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  • Alumni Reconnect at Minuteman Golf Outing and Tennis Invitational

    Newark Academy alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends came together for a fun-filled day of golf and tennis at the annual Minuteman Golf and Tennis Invitational at the Mountain Ridge Country Club on Thursday, May 12.

    “I had a great experience at Newark Academy, and we wanted to start getting more involved as we plan for both of our daughters to go there in the future, so we wanted to reconnect with alumni, faculty and staff,” says alumna and incoming NA parent Liz Nachtome ’97.

    Throughout the day, pairs competed together in doubles tennis and enjoyed time on the links – aiming to win a free car on the hole-in-one shot and trying to beat alumnus and professional golfer Sam Goldenring ’16 on hole 16 for extra raffle tickets.

    “It’s been great,” says Sam. “Since I graduated, I haven’t really been back to campus properly, but I’ve stayed close with [other NA families]. Now that I’m done with college and back in the area more often, it’s nice to get back to my NA roots.”

    For the Garrod’s – three generations of Newark Academy graduates – the golf outing is a family affair that keeps them close together and bonded through their shared ties to NA. View more photos from the event here.

    The next signature NA event, and biggest NA alumni event of the year, is Reunion. Join us as we celebrate years ending in 0, 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7. Register here.
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  • Salamishah Tillet ’92 Earns 2022 Pulitzer Prize

    Newark Academy alumna Salamishah Tillet ’92 was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture. Salamishah, who is a contributing critic at large for the Times, earned the accolade – the nation’s highest in journalism – for “learned and stylish writing about Black stories in art and popular culture – work that successfully bridges academic and nonacademic critical discourse,” the organization announced.

    Salamishah is the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies & Creative Writing at Rutgers-Newark and the director of Express Newark, a center for socially engaged art and design that brings the community together. She is also co-founder of A Long Walk Home, a non-profit organization that empowers young people to end violence against girls and women.

    In 2017, Salamishah was part of Newark Academy’s Women of Distinction. She will also be awarded the 2022 Newark Academy Alumni Achievement Award during our Alumni Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 4.
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  • Chameleon Garners Essentially Ellington Accolades

    Newark Academy’s jazz band, Chameleon, earned several accolades at the 27th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival from May 5-7 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Competing among the top 15 jazz bands in the country, Newark Academy received the Outstanding Rhythm Section and Outstanding Trumpet Section awards.

    Several students were also individually recognized for their performances:

    Outstanding Drums
    Ben Schwartz ’24

    Outstanding Alto Saxophone
    Noah Chirnomas ’22

    Outstanding Tenor Saxophone
    Ethan Lee ’22

    Honorable Mention Piano
    Marshall Graves ’23

    Outstanding Piano
    Ben Collins-Siegel ’25

    Outstanding Trumpet
    Sid Chalasani ’22

    Outstanding Bass
    Ben Collins-Siegel ’25

    This was Newark Academy’s sixth appearance as a finalist at Essentially Ellington, chosen by a panel of judges comprised of distinguished jazz musicians and historians. Through Essentially Ellington, students were immersed in mentoring, jam sessions and workshops, culminating into the competition. For more information about NA’s jazz program, visit https://www.newarka.edu/arts/instrumental-music
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