Saturday, October 29, 2011
North Springs Junior Julia Abelsky and Ridgeview 8th Grader Katie Stanwick honored in Georgia's 20 Under 20 program.
Names: Julia Abelsky 11th Grade North Springs High School Katie Stanwick 8th Grade Ridgeview Middle School Accomplishments: Julia and Katie were recently named to Georgia’s 20 Under 20, a list honoring the contributions of stellar young people in the state. Both were chosen for their local community impact in Sandy Springs. Key to Awesomeness: Now In its fourth year, Georgia’s 20 Under 20 selects twenty students who have made a significant impact on their school or community. Chosen by the nonprofit 21st Century Leaders, along with the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40, the students were recently honored at a ceremony at Georgia Tech’s Student Center, emceed by Carl Azuz, anchor for CNN Student News. “I was ecstatic when I found out…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Austin Holland is active in several school programs and has applied to eight colleges.
Name: Austin Holland Grade: 12th Grade School: Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Accomplishment: Austin Holland excels in music, theater and Spanish. Key to Awesomeness: The Holy Innocents’ student plays violin and guitar, sings in the school’s a capella group called The BearTones, and has performed in many school productions. With so many related passions, Austin calls songwriting his favorite. “I've always found great joy in performing, even at a young age,” he said. “Writing music is unparalleled for me as it allows me to bring together everything I know about music and the instruments I play to create something that I can truly call my own.” Aside from music and the performing arts, Austin has studied Spanish since the third grade. “…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Senior Aaron Bholé is captain of Riverwood’s RoboRaiders Robotics Team and hopes to attend Brown University.
Name: Aaron Bholé Grade: 12th Grade School: Riverwood International Charter School Accomplishment: Captain of Riverwood’s RoboRaiders Robotics Team. Aaron Bholé worked with Sandy Springs Education Force to make the recent “Robotics Generation” exhibit at Riverwood a success. Key to Awesomeness: Aaron believes, “This next generation is truly the future of America, and robotics is a burgeoning field that will help this generation succeed economically and intellectually.” He started working on bringing the “Robotics Generation” exhibit to Riverwood, this summer. The goal of the exhibit was to increase student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. “Along with bringing a student perspective to planning, I spoke at both the VIP …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Three First Montessori School of Atlanta students competed in the recent Tri for Tourette Kids Triathlon at the Concourse Athletic Club
Names: Anna Burns, 11-years-old Donovan Burns, 8-years-old Paul Huebner, 8-years-old School: First Montessori School of Atlanta Accomplishment: First Montessori School of Atlanta third-graders Paul Huebner and Donovan Burns, along with sixth grader Anna Burns, participated in the Tri for Tourette Kids Triathlon, a USAT sanctioned mini-sprint triathlon that benefits Camp Twitch and Shout, a one-week camp for children with Tourette Syndrome, and the Tourette Information Center and Support of Georgia. Key to Awesomeness: “I really enjoy racing. Triathlons and racing make me happy," said 8-year-old Paul Huebner. Paul finished third out of 22 boys in his age group at the Kids Triathlon and competed along with two other First Montessori School …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Serving Sandy Springs Education Force as the social media intern, Riverwood junior Jasmine Wilson is this week's Whiz Kid.
Name: Jasmine Wilson Grade: 11th School: Riverwood International Charter School Accomplishment: Lacrosse goalkeeper and Riverwood junior Jasmine Wilson is sharing her love of social media with local nonprofit, Sandy Springs Education Force. Key to Awesomeness: Embarking on her first internship, Jasmine Wilson is the social media intern at Sandy Springs Education Force, an organization dedicated to providing educational, life skills enrichment programs to Sandy Springs public school students. “I am looking to become more informed about education in my school community,” said the Riverwood Junior. “Having the ability to report information about events and keep others who are a part of the organization notified is fun. Jasmine is a member of …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Davis Academy third-grader Shai Kochav is featured for his dedication and Taekwondo skills
Name: Shai Kochav Age: 8 School: The Davis Academy Accomplishment: Davis Academy third grader, Shai Kochav, won the title of Taekwondo Triple Crown Georgia 2011 State Champion. Given by the American Taekwondo Association, his championships are in Traditional Forms, Creative Forms and Creative weapons. Key to Awesomeness: Having practiced Taekwondo since age 5, Shai Kochav, now 8-years-old, has grown into a Taekwondo champion, winning three of the five divisions he competed in and becoming the Triple Crown Georgia 2011 State Champion. “My favorite thing about competing is having fun and meeting new friends from all over the country,” Shai said. “Taekwondo has taught me to be disciplined, have self-respect, honor and self-control,” he …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
North Springs freshman, Mohamed Diallo, helps others locally and wants to help others in the future through being a doctor.
Name: Mohamed Diallo Age: 14 School: North Springs Charter High School Accomplishment: North Springs ninth grader, Mohamed Diallo, spent the summer helping others at the Community Action Center and is working towards a lifetime of helping others and his dream of becoming a doctor. Key to Awesomeness: As a summer intern with the Community Action Center, Mohamed did a variety of tasks. “I did many things around the building, helping people and clients,” said Mohamed. “My favorite parts were working at the front desk and helping in the food pantry." Now that the summer is over, Mohamed is dedicated to his studies. “The thing I am most looking forward to in high school is having AP and honors classes,” he added. He is currently in accelerated …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Eighth-grader Chelsea Zoller a student at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, in Sandy Springs is becoming a star athlete.
Name: Chelsea Zoller Grade: Eighth grade School: Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Accomplishment: Earlier this month, Holy Innocents’ eighth-grader and star athlete Chelsea Zoller competed in the AAU Junior Olympics, in New Orleans, earning a bronze medal in triple jump and a silver medal in 4x400 relay. Key to Awesomeness: “I don’t get bored during sports. I like the competition and adrenaline,” said Cheslea. Her love of sports is obvious. Chelsea is on the Holy Innocents’ Junior Varsity volleyball, track and basketball teams, as well as club teams for track and basketball. “Basketball and track are my favorites. Volleyball is just fun and to keep me in shape,” she explained. Though it’s doubtful Chelsea needs volleyball to keep her in …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Aarin Strong, a fifth-grader at Woodland Elementary in Sandy Springs is featured.
Name: Aarin Strong School: Woodland Elementary Grade: Fifth Grade Accomplishment: Fifth-grader Aarin Strong uses technology to his advantage, using the internet to learn new skills and even connect with old friends via Wii. Key to Awesomeness: Aarin uses websites such as Khan Academy as his own private online tutor. “I like to learn new things and find out easy ways to do things,” he said. "This site teaches me everything and I should do well in all my subjects. I am also learning how to create talking animation using Python programming language.” Math has become a favortie subject. Aarin has learned different formulas to arrive at his answers. Music is another passion. Last year Aarin was a student at Ison Springs where he composed an …
Friday, August 19, 2011
We're seeking suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments.
With school back in full swing, it's the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of local Sandy Springs kids. We're seeking suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens as we continue to select one each week as the Sandy Springs Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination via e-mail to email@example.com. Be sure to include all of the following information. Thank you for helping us celebrate Sandy Springs' great kids!