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Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

Chandler Morris and Nafez Zohbi

May 20, 2018


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When Mario Lorenzo Herrera envisioned his future, he never ‘in a million years’ would have seen himself teaching at a high school. However, since 2005, he has been an integral part of Grady where he also coaches speech and debate. His impact has not only been felt at Grady, but throughout the coun...

Ellerton pushes students, athletes to work hard

Ellerton pushes students, athletes to work hard

Max Nevins

May 5, 2018


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Hard work and discipline were something Grady’s journalism teacher and track coach Del Ellerton learned at an early age. “I grew up initially in Mississippi,” Ellerton said. “We really didn’t have anything. I stayed with my grandparents up until I was third grade. My granddad basically work...

Wild and free: Dynamic Duo ventures into summer

Wild and free: Dynamic Duo ventures into summer

Olivia Podber

April 21, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Personal Experience, Personality Profiles, Student Life

In the the last semester of their senior year at Grady, Walden Jones and Eve Robinson, senior best friend duo, are considering their summer plans. The customary high school summer ideas — lifeguarding, internships, excess school work and traditional camp sessions — were thrown out, and the friend...

The Other Side of Illness

The Other Side of Illness

Kiki Soto, Writer

February 13, 2018


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Sitting at a desk at Grady High School, her mind wandered off into… 3, 7, 7, 3, 3, 3, 7, 7. Again. 3, 7, 7, 3, 3, 3, 7, 7. Again. 3, 7, 7, 3, 3, 3, 7, 7. Maggie recited her favorite numbers over and over again to herself.  “I was diagnosed at 12, around the same time people realized I had to wipe away the...

Okeh, a patient and disciplined presence in science department

Okeh, a patient and disciplined presence in science department

February 8, 2018


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Lili Chalfant and Aidan Downey The new teacher is already extremely involved in the school’s science department, as he teaches almost every science-related class. Mr. Godwin Okeh teaches biology, physics, environmental science and anatomy. He teaches alone and co-teaches with Mr. Nikolai Curtis, ...

Senior Avery Welty-Green spends afternoons in the air

Senior Avery Welty-Green spends afternoons in the air

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

January 22, 2018


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Senior Avery Welty-Green spends her time after school in the air — literally. While most Grady students head up to debate practice on the C-300 hall or cross country at Piedmont Park, Welty-Green chooses to go 10 feet off the ground. Her favorite hobby is doing silk aerial, a form of acrobatics. ...

Custodian Walton splits time between Grady and philanthropy

Custodian Walton splits time between Grady and philanthropy

Max Nevins

January 22, 2018


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Changing the ceiling tiles, installing new light bulbs and cleaning up spills are not always jobs acknowledged by students and staff at Grady. These tasks are only a few of the custodial staffs’ responsibilities. For Quintez Walton, or “Mr. Q”, who has been a custodian at Grady for over a year, knowi...

Senior Julia Hudson celebrates Quaker faith

Senior Julia Hudson celebrates Quaker faith

Jordan Killenberg

January 16, 2018


Filed under Personality Profiles, Student Life

Religion is important to people all over the world. It involves celebrations, community, centuries-old traditions and faith. However, many youth tend to stray from faith and religion during their teen years, preferring instead to socialize with their friends or focus on academics. This is not the ...

Hunter travels from Jamaica to pursue a mathematics career

Hunter travels from Jamaica to pursue a mathematics career

Morgan Watkins

January 15, 2018


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The turquoise, Jamaican water sparkles as sunlight bounces off of the waves. Princess parrot-fish and mackerels swarm in schools as they dart through the waves. Farther from the coast, raindrops fall over trees in the rainforest. Jamaican boas slither along the forest floor while iguanas sleep in th...

Beloved by students, Mr. Smith enriches Grady

Beloved by students, Mr. Smith enriches Grady

December 18, 2017


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By Jack Hudson and Caleb Weinstock Most substitutes don’t get the type of responses that this one does. Students flock to him to say “hello” or to ask him to tell one of his renowned riddles. His warming smile and his upbeat mindset fills the hallways with energy. Anthony Smith has been teaching...

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

Parker Killenberg

November 21, 2017


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The annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography had its open exhibition in October, and Creative Loafing awarded exemplary photographers shown in the exhibit. Senior Jackson Markovic won the Teen High School Second Place award. Markovic has been an active participant of Grady’s photography program since ...

Designer sketches way to runway

Designer sketches way to runway

The Southerner

June 5, 2017


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Fashion designer junior Graham Williams, who is preparing his first collection, “Elvira,” for the annual Grady fashion show Une Belle Revolution, sits down with The Southerner to discuss his creative process, New York, drag queens and his journey with fashion. Why did you join the fashion department? ...

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