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Learning “In A New Way”: An Interview With Ms. Emily Dennett

(Sarah Neltner’20/Media) Academy welcomes Ms. Emily Dennett, who joined the faculty this year. She teaches geometry and Advanced Pre-Calculus.  What were your experiences prior to arriving at Academy? I went to Wittenberg University and got a bachelor’s in math. Then I went to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and got a master’s degree in math.

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Sleep-out Precedes Annual Service Day

Before heading to The Mack, students worked on our Empty Bowls project. (Courtesy/Mrs. Bening)   The second sleep-out in Academy history, held on the night of Thursday, September 12, blended into another vibrant Service Day. The sleep-out, coordinated by Matthew Derzon’21, is designed to simulate teen homelessness and raise awareness about Columbus’s  Huckleberry House, a teen

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Peer Tutoring Program to Begin in August

Mentor-Mentee. (Wikimedia Commons) In our next school year, all upper school students will have an opportunity to participate in a peer tutoring program, offering mentorship from upperclassmen to freshman and sophomores. As of now, the program includes only math, science, and world language courses, as they are more conceptually challenging and can be interpreted through

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Vesak: Honoring The Life Of The Buddha

Buddha Statue in Sri Lanka. (Good Free Photos) Falling on Saturday, May 18, this year in the US, all Buddhists gather to celebrate Vesak, a holiday commemorating Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. Vesak commemorates the life of Siddhartha Gautama (originally a prince in what is now modern-day Nepal), who abandons the luxuries of his palace

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Aiming for “North of Neutral” An Interview with Dr. Ritter

Dr. Suzanne Ritter, Upper School psychologist. (Andrew Barren’ss/Media editor) The pursuit of a meaningful and fulfilling life is an awareness and a practice our Academy administrators and teachers believe is just as important as our academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits, particularly in our developing years as high school students. Our questionnaires on personal issues and

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Kittie’s Cakes: Global Turned Local

Kittie’s Cafe at the Bexley location. (Tara Alahakoon’21/Staff) From their international travels, former professional golfers Mollie and Kelly Fankhauser tasted worldly cuisine, cultivating their avid passion for baking. Following the end of their golf careers, they founded Kittie’s Cakes in Columbus, with a goal of creating a one-of-a-kind cake experience. Voted best cinnamon roll in

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TEDxColumbus: Discovering the Corners of Our Community

Academy students and faculty attend 2018 TEDxColumbus. (Courtesy/Ruth Milligan) On Friday, November 16, a small group of Academy students attended the 10th annual TEDxColumbus, held downtown at the Riffe Center’s Jo Ann Davidson theatre. Accompanied by Mr. Farrenkopf, Mr. Leet, and Mr. Olexio, the students heard fifteen different speeches, each talk being twenty minutes long. This

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Building a Better Community with the Big Table

Students converse in Academy’s first Big Table event. (Sarah Neltner’20/Media)   On Wednesday, August 29, several groups of Academy students gathered in Academy’s Dining Hall to participate in The Big Table, a discussion-based meeting that centers upon the ways our students can make positive impacts in our school and local community. The Big Table, initiated

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