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Congratulations to ANC Winning Teams

ANC teams have distinguished themselves this year, adding championships in Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, and a strong second-place showing in Girls Softball to earlier champs in Football and Field Hockey. All of our teams will be honored at the Spring Sports Awards this Friday night.

The Softball ladies, in particular, shined, losing a well-played game 7-4 against an 11-0 Friends Select team that had given up only 8 runs in those 11 games. They defeated the #2 seed in the semifinals to make the championship round for the first time in ANC history.

Their counterparts in Lacrosse defeated Abington Friends to win the Quaker Cup. Meanwhile, the Boys Lacrosse team had beat Shipley 13-6 for the Friends League Championship, and made it into the InterAc Tourney against some of the top teams in the country, before falling to Germantown Academy 3-8.

All our teams will be honored at the Spring Sports Awards Thursday Night, May 26th. It will be the final Awards Night for retiring Athletic Director Shawn Synnestvedt. Join us at the Asplundh Field House at 7:30 PM to celebrate our athletes and coaches. Light refreshments will be served following the presentations.





OLIVER Nominated in Four Catagories

Over 30 Cappies critics attended opening night and loved the show--both the performance and technical aspects. Read their reviews here. Oliver! was nominated for Cappies Awards in four categories: Dance Ensemble (Fagin’s Gang), Set (StageCraft class), Supporting Actress (Rayna Synnestvedt) and Lead Actress (Tykah Echols).

The ANC Cappies Team was nominated for the critic team award and Eden Halterman (12th Grade) and Victoria Kline (Underclassman) were both nominated as critics. The award winners will be announced at the Cappies Gala, to be held this Sunday, May 15th at the Unionville High School.



Speaking Their Minds

The 2016 ANC Oratorical Event has come and gone, but it's not too late to hear this annual favorite produced by the teachers and students of the ANC English Department. Experience the full range of emotions as these speakers employ humor, insight and pathos to Speak Their Minds, moderated by "Melodie" and "Stu" of WKNC 1020 AM:

Rachel F., Global Grandmother/em>
Zach L., Living a "Principled" Life
Helen B., Have a Nice Day
Lynne A., Just Jump
Brayden B., The Process
Eden H., Attitude of Gratitude
Cameron T., Not Like the Other
Matthue C., Playing from the Rough
Clara R., No Bueno

You can enjoy the speeches by watching the recorded video after clicking HERE (Program starts 15 minutes in)



New Principal for the Girls School

Managing Director Jim Adams has announced that he is appointing Kira Schadegg as the next Girls School principal, with the unanimous consensus of a search committee comprised of faculty, administration and trustees.

Mrs. Schadegg, center, with colleagues being honored by the senior girls at their recent Medieval Feast at Glencairn Museum.

From Mr. Adams' announcement:

"Kira’s dedication to the New Church, New Church education, and the mission of the Girls School is remarkable. She also has an impressive resume of experience in the Girls School and wider community. These range from her superb teaching in the classroom to working with students in a variety of forums, to her leadership within the faculty to her many years of service with the Fire Company. Her love for the students is evident, as is her desire to support and lead the faculty. Kira is very energetic and organized. She has an amazing work ethic and a can-do attitude that is contagious. I believe that she will be a fine leader for the Girls School and look forward to working with her."

Mr. Adams thanked outgoing principal Sue Odhner for her years of dedication to the Girls School, acknowledging what she has contributed and anticipating her efforts to prepare Mrs. Schadegg to take the reins next year.


Mitchell Performing Arts Center Fundraiser

MPAC is hosting a concert featuring local musicians Turner Adams, Anders Hyatt, and Reade McCardell.  Funds raised at this event will benefit the Mitchell Performing Arts Center (MPAC) for the ANC Secondary Schools, Bryn Athyn College and the greater Bryn Athyn community.  

Come enjoy our hometown talent on a winter's night in Bryn Athyn!  We would love to see you!
Doors open at 7pm.

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