2019

  • May

    NA Middle School Swimming Team Raised $5,700 for Charity

    The Middle School swim team raised just over $5,700 this past season during NA’s fifth annual swim-a-thon. The team donated $4,000 to the West Essex YMCA to help with their free one-week Safety Around Water classes and used the rest of the money to donate more than 400 pairs of goggles and caps to the Recreation Department in Newark.
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  • Middle School Play, Agatha Rex, May 9 and 10

    This year, the Newark Academy Middle School will be staging Agatha Rex, an adaptation of AntigoneAgatha is a girl who stands up for her beliefs, regardless of the consequences. As student council president at Thebes High, she vigorously defends a student who is unfairly punished. Based on her actions, she could be expelled and lose an important scholarship. Set in a modern-day high school, the play translates the original Greek chorus into a fantastic ensemble opportunity. Admission is free.
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  • April

    NA’s Victoria Pevzner ’24 Wins Gold in Fencing at the North American Cup Tournament

    Newark Academy’s Victoria Pevzner ’24 won the gold medal in fencing for girl’s foil, 12 and under, at the North American Cup Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio last month. Check out the video of her final bout here.
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  • Newark Academy CIA Program Continues to Go Strong

    Six Newark Academy seniors continued a new NA tradition recently as they immersed themselves in Middle School classes through the Classroom Internship Association (CIA). The brainchild of Dan Eatroff's '12 2012 June Term project to strengthen ties between Middle School and Upper School students for the Leadership in the 21st Century course, CIA has had a positive impact on the NA community for nearly a decade. 

    CIA agents, as the interns are called, have ample opportunities to hone their leadership, communication and problem-solving skills, while directly giving back to the NA community and dedicating their time to connect with Middle School students.
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  • March

    Cameron ’23 and Declan ’25 Wright Win Teamwork Challenge at NJ Vex IQ Robotics State Championship

    The Wright brothers, Cameron ’23 and Declan ’25, won the Teamwork Challenge at the New Jersey Vex IQ Robotics State Championship. They broke an NJ state record and also received the "Build" award for innovative design. As a result, they have qualified for the World Championship in April as the two-person team Tropical Spider.
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  • Fencer Sobia Sammah Reid ’23 Wins Silver at the North America Cup

    Sobia Sammah Reid ’23 won silver in Division 3 Women's Epee at the North America Cup in Cleveland, OH on March 4, 2019. One of eight tournaments hosted by USA Fencing each season, the event features young fencers. After a nearly seven-hour fencing event, Sobia took the final to overtime after nine minutes and a 10-10 tie. 
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  • NA’s Isabela McNeilly-Anta ’23 and Lily Sternlieb ’24 Win Scholastic Writing Awards

    Newark Academy’s Isabela McNeilly-Anta ’23 and Lily Sternlieb ’24 won Scholastic Writing Awards for 7th and 8th graders in New Jersey on March 5, 2019.  Isabela won Honorable Mention for Personal Essay and Lily won Honorable Mention for Poetry and Three Silver Keys for Flash Fiction, Poetry & Short Story.
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  • Vihaan Jetley ’25 Qualifies for New Jersey State GeoBee

    After winning the school Bee, sixth grader Vihaan Jetley will represent Newark Academy’s Middle School in the National Geographic New Jersey State GeoBee on March 29, 2019 at Rowan University in Glassboro. Students will be competing for a top prize of $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. for the National Championship.
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