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Paideia Odyssey of the Mind Places at World Championship
Paideia Odyssey of the Mind Places at World Championship

The Paideia sixth grade team won second place in the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition at Michigan State University May 22-25.  Two other Paideia Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in the national championships, which had over 800 teams from every state in the U.S. and more than 25 countries.

Paideia Sports Teams Advance to State Tournaments
Paideia Sports Teams Advance to State Tournaments

The varsity girls' ultimate team are the state champions for the fourth year in a row. The team defeated Grady High School 13-4 to take the title.

The boys' varsity ultimate team are second in the state after losing a close finals match to Grady High School.

The boys' varsity golf team has qualified for the state tournament May 20-21 in Columbus.

Paideia Chess Team Places at State Championship
Paideia Chess Team Places at State Championship

Elementary and junior high chess teams participated in the Georgia Chess Association 2019 Georgia K-8 State Chess Championship in Suwanee, Georgia.  The Pi-Chess K-1st Team placed first among DeKalb County Schools and third overall in the state.

Schools Records Set at Track Meets
Schools Records Set at Track Meets

Two Paideia School varsity track records were set at the 5th Annual Metro Atlanta Championships and the BSN Sports Rumble in the Jungle. The girls’ 4x400 meter relay team, Sophia Huynh, Sophia Figueroa, Jordan Walter, and Luna McCauley set a record with a finish of - 4:14.68 at the Metro Atlanta Championships. The boys’ 4x800 meter relay team, Jay Bartelt, Sam Colton, Jesus Centellano Cortes, and Elijah McCauley, set a school record with their - 8:37.84 finish at the BSN Sports Rumble in the Jungle.

Six Paideia Students Win Environmental Poetry and Art Awards
Six Paideia Students Win Environmental Poetry and Art Awards

Six students in the junior high and high school received awards from the 2019 River of Words Environmental Art & Poetry Project.

A Paideia elementary student won one of four National Grand Prizes for the River of Words Art and Poetry Contest, which promotes conservation.

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

The art work of seniors Ian Lippincott, Alana Mermin-Bunnell, and Kendall Seefried was selected for the Atlanta High School Art ExhibitionThe Exhibition takes place at the Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park, April 12-14 in the Piedmont Park Community Center.  In addition Kendall's work was also selected for an exhibition at the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Dean Farris '16 Sets NCAA Record
Dean Farris '16 Sets NCAA Record

Paideia alum Dean Farris '16 broke the American 200  freestyle record with a swim of 1:29.15 at the NCAA Men's Championship. Dean, a junior at Harvard University, went on to win Harvard’s first NCAA title in 30 years with a 43.66 finish in the 100 backstroke. 

Science Olympiad Team Competes in Region Tournament

The high school Science Olympiad team finished third in the region tournament. Kiran Kowalski and Jacob Schnell took first place in the  fossils event. Grace Whissell and Regan Phelan won second place in the water quality event.

Mock Trial Team Runners Up in District Tournament

The high school Mock Trial Team reached the final in the District Championship Tournament . Jack Stiefel, Madison Chance, and Amelia Wanamaker earned Best Lawyer awards. Alie Urquhart  won Best Witness. Anna Claire Shuman  won two Best Witness awards.

Paideia Swimmers Competed in State Meet
Paideia Swimmers Competed in State Meet

Five members of the Paideia swim team qualified for the state meet. Kendall Seefried, Kiran Kowalski, Maggie Harper, Sarah Schapiro, and Jordan Walter represented Paideia at the Georgia High School State Meet.

Mock Trial Team in State District Competition
Mock Trial Team in State District Competition

The high school Mock Trial Team has advanced to the state’s district competition after the recent regional competition at the DeKalb County Courthouse.

36 Paideia Students Honored in Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
36 Paideia Students Honored in Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Thirty-six Paideia high school students were honored with Regional Scholastic Art and Writing gold key, silver key and honorable mention awards. A Paideia student was also the  nominee for the American Voices and Visions for writing, the highest regional honor. Paideia students were awarded 17 gold keys and these students and the nominee for the American Voices and Visions will go on to the national competition in New York in March.

Paideia Basketball Players Selected for 5-A All-Region Teams
Paideia Basketball Players Selected for 5-A All-Region Teams

Four Paideia basketball players received recognition for their season play. Senior Kai Carter was named to the 5-A  First All-Region team. Kai punctuated her Paideia basketball career on Senior Night by scoring  her 2,000th point in the varsity girls' basketball game against Atlanta Classic Academy Jan. 30. 

Three other players were honored. Junior Christine Walker was named to the 5-A Second All-Region team and senior Hunter Furman and boys' basketball player Jaylen Troutman, a senior, received honorable mention.

High School Academic Bowl Team Qualifies for National Tournament
High School Academic Bowl Team Qualifies for National Tournament

The Paideia high school Academic Bowl team will compete in the NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament in Chicago in May. The team qualified for the tournament based on their showing at the North Atlanta High School Quiz Bowl Classic on January 12.

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

Three Paideia high school students have been selected to play in the Georgia All-State Orchestra.

Robotics Teams Advances to State and National Competitions
Robotics Teams Advances to State and National Competitions

The Paideia high school robotics team will compete in the state tournament in February, and the CREATE Foundation U.S. Open Robotics Championship in Council Bluffs, Iowa in April.

The team competed in the VEX Robotics High School Competition at Kennesaw State Jan. 19 where it won the Design Award.

Atlanta INtown 20 Under 20 Recognizes Four Paideia Seniors for Volunteer Service
Atlanta INtown 20 Under 20 Recognizes Four Paideia Seniors for Volunteer Service

Ahalya Ramgopal '19 is Atlanta INtown  20 Under 20 honoree for 2019.  Alana Mermin-Bunnell '19, Thuan Tran '19 and Kendall Seefried '19 were recognized as honorable mention.

The award is in recognition of Ahalya's work as advocate for refugees in the Atlanta community. Ahayla began volunteering at age 14 at the  International Rescue Committee. As a volunteer, she teaches English, civics and history to newly arrived refugees to help prepare them for the citizenship test. During her junior year, she interned in the IRC Communications Department, working on social media advocacy and marketing. As the only high-school intern, she won the Intern fundraising competition at the end of the fall semester, raising over $750. In total, she has worked over the 500 hours for the IRC. advocacy. She also volunteered for the Jon Ossoff '05 campaign to try and enact change through Congress.

Alana was recognized for her work which includes travel to Uganda to teach English and art, and  her volunteer work at the Frazier Center and lab research support at Emory addressing racial disparities in the kidney transplant process.

Thuan  was honored for more than 250 hours coaching and judging debate students, registering voters as part of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, building homes in Nicaragua, as well as volunteering in an Emory on a neurosystems study.

Kendall was recognized for her service with  Meals on Wheels,  the American Red Cross, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and teaching autism education at Hirsch Academy.

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!