FRA News and Events

 
FRA Announces Appointment of New Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion

Franklin Road Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brodrick Thomas as its newest senior leadership team member and next director of diversity, community, and inclusion. Dr. Thomas is currently serving as the director of community engagement and reconciliation at Trevecca Nazarene University and will be joining the FRA community in July.

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FRA Robotics Team Ends Season as Division Finalists at World Championships

Congratulations to FRA Robotics RoboPanthers Team U who recently competed at the VEX Robotics 2021 World Championships, ending their 2020-21 season as Technology A division finalists. The team, comprised of seniors Garrison Harold, Christopher May, and junior Claire Conley, are now ranked among the top 32 alliances in the world!

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Turner Fellowship Program

Sponsored by the Turner Family Foundation, the Turner Fellowship Program offers rising seniors an opportunity to serve in partnership with not-for-profit organizations in the Nashville community. This prestigious fellowship program sponsors students committed to making a difference in the lives of others. FRA believes that serving others is elemental to our Christian mission and the health of our community. This past week, we held our annual Turner Fellowship transition banquet to welcome our new Fellows.

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FRA Robotics Team Wins State Championship

The Franklin Road Academy RoboPanther team 97934U, comprised of seniors Garrison Harold and Christopher May and junior Claire Conley, won the 2021 VEX Robotics Tennessee State Championship. The tournament was held on Saturday, April 17 and featured 36 robotics teams from across the state.

“I am so proud of Garrison, Christopher, and Claire. They have spent countless hours preparing, prototyping, iterating, coding, building, driving, and updating their engineering design notebook since last August,” said Kelly Huddleston, robotics coach. “Their work ethic and dedication have paid off with the State Championship title.”

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FRA Announces Cum Laude Society Inductees

Franklin Road Academy is pleased to announce that 16 seniors have been selected for membership into the Cum Laude Society.  Founded in 1906, Cum Laude is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools and is FRA’s most selective honor society.

The Cum Laude Society requires all candidate schools to undergo a rigorous review process, including submission of academic records, college data, test scores, and a campus visit by Cum Laude Regents, who are leaders of some of the finest schools in the country. Once awarded a chapter, a school is only permitted to induct the top percentage of students, welcoming them into a society that only exists at schools that confirm superior scholastic achievement.

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Senior Commitment Ceremony

On Wednesday, we celebrated four of our senior athletes who have committed to continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level next year. We are proud of the leadership, dedication, and determination these students have demonstrated during their time at FRA. 

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