Athens Academy is pleased to recognize seniors Aidan Saeed (T&F – Occidental College), Nathalie Lavender (CC/T&F – Virginia Military Institute), Kate Garth (Soccer – North Georgia) and Johnerio Holt (Football – Samford University) for their commitment to continue their athletic careers in college.
Please join the athletic department Wednesday, Feb. 2nd at 8:00 am in the Farmer Field House, as we recognize these student-athletes for their past accomplishments and wish them the best in their future endeavors.
What’s going on at 9:45 this week?
Thursday – Seminar
Friday – Advisory
Please be on the lookout for a treat from your Bridges Club!
Bridges is a club that wishes to create and celebrate a vast, diverse and inclusive community; therefore, teaching all participants about the importance of everyone’s story. Bridges wishes to create a community full of people that represent, honor and help one another become the best version of themselves.
The Oconee Enterprise is printing Jenna Cao’s excellent piece on the importance of this year’s Lunar New Year celebration! Congratulations Jenna! To read her article, click here.
The French Club is holding a fundraiser and bake sale for a school in Haiti! Please stop by outside of Lampkin this Friday and bring a few dollars for some yummy treats during lunch!
Athens Academy’s Model United Nations team spent January 29-30, 2022, participating in the annual high school Model UN conference hosted by the UGA collegiate team. Over 300 students from high schools from across Georgia were in attendance. Athens Academy’s team included 29 students representing the countries of Mexico and Pakistan, in addition to several individual roles in the “crisis committees.”
This year sets two new records for the Athens Academy Model UN team: most individual awards (12 students recognized) and our first delegation award, Distinguished Large Delegation. This award is considered second place in the overall conference. In addition, senior Brayden Edmonds was named Best Delegate for the Bermuda Triangle Crisis Committee; this is only the second time in Athens Academy Model UN history that a student has won this award.
“Read has been amazing this season! She is always ready to cheer on the Spartans, and does everything with a big smile on her face! Read is a natural leader who is always helping guide her team in a positive direction. She cheers loud and proud for Athens Academy, and she is always one of the first people to call a cheer when we need it. She is responsible, committed, and helpful to her teammates. She asks great questions and is always seeking ways to improve her own skills, as well as looking for ways to help improve the entire team. Read comes to every practice and game with a positive attitude and brings such a light wherever she goes! Great job, Read! 🙂” – Kelsie Webb, Head Coach, Varsity Cheerleading
The Barrow Advisory supported our Spartan Basketball teams!
They also picked up trash and held the door open for each other!
Renee picked up trash and did yoga!
Lexi took care of herself by drinking lots of water, working out, going for a walk and getting good sleep! She also supported her friend at Senior Night!
Taylor is taking care of our community by recycling!
Walter cleaned the Schacht building
Emmeline helped a friend with homework, exercised, got good sleep, drank plenty of water, prayed for people, made cookies with her family and washed the dishes!
Mary Hollis prayed, exercised at dance, fed her dog, supported friends at bb, and took care of her brother and did the dishes.
Adam takes care of himself by drinking LOTS of water!
Preston Darden: helped AJ Chambers with his job application
John Manuel Newland and Elizabeth Raeber helped Ms. Towery rearrange my classroom 🙂
Marie and Renee hydrating!
Charles Bennett brought Smith Olmstead her phone at the end of class– kindness!
From Newland Advisory!
Kate Farmer (and Hadley Spurlock): Helped box lunar new year gifts
Mikaella: Endlessly holding open the door
Maddie Conner: Working out everyday
Reese Jarrard: Teaching our entire advisory a dance so we don’t look like losers at Sadie
Feb. 5 Baseball Facility 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Rhyme Without Reason
**This is an Athens Academy Function, no outside guests**
NHS signup to volunteer at Lower School Science Night!
We are excited that our NHS service project is back up and running after a year off due to COVID! Remember, this is mandatory for all current NHS members. The event will be masks REQUIRED for all in attendance, and NHS volunteers will be given a pizza dinner before the event. The event will take place on Thursday February 24 from 6-7:30pm, and volunteers should arrive NO LATER than 5:30pm and plan to stay until 8pm.
This week all current active NHS members will begin receiving an email with a google form to sign up for their station. Please select your top 5 locations to volunteer, and the locations will be filled up on a first come first served basis. The invitation to sign up will be sent to Senior NHS members on Tuesday 1/25 and Junior NHS members on Wednesday 1/26. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Neves.
ACAD Talks is coming up this March. If you are interested in giving a talk— even if you don’t have a particular talk in mind— check out this Goggle Form. The event is modeled after TED Talks, and students can give a talk on research, ideas, or experiences of their choice. Email Ms. Towery with questions.