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  • Five NA Seniors Make 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinals

    More than 1.5 million juniors across the United States entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, and five from Newark Academy made it to the semifinal round of the prestigious academic competition, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.
     
    Grace Bu ’20, Eric D. Lieberman ’20, Kira Lu ’20, Lori Sun ’20 and Warren R. Sunada-Wong ’20 made the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program semifnal round, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced. The five will get to continue the competition for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.

    According to the NMSC, to become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test.
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  • NA Middle School Teaching Techniques Featured in Psychology Today

    Sixth-grade science teacher Deb Tavares and Middle School Principal Tom Ashburn spoke with clinical psychologist Dr. Adam Price about how they make learning science and English more relevant to today’s adolescents. Read more about Ms. Tavares’ and Mr. Ashburn’s dynamic teaching techniques in Psychology Today.
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  • NA’s Computer Science Club Hosting Capture the Flag

    Newark Academy’s Computer Science Club is hosting an NA Capture the Flag (NACTF) cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students - as well as a faculty competition - with $800 worth of prizes up for grabs. Participants submit hidden strings of text, or “flags,” to score points. The competition is from 6 p.m. on September 17 – 6 p.m. on September 22.
     
    Teams compete to decrypt, hack or reverse engineer challenges in topics like cryptography, forensics and binary exploitation. Participants submit hidden strings of text, or “flags,” to score points. Designed with challenges to start easy and increase in difficulty so that novices can learn as they progress in the competition, students can form teams with up to five members and sign up for NACTF online for free.
     
    For more information and to register, visit nactf.com
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  • NA’s Cordelia Burn ’21 wins 2019 Club 420 US National Championship in Sailing

    Newark Academy’s Cordelia Burn ’21 won the 2019 Club 420 US National Championship in sailing, held July 22-24 in Newport, RI. Along with her teammate Sarah Moeder, Cordelia dominated the 157-boat fleet, posting seven first place and one second-place finish en route to an 11-point win over the 2019 North American Champions.
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  • NA Celebrates 246th Convocation

    On September 4, 2019, current and new Newark Academy students, faculty, administrators and staff came together for the school’s 246th Convocation. The annual ceremony is a time-honored tradition that celebrates the start of a new academic year also allowing NA to recognize its long-serving faculty. Alumni Jonathan Glynn '69, The Founding Director of Wings Over Haiti, was the keynote speaker, encouraging students to follow their passions.
     
    “If there’s something that you love or you think you love, do your work, let your mind and your abilities go to the area that you’re interested and communicated that with people like your parents now. Let them help you. Get what you need to continue to do your work well, but just remember that life is all about finding opportunities, ” - Jonathan said. 
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  • Three NA Students Accepted into ACDA All-Eastern High School Honor Choir

    Newark Academy’s Ellie Thomas '20, Jessica Zheng '20, and Nikhil Kumra '22 were all accepted into the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) All-Eastern High School Honor Choir.

    Students grades 10-12 auditioned from eastern states from Maine to Maryland. The ACDA Eastern Convention will be held in Rochester, NY from March 4-7, 2020, where students will be treated to spectacular music, sessions, and workshops.
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