Have you ever thought about what makes a good student versus a skilled, lifelong learner?


Most schools focus on studying material, completing homework, participating in class; in other words, academic engagement. We expect those who enroll to be academically engaged, good students. Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world. The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

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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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