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Monday
May112015

Come Join the Activity

 Come share in the burst of activity that is May at ANC. Hard work by students is coming to fruition and there is plenty of opportunity to see them in action. 

With a successful Peter Pan behind them, a significant portion of the student body has returned from a Service weekend at Camp Ladore (see left; more pictures from the trip will be up on our Facebook page.) Some schools require students to do service work; at ANC, the students jump at the opportunity and the limited spaces on the bus.

Sunday night, the White Horse chapter of the National Honors Society inducted 25 new members. To be a member of the White Horse chapter, a student must maintain a certain minimum GPA, but special emphasis is placed on demonstrated honorable behavior (In the Book of Revelation, a person who rides the White Horse represents an intelligent person who reads the Lord's Word.)

Coming up (May 21) is the Spring Sports Awards, which will honor those athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout the year. Of special interest are the awards which focus on character and integrity. Of course, a whirlwind of final games and matches will culminate the busy athletic schedule. Senior Project presentations are coming up, and of course a host of graduation-related activities.

Check out our calendar, take your pick and come on out and enjoy watching what these students can do!

GO TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR >>

Tuesday
Apr282015

Peter Pan Soars

Over the past few weeks, students have been flying around MPAC to get ready for the show, literally. With assistance from Broadway professionals, the actors, crew, musicians and directors have again shown why theater at ANC is not a spectator sport.

Through 5 performances, including a matinee, multiple practices, and a preview, a greater part of the student body pitched in to put on a magnificent performance. The colorful costumes, detailed backdrop, and intricate set (including a working waterfall) made the performance a feast for eyes.

Pirates leapt to the beat of the orchestra, the Lost Boys romped playfully together and the Indians gracefully danced their way through Neverland. See the fun in more than a hundred pictures at the Dropbox link below!

SEE THE PICTURES IN DROPBOX >>

Wednesday
Mar252015

Speaking Their Minds


The 2015 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:

Ben C., Bi Valve Mollusks and Human Emotion
Samantha H., Learning How to Listen
Graham J., Angry Leprechauns and Tortured Lunch Ladies
Julia C., Hands Off, Hands On
Ethan T., Boredom, Remember that Guy?
Rayna S., Chicken Feet and Cigarette Butts
Isaac S., The Most Noble Practice
Erica S., Memories
Tara D., Our Own Shoes
Victor F., Venti Spice Pumpkin Latte with 2 Pumps of Fear

You can enjoy the speeches by watching the recorded video after clicking HERE

WATCH AT NEW CHURCH LIVE >>

Tuesday
Mar172015

In Memoriam Dave Roscoe

An encyclopedic knowledge of history, a passion for German culture and cuisine, a lifelong commitment to civic uses, and a devoted husband and father, David J. Roscoe taught History at ANC for nearly 40 years, serving as History Department Chair for most of those years. Dave - "Uncle Dave" to many - was also Senior Class advisor for many years, taught German and many other history courses along the way, and served as Registrar. Dave Roscoe had an enthusiasm for discussing almost any subject, and the ability to debate without a hint of rancor; for him, it was about the intellectual challenge of understanding the truth, not proving he was right.

Mr. Roscoe was an avid reader, a voracious reader. To quote his daughter's comment in Mr. Halterman's memorial address, "Before Google, there was Mr. Roscoe." His interests ranged through the philosophical into the theological. Although not born into the New Church, Dave Roscoe was as comfortable and knowledgable as anyone with the Heavenly Doctrines. Our thoughts go out to his wife Janice - "Mrs. Roscoe" (also very will known and beloved to ANC students) - and to his increasing progeny.

READ THE MEMORIAL ADDRESS >>

Monday
Feb232015

Ice Hockey Champs 2015

The team won the Independence Hockey League Championship for the first time in the leagues seven year history. In record low temperature at Junge' Pavilion, the Lions played one of their best periods of the season to start the game.

In front of a full and supportive crowd, the team stretched their lead to 3-0 in the second period, and then continued to score. The final score was 9-2, with a great performance both offensively and defensively.

The varsity team finished with a league record of 11-0-1, and did not lose in their last 16 games. Their overall record was 17-4-3. Coach Gurney says the teams focus was to display composure, have perseverance, and understand the details of the game.

READ COACH GURNEY'S END OF YEAR WRITE-UP" >>

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