Alex Weir ’17 Places in World Championship All-Ireland Music Competition
Artwork by John Vaile '16 on display in D.C.
Archmere sophomore Alexander Weir competed at the 2014 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann
(The Music Festival of Ireland) in Sligo Town, Ireland, during the week of August 11 – 17. The largest single festival of Irish Music in the world, the Fleadh can reach attendances of 400,000 over the course of nine eventful days.
Several thousand musicians and dancers took part in 174 different music and dance competition categories this year, and of the 500 first, second and third place winners, only 11 were Americans. Three of those 11 were Alex and his two trio bandmates.
Alex placed (individually) 3rd in fiddle slow airs, and then also placed 3rd in trios. Alex qualified to compete in Ireland by placing 1st in three categories of competition at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh, which was held in Parsippany, NJ in April.
Senior Payas Parab '15 Chosen As Delaware Delegate For American Legion Boys Nation
Junior John Vaile’s sculpture, The Animal Within
, for which he received the 2014 distinguished national American Visions Award,
will be on display at The U.S. Department of Education as part of ART.WRITE.NOW.DC. This year, 56 works of art and The Best Teen Writing of 2014 will be displayed in the lobby of their main building in Washington, DC. This summer, John was interviewed by the Scholastic Arts magazine about his creation as well as being honored in New York City at the National Art and Writing Awards, June 6th.
Archmere student and Aston, Pennsylvania resident Payas Parab '15 was selected as one of two delegates to represent Delaware at American Legion Boys Nation this summer, held July 18 through July 25, at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia with daily trips to Washington, D.C.