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Schoolwide Service

Students from all divisions, faculty, and staff contributed to Service Board’s annual Food Drive. (Courtesy/Ms. Bening and Ms. Black) Twas the night of the Sleep Out, when all through the campus, many creatures were stirring, even middle school students.  During the school day on November 5, sixth-grade students hauled boxes collected from the Food Drive


Serving by Sorting

Last year’s successful Sleep Out sorted 120 boxes of food and 60 bags of paper, personal, and cleaning products.  (Courtesy/Mrs. Bening) Thanks to everyone who donated to this year’s Food Drive which will help over 30 local families. If you are free this Friday evening, Novemer 5, and would like to help these families receive a


Begging for a Good Cause

Academy resumes its annual Begging for Cans Drive (Courtesy/Tim Morford) Although older US students no longer collect candy on Beggar’s Night, they can still enjoy the evening by helping the community by going from door-to-door and asking for canned food items in Mr. Morford’s neighborhood on Thursday, October 28, from 5:45 – 8pm. Up to


Girls X-C Competes at Regionals

Madeline Proctor charges on at districts. Liam Ross ‘22 and Stephen Wright at MSL’s.   With the regular season schedule winding down and postseason meets ramping up, seniors Liam Ross and Madeline Proctor reflect fondly upon their time on the cross country team. Both will miss their teammates, according to, who Ross mentioned they are


Help Serve Service Board’s Food Drive

Help your neighbors enjoy the holidays by giving items posted on the flyer. (Courtesy/Service Board) While US students are fortunate to dine on plentiful options every school day during lunch, there are approximately 400,000 people in Franklin County who aren’t as blessed. According to the Helping Eastside And Reynoldsburg Thrive (HEART) website, 25% of Franklin

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X-C Places despite Changes

Caitlynn Hinds and Elliot Schehl at Whithall’s MSL meet. (Courtesy/X-C Parents) Cooler temperatures set in on Saturday, October 16 at Whitehall-Yearling’s MSL meet, with our girls placing 2nd and the boys in 5th. “We have enough girls for a team, and we’re an extremely competitive team that has a chance of going to states,” said


Service by Apple Picking

Dreary weather did not stop the fun for Academy students and families who picked apples for local food banks. (Courtesy/Bri Roberts) As temperatures begin to cool in October, fall activities like apple picking rise to the forefront of people’s minds.  On Sunday, October 3, CA families ventured to Lynd Fruit Farm to pick apples as


X-C Places 19th and and 8 at Invitational

(Courtesy/ Cross Country Parents) The X-C boys placed 19th and the girsl 8th in the Pickerington Panther Invitational on October 2. Zech Kim in his 3rd year on the team said the new restrictions“ made it difficult since everyone had to stay six feet apart.” But as Cat Gerst said, “We don’t have to wear


Students in Service with Community

At Joseph’s Coat, Cory Wu and Arjun Gokhale clear a fallen tree near the entrance (Stephen Ma). Naomi Chen repairs a sink at the Habitat for Humanity Restore (Thomas DeVore) Columbus Academy adopted Service Day over 30 years ago, and on Friday, September 10, students, faculty, and parents continued the tradition.  The day kicked off


Help Replenish a Blessing Box

(Stephen Ma) Do you want to bless others and yourself simultaneously? Do you want to earn ½-hour of the five required in-school service hours relatively easily? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, volunteer to check and restock one of the three Service Board’s Blessing Boxes stationed throughout Gahanna.  Blessing Boxes are cabinets filled