Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Awards Prizes
In Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!
BAY RIDGE – When it comes to sporting a holiday sweater at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, the uglier the better! Students, faculty and staff came to school in Thursday, December 20th, 2018 in the most adorably ugly sweaters they could find – or create – as they competed for top prize in the Academy’s Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest, held inside the John Lockwood Auditorium Theatre. Students from Pre-K through 12th Grade walked the runway inside the auditorium to loud cheers, showcasing their sweaters in an effort to impress a panel of judges and come away with a prize.
After each student had walked the runway, the judges deliberated and compared notes to determine the winners. Third prize was awarded to Lower Schooler Marcella, whose sweater featured colorful ornaments. Upper Schooler Kyle was awarded second prize for his sweater, which featured reindeer, snowmen and snowflakes. First prize went to Middle Schooler Matthew, who came to school in a sweater covered in tinsel, holly and ornaments!
Members of Adelphi’s faculty and staff also participated in the contest and walked the runway in their best and ugliest sweaters. Senior Student Advisory Board members Arber, Anthony and Natalie served as judges for the faculty contest and awarded top prize to Ms. Alvarracin for her festive and cheerful outfit.
Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said, “Adelphi’s Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest serves as a great opportunity for Adelphians to showcase their creativity and sense of humor. When it comes to holiday sweaters, the uglier and funnier the better! I congratulate all of this year’s winners and encourage everyone to participate again next year!”
As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years. Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from two years of age through twelfth grade. A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child”. Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.
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