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Graduation 2021

Graduation 2021

Elliette Varley '25, Writer May 24, 2021

After a long year of canceled events, the class of 2021 finally gets to enjoy the best celebration of all, graduation. Ms. Puente and Dr. Lenhart, as well as many others, have been planning the ceremony...

The State Champion League of Legends team. From left to right: Jacob Winegardner, Mathew White, Stephen Clem, Beck Wilson-Scott, William Yun, Joanne Li, Luke Blair-Nolan

League of Legends Team Wins State

Maya Macias '25, Writer May 24, 2021

On April 30th, the Albuquerque Academy League of Legends Esports team triumphed over Los Alamos and received the 4A NMAA state title. This was Academy's first year at the competition, which made their...

Academy's Mock Trial team is all smiles after hearing the results of the National Tournament.

From left to right: Rosa Bieber-Stanley '21, Noah Vigil '21, Megan Blackwell '21, Roman Martinez '21, Reeya Patel '21, Daniel Shapiro '21, Marly Fisher '23(timekeeper), Mason Porch (La Cueva courtroom artist)

(all are vaccinated)

Mock Trial Team Places Third at Nationals

Marly Fisher '23, Writer May 24, 2021

“Good morning, your honor, and members of the jury- thank you for being here today. My name is Rosa Bieber-Stanley, and I, along with my co-counsel...” The trial has begun, and the AA Mock Trial Team...

All School Awards Ceremony

All School Awards Ceremony

Uzair Hammad '24 May 21, 2021

The All-School Awards Ceremony was held on May 20, and like all things this year, it looked a little different than in years past. Due to the need to limit crowd size, students and faculty receiving awards...

A sample of the 2021-22 schedule

Springing into Next Year with a New Schedule

Addie Siembieda '24, Writer May 19, 2021

(Updated, 5/19/2021, 6:30 pm) The schedule for the 2021-2022 school year will look a little different than in years past. On April 28, the new schedule was released to the student body, featuring 75-minute...

Coach Barney's National 
Federation of Highschool Sports Hall of Fame Induction photo.

Dave Barney Set to Retire

Marly Fisher '23, Writer May 17, 2021

The man, the myth, the legend... Dave Barney. Coaching for more than 50 years, with several championships and an entry in the hall of fame under his belt, Barney has no doubt become a legendary swim coach....

Ms. Puente Marks her First Year at the Academy

Ms. Puente Marks her First Year at the Academy

Uzair Hammad '24 May 5, 2021

Ms. Puente stepped into her role as head of school at Albuquerque Academy almost a year ago. Since then, she hasn’t been able to truly introduce herself to students, so The Advocate seized the opportunity...

Albuquerque Prepares to Elect a New Mayor

Albuquerque Prepares to Elect a New Mayor

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 30, 2021

On November 2, 2021, the city of Albuquerque will host its quadrennial mayoral election to select who will lead the city for the next four years. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Tim Keller is running for reelection,...

Daniellle Formosa catches air.

The Bike Park brings adventure and lifelong learning to AA

Maya Macias '25, Writer April 30, 2021

As I flew through the banked turn, I expected to come to a halting crash. Instead, I was met with the sound of my fellow riders encouraging me to keep my eyes on the track and said that by doing so the...

Take a close look at the binary code. Reply in the comments section if you know what it says!

Life in the Zoomiverse

Haley Pedersen '25, Writer April 28, 2021

There aren’t many Chargers staying online for the rest of the year, but how are the “last kids zooming” doing? Online students miss their friends, and classes are a little difficult since teachers...

Alex Touche '17 sporting new electric turquoise United jersey.

Alex Touche ’17 Signs with New Mexico United

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer April 22, 2021

Albuquerque Academy alum Alex Touche ’17 has recently signed with the soccer team, New Mexico United. Touche played soccer for the Academy, before attending the University of Pennsylvania and playing...

Protesters of Qualified Immunity in Michigan

Qualified Immunity Banned in New Mexico

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 20, 2021

On April 7, 2021, New Mexico became one of the first states in the nation to ban qualified immunity, a rule that allows public officials, such as police officers, to escape certain types of accountability...

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