The Harrisburg Area's
First IB World School
the last time you saw an old friend? Perhaps you spent the first
hour laughing and remembering fond memories. Then, oftentimes, the
conversation turns toward the present and future: How is your job?
Where are you planning to vacation? What sports do your kids
play? Your relationship is rooted in the past, but it takes
commonalities in the present to move it forward and build a future.
In a similar manner,
the Academy's alumni network program not survive on nostalgia alone.
I encourage all alumni to seek a relationship with the Academy's
current community and find those commonalities. The relationships
you build now define the future of our school.
Relations Mission Statement
Alumni Relations program works to extend the advantages of an Academy
education beyond graduation. We are committed to expanding our
global network of alumni, enriching Academy alumni relationships, and
galvanizing the philanthropic support of current and future alumni for
the school's mission and operations.
Long Time Coming: New Heights for the Athletics Program
John Martin, director of Middle School athletics and Varsity Girls'
Scoring 1,000 points
in a career is a huge high school basketball accomplishment. I've always
enjoyed going to The Patriot-News/PennLive.com and watching the videos of
players scoring their 1,000th point. Watching the coaches, fans,
and players celebrate reminds me of all the people who have contributed
to this accomplishment. Many factors go into this milestone, but
the one common factor is that player showing up each and every night
ready to play. Read more...
Girls' Basketball - District Semifinals Game Tomorrow!
support the Varsity Girls' Basketball team at the District III Class A
Semifinals game tomorrow, Tuesday,
Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. against Halifax. The game will
be hosted at Central Dauphin East High School; admission is $4 for
students and $6 for adults. If you're unable to attend the game, be
sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for live updates from the game.
The Spartans will
also play in Round 1 of the PIAA State Championships on Saturday, March
5. Stay tuned to the Academy's social media channels for more
information as it is announced and read Jeane Serino's most recent blog for a wrap-up of the
final weeks of the winter season.
Good luck, Spartans!
Questions? Please contact Jeane Serino.
students recognized in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Jeremy D. '16 received honorable
mentions for his two photographs, "Five Daisies" and "Four
Statues" (pictured at right); Rachel
received honorable mentions for her two photographs, "The Thinker
and the Shoeless Woman" and "Shadows on a Rooftop"; Amber H. '17 received a Gold Key
for her poetry, "Angel," "Culture," and "All a
Game of Life"; Mhelaney
received an honorable mention for her short story, "The
S. '16 received
an honorable mention for his poem, "Trials"; and Simona S. '18 received a Silver
Key for her poem, "End Stage." Visit the Academy's Facebook page to see more of the student
work that was recognized.
Academy Upper School
students who participated in the Ivy League Model United Nations
Conference at the University of Pennsylvania this month: Acklynn B. '16, Will C. '18, Max C. '17, Shawky D. '19, Austin D. '16, Amy L. '18, Nisha M. '17, Wesley S. '16, Sarah T. '16, Madlen v. '17, and Dominic Z. '17. The Academy
team represented Libya throughout the conference, and several of our
students were members of committees navigating political, economic, and
social issues. Wesley was invited to be a member of the Crisis
Committee for the Paris Commune, a very selective position. The
Paris Commune simulation dealt with the radical and socialist government
ruling the Paris Commune during the spring of 1871.
Members of the Class of 2016 who
have received college acceptances. Many are still receiving
acceptance letters, but here are the top colleges to which our seniors
have been accepted, so far, all Highly Competitive, according to Barron's
Profiles of American Colleges: American
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Pittsburgh at
Pittsburgh. Stay tuned to the Alumni Explorer and
our social media pages to read the Senior Success Stories and the College
Prospectus, to find out which colleges our graduates will be attending.
If you would like to send a congratulations note to one of our
seniors, please contact Michael LaRue.
The Development and
Alumni Relations Office is in need of class agents to help communicate
important information to alumni. If you are interested in serving
as a class agent, please fill out this form on the Academy's website. If
you have questions, please contact Michael LaRue.
Students Are Our Purpose. You Are Our Partners!
Make your Academy
Fund gift today -- every gift helps to meet the 2015-16 Academy Fund
goal. Your generosity directly impacts the Academy learning
students are our purpose. You are our partners!
Please contact Beth Zak in the Development Office.