After exploring the interrelationships of the natural world and analyzing environmental problems in Advanced Placement Environmental Science, rising seniors Amanda Goldbach Ehmer and Emma Johnston had the opportunity to apply and share their knowledge with the local community by volunteering with the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance (NRPA). The NRPA is a nonprofit organization that encourages environmental stewardship of the Nansemond River, the Chuckatuck Creek, Bennett’s Creek and their tributaries and wetlands.
At the end of June, Upper School Instructor Mrs. Laura Dobrin ’87 attended The Defiant Requiem Foundation’s Schächter Summer Seminar for Holocaust educators.
Congratulations to Nathan Dowd ’22 for earning the highest possible ACT composite score this spring! Fewer than half of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2020, only 5,579 out of 1.67 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.
Arya Barot '21 had always had the goal, and the dream, of becoming valedictorian, but it wasn’t something he expected, or something expected of him. Taking a challenging academic course load at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Barot made that a reality and sustained his efforts even while attending classes virtually.
Kudos to Rynni Ayers ’25 for receiving a perfect score, summa cum laude, in the SCRIBO Latin creative writing contest! Sponsored by Excellence Through Classics, a standing committee of the American Classical League, the contest invites students to compose original Latin prose, poetry or comics.
The Class of 2021 became Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s newest alumni on Friday, May 28. The 60 graduates were offered over $5.7 million in scholarships and will matriculate to 38 colleges and universities in 12 states.