2019

  • January

    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. 19. The event takes place at Northern Highlands High School at 2 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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