The varsity girls basketball team defeated CPA 41-26 to win the TSSAA Division II Class A Middle Region Championship. The Panthers were led by sophomore Zharia Hutchinson, who had 17 points. Eighth grader Kennedy Cambridge added nine in the victory.
Hutchinson, Cambridge, and senior Jesse Heldman were named to the All-Region Team, with Hutchinson being named MVP.
Congratulations to the Tymon Mitchell, Drew White, and Ethan Rhoden for a strong showing in the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Mitchell finished third in the 285-pound division; White finished sixth in the 145-pound weight class; and Rhoden finished sixth in the 106-pound division.
Congratulations to junior Maddie Cunnigham and sophomore Jaden Holtschlag for being accepted to the Governor's School of the Arts, a four-week long summer program for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance, and filmmaking. They were two of 230 students accepted from the 1400 applicants.
Last month, seniors Katherine Holman and Ansley Moore attended the National Unified Auditions in New York. More than 25 top universities from all over the nation, as well as some international universities, were at these auditions, where students auditioned for different positions in the theatre department.
On Wednesday, we kicked off Black History Month by welcoming Barry Scott for a special presentation during which he shared with our middle and upper school students how Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream speech impacted his life as an African-American boy growing up in the 1960's.
Franklin Road Academy’s backfield tandem of Eric Stoxstill-Diggs and Watson Tansil will move to the Ivy League this fall. Stoxstill-Diggs has committed to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Tansil will play at Columbia University in Manhattan, New York.
Congratulations to the upper school robotics teams, who sent three teams to last weekend's White House VEX Invitational in Memphis. All three teams advanced into the elimination bracket, and two teams went head to head for the championship.
Congratulations to seventh grader Savannah O'Donoghue, who won the FRA competition of the National Geographic be on January 25 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.