On Wednesday, February 19, Athens Academy inducted 52 students into the National Honor Society based on their qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. The induction ceremony followed a presentation by Mr. Bert Roughton, former senior managing editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Congratulations to the students who were inducted into the National Honor Society: Carrington Cargill, Oliver Carrigan, Brooks Chisolm, Emily Coggins, Annie Cross, Taylor Dorsey, Asa Drudge, Mia Grace Dugas, Pratt Ferguson, Jessica Ford, Tanner Fountain, Caroline Hicks, Alex Hill, Steven Holder, Daniel Huang, Jackson Hutton, Corley Imes, Jack Jaegers, Alexis Keeney, Mae Kline, Sara Lowe, Ethan Markewitz, Penelope Marquez, Elizabeth Marx, Davis McLanahan, Hanna McLean, Clara Miller, Mai Miyashita, Trent Muir, Kathryn Nichols, Ingrid Nilsson, Addison Ollendick-Smith, Clark O’Neill, Maddox Pugmire, Jane Ann Raeber, Meredith Reynolds, Robert Reynolds, Mimsie Roberts, Weston Rupert, Chloe Sears, Wyatt Sears, Lexi Sennowitz, Ann Hayes Shaifer, An’an Shen, John Shepherd, Davis Slate, Rob Sullivan, Reese Trigleth, Sami Uddin, Will Warner, Oliver Yates, and Anya Zalac.
Athens Academy’s Model United Nations team spent February 14-16, 2020, participating in the annual high school Model UN conference hosted by the UGA collegiate team. Over 20 schools from across the Southeast were in attendance. Athens Academy’s team included 39 Upper School students representing the countries of Algeria, Bhutan, Brazil, and Peru.
Congratulations to the following winners from Athens Academy:
Anjali Patel '20 and Kamara Adogu '20 - Honorable Mention Delegation, (Algeria) General Assembly 3rd Committee
Michael Klass '22 - Distinguished Delegate, (Brazil) Organization of American States
Ingrid Nilsson '22 - Distinguished Delegate, (Sir Lancelot) King Arthur's Court Crisis Committee
Winners for Best Position Paper in each of their committees:
Elizabeth Marx '22 and Imana Adogu '22, (Peru) World Health Organization
Carrington Cargill '23, (Peru) Organization of American States
Lizzie Walker '21, (Algeria) Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Join us for Luminaria, our celebration of the arts!
Luminaria Tuesday, February 25 - 7:30 p.m. The Foundry at The Graduate Athens Join us for Luminaria, Athens Academy's annual celebration of the arts, featuring performances by members of the orchestra, band, and chorus as well as original poetry and visual art. Admission is free and everyone is invited to join us at The Foundry at The Graduate Athens.
Last Saturday, February 8, eight Athens Academy Middle School students traveled to the Alliance Academy of Innovation in Cumming for the Northeast Georgia chapter competition for Mathcounts. Eighth graders Matt Can, Anvesha Das, and David Liu, and seventh graders Leo Gabarra, Kartik Menke, Zubin Tongia, Joshua Xie, and Jack Yu represented Athens Academy.
This year, Athens Academy fielded two Mock Trial teams—the Green Team and the White Team. Both teams performed exceptionally well on Saturday, February 1. The Green team ranked third in the region and is advancing to the District competition at the UGA Law School on Saturday, February 22.