Congratulations to junior Alexis Keeney, who has been named a 2021 Carson Scholar. Alexis is one of 500 students across the country to be recognized for demonstrating "the highest standards of academic achievement, integrity, civic and social responsibility." In addition to taking three AP classes this semester and working part-time, Alexis also holds a leadership role with the Athens Academy CARE Club and volunteers countless hours in her community through her church. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the organization, which was founded by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. Way to go, Spartan!
Summer @ Athens Academy camps and programs are back for 2021! This summer's offerings include five weeks of traditional day camp; a dozen sports camps including football, tennis, and basketball; a variety of tech camps from Junior Coding to Robotics to CAD Camp; and fun new choices like Elementary Dance, Papercrafts, and Game On! Click here for more information and to register. Questions? Email Pat Cuneo, Director of Summer Programs.
Athens Academy is pleased to announce that despite difficult, socially-distanced circumstances, the Upper School robotics team, #2858, placed second in the Gwinnett FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) League competition. The team also received the Inspire Award for sharing “their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other teams, sponsors, their community, and the judges. Working as a unit, this team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.”
The Athens Academy robotics team submitted their work online, including an excellent Engineering Journal and videos of their robot in action, since there were no in-person competitions this season due to COVID-19.
Three members of the Athens Academy faculty have been recognized by the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) for their outstanding work in independent schools. Pat Cuneo, Sandra Kellett, and Nancy Robertson each received the Distinguished Service Award for having dedicated 25 years of service to independent education.