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Serving by Apple Picking Sets New Record

Pictured are the record breaking 10-pound and 20-pound bags of apples. (Courtesy/Milana B.) Once fall arrives, outdoor activities like apple picking rise to the forefront of many minds. On Sunday, September 25, CA families ventured to Lynd Fruit Farm to collect and donate apples, as part of our Service program’s tradition. Conceived about 15 years

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Serving at Faith Mission Returns

Donate time to Faith Mission to help people in need. (Faith Mission website) With pre-pandemic life returning, one missed event has reappeared on Service Board’s recurring schedule: serving meals at Faith Mission, which  is one of Columbus’s longest, ongoing service initiatives and largest homeless shelters that provides daily meals to about 600 community members. Supplying

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Club Fair: Entertaining with 50+ Offerings

Upper school students explored the wide variety of clubs at Columbus Academy’s annual Club Fair on Friday, September 9, after our morning of volunteering at various local non-profits on the school’s annual Service Day. The Lazarus Courtyard was packed with tables showing off a wide array of offerings along with many affinity groups, ranging from

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Serving at Service Fairs

US speakers introduce Middle School students to local service venues (Courtesy/ Ms. Bening) With warmer temperatures becoming more prevalent, you may have begun your summer planning. Besides completing the US summer reading assignment, you may want to consider volunteering if you have not completed the 45 off-campus service hours required to graduate or want to

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Student Search Service: Don’t Opt In

(Pixabay) Two and a half years ago, when I opted into the ACT’s Educational Opportunity Service it seemed rather harmless, as it released one’s contact information to colleges and other educational opportunities. But soon enough, the service’s emails became excessive. As a result, I am here to warn everyone to not fall into this trap:

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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

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Serve by Attending LeaderShape

LeaderShape is a new program intending to electrify leadership at CA. (Courtesy/ LeaderShape, Inc.) Would you like to be one of the first high school students in America to participate in a four-day retreat about leading with integrity? CA will soon be offering The LeaderShape Institute (Institute) to US students. LeaderShape is a nonprofit organization

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Science Olympiad Team

(Courtesy/Janet L) On Saturday April 9, Academy’s Science Olympiad team competed in its first in-person state tournament since Covid hit. This year’s tournament differed from the previous 8 years since no one could not compete side-by-side because of the virus. but this year, the competitors gathered together at Academy and virtually competed against 15 students

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Senior Leaves Their Mark 

(Ellie T/Staff) If you have stopped to look into classroom A113 within the past month, you may have found a new colorful addition to Ms. Chahal’s eastern wall: a mural depicting women lounging in vibrant clouds is the work of senior Cassidy J, whose painting has captured the attention of many history students who enter