Academy boys and girls win tennis titles By Sean Reider / Journal Staff Writer Saturday at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex had all the feel of a countdown, seconds ticking by on a long day that only got longer. Because, in a literal sense, that’s how the early afternoon was spent. With each lightning strike in a 10-mile radius pushing the final […]
Seven Pieces Advance in Scholastic Writing Competition Pieces by 10 Academy students have received regional recognition from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. Gold Key-awarded entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and scholarship awards, in June. Jurors look for works that exemplify the awards’ core values: originality, skill, and the emergence of a personal voice […]
Pals Dils, Rocca win state By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Longtime friends Connor Dils of Albuquerque Academy (1A-4A) and Leo Rocca of Albuquerque High (5A) dominated their state championship matches Thursday. Those two and Vivica Corley were joined by Avery Williams of Goddard, the 1A-4A girls champion. Rocca and Dils have been rivals — and good friends — […]
Middle School Robotics Team Participates in State Expo Eight students from the 6-7 Robotics team participated in the 2024 AFRL New Mexico Robotics Challenge Expo on May 10. The Coders won the trophy for best pageant costume — awarded to the team that earns the most votes in the Flashy Chassis Pageant — and Ohio Programmers took honorable mention. Students work in teams […]
INTO THE WOODS Nabs Three Enchantment Awards Albuquerque Academy’s theatre program had another strong showing at this year’s New Mexico High School Theatre Awards, known as the Enchantment Awards, again taking home Best Actress and Best Director Awards. Nori Little ’25 was named Best Actress for her role as the witch in the Academy’s production of INTO THE WOODS, while Alexis Scott […]
Chargers Earn Top Writing Awards Work by five Academy students has been honored by the 2024 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing Contest. Anagha Devarakoda ’26: First Class Jasper Smith ’26: First Class August Steele ’25: First Class Alexis Limary ’26: Superior Addie Nayback ’25: Merit The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to […]
Sophomore’s Chemistry Research Honored at National Science Event Aarush Tutiki ’26 was among 230 students from around the country presenting original research at the 62nd Annual National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), where he placed second in Oral Research Presentation and Paper in the chemistry category for his work, A Two-Pronged Method for the Identification of Highly Biocompatible Nanomaterials. JSHS, the premier […]
Sophomore Takes Silver in Supercomputing Challenge Harrison Schiek ’26 placed second in the 2024 Supercomputing Challenge, a yearlong challenge open to middle and high school students, during which they tackle complex issues using science, technology, engineering, and math. Harrison’s project, Water Runoff and Diversion Simulation, was sponsored by Jay Garcia of the Academy’s computer science department. Harrison was recognized at the […]
Albuquerque Academy girls, Cleveland boys win metro track and field titles By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Cleveland’s boys and Albuquerque Academy’s girls were the team champions at the final major event on the regular-season calendar. Everyone is into district competitions next week, and state for the Class 4A and 5A athletes is coming up May 17-18. The Storm piled up 109 points, nearly double […]
DECA Team Earns Top Scores at International Conference Forty Chargers competed in DECA’s International Career Development Conference in April, with three earning top recognition. In Principles of Business Management and Administration, Lur Jacoby ’27 scored in the top 10 on the exam and was a top-16 international competitor and finalist. His events measured proficiency in knowledge and skills across marketing, finance, hospitality, and […]