January 2023

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key Awards Art & Writing Exhibition

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. The 2023 Delaware Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key Awards Art & Writing Exhibition is on display at the Arts Center Gallery at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware from January 23-February 11, 2023.
2023 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition Hours (1/23-2/11/23):

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursdays (1/26, 2/2 & 2/9): 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturdays (1/28, 2/4 & 2/11): 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Please note that the gallery is closed on Mondays.
The 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Presentation will be released in a virtual video format on Saturday, February 11, 2023. All work awarded a Gold Key at the regional (state level) now advances to the national level, where students will be considered for additional awards, exhibition, publication, and scholarship opportunities. National Medalists are typically announced in mid-March.

Please peruse the impressive slideshow of art awards here

Math League Places Second in the Region

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 Finishes First in the Region
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!

Mr. Chris Boehm Featured in Forbes Article

Archmere's Director of College Counseling, Mr. Chris Boehm, was featured in a January article for Forbes. Author Brennan Barnard from Khan Lab School quoted Mr. Boehm's college counseling blog, College Aukservations, in his article titled, How to Start Your College Search. In it, several admissions counselors give their best advice regarding guidance about how to approach the admission experience as a junior. Mr. Boehm's section titled "Bright Futures", centered around the advice that a successful future begins with self confidence at the forefront. "If you're not enjoying the search, you are not doing it right."

Read the Forbes article here. 

 AukSCUBA Club Heads to Cozumel

Last summer a group of Archmere students, alumni, and faculty went on the first annual AukSCUBA Club trip. The trip was to sunny Cozumel, Mexico. As part of AukSCUBA, several students completed multiple PADI Scuba certifications, including Deep Water Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Navigation, etc. They dove for six days in the crystal blue water of Caribbean and encountered a wide range of underwater wildlife. Two alumni, David Demnicki ’19 and Andrew Demnicki ’21 completed all course work and diving necessary to achieve the rank of Master Scuba Diver, the highest rank available for non-professional divers.

On this year’s trip, we hope to have two present students complete that rank as well. In October, Alex Bogey ’24 moved one step closer by completing his Rescue Diver training. Additionally, many PADI course can count for college credit. If you’d like more information about AukSCUBA, please reach out to Mr. Demnicki ’86, our in-house PADI Elite Staff Instructor. This year’s trip is already in the works - back to Cozumel - and will again have Archmere students, alumni, and faculty.

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.