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Students, Staff & Alumni Notes

Student Notes

Accomplishments by our students outside of AMSA
Archery Achievements

Alexander Bruno ('25) and Jonathan Bruno ('27) each earned 2nd place finishes in Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) competition. Alexander finished in 2nd place in the JOAD U18 Male Olympic Recurve class with a score of 470 - his personal best tournament score to date. Jonathan finished in 2nd place in the JOAD U18 Male Compound class with a score of 419, also a personal best. Both are going to be competing in the JOAD Nationals in February where Alexander is looking to break into the top 50 nationally.

Scouts Place Flags on Veterans' Graves

Several AMSA students helped their Scout troops place flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. The students were:  Evan Daniello ('28), Athena Packard ('28), Jacoby Rowe ('27), Gabriel Yen ('27), and Dylan Zickus ('24). The received some positive news coverage here and here!

Chess Tournament Winner

Vineeth Nareddy ('22) recently won Gus Gosselin Grade Championship chess tournament, grades 9-12 section. Vineeth is now qualified to play in the Spiegel Cup Finals. The winner of the Spiegel Cup will represent Massachusetts at a national event.

Staff Notes

News about our faculty and staff
Staff Notes: Ms. Murphy Presents at Conference

In early December, Ms. Murphy (History Dept.) presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia. She was selected to present a session called, "A New Facet of Republican Motherhood: New Stories of Women in the American Revolution" and a poster session called "Goodbye Memorization, Hello Application and Evaluation: Engaging Assessments for Middle School."  details/photos

Alumni Notes

News from AMSA's alumni community
2022 Grad Publishes First Novel

Amanda Denney ('22) published her first novel, Sweepings of the Street, a historical fiction novel set in 1816 London during the British Industrial Revolution. The story follows 12-year-old Sarah, who grew up on a farm, as her family is forced to move to London for work. Sarah endures many changes and struggles, confronting poverty, child labor, exploitation, grief, and more.

Learn about Sweepings of the Street here. See local TV interview of Amanda here. Don’t forget to buy the book! Various places to purchase here