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Oratorical Event Livestream

This Saturday, March 25, is the English Department’s signature event. Students from each grade, having worked in secret with a faculty mentor, will wow you as they deliver their prepared speeches to the school and broader community in a night emceed by two of our very own seniors. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Cost: The event is free, but donations are welcome to help defer the costs of running this event.

Livestreaming: If you are unable to attend, you can still watch it live online.



ANC Students Sponsor Child's Education

For the last three years ANC students and faculty have sponsored a Kenyan girl named Nancy through an organization called Helping Children in Crisis. HCIC assists a New Church orphanage in Kenya in raising and educating over 30 children. HCIC uses traditional donations to support their work, and each child has a sponsor who donates $800 each year to feed, clothe, educate, and provide basic life necessities for that child. ANC students and faculty have managed to raise at least $800 each December by various means, including a Dress Down Day, in which students and faculty pay a small fee to dress in jeans, sweatpants, and other comfortable but non-regulation clothing for a day. We have been fortunate the last two years to have an anonymous donor who matches dollar-for-dollar what is raised by those who pay to dress down.

There is also a donation jar with Nancy’s photo on it in the School Store that comes out each year in December. This year, Miss Knight raffled off some of her extraneous classroom paraphernalia to her junior history class, and the money raised with these 25 cent tickets totaled $24 that went to the HCIC fund.

The last means of fundraising is by faculty donations. Several faculty members use this donation in lieu of sending individual Christmas gifts to their colleagues. In the past, we have had parents who knew of these efforts and sent in money as well.

This year ANC raised over $1000, enabling us to cover Nancy’s expenses for the year and to donate to the cost of repair and upkeep at the orphanage. It seems fitting that ANC’s students and their teachers help a young person in Kenya have an education and the necessities of life. We hope to be able to support Nancy (who is now 16 years old) until she finishes her education and training and moves out into the world to earn her way.



Livestream Chapel

Every morning, the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools join together first thing for an inspirational message in the chapel. The ministers in our Religion Department, along with guest ministers, provide a short service based on teachings from the Word. We hope these services can provide food for reflection throughout the day, as well as fodder for class discussion.

You are welcome to join us for the current, live-streamed chapel, or to view past chapels, by clicking on the YouTube link below. They are typically about 10-12 minutes in length



ANC Spanish Exchange

ANC is once again sponsoring an exchange with La Purísima school in Valencia, Spain during the 2016-2017 school year. See photos from the 2015 exchange here! ANC students and teachers will travel to Valencia over spring break 2017 to live with host families, attend classes and tour Valencia as well as spend a weekend in Madrid. Our visit to Valencia will coincide with preparations for the region’s biggest festival of the year: Las Fallas. We will get to experience the daily fireworks, numerous parades and gigantic ninots - huge paper-mache statues that commemorate and satirize the past year. In Madrid, we will visit the Plaza Mayor, Plaza del Sol and Palacio Real (Royal Palace) as well as a day trip to the small medieval city of Segovia.

The Spanish students will be coming to ANC December 8-17 to stay with host families, attend ANC classes and also take day trips to surrounding points of interest. On December 17th, they will depart by bus for New York City, leaving directly from there to return to Spain a few days later.

Since this is an exchange, students who plan to travel to Spain are also expected to host. Students will be matched by the teachers and ANC students will stay with the same Spanish student he or she hosted. If there is an impediment to hosting (such as being a resident student) we can work together to find alternate arrangements for the students.

The trip is open to any ANC student, although some knowledge of Spanish language is necessary to live with a host family for a week. Spanish 1 students have gone on both of the previous exchanges with great success. Click below for itinerary and prices. Thanks to a generous grant, there is financial aid available. Please contact for more information or for registration instructions.



Field Hockey and Soccer Advance in Playoffs

Girls Field Hockey and Boys Soccer each battled in a championship game Monday, Soccer for the first time ever, and Field Hockey for an amazing 5th year in a row.

Soccer earned its ticket by defeating Friends Central on Saturday, in a game that remained 1-1 through the overtime period. In the penalty kicks, Xander Pendleton, Tenzin Wade and Eric Zhang made their PK's, while Xander made three saves on kicks by Friends Central. The Lions took on the Moorestown Friends on the home field and fought a 0-0 tie through two overtime periods, falling only after an extended shootout, 8-7.

Meanwhile, the ladies had defeated George School at home on Saturday in the semi-finals, 4-0. They also took on the Moorestown Friends for the league championship at home, defeating them 1-0 for their fifth consecutive title. This is the 12th time they have played in the FSL Championship game since joining the league in 1994, winning 6 out of the 11 previous finals.

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