Students Learn from Professionals Through New Program
Athens Academy is pleased to offer a new speaker series for Upper School students, during which professionals from all walks of life will share their educational and career experiences and answer questions during a casual luncheon format.
This past week engineer Philip Kendrick spoke to two groups of students about his unconventional career path in the fields of mechanical engineering, intellectual property, and patenting. Kendrick, who is the director of intellectual property for Dover Environmental Solutions Group, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Maryland as well as an MBA from Wichita State University. He shared his experiences designing and implementing projects for companies like Bell Helicopter, FOX Factory, Textron Aviation, and more.
In October, Athens Academy alumna Karen Morgan kicked off the new series as she talked about her career, during which she went from working as an artist and designer in a medical setting, to getting her law degree and working as a prosecutor in Atlanta, to finally working as a successful stand-up comedian. Morgan advised the students to be open to new opportunities and challenges. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from Georgia State University.
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Please Sign Up for Cash Back Programs for the Holidays!
CASH BACK PROGRAMS AT HOLIDAY TIME
Cash-back programs provide funds for our students. Amazon, Box Tops for Education, Kroger and Publix are working with Athens Academy to provide cash-back programs for school projects. The Athens Academy community has shown tremendous support for these programs, and our goal this year is to have as MANY parents as possible participating! With the holiday season approaching we would love for you to sign up for these programs, because it's a free way to help Athens Academy! Please sign up before you go get those groceries for your holiday meal(s) or order gifts:
Athens Academy is pleased to announce that juniors Courtney Coffeen and Elizabeth Raeber were named to the All Star Cast of the Georgia High School Association’s 2A State One Act Play competition. The competition was held this past Saturday, November 12, at Warner Robins High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. Way to go, Spartans!