Pals Dils, Rocca win state By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Longtime friends Connor Dils of Albuquerque Academy (1A-4A) and Leo Rocca of Albuquerque High (5A) dominated their state championship matches Thursday. Those two and Vivica Corley were joined by Avery Williams of Goddard, the 1A-4A girls champion. Rocca and Dils have been rivals — and good friends — […]
INTO THE WOODS Nabs Three Enchantment Awards Albuquerque Academy’s theatre program had another strong showing at this year’s New Mexico High School Theatre Awards, known as the Enchantment Awards, again taking home Best Actress and Best Director Awards. Nori Little ’25 was named Best Actress for her role as the witch in the Academy’s production of INTO THE WOODS, while Alexis Scott […]
Chargers Earn Top Writing Awards Work by five Academy students has been honored by the 2024 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing Contest. Anagha Devarakoda ’26: First Class Jasper Smith ’26: First Class August Steele ’25: First Class Alexis Limary ’26: Superior Addie Nayback ’25: Merit The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to […]
Sophomore’s Chemistry Research Honored at National Science Event Aarush Tutiki ’26 was among 230 students from around the country presenting original research at the 62nd Annual National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), where he placed second in Oral Research Presentation and Paper in the chemistry category for his work, A Two-Pronged Method for the Identification of Highly Biocompatible Nanomaterials. JSHS, the premier […]
Sophomore Takes Silver in Supercomputing Challenge Harrison Schiek ’26 placed second in the 2024 Supercomputing Challenge, a yearlong challenge open to middle and high school students, during which they tackle complex issues using science, technology, engineering, and math. Harrison’s project, Water Runoff and Diversion Simulation, was sponsored by Jay Garcia of the Academy’s computer science department. Harrison was recognized at the […]
Albuquerque Academy girls, Cleveland boys win metro track and field titles By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Cleveland’s boys and Albuquerque Academy’s girls were the team champions at the final major event on the regular-season calendar. Everyone is into district competitions next week, and state for the Class 4A and 5A athletes is coming up May 17-18. The Storm piled up 109 points, nearly double […]
Parasher, Albuquerque Academy girls win metro girls golf titles By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Anya Parasher landed in Albuquerque, fresh from Stanford, California, at 12:30 Monday morning. About 14 hours later, working on precious little sleep, the Albuquerque Academy senior won one of the season’s most important prep golf tournaments and kept intact her undefeated 2023-24 season. Parasher and St. Pius’ Cade […]
Dean of College Guidance Contributes to College Admission Text The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has published the sixth edition of its Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling textbook, which includes expert insight from Dean of College Guidance Ralph Figueroa on the current landscape of higher education. The textbook is popular among college counseling graduate programs across the country. In the book’s first […]
Here’s who won the APS metro tennis tournament By Tristen Critchfield / for the Journal No. 1 seed Connor Dils vanquished some demons from last year’s defeat in the Metro finals when he rallied late for a hard-fought victory over second-seeded Leo Rocca of Albuquerque High 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. The Academy senior had to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the final set to […]
Harper track and field meet: Daniels, James, Rahmer among winners on first day By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Spencer Womack of Piedra Vista claimed the boys triple jump (45-3), and added a third-place showing in the high jump, an event won by Academy senior Sam James (6-2). “It’s awesome. I get to practice here every day, so I feel comfortable here,” James said. He said he […]