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Wesleyan School Opens Registration for Community Basketball Clinics

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Wesleyan School has opened registration for its fall and winter Community Basketball Clinics. Open to children ages 5-10, all students are welcome and do not have to attend Wesleyan to participate.

The clinics are structured so that players receive sound fundamental instruction in a competitive and organized environment focusing on skill development and teamwork.

“Our goal is for children to learn how to play the game of basketball in the correct way in a fun setting,” said Carolyn Whitney, Wesleyan’s Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach.

Boys and girls are invited to participate. Players will be divided by age and ability and will work each week in small groups to learn and develop skills.

“We’re excited to continue to offer excellent programs for the community,” said Kelly Weatherly, Director of Auxiliary Programs. “First and foremost, we want children to have fun and learn new skills. The Community Basketball Clinics at Wesleyan provide that opportunity for children in an environment where they can build their confidence and knowledge of the game.”

Clinics start Saturday, November 2 and run through Saturday, February 1. Registration for the entire season is $150 and drop-in rates are available per clinic. More information can be found online at https://www.wesleyanschool.org/programs/community-sports.

Wesleyan School is a Christian, independent K-12 college preparatory school located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Wesleyan enrolled 1,177 students from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. To learn more about the school, visit www.wesleyanschool.org.

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Nine Wesleyan Seniors Honored by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

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Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized nine Wesleyan seniors.

Meredith Mangum, Braden Thorne, and Andy Yang were named National Merit Semifinalists, an honor that only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive based on their PSAT scores. These students will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming finalists and earning scholarship money. The finalists will be announced in February 2020.

In addition, six Wesleyan seniors were named National Merit Commended Students. Approximately 2% of seniors nationwide receive this recognition. Wesleyan’s Commended Students are Isaiah Erb, Lindsey Mains, Adam Rogers, Jacob Walton, Abby Weatherly, and Holden Wilder.

Wesleyan School is a Christian, independent K-12 college preparatory school located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Wesleyan enrolled 1,179 students from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. To learn more about the school, visit www.wesleyanschool.org.

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North Metro Academy of Performing Arts Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Some students from the North Metro Academy of Performing Arts in Norcross took to the stage recently to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The 4th and 5th grade students sang and performed for nearly 100 people at the 2019 Gwinnett County Hispanic Heritage Month Recognition and Reception. The annual event recognizes and honors the contributions of the county’s Latino community and is in line with north metro Atlanta’s focus on inclusion and celebration of diversity.

North Metro Academy of Performing Arts Diversity also embraces diversity. This year, the number of Hispanic students who enrolled at the school has doubled, and students at the school have learned about several different Hispanic cultures, their differences, their similarities and how to respect and honor them all.

Find out more at northmetroacademy.org.

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Greater Atlanta Christian Students Earn National Merit Scholarship Recognition

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2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition

Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) located in Norcross, announced senior Nicolas Veltmaat, of Duluth, was named as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Mr. Veltmaat has been named among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Semifinalists are selected from about 1.6 million high school students who took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. These semifinalists are competing for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. Those scholarships will be announced in the spring of 2020. 

Nicolas Veltmaat

Nicolas is a 4-year Varsity soccer athlete and plans to pursue a career in biomedical engineering. He reports that his favorite subjects in school have consistently been math and science. “I contribute my success on the exam to my GAC school courses, which helped me to expand my knowledge and develop my problem-solving skills,” he said.

GAC also had four of its seniors named as National Merit Commended Scholars:

Kaitlyn Williams, of Peachtree Corners

Kaitlyn Williams, of Peachtree Corners

Navya Sarikonda, of Norcross

Melissa Lucht, of Atlanta

Alexandra Maynard, of Stone Mountain

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