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  • Sophomores Michael Pyo and Konrad Czyzewski Named USA Fencing All-Americans

    Sophomores Michael Pyo and Konrad Czyzewski have been named USA Fencing All-Americans. Michael was named to the First Team in Foil, while  Konrad was named to the Second Team for Saber.
     
    "Michael and Konrad's commitment to the independent development of their skills is only overshadowed by the leadership and spirit they provide to their teammates,” coach Dan Bailey-Yavonditte. “These two exemplify what it means to be part of the NA fencing program and the NA community at large."

    Konrad finished the fencing season with a record of 23-2, and Michael finished the season 19-3. Both players scored 3-0, helping NA to clinch the Boys Fencing New Jersey Interscholastic Fencing Association (NJIFA) Team Tournament Title for the first time, after winning the District 3 and Prep B Championships. Both had been previously named to All-State Teams.
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  • Kaitlyn Chee '23 Publishes Cookbook, Donates Proceeds

    While sheltering in place, Newark Academy freshman Kaitlyn Chee published her first cookbook, "Easy Eatings—The Book for Kids Whose Parents Don't Cook," which was recently released! All profits will be donated to the charity, "Save the Children", which is providing food to children amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The book is available on Amazon here.
    “Each chapter is based around a country and is compiled of simple recipes, as well as stories of my travels around the world,” Kaitlyn said. “Due to the current pandemic, many of us have had more time on our hands and have brought up a new hobby of cooking.” NA’s Ethan Chee ’20, Kaitlyn's brother, took the cover photos, while Silvy Zhou ’21 created the beautiful cover design.
     
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  • Newark Academy’s Warren Sunada-Wong ’20 Awarded National Merit Scholarship Committee Scholarship

    After being selected as finalists earlier this academic year, Newark Academy senior Warren Sunada-Wong was among the students chosen as one of the National Merit Scholarship winners nationwide. Each student received a scholarship worth $2,500 from the National Merit Scholarship Committee (NMSC) for their selection.
    Warren was categorized under computer science.
    According to the release from the NMSC, National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
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  • Newark Academy’s Molly Cantillon ’21 and Ivy Xie ’21 Garner Awards at North Jersey Regional Science Fair

    Newark Academy juniors Molly Cantillon and Ivy Xie recently participated in the North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF), and both were recognized with awards.

    Molly, who used long-range radio communication to collect biopotentials from wild rats in an experiment that addressed the paucity of naturalistic stress models by collecting data from wild rats in a diverse environment similar to that of humans. This won her the Naval Science Award, given by the Office of Naval Research, which “awards four individual projects in science and engineering that conduct research in areas of interest to the Navy.”

    Ivy, who did a project to study and to develop accurate machine learning models for the diagnosis of depression using mobile sensor data, won two awards. Ivy garnered the IEEE NJ Section Young Engineer Award, which is “presented to two projects in Engineering, Math, Physics and Biomedical Engineering that demonstrate the use of sound engineering principles,” and the Yale Science and Engineering Awards, which “recognizes two outstanding 11th grade projects in computer science, physics or chemistry. Winners must register through the designated website to receive a formal certificate and a medallion.”
     
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  • Newark Academy Announces 2020 Ad Lumen Awards

    The prestigious Ad Lumen Award is presented annually to seniors who, in the eyes of their peers and of the faculty, best represent the ideals expressed in the Newark Academy mission statement. While the award recipients typically excels in the classroom, what truly distinguishes them is their commitment to enriching the NA community. In often modest yet purposeful ways, these students are the ones who shape and fuel the remarkable achievements of student organizations, sports teams, arts ensembles, and academic classes. They pursue their passions with energy and focus, giving the best of themselves and bringing out the best in others. Congratulations to the Ad Lumen Award recipients from the Class of 2020: Brian Dion, Sophia Ludtke, Ruqaiyyah Lucas-Caldwell, and Warren Sunada-Wong. Honored at the all-school morning meeting, below is what Head of School Don Austin said about each recipient:
     
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  • Newark Academy Art Teachers Have Work in South Orange Performing Arts Center

    Newark Academy Art Department Chair Elaine Brodie and Digital Arts Teacher James Worrell each have two pieces of artwork that will be virtually showcased in South Orange Performing Arts Center's (SOPAC) "Inspiring Minds" exhibition, beginning this week. They join several New Jersey educators in showcasing their mastery of art techniques and highlighting the importance of not only teaching art, but also creating it. Their works can be seen here. James' images feature this past Winter Musical and last year's Spring Dance Concert
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