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Senior Girls' Medieval Feast

A large banquet table is set in the center of the spectacular Great Hall of the Registered National Landmark, Glencairn Museum. A menu of authentic medieval recipes fills the table, accompanied by sundry entertainment and jocularity. The evening culminates in the time-honored tradition of the entire company reciting—in Middle English—Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales. This is our annual Senior Girls' Medieval Feast, an historic extravaganza hosted by the English department and the fabulous education staff at Glencairn Museum. The Medieval Feast is the capstone event for the girls' study of the Medieval era and The Canterbury Tales. It is one of our signature moments for Girls School seniors, which many graduates treasure as long as they remember the melodic stanzas of Chaucer's timeless tale.



Cappies Are Back!

After a short hiatus, Cappies have returned to ANC. Thanks to the dedication and passion of our drama team, this exciting and valuable program is once again being offered to our student population. The ANC Cappies Critics this year are Grace C (Lead Critic), Jency B, Michelle B, Cailin E and Leanna Z.  The Critics, along with Mentors Mr. Kistner and Ms. Gladish, and Advisor Mrs. Waelchli spent last Sunday at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS being trained into the Greater Philadelphia Cappies (GPC) program. 

The Cappies is an international program with the mission to foster community recognition of achievement in theater arts and to enhance, celebrate and add excitement to high school theater.  The GPC is stressing the values of RESPECT and INTEGRITY this year.  Our critics will attend and write reviews of five other area high schools’ shows and we will host 50 Cappies critics at our Saturday matinee of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For more information about the program visit


2011 Graduation Speeches

Family, friends, alumni, and members of the community turned out on Saturday, May 28, to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2011. It was a warm, sunny day and the exuberance of the class was shared by the entire audience. The identity of the commencement speaker, usually a parent of a graduate, was kept secret until she was introduced by Vice Chancellor Carswell. Though not technically a parent, Mrs. Esther Yardumian-Smyth has been a surrogate mother to many residents of the Glenn Hall girls dormitory where she served as Housemother during her long career at ANC—a career whose culmination coincided with the graduation of this class.



New Girls Dorm Nearly Complete

With the academic year over, campus is quieting down. Boarding students have left for the summer. But in the far corner of back campus, there is a hubbub of activity. Glenn Hall is under construction. That is, the new Glenn Hall is under construction. The current Glenn Hall is emptied of students and is being prepared for demolition. The new Glenn Hall will be stunning. The lodge-style entryway has cathedral ceilings centered around a stone fireplace. Complete with two wings and three floors of dorm rooms, housemother apartments, kitchen, laundry, and a stunning third-floor DEKA lounge, come fall the new Glenn Hall will be housing our Girls School students in style.


Delta Mu Pitches In at Camp Ladore

Eighty-six students and eleven adults went to the Salvations Army's Camp Ladore last weekend for our thirteenth annual Delta Mu Service Trip. As usual, the weather was miraculous and the setting serene. We spent much of our time outdoors, helping prepare Ladore to serve as a summer camp for underprivileged youth. Our students have a reputation there of chewing through work at a terrific rate, and this year they continued to impress. We painted a lodge and fences, split wood, picked up trash, spread gravel, fixed up campsites, and generally worked to prepare camp and beautify the facilities. Saturday afternoon and evening included some fun: Ultimate Frisbee, a walk around the lake to dinner, a bonfire, and relaxing in the lodge. Solomon Keal wrapped up the weekend with a Sunday morning service in a wooded amphitheater our students had just fixed up the day before. He spoke about the gifts each individual brings to an experience like a service weekend, and the beautiful results. — Cory Boyce, Advisor

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