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Welcome Back Paideia Alumni
This section of the Paideia website was designed with you in mind! We hope our website allows you to continue to make lifelong connections among our Paideia alumni family. Alumni are always welcome to visit Paideia. In fact, we encourage it! Interested in attending a concert? Want to root a team on to victory? Find out what is going on and when by viewing the Paideia calendar of events found on the home page. Alumni are important to Paideia. There is always a place for you here.
Over the weekend of April 22-24 we welcomed over 60 alums back to campus after a 2-year hiatus! Friday night we gathered for a BBQ provided by Paideia’s own Dead Pig Society followed by class reunion parties across Atlanta on Saturday night and a playdate at the Half Day Sunday morning. Congratulations to the Class of ‘76 who won the Reunion Cup and a special thanks to class organizers: Laura Brachman ’76, Laura Bliss Leary ’87, Blair Falivene ’00, Andrew Haworth ’01, Kelly Douglas ’02, Abbey Glass ’07, Austin Kane and Daniel Herrmann ’10 and Roy Kucuk ’12!
On February 23 Tabitha Zubber '07, co-chair of the Black Alumni Organization, introduced a panel of talented alumni focused on how the creative process plays into their careers. The discussion was moderated by Clark Moore '09, an actor, filmmaker, and host of Soul Balm Podcast with featured panelists Courtney Creer '09, a boutique owner & wardrobe stylist, Nicole Buchanan '11, a freelance documentary photographer and Adria Gunter '14, an art history graduate student working in museum curation. Watch the discussion below!
Congratulations to Jordan Hollins '16 who recently signed with the MLB Partner Pioneer League team, Ridge Run Baseball of Montana. Jordan will play as Center Fielder and First Baseman for the 2022 season and we cannot wait to see him knock it out of the park!
The first Alumni Service Day was one to remember celebrating Thanksgiving as a time of togetherness and gratitude. We are so grateful to our alumni classes '00-'19 who came out to pack meals and hygiene kits for The Gateway Center, supporting Atlanta's homeless population. Many thanks to our Alumni Advisory Council for putting this incredible day together!
The high school English department hosted author Hugh Hunter '09 on campus to speak about creative writing and activism to grades 9-12. A writer of young adult fiction, Hugh self published 2 books in 2018-2019, for which he was a grand prize winner in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and more recently, he has had 2 novels acquired for publishing by Random House and FSG. We are lucky to have you Hugh!
Sarah Bianchi '91 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 23rd to be Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. She and her staff are responsible for all of Asia including China, India, and Africa. The position carries the rank of Ambassador. Way to go Sarah!
MacDowell has chosen journalist Mosi Secret '97 as one of 47 artists from 13 states and 3 countries that were originally awarded last spring just as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic was shutting down the U.S. MacDowell is an artist's residency program in Peterborough, New Hampshire, founded in 1907 by composer Edward MacDowell and his wife, pianist and philanthropist Marian MacDowell. The mission is to identify and champion both emerging artists as well as provide ongoing support for established art makers.
On February 23rd the APC held their annual Lecture Series virtually with moderator, alumni parent David Lewis, in discussion with our talented panel of alumni: Alex Cullen '99, Sam Bathrick '00, Shruti Parekh '06, and Jenna Kannel '10. Watch the discussion below!