The North Springs’ Science Olympiad Laser Sharks Region Championship team competed at the State Tournament at Emory University on March 25. Team president J.J. Lu holds the Region first place trophy; second from the right in the middle row is Science Chair and team sponsor Tonya Davis.

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The Chamblee High School Academic Quiz Team placed first at the GATA Varsity State Championship Tournament on March 25. This comes just a few weeks after the JV Team won their state division. The team was led by captain, Chenthuran Abeyakaran, and included Foster Cowan, Logan Durish, Ramanan Abeyakaran, Sam Lehmann, Sifat Raihan and Thomas Fennel.

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Ben Wilkinson for took second place in 3-D Computer Assisted Design Engineering at the Georgia Technology Student Association state conference. Ben will advance to nationals in June, He is a sophomore at Dunwoody High and is pictured with the DHS TSA Advisor Rose Thomas.

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Samantha Brewer of Dunwoody High School is among 183 graduating seniors statewide to be named Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).

The program, coordinated by the GaDOE’s Excellence Recognition Office, recognizes high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

To be eligible for recognition as a Georgia Scholar, high school seniors must exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Academically, they are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.

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The Mount Vernon community filled an entire moving truck–twice— after generously donating during the Share the Well Food Drive. At a time when those in need throughout Sandy Springs need it the most, the School in partnership with Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church stepped and gave more than any food drive in the school’s history.

Tthe collection effort supported the Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs. The Mount Vernon community donated 3,765 items weighing in at 5,000 pounds, with the Middle School giving the most— with one sixth grader Conlan Weeks donating more than 500 items.

After the drive, students in fourth grade returned to CAC to sort the thousands of donated items. CAC Volunteer Coordinator Debbie Olson shares, “I believe Mount Vernon’s Share the Well drive was the one of the largest, if not the largest food drive a school has ever done for our organization.”

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