News In Brief

This Week:

The contest to design the Andover planner cover started on March 20. Entries are due by April 19, and students can submit their ideas directly at the Academic Skills Center or through email.

The first Revisit Day for newly admitted students was on Friday, March 23. Prospective students were assigned a current Andover student as a host. Revisit students experienced life at Andover by visiting classes and spending on a day on campus.

A Hamantashen party, which is associated with the Jewish holiday Purim, was hosted by J.S.U. and the Baking Club at 5:30 p.m. at Rev’s House in Stevens on Friday, March 23.

Two Andover students, Mary Muromcew ’22 and Nicholas Miklaucic ’19, were selected for a New York Times project entitled ‘Gen Z: In Their Own Words’ that focuses on the meaning of identity and diversity. The prompt asked students to describe how they differ from their friends in under 200 words. Muromcew and Miklaucic’s short sentences were posted on the New York Times website along with their photos.

Andover attended the Science Olympiad state tournament at Framingham State University on March 23. There were 60 schools that participated, and the top six participants in each event (usually a pair of students) were awarded medals. Nalu Concepcion ’19 and Kaitlin Lim ’20 won 2nd place for “Python Code Analysis,” Max Tao ’20 and Lexie Mariano ’21 earned 4th place for “Dynamic Planet,” Tao and Sebastian Zhu ’20 won 5th place for “Fermi Questions,” and Tao and Julia Zhu ’20 won 6th place for “Write It/Do It.”

“PA Giving Day” was on March 27. A 25,000 dollar scholarship was created for every 750 donors. Andover also hosted a variety of activities such as a Gunga scavenger hunt that allowed students to have a gift made in their honor if they found one of 10 stuffed animals hidden on campus. People were also given the opportunity to donate for PA Giving Day, and over 3000 donors donated a total of more than 2 million dollars.                

Looking  Ahead:

The third and fourth Revisit Days for prospective students will be next Monday, April 1 and Friday, April 5.

The Macuco Quintet, a jazz group from Boston, will perform on March 31 at 3:00 p.m. in the Timken Room of Graves Hall.