List of 6 news stories.

  • Newark Academy Federal Reserve Challenge Team Wins Bracket, Named Group Champion

    The Newark Academy Federal Reserve Challenge team participated remotely in the preliminary round of this year's High School Federal Reserve Challenge, organized by the Federal Reserve Challenge Bank of New York on Wednesday, March 12, winning their bracket and named a group champion. The team members were seniors Eric Lieberman, Sophia Chen and Andrew Pulver, and juniors Emily Tang and Spencer Loh. During their 30-minute presentation, students discussed what action they would take if they were members of the Federal Open Market Committee (a crucial part of the Federal Reserve System responsible for setting monetary policy) in the current economy, and then took questions from a Fed monetary policy expert. This required the students to present, analyze and evaluate economic data before explaining their policy recommendations.
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  • Lily Sternlieb ’24 Earns Scholastic National Gold Medalist

    Newark Academy eighth-grader Lily Sternlieb recently earned a Scholastic National Gold Medalist award for her piece of writing, We Write the Words we Cannot Say. An active member of Dr. LaPadula’s English class, Lily also works with Dr. LaPadula on the Middle School Lit Magazine.
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  • Five Newark Academy Musicians Make Region Jazz

    Five Newark Academy musicians earned top placements from the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE). Kayin Davis ’23 (drums) and Jacob Tolentino ’24 (trumpet) both came in first for the junior band, while Ethan Lee ’22 (tenor saxophone) came in first place for the high school band. Shivan Kundra ’23 and Ben Chaddha ’21 also made the high school band on trumpet.
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  • Newark Academy Fencers Konrad Czyzewski ’22, Michael Pyo ’22 Named to All-State Teams

    After leading Newark Academy to the Boys Fencing New Jersey Interscholastic Fencing Association (NJIFA) Team Tournament Title for the first time, sophomores Konrad Czyzewski and Michael Pyo have been named to the NJIFA All-State Team. Konrad was named to the Second Team for Sabre, while Michael was named to the Third Team for Foil. Konrad was also named to’s All-State Boys Fencing Third Team for Sabre.
    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 State Title.
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  • Newark Academy’s Cameron Wright ’23 Advances to the Vex Robotics VRC World Championship.

    Newark Academy freshman Cameron Wright recently competed in the Vex Robotics New Jersey VRC State Championship, where he and his partners received the Excellence Award. Cameron's team now qualifies to compete in the Vex Robotics World Championship which will take place on April 22-25 in Louisville, KY. The Excellence Award is an all-around award for innovative design, teamwork challenge competition, autonomous robot programming, the maintenance of an excellent engineering notebook, and live interviews with the judges.
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  • Chameleon and NA Big Band Advance to New Jersey Association for Jazz Education State Finals

    Newark Academy’s nationally renowned jazz band, Chameleon, will go for its 11th straight New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) State Title on April 25 at 5:00 p.m. at J.P. Stevens High School. Chameleon qualified for the NJAJE State Finals by receiving a gold rating in the preliminaries. The band also received an outstanding saxophone and rhythm section award, as well as the top sight-reading award. Michael Wang ’20 and Luca Moretti ’20 received soloist awards, while Yasmeena Sharif ’23, Vikram Bala ’20 and Ben Chaddha ’21 received honorable mentions as soloist.
    The NA Big Band, the Academy's junior band, qualified for the NJAJE State Finals as well, receiving a silver rating in the preliminaries. NA Big Band also received a gold rating for sight-reading, which was the first for the ensemble. Last year, NA Big Band came in third place in the state finals, making it the first time that the group has gotten into a top-three position. The NA Big Band has received strong leadership from Noah Chirnomas ’22, Ryan Kim ’22, Eli Song ’20 and Akshay Bhandari, according to long-time, Newark Academy Jazz Director Julius Tolentino.
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