• March

    Freshman Selah Dungey Named First-Team All-State

    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 for the high jump. The honor comes 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 $125,000 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.
    Director of Community Service Sarah Fischer and Director of Equity and Inclusion Gardy Guiteau welcomed the group before Masters of Ceremonies Alan Lin ’19 and Ava Sharahy ’19 gave remarks. Ruqaiyyah Lucas-Caldwell ’20 then introduced Keynote Speaker, Tanya Fields. Tanya is a food justice activist, educator, urban farmer, food blogger, and founder and executive director of the BLK ProjeK, a Bronx-based food justice and health organization serving underserved women of color by creating women-led economic development opportunities and is committed to urban farming and elimination of food deserts.
    Winter Storm Harper passing through and negative degree wind chill that weekend didn’t stop the NA community from coming together. Students, parents, faculty and alumni had the opportunity to learn about MLK’s vision for the Poor People’s Campaign and its relevance to the work of community organizer and urban farmer Tanya Fields.
    “As an African American woman living in the Bronx, Tanya was struck by the topics of food insecurity in her community and desired to make an effort to change that,” Kaya Patel ’22, publicity representative for her class, recalled. “Her urban farming revolution and transportation of healthy foods around the Bronx have changed the lives of many.”
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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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