December 13, 2018

Greg Gilbert ’18

Even before his graduation from Newark Academy, Greg Gilbert ’18 became the first member of his class to hold an elected office. Greg was elected to a position on the Chatham Democratic Town Committee a few days before Commencement. Greg is excited to help out his community in any way […]
May 17, 2018

From Donald M. Austin, Head of School

This issue of Lumen profiles alumni who are exemplary citizens, each contributing to their communities, large and small, in a spirit of selfless service. They remind us that an enduring purpose of a Newark Academy education is to prepare students to participate actively in society as informed and engaged contributors. […]
May 17, 2018

Role Model Citizens

Being an exemplary citizen takes courage. It demands that one channel one’s own passion into the challenging, uncertain and very public work of cultivating the passions and energies of others – all in an attempt to make a lasting, positive mark on the world. Newark Academy is proud of the […]
May 17, 2018

Luis Gomez: A Fond Farewell to a Nurturing Mentor

Señor Luis Gomez offers the following analogy for the student experience: “In sixth grade, we have students in the canoe with faculty, and the teachers are paddling. In seventh grade, the roles are reversed: students are paddling and the teachers are riding. In eighth grade, the students are paddling in […]
May 17, 2018

Sixth-Grade Science Project Foreshadows a Budding Career in Vertical Farming

Little did Ashlyn Heller ’13 know that a project for her sixth-grade science class would lay the foundation for her future career. Challenged with the task of creating an environmentally conscious project that would respond to climate change, Ashlyn and her science partner, Grace Thompson ’13, created a vertical farm […]
May 17, 2018

From the Hallways to the Highways

Like generations of Minutemen past, today’s Newark Academy students spend their summers learning, working, growing and playing. Yet recent trends in how students spend their summers reflect broader economic and cultural shifts. On the one hand, today’s students are less likely to take summer jobs than were students in the […]
May 17, 2018

And Now, For the Finale!

Rise to the Trustee Gift Challenge! When walking into Newark Academy’s Rose Auditorium, alumni from 1965 through the present are flooded with memories: “Oh, I remember this smell”… “that was my seat … “it seemed so much bigger when I was a kid.” In the lives of many NA students, […]
May 17, 2018

Message from Glenn Waldorf ’90, President, Alumni Board of Governors

As we go to print with the spring issue of Lumen, the Alumni Board of Governors is working hard to produce Newark Academy’s 21st Annual Minuteman Golf and Tennis Invitational. We anticipate that more than 100 alumni, parents, current and former faculty members, and friends will gather for golf, tennis, […]
May 17, 2018

For the Love of Endings

Ben Purkert’s debut collection of poetry, For the Love of Endings, was published in March 2018. The launch party was held at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn, and the book tour that followed took him to venues across the country. Reviews of Ben’s collection have been stellar. “His language is always […]