Congratulations to ninth grader Remy Marty, who has won the Congressional Art Competition with her graphite portrait "Tove Jansson." The contest is the U.S. House of Representatives’ official art competition, and her artwork will represent Georgia District 10 in the U.S. Capitol gallery for the next year. In addition, Remy has won a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the national awards ceremony and see her artwork on display in the Capitol.
Senior Lucy Hayes’ colored pencil piece "Bones" placed second in the district. Senior Seager Hunt and sophomore Carson Nelson were also finalists with their artwork "Lunch Break" and "Ulysses S. Grant," respectively.
On Friday, April 28, Governor Brian Kemp delivered the twelfth annual Cabaniss Lecture at Athens Academy. Kemp is a former Spartan as well as the parent of three alumni. In addition, eighteen members of Athens Academy’s Class of 2023 were inducted into the prestigious Cum Laude Society in recognition of their commitment to superior scholastic achievement throughout Upper School.
As the secondary school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, The Cum Laude Society recognizes superior academic achievement and sound character. Congratulations to inductees Eliza Connolly, Mills Crosland, John Dorris, Sarah Harrison, Lucy Hayes, Will Hines, Seager Hunt, Taylor Leach, Robie Lucas, Thomas Meyer, Simms Murray, Lucy Rentz, Jackson Scruggs, Kishan Shah, Karan Tongia, Safi Uddin, Ricardo Ureña, and Madeline Wicker.
Kemp is the 83rd governor of Georgia and has been in office since January 2019. He served as the Secretary of State from 2010-2018 and was a member of the Georgia State Senate from 2003-2007. Kemp attended Athens Academy through the seventh grade and went on to graduate from Clarke Central High School. He and wife Marty, also a former Spartan, are parents of three Athens Academy alumni: Jarrett, Class of 2017; Lucy, Class of 2019; and Amy Porter, Class of 2021.