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Success Academy debaters and athletes competed in some major tournaments this January, marking several significant milestones for our programs:

In mid-January, the Success Academy Middle School Network Basketball Team competed in the Harwood Classic in Goshen, NY. This was our scholars’ first-ever travel basketball tournament representing Success Academy — and they accepted the challenge with relish. Our scholars received many compliments for their behavior, attitude, and demeanor on and off the court.

Soccer also saw some exciting developments, with our U10 Boys Network Team and U11 and U12 Boys Selective MS Teams competing in the Northeast Regional Futsal Tournament in Boston, MA. This tournament caters to highly selective teams that recruit the best players from the top clubs in the region. Success Academy was the only public school competing, and our central goal was to hold our own against these clubs. That is exactly what our scholars accomplished!

In debate, our middle school teams also held their own against fierce competition: high schoolers. We encourage our middle school teams to participate in high school tournaments in the winter and spring. Middle school teams competed in the Newark Debate Academy High School Tournament in Newark, NJ, and despite the tough competition, they dominated — with first-place team and speaker wins in both the Varsity and Novice divisions.

Finally, our high school track stars competed in the New Balance Games at The Armory, which draws runners from across the country to test their speed against the best teams. Our 4x200m relay team prevailed — and took home gold.

We’re excited to share the news about these incredible accomplishments!

  • Despite nerves, scholars won their first game against a tough Connecticut team. They lost the second and third games, but showed outstanding effort. The team is now back in the gym and working hard for the next tournament — you can never be perfect in the game of basketball, but you can always try and try! Pictured: Andrew Parrish (SA Harlem East), Moudou Diakhate (SA Harlem North West), Michael Fresella (SA Harlem East), Samuel Bruce (SA Harlem North West), Moustapha Sidibe (SA Harlem East), Peyton Mann (SA Harlem East), Lean Cuervas-Castillo (SA Harlem East), Roy Samuel (SA Harlem East), Logan Cifferello (SA Crown Heights), Ronart Kukaj (SA Hudson Yards MS), Chevon Gonzales (SA East Flatbush), Javon Thelusmond (SA Ditmus Park), Angel Cordon (SA Harlem East), Abubacar Bukari (SA Harlem East).

  • Abubacar Bukar (SA Harlem East), led all scorers in the first game with 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. In the second game, he had 12 rebounds, and 10 in the third!

  • Angel Cardon (SA Harlem East), playing out of position all weekend as starting point guard, had the best all-around first game, with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. He finished the third game with 9 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals.

  • Challenging themselves in competition against debaters who are older and more experienced is the best way to prepare our middle school debaters for their middle school championships and has pushed scholars to rapidly improve their debating prowess (Atiya Haque Firooz, Ibrahima Toure, Khadydiatou Thiam, Aicha Seck, Aminata Bathily, Daouda Ly, Coach JP Phillips).

  • SA Hudson Yards team Tiara Naselli and Bella Vasquez placed first in the Open (Varsity) Division, and respectively won first and second place Speaker Awards. Overall, SA teams (SA Hudson Yards and SA Ditmas Park) took four of the top ten Team Awards in the Open Division, and seven of the top ten Speaker Awards.

  • SA also dominated the Novice Division. Rahul Kisson from SA East Flatbush took home the first place Team Award and Janell Prince of SA Harlem North Central won the first place Speaker Award. Overall, SA teams — SA East Flatbush, SA Harlem North Central, SA Harlem West, SA Bed Stuy, and SA Ditmas Park — won five of the top ten Team Awards and seven of the top ten Speaker Awards in the Novice Division. From left to right: Baila Diallo (G7), Destiny Dembele (G8), Dewayne Stephenson (G6), Mariame Bah (G8), Marlene Vicioso (G6) Jacob Lukose (G6), Sam Nair (G5), Janell Prince (G8), Absa Diop (G8), and Marame Diop (G8).

  • Yacouba Bamba (left) and Moussa Daho, both from SA Harlem North Central.The U12 MS Selective Team finished second in the group stages, leaving behind FC Boston Elite and GPS Academy and losing to Ginga Futsal Factory, a team that later ended up winning the entire championship. A major highlight was the tie against GPS. Last year, the team lost to GPS 9:2. This year, we dominated the game and were steps from a win!

  • On left: Eric Tai, SA Harlem North Central. The U11 MS Selective Team was competing at the Northeast Regional Tournament for the second time, and finished third in the group. This was due to an unprofessional decision by one of the teams to forfeit its game. Nevertheless, the boys played incredibly well, losing to FC Safira (Futsal Professional Academy) by one goal and splitting points with FC Boston Bolts, a top Academy in the Boston area.

  • Center: Eli Tai, SA Harlem 5. The U10 Boys Network Team played at the Northeast Regional for the first time. The goal was for the team to experience high-level competition and to learn the futsal competition structure to prepare them for future years. One highlight was that U10 almost tied against North Atlantic FC, the top Futsal Academy in New Hampshire that ended up winning the Regionals in five different age groups. This was widely viewed as a big upset!

  • HSLA scholars Aidan Rose-Pierre, Brandon Williams, Jayden Jenkins, and Mohamed Traore took home gold in the 4x200m relay at the competitive Nike New Balance Games. The team showed immense competitive spirit and were pleased to see all the training pay off!

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