Graduates Receive Robert F. Marion Award for Service
During Athens Academy’s Upper School Honors Day on Friday, May 18, Head of School John Thorsen and Upper School Director Susan Zalac were pleased to recognize several members of the Class of 2018 for their outstanding performance during their Upper School years.
Claire Bartlett, Drew Byus, and Glynn Chesser all received the Robert F. Marion Award for Service, which is presented to those seniors whose outstanding service to the school and community as their actions reflect the selfless devotion to the ideals and philosophy of Athens Academy as manifest in the spirit of lifetime trustee Robert Marion (1925-2009).
This fall, Claire will attend Auburn University, Drew will attend the University of Georgia, and Glynn will attend Georgia College and State University. Way to go, Spartans!
Uniform Resale (Grades 1-8) July 11, 18 & 25 August 8 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Chambers Center
Mark your calendar and get your back-to-school uniform shopping done! You can also continue to recycle your child(ren)'s outgrown uniforms throughout the summer at the Harrison Center, the Chambers Center, and the Sinkwich Spartan Center. For more information, email Sue Williams or call 706-549-9225. Thank you!
Congratulations to these members of the Class of 2018, who were recently honored at Upper School Honors Day:
The Andrew B. Swan Award: Anna Marian Block
New this year, the Andrew B. Swan award is named in honor of Drew Swan, a 2017 Athens Academy graduate who, exhibiting perseverance, a tireless work ethic, and a generosity of spirit, came to personify the sporting ideal of engaging in intense competition while maintaining respect and appreciation for one’s opponents. This inaugural award is presented to Anna Marian Block for demonstrating unwavering commitment to personal improvement and true sportsmanship. Anna Marian will attend the University of Georgia this fall, where she will run on both the cross country and track and field teams.
The G. William Thurston Athletic Award: Maddie McCleary & Jackson Reynolds
This award is presented to a senior boy and girl athlete whose keen sense of sportsmanship combined with superior athletic skill reflects the merits of Mr. Thurston. These athletes consistently portray competitive excellence with honor in attitude, effort, and performance. This fall, Maddie will attend Auburn University, and Jackson will attend Southern Methodist University.
The Scholar-Athlete Award: Emily Elder & Ryan Iyer
This award is presented to a senior boy and girl who have achieved outstanding records in both academics and athletics. This fall, Emily will attend Oxford College of Emory University as a member of the school’s cross country team. Ryan will attend Columbia University.
Congratulations to these members of the Class of 2018, who were recently honored at Upper School Honors Day on Friday, May 18:
The Head of School Award: Grace Hicks & Owen Roberts
This award is presented to two seniors who, through the influence of character and unselfishness, have made significant contributions to the life of the school. This fall, Grace will attend the University of Georgia, and Owen will attend Washington and Lee University in Virginia.
The Richard J. Patterson Spartan Award: Malia Busenitz & John David Bearden
This award, named in honor of longtime biology teacher Richard Patterson, is presented those seniors who loyally exhibit school spirit and radiate that special enthusiasm that inspires other students. Through conscientious academic initiative and participation in school activities, these students best exemplify the finest personal qualities of honor and concern for their fellow man. This fall, Malia will attend Berry College and John David will attend the University of Georgia.
Students’ Award for Excellence: Ryan Iyer
This award, given by the students of the Upper School, is presented to the senior who best exemplifies the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, and school spirit. Ryan was recognized for contributing significantly to the life of the school while setting an example for others. He will be attending Columbia University in the fall.
The Kirk B. Oliver, Jr. Award: James Patrignani & Margaret Timberlake
These seniors’ involvement has had a significant impact in many areas of school life throughout their years in the Upper School. With total commitment and without expectation of recognition, both have shown dedication and support for the common good, willingly taking on challenges with dignity and courage. This fall, James will attend Emory University and Margaret will attend the University of Georgia.