Twenty-four Paideia seniors have been recognized by the National Merit program as semi-finalists and commended students.
30 high school students won Regional Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Paideia’s photography program won most awards in the state.
104 students in the class of 2017 attend over 60 different colleges and universities.
Varsity players Isabel Arevalo '17, Hannah Neiditz '17, Josie Veal '17, Luke Smith '17, Sam Smith '17 and coach Miranda Knowles were named to the first team. Varsity players - Bess Renjilian '17, Katherine Jordak '17, Evan Mapes '17, Coleman Tappero '17, and coach Michael Baccarini were named to the second team. Junior varsity boys Carter Dammann '17, Carson Race '17, and coach Jim Veal were named to the junior varsity second team.
"Privilege" a poem by junior high teacher Elly Bookman has been published in The New Yorker magazine. Elly also is the winner of the 2017 Loraine Williams Poetry given by the Georgia Review, the University of Georgia's journal of arts and letters.
Elly was awarded the prize for her poem "Lessons", which will be published in the spring 2018 issue of the Georgia Review. Elly's poetry has appeared in the American Poetry Review and the Florida Review.
John Stubbs '13 was named the 2017 Callahan award winner. The Callahan Award is an annual award given to the best male and female college ultimate players in the country. In addition to honoring extraordinary physical talent and skills, the Callahan Award also honors sportsmanship and leadership. The winners are selected through online balloting by other college ultimate players.
As Michael Baccarini, Paideia varsity boys' ultimate coach, has noted. "It's awesome when you consider out of [thousands of] registered college players" so many "winners of this award are from one tiny school."
Previous Callahan winners are Pauline Lauterbach '98, Miranda Roth '00, Leila Tunnell '06, and George Stubbs '07 and Paula Seville '08.
Twenty-six Paideia seniors were recognized by the 2016 National Merit program as semi-finalists and commended students.