Academic Excellence

Awards and Recognitions

  • Junior Wins Awards at Model UN Conference

    Junior Vinay Nandanampati won awards for Outstanding Position Paper and Outstanding Delegate in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees committee at the Georgia State High School Model United Nations conference last week.

    Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Senior Reflects on Stanford Leadership Program

    Senior Charles Jackson III received a Certificate of Achievement and Team Leadership awards for participating in the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) Business Innovation program at Stanford University from July 27 through August 3, 2014. In the program, high school students explore business professions through an interactive curriculum and role-playing exercises that put them directly in the board room and challenge them to make critical day-to-day decisions like CEOs.

    "It was the perfect opportunity, academically and socially," said Charles. "Not only did I get a glimpse of what it takes to interact with professors and peer classmates from around the world in a college setting, but I also had opportunities to learn leadership qualities and get an insider's perspective on a future career."

    Charles said the NYLF program mirrors Woodward's rigorous curriculum, mission, and values. "Both push me to grow academically, culturally, and socially, while providing an opportunity to experience a collegiate atmosphere," he said.

    Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Silent Voices 2nd at National Convention

    Woodward's Upper School student literary magazine, Silent Voices, won 2nd place in Best of Show in the literary magazine category at the National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) Fall National High School Journalism Convention.

    Also at NSPA, junior Nic Huey's two finalist photographs received honorable mention for Picture of the Year and Director of Student Publications Rebekah Goode-Peoples was recognized as a Certified Journalism Educator.

    Posted November 11, 2014
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  • WA Earns Honorable Mention at Model UN Conference

    The Woodward Academy Model United Nations Club represented Saudi Arabia and Iraq at this year's Georgia Tech Model United Nations conference October 13-14. Senior Ruth Schapiro and junior Vinay Nandanampati received honorable mentions in their Model UN committees at the conference.

    The next WA Model UN club conference will be held November 12-13 at Georgia State University.

    Posted October 20, 2014
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  • Sophomore Wins Big on Math Team

    Sophomore and Math Team member Carson Collins won top ten individual trophies in the JV division of two math tournaments during the month of October. Carson placed 9th at the Luella High School tournament and 6th at the North Fulton tournament. Having won five trophies in just one year of competition, Carson is tied for 9th place on the list of all-time winners in the 34-year history of the Math Team at Woodward. Click here for a complete list of winners.

    Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Student Named Finalist for Picture of the Year

    Woodward junior Nic Huey is a finalist for the National Scholastic Press Association's Picture of the Year award for two of his photographs. Winners will be announced at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, November 8. View a complete listing of finalists and their photos here.

    Director of Student Publications Rebekah Goode-Peoples will be recognized at the convention as a Certified Journalism Educator, a national certification in the field of student publications.

    Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

    Congratulations to the following Upper School students for receiving National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Commended, National Achievement Semifinalist, and National Achievement Outstanding Participant recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    National Merit Semifinalists:
    Bradley Cary
    Chantel Chandonia
    Rachel Erbrick
    Leslie Fellwock
    Meera Gorjala
    Victoria Lindelow
    Alex Murfee
    Ruth Schapiro
    John Sullivan
    Shyam Vyas
    Simon Willis

    National Merit Commended:
    Sameer Abbasi
    Danny Andrews
    Caroline Bakke
    Garner Bayless
    Kevin Brown
    Kate Bryan
    Aidan Gould
    Meghana Gudur
    Callen Inman
    Amy Kanchibhatla
    Jennifer Katz
    Spencer McCray
    Natalie Milton
    Molly Paradies
    Sahil Patel
    Joshua Perry
    Jacob Reich
    Brett Schwartz
    Jackson Stoffer
    Kevin Zhou

    National Achievement Semifinalists:
    Erica Brown
    Jordan Chapman
    Spencer McCray
    Hannah Waters

    National Achievement Outstanding Participants:
    Briana Childs
    Emani Jones
    Kelvin Jones
    Karan Maiki
    Gregory Roberts
    Anne Turner

    Posted October 6, 2014
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  • Brothers Support Cause, Cycle 40-Miles

    Woodward Academy students and brothers Matthew M., 6th grade, and Tyler M., 5th grade, recently participated in The Dempsey Challenge, an annual run, walk and cycle fundraising experience in support of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Matthew and Tyler completed a 40-mile cycle in Maine and raised $1,500. They were among 4,000 participants that collectively raised more than $1 million in support of The Dempsey Center.

    The Dempsey Center provides free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.

    Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Students Win 1st Place in Video Competition

    Woodward Academy 9th graders Brian Smith and Sydney Sims won first place in the high school German 1 category in the European Day of Languages video competition sponsored by the Goethe Zentrum and the Alliance Francaise.

    The European Day of Languages, celebrated annually, is a day to alert the public to the importance of language learning to increase pluralism and intercultural understanding, while providing the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe and encouraging lifelong language learning.

    Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Junior Teaches 6th Graders about Wildlife

    Woodward Academy junior Noah Fields joined the annual sixth grade camping trip to Tumbling Waters last week to teach a wildlife unit to the students. Noah taught seven classes that included a wealth of knowledge about snakes. Noah is the son of sixth grade science teacher Danise Fields '83.

    Posted September 19, 2014
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