Congratulations to the Middle School Girls’ Soccer team — now HVAC Class A champions! The team, led by head coach Meaghan Berry and assisted by coach Kyle Jackson, found their stride mid-season culminating in a six-game winning streak and the HVAC championship title.
FRA News and Events
Last week, our upper school students seized the day with their production of Disney’s Newsies. After running November 11-13, 2021, the story of Newsies highlighted a story of dedication, grit, and triumph among a group of creative young people. The same story could be told for each student on the stage. Each cast and crew member worked tirelessly to pull off an amazing production.
On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, four of our student-athletes signed commitments to compete at the collegiate level following their time at FRA.
FRA Athletics hosted a signing ceremony in our newly renovated Bradshaw Commons and welcomed members of our community to join. The celebration was filled with many supportive parents, coaches, and friends. Our coaches were able to brag on each athlete, as well as encourage them for the years of college athletics ahead. We’re so proud of each of these students for all their hard work, and for the commitment they’ve shown to each of their athletics.
Congratulations to eleven of our middle school vocalists who earned spots in the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association’s 2021-22 Middle School Honor Choir! The auditions involved submitting an a cappella recording in a specified key, and for 7th & 8th graders, an additional Latin solo recording was required. Over 50 schools from the Middle Tennessee region entered vocalists during the audition process. Approximately 100 singers will perform with guest clinicians in both the 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th honor choir concerts in January.
On October 27, 2021 FRA inducted four new students to our chapter of the International Robotics Honor Society. The International Robotics Honor Society was created in 2018 to honor the 10th anniversary of the inaugural VEX Robotics World Championship Tournament. FRA’s IRHS chapter was the first in the state of Tennessee. The International Robotics Honor Society has been developed specifically to recognize individual students that meet specified criteria within scholarship, leadership, personal character, community service, and robotics.
The original chapter of the National Junior Honor Society was formed in 1929 as an outgrowth of the National Honor Society for high schools. Since then, the society has flourished and grown to over 5,000 chapters in all parts of the United States and in more than 75 countries overseas. At Franklin Road Academy, an 8th grader must have ended the second semester of 7th grade with no grade lower than 85 and a minimum overall average of 90. In addition to academic requirements, the student must possess outstanding scholarship, and must also meet high standards for leadership, character, citizenship, and service.
The Franklin Road Academy Athletics Hall of Fame was created to show appreciation to those individuals or teams who have made significant contributions to athletics at Franklin Road Academy. On October 8, 2021, FRA Athletics held a ceremony to induct six new individuals or teams into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Our annual Legacy Breakfast took place this week, October 6th in the Weicker Center for Student Life. During the breakfast, our community had the chance to catch up with old peers, celebrate with current classmates, and spend time with their family. Legacy families are those alumni who have previously graduated from FRA and have current students on our campus. Events like the Legacy Breakfast allow our students and alumni the chance to feel celebrated, while celebrating their history and legacy at our school. Moments like these are impactful and exciting as our students share the ever-growing FRA experience with their parents.
The National Honor Society (NHS) was founded 1921 to recognize students who embody the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Every year, FRA invites sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the academic and service requirements to apply. Following the application and review process students are selected for membership. New members are charged with a responsibility to continue to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, character, and service. This year we inducted a talented group of 28 students.
As we kick off the 2021-2022 school year, you may notice a few new smiling faces on campus. We are so pleased to welcome 30 new friendly faces to our faculty and staff. Among our amazing new FRAmily members, we have teachers from across the country, new staff from the local Nashville community, and faculty from places in between. Each coming with different backgrounds and stories, we feel so blessed to have each of these talented and respected educators join our community!