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Here is the latest news about our Preschool through 12th-grade college-prep school, located in Hockessin, Delaware! Visit often to learn about the latest student accomplishments, faculty achievements, alumni news, strategic initiatives, facility upgrades, and much more.

Sanford News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Sanford Soars in Scholastic Competition, Two Students Win National Awards

    Since 1923, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit organization, has partnered with Scholastic, Inc. to present the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The mission of this group, as stated on their website, is "to recognize the vision, ingenuity, and talent of the nation’s youth and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated." For decades, Sanford students have earned numerous awards at the regional, and sometimes, at the national levels. 2020 is no exception, as Finley Anderson '24 earned a National Gold Key Award for her photograph "Lost in a Dream." Additionally, "Caught in the Mess," a photograph by Cecilia Gao '24, earned a National Silver Key Award.
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  • Nnanna Njoku Taking His Talents to Villanova

    It is not a surprise that 6'9" Nnanna Njoku '21, a power forward on Sanford's boys' basketball team, garnered lots of attention from college coaches. He has been on Delaware’s All-State 1st Team for the past two years and was the only junior to receive that honor this year. Additionally, Nnanna has been listed as one of the top 100 basketball players in the country, and he was invited to be on the USA Basketball Junior National team. Nnanna recently ended speculation about his college career when he gave Villanova University a verbal commitment to play Division 1 basketball for them in the Big East Conference.
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  • Savannah Shepherd Recognized with Princeton Prize in Racial Relations

    The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is a competitive award that recognizes high school-age students who significantly engage and challenge their schools or communities to advance racial equity in order to promote respect and understanding among all people. Winning for Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia region was Sanford’s Savannah Shepherd '20, who was cited in the program for founding the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition (DSJRC) and using that organization to assist her with her work to honor Mr. George White, the victim of a 1903 lynching in Wilmington, Delaware.
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