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WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 18, 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 3/18/2019

Last week the WolfPack had a full week of competitions! Highlights included varsity girls and boys track teams taking second place at the Westminster meet on Wednesday, varsity soccer and tennis teams shutting out Mt. Bethel, and other victories claimed by Middle School girls soccer, boys and girls JV tennis,...



Upper School English students write and act out play scenes
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 3/18/2019

Students in Jessica Bonnem’s Upper School English class acted out scenes that they wrote for the play "Hamlet" on March 11, 12, and 14 for an audience comprised of teachers and classmates. They then answered questions as well as explained their research and why they made the choices they did...



Olivia Nandkeolyar ('17) studying abroad in Italy
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 3/18/2019

Alumna Olivia Nandkeolyar ('17) is a sophomore at Wake Forest University. Currently, she is studying in Venice, Italy with the Wake Forest Casa Artom program. Olivia and other students in the program are encouraged to visit other historic cities, such as Pula, Croatia, the site of one of the largest...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 11, 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 3/14/2019

Welcome back, WolfPack!

The athletic department members and I hope you each had a wonderful Spring Break, filled with great memories and rest. In the week before break, the Pack collected a handful of victories in baseball, lacrosse, and soccer! You can see recaps from these wins over Kings Ridge, Fellowship,...



Varsity cheer squad competes in GHSA Game Day Invitational
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/25/2019

Whitefield Varsity Winter Cheer Squad competed in the inaugural GHSA Game Day Invitational at Putnam County High School in Eatonton on Saturday, Feb. 23. Participating cheerleaders were Hylah Daly, Emmy Dunn, Kaitlyn Glover, Faith Jones, Katarina Kelly, Elizabeth Lyster, Mary Linley Marshall, Iyanna Robinson, and Caroline Thomas. The competition involved...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 25, 2019
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/25/2019

Last week was a slower one for the Pack after rain brought on a handful of rescheduled and cancelled games. In spite of the weather, we had the opportunity to cheer on our varsity baseball, lacrosse, and soccer teams throughout the week. Check out the recaps below for details on...



Fine Arts Induction Ceremony
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/20/2019

Congratulations to all of the Upper School fine arts students who were recognized on February 20 during the Fine Arts Induction Ceremony.

Twenty-seven art students were inducted into the National Art Honor Society. The National Art Honor Society exists to support and inspire art students to recognize artistic ability, further aesthetic...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 19, 2019
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/19/2019

Last week the WolfPack brought home six victories, earning wins in tennis, soccer, and baseball! Highlights included our varsity boys soccer team shutting out Mount Pisgah in an 8-0 win at home, both JV tennis teams winning over North Cobb Christian, and a varsity baseball victory over Druid Hills High...



2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/15/2019

Congratulations to our 16 Scholastic Art and Writing Award recipients! These students have exceptional artistic and literary talent and presented their remarkable work to the world by participating in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Through the Scholastic Awards, students in grades 7–12 have a chance to earn scholarships as...



Readers Workshop allows students to own their learning
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 2/15/2019

On any given day, you may walk into a second-grade class and find students sitting on exercise balls, stools, or even the floor reading. This is not unusual, but normal for these students as they spend about 30 minutes a day reading independently. Known as Readers Workshop, this time gives...



Whitefield students attend ThesCon 2019
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/15/2019

Thirty-six Upper School students and seven chaperones joined more than 5,000 students from across the state in Columbus last week for the 2019 GA Thespian Conference. The students attended five shows and multiple workshops on singing, dancing, acting, and stage combat while at the conference Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Many...



Varsity cross country runners compete in Mercedes Marathon
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/12/2019

Five Whitefield varsity cross country runners competed as a relay team in the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham, AL on February 9. The team was made up of runners Zachary Justice, Sean Morris, Colson Gullege, and Jordan Johnson, all seniors, and junior Devin Wade. They ran the race in just under...



Two Whitefield students selected for Honor Band
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/6/2019

Seventh-grade band students Olivia Young and Drew Saad auditioned and were selected for the prestigious and selective District 12 Honor Band. Olivia plays the clarinet and participated in Honor Band and Drew plays trumpet and was in Clinic Band. They rehearsed on February 1 and 2 with other top band...



Creative Writing students share creative pieces with Delmar Gardens residents
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 2/5/2019

Students in Jessica Bonnem's Creative Writing class visited Delmar Gardens for a second time this school year to share their creative nonfiction stories inspired by the residents of the Smyrna retirement community.

In December, each student was matched with a resident from the community to interview. The students heard stories of...



Wingate, Hopkins named to All-Region basketball teams
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/5/2019

Two Whitefield Academy basketball players have been selected for all-region teams for the 2018-19 season. Senior Shelby Wingate was selected for the First Team All-Region Girls Basketball Team and junior AJ Hopkins was named to the First Team All-Region Boys Basketball Team.

Shelby averaged 19.5 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per...



Studying the movement of Earth
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 2/1/2019

Seventh-grade Earth science students spent time outside studying the movement of Earth and how its movement dictates shadows throughout the day. 



Brown wins Poetry Out Loud competition
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts, Student Life
Posted: 1/25/2019

Twenty Whitefield students participated in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition. The competition was held Friday, January 25 in the LSSAC. Senior Ansleigh Brown won first place, ninth-grader Iyanna Robinson won second place, and 10th-grader Adiyah Thomas won third grade. Ansleigh recited “Megan Married Herself” by Caroline Bird and “At...



Robotics team competes in League Championship
Categories: General
Posted: 1/21/2019

Whitefield Robotics competed with 30 other teams at their League Championship on Saturday, January 19. They were selected to compete in the championship rounds and with their alliance. The team placed 2nd as Finalist Alliance and was the 3rd place Think Award recipient, an award given for engineering excellence and...



Marin Eckerson wins MS Spelling Bee
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 1/18/2019

Twenty Middle School students participated in the Middle School Spelling Bee on January 18 during MS Chapel. The top five spellers from each grade were determined in October, after a schoolwide classroom bee. Marin Eckerson, seventh-grade, and Katy Burklin, eighth-grade, won 1st and 2nd place respectively. The Bee went 15...



Lower School students visit with author Nathan Hale
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 1/17/2019

Lynn Handley, Lower School librarian, recently set up an author visit with Nathan Hale. Mr. Hale is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. This informative, funny, and engaging session helped students in grades kindergarten -...



Upper School students named to Head of School's and Principal's List
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 1/17/2019

Congratulations to the Upper School students who earned the honor of Head of School’s and Principal’s List for Semester 1 of the 2018-19 school year! The Head of School’s List consists of students with an overall semester average of 94 or higher with no failing grades. The Principal’s List consists...



Cochran selected to perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 1/7/2019

Anna Cochran, 10th grade, was one of more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the U.S. who represented Varsity Spirit in the world famous London New Year’s Day Parade. Anna was in a group of 250 cheerleaders who performed to Rhythm Nation by Janet Jackson. During the three-hour parade...



Harrison Powell ’05 produces two new films
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 10/15/2018

Harrison Powell ’05 has been extremely busy working as a movie producer. He recently produced two movies, Welcome to Pine Grove! and The Best of Enemies, starring Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson. Click here to watch the trailer for The Best of Enemies. Harrison said he is excited to...