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Monday
Jun132016

Graduation 2016

On a clear Saturday morning, the ANC class of 2016 was launched into the next phase of their lives. Surrounded by friends and family, and overlooked by more than a hundred banners of preceding classes, to which they have now added their own, the seniors of the Girls School and Boys School received their diplomas with all the pomp of tradition and hope for the future.

The ceremony was preceded by a service officiated by Bishop Brian Keith, who introduced the speaker, the Reverend Clark Echols. Clark's talk addressed the interplay between thoughts and emotions, an appropriate topic as these young people contemplate saying goodbye to friends and school, and embracing the realities of making their own lives. Honorary degrees were granted to Traci Gray and Barbara Jean Duggan on behalf of the Girls School, and Chris Barber and Saul Fisher on behalf of the Boys School.

Following the granting of diplomas, Theta Alpha Gold Medals were awarded to senior girls Eden Halterman and Tykah Echols, and a Boys School Gold Medal was awarded to senior boy Zach Brock. The Girls School and Boys School valedictories were delivered by Brittany Gunther and Weston Wadsworth, respectively.

VIEW THE YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE 2016 GRADUATION HERE >>

Friday
May272016

Major Sports Awards

Congratulations to senior Zach Brock, awarded the Stanley F. Ebert Award for his outstanding contributions as an athlete and leader during his four years at ANC. Thomas Villante walked away with the Payson W. Lyman Award, and Kyla Rogers and Chelsea Duggan shared honors for the Outstanding Female Athlete Award. The Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for 2016 went to Jamie Reynolds.

This event was the finale for Coach Shawn O. Synnestvedt, who is stepping down as Athletic Director. Shawn has been a fixture in the ANC Athletics and Physical Education firmament for nearly four decades, and his hallmark has been ensuring that the drive for athletic excellence is characterized first and foremost by an emphasis in moral education.

In recent years, Shawn was joined by his wife Aileen as Assistant Athletic Director, and as a pair they have done a magnificent job of what has become a very demanding job. Their very big shoes will no doubt be ably filled by incoming Athletic Director Brendan Asplundh (ANC '02), assisted by Rob Forster as building manager; Rob has been a very effective Lacrosse Coach in the last few years, in addition to various other involvements in the program.

VIEW THE COMPLETE LIST OF AWARD WINNERS FOR 2015-2016 HERE >>

Thursday
May192016

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 Thursday 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.

SOFTBALL PICTURES ON FACEBOOK >>

GIRLS LACROSSE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK >>

BOYS LACROSSE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK >>

Tuesday
Apr052016

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.

CAST TALKS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS ON YOUTUBE >>

Monday
Apr042016

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)

WATCH ON YOUTUBE >>

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