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Highlights from 2018-2019
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics, Fine Arts, Student Life, Capital Campaign, Community Service
Posted: 5/29/2019

It’s been another incredible year at Whitefield Academy! Here are some of our favorite memories from the 2018-2019 school year:
WolfPack athletics continued to grow and thrive! Click here to read about some of the highlights from the year, including varsity football competing in the playoffs, Metro10 championship victories, varsity boys...



All-Area Soccer Players
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 5/24/2019

Congratulations to our girls and boys soccer players who earned All-Area this season!

Girls: Caroline Browne (11th), Claire Browne (12th), Carson Llewellyn (12th), and Kyla McCurdy (9th)

Boys First Team: Jason Dinschel (11th), Jack Krahel (10th), Matthew Oluyide (12th), West Peterson (12th), Rees PicKell (11th), Matthew Soud (12th), and Casey Torres (11th)

Boys...



WolfPack Year Recap
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics, Alumni
Posted: 5/23/2019

This year was an amazing time for WolfPack athletics as our student-athletes worked hard, played hard, and honored Him.

Below are some of the greatest moments from all three seasons as well as athletic achievements from our Whitefield alumni.

2018-19 Athletic Highlights The varsity boys cross country and soccer team placed 2nd in...



Class of 2019 graduation
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/21/2019

The commencement ceremony for Whitefield Academy’s Class of 2019 was held on Saturday, May 18, at the Church of the Apostles in Buckhead. Led by Head of School Dr. Kevin Bracher, Upper School Principal Nathan Stevens, and Board Chair Jason Bilotti, 69 graduates received their diplomas and became members of...



Senior Recognition Assembly
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/16/2019

The Upper School Senior Recognition Assembly was held on April 26 in the LSSAC. The program included Dr. Kevin Bracher, head of school, welcoming guests and praying followed by the presentation of the senior class and Nathan Stevens, Upper School principal, presenting each graduating senior with a Bible.

Departmental awards were...



Kennedy named to First Team All-Region
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 5/13/2019

Whitefield Academy junior Ian Kennedy has been named to the First Team All-Region 6A. As first baseman and pitcher for the varsity baseball team this season, Ian has led the team on the mound and at the plate.    Hitting: 72 at bats – 41 hits, 13 doubles, 3 HR and...



Whitefield students shine at National Spanish Examinations
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 5/10/2019

Congratulations to the Whitefield Academy students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Exams. The students earned a total of five silver medals and seven bronze medals, along with 14 honorable mentions. Whitefield Academy students have a long history of high achievement on these exams...



PreK and kindergarten students learn about letters K and Q
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 5/10/2019

It was a busy day for PreK and kindergarten students as they enjoyed an amazing performance by puppeteer Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy," and then activities centered around the letters K and Q.

Bryan, "That Puppet Guy," entertained everyone with clever versions of Aesop’s Fables, including The Tortoise and the Hare,...



Fourth-graders serve at Love Beyond Walls
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 5/9/2019

Whitefield's fourth-grade students took part in a fun service project at Love Beyond Walls, learning to see and have empathy for others and equipping us to be the hands and feet of Jesus!



Upper School Academic Honors Assembly
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/9/2019

On April 24 students in grades nine through 11 were recognized for their academic achievements during the Upper School Academic Honors Assembly. Departmental academic awards as well as scholar awards were presented in addition to the Ephesians Award for Service, Timothy Award for Character, Academic Excellence Awards, and the Valentine...



Great Day of Service scheduled for August 24
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Community Service
Posted: 5/8/2019

On Saturday, August 24, more than 1,000 members of the Whitefield Academy community will come together to participate in the school’s third annual Great Day of Service! This event is centered on coming together as a Pack and starting off the school year with a focus on “others ahead of...



Eighth-graders host field day at AYA
Categories: General, Middle School, Community Service
Posted: 5/7/2019

On April 13 Whitefield eighth-grade students had the incredible opportunity to partner with the Atlanta Youth Academy (AYA) in facilitating their annual Field Day for their students and for God’s glory. Whitefield students planned the field day games, set up the events, and cheered on the AYA students! What an...



Orchestra receives Excellent rating at Southern Star Music Festival
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/6/2019

The Whitefield Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra took part in the Southern Star Music Festival on Friday, May 3. Under the direction of orchestra teacher Emily East, they performed a challenging repertoire for three collegiate adjudicators and placed Excellent in both of their categories. The students then spent an incredible Saturday...



Class of 2019 at a glance
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 5/6/2019

Whitefield Academy is pleased to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2019. As these 70 seniors prepare for graduation, it is our pleasure to highlight some of their accomplishments and share their plans after Whitefield. Click below for exciting information about our graduates!

Class valedictorian Donovan Pearce will be attending...



Thirty-two MS students inducted into the NJHS
Categories: General, Middle School
Posted: 5/6/2019

Congratulations to the newest members of the National Junior Honor Society. These 32 middle schoolers were inducted into the NJHS on May 2.

Inductees
Cameron Alexander 
Carson Bassing 
Jackson Brooks 
Megan Calloway 
Isabel Comstock 
Jay Decker 
Marin Eckerson 
Thomas Figaretti 
Brooke French 
Andrew Glover 
Hines Harman 
Marin Hayslip 
Drew Heiskell 
Grace Hurley 
Daniel Johnson 
Priscilla Kennedy
Jonathan Kern
Whitacre Mansfield II  
Moriah McNair
Callum Neese
Sydney Nettles
Davis Saad
Drew Saad
Angela Sanchez
Sarah Kate Smith
Bo...



Four seniors sign to play collegiate athletics
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 5/2/2019

On April 25 four Whitefield student athletes signed to play at the collegiate level next year. Congratulations to the following seniors on their accomplishment!

Emilie Grand’Pierre – swimming – Bowdoin College
Kyle Holt – football – Jacksonville State University
Zachary Justice – cross country – Wheaton College
Amilya Little – softball – Clark Atlanta...



Grandparents attend Spring Lunch and Learn
Categories: General
Posted: 5/2/2019

Grandparenting 2.0! We loved having our grandparents on campus for the Spring Lunch and Learn. Bethany Brant, Director of Instructional Technology, had a fun discussion with them on technology and communicating with their grandchildren. Everything from emojis to SnapChat was discussed.



Whitefield Academy breaks ground on Lower School building
Categories: General, Lower School, Capital Campaign
Posted: 4/30/2019

Whitefield Academy celebrated a milestone with the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lower School, Brostrand Hall on April 15. Just one year ago, the school publicly launched its $24 million “Leaving a Legacy” campaign to include building the new academic building for grades PreK-4 on its 100-acre campus. Over the...



AP Computer Science students compete in AP Bowl
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/29/2019

Eight AP Computer Science students attended the annual AP Bowl at Georgia Tech on April 20. The competition, which involves taking a test similar to the multiple-choice portion of the AP Computer Science exam, drew a field of more than 200 students from metro-Atlanta high schools. 

For the third time in...



Seniors visit Ms. Hawkins' PreK4 class
Categories: General, Lower School, Upper School
Posted: 4/23/2019

Members of Whitefield’s inaugural PreK4 class visited their former PreK4 teacher Ms. Hawkins and her class on April 23. The nine members of the class of 2019 spent time reading books and talking with the PreK4 students before returning to the Upper School. To make the visit even sweeter, Ms....



Duncanson wins first place at GA Middle School State Track and Field Meet
Categories: General, Middle School, Athletics
Posted: 4/23/2019

Middle School track star Ayden Duncanson, eighth-grade, won 1st place in both the 100m and the 200m in the Georgia Middle School State Championship Track and Field Meet on April 20!

Ayden was responsible for 48 points at the Metro 10 Championship on April 15 at Mount Pisgah, earning the title of...



Jones receives Most Positive Cheerleading Athlete Award for Cobb County
Categories: General, Middle School, Athletics
Posted: 4/16/2019

Congratulations to Faith Jones, 11th-grade, on receiving the Most Positive Cheerleading Athlete for Cobb County, a regional award granted by Georgia Positive Athlete. This organization grants college scholarships to outstanding high school athletes based on their character and athleticism. Out of the more than 5,400 Georgia high school athletes who...



Arts Day 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/11/2019

Students in the Upper and Middle school participated the annual Arts Day festivities on April 10. Upper School students began the day with a presentation and performance by Urbana Ave, a local comedic creative agency. In that session, they heard a talk on the essence of comedy and storytelling and...



Whitefield celebrates visual arts students
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/10/2019

Whitefield Annual Student Art Show, a celebration of the visual arts, was held on April 4. The evening event featured art exhibits in the Lower School Student Activities Center (LSSAC), Middle School, and Upper School. The jazz band, concert band, orchestra, and Lower School Chorale performed at various locations around...



Sixth-grade science class hatches chicks
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School
Posted: 4/8/2019

Mrs. Figaretti's sixth-grade life science class hatched chicken eggs as part of their unit on vertebrate animals, cell division, and genetics. After 21 days in the 100-degree incubator, the students were excited to see the hatching of the chicks!

Mrs. Margine's kindergarten class visited the baby chicks and sang the classic...



Upper School students inducted into National Honor Society
Categories: General, Upper School, Student Life
Posted: 4/7/2019

Thirty-one Whitefield students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during a special induction ceremony held in the Louise Owens Theater on April 3. Established in 1921, the NHS recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

The program included...



Varsity track and field compete in Metro Atlanta track meet
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 4/4/2019

On Thursday, March 28 the varsity track and field team competed in the rain-delayed 5th Annual Metro Atlanta track meet, hosted by Pace Academy and Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. The a two-day event included 16 Atlanta area independent schools.

In this high level of competition, Whitefield had a record number of...



PreK4 Makes Their Own Pizzas
Categories: General, Lower School
Posted: 4/4/2019

PreK4 enjoyed a visit to St. Angelo’s Pizza yesterday. The children were able to “create” their own pie then eat it! This special outing helped the students practice and better understand the part-whole math concept.



Seniors honored at Senior Scholars Luncheon
Categories: General, Upper School
Posted: 4/3/2019

On Tuesday, April 2, 32 seniors were honored at the Senior Scholars Luncheon for earning magna cum laude and summa cum laude distinctions. Donovan Pearce was also named the class of 2019 valedictorian and Grayce Guthrie was named the class salutatorian. 

To earn the magna cum laude distinction, students must earn...



Visual Arts teachers attend conference in Boston
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/27/2019

Whitefield Visual Arts Department teachers are devoted to professional development for the benefit of their students. Recently, Natalia Hicks, Debbie Childree, and Rebecca Brown attended the National Art Education Association Conference in Boston. More than 5,000 visual art teachers from all across the country attended the conference, which included  hands-on...



Alumna Ansley Quiros (’04) visits Whitefield
Categories: General, Alumni
Posted: 3/27/2019

Whitefield Academy alumna Ansley Quiros (’04) returned to Whitefield on March 27 for a special coffee and conversation session on her book "God With Us: Lived Theology and the Black Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976 (UNC, 2018)."

Standing in the Morris Hall Middle & Upper School Library, Ansley read excerpts...



Upper School theatre department presents student-directed One Acts
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/27/2019

The Upper School theatre department will present a night of student-directed one-act plays on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Louise Owens Theater.

The two plays that will be performed are Cheating Death and Imperfect Proposal.

Cheating Death: When the Angel of Death visits a mental hospital to collect someone...



Fassnacht, Grand’Pierre make All-County teams
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 3/26/2019

Two members of the Whitefield Academy swim and dive team were selected for all-county teams. Varsity diver Avery Fassnacht, 10th-grade, was recently named to the First Team All-County and swimmer Emilie Grand'Pierre, 12th-grade, has been named to the Second Team All-County.

Both finished the season strong at the County and State...



Students perform at the Bean
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/22/2019

Fourteen acts took the stage on Thursday, March 21, for Whitefield's talent show, The Bean. The musical line-up included a string quartet, guitarist, and an ukulele player. There were also several karaoke style vocals performed for the audience as well as an interpretive dance and tap routine. All of the...