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Speech and Debate: Best Western District Novice Team

Quarterfinals qualifier, Arnav N.  (Abigail Z.) Fourteen Academy Speech and Debate students qualified for states this season. The team competed at the OSDA (Ohio Speech and Debate Association) finals at Austintown on March 3-4. Ms. Hogan, the team’s advisor, welcomed new coaches Ms. Kim Reiner and Mr. Bruce Mann, former high school competitors, to remodel


JSA Assembles at Winter Congress

Erica D. advocates for bill on reforming the police training system. (Courtesy/Dr. Jacky) Junior State of America (JSA) is a national student-led organization mimicking the United States government. Through debates, problem-solving, and simulations, high schoolers experience the workings of a democracy by being involved in public issues.  Academy is part of the Ohio River Valley


CA Competes at Model UN’s 60th conference

(Angela H./Staff) Advised by Mr. Compton and led by seniors Tiko B. and Alicia D., forty-nine students travelled to Georgetown Univeristy, which hosted the North American Invitational Model United Nations. Academy’s attendance marks a return to pre-pandemic traditions of overnight trips and rooming with friends. At Model UN students simulate inner workings of the United


Jazzed Up by the Wynton Marsalis Band

Courtesy/ Jess S. The Lincoln Center Orchestra performs “Happy Birthday.”  Academy’s Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jessica Sneeringer, were guests at Wynton Marsalis’s award-winning Jazz Band on February 9, 2023.   A graduate of Juilliard, Marsalis has won a Pulitzer and nine Grammys. These days, one can find Marsalis leading the premier Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra


Running Around With Columbus Academy’s Newest Club 

Gabe E. in Boys 200m (CA Track and Field Parents)  Indoor Track is Academy’s latest addition to its activities of winter athletics. Although the club is not yet sanctioned as an official sport, the sixteen-person squad coached by Chris Mealick has regular Tuesday and Thursday practices, with competitions against 57 other teams. In its first


Dr. Michael Thompson Rivets Upper School

(Abigail Z/Staff) Dr. Michael Thompson, a clinical psychologist, school consultant and New York Times best-selling author, spoke to upper schoolers about mental health during a special assembly on December 7. Thompson had met with parents, faculty and staff, lower and middle school students and freshmen boys over his three-day visit. Asking students questions–instead of lecturing


To Wish Upon A Thousand Cranes

(Ethan Kim/Media) Senbazuru (千羽鶴), meaning one thousand cranes, is now displayed in the library as a sign of good fortune, luck, and health, and to wish well to those who need it. In Japanese folklore, the crane is one of the holy creatures that can live for more than one thousand years. The legend said


Desi Club Dances for Diwali

( Abbey Z.) Desi Club, Academy’s South Asian student affinity group, performed its choreography to Kala Chashma and Mauja Hi Mauja for the traditional Hindu holiday Diwali on October 25.  Leaders Vaanika J., Yuvraj T., and Shikhara V. presented facts about Diwali before the boys burst onto the stage. Soon after, the girls joined them


Reading with Pride

The Upper School library has created a book display to celebrate October’s LGBTQIA+ history month.  (Courtesy Abbey Z.) October is associated with pumpkins and ghouls, but the Upper school library is brandishing rainbow displays and flower garlands to celebrate LGBTQ+ History month which started on the first. On these displays marked with the pride flag,


The Mack Turns Magical for Fall Pep Rally

(Abby Z./Staff) Vikings Maren L. and Arman A. greeted all school divisions as they entered the John Mackenzie Gym for the year’s first pep rally on October 14.  In preparation for the football game against rival, Bexley, our Student Council decided to parody Harry Potter’s Triwizard Tournament. While students were getting situated, the Academy band