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Newark Academy offers multiple opportunities to stay informed, including newsletters created specifically for parents and alumni. Twice yearly, NA publishes its award-winning community-wide magazine, LUMEN. Read below for the latest news items and follow Newark Academy on all the major social media platforms.

List of 3 news stories.

  • Anthony Giachin ’17 Named to the 2021 First Team All-Patriot League

    Former Minutemen baseball star Anthony Giachin ’17 was named to the 2021 First Team All-Patriot League for his performance with the Division I Army West Point Black Knights during the 2021 season.
    Giachin, a third baseman, has now earned three First Team All-Patriot League honors during his collegiate career. He capped off the 2021 season with 209 hits, 127 runs and 32 RBIs, closing out his campaign as a Black Knight with a career batting average of .304.
    Giachin’s name is riddled throughout the Army West Point record book. During the 2019 season, Giachin recorded the most multi-hit games in school history with 25 and tied for second in most RBIs in one season with 67.
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  • Alumna Salamishah Tillet ’92 named 2021 Carnegie Fellow

    Salamishah Tillet
    Newark Academy alumna Salamishah Tillet ’92 was named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient for her cultural history project “In Lieu of the Law: ‘Me Too’ and the Politics of Justice.”
    As a recipient, Tillet will receive a $200,000 grant to fund her research. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides philanthropic support for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society. The award is for a period of up to two years and its anticipated result is a book or major study. The criteria prioritize the originality and promise of the research, its potential impact on the field, and the scholar’s plans for communicating the findings to a broad audience.
    About Tillet
    Tillet is the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing, the director of New Arts Justice, and the associate director of the Price Institute at Rutgers University–Newark.
    She penned “In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece and Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination” and in 2020, was awarded the Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for her book-in-progress, “All the Rage: Mississippi Goddam and the World Nina Simone Made.”
    She is also the co-founder of A Long Walk Home, a non-profit that uses art to educate, engage and empower young people to end violence against girls and women.
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  • Boys’ Tennis Captures 14th All-Time Tournament of Champions Title

    The Newark Academy boys’ tennis team concluded its season in dominant fashion, capturing its state-leading 14th all-time Tournament of Champions title. This triumph added to the Minutemen’s list of impressive accolades throughout the 2021 season, including the Non-Public State Championship title, Non-Public North Sectional title, the Essex County Tournament title and the Super Essex Conference title.
    The undefeated Minutemen (25-0) was ranked between No. 1 and No. 3 nationally by Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) throughout the course of the season and held its No. 1 preseason rank in the State of New Jersey.
    “I’m super proud of our entire team,” Senior Captain Sam Goidel told NJ.com. “We’ve worked so hard throughout the season. It’s been a long road and we’ve had a lot of tough matches, but I’m proud of the way we’ve persevered.”

    Goidel has committed to play NCAA Division III tennis at the University of Chicago and teammate Andrew Zabelo will go on to play for the Beavers at California Technical Institute in the fall.

    “It’s great being a part of this team that achieved so much this season,” senior Andrew Zabelo told NJ.com. “We left a legacy.”

    Upon conclusion of the team’s season, the Minutemen also saw success in the NJSIAA state singles and doubles individual tournament.

    The duo of freshman Andrew Kotzen and sophomore Ethan Polen defeated Chatham to claim the NJSIAA state doubles tournament victory.
    “It’s awesome to win, especially as a freshman and a sophomore,” Kotzen told NJ.com. “It’s cool to come out here my first year of high school tennis and win it. The experience was great.”
    In the singles competition, junior Nicolas Kotzen capped off an impressive season with a second place finish in the state.
    The Minutemen are led by Head Coach Lou Scerra and Assistant Coach Rich DiBianca.
    “I would say this group is up there with the best teams we’ve had,” said Scerra to NJ.com. “I’m proud of our guys.”
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