AIS enjoyed their most successful medal haul ever at the State Swimming Championships. The Boys Team brought home Silver medals in the 200 yard Medley Relay and the 400-yard Freestyle Relay. Meanwhile, Nicholas Goudie ‘19 was awarded Gold in both 50-yard Freestyle and 100-yard Butterfly. Nick's time for the 50-yard freestyle was 20.4 seconds; for the 2016 Olympics, the Olympic Qualifying Time for men for 50 meters (which is 54.7 yards) was 22.27 seconds. What a wonderful tribute it all was to Jennifer Culley who is in her 10th and final season as AIS Swim Coach.
Every year, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation, known as the PAGE Foundation, identifies top students at public and private high schools across Georgia. Their Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program, or STAR student and teacher honors, identifies high school seniors who post the highest SAT scores for their schools and rank among the top 10 percent or top 10 students in their class in grade-point average. Each STAR student then chooses her or his STAR teacher. Once school winners are selected, regional STAR students and teachers are chosen to compete for the state title. Pablo Patel has been named Atlanta International School's 2019 Professional Association of Georgia Educators STAR Student. Pablo has chosen his IB Biology High-Level teacher, Ms. Ecaterina Lungu, as his STAR teacher. Many congratulations to them both!
Yannie Tan '19 has been named a Regional Finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Out of the 95,000 students who applied to the program this year, 1,896 were chosen as semi-finalists and Yannie is amongst the 251 students from across the country to have progressed to this next stage of selection. In the coming weeks, Yannie will participate in regional interviews with a committee of Scholar alumni and staff members. After these interviews are complete, 150 of the 251 Regional Finalists will become Coca-Cola Scholars and receive a $20,000 scholarship. We are all behind you Yannie!
The AIS Investment Club won first place at state level for the SIFMA Stock Market Game. The group, which is run by AIS alumn, Thomas Rudderow ‘06, came in first place in both the Regional Independent School - Metro Atlanta District, and the Congressional District Five (High School Division) categories. The group meets each week to analyze the stock market and to learn about a host of other subjects ranging from the characteristics of different investments to the impact of taxes, personal finance & what smart decisions can be made to avoid big financial mistakes.
Atlanta Intown’s ‘20 Under 20” for 2019 chose Sofia Eidizadeh '19 as one of their honorees. All those featured are students who have given back in significant ways to the community by doing extraordinary things to help those in need. We are so proud of Sofia and our four amazing runners-up Travis Harper II '19, Christian Porter '19, Nadera Herbert-Bey '19 & Yannie Tan '19. You can read more about all their achievements in this article.