Senior flautist Nicole Masucci participated in the Region 5 Band Festival February 22-24 at Middletown Area High School. Congratulations to Nicole!
Our Middle Schoolers competed in the annual Moravian Academy Geography Bee earlier this year and we have a winner in each class: Gianna Guarasi ’24, Elena Tongg-Weiler ‘23, and Eric Jackson ‘22. The class winners then competed and Gianna Guarasi ‘24 is the Moravian Academy Geography Bee champion. Gianna qualified Top 100 in the state and will compete in Harrisburg in the state-level competition on April 6th. The designated state champions attend the national championship in Washington, D.C. from May 20-23, 2018.
Violinists Yan Yu ’23 and Krysta Nichols ’21 competed in the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Young Classical Artists’ Competition and won their divisions. Both have been invited to perform at the University on May 5th, followed by a recording session on May 6th at WVIA studios.
The Moravian Academy DECA Team competed in the State Career Development Conference in Hershey, February 21-23, 2018. Ryan Hoffman ’19, Garrick Lombardi ’19, Robbie Shaff ’19, and Dante Trapasso ’18 finished 2nd in the Quiz Bowl. Naveen Ailawadi ’19 finished 3rd in Professional Selling. Isha Mohapatra ’19 is now the new Pennsylvania District 7 Representative.
On February 24th, 23 seventh and eighth grade students presented their math and science projects at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 3 Competition. One received a perfect score. Twenty one students earned 1st place awards and one student earned a 2nd place award. All students that earned a 1st place award can participate in The 2018 PJAS State Meeting held on May 20-22, 2018 at Penn State University.
Four Upper School students competed in the Regional PA Junior Academy of Science competition. Karilyn Kruklitis ’20 and Isha Kaza ’20 received 2nd place awards. Elizabeth Stifel ’19 and Rhea Malhotra ’20 received 1st place awards and will move onto to present at the State Level at Penn State in May.
On March 3rd the Upper School Debate Team participated in the ADFL National Qualifier. Neha Skandan ’21 placed third in Lincoln Douglas, Julius Ewungkem ’20 and Avi Singh ’20 placed third in Public Forum, and Athina Jaffer ’19 and Naveen Ailawadi ’19 placed fourth in Public Forum. Neha, Julius and Avi will compete in the NCFL Grand National Tournament in Washington, DC over Memorial Day weekend.
Miranda Gibson ’20 was honored with “The Strength for Leah” Community Award for her painting entitled “Natural Beauty” in the 8th Annual Hope and Healing Juried Art Show at The Baum School in Allentown. The donated student artwork is selected by area hospital and healing facilities to exhibit with the intent for aiding in patients’ wellness.
The swimming and diving team had a robust year with 43 athletes, 24 District qualifiers, 18 District medals, 2 new school records, and 1 State qualifier. At Districts, the girls’ team finished 3rd. Medals were earned by Isabella Khan ’18 (2nd place diving), Kaylee Davis ’18 (3rd in the 200 IM and 100 BR), McKayla Blazure (3rd in the 100 FL), 3rd in the Medley Relay Team of Valentina Lopez ’19, Kaylee Davis ’18, McKayla Blazure, and Anna Shoudt, and 2nd in the 400 FR Relay (same athletes as the MR). Isabella dove in the State meet at Bucknell and finished 21st. Kaylee sang the National Anthem to open the District meet and finished with four medals making her the first MA girl to medal in every event she has swum in all four years at Districts. Armaan Pandher ’21 earned a 3rd place medal in the 100 Backstroke and 4th in the 100 Fly. The boys’ 400 FR Relay team of Armaan, Noah Young ’18, Mark Nikitine, and James Foran ’19 took a 4th place medal at districts.
Congratulations to seventh-grader Sophia Trembler who was nominated, applied, and selected to participate in the Junior Honors Choir. She will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Sophia will travel to NYC for five days in June. Way to go, Sophia!
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