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Girls Cross Country Shines at Leagues

Vikes prep up.  Junior Julia DeVore sprints to finish. Senior Regan Cornelius dashes into second.  (Thomas DeVore/Courtesy) On Saturday, October 17, our girls cross country team took the course by storm at the MSL Ohio Cross Country Championships, hosted by Buckeye Valley as the first meet of postseason. Senior Regan Cornelius pulled through with another


Girls XC Prepares for Postseason at Darby Dash

Caitlynn Hinds’24 sprints to the finish line. Samantha Frickel’23 strides ahead. (Courtesy/Julie Hinds) On Tuesday, October 6, our girls cross country team ran in crisp fall weather at Hilliard Darby’s 2-mile Dash. Frickel took the lead for the Vikes with a 41st place finish, running a 13:44. Hinds and Julia DeVore’22 blew past the finish


Tradition Prevails: Academy’s 38th Charlie David Dinner

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Academy’s beloved Charlie David Dinner and Silent Auction transformed from a gathering in the Dining Hall to an engagement in cyberspace.  “The Charlie David Dinner is the highlight of the year for all families at CA. We were disappointed to not be able to gather this year due to COVID,


Girls XC Faces Off At Bear Den Dash

Sophomore Samantha Frickel races to the head of the pack. Caitlynn Hinds’24 and Julia DeVore’22 dash past the pack. -(Courtesy/Julie Hinds)   On Saturday, October 3, our girls cross country team took its fresh legs to Olentangy Berlin’s Bear Den Dash, where it raced against a stacked Division 1 field.   Senior Regan Cornelius surged


Girls XC Places 8th at Tiger Invitational

Lead runners Regan Cornelius, SamanthaFrickel, and Caitlynn Hinds persevere to the finish line. (Courtesy/Carey Yi) Our girls cross country placed 8th out of 10 teams at Pickerington Central’s Tiger Invitational on Saturday, September 26. Senior Regan Cornelius took 3rd place at 20:33. Sophomore Samantha Frickel, Caitlynn Hinds’24, and Julia DeVore’22 clocked in at 23:31, 24:33, and


Girls X-C Place 4th in 5-K Home Meet

Samantha Frickel’23 and Caitlynn Hinds’24 at September 12 Home Meet. (Courtesy/Cindy Wilson) On Saturday, September 12, the Vikes hosted Bexley, Grandville Christian Academy, Grandview Heights, Newark Catholic, and Reynoldsburg in a 5-K meet, following a ceremony honoring senior Regan Cornelius. Frickel clocked in at 22:31 and Hinds ran a 23:11, earning 15th and 20th, respectively.



Spread of education world map. (Needpix) We are always searching for means to connect minds across the globe. For the 2020-2021 school year, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to enroll in courses through the Global Online Academy, uniting 70 schools in 15 countries. GOA offers an opportunity to thrive in a global network


Jump with Heart

Seniors spin jump rope for their kindergarten buddies. (Courtesy/Jeremy Morgan) We are never too young to care for our hearts. On Tuesday, February 11, kindergarteners paired up with their senior buddies in the new field house for an afternoon of recreation. As February contains Valentine’s Day and is the month of heart awareness, it seemed


CSYO’s Showcase Concert: Time Well Spent

Scioto and Columbus. (Wikimedia Commons) The arts that are all around us. On Sunday, January 26, at 3:00 p.m., hundreds of young classical musicians from the Columbus Symphony’s Youth Orchestra performed for the public Vern Riffe Center’s JoAnn Davidson Theatre. For only a $5 ticket, one could attend the program’s annual Showcase Concert, a spectacular