The Advocate



Elias Arredondo '23, Writer

September 25, 2020

Some of your favorite sports, along with clubs and recreational activities, including hiking in Bear Canyon and using the new bike park, started conducting in-person meetings and practices on Sept.16. Students will soon be able to participate in some of their favorite school activities, with a couple...

Meet the Newbies!

Meet the Newbies!

September 24, 2020

Jonathan Armerding: A Man of Strings and Many Things

Jonathan Armerding conducting a rehearsal

John Dominguez-Trujillo '21, Writer

September 22, 2020

After 35 years at Albuquerque Academy, Mr. Jonathan Armerding played his final note for the school last May. But his music continues to be heard through the character and kindness of the students and colleagues he influenced at the Academy and throughout the Albuquerque community. Armerding was inspired...

Jake Herrin: Basketball Coach Turned New AA History Teacher

Jake Herrin

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer

September 18, 2020

Welcome to the 6/7 division, Jake Herrin! Herrin is the new 7th grade history teacher. In addition, Herrin has been coaching the boys varsity basketball team for two years prior to becoming a teacher. Herrin would like community members to know, “that my doors are always open, whether you were one...

The Sawmill Market: Dull or Delectable?

Sawmill Market

Taya Demianova '23, Writer

September 18, 2020

In Albuquerque, it can sometimes be hard to find a spot where unique cuisine, welcoming atmosphere, and accessible location come together to form an exceptional dining experience. Luckily, The Sawmill Market, which is located right by Old Town, is one of a few good options. Throughout the 19th and...

Welcome New Spanish Teacher, Rosa Prada

Rosa Prada

Elliette Varley '25, Writer

September 11, 2020

The World Languages Department proudly welcomes Rosa Prada to the Albuquerque Academy team as a new Spanish teacher in the 8/9 division. Rosa has been teaching for about seven years. She has taught preschool, at a Jewish Temple in Santa Fe, Santa Fe public schools, Kindergarten, High School Spanish,...

Welcome Burque-Born Lorrie Swanson as 6/7 Counselor

Lorrie Swanson

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer

September 11, 2020

Albuquerque Academy welcomes Lorrie Swanson as the new 6/7 counselor. Ms. Swanson strives to help students and parents navigate the mental and emotional roller coasters of school. She says, “[My role] is meeting with students to address any sort of mental health issues that they might be having.”...

Portraits of Enchantment

Graphic by Anila Marks '22

September 10, 2020

New 8/9 Counselor Kevin Mancini

Kevin Mancini

Darin Eberhardt '25, writer

September 8, 2020

Kevin Mancini, known to students as Mr. Mancini, Kevin, or Mr. Kevin, is a new member of the Academy Counseling and Human Development Department in the eighth grade. This year is Mancini’s first ever year teaching. He comes into this new occupation with experience as a marriage and family therapist,...

Science Department Welcomes Back Tomas Atencio-Pacheco ’99

Tomas-Atencio Pacheco, '99

Uzair Hammad '24, writer

September 1, 2020

Mr. Tomas Atencio-Pacheco ‘99, known to his students as Mr. TAP, worked a variety of jobs before landing on a career as a teacher. He did construction work, worked for a medical billing company, and canvassed around town until he joined an organization called AmeriCorps, a federal organization that...

Club Profile: SAGA

Club Profile: SAGA

Rachel Templeton '21, Writer

May 18, 2020

The Albuquerque Academy community prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive community, but most Academy community members don’t know that the school has a Sexuality and Gender Alliance. Albuquerque Academy’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) was formed in fall of 2018 by Rosa Bieber-Stanley,...

Stuck in the US: Inside the Life of Diego Rollan

Stuck in the US: Inside the Life of Diego Rollan

Sofia Taylor '21, School and Local Editor

May 15, 2020

Covid-19 is making everyone miss out on something. Seniors at Academy ask, How am I going to graduate with my friends from sixth grade? Athletes want to know how they’re supposed to keep training. Everyone misses going to restaurants and spending time with friends. However, for Spanish exchange student...

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