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Paideia Students Advance to National Singing Competition
Paideia Students Advance to National Singing Competition

Paideia high school singers who placed first, second and third in the Southeastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing student competition will move on the national competition in June in Tennessee. The competition was held virtually.

Paideia Is Closed
Paideia Is Closed

The Paideia School is closed and closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, following CDC guidelines. Please check here for updates and information regarding the school's response.

Student Artwork Selected for Dogwood Festival
Student Artwork Selected for Dogwood Festival

The artwork of four high school students will be part of the Atlanta high school art exhibit at the Dogwood Festival at the Piedmont Park Community Center.

3 Students Win National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
3 Students Win National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Three Paideia students have been named national winners in the 2020 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Junior Juliana Margolis and seniors Tristan Ouweleen, and Anna Zheng were awarded national gold medals in photography, drawing and illustration and writing respectively.  The national awards “exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision,” and winners will be recognized at a national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Science Olympiad Team in State Tournament
Science Olympiad Team in State Tournament

The high school Science Olympiad team advanced to the State Tournament as a result of their performance at the Region Tournament. Paideia finished fifth out of 24 teams from schools of all classifications. Paideia is the only GHSA single A school statewide to earn a bid to the 2020 State Tournament.

Student Photography Part of High School Photo Exhibition
Student Photography Part of High School Photo Exhibition

A selection of Paideia student photography work was chosen for the High School Photo 2020 exhibition located at the Atlanta Photography Group at the Tula Art Center, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta, 30309. The exhibition runs through Mar. 14.

Paideia Students Chosen for All-State Band
Paideia Students Chosen for All-State Band

Three Paideia music students were selected to play with students from across the state in the All-State Band concert in early March. 

Paideia Teams Advance to Odyssey of the Mind State Finals
Paideia Teams Advance to Odyssey of the Mind State Finals

Five Paideia teams competed at the Odyssey of the Mind Metro Atlanta Regional Competition and have advanced to the State Finals in Columbus, Ga. in April. Two  elementary teams and three middle school teams coached by parent volunteers competed. 

Paideia Students Named to GMEA All State Chorus
Paideia Students Named to GMEA All State Chorus

Five students were accepted into GMEA All State Chorus.  Three high school  students and two junior high students were accepted. The students passed two rigorous auditions to be accepted and participated in a three-day event in late February.

37 Paideia Students Win Scholastics Arts and Writing Awards
37 Paideia Students Win Scholastics Arts and Writing Awards

Thirty-seven Paideia high school students were awarded gold and silver keys and honorable mention by the regional 2020 Scholastic Arts and Writing program.  Students received 17 gold key and 22 silver key awards for art and photography and 29 honorable mentions.  Paideia students received 10 awards for writing including two gold keys, four silver keys and four honorable mentions. For the fifth year, Paideia students won the most gold key awards in the state for photography. Gold key award winners will advance to the national competition in New York in June.

A junior high student also won two honorable mentions in the 2020 Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards.

Paideia Basketball Players Receive All-Area Honors
Paideia Basketball Players Receive All-Area Honors

Varsity girls' basketball player Christina Walker was named to first  team all-region team.

Varsity boys' basketball players Joe Elston, Micah Eisen and Amien Hicks were named All-Region honorable mention.

Mock Trial Team Wins Regional Competion
Mock Trial Team Wins Regional Competion

The high school Mock Trial team won the Regional competition at Dekalb County Courthouse to advance to Georgia District Championship. Athena Assikis and Kaiya Patel won Best Lawyer Awards and Ryan Eiler and Anna Claire Shuman won Best Witness Awards.

Paideia Students Selected for All-State Orchestra
Paideia Students Selected for All-State Orchestra

Jordan Leslie ’20 and David Chung ’22 were selected to participate in the Georgia All State Orchestra in Athens, Ga. on March 5-7. Jordan will  play  second chair cello in the 11/12 Full Orchestra. David will play violin in the 9/10 Full Orchestra.

Science Olympiad Team Advances to Region Tournament
Science Olympiad Team Advances to Region Tournament

The high school Science Olympiad team won first place among single A schools at the Brookwood invitational.  The team will compete in the  Region Tournament in March in Clarkston. 

High students Awarded Birding Scholarship
High students Awarded Birding Scholarship

High school students Phillip Salzinger and Amit Kamma were named winners of the Georgia Ornithological Society Youth Birder’s Scholarships.

Paideia Students Honored for Volunteer Service
Paideia Students Honored for Volunteer Service

Seniors Mary He and Sophia Yang are Atlanta Intown 20 Under 20 honorees for 2020. The two were nominated by Natalie Rogovin, director of service learning and civic engagement for their work with students on the debate team at Sequoia Middle School and work with imPACT, a high school volunteer club. Both Mary and Sophia have also participated in Paideia’s AltBreak program, in which students do service on school breaks.

Robotics Team Wins Award
Robotics Team Wins Award

One of Paideia’s  four high school robotics teams competed against 50 teams at the Vex Tower Takeover tournament at North Forsyth High School on Saturday, Dec. 14. The team won the Judges' Award for the quality of their engineering notebook, design process, and interviews. The team members are Rakibul Chowdhury, Alec Harris, Max Stein, and Nikhel Krishna, with Javier Pardo helping out on the day of the tournament.

Paideia Student Named to All-State Jazz Band
Paideia Student Named to All-State Jazz Band

Senior Sagan Hartley  was selected as the baritone saxophonist for the All-State Jazz Band.  He will perform with the group at the Georgia Music Educators' Association convention in January.

Students Win GNATS Awards
Students Win GNATS Awards

Five Paideia high school received awards at Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions held at Clayton State College on Nov. 23. The students awarded were: Charles Eastman, first place 9th/10th  classical  and second place 9th/10th Music theater; Elena Mavromatis, second place 11th/12th treble Music Theater; Sophie Lyman, first place 9th/10th treble music theater; Josie Bond, second place 9th/10th treble music theater;  Cameron Walls, third place, 11th/12th Music theater.

Cross Country Coach Receives Award
Cross Country Coach Receives Award

Cross country coach Dan McCauley received the Jerry Frasier Award for Outstanding Coaching Dedication at the All-Metro Cross Country Banquet, hosted by the Atlanta Track Club on Dec. 3. Dan was chosen based on submissions from the community and other coaches.