving Championship Finals on Saturday, February 24, 2024. The State Preliminaries were held during the week, with Finals taking place all day Saturday at the University of Delaware. The State Championship Meet is a qualifying meet, and fourteen team members of the Archmere team competed in the Prelims, at which four members of the boys team and five members of the girls team earned a spot in Finals. Elizabeth Maher ’24, Kendall Hanna '25 and Kathryn Pyne ’25 qualified for individual events for the girls, along with Melissa Doig ’25 and Aoife McGurk ’25 who competed in the relays. Logan Bustard ’25 qualified for individual events at Finals, along with Luca Anerino ’26, Declan McGrath '27 and Quinn McCormick ’25 who qualified for the relays.
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  • Valentina Ramos '26

    Valentina Ramos '26 Competes in International Harp Competition

    Valentina Ramos '26, was awarded second prize in the prestigious international harp competition, Concours Francais de la Harpe in Limoges, France. Valentina was one of 131 contestants representing 20 countries. She wowed the judges with her jazz rendition of Lullabye of Birdland.

    Congratulations, Valentina!
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  • Jimmy Buggy '25 places 2nd overall

    Wrestling Competes at DIAA Independent Conference Championship

    Last weekend the Archmere wrestling team competed at the DIAA Independent Conference Championships, held at Saint Mark’s. This meet was a State Qualifying Meet for the upcoming DIAA State Championships. Ten teams participated in the weekend long event.
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  • Boys Basketball Honors Seniors, Ends Regular Season With Win over Concord

    On Tuesday, February 20, the Archmere boys basketball team took on Concord High School at home in the Moglia Fieldhouse. This was the last regular game of the season, and the Auks took the opportunity to honor their seven seniors with a 52-49 win. The team is led by seniors Miles Kempski, Drew Duncan, Jack Dellose, Matthew Malloy, Gavin Lee, PJ Blessington, and Ryan Campbell.
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  • Swim Team Sends Fourteen to State Meet

    Fourteen swimmers on the Archmere swim team qualified for the DIAA State Championship Meet, held Wednesday, February 21 through Saturday, February 24. Boys prelims will take place on Wednesday, February 21 at the University of Delaware Carpenter Sports Building with the girls prelims on Thursday, February 22. Finals are slated for Saturday, February 24. 
     
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  • Josie Calder '25 and Archmere History Teacher Mrs. Tara Creekmore

    Josie Calder '25 and Mrs. Tara Creekmore Selected to Attend Young People’s Continental Congress

    Josie Calder '25 and Archmere History Teacher Mrs. Tara Creekmore have been selected to attend the Young People’s Continental Congress in Philadelphia this summer. Hosted by National History Day (NHD), this is the first-ever Young People's Continental Congress (YPCC). NHD has collaborated with Carpenters’ Hall, the home of the nation’s First Continental Congress in 1774, to produce a one-of- a-kind program for high school students from around the country, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the First Continental Congress.
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  • Lucy Oliver '24 with Head Coach Dan Pisani

    Lucy Oliver '24 Scores 1,000 Points, Makes her Mark as the Fourth Player in Archmere History to Hit the Milestone

    Archmere senior Lucy Oliver scored her 1,000th basketball point, hitting the milestone in the first half of the game against Wilmington Charter on Thursday evening, February 16, in the Moglia Fieldhouse. Lucy is the fourth player in Archmere history to hit 1,000 points.
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  • National Merit Finalists

    Archmere Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

    Archmere seniors Alicia Chu and Sophia Chen have met all requirements to advance to the Finalist standing of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) after being named Semifinalists in September 2023. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $28 million that will be offered to the winners. The selection of approximately 7,140 Merit Scholarship award winners from the group of nearly 15,000 will be decided in March.
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  • HRAI String Ensemble Earn Superior Plus Award

    Congratulations to the six members of the Helena Raskob Arts Institute String Ensemble, who were awarded Superior Plus, which is the highest grade possible, at the Delaware State Music Teachers Association Ensemble Festival, held last Sunday at the Music School of Delaware. The Ensemble performers for this event were Sophia Chen '24, Michelle Zhang '24, Alex Xu '25, Ryan Dam '26, Daniel Qi '26, and McKayla Hwang '27. This was the first time a string ensemble participated in the Ensemble Festival.
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  • 9th Grade Math League Team Earns First Place in Region

    In the last meet of the year, Archmere's 9th grade Math League team placed first in the meet and first in the region overall, scoring an impressive 72 points.
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  • 10th-12th Grade Math League Team Wins Every Meet, Kabir Goyal Has Perfect Score

    After four Math League meets this year, the Archmere team qualified to participate in the State Invitational, held in in Dover, Delaware. The 10-12th grade Math League team played in 4 rounds of online competition, from November to January, winning every single match and then the region with an impressive 107 points. The next team was 11 points behind.
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  • Boys, Girls Indoor Track Teams Shatter More Records at DIAA State Championships

    The 2023-24 Delaware high school indoor track and field season came to a close on Saturday in Landover, Maryland. The 200 meter oval at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex was the perfect site for the DIAA State Championship meet. After an incredibly successful season, the girls ended the indoor track season with a 6th place finish and the boys ended the season in 8th place, the highest in program history. Senior Jack Maister took 1st overall in the long jump, with a leap of 22-8.5.
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  • Five Wrestlers Reach the Podium at Quaker Classic

    The Wilmington Friends Quaker Classic Wrestling Invitational took place on Saturday, February 3rd . Ten teams participated in the meet, with five Archmere athletes reaching the podium. Participating schools included Howard HS of Tech, John Dickinson School, Mt. Pleasant HS, Newark Charter School, Sanford School, St. Elizabeth HS, Tatnall School and Woodbridge HS.
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  • January

    Maryanne Grisz '78 with Riccardo Tisci at FGI's

    Maryanne Grisz '78 Named President and CEO for Fashion Group International

    Fashion Group International has appointed Maryanne Grisz as its new president and chief executive officer. 

    “I am honored to be working with Chairman James D’Adamo, a collaborative Board of Directors, all leaders in their industries and our amazing New York office team to start this journey and transition to a new era,” Grisz said in a letter to FGI members. “Be assured, I am listening to your input in service to the organization and hope to meet each of you as we grow.”

    Click here to read more. 
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  • McKayla Hwang '27

    McKayla Hwang '27 Selected to Compete at American Viola Society Festival Solo Competition

    McKayla Hwang '27 has been named one of six finalists invited to compete at the American Viola Society (AVS) 2024 Festival Solo Competition this summer. The 2024 AVS Festival Competitions will include live final rounds and featured performances at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California, June 19-22, 2024.
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  • Photo courtesy of Mike Lang, the Dialog

    Boys Basketball Defeats Tower Hill on the Road

    On Saturday, January 27th, the Archmere boys basketball team took on Tower Hill on the road at the Carpenter Field House. With just 4:21, Charlie Malloy '25 hit a three-point shot, one of his four of the night, to give the Auks the lead. After an exciting back and forth battle, Archmere claimed the 46-38 win.
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  • Photo courtesy of Mike Lang, the Dialog

    Girls Basketball Scores Early and Fast Against St. George's

    Archmere jumped out to a 15-1 lead after one quarter, and the Auks were never in trouble in a 49-17 girls basketball win over St. Georges on January 26th at the Moglia Fieldhouse. Archmere’s defense kept the Hawks from getting good looks, and they limited St. Georges to a single shot on most possessions.
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  • India, November 2023

    January 2024

    Global Studies Program Update
     
    The Global Studies Program is humming along these days. After Mr. Dougherty's successful trip to India over Thanksgiving with twelve students, Ms. Witte is leading forty students and four teachers to the British Isles over Easter break, where they will visit such famed cities as Dublin, Belfast, Derry, and London. After school ends in June, six other students will accompany Ms. Yu to Taiwan where they will initiate what we hope will become a student exchange with a partner school. While in Taiwan, the group will explore Taipei, pick tea, visit a 19th century trading port, take a train ride through the forest in Alishan...and more.
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  • Archmere Dramatics Presents "Roald Dahl's Matilda"

    The Archmere Academy Drama Club is proud to present its Winter Musical, the classic, Roald Dahl's Matilda. This modern stage musical has an amazing score by Tim Minchin featuring several songs, including "Revolting”, "When I Grow Up", and "Loud!". The book and lyrics capture the wonderful children’s story of Matilda and her journey to find a place to call home. 
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  • Tapestry Magazine Wins Distinction for Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Contest

    Tapestry 2023, the Archmere Academy Student Literary Magazine, has been recognized as a Superior "Distinction" magazine by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. The mission of NCTE’s REALM program is to publicly recognize excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. Published annually, Tapestry is a student run literary and fine arts magazine, supported and advised by Archmere English Teacher Mr. Stephen Klinge.
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  • Boys Basketball Records Fourth Straight Win

    On January 13th in the Moglia Fieldhouse, the boys basketball team took on Indian River High School, recording their fourth straight win in a row. Senior Miles Kempski had 24 points in the 59-28 win.
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  • Lucy Oliver '24

    Lucy Oliver '24 Nominated for McDonald’s All American Games

    Archmere senior Lucy Oliver is one of three Delaware girls basketball players nominated by the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee to play in the All-American Games on April 2, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This class of nominees are vying for a spot among high school basketball’s elite company – joining names like Candace Parker, Trae Young, Caitlin Clark, Jayson Tatum, Angel Reese, Kevin Durant, Breanna Stewart and so many others.
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  • Michelle Zhang '24, Daniel Qi '26 Selected for All-State Orchestra

    Congratulations to Michelle Zhang '24, who earned the second seat for Violin II in the Delaware All-State Orchestra, and Daniel Qi '26, who was awarded the first chair for Violin I, and will therefore serve as Concertmaster for the March 9th performance. This was the first time that Archmere string students were able to audition for All-State Orchestra, as students in the HRAI String Ensemble are now acknowledged as a school ensemble.
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  • Zimo Liu '25

    Zimo Liu '25 Advances to MTNA National Level

    Congratulations to Zimo Liu '25, who advanced to the national level of the Music Teachers National Association student competition as winner of the Eastern Division Piano Duet Competition. Zimo and his partner Jessica Li will compete for the national title at the association convention in Atlanta, Georgia this March. Zimo is a student musician in Archmere's Helena Raskob Arts Institute, under the supervision of Mrs. Mary Ellen Schauber.
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  • Boys Basketball Powers Past Newark Charter

    In the Diamond State Athletic Conference opener for both teams on January 4 at the Moglia Fieldhouse, Archmere controlled the fourth quarter after a back-and-forth third to defeat Newark Charter, 40-29. After a slow start, the Auks went into the half with a 12-10 lead thanks to senior Miles Kempski's shot with 10 seconds left on the clock.
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  • Boys Swim Team Defeats Tower Hill, Girls Take Second

    Archmere earned a split with Tower Hill when the teams met in the pool on January 4th at the Walnut Street YMCA in Wilmington. The boys team won the meet in an exciting match up with a final score of 83-81, while the girls finished 97-71. 
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  • Cole Fenice '24

    Senior Cole Fenice Wins Football Mini Max Award

    Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2023 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Delaware last week. Archmere senior Cole Fenice has been named one of forty-four Mini Max high school award winners for Delaware by the Maxwell Football Club. Cole joins 155 student-athletes from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2023 season and were evaluated based on criteria that includes: football performance, academics, and community service.
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  • Track and Field Team Marks Another Successful Meet at the Armory

    The indoor track and field team traveled to NY again last weekend to compete in the Hispanic Games at the New Balance Track and Field at the Armory. Competing against 14 other combined teams, our Auks recorded several personal bests and one school record.
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  • Wrestling Season Kicks Off with Invitational Meets

    The 2023-2024 wrestling season kicked off on December 9th with the Milford Invitational. With sixteen students on the roster this year, the Archmere team came out strong in multiple weight classes. Jimmy Buggy '26 made the podium at 138 pounds, placing third. Jason Suydam '26 took fifth at 126 pounds and Seamus Naughter '26 placed fifth at the 144 pound weight class.
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  • Girls Basketball Competes at Viking Invitational

    The Viking Invitational Basketball Tournament took place over the Christmas holiday, with games starting on December 27th and running through December 30th. With five different states represented, the Saint Elizabeth Basketball Center hosted 24 boys and girls teams over the four days. Founded in 2020, the tournament provides a competitive and dynamic basketball event that raises awareness and funds for the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware.
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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.