Congratulations to four Middle School students who participated in Georgia Music Educators Association District 14 honor band events this weekend. Seventh grader Nate Hilyard performed with the Jazz Honor Band, and sixth graders Norah Iezzi, Sam Kiefer, and Alex Tally performed with the First-Year Honor Band on Saturday, May 4, at Jefferson High School. They auditioned and prepared with Athens Academy band teacher Christopher Byrd. Way to go, Spartans!
Congratulations to the Class of 2019, who celebrated their college decisions with College Colors Day on Friday, May 3! These 77 seniors will attend 32 different colleges and universities across 13 states and Canada. Over one-third of the class will attend either the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech. Others will attend schools like the University of Virginia, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Michigan, Texas A&M, Emory University, Morehouse College, Southern Methodist University, and many more! Way to go, Spartans!
On Wednesday, May 1, Athens Academy honored the members of the Class of 2019 who participated in fine arts during a special assembly for the Upper School, parents, and friends. Congratulations to the following:
Chorus students Grant Brown and Rebecca Meghani, who were by choral honored by teacher Leslie Setzer. Both also received the Senior Choral Service award.
Theatre students Alyssa Baugh, Grant Brown, Cason Chance, Holt Leach, Rebecca Meghani, Daniel Rouhani, Ronan Ruiz, Sarah Elisabeth Thurmond, and Michael White, who were honored by Drama Department Chair Lorraine Thompson. Grant, Holt, Daniel, Sarah Elisabeth, and Michael all lettered in Drama this year.
Visual arts students Alyssa Baugh, Grace Fuller, David Gordon, Lexye Hill, Lucy Kemp, Mary Lane, Rebecca Meghani, Ronan Ruiz, and Michael White were honored by Visual Art Department Chair Betsy Lilliston.
Orchestra students Grant Brown, Wesley Cline, Abigail Springer, Sarah Elisabeth Thurmond, and Michael White were honored by Fine Arts Department Chair Debbie Schab. Grant, Abigail, Sarah Elisabeth, and Michael all lettered in Orchestra this year.
Grant, Alyssa, Rebecca, Ronan, Sarah Elisabeth, and Michael each received the All-Around Artists award for participating in two or more arts programs this year. They were recognized for their hard work by Upper School Director Susan Zalac.
Congratulations to all these Spartan seniors for their hard work and dedication to the arts!
Congratulations to seventh grader Sally Bullard, who won the 2019 Youth of the Year Award for the H.T. Edwards Boys and Girls Club! UGA Men's Basketball coach and Athens Academy parent Tom Crean presented Sally with the award during the annual Steak & Steak Dinner on Friday, April 19, at the Classic Center. One student from each of the local Boys and Girls Clubs was honored as the Youth of the Year. Way to go, Spartan!