Class of 2023

Seniors Recognized by National Merit

Eleven members of Athens Academy’s Class of 2023 have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their performance on the October 2021 PSAT/NMSQT.  Congratulations to Seager Hunt, Robie Lucas, and Thomas Meyer, who have been named  National Merit Semi-finalists. As semi-finalists, these students represent the top 1-2% of the highest scoring seniors across the country.
In addition, eight seniors have been recognized as National Merit Commended Students, representing the top 3-4% of the highest scorers across the country. Congratulations to Sarah Harrison, Lucy Hayes, Will Hines, Simms Murray, Jackson Scruggs, Kishan Shah, Ricardo Ureña, and Madeline Wicker.

Students Inducted into Cum Laude Society

On Friday, April 28, eighteen members of Athens Academy’s Class of 2023 were inducted into the prestigious Cum Laude Society in recognition of their commitment to superior scholastic achievement throughout Upper School. The twelfth annual Cabaniss Lecture, which preceded the ceremony, was given by former Spartan and alumni parent Governor Brian Kemp.
As the secondary school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, The Cum Laude Society recognizes superior academic achievement and sound character. Congratulations to inductees Eliza Connolly, Mills Crosland, John Dorris, Sarah Harrison, Lucy Hayes, Will Hines, Seager Hunt, Taylor Leach, Robie Lucas, Thomas Meyer, Simms Murray, Lucy Rentz, Jackson Scruggs, Kishan Shah, Karan Tongia, Safi Uddin, Ricardo Ureña, and Madeline Wicker.
These students represent some of Athens Academy’s best and brightest. They are leaders, athletes, artists, actors, volunteers, and more. This fall they will attend the University of Georgia, Harvard University, Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, and more.

College Choices

The members of the Class of 2023 are attending 42 different colleges and universities across 18 states, and Washington, D.C.

Agnes Scott College
Arkansas State University
Auburn University
Augusta University
College of Charleston
Colorado State University
Colorado University Boulder
Cornell College
Cornell University
Duke University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
George Washington University
Harvard University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Kennesaw State University
Mars Hill University
Mercer University
Samford University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shenandoah University
Springfield College
Texas A & M
Texas Christian University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Connecticut
University of Georgia
University of Mississippi
University of North Georgia
University of Pennsylvania
University of Utah
University of Virginia
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Western Carolina University

College Colors Day 2023

Athens Academy is an independent, co-educational school for students in K3 through 12th grade, located on a beautiful 152-acre campus in Northeast Georgia. For over 50 years, Athens Academy has pursued its mission of Excellence with Honor through academics, athletics, fine arts, and service and leadership.