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2024’s Solar Eclipse: the Totality of a Lifetime

(Courtesy/Ella L. from Johnson’s Island) As someone who is fascinated with the sun, moon, and stars, I am fortunate enough to attend a school that encourages this love, and no event emblemized this more than the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8. Academy hosted two Eclipse-gazing Parties, one led by Arnav N. on campus


Alumni Office Hosts the Benefits of being Academy alumni for Seniors

(Courtesy/Mr. Haddock) Grade 12 gathered in the Dining Hall on Tuesday, February 13, to hear about life after graduation from Academy’s Alumni Office. With help from six Student Alumni Representatives, the Director of Development, Emily Campbell; Director of Alumni Relations, Michael Haddock; and Assistant Head of School for Development and External Relations, Erich Hunker, presented


Chinese Parents Celebrate Lunar New Year

Caroline M./Media) Academy’s Chinese Parents Association (CPA) planned games, prepared food, and featured costumes to celebrate the Lantern Festival (2/24) of the Dragon for both Upper and Middle Schoolers on Friday, February 23, in the Dining Hall. Twenty-two CPA volunteers arrived at 7:30 a.m. to prepare for the event, decorating tables with red cloths for


Celebrating Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day

(Courtesy/Angela B. and Ms. Bening) Friday, February 9, marked Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day (FSAD) as students showered their teachers and other Academy workers with snacks, beverages, signs, and letters. Service Board (SB), once again spearheading FSAD, had shapers Angela B., Stella L., Arnav N., Mmesoma N., and Jack Y. managing the event and 30


STEM Speaker Inspires Future Female Scientists

Dr. Mitchell and Milana B. (Abigail Z./Staff) Academy parent, Dr. Kerry-Ann Stewart Mitchell spoke to Women in STEM (WiS) club members on Monday, January 29 about her journey from a Jamaican immigrant to a talented plastic surgeon. Born in Jamaica where she worked as a waitress in her teens, Dr. Mitchell immigrated at 17 to attend


Band Plays Holiday Songs for Elders

(Courtesy/ Ms. Sneeringer) Under the direction of Ms. Sneeringer, fifteen upper school band members and Ms. Barger-Amato from the Development Office traveled to North Broadway United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 14, to play an hour’s worth of holiday music for the elderly. Players were Adam A. (trombone), Ridah A. (french horn), Graham A. (trumpet),


Diving Leaps Into New Season

Elle V. (Courtesy/Elle V.) Junior Elle V. was one of 31 female divers from 22 state schools who traveled to The Ohio State University for the Ned Reeb Invite on Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m. As only divers who competed last year and earned exceptional scores received personal invites to this meet, Elle represented


Orchestra Performs the Year’s First Concert

Upper school performers and orchestra teacher, Mr. Greenwood (Courtesy/Limei Y.) Fourteen upper school students played at the South Central Region Orchestra’s concert at Upper Arlington High School on Sunday, November 19. Conducted by Mr. Joel Powell of Avon High School in Indiana, the orchestra sight-read repertoire on Saturday, November 4, and rehearsed on Friday, November


Upper School’s Applied Science Program Posters

Faith D. and Adi S. listen to Charlie S.’s CAApS presentation. (Abigail Z./Staff) Columbus Academy’s Applied Science Program (CAApS), headed by Jen Conti, celebrated months of analytical research with students’ poster presentations in the Dining Hall’s Fireside on Thursday, November 16. Academy began a partnership with The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering in 2015


Hacking into Dev Club’s Coding Competition

(Flickr) Dev Club, formerly “Code Club,” hosted a virtual Hackathon over the long weekend from Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4. Students with varying skill levels and computer science knowledge coded over a retro theme. Leaders Akshaj J. and Jim P. announced when the competition commenced. Beginners (ACS1)—those with no experience or in introductory