February 2023

Three Archmere Students Sit For American Invitational Mathematics Exam 

On Tuesday, February 7th, Sophia Chen '24, Kabir Goyal '26 and Alex Chen '23 sat for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). The American Invitational Mathematics Examination is a selective and prestigious 15-question, 3-hour test given since 1983 to those who rank in the top 5% on the AMC 12 high school mathematics examination, and starting in 2010, those who rank in the top 2.5% on the AMC 10. 
Archmere math teacher Mrs. Carly Pisani proctored Sophia, Kabir and Alex as they took the exam on campus. The AIME contains 15 questions to be completed within three hours, in which each answer is an integer number between 0 to 999. The questions on the AIME are more challenging than those on the AMC 10 and AMC 12. 

Top-scoring participants on the AIME are invited to take the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) or the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO), which will take place on March 21-22, 2023. 

The USA(J)MO competitions put students on the path to potentially qualify for the Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP), European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), and ultimately the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Best of luck to Sophia, Kabir and Alex as they await the results and look to move forward in the competition! 

Juniors Camilo Alvarez and Sophia Chen Featured in DAEA Youth Art Month Exhibition

Archmere juniors Camilo Alvarez '24 and Sophia Chen '24 both had pieces selected for inclusion in the 2023 Youth Art Month Exhibition, sponsored by the Delaware Art Education Association Exhibition (DAEA). During the month of March, DAEA sends daily social media posts highlighting the great talent in the state of Delaware. Camilo and Sophia will be highlighted virtually on the DAEA Facebook page.

What is Youth Art Month? Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts!
Youth Art Month is an annual observance each year to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. It is observed in March, administered by the Council for Art Education (CFAE), with thousands of American schools participating nationally. Often, local art museums and civic organizations are involved in promoting the work.

Youth Art Month not only encourages support for quality school art programs, it promotes art material safety. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including:

  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Observation
  • Communication
Art shows, special exhibits, fundraisers, and school and community activities take place annually, traditionally during March, to celebrate visual art education for grades K – 12.

Musicians from the Helena Raskob Arts Institute Perform at Foulk Manor

In a tribute to Catholic Schools Week, six musicians from the Helena Raskob Arts Institute presented a recital to the residents of Foulk Living Retirement community on February 2, 2022.

Helen Qi ‘23, viola, and Daniel Qi ‘26, violin, performed an exciting duet, as well as individual solo compositions. Maile Gutsche ‘23, sang four selections in French, German, Italian, and English. Pianist Arlene Chiu ‘25, played a Beethoven Sonata, Andres Ramos ‘26 played two selections for harp, and Valentina Ramos ‘26 performed classic piano with an additional twist of jazz. The students were received warmly by the residents, who thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon performance. The HRAI is under the direction of Mary Ellen Schauber.

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