Archmere Physicians’ Society

We are proud to introduce the Archmere Physicians’ Society. Formed in 2017, the primary focus of the society is to create a resource for Archmere students and young alumni interested in pursuing a career in the field of medicine. Members will also have the opportunity to build and foster relationships with fellow physicians associated with Archmere Academy.

As a thank you, we invite Society members to join us for our inaugural reception on Tuesday June 13, 2017 in The Patio at Archmere Academy.  Our featured speaker will be Dr. Louis Bartoshesky ’62.

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  • Noah Niumataiwalu '16

    Noah Niumataiwalu '16 Named to Rugby "Dream Team"

    2016 Archmere graduate and current St. Joseph's University student athlete Noah Niumataiwalu was recently named to the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship "Dream Team" by Rugby Today. The list includes "exceptional players that shined on the pitch" while competing at the USA Sevens Rugby Collegiate Rugby Championship. The Championship was held June 1st and 2nd at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. 

    While he was at Archmere, Noah was a member of the Auks Rugby team that claimed not only a state and regional title, but then went on to win the National Championship. Out of about 480 athletes on 40 teams in the men’s and women’s 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship, Noah was one of 12 men picked for the Rugby Today "Dream Team".
  • Noah Niumataiwalu '16 and Mark Dombroski '17

    St. Joe's Rugby Team Honors Mark Dombroski '17 at Tournament; Noah Niumataiwalu '16 Named MVP

    On April 23rd, the Saint Joseph's Rugby team traveled to Santa Clara University in California to compete in the 2018 Jesuit Cup 7’s Championship. The team played for two days, winning the tournament after a Championship match over Notre Dame University and taking home the "Pope Francis Cup". In their first big tournament since the passing of their teammate and Archmere graduate Mark Dombroski '17, St. Joe's made time to honor Mark throughout the weekend, including a bagpipe tribute during a pre-tournament ceremony and a prayer with Notre Dame in remembrance of Mark out at midfield after the Championship match. Mark's teammate since his days at Archmere, Noah Niumataiwalu '16, was named MVP of the tournament.

    As stated on the Hawk Rugby website, "It certainly was an emotional weekend for the Hawks as their fallen teammate Mark Dombroski (’21) weighed heavily on the team’s mind and the players credited their inspired performance to Mark. The tournament organizers named the MVP trophy in Mark’s honor which is known as the Jesuit Cup 7’s “Mark Lee Dombroski Most Outstanding Player” Award. It was only fitting that Noah Niumataiwalu, Mark’s high school and college teammate, would be the first recipient of the award after a fantastic performance for the Hawks all weekend." 


  • The Passing of Mark Dombroski ’17

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the loss of a dear friend and recent graduate, Mark Dombroski ’17. Mark died while on a rugby tour in Bermuda with St. Joseph’s University. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Dombroski family along with Mark’s friends and classmates. The circumstances of Mark’s death are still under investigation by the authorities.
     
    The school community gathered in prayer Monday afternoon in the Oratory and again for a Memorial Mass Tuesday morning. During the Mass, we sang If I Could Just Sit With You Awhile by Martin Doman:
     
    Lord I need you now more than I know how
    So I humbly bow hidden in You.
     
    If I could just sit with You awhile
    If you could just hold me
    Nothing could touch me,
    Though I’m wounded, though I die
    If I could just sit with you awhile
    I need you to hold me
    Moment by moment til forever passes by.
     
    As more details emerge, we will inform the Archmere community about services. During this difficult time, we ask for your understanding and that you respect the privacy of Mark’s family and friends.
     
    Please keep the Dombroski family in your prayers.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Dainesi, Dr. Pamela Demnicki, Dr. Patricia Moore and Dr. John Witherell '86

    College Counseling Presents 'Why Health Science?' Program with Help of Parents and Alumni

    On the evening of March 15th, as a part of their Admission and Career programming series, Archmere's College Counseling department offered a ‘Why Health Science?’ program. The evening included an Admission Panel, Doctor’s Panel, and an Allied Health Panel. Over 100 people attended, including numerous future students from the class of 2022. The Admission Panel had representatives from the University of Delaware, Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine, Widener University and Drexel University. The Doctor's Panel included Archmere parents and one alum. Dr. Elizabeth Dainesi, Dr. Pamela Demnicki, Dr. Patricia Moore and Dr. John Witherell '86 helped to assist students in gaining a better understanding of careers in numerous health science fields, learn about the best high school preparation for college programs, and provide students the ability to express why they may want to pursue a career in a health care field. 

    The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has asked Archmere's Director of College Counseling, Mr. Chris Boehm, to present several educational sessions to Jefferson County Counselors in Louisville, KY. Our Associate Director of College Counseling, Ms. Catherine Souza, along with Mr. Boehm, will be presenting sessions at the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC) annual conference this April in Dover. Also in April, Ms. Souza is coordinating the Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counseling’s (PACAC) annual Main Line Workshops and Mr. Boehm is coordinating PACAC’s Career Colloquium; both programs are in Valley Forge.  
  • Archmere Students and Alumna Caroline Quinn '17 Place High at Voice Competition

    Archmere students Danielle Cuoco '18, Bella Abbrescia '19, Matthew Witterholt '19, and Sophia Liston '20, and Archmere alumna Caroline Quinn ’17 attended the Eastern Regional Conference and Student Auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing at West Chester University, March 9-11.

    Two hundred collegiate and independent studio singers participated in the auditions. Matthew Witterholt '19 placed first in singing classical music for senior high school men, and Bella Abbrescia '19 was a semi-finalist for classical senior high school women. Archmere music medalist Caroline Quinn ’17 placed first in college freshmen music theater and second for classical singing. All three qualify for the national round of student auditions to be held at the NATS national convention in Las Vegas this June. 

    The students attended classes to learn about Broadway singing, the Alexander Technique, Schubert style in singing, using a healthy speaking voice, and Korean art song. The National Association of Teachers of Singing celebrates the art of singing through a series of competitions and programs that are designed to showcase the talented singers and performers who are soon to be rising stars in the profession. Events are held annually or biennially, many in conjunction with the NATS National Conference.
     
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