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Melanie Q.'s Post Archives


Student Diversity Leadership Conference: A Memoir

Academy SDLC participants visit the Alamo (Courtesy/Shannon Walter)  From November 30-December 3, over 7800 students and educators worldwide gathered in San Antonio, Texas, for the 35th annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). This multiracial and multicultural gathering focuses on making connections, social justice conversations, and self-reflecting.


Seven Students Qualify for Math Invitational Olympiad

(Flickr) Academy has participated in the annual OCTM (Ohio Council of Teachers and Mathematics) math contest since 2010. In the past, The Ohio State University held the statewide competition. Now it is administered by teachers within each school.  This year, Mr. Olexio supervised 30 students competing in the OCTM contest on September 28. The 45-minute


National History Day: Researching History in Context

(Flickr) Each year, several Academy students participate in National History Day (NHD), an annual competition involving the research of a historical event under a given theme. The theme for 2022-2023 is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. Students can either collaborate with their peers or work individually to create a documentary, website, performance, exhibit, or


Cooking and Decorating for Hispanic Heritage

Students decorating for their displays (Courtesy/Dr. Losambe) HOLA parents, part of the Latinx community, decorated the Senior Quad and cafeteria with vibrant banners and piñatas in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. All upper schoolers engaged in a festive cooking and decorating competition during our Common Hour


Academy Students Become Newest Members of the NAACP

(Courtesy Alaina W.) The 92nd NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Regional Conference invited seven Columbus Academy students to be panelists and members on Friday, September 16. Seniors Alexis C., Jacob M., Seth R., and Yassah T., and juniors Akshaj J., Cecelia R., and Alaina W. accompanied Dr. Losambe, our Director of


Columbus Academy’s 2022 – 23 Alumni Board

(Setup for Alumni Weekend from September 23-24, 2022/Melanie Q.)  Each year, six rising seniors are chosen to become members of Columbus Academy’s Alumni Board, a group that coordinates events and connects current students with CA alums. This year’s board includes Anna C., Miles F., Grace H., Adeti M., Nnenna O., and Cory W. Our representatives


United CA: Cultural Cuisine & Affinity Recognition

UCA hosted multiple cultural dishes. (Melanie Q/Staff) On April 29, United Columbus Academy (UCA) hosted its first luncheon to honor affinity AND alliance group leaders.  The celebration featured empanadas, dumplings, gyros, fried rice, and churros, among other dishes. Maroon and gray decorations lined the tables. Awards presented at the ceremony: Best MLK Session Affinity/Alliance Group


March Madness Brings April Absurdi

(Flickr) After an exciting month of March Madness, our student council has kept the spirit alive by hosting the April Absurdity basketball intramural.  Each team has three members, and the winner will determined by whichever side has more points after seven minutes or until one team scores twenty-one points. The bracket will be randomized, and


Solo and Ensemble: CA Musicians Shine

(Flickr) On February 12, Upper School music students participated in its 17th year of competition in the Ohio Music Educators Association’s (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble Competition at Reynoldsburg High, where each soloist and ensemble receive rankings from 1 (superior) to 5.   Students in orchestra (12), Choir (19) and Band (35) participated.  Orchestra director, Mr.


Time for Dodgeball Intramural

Pixabay To kickstart the new semester, our student council is hosting an Upper School Dodgeball Intramural, featuring 14 teams of 5 each. The 10-minute games will take place in The Mack or Jones gym during activities or lunch periods, as two opposing teams battle for the next spot in the bracket, determined by whichever side