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Christina Walker Scores 1,000th Point and Girls' Basketball Jump 8-0 Start
Christina Walker Scores 1,000th Point and Girls' Basketball Jump 8-0 Start

Varsity girls’ basketball player Christina Walker has scored 1,000 career points. Coach Monique Dawson gave Christina a basketball to commemorate the achievement before the team’s Dec. 7 game against Prince Avenue Christian. The Paideia girls’ team won that Dec. 7 game and their Dec. 8 game against  W.D. Mohammed to clinch a record 8-0 start to the season.

Paideia Seniors to Continue Sports Careers in College
Paideia Seniors to Continue Sports Careers in College

Two seniors have signed with colleges. Varsity basketball player Kai Carter signed with UNC-Asheville. Ally Helmers signed with West Virginia Wesleyan College in tumbling and acrobatics.

2018 Fall college sports signees

Cross Country Teams Finish in Top at State
Cross Country Teams Finish in Top at State

Congratulations to the Paideia girls' and boys' varsity cross country teams for their top 10 finishes at the State Championship meet in Carrollton.  The girls' team took fifth place and the boys'  team took  sixth. 

Team members Jordan Walter and Luna McCauley have been invited to participate in the USATF Meet of Champions, a race for Georgia's fastest runners regardless of school size. 

Go Pythons!

Paideia Music Students Named to Youth Orchestras

Paideia students have been selected to join the following local orchestras, chamber music programs and jazz orchestras: the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Decatur and Atlanta, the Franklin Pond Chamber Music Program, the Emory University Vega String Quartet chamber music program, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra Combo and the Emory Youth Orchestra.

Paideia Teacher Featured on the New York Times Learning Network
Paideia Teacher Featured on the New York Times Learning Network

Paideia junior high teacher Andy Sarvady is featured on the New York Times Learning Network about her teaching students about the midterm elections.

Paideia Cross Country Runner Named Runner of the Week
Paideia Cross Country Runner Named Runner of the Week

Mile Split Georgia named Jordan Walter high school girls A private Runner of the Week. Jordan ran 19:32 at Saucony Battle of Atlanta Aug. 25. 
 

Michael Baccarini Inducted into Ultimate Hall of Fame
Michael Baccarini Inducted into Ultimate Hall of Fame

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 San Diego as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the sport.

Paideia Student Honored As Georgia Positive Athlete 
Paideia Student Honored As Georgia Positive Athlete 

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.

 

Boys' Soccer Team Wins State Championship
Boys' Soccer Team Wins State Championship

The Paideia varsity boys' soccer team are the 1A state champions. The team defeated Atlanta International School 2-0 at Mercer University Saturday.

Track and Field Team Wins Multiple Medals at State Meet
Track and Field Team Wins Multiple Medals at State Meet

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.

Girls' Ultimate State Champions 
Girls' Ultimate State Champions 

The varsity girls' varsity ultimate won the state championship for the second year in a row.
 

Boys' Tennis State Runner-Up
Boys' Tennis State Runner-Up

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.

13th Annual Paideia Cup Held at Python Park
13th Annual Paideia Cup Held at Python Park

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.

Paideia Soccer Coaches Honored
Paideia Soccer Coaches Honored

Carl Rosenbaum, girls' varsity soccer coach, and Eric Thomas, boys' varsity soccer coach, have been named Area 6 Soccer Coaches of the Year.

Paideia Athletes Sign With Colleges
Paideia Athletes Sign With Colleges

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.

Paideia Students Winners in Poetry and Art Contest
Paideia Students Winners in Poetry and Art Contest

Eight Paideia School students have been selected winners in the 2018 River of Words Environmental Art & Poetry Project contest in the state of Georgia.

Paideia Students Win National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Paideia Students Win National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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.

School Records Set and Team Members Qualify for State and Sectionals
School Records Set and Team Members Qualify for State and Sectionals

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.

Paideia Students Receive NCWIT Honors
Paideia Students Receive NCWIT Honors

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.

Girls' Basketball Players Named to All Region Teams
Girls' Basketball Players Named to All Region Teams

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.