We are pleased to share our students' good news.
GWA students not only excel in school activities, but also with other organizations.
GWA 8th graders Elizabeth White and Sophia Chapar were selected by the Atlanta All-Star Basketball Association to compete against other regional all-stars comprised of top middle school girls. Liz and Sophie started for the West team. The competition on the floor was incredible. Their West team prevailed in a thriller over a determined East team. Liz also came in second at the half-time three-point shooting competition. They thank their GWA coaches for supporting them.
Pulliam Sisters Both Place Third at Twirl Mania
Anna Kate Pulliam placed third individually for flag at twirlmania. Murphy Pulliam placed third in the group routine with the JV/Dawgettes. Congratualtions to all of the GWA twirlers that competed in Twirl Mania. A complete list of winners appeared in G-News.
GWA Senior Savannah Smith, Junior Maridith Grimsley, and Eighth Grader Alexa Jacquitte had a once in a lifetime opportunity over Thanksgiving break when they performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The three traveled along with other dancers from Charlotte’s School of Dance and spent the week in New York City. They rehearsed, attended shows, visited famous landmarks, and shopped. The highlight of the trip, however, came on Thursday morning when they traveled the world famous parade route right behind Papa Smurf and performed for the crowds and television cameras in Herald Square in front of Macy’s Department Store.
Tenth graders Britton Thompson and Caleb Morris were teammates on the 1st place winning U 16 Team of the Champions Division at the December 1 - 2 Norcross Nike Cup.
GWA senior Caroline Halleck competed in and won the 2012 Georgia Music Teachers National Association Competition this week in the senior woodwind category. As the state winner, she will compete at the regional MTNA competition in January at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
GWA seniors Parker Ellison and Caroline Halleck have been selected for the 2012/2013 season of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS). This is Parker's third season with the honor wind ensemble and Caroline's second, after having been a member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble for a year. In addition to it's regular concerts this season at Emory University, the AYWS has been invited to perform at the North Carolina Music Educators' State Conference and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A.
Seventh grader Noah Shriver and Cross Country Coach Kelley Bradley ran the 10 mile Tower of Terror in Orlando on September 29th. Noah raised more than $1,000 for Autism Awareness as part of the Autism Speaks group.
GWA’s Zeplin Mackey competed this past weekend in the INT League - Southeast Regional Wakeboard Tournament. Zeplin (15) represented Georgia in the Men’s Novice Division and finished a very close 2nd with 5146 points less than 100 points behind 1st place winner Roscoe Scott (34) from North Carolina. This is only Zeplin's 2nd year of competing and is off to a very good start, next year Zeplin will move up to Men’s Intermediate Division where we hope he will be flipping, twisting and turning his way to many tournament championships.
Four Seasons Farm IEA MIDDLE SCHOOL EQUESTRIAN TEAM RESERVE CHAMPIONS AT NATIONALS
The Four Season Farm IEA Middle School Equestrian team traveled to Syracuse, New York on April 18-22 to compete in the 2012 Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals. The competition consisted of IEA teams from all over the country that had to qualify first through their Regional Finals and then through their Zone Finals to win a spot at the prestigious National Finals. At Nationals, just as at all IEA shows throughout the year, the riders draw for their horses and must compete an unfamiliar mount in an equitation over fences or flat class.
Four Seasons Farm (aka Athens Academy) was Reserve Champion (2nd Place) Middle School Hunt Seat Team, competing with the top 20 teams from across the country. The team actually tied for First Place with Storybook Farm from Charleston, South Carolina, earning the same number of points throughout the competition. Storybook Farm won the tiebreaker, which is determined by the number of first place ribbons. Storybook had 2 wins while Athens Academy had one. Representing the team were Grace Bridges (Gatewood Academy), Ashlynn Findley (George Walton Academy), Morgan Griggs (Oconee County), and Katie Phillips (Athens Academy).
The Athens Academy team rides out of Four Seasons Farm in Madison, Georgia and is coached by Kristi Edwards Roberson, GWA class of 2005. For more information, please see our Facebook page or you can visit the website at www.fourseasonsfarm.com.