‘Shout Out’ to our great students, teachers and schools

There are a lot of GREAT things happening in our district.  Each month I will give “shout outs” to students, staff and volunteers who are helping us achieve excellence in Atlanta Public Schools.

Let’s give a shout out to…

The 38 North Atlanta High School students who competed against students from 17 other high schools in the Embracing Differences-Students Draw the Line Against Prejudice contest. They made a clean sweep walking away with all three awards for the high school category. Congratulations to the three student winners: Erin Jimison, Maggie Richardson,  and Allie Barbone.

Our ten Posse finalists at Benjamin E. Mays and Maynard Jackson high schools. Congrats Maria Gallo-Blanco, Jamiah Shoemake, Nia Carter, Lena Adams, Angel Gabriel, Keairra Brown, Danielle Simmons, Selema Gonzalez, Kennedi Brantley, and Atia Butts!

Posse finalist from Mays High School.

Posse finalists from Mays High School.

Maynard Jackson High School students Cecilia Cole and Selema Gonzalez who earned Superior ratings for their solos at the Georgia Music Educators Association Festival.  They performed Italian Arias and operatic solos, for an adjudicator for the coveted top rating.

Henry W. Grady High School’s debate team, “The Grady Jesters” which competed in the Saint James School Speech and Debate Tournament in Montgomery, Ala. winning the award for Overall Sweepstakes Champions!

B.E.S.T Academy High School students, Tyler Bivens and Kaleb Anderson! Both have been selected to intern with the Atlanta Hawks for three months!  This opportunity will provide these students with some very valuable experiences.

Way to go APS! Keep up the great work.

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