Academy Chess Repeats as State Champs The Academy chess team won all four of their matches at the 2024 NMAA 4A/5A State High School Team Chess Tournament, securing their title as state champs for the second year in a row! Team Members Aravind Chary ’25 Arjun Grandhe ’27 Dhruv Grandhe ’25 Dana Poon ’26 Marcelo Tohen ’26 Aarush Tutiki ’26 JR […]
2024 high school softball preview: Can anyone from the metro area break through? By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Albuquerque Academy was a top-8 seed last season and returns No. 1 pitcher Melissa Purcella, a junior. The Chargers have a new head coach in Haley Parsons, who won three state championships as a player at Piedra Vista. Shortstop Lilia Braun and junior catcher/third baseman Bella Swanson also […]
Metro softball players to watch for the 2024 season By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Melissa Purcella, jr, P, Albuquerque Academy: Won 11 games last season for the Chargers, and looking for a strong encore. Click here for the complete list.
Depth in Speech & Debate Pits Charger Against Charger Thirty-five Academy students competed at the 2024 Speech & Debate Championship in Rio Rancho in February — more students than any other participating school. “One unique aspect of having such a large and strong program is that in many cases, students’ largest competitors in the late elimination rounds were in fact their own Academy teammates […]
Science Olympiad Teams Advance to Nationals The Academy’s middle school and high school Science Olympiad teams are moving on to the national tournament at Michigan State University in May following wins at the state tournament at New Mexico Tech in Soccoro. Each Academy team faced 19 other schools. The competition consists of 23 events covering life science, earth and space science, […]
Celebrating Black History Month at Albuquerque Academy A Month of Reflection, Recognition, and Empowerment By Christy Brundage P’24, P’26, African American Parent Council Chair In early February, the Albuquerque Academy Black Student Union and their families attended the 39th Annual University of New Mexico Black History Month Kickoff Brunch, featuring keynote speaker Aja Brooks, the executive assistant United States attorney for the […]
Academy Students Start Local GlamourGals Chapter In a heartfelt effort to address senior loneliness, Dana Poon ’26, alongside her sister Jenna Poon ’28, established the first GlamourGals chapter in New Mexico. GlamourGals, a non-profit organization with over 100 chapters nationwide comprising high school and college students, offers companionship and beauty sessions to seniors. Dana and Jenna’s inspiration came from witnessing the […]
A metro-centric preview of the 2024 high school baseball season By James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer CLASS 4A: There ought to be a slew of contenders just from the metro area. That includes Belen, Valley and Hope Christian, plus the two teams that played in the state final last May – and who, in fact, have met for the last three 4A titles – […]
Metro baseball players to watch for the 2024 season James Yodice / Journal Staff Writer Matt Delaney, jr., RHP, Albuquerque Academy: Delaney’s got the potential to beat any lineup he faces, and he is crucial to the Chargers’ chances. Satish Raichur, sr., C/P, Albuquerque Academy: One of the most valuable players, in relation to their roster, in 4A, Raichur will be asked to carry a heavy […]
10 best things in New Mexico sports this week By Lucas Peerman / Journal Sports Editor 2. Albuquerque Academy girls swimming and diving The Chargers are as dominant a team as there is in New Mexico sports. Consider that in 2023, the Albuquerque Academy girls set a record by scoring 290 points to win the state swimming and diving meet. This year, the Chargers […]