Athens Academy is pleased to continue an important partnership with Downtown Academy and the Boys and Girls Club of Athens into the 2020-2021 school year. Beginning this fall, three student leaders will oversee these partnerships: for Downtown Academy, seniors India Booze and Lucy Ferguson, and for the Boys and Girls Club, senior McKenzie Elrod.
Athens Academy is pleased to announce A.J. Peppers, Elliot Williamson, and Logan Williamson as the tri-valedictorians for the Class of 2020. Given that these honors are traditionally intended to recognize the top two students in the graduating class, the school will not be nominating a salutatorian this year.
“We are heartbroken for our seniors and the fact that we will not be able to celebrate all of their achievements in the month of May,” says Head of School John Thorsen. “Regardless of the time, it is awesome to honor our academic leaders. These three students are deserving of this award after years of intellectual curiosity and hard work.”
Upper School Director Susan Zalac concurs: “We could not be prouder of AJ, Elliot, and Logan. They are outstanding and driven students who have excelled in everything that they have done, and I have no doubt in everything that they will do.”
Athens Academy Recognized Nationally for Excellence
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Monday, October 1, that Athens Academy has been named a 2018 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School. Athens Academy is one of only 49 non-public schools across the country to receive this honor.
“Our faculty and students work hard each and every day to make magic happen on our campus, and it is great to be validated by the National Blue Ribbon School program,” says Head of School John Thorsen. “We are proud of our school and our accomplishments, yet still recognize that we must always strive to be even better. It’s great to be a Spartan!”
National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. Schools must complete a comprehensive and detailed application about school practices, student test scores, academic programming, and more.