Visual arts teacher among 13 recipients awarded 2024 Fulcrum Fund grants By Kathaleen Roberts / Assistant Arts Editor, Albuquerque Journal 516 Arts has announced its 2024 Fulcrum Fund grantees, comprising of 13 recipients. A total of $70,000 has been awarded in varying amounts determined by this year’s jury, supporting the development and presentation of independent, artist-led projects and programs. This year’s funded projects include independent and […]
Senior Selected to Represent New Mexico at National Science Program Leela Young ’24 has been chosen to represent our state at the 2024 National Youth Science (NYS) Camp. Hosted in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest, NYS Camp is a residential science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) summer program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEAM leaders. Leela was selected through […]
Academy Reads Shares the Joy of Reading To help remind the Academy community about the pleasures of reading, Simms Library is hosting a reading event April 4-25, featuring currently reading or favorite books from our community members – students, faculty, staff, parents, and more. “It’s a way to start conversations and make connections, bringing us together through shared experiences,” says Director of […]
Students recognized during STEM research award ceremony By Gino Gutierrez / Journal Staff Writer Four students were awarded the opportunity to attend the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, which is taking place next month in Los Angeles. Among the four selected were brother and sister Akilan and Sowmya Sankaran. The siblings, who have shared a common love for the STEM field […]
Balancing band, baseball and bees: 2023 NM State Spelling Bee champion, Keith ’29, prepares to defend his title By Adrian Gomez / Journal Arts Editor Inside Keith Lee’s head lives thousands of words – including definitions and origins. The seventh-grade student at Albuquerque Academy lives in a world which requires balance. Along with his general studies, he’s in jazz band, on the baseball team and studies for the upcoming New Mexico State Spelling […]
Mathcounts Team Members Among Top in State Academy’s MathCounts team sent five students to the New Mexico State Competition – seventh graders Mark Goldman ’29, Susheer Paladugu ’29, and Keith Lee ’29 and sixth graders Iris Huang ’30 and Sadye Bruce ’30. Despite stiff competition, the Academy performed exceptionally well. The top 12 competitors battled it out in the countdown round, with […]
Forty-one Students Qualify for National DECA Competition More than three-quarters of the Academy DECA team that competed at state qualified to represent New Mexico at the national competition. Of the 54 students competing at state in independent role play events, team role play events, or written events, 41 have the opportunity to compete at Nationals in April. First Individual Events Harper Craig […]
OPINION: All NM schools should promote better phone and social media usage practices By Evan Chang / Albuquerque Academy Junior Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed while under your bedsheets past your bedtime? You see your “frenemy” laying out on the beaches of Turks and Caicos, sipping a coconut drink and looking out into the sunset — picture perfect right? The post has 250 likes. Shifting […]
Academy Chess Repeats as State Champs The Academy chess team won all four of their matches at the 2024 NMAA 4A/5A State High School Team Chess Tournament, securing their title as state champs for the second year in a row! Team Members Aravind Chary ’25 Arjun Grandhe ’27 Dhruv Grandhe ’25 Dana Poon ’26 Marcelo Tohen ’26 Aarush Tutiki ’26 JR […]
Metro softball players to watch for the 2024 season By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Melissa Purcella, jr, P, Albuquerque Academy: Won 11 games last season for the Chargers, and looking for a strong encore. Click here for the complete list.