Performing arts take center stage at Sanford School, and Head of School Mark Anderson was honored by the Delaware Music Educators Association (DMEA) with the 2021 Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award to acknowledge his extraordinary support for the school’s music program.
Rising eighth graders Andrés and Valentina Ramos took their musical talents to new levels and participated in numerous international competitions—all from their home in Greenville, Delaware—during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their music competitions and master studies were virtual and rewarding, but no less work than live performances.
By the time Tim Lucky '21 graduated from Sanford in June, he had been chosen 2021 Player of the Year by the Delaware Interscholastic Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association and recognized as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American. As a senior, Tim was selected for the 2021 All-State team for mid-field and face-off positions by the Delaware Coaches Association. In 2020, he was named a face-off specialist for the 2020 Under Armour All-America Baltimore Highlight Team.
After winning the 2021 DIAA Boys Basketball Tournament, Sanford senior Nnanna Njoku was named the 2021 Gatorade Delaware Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He was also chosen 2021 Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association and heads the All-State Boys Basketball team.
The Sanford School administration is excited to announce that Tyrone Perry has been named as the new Head Coach of Boys’ Basketball at Sanford School. He fills the role that was held by legendary coach Stan Waterman for the past 28 years. Waterman recently announced his departure from Sanford to become the head men’s coach at Delaware State University. Perry was selected from a large group of highly qualified candidates.
“It’s extremely humbling to be honored with the Campbell Award,” writes Martin Hunt Jr., who just received the highest university-wide honor given to a graduating student who exhibits exceptional leadership and spirit at Columbia University in New York City.
Ava McCoy-Johnson '22 received a second place award in Next Page Ink's first young writers and artists competition for her portrait entitled “Move,” in acrylic paint with vibrant splashes of color. The abstract background was developed with a squeegee technique, and the portrait was created using a palette knife.
In a year where normal seemed to be everything but, one piece of normalcy remained. The Sanford Warriors’ winter sports teams lived up to their lofty standards. Two state champs, two state runner ups. Business as usual.
William Wu '22 finished in the top 1% of students who recently participated in the American Mathematics Competition for tenth- through twelfth-grade students. William's score of 141 out of a possible 150 points qualifies him to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination.
Sanford Middle School Teacher Tiffany Domingues is one of only 120 teachers selected for a National History Day® (NHD) spring professional development program. This course focuses on using online Library of Congress resources to develop and support historical arguments and is a feature of NHD’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium.
Sanford senior Lia Dougherty has earned the title first runner-up in the 2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition in Delaware. Lia recited three poems during the event: "to the notebook kid" by Eve L. Ewing, "The Cave" by Paul Tran, and "Early Affection" by George Moses Horton. For her accomplishment, Lia will receive $100 and Sanford will receive a stipend to purchase poetry books.
Scarlett Helmecki '24, a founding member of Scouts BSA Troop 1923, has become the first female Eagle Scout registered in the state of Delaware and in Boy Scouts of America's Del-Mar-Va Council. Scarlett will be recorded as a member of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts nationally, which BSA conferred on February 8, 2021, to approximately 750 young women who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in less than 24 months. BSA opened its eponymous program to young women on February 1, 2019.