The Path January 2021

An Albuquerque Academy Community Newsletter


Student Artists Earn Scholastic Recognition | Academy Junior to Co-Chair Youth Celebrate Diversity Conference | Alumni in the News | Seniors Making Impressive Strides With College Admissions | Butterflies, a Zoom Play | Admission Milestones

Student Artists Earn Scholastic Recognition

Dozens of Academy students have had their artwork recognized by the jury for the regional Scholastic Art competition. Judging was based on three criteria: originality, technique, and emergence of a personal vision or voice.

Works that received a gold key will advance to the national level and be reviewed in New York City; winners of the national competition will be announced in March.

Click here to view the galleries of student work and here to view the full list of Academy students recognized for these awards.

Academy Junior to Co-Chair Youth Celebrate Diversity Conference

Anique Win '22 (pictured, third from the right) has been selected to serve as a co-chair for the 2021 Youth Celebrate Diversity Conference. The virtual conference, which will take place in February, brings together students and teachers from across the state to discuss and learn about inclusion and social justice. Anique and her co-chair will give the welcome speech and introduce keynote speakers at the conference, among other duties. The event also offers more than 20 workshops for attendees, including West African Dance, Religious Diversity, Understanding Immigration and Immigrants, and more.

“We’re so proud of her!” says Jade Valenzuela, director of diversity and inclusion at the Academy. “We can’t wait to see what an incredible conference it will be for students from across the state.”

Youth Celebrate Diversity is a multi-state organization that supports education in conflict resolution and discriminatory issues regarding ethnicity, orientation, refugee status, and social justice. Since YCD’s inception three years ago, Anique has served as a participant and member of the executive committee. She is also active in Albuquerque Academy’s Diversity Club.

Alumni in the News

Did you know Academy alumni are making news right here in Albuquerque and around the world? Our fantastic graduates are leading one of the country’s biggest cities, helping fight the global water crisis, being recognized by Forbes for their reforestation work, establishing ground-breaking research facilities, and more. Keep up with Academy alumni on our alumni news webpage and on Facebook, and send us your news.

Seniors Making Progress with College Admissions

Although this year has had its share of challenges, Academy seniors are making impressive strides with the college admission process. Watch New York University surprise one Academy senior, Zoe Calott-Wang '21, with her acceptance, below.

Butterflies, a Zoom Play

Butterflies is an original one-act play written and directed by Sam Kauz ’22, featuring Gretchen Eberhardt ’21 and Caitlyn Small ’25. Traveling down the road of life, a mother and child figure out that love can be elusive in one moment and as tangible as the one right by your side in the next.

Want to learn more? Check out The Advocate's review of Butterflies.

Unusual Admission Season Approaches Milestones

Mark your calendars: Enrollment contracts for returning families arrive by email January 29 and are due March 5. "The deadline to return contracts will be extended almost three weeks," says Head of School Julianne Puente. "We hope this extra time will give families space to make the best decisions for their children."

The Academy's admission team is excited to announce early acceptances on January 21 and welcome our newest Chargers!

More than 130 applicant families came to our drive-thru t-shirt pickup event on January 14 to say hello, hear our steel drum band, and get some Charger gear.

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