Three of five Paideia Odyssey of the Mind teams (representing grades second to seventh) have advanced to state competition after competing in the regional metro Atlanta event at Marist School by taking first, second and third place in their events. The state competition will be held April 13 in Columbus, Ga. The Paideia teams are coached by Paideia parents.
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.
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.
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.
The high school Mock Trial Team has advanced to the state’s district competition after the recent regional competition at the DeKalb County Courthouse.
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.
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.
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.
Three Paideia high school students have been selected to play in the Georgia All-State Orchestra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 junior high teacher Andy Sarvady is featured on the New York Times Learning Network about her teaching students about the midterm elections.
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, 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.
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.