2019

  • May

    NA Boys’ Tennis Wins Non-Public B State Title

    Newark Academy boys’ tennis won the Non-Public B State Championship, defeating Pingry 5-0 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ. The win is the ninth straight Non-Public B State Title and 26th in 28 years for NA. Read more about the Minutemen’s amazing title run at NJ.com.
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  • NA’s Classical Musicians Host Evening of Chamber Music

    Come celebrate great music with for an Evening of Chamber Music and hear Newark Academy’s classical musicians will play solos and chamber music on May 30 in the Middle School Common Room at 7:00 p.m. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Borodin, Dont, Sarasate, Gliere, Ibert, and Hovhaness compositions will be featured in this final concert of the year. Admission is free.
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  • Sam Goldenring ’16 Medals at NCAA Championship

    Newark Academy alum and standout golfer Sam Goldenring ’16 finished first at the NCAA Division III Golf Championships. Sam, a junior at Williams College, was an All-State selection while at NA. Read more about the 2019 Medalist.
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  • Alex Kotzen ’19 Wins Essex County Title

    Newark Academy’s Alex Kotzen ‘19 defeated Leo Kupferman of Montclair 6-2, 6-0 in the Essex County Tournament (ECT) singles final at Livingston High on May 18, 2019. Thomas Ito ’18 was the last Minuteman to win the ECT singles crown in 2017, and Chris Paradis ’16 won it in 2016. This is Alex's first ECT title. He was injured the past two years and he played second singles as a freshman in 2016.
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  • NA Boys’ Golf wins the Non-Public B State Title

    The Newark Academy golf team won the Non-Public B State Championship with a score of 335, 14 strokes better than Montclair Kimberly Academy. It’s the first state championship in boys’ golf since 2011.
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  • NA Boys’ Tennis Wins 9th Straight Sectional Title

    The Newark Academy varsity boys’ tennis team won the Non-Public B Sectional Championship for the ninth year in a row, defeating Dwight Englewood 5-0.
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  • NA Concert Choir Preforms at NJPAC

    Newark Academy’s Concert Choir was be joined four local high school choirs, the Newark Boys Chorus, three professional soloists, and the New Jersey Youth Symphony 100-piece orchestra in the full performance of Carl Orff's, Carmina Burana on May 19 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The performance was conducted by Maestra Helen Cha-Pyo (mother of Michael Pyo '22 and Christopher Pyo '17). She is the Artistic Director of the NJ Youth Symphony.

    “Not only was this a shared experience for our NA singers, but for ALL of the students involved,” NA Choral Director Viraj Lal said. “It's not often that you get to be part of something greater and larger than yourself. That is the gift of Choral Singing.”
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  • 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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  • Sam Keller ’19 Honored with Scholar Athlete Award

    Every year the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSAA) asks all of its member schools to select a single student to receive a scholar athlete award. This year, Newark Academy selected three-sport athlete Sam Keller ’19. The senior was on the Newark Academy varsity soccer, basketball and softball teams, as well as was a 1,000 point scorer in basketball and recorded 100 hits in softball.
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  • NA’s Nate Drogin ’22 Wins Prep B Individual Title

    Newark Academy freshman Nate Drogin won the Prep B Individual Title with a score of 72 on May 16, 2019. The accomplishment comes on the heels of Nate winning the Essex County Tournament Individual Title and helping the boys’ golf team win the North Jersey Non-Public B Title.
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  • NA’s Jamie Paradis’ ’20 Poem Selected for Publication

    A poem by Jamie Paradis ’20 titled “You Used to Make Me Breakfast” was selected by judges of Susquehanna University’s 37th Annual High School Writing Contest for publication in the Fall 2019 Vol. 37 edition of the Apprentice Writer. The publication will appear both in print and online.
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  • Boys’ Golf Team Wins Sectionals

    Newark Academy boy’s golf team earned a spot in the Tournament of Champions (TOC) after winning the North Jersey Non-Public B title with a score of 325, edging Montclair Kimberly Academy by four strokes. The Minutemen have the Prep B Championship on May 15 before the TOC on May 20 at Hopewell Valley Golf Club. The sectional title is the Minuteman’s eighth time overall and first time since 2010.
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  • Newark Academy Girls Who Code Chapter Approved

    Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization aiming to support and increase the number of women in computer science and provides a unique computer science curriculum, coding activities and more, has approved a Newark Academy Girls Who Code Club. The organization, which is working to close the gender employment difference in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks, will have an NA Girls Who Code Chapter starting in the 2019-20 school year. Girls Who Code was founded by NA’s 2019 Commencement speaker Reshma Saujani.
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  • Newark Academy Golf Coach Officiating PGA Championship

    When Tiger Woods and the rest of the PGA Tour tee off for the PGA Championship May 16-19, Newark Academy Golf Coach and PGA Golf Pro Robin Curtis will be officiating the Major event.
     
    In her fourth year on the PGA of America Rules Committee, she is assigned two to five assignments each year depending on her work schedule, with about 13-16 events a year to choose from, ranging from the collegiate level up to the Ryder Cup and PGA Championship.
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  • Chameleon Garners Awards at Essentially Ellington

    Newark Academy’s renowned jazz band Chameleon was once again selected as one of the top 15 jazz bands in the nation to play at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band and Competition, which was May 9-11 in New York City. The band won a section award for outstanding rhythm section and honorable mention for piano. Vikram Bala ’20 won an award for Outstanding Bass and Michael Wang ’20 won for Outstanding Alto Sax, while Alan Lin ’19 received Honorable Mention on Clarinet and Samantha Powell ’19 received Honorable Mention for Vocals. 

    See Chameleon perform “Stablemates” at the 2019 competition here: https://youtu.be/bVsoEzEK7OU
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  • NA Girls’ Track and Field Team Wins Super Essex Conference

    Newark Academy girls’ track and field team won the Super Essex Conference on May 10, 2019. Together, they scored 145.5 points, besting Malcom X Shabazz High School (131), Cedar Grove (53), Glen Ridge (43), University (19), Technology (16), Immaculate Conception Montclair (15), St. Vincent Academy (12.5) and Weequahic (10). 
     
    “It was an exciting day,” Coach Tim McCall said. “Like the boys victory last Monday, we were propelled by both a few athletes who scored first or second in several events and many more girls who stepped up and scored in third through sixth places.”
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  • NA Concert Choir Preforming at NJPAC

    Newark Academy’s Concert Choir will be joining four other local high school choirs, the Newark Boys Chorus, 3 professional soloists, and the New Jersey Youth Symphony 100-piece orchestra in the full performance of Carl Orff's, Carmina Burana on May 19 at NJPAC at 3pm. This performance will be conducted by Maestra Helen Cha-Pyo (mother of Michael Pyo '22 and Christopher Pyo '17). She is the Artistic Director of the NJ Youth Symphony.
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  • NA names Scott Rowling Girls’ Soccer Head Coach

    Newark Academy Athletics is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Rowling as the next head coach of the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Program at Newark Academy. Previously the head coach at the Tilton School in New Hampshire, as well as several other New York schools, Coach Rowling brings to Newark Academy an established track record of successfully preparing girls’ teams to play championship-caliber soccer.
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  • NA Spring Dance Concert: “Feels Like Home”

    The Newark Academy Arts Departments invites you to join us on May 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Rose Auditorium for a joyous dance concert featuring all dance classes, as well as Advanced/IB student-choreographed pieces. The show is family friendly and features a variety of music and dance genres including classical ballet, contemporary, tap, and jazz. Admission is free. For more information, contact Yvette Luxenberg at yluxenberg@newarka.edu.
     
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  • NA Adds Two 100 Goal Scorers in Boys’ Lacrosse

    Newark Academy added two 100 goal scorers to the career goals list in seniors Will Mulligan and Jack Snyder. Will notched goal 100 in a 15-8 win vs. Blair on May 4, 2019, two days after Jack Snyder reached the milestone in a 18-3 win over Nutley on May 6, 2019. The pair became the seventh and eighth 100 goal scorers in Newark Academy boy’s lacrosse, joining, Scott Redmond ’09 (163), Tommy Damiano ’09 (136), Brandon Rothman ’12 (130), Mike Acierno ‘08 (120), Brandon Dempsey ’15 (108) and Riley Kolek ’15 (107).
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  • NA Boy’s Track and Field Wins Prep B

    Newark Academy boys’ track and field won the Prep B Championship for the sixth-straight year, taking the title on May 6, 2019 while hosting the Prep B Track and Field Championships at Newark Academy’s campus.
     
    “Track and field frequently is a sport that loves its all-stars,” coach Tim McCall said. “You have one or two really talented athletes and they can earn a lion's share of the points. While we had few athletes take firsts and seconds, the vast majority of our points came from boys who stepped up and scored in the back-half of the field: many 4ths, 5ths, and 6th place finishes helped shore up the larger point shares we earned from a few athletes. As a result, this victory genuinely was a full-team victory.”
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  • Nate Drogin ’22 Places First, NA Second in ECT Tournament

    Freshman Nate Drogin was the County Medalist with a first-place finish and a low score of 72 to help lead Newark Academy to a second-place finish at the Essex County Tournament in golf at Byrne Golf Course in West Orange. Millburn High School won the match, while senior Antoine Chouraqui ’19 tied for the second-best individual score with a 73.
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  • Newark Academy’s Nominations for Paper Mill Playhouse 24th Rising Star Awards

    Newark Academy received two nominations for the Paper Mill Playhouse 24th Rising Star Awards, a prestigious competition for outstanding work in high school theatre in New Jersey. NA received a nomination for Orchestra, while Zach Kessel ’19 received one for outstanding performance by a leading actor in a musical.
     
    The 2019 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Tuesday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m., featuring presenters from Broadway and beyond. The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and online through Paper Mill Playhouse video partner, Hometown Television (HTTV), of Summit, New Jersey.
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  • NA Ends First Half of China Exchange

    Newark Academy bid a fond farewell to the exchange students and faculty the Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) in China who lived with Newark Academy families for two weeks. During their stay, the Chinese students attended classes, toured New York City, cooked a traditional American Thanksgiving feast, visited Grounds for Sculpture in the Garden State, and immersed themselves in American life with their NA host families.
     
    Later this spring, Ms. McNeilly-Anta ’93, Mr. Chang and a group of NA students will travel to Beijing where they will be surrounded by the language and culture of China. NA students will not only practice their Mandarin, but they will also immerse themselves in the everyday living of teenage Beijingers.  
     
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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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  • Unnathy Nellutla ’19 Accepted to Iowa Young Writers’ Studio

    Senior Unnathy Nellutla was accepted to the 2019 Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, a highly selective two-week summer residential program that gives promising young creative writers the opportunity to share their writing with teachers and peers, receive constructive critique, participate in writing exercises and activities, and attend readings and literary events. Previous Newark Academy participants include Ezra Lebovitz ’18, Betsy Zaubler ’17, Elizabeth Merrigan ’16 and Flannery James ’14. Earlier this year Unnathy was nominated by Scholastic Art & Writing Award judges as one of five nominees from the the state of New Jersey for a Scholastic American Voices Medal. She is looking forward to attending the workshop in Iowa this summer.
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  • NA’s Sophia Ludtke ’20 Attends Young Environmentalists Meeting with Austrian President

    Newark Academy junior Sophia Ludtke recently took some time out of the school day to join a group of young environmentalists for a meeting at the Climate Museum in New York City to meet with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen who is a former member of the Green Party.
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  • April

    Michael Pyo ’22 and Jessica Zheng ’20 Accepted into All State-Mixed Chorus

    Newark Academy freshman Michael Pyo and junior Jessica Zheng were accepted into the prestigious All-State Mixed Chorus. They will begin rehearsals in the 2019-20 school year and perform at NJPAC in Newark in November 2019 with the All-State Orchestra.
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  • NA Boys’ Varsity Tennis Wins Essex County Tournament

    Newark Academy Boys’ Varsity Tennis defeated Livingston for back-to-back Essex County Tournaments at the Althea Gibson Tennis Center in Branch Brook Park in Newark. The top seeded Minutemen won all five matches in straight sets. For a full recap, check out the game story on NJ.com.
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  • NA’s Chameleon Wins 10th Straight State Title, NA Big Band Places Third

    While the members of Chameleon have grown accustomed to preforming at the NJAJE State Finals, there was a bit more angst than the normal preshow butterflies at West Millford High School on April 27, 2019. After all, the group was defending it’s state title for a monumental 10th-straight year.
     
    The night ended in cheers and trophies, before posing for pictures with the life-size trophy and 10 fingers extended representing the 10-straight championships. Along with Chameleon, NA Big Band came in third place, making it the first time NA’s second band has gotten into the top three.
     
    “One of my favorite moments was the reaction when they announced the non-placing bands in alphabetical order. We knew if Overbrook High School was announced that we were in the top three,” NA Jazz Director Julius Tolentino said. “The excitement and joy the NA Big Band tried to contain knowing they were in the top three was priceless.”
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  • Minuteman Golf and Tennis Invitational Set For June 3

    Join us on June 3 at the Minuteman Golf and Tennis Invitational for a beautiful day of golf, tennis and other activities with NA alumni, parents and friends at our new location, Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston. Added activities include a beginners’ golf clinic and wine tasting. Register now
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  • Seniors Sam Burggraf and Sam Keller Reach 100 Career Hits

    Newark Academy seniors Sam Burggraf and Sam Keller each reached the 100-hit milestone in softball, and the teammates did so in the span of a couple of days. Sam B. knocked her 100th hit on April 16, 2019 vs. Montclair, while Sam K. did so a couple of days later on April 18, 2019 vs. Bloomfield.
     
    Sam K. – a three-sport athlete at Newark Academy also playing soccer and basketball – is the only athlete in school history to score 1,000 points in basketball and have 100 hits in softball. She was named 1st Team All SEC Liberty Division as a freshman, Honorable Mention SEC American Division as a sophomore and 1st Team SEC Liberty Division as a junior. Sam B. was named Second Team SEC Liberty Division as a freshman, Honorable Mention SEC American Division as a sophomore, and Second Team SEC Liberty Division as a junior.
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  • NA Students Enjoy Broadway Performance and Meet and Greet

    12 Newark Academy students attended a performance of Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me on Broadway on April 23, 2019. The show tackles the topics of representation - or lack thereof - for women and people of color, concluding with a debate between the show’s writer and star (Heidi Schreck) and a high school student (Rosdely Ciprian). The NA students got a special treat to end their night, meeting the young actress Rosdely Ciprian after the show.
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  • Adam Ingersoll to Lead Standardize Test Workshop at NA

    The Newark Academy College Office has invited Adam Ingersoll, founder of Compass Prep, to lead a standardized testing workshop designed for 10th graders and their parents on May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Rose Auditorium. Highlights of his presentation will include:
    • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
    • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
    • Test scores’ role and weight in college admissions
    • Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
    • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission
    • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
    • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
    • Hallmarks of high-quality test prep and strategies for self-study
    For more information about the presentation, click here.
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  • IB Theatre/Advanced Acting Class to Perform Work

    Upper School students in the IB Theatre/Advanced Acting class have been working hard preparing an original Verbatim Theatre Piece, based on the research question "How does the past yours, and others affect your life?" The class interviewed faculty, staff and students, transcribed the interviews, and conducted them into an orchestrated piece, which they will perform their work on April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Lautenberg Theater.
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  • NA Class of 2019 Cum Laude Society

    Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude society was created to recognize superior academic achievement, as are captured in three Greek words: arete, dike, and time—excellence, justice, and honor. Implicit in all three terms is a sense of balance, fitness, beauty and goodness. This is seen in students who have fallen in love with ideas, and who delight in sharing those ideas with others. The following members of the senior class have been recognized for their outstanding academic contributions to our community:
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  • NA Closes in on $10K Goal After Solidary Sleep Out

    34 kids and two faculty members didn’t let an April shower ruin their Solidary Sleep Out to raise money for the Covenant House in New Jersey to support youth homelessness. With the theme of “the stories behind the statistics, students heard directly from Dennis Barton who was on the streets for 13 years and is now the director of the Speaker’s Bureau, an organization that does outreach and education. Students also heard from one of the development directors at Covenant House NJ in Newark, Alexandra Polimeni, about the services Covenant House offers. Students had breakout sessions looking at the statistics of homelessness before closing the night by making 100 bagged meals for the Bridges Run the following day and held a discussion about their experiences and what they had learned throughout the night.
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  • NA’s 12th Annual Cabaret Set for May 4

     
    Newark Academy’s 12th Annual Cabaret is May 4 in the Dining Room. Featuring Newark Academy's Concert Choir, this wonderful event is a tribute to the music of Broadway and film. With a live pit band, costuming, staging, choreography, and lights, each performance is showcased with the highest level of artistry. In true Cabaret Theatre fashion, food and drink will be served as you are marveled by the student performances, as French teacher Debra Ronan emcee’s the show directed/conducted by Choral Director Viraj Lal.
     
    Doors open and dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. while the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the show are $15, available for purchase online at na.booktix.com. Table seating is reserved and space is limited. It is encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, however, tickets will also be sold at the door, pending availability. 
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  • 2019 Commencement Speaker: Reshma Saujani

    The Class of 2019 is excited to hear from Reshma Saujani at Commencement on June 9, 2019. Reshma is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Her husband is Nihal Mehta ’95. For more information on Reshma, visit www.reshmasaujani.com.
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  • Abby Parker '19 Commits to UNC

    Abby Parker ’19 has committed to be a Division I fencer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Now officially a UNC Tar Heel, Abby was a District 3 Girls’ Saber Champion and garnered All-State recognition while with the Minutemen.
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  • 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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  • NA Spanish Teacher Alexis Romay Wins Award

    Newark Academy Spanish Teacher Alexis Romay’s translation of the book, “Cuánto mamá te quiere” won an honorable mention in the board books category of the Premio Campoy-Ada. The award recognizes “books for children and young adult published in Spanish in the United States, that stand out for the content originality, its literary and artistic creation, and the excellent use of Spanish.” Alexis is the translator for the book.
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  • NA’s Ben Zimmerman ’19 Going to 2019 David Foster Wallace Conference

    Newark Academy senior Ben Zimmerman is the lone high school student who will be attending the David Foster Wallace Conference in June, which explores the writing, influences and legacies of David Foster Wallace.
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  • NA’s Lizzie Schwartz ’21 Wins Gilder Leherman Civil War Essay Contest Award

    In January, a few sophomores in Mr. Coe’s American Experience class entered the Gilder Lehrman Civil War Essay Contest. Lizzie Schwartz ’21, who wrote about the international impact of the Civil War, received a commendation for her outstanding essay and received a copy of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize Co-Winner, “The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits.”
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  • NA’s Nathan Drogin ’22 Earns Second Place at Drive, Pitch and Putt National Finals

    Newark Academy freshman Nathan Drogin came in second place for the 14-15 year-old boys group for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National on April 7, leading right up to the PGA’s Masters Tournament on April 11. Nathan was beaten by four.
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  • Newark Academy Hosts Inaugural New Jersey Students of Color Conference

    Newark Academy will host the first New Jersey Students of Color Conference (NJSCC) on May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Newark Academy.
     
    Organized by students, for students, the NJSCC aims to offer a unique setting that centers around the experiences of self-identified students of color, similar to the Natitoanl Association of Independent School People of Color Conference. Upper School students of color from regional independent schools in northern New Jersey are invited to gather and connect with one another to further social dialogue both within their respective communities and across institutions. The chosen theme of the inaugural conference is “Fulfilling the Possibility of Solidarity among Communities of Color.” This theme acknowledges the many challenges posed by the complexities of identities that are a source of strength in communities of color, but also the sites of many fissures. Space is limited so please complete the registration form by April 26.
     
    The agenda of this daylong conference will engage attendees in student-led conversations and dialogues, affinity groups and planning for future meetings. 
     
    Conference Agenda
    9 a.m. - Breakfast and Registration
    9:30 a.m. - Student Leaders Speak – Making Change 101
    10:30 a.m. - Affinity Groups
    11:30 a.m. - Restorative Justice Circles
    12:30 p.m. - Lunch and Student Performances
    2:45 p.m. - Naming Common Ground
    2:30 p.m. - Planning for the Future
     
    While students are engaged in their work throughout the day, equity, and inclusion officers and representatives from schools that are in attendance will take the opportunity to meet with one another, share strategies, and discuss ways to support one another and collaborate in the future.
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  • Newark Academy’s Model Congress Competes at PENN Model Congress

    Newark Academy’s Model Congress delegation traveled to Philadelphia to compete in PENN Model Congress, a four-day governmental simulation during the final weekend of March. NA’s delegates enjoyed a great deal of comradery and brought back seven awards under the leadership of Ms. McNeilly-Anta ’94, Mr. Erlasndson, Ms. Pascal, and alumnus Christopher Davis ’12.
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  • March

    NA’s Kristin Tsay ’21, Juliet Blue ’23 Accepted into All-State Orchestras

    Newark Academy’s sophomore violinist Kristin Tsay was accepted into the first violin section of the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) All-State High School Orchestra, while eighth grade violinist Juliet Bu was accepted into the first violin section of the NJMEA All-State Intermediate Orchestra. Juliet placed second in a field of more than 70 seventh, eighth and ninth grade violinists. Kristen and Juliet will perform at the teacher's convention and at NJPAC in November 2019.
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  • NJTV Spoke with Members of Chameleon

    Our jazz band Chameleon had a special visitor at their rehearsal on March 27, 2019! Steve Fidyke, jazz drummer, composer and author, worked with the students and helped them prepare for the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in May. Last year, Chameleon placed second overall in Essentially Ellington. And, NJTV spoke the band members about being named one of the 15 finalist bands competing in this year's competition. Watch the piece from NJTV at https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/newark-academy-strives-for-top-spot-in-national-jazz-competition/.
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  • The Evening of Jazz for Newtown Featuring Wayne Escoffery and Newark Academy Jazz

    The Evening of Jazz for Newtown Featuring Wayne Escoffery of the Mingus Band and Newark AcademyJazz is a chance for all of NA’s large jazz ensembles to perform with a Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist, while raising money for the families affected by the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012. Newark Academy’s Jazz Band Director Julius Tolentino dear friends Jimmy and Nelba lost their daughter Ana Grace and like many of the families, they have gone on a mission to prevent gun violence and promote love and community. Tickets for the show are available for $10 and donations will also be taken. Proceeds go to the Ana Grace Project. The concert will take place on April 5 in Rose Auditorium at Newark Academy (91 South Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ) from 7:00-9:00pm.  
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  • NA’s Annika Inampudi ’21 Wins Scholastic National Medal

    Over the spring break, Newark Academy sophomore Annika Inampudi earned her second Scholastic National Medal for Flash Fiction in three years. The flash fiction story by the sophomore titled, “Other Gods,” earned a Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Medal. About one percent of Scholastic’s nearly 340,000 entries submitted nationwide in 2019 earned national recognition. As an eighth grader she won a 2017 Gold Medal for her flash fiction story, “Stolen Hearts.”
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  • NA’s Jamie Paradis ’20 Published in Blue Marble Review

    The Blue Marble Review selected “a tree poem” by Newark Academy junior Jamie Paradis for publication in the March 2019 Volume 13 issue. Jamie recently earned a Scholastic Silver Key for a poetry collection written at the Juniper Institute for Young Writers.
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  • NA’s Kaitlin Weiss ’21 Accepted to New England Young Writers Conference

    Newark Academy sophomore Kaitlin Weiss has been accepted to the prestigious New England YoungWriters’ Conference (NEYWC) at Bread Loaf Campus at Middlebury College in Vermont. This four-day writing-focused workshop in May is designed for high school students in New England and from around the country and is packed with writing seminars, workshops, readings, and opportunities to meet fellow young writers.
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  • NA’s Suie Choi ’20 and Sophie Licostie ’19 Move on to USA Biology Olympiad

    Newark Academy senior Sophie Licostie and junior Suie Choi moved on to the semifinal round of the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO). The USABO is a national competition for students in higher level Biology courses. Sophie is currently in chemistry, while Suie is currently in Biology. After the two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Students hear if they are finalists on the week of April 20. Ultimately, four students earn the right as Team USA to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries.
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  • Ceramic Artist Bruce Dehnert to Display Work at Newark Academy

    The pottery and sculpture of award-wining artist, Bruce Dehnert will be on display in The David Teiger ’47 Gallery for the Studio Arts at Newark Academy from April 3 – 29, 2019 with an opening reception will be held on Friday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m. Fragmented, architectural-like structures support allegorical figures that call to mind another time and place. The warm, red earthenware heightens the presence of these large pieces that are visually textured and complex. “In this exhibition, the architectural-like structures serve to both support the figures and represent narrative as a construct,” says Dehnert. “I believe that creativity and art making can be greatly enhanced by forming connections between the artist and pretty much everything and everyone else out there who happen to somehow wander into the artist’s orbit.”
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  • Veronica Czyzewski ’18 Named All-American, Third Place Finish in NCAA Championships

    Newark Academy alumna Veronica Czyzewksi ’18 was named a first-team All-American following a third-place finish in the saber in the NCAA Championships for fencing. The Harvard freshman’s efforts helped her team to a fourth-place finish in the NCAA Championships. Read more at https://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wfencing/2018-19/releases/20190324tfy2ze.
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  • Suie Choi ’20 Wins Two Awards at North Jersey Regional Science Fair

    Newark Academy junior Suie Choi won a pair of awards at the 2019 Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) at Rutgers University in New Brunswick on March 16 and 17 for her project, "Investigating Synergistic Effects of Residential Chemicals and Reversibility on Daphnia."
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  • Freshman Selah Dungey Named to All-State Teams

    Newark Academy’s winter track team member Selah Dungey ’22 capped off a championship winning season with All-State recognition. Selah was named to NJ.com’s All-Non Public B First Team as well as the Mile Split NJ State Freshman Team  for the high jump. The honors come on the heels of winning the Non-Public B high jump at the NJSIAA indoor track group championships with a high jump of 5-2, tying the meet record.
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  • NA Big Band and Chameleon Qualify for State Finals

    While hosting the NJAJE Prelims at Newark Academy on March 8, Chameleon and NA Big Band both once again qualified for the State Finals at the end April.
     
    The NA Big Band scored a silver rating, falling half a point shy a gold rating and are slotted third in their division. “With the soloists and the attention to detail I believe this band has reached another level and I'm excited for their journey to the State Finals,” said Newark Academy Jazz Director Julius Tolentino.
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  • Four NA Students Make Region Jazz Band

    On March 11, Newark Academy had a record 10 students audition for Region Jazz Band. Jacob Tolentino ’24 and Skywalker Li ’22 were each named first chair and Ethan Lee ’22 was named alto saxophone second chair for the Junior Region Jazz Band. Pianist Luca Moretti ’20 for made first chair in the Senior Region Jazz Band. 
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  • Quinn Butler ’19 Receives Certificate of Recognition from Summit Mayor

    Summit Mayor Nora Radest presented a Certificate of Recognition to Newark Academy senior Quinn Butler, a Summit resident who organized a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for 24-year-old Edward and Edwin Roman, Summit residents and twin brothers who have each undergone major heart surgery and will ultimately require heart transplants.
     
    "When I spoke with Edward and Edwin at work and found out what they were facing and how much it was going to cost, I knew that a collection jar on the counter wasn't going to cut it, that someone needed to do something bigger," Quinn told TAPintoSummit. "So I decided to launch the GoFundMe site. I never imagined we would raise this much so fast. I am extremely thankful for the community's support."

    To date, the campaign has raised more than $130,000 to defray medical costs since starting on February 18.
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  • 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 Abigale Parker ’19 Named to NJ.com All-State Fencing Team

    Newark Academy senior Abigale Parker was named to the NJ.com’s All-State Girls Fencing Team for sabre for the 2018-19 season. Abigale, who won the District 3 Title in sabre, was named to the Third Team. Check out NJ.com’s All-State Girls Fencing Team here.
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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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  • Newark Academy Hosts Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit

    Newark Academy’s Green and Blue Committee will host the Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit on May 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The mission of the Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit is to foster dialogue and collaboration between local high schools and environmental organizations, inspiring a network of individuals committed to sustainable action and education. Registration and more details to come.
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  • Newark Academy Partners with Pulse Premier Sports Camps

    Newark Academy is entering a new partnership with Pulse Premier Sports Camps to offer an array of specialized week-long summer sports programs for children ages 5-15. The sports camps are open to children of all skill levels and will take place June 24 – August 2, 2019 on the Newark Academy campus. 
     
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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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  • February

    Danning Hu ’20 Breaks Two NA Records in Non-Public B Final

    Danning Hu ’20 broke two Newark Academy school records in girls’ swimming in the Non-Public B Final versus four-time champion Trinity Hall at the College of New Jersey on Feb. 24. Danning broke the 200 Individual Medley (IM) record with a time of 2:09.03 and 100 freestyle record with a 53.63. The previous IM record was held by Jen Koide ’13 with a 2:09.49, set in 2013 and the 100 freestyle record was held by Andrea Galea ’16 with a 53.99 set in 2014.
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  • NA’s Kianni Keys ’19 wins Young Playwright Competition

    Newark Academy’s Kianni Keys won The Theater Project’s seventeenth annual Young Playwrights Competition Performance and will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on March 9 at the Cranford Community Center. Kianni will get to see her work performed by professional actors of The Theater Project. The event is free and open to the public and has been proudly supported by grants from New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Investors Foundation and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
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  • Sam Keller and Ivy Bethea Join NA’s 1,000 Point Club

    In one game, Newark Academy girls’ basketball doubled the number of players on the school’s 1,000 career points list.  Sam Keller ’19 scored her 1,000th point on a layup in the first quarter while Ivy Bathea ’19 scored her 1,000th point on a 3-pointer in the second quarter. Keller only needed one point and Ivy needed three. They both ended with nine points in the win over Caldwell. The other two girls in the NA 1,000-point club are Brenda Baldazi ’92 and former New Jersey Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year Jocelyn Willoughby ’16.
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  • Five NA Students Win Scholastic Visual Arts Awards

    Five Newark Academy students were honored with Scholastic Visual Arts Awards, with Tess Kesler ’22 (Photography) and Gillian Cohen ’19 (Art Portfolio) receiving a Gold Key. The two will now be considered for National Honors and their works will be on display at the Montclair Art Museum through March 17 with a reception on Feb 28.
     
    Tess (Photography) also won a Silver Key as did Kellen Wang ’22 (Drawing and Mixed Media). Gillian (Photography), Jessie Luo ’22 (Painting), Justine Seo ’19 (Mixed media and Art Portfolio), Kellen Wang ’20 (Drawing) received Honorable Mention for their submissions.
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  • NA Set for 5th Annual Revolution Week

    Newark Academy’s 5th Annual Revolution Week will run from Feb. 25th to March 1. This year, NA will focus on and celebrate the people behind the revolutions, from the revolutionaries of the past to those who are acting as change makers in their own communities right now.
     
    Revolution Week is a way to revolutionize the way money and awareness are raised for different causes in the NA community. The School Council collaborates with a wide variety of clubs and other student organizations to run the events.
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  • NA Chameleon to Compete in 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival

    Newark Academy’s Chameleon is among 15 finalists who will compete in the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival – the nation’s premier jazz education event – in New York City in May, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced.

    Against a competitive pool of 112 jazz bands across the country, NA was selected after submitting recordings of three tunes performed from the Jazz at Lincoln Center library. 

    "I think it's a testament to the group that we made it back to Essentially Ellington after graduating 11 seniors last year.  It's amazing to see the level and the bar set so high by these students," Julius said. "There's nothing that even comes close to the Essentially Ellington experience in terms of the level of groups, the interaction with the world's greatest musicians, and playing the music of Duke Ellington."
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  • NA Freshman Selah Dungey Wins Non-Public B High Jump

    Newark Academy’s Selah Dungey ’21 won the Non-Public B high jump at NJSIAA indoor track group championships on Feb. 16 at the Bennett Center in Toms River. Selah became just the second freshman of the group meet weekend to win an individual event. With a high jump of 5-2, she tied the meet record matched by five others, most recently of which came last season.
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  • NA Girls Swimming Heads Back to Non-Public B Final

    Newark Academy swimming coach Billy Blomn thinks this is the best girls’ team he’s had in two decades of coaching. If they can avenge the last year’s loss in the NJSIAA Non-Public B Final to top-seeded Trinity Fall on Feb. 24 at The College of New Jersey, they could cement that.

    “The girls worked really hard to get here,'' Billy said according NJ.com after the win over St. Rose at Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy on Feb. 18. “This is probably the best female group that I’ve had in my 20 years. I’m just hoping that we can keep the excitement up for one more meet.”
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  • Novartis hosted Newark Academy Upper School students in the Support Women in STEM Club

    Earlier this month, Novartis hosted Newark Academy Upper School students in the Support Women in STEM Club for an afternoon program. The group was welcomed by Vice President & US Country Head, Diversity & Inclusion Marion Brooks and President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals US Fabrice Chouraqui shared insights about his career and provided an overview of Novartis. A panel of Novartis associates also shared details about their current roles, education and career paths, advice and more. Students then had the opportunity to network with the Novartis associates. Field trips like these provide students with stimulating learning opportunities outside the classroom and real-world experiences.
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  • Three NA Students Announced as National Merit Scholarship Finalists

    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Finalists for the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and three NA students made the list. To be considered for the award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalists round. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to become Finalists and about half of the Finalists win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. Congratulations to our three seniors who were named finalists, Unnathy Nellutla, Justine Seo and Maxwell Yu.
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  • Alex Kotzen ’19 to play D-I Tennis at Columbia

    Alex Kotzen’s ’19 career has already taken him all around the globe. The next stop will be a bit closer to home. Alex is enrolled at Columbia University for Fall 2019 and will compete on the Lions Division I men’s tennis team.
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  • Newark Academy Quiz Bowl Team Places Second

    NA’s Quiz Bowl Teams had a successful outing on Feb. 4 at the Phillipsburg Quiz Bowl at Phillipsburg High School. Out of 28 teams, our A Team was in 1st Place after the preliminary rounds and our B Team was in 4th Place.  Both teams won their quarterfinal matches and went on to the semifinals, where, unfortunately, they had to play against each other. The A Team advanced to the finals before losing a close match in the finals to Demarest.
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  • Newark Academy Raises money for American Heart Association Go Red for Women Day

    Newark Academy raised nearly $400 on Feb. 1 for the American Heart Associations’ “Go Red for Women Day” to help increase women’s heart health awareness.
     
    On the first Friday of every Feb., which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.
     
    NA did its part by encouraging students and faculty to wear red and donate, and there was also a kickboxing class to promote a healthy heart.
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  • Newark Academy’s 2019 Scholastic Writing Award Winners

    This year, 15 NA students across all grades earned 31 Scholastic Writing Awards in the following categories flash fiction, humor, personal essay/memoir, poetry, short story, Senior Writing Portfolio, and an American Voices Award nomination. NA was led by Unnathy Nellutla ’19, who was given the American Voices Medal, the highest regional honor and only given to one writer from each region. Congratulations to the following students:
     
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  • Newark Academy’s Gabby Neibart ’19 Looks Forward to Playing at University of Pittsburgh

    Gabby Neibart ’19 has wanted to play college soccer since she started playing for her club team. Her childhood dream will become a reality this fall as the Minuteman's former keeper will play at Pitt, what the University of Pittsburgh is more commonly known as athletically, of the Athletic Coast Conference (ACC).
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  • Newark Academy’s Theater Inaugural Immersion Trip a Success

    On Feb. 2, 24 NA students from our Theatre Program went to NYC and met with three industry professionals to learn what a theatre education affords you.

    The two dozen pupils met with leaders in film, television and theatre. Stage manager for Broadways King Kong, Talent Agent at iconic theatre agency, editor and producer for Viacom, Kate Baldwin, the cast of SuperHero a new musical by Tom Kitt, and the writers of Dear Evan Hansen spent time with our kids.
    Theater teacher Rachel Shapiro Cooper called it, “an experience student won’t soon forget that enriches their educational experience and empowers them with the universal message of tenacity and generosity. If you want something, go after it!”
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  • Newark Academy's Umoja Club Marks Beginning of Black History Month

    Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month and members of Newark Academy’s Umoja’s Club presented at Morning Meeting to commemorate this special month. They highlighted and honored the many African Americans who have had major impacts on American History. NA is a place where students learn and grow as citizens of the world and morning meeting presentations like these are just some of the meaningful ways the NA community comes together.
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  • January

    Newark Academy Art Department Presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood written by Rupert Holmes, is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. In the small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom?
     
    The show dates are February 28, March 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Auditorium. General admission tickets are available at the NA Store for $12 each. We hope to see you there!
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  • Newark Academy defeats Montclair Kimberly in Mock Trial, Moves on to Essex County Semifinals

    NA’s Mock Trial’s plaintiff team beat Montclair Kimberly Academy (MKA) on Jan. 29. Represented by Student Attorneys Ethan Magistro ’19, Jessica Zheng ’20, and Henry Chardonnay ’21 (playing Aiden Lovecraft, friend of the plaintiff), Drew France ’22 (playing Dr. Dharma Pavlik, medical expert), and Alexandra Speck ’21 (playing Avery Mansion, the plaintiff), the team handily defeated MKA, and locked in a position for the Essex County Semifinals.
     
    Mock Trial will compete on Jan. 30 against Joseph Kushner Academy, once again as the plaintiff, for a spot in the Essex County Finals. Family, friends, and alumni are invited to watch the trials, which begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Essex County Courthouse (Veteran’s Courthouse) in Newark, at 50 West Market Street.
     
    Mock Trial empowers students to learn the art of performing a persuasive and cohesive argument while honing their critical thinking, teamwork, trial and public speaking skills and Students are coached by faculty members Benson Hawk and Rebecca Gordon, as well as Leo Gordon ’69, who serves as a federal judge on the United States Court of International Trade, NA parent Michael Hynes and NA parent Henry Powell. Attorney’s and other legal professionals are invited to reach out to either Benson (bhawk@newark.edu)  or Rebecca (rgordon@newarka.edu) if they are interested in becoming involved.
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  • Newark Academy’s Abby Parker ’19 and Michael Pyo ’22 place first in District 3 Fencing Championships

    Sophomore fencer Michael Pyo went undefeated in nine bouts to win the individual foil and lead Newark Academy to a third-place finish in the team competition at the District 3 Championship on Sunday in Livingston, N.J. With a 46, NA finished in front of Christian Brothers (45) and Gov. Livingston (41). NA senior fencer Abby Parker placed first in the individual saber on the girls’ side. In the final tally, the boys' team is in the State Tournament, two squads going to Squad States, and three individuals - Abby, Michael and Unna Nellutla '19 - going to Individual State Championships.
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  • LumeNAtaion Places Third at International Championship of High School Acapella

    Newark Academy’s LumeNAtion finished in third place at the International Championship of High School Acapella (ICHSA) Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinal on January 25. “These 17 students poured their hearts out on the stage and I am beyond proud of each and everyone of them,” Choral Director Viraj Lal said.
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  • Newark Academy’s Inaugural MLK Day of Service a Success

    While there were no classes in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 100 attendees participated in Newark Academy’s inaugural MLK Day of Service on January 21. With sponsorship from the Community Service Council, Black and Latino Families Network, Alumni, Board of Governors, Office of Equity and Inclusion and NAPA Engagement and Inclusion Committee, as well as help from NA Student clubs, including the Asian Diversity Group, Do Something Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Hubun, Indian Club, Mi Casa, POWER and Umoja, the participants spent a day of frigid temperatures as a collective community warming others’ life.
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  • NA’s Leah Shiff '22 Makes All-State Symphonic Band and Orchestra

    This past Saturday, freshman French horn player Leah Shiff auditioned for and was accepted into the All-State Symphonic Band and Orchestra. In order to qualify for this audition, she successfully auditioned for the North Jersey Region Band and Orchestra and then competed against 9th through 12th grade horn players to play at the state level.
     
    The Band will perform this spring, while the Orchestra will perform next fall at the teacher's convention in Atlantic City and at NJPAC.
     
    To qualify, musicians must memorize all 12 major scales, a chromatic scale demonstrating the range of the instrument, and a difficult prepared solo. They must also sight-read a 16-measure computer generated piece of music which they have only seen for 30 seconds before playing.
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  • NA Girls’ Swimming Wins Essex County Championship

    The Newark Academy girls’ swimming avenged its only loss of the season to edge out Montclair and win the Super Essex Conference (SEC) Championship for the first time in school history on January 21, 2019.

    “We had a good meet on Thursday against Montclair where we lost by four,” Newark Academy coach Billy Blomn, said according to NJ.com. “We had some fast swimmers there and won seven or eight of the events in that meet. We knew with the scoring system things would be interesting today.”
     
    The point system for the SEC Championship are different of that than a dual meet, and relays are where teams can get the most points. The Minutemen were propelled to victory by a true team effort, not winning a single individual event, but winning two of the three relays.
     
    The SEC started the boys’ swimming Championship in 1965. The girls’ was started in 1974.

    Read the whole story on NJ.com here.
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  • NA IB Information Night on January 24, 2019

    The IB program is a rigorous and highly respected pre-university program that guides students to become self-motivated learners and encourages them to engage in diverse learning experiences. Families of interested freshmen and sophomores are invited to attend IB Information Night on January 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Kaltenbacher Hall to learn the details and logistics of Newark Academy’s premier academic program as NA hosts IB Information Night 
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  • Cheer on NA’s LumeNAtion in the International Championship of High School Acappella

    LumeNAtion will be competing in the mid-Atlantic International Championship of High School Acapella (ICHSA) Quarterfinal hoping to secure a first or second place to advance to the semi-finals Jan. 25. The event takes place at Northern Highlands High School at 7 p.m., in Allendale, N.J. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased through www.varsityvocals.com. A direct link to the ticket page can be found here.  While tickets may be available at the door, it is recommended to purchase tickets early.
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  • NA Picks Up Two Mock Trial Wins

    Newark Academy picked up two wins on Jan. 14, defeating Montclair High School and Belleville. The nine students that represent the school on the Mock Trial team for 2018-19 are Ethan Magistro ’19, Grace Bu ’20 (student attorney), Aashna Parameshwar ’20 (student attorney), Jessica Zheng ’20 (student attorney), Henry Chandonnet ’21, Alexandra Speck ’21, Drew France ’22, Stella Gilbert ’22, Charles Hynes ’22 and Avi Parameshwar ’22. Mock Trial empowers students to learn the art of performing a persuasive and cohesive argument while honing their critical thinking, teamwork, trial and public speaking skills. NA Mock Trial coaches are Leo Gordon ’69, who serves as a federal judge on the United States Court of International Trade, NA Humanities teacher Benson Hawk, NA parent Michael Hynes and NA parent Henry Powell.
       
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  • Newark Academy Welcomes NA Board of Trustee Member and Parent Cuong Do as STEM Speaker on January 24

    Students interested in the details and procedure in entering high level science competitions can hear Cuong Do, an executive vice president of Global Strategy Group at Samsung, on Jan. 24 at 2:45 p.m. in Room 208. Cuong is a Board of Trustees member and an NA parent. He earned a bachelors and MBA from Dartmouth and has had major roles at Lenovo (PCs) and Merk.
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  • Vihaan Jetley ’25 Wins NA National Geographic Bee

    Sixth grader Vihaan Jetley will represent Newark Academy in the 2019 National Geographic Bee after becoming the School Winner. Vihaan beat out nine other middle schoolers to represent the school and will then take the qualifying test for the New Jersey State Bee, which will be held on March 29, 2019.
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  • NA Junior College Night January 15, 2019

    Newark Academy will host Junior College Night on January 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. This is a required event for juniors and their parents, where they will learn about the college search process and hear from college representatives.
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  • NA Hits Buzzer-Beater in Semis Before Cruising to Holiday Tournament Championship

    Senior Will Mulligan hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to lead Newark Academy past Oratory in the semifinals before the Minutemen cruised past Morristown-Beard for the Oratory Prep Christmas Tournament Title.
     
    Mulligan finished the semis with 10 points before pouring in 20 in the final, where NA won 58-46. Will Hutchinson ’19 averaged 15 points and 9.5 rebounds in the tournament.
     
    Click here to see video of Will's shot for the 47-45 win over Oratory.
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  • NA Underclassmen Successful at North Jersey Regional Bands and Orchestra Audition

    Five Newark Academy underclassmen that found success at the North Jersey Regional Bands and Orchestra on Saturday, January 5 at Paramus High School.
     
    Oboist Ruthie Gu ’21 placed first in the Region and violinist Kristin Tsay ’21 placed 15th in the Region and both will play in the Orchestra. Classmate Monica Zhang ’21 will also join them in the Orchestra, playing the violin.
     
    Freshman French Horn player Leah Shiff placed seventh out of 22 hornists and will play in the Symphonic Band and the Orchestra. Clarinetist Ethan Lee ’22 was accepted into the Symphonic Band.
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  • Cathy O’Neil to Present at Global Speaker Series on January 16, 2019

    Cathy O’Neil is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award. She is a columnist for Bloomberg View and founded the company O’Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing (ORCAA), an algorithmic auditing company. 
     
    She earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then switched over to the private sector, working as a quantitative analyst for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. She left finance in 2011 and started working as a data scientist in the New York start-up scene, building models that predicted people’s purchases and clicks. Cathy wrote Doing Data Science in 2013 and launched the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia in 2014. She is a columnist for Bloomberg View. 
     
    As part of Newark Academy’s Global Speaker Series, Cathy will speak to the entire school in Rose Auditorium from 9:20-10:20 a.m. before breakout sessions in Kaltenbacher Hall from 10:25 a.m.-12 p.m. on January 16, 2019.
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  • Sonia Shah to Present at Global Speaker Series on March 5, 2019

    Sonia Shah is an American investigative journalist and author noted for her articles on corporate power - especially with respect to agriculture, oil and pharmaceutical industries - and on gender equality with specific reference to issues that affect developing countries. Shah was born in 1969 in New York City to Indian immigrants. Growing up, she shuttled between the northeastern United States where her parents practiced medicine in Mumbai and Bangalore, India, where her extended working-class family lived, developing a lifelong interest in inequality between and within societies. Her most recent novel Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera—one of history’s most disruptive and deadly pathogens—and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today, from Ebola and avian influenza to drug-resistant superbugs. Over 300 infectious diseases have newly emerged or re-emerged in new territory over the past 50 years, and many epidemiologists expect that one of them will cause a disruptive, deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations. To reveal how that might happen, Shah tracks each stage of cholera’s dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, from its 1817 emergence in the South Asian hinterlands to its rapid dispersal across the 19th-century world and its latest beachhead in Haiti. By delving into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of one of the world’s deadliest diseases, Pandemic reveals what the next contagion might look like—and what we can do to prevent it.
     
    As part of Newark Academy’s Global Speaker Series, Shah will speak to the entire school in Rose Auditorium from 9:20-10:20 a.m. before breakout sessions in Kaltenbacher Hall from 10:25 a.m.-12 p.m. on March 5, 2019.
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  • NA Off-Campus Study Information Night

    Newark Academy families of freshman and sophomores interested in our off-campus study program are invited to learn about semester- and year-long programs. The event takes place on January 9 from 7-8:45 p.m. in Kaltenbacher and the Upper School Wing (Rooms 107, 108, 110, 111, 113 and 115).
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