In this year's Scholastic Writing Awards, eight Archmere students earned fourteen awards in six different categories, including: Personal Essay and Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Writing Portfolio, Humor, and the Critical Essay. Junior Sophia Chen earned the nomination for the highly prestigious American Voices Award.
On Saturday, March 4, Archmere’s Science Olympiad team competed at the Delaware State Tournament. With only a team of 20 students, they competed in 19 events throughout the day. Our students medaled in 14 of the events. Competing against 27 schools and 46 teams, Archmere’s team had an outstanding event!
On March 4, the closing night of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, the Cappies program sent over 50 critics from Greater Philadelphia high schools to Archmere to critique the winter musical. They rated the show and wrote reviews - the top two are published on the Philly Inquirer sponsored WordPress page.
Angela Zhang ’26 competed in the Ticket to Broadway Wilmington Regional Competition the weekend of February 24th-26th. Ticket to Broadway is a high-energy, touring dance competition offering Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Angela dances for the American Dance Academy, but registered in Ticket to Broadway with a solo and duet dance.
The Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition took place on February 24 and 25, 2023 at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center (formerly the New Castle County Courthouse). This was the first year back in person at the Courthouse after two years of virtual competition. Archmere Academy competed with Varsity and JV teams in 4 rounds. The Varsity team won 3 rounds, ultimately coming 4th in the state, continuing a long tradition of excellence in the competition. The JV team won 2 rounds, scoring very well in all rounds.
Archmere juniorsCamilo 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.
The Archmere Swim Team competed in the DIAA Swimming & Diving Championship Finals on Saturday, February 25, 2023. 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 twelve team members of the Archmere team competed in the Prelims, at which four members of the boys team and four members of the girls team earned a spot in Finals. Elizabeth Maher ’24 and Kathryn Pyne ’25 qualified for individual events for the girls, along with Annamaria DeCamp ’23 and Aoife McGurk ’25 who competed in the relays. Nate Bustard ’23 and Logan Bustard ’25 both qualified for individual events at Finals, along with Luca Anerino ’26 and Quinn McCormick ’25 who qualified for the relays.
Mrs. Silverman’s Junior Portfolio 2D Design students and AP Studio Art students created original works of art for inclusion in the 2023 12x12 Youth Art Exhibition, held at the Delaware Art Museum. The 12x12 Youth Art Exhibition showcases art by young artists during National Youth Art Month. The exhibition engages local schools, organizations, community centers, and education networks, and invites young artists ages 13 to 18 to bring one two - dimensional work of art. The art must be no larger than 12 inches in height or width.
"Archmere turned defense into offense over and over in the first half, opening up a lead at Concord, and the Auks closed out the regular season with a 49-31 win over the Raiders on February 21." The last regular season game for the boys basketball team was on the road, and they made sure it was a win.
Twelve swimmers on the Archmere swim team qualified for the DIAA State Championship Meet, held Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25. Girls prelims will take place on Wednesday, February 22 at University of Delaware Carpenter Sports Building with the boys prelims on Thursday, February 23. Finals are slated for Saturday, February 25.
On February 9, the Archmere wrestling team defeated Wilmington Friends 48-28 on the road. After facing an early deficit in the first 5 matches (trailing 22-6), the team was able to take the lead and secure the victory with 6 consecutive wins by fall.
On Thursday, February 16 the Archmere girls basketball team traveled to Conrad to take on the Red Wolves on the road. At stake: the conference title. The Auks led, 11-6, with three minutes to go in the first quarter. The Red Wolves scored 10 of the next 13 points, taking a 16-14 lead until senior Ally Lengkeek got that three right back, sparking a big run that carried them to a 50-34 victory and the Diamond State Athletic Conference championship.
Archmere announced this week a new Head Coach for the Boys Soccer Team, Joe Manlove. Joe has spent the last 20 years coaching soccer in Delaware in various forms, including high school, club, and ODP teams. After 10 years as a member of the Archmere Boys Soccer staff from 2003-2011, Joe made the move to A.I. du Pont to take over as Head Coach. After 10 seasons at the helm of A.I., he made a move from Head Coach at A.I. to Varsity Assistant Coach at Salesianum.
Archmere seniors Rui (Leo) Chang, Alexander Chen, Natalie Gildea, Clare O’Dwyer, and Richard (Richie) Smith have met all requirements to advance to the Finalist standing of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) after being named Semifinalists in September 2022. 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 7,250 Merit Scholarship award winners from the group of nearly 16,000 will be decided in March.
Helena Raskob Arts Institute member Daniel Qi ’26 has been named winner of the Betsey L. Kent Youth 2022 High School Division Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Newark Symphony Orchestra. Daniel, a violinist, will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor with the orchestra under the direction of Stephen Czarkowski. The concert takes place at 3:00 PM on March 5, 2023, at the Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Rd, in Newark, Delaware. Tickets are available in advance at www.newarksymphony.org. Daniel serves as first violinist for the Helena Raskob Arts Institute String Ensemble, and is a student of Charles Parker.
Archmere senior Helen Qi was chosen as one of three "Best In Show" award recipients by the Delaware Art Education Association (DAEA). Each year, the Executive Board of DAEA convenes at the Delaware State University's Arts Center Gallery in Dover, Delaware to choose the three "Best of Show" pieces from among the Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key winners on view in the exhibition.
On Thursday, February 9, the boys basketball team competed in an exciting battle against Wilmington Friends at home in the Moglia Fieldhouse. Defense ran strong all night, as evidenced by the score after the first quarter: 4-2. By halftime the Auks were up 15-5, but after that the game went back and forth until the last few seconds, with the Auks coming away with a 35-33 victory.
Last night the Archmere girls basketball team battled against DMA for sole possession of first place in the Diamond State Conference. Clutch plays down the stretch from seniors Sarah Denning and Ally Lengkeek helped the Auks to a 48-40 win over the Seahawks to remain perfect (6-0) in Diamond State Athletic Conference play.
During each Catholic Schools week since 2017, Archmere Academy presents the Carl S. Campion Service Award to a member of the Archmere community in recognition of their dedicated service with consistent, selfless giving for the school community, and a commitment to the many facets of Archmere life. Character, dedication, integrity, and humility have defined the lifelong service of Mr. Campion and this year's recipient, Mr. Brian Manelski, has similarly left his indelible mark on the Archmere community.
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.
The 2022-23 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, and the site of the highest place finishes in school history for both Archmere teams. After an incredibly successful season, the girls ended the indoor track season with a 5th place finish, the best finish in program history. The boys ended the indoor track season in 11th place, also the highest in program history.
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.
Angela Zhang ’26 was awarded individual and group honors at the Artists Simply Human (ASH) dance convention, held this past weekend in Philadelphia. Angela dances for the American Dance Academy. Dancers and programs from all over the area performed for the industry’s top choreographers, dancers and teachers from the commercial, concert and university worlds. The American Dance Academy received the Studio of Excellence award the same weekend.
After successfully competing in big races at the Armory in New York, the Archmere winter track team participated in their last meet of the duel season at Tower Hill this past weekend. Once again, the team put up multiple personal bests and smashed a few school records. They will compete in the DIAA State Championship Meet on February 4th at the Prince Geo Sports Complex in Maryland.
Archmere senior Kieran Udovich has been named winner of the 2022 Michael DeLucia Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a senior football player from a Delaware Catholic high school. The award is presented to a player who has exemplified outstanding performance, attitude and character on and off the field. This was the first time since 2017 that the honor has been awarded to multiple players; Eric O'Neill of St. Elizabeth High School also received the award. The DeLucia Award was presented to both players in the Patio library on Friday, January 27th. Kieran follows in the footsteps of his father, Patrick Sr., uncle, Mike Udovich, and brothers, Patrick Jr. and Conor, as winners of the award for Archmere.
On January 20, the Archmere girls basketball team took on a tough Saint Elizabeth's, claiming victory for the first time in over 10 years. Lucy Oliver '24 led all scorers with 27 points, and Bridget Malloy '26 showed up big time in her first year as an Auk. The Auks defeated the Vikings 45-39, leaving themselves and Delaware Military Academy as the last two unbeaten teams in the Diamond State Athletic Conference.
The Archmere Academy Drama Club is proud to present its Winter Musical, the classic, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka". This nostalgic musical was originally a movie starring Gene Wilder and later rebooted starring Johnny Depp. The classic songs "Pure Imagination", "Candyman", "Golden Ticket", "I Want it Now!", and of course the Oompa-Loompa songs are all part of a fun night of theater.
Delaware Soprano Maile Gutsche is a Division Winner in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition
Maile Gutsche, a resident of Arden, will compete as a National Finalist in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition. Gutsche, the daughter of Oliver and Annie Gutsche, earned this opportunity after winning the Eastern Division of the Senior Voice Competition. A senior at Archmere Academy, Gutsche has been studying voice for 4 years and is currently a student of Mary Ellen Schauber.
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.
On January 9, the Archmere swim team competed against Delaware Military Academy at the Charter High School pool. The girls defeated DMA by 4 points to improve their record to 3-0, their best start since 2016-17.
Last weekend, the Archmere indoor track team once again traveled to the New Balance Track and Field in New York to participate in the 28th Annual US Air Force Hispanic Games at the Armory. Held over two days, teams from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland competed against the country's top high school track and field athletes at the world's premier indoor track and field facility.
Over Christmas break, the Archmere girls basketball team won the Hope Bracket at the Viking Invitational. The tournament, hosted by Saint Elizabeth's High School, welcomed twelve women's basketball teams and eight men's teams to their gym from December 28th through December 30th. Founded in 2020, the Viking Invitational Foundation made it their mission to bring a very competitive tournament to the St. E Center over the holidays that raises awareness and funds for the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware, which was founded by Archmere parent Denni Ferrara.
On January 3 at Brandywine, the Archmere men's basketball team took home a victory, but it was a 42-40 nailbiter that came down to the final seconds. From the first quarter, the game went back and forth. The Auks trailed, 10-7, late in the first quarter when Matt McCarthy '24 drained a long three-point attempt to tie it up. Before the first quarter ended, Matt Malloy '24 and McCarthy added threes, giving the Auks a 16-10 lead heading into the second. The long-distance accuracy continued and Archmere’s advantage grew to 25-10, but that point cushion came to end by halftime as the Bulldogs scored the final six points and trailed by just one, 26-25, at the break.
Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2022 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Delaware last week. Archmere senior Chris Albero has been named one of forty-four Mini Max high school award winners for Delaware by the Maxwell Football Club. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2022 season and were evaluated based on criteria that includes: football performance, academics, and community service.