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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 soccer earning second in the state championship, and four senior athletes signing to compete on the college level!
     
  • The fine arts also remained vibrant at Whitefield! With countless performing, visual, and literary art opportunities, our students had an outstanding year of building on the creativity and gifts that God has placed within them!
     
  • In its second year of existence, Whitefield’s Great Day of Service grew from 800 participants in 2017 to 1,100 participants in 2018! After beginning the day with praise and worship, we served 32 organizations across Atlanta together.
     
  • Teachers continued to create meaningful and engaging learning experiences for students of all ages! From hatching chicks in sixth-grade science to learning about parts and wholes with pizza to writing the stories of retirement community residents, we watched our students grow and learn, earning a handful of exciting awards and honors along the way. These included being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society, earning a spot in the National Spelling Bee, participating in the AP Bowl at Georgia Tech, earning excellent rankings on the National Spanish Exam, and more.
     
  • Upper School students participated in their first-ever J-term, a one-week learning intensive in which students immerse themselves in a topic of their choosing. Click here to watch a video from our inaugural year of this program! 
     
  • The Whitefield community came together for the Going Places Auction 2019, enjoying an incredible time of fellowship and ultimately raising $374,041 towards upgrades to the Morris Hall library and the Leaving a Legacy Campaign for a Lower School building!
     
  • Following many answered prayers and outstanding generosity by our community, we were able to break ground on Brostrand Hall, the new Lower School building, and construction began on our campus! If you missed it, be sure to check out this first-week construction update and be on the lookout for more updates as construction progresses.
     
  • In addition to these great moments, we enjoyed classes in the innovation lab for students of all ages and making great use of the new WolfPack Den! We also participated in our favorite annual events, including Lower School I Love to Read Week, all-school chapels, spirit week, field trips, and more!



Class of 2019
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and their families! This class has an impressive list of accomplishments:
  • 23 Lifers – students who have attended Whitefield since PreK or kindergarten
  • 14 Summa cum Laude graduates, 18 Magna cum Laude graduates, 48 National Honor Society members
  • 4 future college athletes
  • 7 Eagle Scouts and 1 Girl Scout Gold Awardee
  • 1 Questbridge Scholar and 2 full-ride scholarship recipients
  • 421 college applications submitted, 287 acceptances received from 111 different colleges and universities
  • 148 scholarships awarded valued at $9.36 million (not including HOPE or Zell)

These students were accepted to and chose an awesome, diverse array of colleges and universities, truly representing the goal of finding the college or university that will best fit each student based on his or her individual interests, goals, and preferences! They now join an outstanding group of over 900 Whitefield alumni! Congratulations!


The Year Ahead
You can find our 2019-2020 school calendar highlights here. Be sure to save the date for these first-semester events:
  • Back to School Picnics
    PreK – 6th on Monday, August 12, 2019
    7th – 11th on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

     
  • Great Day of Service
    Saturday, August 24, 2019
    Learn more and sign up here!

     
  • Homecoming 2019
    October 25, 2019

Have a wonderful summer, WolfPack!