2019

  • May

    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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  • April

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • March

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • February

    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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  • January

    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 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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