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February 22, 2020

 Popi Marquez (left) and Jon Nelson (right) at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Photo by Mike Callinan.

“Lights, camera, action!” There I was behind the television journalist and host of Football Fridays podcast, Jon Nelson, and his co-host, Hannah Goodin. After weeks of exchanging emails, I had finally...

February 22, 2020

Brent Chandler in uniform at a football game in 2019. Photo by Amy Chandler.

On a Friday night, Brent Chandler’s heavy armor settles on his shoulders as he runs around hyping up the crowd. The little kids stare in awe while the older ones cheer for their friend and school mascot.

Chandler, 18, is a se...

February 11, 2020

Members of the Theater Department work on writing their scenes for the upcoming play. Photo by Charlotte Luke.

This winter, members of the Upper School Theater Department have embarked upon a new challenge: writing their own play. The play, whose official title is yet to be determined, retells three...

December 10, 2019

A high school group works with Siempre Amigos. Photo by Gabby Mattes.​ 

While many nonprofit organizations successfully earn national publicity and funding through advertising, many other organizations work on smaller scales to help people. One such organization is Siempre Amigos: Programa de Respons...

December 10, 2019

Carina Maffett stands in front of the holiday display at Plato’s Closet. Photo by Charlotte Luke.

Carina Maffett (’20) works at Plato’s Closet, a trendy second-hand clothing store on Atlanta Highway, where her job often involves inspecting and tagging new items, placing clothes on the rack, and takin...

December 10, 2019

 Anannya Das wrestles at right. Photo by Daley Connolly.

Wrestling is a relatively new sport at Athens Academy. Although wrestling doesn’t yet enjoy the same popularity that football, basketball, and baseball enjoy, the program has grown significantly in the last few years. Until now, only boys chose...

December 10, 2019

Athens Academy’s most advanced upper school robotics team, Team 2858.

This year’s robotics season is different from the past years. It is the first time that Athens Academy is sending three teams, two from upper school and one from middle school, to competitions. Members of the most advanced upper sc...

November 8, 2019

 Marisa Walbaum (left) with her host Sara Mack Lowe (right) at an Atlanta United soccer game.

What is your favorite activity you have done with your host family so far?

“My favorite part of my days here is eating breakfast with my host family.”

Have you enjoyed spending time at Athens Academy?

“I enjoy...

November 8, 2019

“Everyone, I feel, can connect in some way,” said Mr. Sean Crawford, the Facilities Event and Custodial Coordinator at Athens Academy. “People just need to take the time to try and branch out.” The branches of Mr. Crawford’s life extend in numerous directions, through which he connects with diverse...

November 8, 2019

It is fair to say that the college application process appears daunting to many high school students. Extensive searching, planning, talking, studying, traveling, writing, form-filling, letter-bubbling, and proofreading occur between the first semester of one’s junior year and the second semester of...

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