PSO Uniform Resale Wednesday, October 28 / 10AM-1PM Chambers Center Lower Level This will be the last uniform resale until January 2021, so be sure to drop by to stock up on clothes and outerwear for cooler temperatures. Also--we need your gently used uniforms! Please drop off any outgrown uniform items and accessories in the division offices, the Chambers Center, or the Sinkwich Spartan Center. Masks are required at the uniform resale. Questions? Email Committee Chair Anne Fair Woodward.
This morning Athens Academy was pleased to induct fifteen new members into the National Honor Society. These students--eight seniors and seven juniors--were selected based on their qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Congratulations to Imana Adogu, Luisa Bertioli, Kasey Ehrenreich, Daniel Fern, Jack Heil, Blaise Hequembourg, Amy Porter Kemp, Michael Klass, Khoa Le, Harper Purcell, Aidan Saeed, Jaila Salley-Barnett, Ethan Smith, Meg Williams, and Hayden Wood.
Special thanks to alumna Pallavi K. Reddy (Class of 2005), senior director of the New Media department at CNN, for delivering the 43rd annual Schacht Lecture prior to the NHS inductions.
Fifth Graders Participate in Iron Giraffe Challenge
This year after reading A Long Walk to Water in language arts, Athens Academy’s fifth grade class decided to take the Iron Giraffe Challenge, with the goal of raising $3,000 to support the drilling of new wells for water through the organization Water for South Sudan.
As in previous years, the students needed a creative way to raise the money, and together with their teachers they decided to sell pandemic-related items. They created a website and sold masks, hand sanitizer, and lanyards. As of mid-October they've almost met their goal and are working hard to fulfill all their orders. They're on track to donate well over their initial goal of $3,000 to help the people of South Sudan.
Congratulations to seniors Eliza Everson and Clara Miller, who have been chosen to participate in the Talking Dog Agency's internship program for the 2020-21 school year. Part of UGA's Grady School, Talking Dog is "an ambitious student-led advertising and public relations agency that fosters growth for both clients and members through next-generation perspectives." Their internship program allows them to work with talented high school students who are interested in marketing, branding, social media, and more. Eliza and Clara were chosen after a rigorous application and interview process, and they have already begun working with the Talking Dog team.