The Path November 2020

An Albuquerque Academy Community Newsletter


Chargers Claim #1 Spot in NM | All the World's Performance | Athletics Hall of Fame | Campus Tour | Academy Students Contribute to Sunport Art | National Signing Day | Giving TuesdAAy | A Sweet Welcome | Halloween: In Photos

Chargers Claim #1 Spot in NM

Congratulations, Chargers! Niche.com, an online school search tool, has awarded the Academy two number one spots: #1 Best College Prep Private High School and #1 Best High School for STEM in New Mexico. Niche has worked to build the most complete, accurate, and transparent school search tool on the internet, powered by its comprehensive school rankings.

Visit the Academy Niche page here.

All the World's Performance

Albuquerque Academy’s Thespian Troupe #740 proudly presents the first student-directed production of the year. All the World’s, written and directed by Addison Fulton ’22, is now available to enjoy on YouTube.

Hear from student playwrights, producers, and directors what it’s like to create a theatrical production during the time of COVID in this article from The Advocate by Elias Arredondo '23.

Athletics Hall of Fame

Athletics are a great source of pride at the Academy, with a program that has garnered more than 160 state championships and launched team dynasties, coaching legacies, and successful athletics careers. The newly established Athletics Hall of Fame, will serve as a means of honoring and recognizing the athletes, teams, coaches, and supporters who made significant contributions to the Charger tradition of excellence. Click here to submit a nomination by November 22.

Campus Tour

Because access to our beautiful campus is limited right now, we created this new video tour featuring many of the traditions and activities that make Albuquerque Academy such a special place. We also invite you to share our Meet the Academy webpage with friends and family who might be interested in sending their student to the Academy in 2021. Our early decision admission deadline is November 20.

Academy Students Contribute to Sunport Art

New Mexican travelers and visitors to the Land of Enchantment are being welcomed to our city with a new 50-foot mural, modeled after vintage postcards, at the Albuquerque International Sunport. Each letter depicts a part of Albuquerque’s history and was created by a local student-artist, including five Academy students and alumni. “The piece looks amazing as a whole, but with a closer look, each letter contains beautiful details and is a work of art in itself,” said Nyika Allen, director of aviation for the City of Albuquerque.

The second phase of the project will feature an exhibition of the 11 separate artworks inside the Sunport. The artists — a collaborative, all-women team — completed the piece out of Sanitary Tortilla Factory, a studio and exhibition space in downtown Albuquerque.

A created by Anila Marks ’22 — Anila feels a deep connection to New Mexican land, culture, and communities. Art has given her the opportunity to connect to all kinds of people with different backgrounds and stories whether it be through paper design at her synagogue, art classes at school, or landscapes of her home in the South Valley.
E created by Grace Archibeck ’21 — Grace’s interest in art has stemmed from growing up surrounded by the culture and creativity in New Mexico. Her art mainly consists of acrylic paintings of photographs she takes around New Mexico.
L created by Magdalena Ramos Mullane ’18 — Magdalena is a junior at Vassar College studying art history and the way in which art intersects with community and making alike. She feels lucky to have grown up in Albuquerque surrounded by powerful acts of creation and healing, especially during a time where collaborative making is more vital than ever.
R created by Melinda Modisette ’21 — Melinda loves art because it’s powerful. It illustrates a perspective of the world and how just a few colors can change someone’s entire perspective of life, which in a way changes the whole world itself.
U created by Sekai Berry ’21 — Sekai is a multi-dimensional student-artist whose art often focuses on how culture and identity influence femininity. Her heritage, Zimbabwean and European, affects her art immensely.

National Signing Day

Beginning this week, Albuquerque student athletes, including our very own Chargers, will start signing their national letters of intent to colleges around the country. Read more about our Academy athletes here. Congratulations to these Chargers:

Allsion Bernier: Yale University, swimming

Justin Hickey: Brown University, track/cross country

Lorelei Logan: University of Memphis, soccer

Jesse Sanchez: Washington University, Missouri, track/cross country

Willa Wiese: University of New Mexico, soccer

Giving TuesdAAy

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. With service at the heart of the Albuquerque Academy mission, we are proud to support this unified day of giving. To further encourage service in our community and annual giving to the Academy, we are excited to join the movement of inspiring charitable giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Please mark your calendar for December 1 and make plans to participate in the Academy’s Giving TuesdAAy!

A Sweet Welcome

Thank you, AAPA, for the sweet welcome for new Academy families! In lieu of their New Parent Mixer, the AAPA delivered special gifts to new Charger parents — seeds from the DOT Garden, ingredients to make our famous munch pudding, and an AAPA flour sack tea towel.

Halloween: In Photos

Whether carving pumpkins or grabbing goodies in the drive-thru, Chargers shared their spooky spirit on Halloween!

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