In this year's Scholastic Writing Awards, seven Archmere students earned fourteen awards in six different categories, including: Personal Essay and Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction, Journalism and the Critical Essay. Junior Alex Chen earned the nomination for the highly prestigious American Voices Award, for the second year in a row.
The Archmere Academy Drama Club is proud to present its winter musical, the Broadway comedy classic, Once Upon a Mattress. This hilarious Broadway musical originally starred comic legend Carol Burnett and premiered on Broadway in 1959, and the most recent Broadway revival (1996) featured Sarah Jessica Parker and was Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Musical.
Carrie Wiig's '24 painting, Encircled, was selected as one of the Delaware Regional Scholastic Art Awards' American Vision Nominees. Each region selects five works to nominate for the American Vision award, the five best in show awards in the state of Delaware. One of the five nominees will be selected by the National Scholastics program to represent the Delaware Region.
Señora Michelle Midgley's Honors Spanish IV class recently read the book, "Libertad" (Freedom) in Spanish, and completed a unit on it. Within this unit they created a new cover for the book as well as created a mock interview with the main character, discussing his difficult journey from Cuba to the United States and just how important it was to live his life with "libertad" (freedom). Students compared and contrasted communism and democracy and learned about the brutal dictatorship of Fidel Castro, participating in an interdisciplinary unit of Spanish and history.
At the end of the unit, students showcased their work and participated in a "gallery walk", commenting on each others' book covers in Spanish.
Congratulations to Alicia Chu ’24 on being named a National Finalist in the Delaware MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Vocal Competition "Senior Performance". Alicia participated in the Eastern Region Competition in December as a Division Finalist and won, and will move on to compete for the National Title in March.
Congratulations to Archmere junior Alex Chen for winning the Third Prize in Economics from the John Locke Institute's 2021 Global Essay Competition. Alex competed against students from all over the world in this prestigious event, writing an economic essay titled, “Oxford’s Role in the Fight Against Inequality: From Serving the Elite to Uplifting the People”. First place went to a student in the United Kingdom, and second place to a student in India. All of the essay prizes were judged by senior academics from the University of Oxford, who chose an overall 'best essay' across seven subjects: philosophy, politics, economics, history, psychology, theology and law.
For the second consecutive year in a row, Archmere art students have won more Gold Key awards and more individual awards than any other school in the state of Delaware, sweeping the 2022 Statewide Scholastic Art competition. Sixty-one Archmere Academy students have been recognized with 126 awards in 15 Art and Design categories and 3 Portfolio Awards, in the nation’s most prestigious and competitive contest for excellence in fine art.
Senior Jocelyn Zavala Garcia ’22 is one of 20 semi-finalists in the prestigious Herschel Workshop Design Challenge sponsored by Herschel Supply Company, Pensole Academy, and the National Art Education Association. Students designed a concept for Herschel backpack to compete for one of the coveted spots in the Pensole Internship program, which runs for five weeks, starting January 11. Jocelyn will participate in live mentorship with practicing professional creatives and industrial designers employed at Pensole and Herschel. Following the internship in February, two finalists will be selected.
On January 3 at home in the Moglia Fieldhouse, the Archmere boys basketball team hosted Brandywine High School in a thrilling back and forth match, winning 45-44 with .8 seconds left in the game. Senior Matt Dellose led the Auks with 14 points. Jon Dearing '22 and Chris Albero '23 each contributed 10.