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  • The Alumni Awards Puts a Bow on Homecoming & Reunion

    The Annual Alumni Awards Reception capped off a day of festivities before Homecoming & Reunion class parties. Former Spanish teacher Señor Luis Gomez was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award.

    While Dr. Norm Schaffler could not make it to introduce Luis as the recipient, his stand-in and fellow former NA Faculty Joe Ball used Norm’s own words from the speech Norm planned to deliver to describe Luis, saying he, “was, as you might expect, an immediate hit with the students.  From the get-go, his lessons were a combination of language and culture.  In the beginning, Luis’ classroom had an adjacent kitchen, so part of the culture was Luis’ cooking Puerto Rican dishes with his students, making Newark Academy probably the only school in New Jersey where Middle Schoolers gained the ‘freshman fifteen’ usually reserved for university students.  His students were always engaged, his classes always lively.”
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  • A Decade of Celebration: Annual Women of NA Luncheon

    For the 10th consecutive year, the Women of NA Luncheon celebrated more than 45 years of coeducation at Newark Academy. The inspiring afternoon hosted nearly 100 people to celebrate NA’s standout women. Along with the three Honorees, the event highlighted a woman from each Reunion year class, dating back to 1978, as Women of Distinction.
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  • Second Alumni of Color Breakfast: A Homecoming & Reunion Success

    The Second Annual Alumni of Color Breakfast kicked off a great day of Homecoming & Reunion festivities. Director of Equity and Inclusion Gardy Guiteau, Head of School Don Austin and Upper School Principal Richard Di Banca, along with six current NA students welcomed back nearly 40 guests to the Eberstadt Room. The current NA students — Joshua Cruz ’19, Sophie Licostie ’19, Sammi Powell ’19, Jordan McCray-Robinson ’21, Lucy Alaeto ’22,  and Taylor Ghee ’23 — intermingled with alumni, as a student sat at each table to discuss three key questions. With alumni from each decade dating back to the 1980’s, they spoke as small tables before discussing what they learned as a group.
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