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School Calendar for Next Year Updated

The calendar for the 2013-2014 school year has been updated. Although this calendar can be considered essentially correct, it is important to keep in mind that due to unforeseen circumstances, some adjustments might be necessary at a later date. 

The year begins with Back to School Night for parents on Sunday, August 25th, registration for students on Monday the 26th, and the first full day of classes is Tuesday the 27th. Charter Day is Friday, October 18th, and this year the Senior Trip will happen the following Monday and Tuesday; underclassmen will have that Monday off, with Experiential Learning Day happening on Tuesday.

Graduation will take place on Saturday, June 7.



Spring Sports Awards

At Saturday's Spring Sports Awards Night, athletes were cited for achievement in the spring season. In addition, four major awards were given to student athletes who have demonstrated the desired qualities throughout their years at ANC.

Laura Clymer and Lauren Asplundh won the Sportsmanship Award, for having put their teams ahead of their own interest and for promoting the athletic program, among other qualities. Nicole King won the Outstanding Female Athlete Award for being technically advanced, but also for remaining positive in the face of adversity and for being recognized by the Friends School League.

On the boys side, Brandon Hill won the Payson Lyman award for "Charity & Dedication." Jay Eiben won the Stanley F. Ebert Award for "Courage, Integrity, Perseverance, Sportsmanship, Scholarship." We salute all these fine awardees for demonstrating that the ANC Athletics is a laboratory for testing and developing moral virtues

In addition, the following have won Friends League honors:
In Boys Lacrosse, Jay Eiben and Justin Cole are First Team, and Jesse Frazier receives Honorable Mention
In Softball, Myrta Asplundh receives Honorable Mentions
In Baseball, Dustin Smith receives Honorable Mention
And in Girls Lacrosse, Kendra Kuhl receives Honorable Mention.



ANC Awarded at Cappies Gala

The 2013 Greater Philadelphia Cappies held their annual Gala on Sunday, May 5th at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. The Gala is held to honor all High School Theatre Participants and to announce the Cappies Award winners as chosen by the Critics. The Cappies Gala is a fancy event modeled after the Tony Awards, with students dressing up in gowns and tuxes to walk the red carpet. Fellow students serve as "paparazzi" taking photos of their entrances. This year ANC students Kristin K and Cheyanne A were chosen to be paparazzi.

ANC was nominated in five catagories for the fall show White Christmas, and won in two: Set (done by the Fall StageCraft class and represented at the Gala by Dustin S and Grace C) and Special Effects (snowfall effect done by Brae F and Glenn P.) Grace C was honored by earning a Spirit Award for her support of the Performing Arts at ANC. Winners gave a short speech on stage and were given a trophy. ANC student Ashley S served as a "Vanna" giving out trophies and holding the mic for winners' speeches.

ANC had six Cappies Critics this year: Leanna Z (head critic), Kristin K, Zack O, Rachael R, Freya K and Sarah J. Critics from each member school attend at least five shows and write short reviews. The Cappies Mentors (teachers from member schools) read each review and choose the top 4-5 for publication in the Philadelphia Inquirer and regional newspapers. Zack and Rachael each had one review published, Leanna had two reviews published and Kristin had four out of her five reviews published. Students interested in serving as Cappie Critics next year should contact Mrs. Waelchli (



General Nelson Honored

Major General Ronald K. Nelson was among eight honorees to be inducted into the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2013 for a "Lifetime [of] Service to Wrestling."

General Nelson was accompanied not only by his family; approximately 75 friends and former students attended the ceremony in Lancaster, Pa., some of them traveling quite a distance to witness the event.

Ron was a career teacher at the Academy of the New Church, and coached wrestling for 35 years. He is fondly remembered by former students and wrestlers because in all endeavors he looked to the well-being and character development of his charges.



Speak Your Mind

The 2013 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: Caroline B., That Sophomore Oratorical Speaker; Schuyler W., Millstones and Sippy Cups; Charlie C., A Long Mile; Aaliya M., A Letter to My Absent Father; Cody S., W.W.C.C.C.D?; Hannah D., The Seven-Year Old Baby; Kristin K.; Three Schools One School; Liam T., All You Need is (Something That You) Love; Brenna S.; Angels on Earth; Daniel S., I'm ALL Right.


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