News

2024

  • April

    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

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • Archmere Art Students Recognized With 142 Scholastic Art Awards!

    For the fourth consecutive year, Archmere won more individual awards and more Gold Key awards than any school in the state of Delaware at the 2024 Scholastic Art Awards Show. Archmere Academy students were recognized with 142 awards in 13 art and design categories, including 8 Portfolio awards. Student work is evaluated based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision.
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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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grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.