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WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 15, 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 4/16/2019

Last week the WolfPack earned a handful of big victories. Be sure to congratulate members of all four soccer teams, varsity girls golf, varsity tennis, and Middle School baseball on their success. You can read about these competitions and more in the recaps below!

Varsity track had another strong showing at...



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...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 8, 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 4/8/2019

I hope many of you had the opportunity to come out and witness the incredible talents of our track team this past Saturday on a beautiful day for a track meet! The WolfPack track and field team did not disappoint at home with a great showing in front of the...



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...



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...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 1, 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 4/1/2019

Last week the Pack decided that stellar defense was going to be the theme for the week. Both Middle School soccer teams, both varsity tennis teams, the varsity boys soccer, the junior varsity boys tennis, and the Middle School baseball team all had shut-out wins during last week's competition! Check...



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...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: March 25, 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 3/25/2019

The WolfPack competed in 24 athletic events last week! Highlights included two wins by our varsity baseball team against Mt. Bethel in a Monday night doubleheader, varsity boys and girls soccer wins over King’s Ridge and St. Francis, and varsity boys and girls tennis wins over St. Francis. You can...



Hopkins receives Honorable Mention All-State for GHSA
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 3/25/2019

Whitefield Academy junior AJ Hopkins earned Honorable Mention All-State for GHSA for Class A Private Schools. AJ averaged 20 points per game, 10 rebounds per game, and 2 blocks per game. In February, he was named to the First Team All-Region Boys Basketball Team. Congratulations, AJ!



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...



WolfPack Marching Band attends NYO Opening Day
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/21/2019

Members of the WolfPack Marching Band plus Wolfie attended the Northside Youth Organization (NYO) Opening Day at Chastain Park on March 16. Hundreds of families were treated to the band’s rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as they led the teams on a parade and then played...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...