|Jennifer Cotton '12 wins the 2017 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition at UGA|
Congratulations to first-year law student Jennifer Cotton for winning the 2017 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and to finalist Michael Ackerman and all of the first-year law students who made this year’s tournament such a success! Jennifer also received the Jere W. Morehead Moot Court Award! Way to go Spartan!
|Carrie Cox Redwine '79 Snags Role in New Lee Daniels Television Show -- "Star"|
Congratulation to Carrie Cox Redwine '79 who landed her debut acting role in the new Lee Daniels Television show "Star". Carrie says, "this is something I always wanted to do, and it is incredible it came to fruition just when you think you are too old to reinvent yoursel - watch out!" Way to go Spartan and please click here to read the full article about Carrie.
|Alums Kalupe Booze '11 and Joe Tillman '87 Lead Middle School Spartans to Championship|
Athens Academy Middle School Basketball teams swept Prince Avenue Christian to win the Athens Area Middle School Championship. The Lady Spartans won 45-17 to win their first championship and are led by head coach Joe Tillman '87. The Spartans won 50-43 under first year head coach Kalupe Booze '11. Please click here to see photos from these exciting games! Way To Go Spartans and Coaches!!
|Jason Hatfield '13 Brings Home Top Honors|
Berry College Junior Jason Hatfield brought home top honors at this year's Novice National Forensics Tournament, helping Berry secure a #3 team finish behind only Alabama and Carson-Newman University. Jason earned first-place marks from all six judges in winning the public narrative category. Way to go Spartan!
|Paul Deaton '87 Named Coach of the Year|
After leading the Berry College women's cross country team to their first Southern Athletic Association (SAA) title, Paul Deaton was named SAA Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year! Please click here to read the full article. Congratulations Spartan!
|Michael Santamaria '14 - Recognized at Virginia Tech Senior Day Ceremony|
Michael will graduate from Virginia Tech in May 2017. He has been on a full athletic scholarship for three years and although only a redshirt sophomore on the field, he was asked to be a part of the Virginia Tech Senior Day Ceremony this past weekend. Michael has been one of the FCA leaders at VT and a Junior Chaplain. He will graduate in May with a degree in Finance. For the past year, Michael has been managing a five million dollar portfolio for the VT Foundation. He will intern at JP Morgan in Atlanta this coming summer. Congratulations Spartan!
|Adam Hearn '15 and Rhodes College Cross Country Head to Nationals|
Congratulations to Adam Hearn '15, who had a very successful weekend with the Rhodes College cross country team and made the All Region Team. Rhodes received an at-large bid and will compete this weekend in the NCAA Division III national meet in Louisville. We wish Adam and the Lynx the best of luck! Click here to read more.
|Alumni Family Picnic and Homecoming|
Please join us for our Alumni Family Picnic and Homecoming on October 21st at the Reigle Baseball Facility. Please click here to view the invitation and schedule. We hope to see you there and please spread the word.
|Young Alumni Gathering - August 1st|
Please join us for our Young Alumni Gathering on August 1, 2016 at Transmetropolitan in Downtown Athens from 6:30-8:00 pm. Look forward to seeing you there!
|Rhea Chatterjee '15 Receives Georgia Tech Outstanding Freshman Award|
Congratulations to alumna Rhea Chatterjee '15, who was honored with the Georgia Tech College of Computing Outstanding Freshman Award at a ceremony held Monday, April 25. The Outstanding Freshman Award is given annually based on stellar academic achievement and demonstrated leadership abilities.
Rhea was recognized earlier in the school year
for her work as president of Humani-Tech, a Georgia Tech club seeking to use technology for social benefit. In the article, College of Computing Director of Community Troy Peace said, “Rhea is as awesome as she is courageous. The future of the College of Computing is in very capable hands.”
Way to go, Spartan!
|A Great Week for Spartan Alumni at UGA!|
Congratulations to Athens Academy alumni Karishma Sriram (Class of 2012) and Houston Gaines (Class of 2013) for their incredible recent successes at the University of Georgia!
Karishma has been selected as the student speaker for this spring's commencement exercises. A Foundation Fellow, she is graduating with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology. Click here to read more about this great honor.
Also this week, Houston Gaines was elected president of the UGA Student Government Association for the 2016-17 school year. The political science major received an endorsement from Mayor Nancy Denson, whose reelection campaign he managed in 2014. Click here to read more about Houston's big win!
Way to go, Spartans!
|Aaron Conley '13 and Daniel West '12 Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa|
Aaron Conley ’13 and Daniel West ’12 were initiated into the Alpha Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa, of the University of Georgia. Aaron (left) is majoring in Journalism and International Affairs. Daniel (right) is majoring in English and Mathematics. Congratulations Spartans!
|Athens Academy Holiday Market & Spirit Store Sale|
Mark your calendar to join us for our first-ever Holiday Market, featuring beautiful items from local artists and artisans, on Friday, December 11 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Sinkwich Spartan Center. You can also shop the annual Spirit Store 15% off sale while you're there!
If you're interested in being a vendor, please contact Holly Belger at 706-549-9225 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, since space is limited.
We hope to see you there!
|Reunion Season Has Begun!|
Many classes are scheduled for reunions. Email the class contact or Beth Thomas
if you are interested in volunteering or if you would like additional information.
|William Harris '09|
William Harris '09 was awarded a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His thesis was Anomaly Detection Methods for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Performance Data. He was also promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and is currently attending the Navy's Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek, SC.
|Young Alumni Gathering in Athens|
We hope you will join us for a Young Alumni gathering on Tuesday, July 21, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Transmetropolitan in downtown Athens. Please RSVP to Beth Thomas. Everyone is welcome--we hope to see you there!
Click here for more information and to view invitation.
|Kyle Mueller '14 to Play in NCAA Golf Championships|
Congratulations to Athens Academy alum Kyle Mueller, who will play in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida, at the end of May. Finishing his freshman year at the University of Michigan freshman, Kyle shot a nine-under 207 and finished as the NCAA Washington Region medalist runner-up to advance to the finals. He is the first individual golfer from Michigan to play in the NCAA Finals since 1985.
Way to go, Spartan!
Read the entire story here.
|Sofia Wasserman-Smith Honored|
Sofia Wasserman-Smith, class of 2011, was counted among the top 38 to graduate from Hart University this spring. She graduated with a degree in Musical Theatre. Congratulations Sofia! To read more, please click here.
Please spread the word and join us for an Alumni Gathering in a city near you. We look forward to seeing you and sharing an update on all things Athens Academy. Go Spartans!
Thursday, June 4th – St. Simons at the Home of Don and Susan Myers from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 4th – New York City -- Hilton Times Square Pinnacle Bar -- 234 W 42nd Street -- 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 3rd – Houston 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm -- Location TBD
Sunday, November 8th – New York City -- Blue Smoke 5:00 pm
Tuesday, February 23rd – Los Angeles -- Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport
Wednesday, February 24th – San Francisco -- Location TBD
For more information please contact Beth Thomas at email@example.com
|In Their Own Words: Dr. Jill Razor Wells '97|
Editor's Note: Athens Academy alumna Jill Razor Wells '97 was recently featured in the new "In Their Own Words" section in the spring issue of Accent. Due to space limitations, we were unable to print Dr. Wells' article in its entirety, so we are pleased to make it available here. Special thanks to Dr. Wells for participating in this wonderful spotlight feature!
I am a comprehensive ophthalmologist and ocular oncologist at Emory University in Atlanta. I earned my undergraduate degree from Rollins College and then graduated from the Medical College of Georgia.
|In Their Own Words: Lauren Schacher '03|
Editor's Note: Athens Academy alumna Lauren Schacher '03 was recently featured in the new "In Their Own Words" section in the spring issue of Accent. Due to space limitations, we were unable to print Ms. Schacher's article in its entirety, so we are pleased to make it available here. Special thanks to Ms. Schacher for participating in this wonderful spotlight feature!
One of my clearest memories from my childhood is knocking on my neighbors’ doors, inviting them to watch me perform a play I’d written later that day at the center of our cul de sac. I was about 7 and living in Seattle, where we lived until I was 13. We set up a little theatre in the round with folding chairs. My neighbors did their due diligence to support the eccentric kid down the street and showed up; I dressed and made up my friends, and paraded us out into the street. The play was a mash-up of fairy-tales—one princess and many suitors—for which I had enlisted all my girlfriends to play princes to my princess. Despite the fact that I was a painfully shy kid, performing was my greatest pleasure even then. Fear went out the door when I was on stage. I felt victorious. I never wanted that feeling to go away and I still don’t. Thankfully, my parents encouraged me, letting me audition for plays and theatre companies even then. My cinephile father furthered my passion by showing me the films of his generation, thus curating my favorite actor list to the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Gene Kelly. When I arrived at Athens Academy in 8th grade, you can imagine that meeting Lorraine Thompson was heaven. She’s still one of the greatest acting teachers I’ve ever had. Together we founded the Athens Academy Drama Club (then The Thespian Society) and the rest is history.
|In Their Own Words: Mackie McGriff McIntosh '96|
Editor's Note: Athens Academy alumna Mackie McGriff McIntosh '96 was recently featured in the new "In Their Own Words" section in the spring issue of Accent. Due to space limitations, we were unable to print Ms. McIntosh's article in its entirety, so we are pleased to make it available here. Special thanks to Ms. McIntosh for participating in this wonderful spotlight feature!
I am the Chief of Civil Works Programs & Project Management (aka Chief of Civil Works) for the Savannah District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. In a nutshell, I oversee the future planning, budgeting and project management of the Corps' Savannah District civil works program, which includes the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP); maintaining Georgia’s deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick; comprehensive watershed studies in the Savannah and Satilla river basins; Tybee Island beach re-nourishments; and other water resource development projects in Georgia and portions of South Carolina. Our mission areas are quite broad, but basically if it involves water, then we are one of the voices to help those representing competing interests, whether it be water quality or flood protection for humans, protecting endangered species, or preserving and restoring delicate ecosystems, find common ground and a solution that meets each interest’s needs.
|In Their Own Words: Thad Hill '86|
Editor's Note: Athens Academy alumnus Thad Hill '86 was recently featured in the new "In Their Own Words" section in the spring issue of Accent. Due to space limitations, we were unable to print Mr. Hill's article in its entirety, so we are pleased to make it available here. Special thanks to Mr. Hill for participating in this wonderful spotlight feature!
I am the president and chief executive officer of Calpine Corporation. We are the largest gas fired power generation company in the United States (and maybe the world). We have 87 power plants in 18 states and Canada—we make enough electricity each year for 25 million homes. I made my transition to CEO last spring after serving as the chief operating officer. We are a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
|In Their Own Words: Wes Rogers '95|
Editor's Note: Athens Academy alumnus Wes Rogers '95 was recently featured in the new "In Their Own Words" section in the spring issue of Accent. Due to space limitations, we were unable to print Mr. Rogers' article in its entirety, so we are pleased to make it available here. Special thanks to Mr. Rogers for participating in this wonderful spotlight feature!
I am President and CEO of Landmark Properties, a vertically integrated real estate company specializing in the development, investment, management and construction of student housing communities across the country. With approximately $700 million of student housing currently under construction, Landmark was recently recognized as the largest developer of student housing in the country.
|Dy'Nelle Todman '11 receives Rhodes College Sportsmanship Award|
Dy'Nelle Todman '11, a senior basketball player at Rhodes College, recently received the George Lapides Sportsmanship Award, which honors "a senior athelete who best exemplifies the highest level of sporsmanship." Congratulations Dy'Nelle and best of luck next year with Teach for America.
|Alumni Association Welcomes Class of 2015 |
The Athens Academy Alumni Association was pleased to host a breakfast on Wednesday, April 15, to welcome the Class of 2015 into its ranks as the newest (almost) alumni. Association President Andrew Herrin '86 welcomed the students, faculty, and alumni who were in attendance, and then each of the returning alums shared personal advice and insight. A big thank you to those who joined us yesterday, including Ellie Adams '05, Frieda Barber Clarke '83, Houston Gaines '13, Emmeline Hale '12, Christian Lapp '10, Kurt Mueller '12, Allyn Rippin '92, Carrie Jackson Scruggs '92, Karishma Sriram '12, and Corky Warner '90. Senior class president Nathan Iyer thanked the Alumni Association for providing a breakfast that was "a whole lot better than Cheerios!" and urged his classmates to keep in touch after graduation, and then John Thorsen added some advice of his own, thanked the speakers, and wrapped up the event. Hopefully we will see these newest alumni back on campus for football games, concerts, and other fun events next year!
|Alumni Return to Campus for Career Panel|
A big Spartan thank you to the six alumni who returned to campus on Wednesday, April 8, to participate in a Career Panel sponsored by the Alumni Association. Ellie Adams '05, Bryan Austin '02, Peter Croffie '01, Catherine Klein Denham '02, Cash Morris '98, and Carrie Jackson Scruggs '92 answered questions posed by moderator John Thorsen as well as from the Upper School audience. They shared their experiences in college and in their different fields of work, including law, real estate, medicine, customer service, PR and marketing, and small local business. A few over-arching themes emerged as the alumni encouraged students to be persistent, work hard, and explore a variety of interests in order to find their passion, and everyone in attendance left with at least one or two great pieces of advice to think about.
|Landon Heath '09 Visits with Track & Field Team|
Alumnus Landon Heath (Class of 2009) stopped by Athens Academy on Wednesday, March 4, to visit with the Track & Field teams and coaches. Landon is the school record-holder in long jump and was happy to share some pointers with current team members, including Kaleb Bryant '16 (pictured).
It's great to be a Spartan!
|Boston Alumni Gathering - February 24, 2015|
Please join Head of School, John Thorsen, for dinner on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:00 p.m. Sonsie's Boston - 327 Newbury St. Boston, MA.
John looks forward to meeting you and sharing an update on all things Athens Academy!
Please kindly respond to Beth Thomas '90 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Athens Academy Alumni Gatherings
Please join Head of School John Thorsen as he looks forward to meeting you and sharing all things Athens Academy!
Lunch in Raleigh/Durham, NC - Janaury 26, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. -- Mez Restaurant 5410 Page Road #8 Durham, NC
Coffee in Chapel Hill, NC -- January 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. -- Carolina Coffee Shop on Franklin Street
Lunch in Greensboro, NC - January 27, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. -- Print Works Bistro 702 Green Valley Rd Greensboro, NC
Charlotte, NC -- January 27, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. -- Home of Shannon and Ed Ferguson '89
Boston, MA - February 24, 2015 6:00 p.m. -- Copley Square
For more information, please contact Beth Thomas at email@example.com
|Kendall Sherwood '05 Sole Writer for Upcoming Episode of "Major Crimes"|
Set you DVRs to TNT for Monday, December 22nd at 9/8c to see an episode of Major Crimes, "Chain Reaction" written by Kendall Sherwood '05. This is the first episode for which Kendall is credited as the sole writer. Click here to see "Chain Reaction" Major Crimes Sneak Peek.
Is this a reunion year for your class? Please read below to learn about upcoming reunion events over the holidays.
Class of 1984 --Casual gathering on November 28th with the official reunion occurring on December 27th at Hilltop Grill at 7:30 p.m. Contact Whitney Winburn Goodstone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Class of 1994 -- December 27th at the home of Nancy Dyleski 720 Milledge Circle Athens, GA 30606. Contact Benji Kurtz at email@example.com.
Class of 1999 -- December 26th. Contact Ginna Duncan Ezernack at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Class of 2004 -- December 26th at Blue Sky in Downtown Athens at 9:00 pm. Contact Nina Lieu (email@example.com) or Elizabeth Lewis Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Class of 2009 -- December 27th at Allgood Lounge in Downtown Athens. Contact Mary Hadley Williams (email@example.com) or McKay Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Athens Academy Gatherings this winter for Alumni, Alumni Parents, Grandparents and Friends!
Please join us in:
Washington DC Area - December 11, 2014
The Capitol Hill Club - California Suite
300 First Street, SE
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Blue or Orange Line to Capitol South Metro Station
Charlotte, NC - Janaury 27, 2015 More Details Coming Soon
Boston, MA - February 2015 More Details Coming Soon
For more information, please contact Beth Thomas at email@example.com
|Kyle Mueller '14 Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week|
Congratulations to Athens Academy alum Kyle Mueller (Class of 2014), who was named Golfer of the Week by the Big Ten conference! Kyle won his first collegiate start on the University of Michigan golf team last weekend: "In his first start for the Wolverines, Mueller claimed medalist honors at the Wolverine Intercollegiate with a seven-under 206 while helping U-M post a seven-under 845 team total to win its home event by 10 shots." Read more.
|Mallory Moye '05 to Appear in Showtime's "Shameless"|
Congratulations to alumna Mallory Moye, who is currently in Chicago wrapping up filming an episode of the Showtime Channel show Shameless. Mallory will appear as the character RJ on the episode entitled "Nectar of the Gods." She is also the recurring character Wanda on Hart of Dixie and appeared in last year's feature film Parkland.
|Kyle Mueller '14 Claims Low Medalist Honors in College Debut|
Congratulation to Kyle Mueller '14, who claimed low medalist honors in his college debut for the University of Michigan at The Wolverine Intercollegiate Tournament: "Mueller finished his college debut in style, carding a two-under 69 to finish with a seven-under 206 total and claim medalist honors, fending off 2013 champion Cody Blick of San Jose State in the process. Blick made a late charge up the leaderboard, and he and Mueller were tied with two holes to play."
Read more here!
|19th Annual Alumni Family Picnic - October 10, 2014|
Alumni, Parents & Grandparents of Alumni, and Current & Former Faculty, Staff and Trustees,
Please join us for the 19th annual Alumni Family Picnic on Friday, October 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Reigle Indoor Baseball Facility. This complimentary picnic is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet Head of School John Thorsen and his family. Kickoff for the varsity football game against Prince Avenue is at 7:30 p.m., and the alumni class financial support and participation awards will be presented at half-time. Questions? Contact Alumni Coordinator Beth Thomas. We hope to see you there!
|Accent 2014 in Mailboxes Now!|
Look for Accent 2014 in your mailbox and take a moment to see all the great things going on at Athens Academy...and beyond! More than fifteen pages are devoted to our alumni and their amazing accomplishments. Be sure to share YOUR information and contact Debbie Daniel any time. Have a great summer!
|Rachel Sterrenberg '08 Makes Operatic Debut!|
Rachel Sterrenberg '08 officially signed a contract for her professional operatic debut! She will be singing alongside the likes of LAWRENCE BROWNLEE and ANGELA BROWN portraying Chan Parker, the fabulous American dancer and wife of Charlie Parker in the world premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD commissioned by the Opera Philadelphia. Read More.
|Dixon Hughes Goodman Names Matt Snow '82 as CEO |
Congratulations to Matt Snow '82 for being named CEO of Dixon Hughes Goodman. Read More.
|Louis Timberlake '06 Appointed as Associate Pastor|
Congratulations to Louis Timberlake '06 as he has been appointed as Associate Pastor for Christ Church United Methodist in Greensboro, NC. Read More
|Ella Douglas '09 is featured as a Wake Forest School of Business "Spotlight"|
Ella Douglas, Athens Academy Class of 2009, is featured on the Wake Forest Business School website in an interview about the Master of Arts in Management Program.
To read her interview:
|Kendall Sherwood '05 Writes for TV Show!|
Kendall Sherwood, Class of 2005, has just been promoted to being a writer for the tv show "Major Crimes"! For the past few years, she has worked as script coordinator for "The Closer" and then "Major Crimes". Congratulations Kendall!
|Alumna Makes Big Screen Debut|
Athens native Mallory Moye makes her silver screen debut in the upcoming drama Parkland starring Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron, and Marcia Gay Harden. Mallory graduated from Athens Academy in 2005 where she studied acting with Lorraine Thompson, head of the drama department. With her parents’ support and Lorraine’s guidance she attended Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
|John Longmire '97 Receives Award|
John Longmire '97, a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington Field Office, received a 2012 Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, the second highest award for employee performance given by the Department of Justice.
|Spartan Football advances to Class A State Quarterfinals!|
Congratulations Spartans! The football team advanced to the Class A State Quarterfinal's with their 17-14 win vs Mt. Pisgah Christian. Come cheer on the Spartans this Friday, Nov. 30th, as we will host region foe Prince Avenue Christian School.
|Athens Academy's 50th Birthday Bash|
Location: The Cotton Press
|Alumni Board Meeting with Past Members|
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Science and Art - Myers Gallery
|Salute to the Founders|
Location: Athens Country Club
|Alumni Breakfast to Honor Seniors|
Location: Reigle Baseball Facility
|Alumni Board Meeting|
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Science and Art - Myers Gallery
|Alumni Family Picnic / Homecoming|
Location: Reigle Indoor Baseball Facility
Location: Beginning at the Science & Art Building
|Homecoming Football Game|
Location: Slaughter Field