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Sixth Paideia Alum Wins Top College Ultimate Award

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.

Librarian Natalie Bernstein on the Importance of Picture Books

Paideia elementary librarian Natalie Bernstein was interviewed on WABE about how important picture books are to young children's learning to read. To listen to the interview click here.

Junior High Academic Bowl Team Wins Second National Title

The Paideia junior high academic bowl team won the Junior National Championships for the second year in a row. The team was the first all-girls' team to win the championship.

Paideia swept the top three spots of the competition in New Orleans, and was the first school to have three teams in the final four in the history of the competition.

Girls' Ultimate Wins Amherst Invitational

The Paideia girls' varsity ultimate team won the Amherst Invitational in Massachusetts, a national tournament featuring ultimate teams from around the country. The girls' team finished the season with a 29-1 record.

Paideia Runner 3200-Meter State Champion

Griffin McCauley '18 won the boys' 3200 at the state track championship meet. Griffin was second in the state in the 1600 meter run. Sophia West '18 was the runner-up in the 3200 meter for girls. Sophia was fifth in the 1600 meter. Alec Tubbs '19 was seventh in the boys' 3200 meter. Tommy Davis was fourth in the boys' long jump. Camryn Bourne '20 placed fifth in the girls' long jump.
Photo: Dan McCauley

Paideia Soccer Players Named to All Region Teams

Nora Sampson '19, Danielle Murdoch '17 and Christina Aaron '20 were named to the girls' soccer First Region All Team. Jordan Gross '19 and Caroline Garrad '20 were named to the Second All Region Team.

Owen Ribes'17, Matt Schnell '18, Sohail Ghatneka '18 and Jordy Fishbach '18 were named to the boys' soccer First All Region Team. Chris Shue '17 and Henry Hall '17 were named to Second All Region Team.

Paideia Players Named to Baseball All Region Team

Pitcher Nicholas Sadd '17 and infielder Jack Friedman '18 were named to the First Team All Region team. Pictcher Tate Stone-Fresina '17 received All Region Honorable Mention.

Girls' Ultimate Team Wins State

The Paideia girls' ultimate team defeated Brookwood 13-4 to become state champions! The final game was live-streamed and can be seen on YouTube.

The Paideia boys' ultimate team was state runner-up.

Girls' Ultimate Team Wins Paideia Cup XII
The girls' ultimate team won the 2017 Paideia Cup tournament. The boys' team won the Spirit of the Game award. Twelve of the top girls and boys ultimate teams in the country competed in the 12th Paideia Cup held at Python Park April 22-23.
Paideia Runners Headed to State Championships
Several members of the Paideia high school track team have qualified for the state championships. Griffin McCauley won the Region Championship in the 1600 and 3200, earning him a spot. Alec Tubbs qualified in the 3200. Sophia West qualified for the 1600 and 3200. Camryn Bourne and Tommy Davis qualified for the Sectional Championship.

The junior high track team earned 11 medals at the Middle School State Track and Field Championships.

Paideia Students Winners in Statewide Contest

Four Paideia students are winners in the 2017 River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Project contest. The students submitted original poetry and art related to the theme of "watersheds". The state-wide contest was sponsored by the Georgia department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection division.

The winners from Paideia are:

  • Miranda Bullard, grade 7, Ice Capade~(art)
  • Dana Shapiro, grade 12, Posiedon~(poetry)
  • Alex Walker, grade 11, Essence~(poetry)
  • Nanseera Wolff, grade 10, The Naiad's Revival~(poetry)

Girls' Ultimate Win Terminus Tournament

Paideia girls' varsity ultimate team is undefeated after winning the Terminus tournament in Atlanta March 25-26. Two weeks ago the team won the Deep Freeze tournament in Chattanooga.

Paideia Runners Honored

MileSplit GA named Elijah McCauley Middle School Athlete of the Week for March 12, 2017.
MileSplit GA named Luna McCauley Middle School Athlete of the Week of March 5, 2017.

Paideia Students National Scholastic Arts Award Winners

Bronwyn Katz, a senior, was one eight students nationally to win a gold medal for her portfolio in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Bronwyn also won a gold medal for her print work. Sophomore Lily Bencich was a gold medal winner in photography.

Sophie Sadd, a sophomore, won a national silver medal for her print work.

Paideia Student Photography Honored

Thirteen photography students were finalists in the Photographers Forum, in their annual Best of High School and College Photography Contest. Their work will be published in the Best of 2017 hard cover book to be released this summer.

The students whose work will be featured are Lucy Brewer '17, Isabelle Poore '17, Max Schwalbach '17, Vlada Watkins '17, Libby Kirk '17, Jake Gallant '17, Isaac Sencer '17, Ryan Murray '17, Jordan Fischbach '18, Evy DiSalvo '18, Matt Schnell '18, Jack Friedman '18, and Jade Leslie '18.

In addition, Lucy Brewer '17 was selected and published in The Photographers Forum: Best of Photography book that includes adult and professional photographers.

In the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Exhibition: My Atlanta, Jake Gallant '17, received an award for "Best use of Color"

New School Track Records Set

Several members of the Paideia track team set school records at Need for Speed VIII at Parkview High School on March 3.

Jordyn Bourne and Vincent Knight set a records in the 60 meter hurdles at 10.92 and 9.74 respectively.

Tommy Davis set a record in the 300 meter at 38.83. Griffin McCauley holds the new record in the 1200 meter at 3:19.28 and Sophia West in the 1500 meter at 4:58.76. Christina Walker now hold the discus record at 49-4 and Christina Walker in the shot put at 26-05.25.

The girls' and boys' 4X200 meter relay teams set school records of 1:59.56 and 1:39.22 respective.

Junior High Academic Bowl Team Finish in Top 3
The Paideia junior high teams were among the top three in the Main Draw and Novice Divisions at the Georgia Academic Bowl State Championships Saturday, Feb. 25. The Main Draw finished third and the Novice team was the state runner-up. Both teams will compete in the National Championship in Dallas, Texas in May.
Paideia Students in GEMA All-State Choruses

Seven Paideia students were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Choruses for middle school and high school. Performing as part of the chorus in in Athens were Nathan Karnik, Matthew Davidorf, Anna Zheng, Caroline Porkert, Luca Davidorf, Sean Zheng and Emma Delman.

Paideia Seniors Are National Merit Finalists

Eleven Paideia seniors were named finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are: Logan Casey, Stuart Duffield, Daniel Fridkin, Lynn Jacobs, Mira Kaufman, Lucas Mavromatis, Ryan Radulovacki, Elizabeth Renjilian, Owen Ribes, Lincoln Sorscher and Emma Tucker.

30 Paideia Students Honored in Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Paideia art students were awarded 20 gold keys, 13 silver keys and 15 honorable mentions in the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. One student received one of only five nominations in Georgia for the national American Visions Award. The work of all the gold key award winners moves onto national judging in March.