News

2021

  • October

    Archmere Hosts First Annual Multicultural Open House

    On October 13, 2021, Archmere Academy hosted its inaugural Multicultural Open House on campus. The Archmere Admissions team, along with Mrs. Danyele Dove ’93, Director of Equity and Inclusion, welcomed prospective students and their families in the Learning Commons, and spoke about the diversity, equity and inclusion programming at Archmere. Prospective families were also given an individualized campus tour.
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  • Field Hockey Defeats Delaware Military Academy

    It took only two minutes for the Archmere field hockey team to score in a Diamond State Athletic Conference match up on October 13, claiming a 5-0 victory at Delaware Military Academy. The team is undefeated in the DSAC conference.
     
    The Auks had a 34-3 edge in shots and 15-4 in penalty corners. Archmere goalie Ava Hughes ’24 had three saves. 
     
    Full game details and pictures can be found here. 
     
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  • Archmere Defense Holds Strong in Win Over St. Mark's

    On October 9, the Archmere football team used a last minute goal-line stand to hold off rival Saint Mark’s, 10-7, at home on Coaches Field. The Auks were up early with Chris Albero's 22-yard field goal followed by a successful drive by Declan Pearson '22,  but Saint Mark's responded with a touchdown, keeping the score close at 10-7 by the end of the second quarter. The rest of the game was a defensive match-up.
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  • Photo courtesy of Chuck Anerino CP '23

    Volleyball Nets Fourth Straight Win

    On October 12 at home, the Archmere volleyball team took on Caravel Academy, defeating them in four sets. It was the Auks’ fourth straight victory, with set scores of 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, and 25-10.
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  • September

    Executive Student Council

    2021-2022 Student Council Officers Installed

    The newly elected members of the 2021-2022 Student Council were installed before their classmates at a ceremony in the Theater on Wednesday, September 29. Mr. Mike Johnson is the Student Council Moderator.
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  • Archmere Cheer Team Attends UCA Camp

    The Archmere Academy cheerleading team participated in a two-day program with a representative from the Universal Cheerleaders Association, or UCA.  During these two days of clinics, the 26 member team engaged in an intense stunting clinic, along with a choreography camp during which the team learned a routine complete with complex stunts, tumbling, dance, and of course, cheers, that they will perform at the Homecoming pep rally and elsewhere.
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  • Helena Raskob Arts Institute Offers Music Lessons in the Patio

    The Patio at Archmere is the home of The Helena Raskob Arts Institute. Founded in 2021, the purpose of the Institute is to educate members of the Archmere community and greater local, regional, and national communities in music and the fine arts, in a historic setting that is in itself a rich subject for learning, preservation, and restoration. Led by Mary Ellen Schauber, the Arts Institute encompasses several groups, each with specific objectives and interests, but all related to the preservation and understanding of music and the fine arts.
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  • Football Defeats Howard in State Championship Rematch

    “I knew our offense just needed to get a shot,” Auks quarterback Chris Albero said. “I was confident going in, and I knew our defense would take care of the job." 

    After losing to Howard last year in the DIAA Division II State Championship, the Archmere football team took to Coaches Field on Saturday, September 25 determined to secure a different outcome. In front of a large home crowd, the Auks dominated almost every aspect of the game, claiming a 42-8 victory over the defending state champions. 
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  • Francesca Pileggi ‘06, Archmere School Counselor & Director of Wellness

    Ms. Francesca Pileggi ‘06 Launches Peer Support Training; Named One of Delaware’s Top Teachers

    Francesca Pileggi ‘06, Archmere School Counselor & Director of Wellness, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Care Partnership through the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to develop peer support training for students. The training, which equips students with basic helping skills and knowledge to assist peers who are struggling emotionally, will be launched at Archmere this fall and available to any interested school free of charge. Francesca also worked with Penn State PRO Wellness, who received a grant from the Hollister Confidence Fund, to research her mental health and suicide prevention curriculum, which has been a part of Archmere’s health curriculum for the past five years. Ms. Pileggi was also recently recognized by Delaware Today Magazine as one of Delaware’s Top Teachers!
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  • Archmere Football Wins Big on the Road Against Mt. Pleasant

    The Archmere football team scored 14 points right off the bat in what would become a 48-6 victory on September  18 against Mt. Pleasant. Max Ewing '22 fielded the opening kickoff at the Auks’ 16-yard line, and 84 yards later, he was in the Green Knights’ end zone. Whether handing the ball off to one of a number of running backs, or passing to a multitude of receivers, the Auks found success on the Mt. Pleasant field.
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  • Archmere Dramatics Presents: "Lost Girl", by Kimberly Belflower

    Winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Playwrighting Award, Lost Girl continues the Peter Pan legend by exploring arguably the main character of the story, Wendy. Long after returning from Neverland, Wendy decides that she must find Peter in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. A coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, "Lost Girl" continues the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character – the girl who had to grow up.
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  • 2021 - 2022 Archmere Mastersingers Announced

    Congratulations to the members of the 2021 - 2022 Mastersingers. The following students have been chosen to be part of this year's group:
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  • Chris Albero '23, Quarterback

    Chris Albero '23 Named Delaware Online Athlete of the Week

    Archmere junior Chris Albero was recently named the Delaware Online Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance on the football field. In the first game of the season against Tatnall, the quarterback passed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, ran for a score and kicked four extra points in a 40-0 win.

    Congratulations, Chris!
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  • Photo courtesy of Mike Lang, the Dialog

    Field Hockey Wins Home Opener Against St. Mark's

    On September 16 at home, the Archmere field hockey team, wearing orange hair ties and shoelaces as the school raised awareness of and funds to fight brain cancer, kept the pressure on St. Mark's from the opening whistle. The team earned another shutout, and still have yet to allow a shot.
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  • Simi Edeki, Eddie Zhang and Nicholas Zhu

    Seniors Simi Edeki, Eddie Zhang and Nicholas Zhu Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Archmere seniors Simi Edeki, Eddie Zhang and Nicholas Zhu have been named National Merit Semifinalists because of their high scores on the PSAT's, taken in their junior year. Only 16,000 students (of approximately 1.6 million) in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition. 
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    Soccer Defeats Sanford 3-1

    At home on September 17, the Archmere boys soccer team took on a tough Sanford team, winning 3-1. The team was leading 1-0 within the first few minutes, thanks to a goal by Ben Meredith '22. Sanford kept the pressure on Archmere goalie Kyle Zahnow '23 for the remainder of the first half, limiting possession to their offense.
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  • Soccer Wins Home Opener in Thrilling Overtime Victory

    On September 13, the Archmere soccer team hosted MOT Charter in their first home game of the season, an exciting back and forth match that ended up in overtime. After an early goal from Ben Meredith '22, Archmere senior Mark Chua took a cross from Weston Gansler '23 and hit the lower 90 to the right, tying the game at 2-2. Sophomore Jason Lotkowski scored the winning goal in the 89th minute. 
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  • One Hundred and Eleven Archmere Academy Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 27% of the more than 2.64 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. 
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  • Archmere Welcomes New Faculty Members

    Archmere Academy welcomes several new faculty members hired to start the current academic year, bringing with them fresh viewpoints and new expertise in the vital fields of History, Mathematics, Theology, Art, and Science. In addition, the Athletic Department hired a new Assistant Athletic Director and Athletic Trainer, and the Counseling Department a new Learning Specialist.

    The newest members of our faculty and staff are:
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  • August

    3D Design Students Develop Design Solutions to Address Homelessness

    This spring, Mrs. Silverman’s Junior Portfolio 3D Design students were challenged to devise an original, creative solution to address homelessness. Students used the design thinking process to explore and research the problem of “basic human needs.” A key component of the design thinking process is empathy - a capacity to try to understand the needs of others which may be different from your own, in order to serve their needs. 
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  • Cast Announced for Archmere Fall Play, "Lost Girl", by Kimberly Belflower

    Auditions for the Archmere fall play production, Lost Girl, were held this month on campus. Sixteen students auditioned for the production, including three freshmen.
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  • June

    87th Archmere Academy Commencement Exercises

    Archmere Academy welcomed 125 alumni into its ranks during Commencement ceremonies on June 6th on the Patio lawn. The Baccalaureate Liturgy & Commencement Exercises were also live streamed for friends and family to view on the Archmere YouTube Channel.
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  • Two Sophomores Invited to DE Governor's School for Arts

    Congratulations to sophomores Abby Garcia and Helen Qi for earning spots in this summer's very prestigious Governor's School for Excellence for the Visual Arts. 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. Abby and Helen will engage in the visual and performing arts program, which provides tutorial instruction with a noted artist and culminates in a performance or public display of the students’ work. Students are nominated to participate in Governor’s School through their schools via a competitive application process.
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  • Spring Athletes, Teams Earn Conference and All-State Awards

    Congratulations to all of our spring athletes who were named to the Diamond State All-Conference teams and the All-State teams. Archmere accolades also included the Diamond State Athletic Conference Championship title for boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, girls soccer, golf and the Archmere baseball team. In addition, the rugby team defeated Salesianum to once again bring home the State 7's Championship Cup.

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  • Andy Zhu '24

    Freshman Andy Zhu Wins DIAA Tennis First Singles Championship

    Archmere freshman Andy Zhu went 6-2, 6-2 to take the First Singles Tennis State Championship against Charles Sternberg of Sanford on May 27th at St. Andrew's School. Andy, seeded third, won first singles going 4-0 in the State Tournament and 11-0 during the season. He defeated the 1st and 2nd seed on his way to the Championship.
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  • May

    Stephanie Silverman '00 Named RISD Art + Design Educator Award Winner

    The Alumni Awards Committee of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Alumni Association Leadership Council recently named Stephanie Silverman '00, Archmere's Art Department Chair and Art Teacher, the recipient of the 2021 RISD Art + Design Educator Award. This award is one of the highest offered by the Alumni Association, and honors alumni who have distinguished themselves as educators.
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  • Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

    Archmere Academy recently announced the most distinguished awards for the Class of 2021: the Valedictorian is Alex Lu, and Class of 2021 Salutatorian is Camron Kaiser. The Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian earn these distinctions through their superior academic achievement, which directly correlates with the number of courses elected, and number of high-level courses taken. These are our highest academic awards and represent four years of discipline, hard work, and resilience.
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  • Jane Willin - High Jump

    Archmere Track and Field Teams Place 5th, 8th at State Championship Meet

    This past weekend, the Archmere track and field teams traveled to Dover for the DIAA State Championship meet and racked up many personal bests and medals, including the best overall finishes for the teams since 2012. The girls team came in 5th overall and the boys team placed 8th. In addition, Archmere freshman Jane Willin placed first overall and took home the championship title for High Jump.
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  • Rugby Wins Mark Dombroski Cup and the Delaware 7’s State Title

    On Friday evening, May 21st, 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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  • Baseball Team Hosts Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Game

    On Thursday, May 6, the Archmere baseball team helped to raise money for childhood cancer by hosting their first ever Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Game. The team competed against Red Lion, and ended up  bringing home more than a victory - they raised over $1200 that day in support of children fighting childhood cancer.
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  • Baseball Completes Comeback Win Over Charter

    On Thursday, May 13, after being down 4-1, the Archmere baseball team scored four runs in the final four innings while holding Wilmington Charter scoreless for an exciting 5-4 victory. The Auks are 12-5, and seeded 14th in the State Tournament.
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  • Danny Storm '21

    Archmere Baseball Celebrates Senior Day With Win Over Hodgson

    On May 8th, the Archmere baseball team defeated Hodgson, on the same day they honored their seniors. The Auks scored runs in each of the first five innings to take down Hodgson, 12-5. It was the team’s tenth consecutive victory, led by seniors Trey Albanese, Matt Benson, Andrew MacWilliams, Michael Mallamaci, Allan Mousley, Matt Puppio, Erik Risnychok, and Danny Storm.
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  • Archmere Seniors Plan to Continue Their Athletic Careers at the Collegiate Level

    Congratulations to the eleven Archmere senior athletes who plan on continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level!
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  • Margaret Atkins '21

    Margaret Atkins '21 Named Winner of Annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship

    Press Release from the Beau Biden Foundation:

    The I Could Do Great Things Foundation, founded in 2009 by Stuart M. Grant and Suzanne B. Grant, is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the annual Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship. The 2021 Scholarship recipients are an impressive trio of Delaware high school seniors – Jahmere Hargraves of Wilmington, Madison Bauerle of Middletown, and Archmere Academy senior Margaret Atkins of Swarthmore.
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  • Sophia Tobin '23

    Sophia Tobin '23 Scores Winning Goal over Ursuline

    The Archmere girls soccer team, ranked fourth in the Delaware Live Division II poll, got an early goal and made it stand up in a 1-0 defeat of No. 3 Ursuline in a key girls soccer showdown on May 5th at Ursuline. Archmere struck in the 19th minute as sophomore Sophia Tobin took a pass from Emma Gioffre '23 and buried a 25-yard shot over the outstretched hands of Raiders goalkeeper. The Auks are now 8-1 and heading to Sanford today to take on the Warriors. Congratulations to Sophia and the team!
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  • Jack O'Neill '23 Wins the Faceoff

    Archmere Defeats Caesar Rodney in Top 5 Boys Lacrosse Showdown

    On April 30, the Archmere boys lacrosse team traveled to battle Caesar Rodney in a "top-5 boys lacrosse showdown", controlling the fourth-ranked Riders in all aspects of the game and left with a 15-4 win. The Auks improved to 8-1.
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  • The St. Francis de Sales Award winners with Principal Thiel, Dr. Marinelli, and Bishop Malooly. Not pictured: Alyssa Pierangeli and Alyssa Noval

    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". Ten Archmere seniors have been recognized as award winners this year: Margaret Atkins, Brian Carbajal, Anna Garcia, Kani Green, Michael Mallamaci, Anthony Mariano, Alyssa Noval, Alyssa Pierangeli, Maura Smeader, and Sean Vanson.
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  • Archmere Goalie Maura Smeader '21 Celebrates 300 Lacrosse Saves

    Archmere goalkeeper Maura Smeader '21 collected 12 saves, including the 300th of her career with the Auks, in a 10-6 victory in girls lacrosse over Dover on April 26. Maura took control early, reaching 300 on her first stop of the game, which came about five minutes into the match. Maura will be continuing her lacrosse career at Hobart and William Smith College next year.

    Congratulations on the 300th save, Maura!
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  • April

    Archmere TEAMS Place First in Delaware, Third and Fifth Nationally

    Archmere students took home first place for this year's Delaware state Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition. The goal of TEAMS is to have students work collaboratively to develop practical and creative solutions to real world engineering problems. High school teams that rank 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Best in State rankings or that achieve a minimum combined score are eligible to compete in the national TEAMS competitions. The Archmere 9/10 team placed third nationally, and the 11/12 team placed fifth.
     
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  • Olivia Reese ‘22 Wins Leadership Award

    Every year, Widener University, in partnership with NBC10, recognizes a handful of local high school students that make positive changes in their school and community. This year, Olivia Reese ‘22 was selected as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.
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  • Anna Garcia '21

    Anna Garcia '21 Scores Four Goals as Girls Soccer Defeats Wilmington Friends

    Archmere senior and Lafayette College soccer recruit Anna Garcia scored four goals and "was a thorn in the Quakers’ side all afternoon" as the Auks notched a 7-1 win against Wilmington Friends on April 19th. Emma Gioffre '23, Christina Rosenbaum '23 and Julianna Witherell '24 also added a goal each.

    The Auks outshot the Quakers, 13-5, and had five corner kicks to four for Wilmington Friends. Abby Jones '21 had four saves. Archmere, now 2-1, will play at Red Lion on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.

    Dialog article: Archmere soccer returns from pause, Anna Garcia scores four in comfortable win over Wilmington Friends: Photo gallery
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  • Michael Mallamaci, photo courtesy of Mike Lang

    Varsity Baseball Defeats Wilmington Friends 4-2

    Archmere seniors Danny Storm and Michael Mallamaci combined on a two-hitter, as the Auks scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings in a 4-2 victory in a non-conference baseball game on April 19 at home against Wilmington Friends. With the win, the Auks improved to 3-4 on the season. Archmere finished with seven hits. The Auks host First State Military on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

    The Dialog: Archmere pitching stymies Friends as Auks collect 4-2 win: Photo gallery

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  • TJ Tomaszewski

    National Honor Society Leaders for 2021-2022 Announced

    Congratulations to Archmere's National Honor Society leaders for 2021-2022:
     
    President: Timothy (TJTomaszewski
    Vice-President: Simi Edeki
     
    Class Officers
    Ella Arcari
    Alexandra Harrington 
    Ryana Rajesh
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  • Sophia Chen '24

    Sophia Chen '24 Places in the Top 5 Scorers for the AMC 10 B Math Exam

    The Mathematical Association of America Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. The Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. Archmere freshman Sophia Chen participated in the competitions this winter, placing in the top 5 of all young women in our region for the AMC 10B exam. This region includes Eastern PA and Delaware. The competitions were administered around the country on Thursday, February 4, 2021 and Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
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  • Boys and Girls Lacrosse Teams Boast Big Wins

    Last week, the Archmere girls lacrosse team took on Polytech, winning 19-5. Archmere scored seven of the first eight goals. Bridget McGonigle '21 and Alexandra Harrington '22 each scored seven times for the Auks. Archmere, now 4-1 after another victory against St. Andrew's, will face Wilmington Friends on Monday April 19th at home. 
     
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  • Maggie Dempsey '21 and Kaitlyn Kaulback '22

    Auks Earn Highest Award in Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts who change the world by tackling an issue that is important to them earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. It takes making the world a better place to a new level. Maggie Dempsey ’21 and Kaitlyn Kaulback ’22 each drove lasting change in her community and earned this highest award.
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  • Jocelyn Zavala-Garcia '22

    Jocelyn Zavala-Garcia '22 Receives the Michael Curcio '06 Emerging Artist Scholarship Award

    Archmere art student Jocelyn Zavala-Garcia '22 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. Jocelyn was selected for the award by Archmere’s Fine Art Department faculty, and her work will be highlighted at the upcoming Archmere Fine Arts Festival on April 23-24.
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  • March

    Archmere Dramatics Presents: "Into the Woods"

    The Archmere Academy Drama Club is proud to present its Spring Musical, the Stephen Sondheim classic, Into the Woods. This stunning Broadway musical won several Tony awards in 1987 including Best Book and Best Score for a Musical. Into the Woods weaves together multiple Brothers Grimm fairy tales, exploring the themes of dreams and “being careful what you wish for”.
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  • Adam Hartman '23 Gold Medal and National American Visions Medal

    Four Archmere Students Recognized with National Scholastic Art Medals

    The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, has recognized a record number of four Archmere students with National Scholastic Art Medals. This was the first time in school history that the Fashion category has won a medal. Archmere medal categories also include Mixed Media and Ceramics. Sophomore Adam Hartman received the National American Visions Medal in the Ceramics category, recognized as one of the top 50 works of art in the nation. 
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  • Archmere All-State Athletes

    Winter Athletes Earn Conference, All-State Awards; Bill Ludlow Named Basketball Coach of the Year

    Congratulations to all of our winter athletes who were named to the Diamond State All-Conference teams and the All-State teams. Archmere accolades also included the Diamond State Athletic Conference Championship title for the boys basketball team. The girls basketball team boasted a #6 seed for the State Tournament and made a back-to-back quarterfinal appearance. The swim team sent 14 swimmers to the State Meet, with the boys team placing 7th overall. The wrestling team sent every wrestler to the State Meet and all made it to the subsequent round, and the indoor track team broke two school records at the DIAA State Championship Meet.
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  • Avery Ewing '22 Shamrock Necklace

    Art + Science = Innovative 3D Printed Jewelry Designs by the Junior Portfolio Students

    Stephanie Silverman’s Junior Portfolio 3D Design students just completed an interdisciplinary curricular unit blending art and science to design original wearable 3D printed jewelry. 
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  • Alex Chen '23

    Alex Chen ’23 Named American Voices Medal Winner for the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    In January, Archmere sophomore Alex Chen was one of five students in the Delaware Writing Region chosen as an American Voices Nominee for the prestigious 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The American Voices nominees are “Best in Show” awards that most exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. 
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  • Archmere History Teacher, Mark Hannagan

    Mr. Hannagan Selected for National History Day Spring Webinar Series

    Mr. Mark Hannagan, a teacher at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware, is one of only 120 teachers selected for a National History Day® (NHD) spring professional development program. This course focuses on using online Library of Congress resources to develop and support historical arguments. It is a feature of NHD’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium.
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  • Juniors Pauline Hartman, Alexa Mervine and Barb Nather

    Juniors Pauline Hartman, Alexa Mervine and Barb Nather Named 2021 LLS Students of the Year

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Student of the Year Campaign is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS and the mission to cure blood cancers. The candidate or team who raises the most money at the end of the program is named Student of the Year for their local chapter.
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  • Camron Kaiser '21 Scholarship - Delaware Art Education Association

    Camron Kaiser, Margaret Atkins Win Top Art Scholarship Awards

    Two Archmere artists were recognized with the two top scholarship awards at the March 7, 2021 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. The event was held virtually. Senior Camron Kaiser, who is taught by Jody Hoffman, was awarded the first place scholarship from the Delaware Art Education Association and a $1,000 scholarship. Senior Margaret Atkins, taught by Art Department Chair Stephanie Silverman, was awarded the first place scholarship award by the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts and a $2,500 scholarship. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are recognized as the nation’s most prestigious and competitive contest for excellence in fine art. 

    Congratulations to Camron and Margaret!
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  • Amanda Treston '22

    Amanda Treston '22 Qualifies for National Speech and Debate Competition

    Junior Amanda Treston, representing Archmere Academy, qualified for the National Catholic Forensic League's national tournament in Oral Interpretation by taking first place in the Delaware chapter's competition this past weekend in a virtual event. Amanda will vie for national standing in the organization's virtual contest over Memorial Day Weekend.
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  • Swimmers Compete in DIAA State Championship Meet

    The Archmere Swim Team competed in the 2021 DIAA Swimming & Diving Championship Finals on the weekend of February 27 and 28. The boys team placed 7th overall and the girls team placed 18th. DIAA State Meet qualifiers for the girls team included Annamaria Decamp ‘23, Elizabeth Maher ‘24, Ava Soscia ’24, Amelia Klinger ‘21, Margaret Shelton ‘24, and Olivia Reese ‘22. State Meet qualifiers for the boys team included Jacob Poplawski ‘23, Joseph Marino ‘21, Jacob Piretti ‘21, Nate Hendrixson ‘21, Conor Bradley ‘21, Max Iacono ‘21, Adam Linton ‘22, and Nate Bustard ’23.
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  • February

    Chinwendu Emedoh ’23, Teacher Maia Palmer

    Five Archmere Art Students Featured in Youth Art Month Exhibitions

    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. Often, local art museums and civic organizations are involved in promoting the work.
     
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  • Archmere Ranks 4th in the State in High School Mock Trial Competition

    The Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition took place virtually on February 19 and 20, 2021. Archmere Academy fielded both a Varsity and a JV team in a surprisingly exciting case about drone surveillance, land restoration and insurance denial of coverage. The teams competed in 4 rounds, with Varsity winning 3 rounds and ultimately coming 4th in the state, continuing a long tradition of excellence in the competition. The JV team was very competitive for a team consisting of first year team members, coming in 13th above all other JV teams and many other schools.
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  • Student/Faculty Blood Drive Donates 49 Units

    On Wednesday, February 24, Archmere held a student-faculty Blood Drive to benefit the Blood Bank of Delmarva. The Blood Bank of Delmarva serves the community by meeting the needs of patients, hospitals, and members for safe, high quality blood products and related services. The staff from the Blood Bank of Delmarva remarked that this was the first school drive they have been able to do in almost a year, since the pandemic began. 
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  • Sophia Chen '24

    Sophia Chen '24 Takes 1st in the State for Math League

    The State Math League competition was held online this year in the form of four, 30-minute timed competitions. This was followed by a March Madness style "Math Madness" tournament among the teams that emerged as the Elite 8 at the end of the regular season.  Sophia Chen '24 placed first in the state during the regular season and then took the state title after winning in the Elite 8.
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  • Archmere's Dedicated Art Department

    Gabriella Gildea ‘21
    Written by Gabriella Gildea ‘21

    Archmere Academy artists are always hard at work in the Manor throughout the school day - whether they are painting, sculpting, drawing, or working with digital media. This year, Archmere won the most Fine Art awards in the Delaware Regional Scholastic Art Competition - 138 awards in 12 Art and Design categories. ​The obvious success of Archmere artists in this contest was due to the creative abilities and talents of Archmere students combined with the dedication of Archmere’s fine art teachers in this difficult year for in-person learning and art classes. ​
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  • Alex Lu, James D’Elia, and Michael Mallamaci 

    Alex Lu, James D’Elia, and Michael Mallamaci Named National Merit Finalists

    Archmere Academy seniors Alex Lu, James D’Elia, and Michael Mallamaci were named National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Finalists based upon their high scores on the PSAT's, taken in their junior year. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered to the winners. The selection of approximately 7,500 Merit Scholarship award winners from the group of nearly 15,000 will be decided in March. 
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  • Alisa Yakovenko ‘18 Steps Into Two Leadership Roles

    Alisa Yakovenko ‘18 loves problem-solving, which drew her to study industrial engineering at Georgia Tech, minoring in public policy. This summer, she will apply what she learned in the classroom in one of the world’s largest technology companies as a supply chain intern at Microsoft working with hardware and devices.
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  • Photo Courtesy of The Dialog

    Freshman Matthew McCarthy Leads Archmere to Overtime Win vs. Saint Mark’s

    At the 3rd Annual Unlocke the Light Basketball Classic held on February 5, the Archmere boys basketball team took on Saint Mark's at the 76ers Fieldhouse as part of the weekend event. The Unlocke The Light Foundation is dedicated to "unlocking the students' light" by providing resources for those struggling with depression, self-injury, and suicide. The foundation's mission is to educate high school and college students to the signs of depression, remove the stigma of depression, and make available resources to help people with depression and the real threat of suicide.
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  • Jim Malseed Receives Carl S. Campion Service Award

    On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, athletic trainer and health teacher Jim Malseed, M.Ed., ATC, received the Carl S. Campion Service Award for his exemplary service to Archmere Academy. This award is given annually to a current or former faculty, or staff member whose contributions, work ethic, humility, integrity, and spirit have made Archmere Academy a better place.
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  • Photo courtesy of Mike Lang, The Dialog

    Wrestling Defeats Newark Charter in Exciting Comeback

    On Wednesday, February 3, the Archmere wrestling team came back to defeat Newark Charter after trailing them by 10 points. They picked up six points on a pin, plus another six on a forfeit to lift them to victory. With the team down going into the last few matches, senior Sanjay Long snagged a first-period pin at the 220 lb match, and a forfeit win for senior Bennett Brooks at 285 gave Archmere the win.

    Archmere, now 3-0, will visit Wilmington Charter on Saturday at 2 pm.


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  • 9th Grade Math League Moves On To Elite 8 Bracket

    The Archmere 9th Grade Math Team placed 2nd in the state and moves on to the Elite 8, a bracket tournament over the next 3 weeks. This year they participated in four online, statewide meets - a different format from previous years.

    Sophia Chen secured 1st place and Gavin Nguyen placed 6th in the state individually. All six members of the team placed in the top 50%.

    The 9th Grade Math League members include Alicia Chu (23rd), Michelle Zhang, Nick Mowbray and Kaia Yalamanchili.  
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  • Photo courtesy of Mike Lang,

    Men's Basketball Defeats Wilmington Friends in Thrilling Battle

    On January 30th in the Moglia Fieldhouse, Archmere and Wilmington Friends battled in an exciting non conference game, with the Auks winning by one basket as the clock ended. With the Quakers up just seconds into the game, Chris Albero '23 got the Auks on the board for the first time, and he tied the game shortly thereafter with a three-pointer. The first and second quarters were back and forth, until Matt Dellose '22 hit a 17-foot baseline jumper and was fouled with just .1 to go until the half.
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  • January

    Brayden Smith '24

    Five Pieces of Advice For Your Archmere Interview

    Brayden Smith '24
    Words of Advice for our Class of 2025 Prospective Families, written by Brayden Smith '24:

    Hello and welcome all future Archmere interviewees. The following will provide you with a few things you might want to keep in mind during your Interview. These tips will help you better understand what you might want to focus on during your interview. So let's begin with what is most important.
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  • Junior Career Day

    While the COVID-19 pandemic changed some aspects of our yearly Junior Career Day, we’re happy to say that the Class of 2022 was able to experience this Archmere rite of passage.
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  • American Voices Nominee, Alex Chen '23

    Archmere Students Win Ten Scholastic Writing Awards

    In this year's Scholastic Writing Awards, seven Archmere students earned ten awards in five different categories, including: Poetry, Short Story, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Critical Essay. Sophomore Alex Chen earned the nomination for the highly prestigious American Voices Award.
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  • Stephanie Silverman '00

    Stephanie Silverman Awarded Grant for Innovative Design Thinking STEAM Curriculum

    Art Department Chair Stephanie Silverman '00 NBCT was awarded the 2021 Dr. Martin Rayala Grant from the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) Design Issues Group (DIG) for an original curricular unit. The DIG Dr. Martin Rayala Grant Awards recognize dedicated NAEA Art and Design Educators for developing, implementing, and documenting insightful design-thinking learning challenges. Titled Juxtapositions & Biomimicry—Trans-Disciplinary Design Learning from Concept to Completion, Silverman's interdisciplinary unit incorporates both National Core Art Standards and NextGen Science Standards into design learning challenges, while leveraging new and emerging technologies. The unit is designed to teach students to systematically investigate connections between science, art, and design, and develop cognitive skills and behaviors to imagine and construct prototypes of real-world solutions. Silverman will be piloting her interdisciplinary design unit this spring semester with her Archmere Academy Introduction to Design & Junior Portfolio Design students. Silverman is beginning her EdD (doctoral program) in Curriculum & Instruction at Indiana University this spring.
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  • Archmere vs DMA, courtesy of Mike Lang, the Dialog

    Girls Basketball Remains Undefeated After Win Over DMA

    On January 25, the Archmere girls basketball team took on DMA in a regularly scheduled Diamond State Athletic Conference game, defeating them 37-18. After a first quarter tie, the Auks went into halftime with a small lead. Heading into the second half they were unstoppable, led off by a three point shot by senior Ellie Angiullo. The team then took control while outscoring DMA, 12-2. Sophomore Sara Denning contributed ten points, and senior Elise Angiullo finished with eight. The Auks improved to 4-0 and will host MOT Charter on Thursday at 6:15 p.m.

    Game photos by Mike Lang, The Dialog, can be found here.
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  • Archmere Students Sweep the 2021 Scholastic Art Competition, Winning More Gold Key and Individual Awards than Any School in the State

    Fifty-one Archmere Academy Students Recognized with 138 awards in 12 Art and Design categories, 5 Portfolio Awards, and 2 of 5 Statewide American Visions Awards (“Best in Show,” across all categories)

    Fifty-one Archmere Academy art students won recognition for their fine art accomplishments in the 2021 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s most prestigious and competitive contest for excellence in fine art. Work is evaluated based on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Gold Key awards represent the top 5% of work entered into each category, Silver Keys represent the top 10%. All Gold Key award winning work now advances to the national level of the competition, where students will be eligible for additional scholarships, exhibition, and publication opportunities.
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  • Three Questions with a Career Professional

    Archmere’s College Counseling Office’s Three Questions with a Career Professional YouTube series explores different career fields with Archmere community members, such as alumni and parents of current students and alumni.  Ms. Catherine Souza, Associate Director of College Counseling & Coordinator of Career Programs, asks each guest to share their education and career history, what a day in their life looks like, and how students interested in their career field could learn more. Additionally, they share the best piece of advice they’ve received throughout their career.
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  • Sanjay Long '21

    Sanjay Long '21 Wins Football Mini Max Award

    Archmere senior Sanjay Long has been named one of forty-one Mini Max high school award winners for Delaware by the Maxwell Football Club. Players were nominated by their coaches and were evaluated based on criteria that includes football performance, academics and community service. One senior from each Delaware football team is represented.
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  • Math Madness Team Named National Champions

    Math Madness is an online, team-based competition event that takes place each fall and spring, enabling students to compete in leagues of weekly competition followed by a nation-wide, single-elimination bracket tournament. This month, Archmere was named the 2020 Division IIB High School Math Madness Championship Team after a fantastic win over Greensboro Day School in North Carolina.
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grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.