Willy Wonka follows Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Full of laughs and fun for the whole family, Performances in the theater Thursday, Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m., (preview) and 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, 25. Tickets are available now and can be found at seatyourself.biz/paideiaschool
Michael Baccarini, the varsity boys' and junior high boys' ultimate coach, was one of 12 new members inducted this summer into the USA Ultimate Hall of Fame. As this year's contributor inductee, Michael was recognized for his role in coaching and cultivation of the sport at Paideia School since 1994. An induction ceremony will be held in October in Colorado Springs as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the sport.
Izzy Pitman '18 was named a 2018 Georgia Positive Athlete of the Year in an alternative sport. Izzy played varsity ultimate for Paideia for four years. Paideia was also named Most Positive School.
The Paideia varsity boys' soccer team are the 1A state champions. The team defeated Atlanta International School 2-0 at Mercer University Saturday.
Griffin McCauley set a new school record on his run to become the state champion in the 1600 meter for the second year in a row. McCauley also won silver in the 800 meter. In the girls' 3200, Jordan Walter won silver and Sophia West won bronze. In the boys' 3200, Alec Tubbs was fifth and Elijah McCauley was seventh. Jordyn Borne was sixth in the 100-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles. Vincent Knight was eighth in the 300-meter hurdles.
The varsity girls' varsity ultimate won the state championship for the second year in a row.
The varsity boys' tennis team is the runner-up in the state championship. The team lost in the finals to Stratford Academy on May 12.
The Paideia girls' ultimate team finished second the annual three-day tournament that features top-ranked teams from around the country. The boys' ultimate team finished third.
Carl Rosenbaum, girls' varsity soccer coach, and Eric Thomas, boys' varsity soccer coach, have been named Area 6 Soccer Coaches of the Year.
Two Paideia athletes have signed with Division 1 schools. Asha Evans signed with Howard University in swimming.
Alex Ovalle-Mares committed to soccer with Lake Erie College.
Eight Paideia School students have been selected winners in the 2018 River of Words Environmental Art & Poetry Project contest in the state of Georgia.
Two Paideia students were awarded gold medals and three students received silver awards at the national level of the 2018 Scholastic Arts and Writing program. Senior Evy DiSalvo '18 won a gold medal and the Civic Expression Award from the 2018 Scholastic Art and a silver medal for her photography portfolio. Only six students were awarded the Civic Expression Award. Lilah Krugman '19 was awarded a gold medal and was one of only two students to be awarded Best in Grade. Ava Changon 18', Lilly Bencich '19, and Bibi Muse '19 were awarded silver medals for their photography. The gold medals and special achievement award will be honored at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June.
Three school records were set at the Region/Area tract meet and five runners qualified for state and six team members qualified for sectionals. Vincent Knight '17 set a record in the 300-meter hurdles, 41.23; as did the girls' 4X100 relay team, Sophia Huynh, Anna McEntee, Sophia Figueroa, and Jordyn Bourne, 52.40; and the girls'4x400 relay team, Sophia Figueroa, Sophia West, Sophia Huynh and Jordyn Bourne, 4:20.91.
The following runners qualified for state: Griffin McCauley in 1600 meter, Jordan Walter in the 3200 meter, Sophia West in the 3200 meter, Alec Tubbs in the 3200 meter and Elijah McCauley in the 3200 meter.
The following track team members qualified for sectionals April 28 where they compete to qualify for state: Cade Woodcock in shot put, Bryson Prince in high jump, Griffin McCauley in the 800 meter, Jordyn Bourne in the 100-meter dash and 300 meter hurdles, Vincent Knight in the 300-meter hurdles, and Sophia Figueroa, Sophia West, Sophia Huynh, and Jordyn Bourne in the girls 4x400-meter relay.
Two high school students have been honored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, which fosters information technology development and leadership. Sophomore Isabel Goico won an award and junior Alana Mermin-Bunnell was named honorable mention. Both are now eligible to apply for a $3,000 grant to teach programming and computing to K-12 girls.
Junior Kai Carter was named to the All Region team for the third time. Sophomore Christina Walker and junior Hunter Furman were named All Region Honorable Mention.
MileSplit GA named Luna McCauley Middle School Runner of the Week.
Senior Jalen Essick was named to GHSA Region 5-A Second team South All-Region.
Senior Jordan Kunney was recognized as GHSA Region 5-A Honorable Mention All-Region.
Thirty-eight Paideia high school students were awarded gold and sliver keys and honorable mentions by the 2018 Scholastic Arts and Writing program. Students received 16 gold key and 25 silver key awards for art and photography and 17 honorable mentions. Paideia students received four awards for writing including one gold key, two sliver keys and one honorable mention. Paideia received the most photography awards of any school in Georgia. Click here for the recipient names and awards.
Seven Paideia students have been selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Chorus performance Feb. 15-17 in Athens, Ga.
Jason Guo was a winner in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition. He will be featured in the 2018-2019 season in either an Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra performance or an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Education performance.