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College Application Boot Camp reaches, teaches students

Sammi Dean

August 14, 2012

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The first-ever College Application Boot Camp was a hit, according to Jennifer Buyens, one of the co-founders of Grady’s College and Career Connections Center. She estimated that 90 seniors – nearly a quarter of the grade – attended. “We figured if we got between 20 and 30 students to come we would be doing really well,” Buyens said. Even though the College Application ...

Protesters Rally Against APS Bus Policy

Protesters Rally Against APS Bus Policy

August 14, 2012

[wzslider autoplay="true" info="true"] Photo Credit: Ciena Leshley BY ALEX WOLFE  The Atlanta Public School’s Board of Education meeting on ...

Seniors can enlist some college application help from the CCCC

The Southerner

July 25, 2012

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Grady will be hosting its first ever Apply to College Boot Camp on Aug. 3. Specifically geared to help Grady's class of 2013 master the skills required to create an effective college application, the College and Career Connections Center will set up workshops on subjects such as essay writing, interviews, and searching for scholarships. Additionally, representatives...

Jackson’s promising life, sudden death draw hundreds to Grant Park memorial service

Jackson’s promising life, sudden death draw hundreds to Grant Park memorial service

Isabelle Taft

July 7, 2012

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More than two years ago, members of the class of 2010 wore red and white robes as they walked across the Civic Center stage and began the next chapters of their lives. On June 26, many of them donned those same colors as they gathered in G...

Stephens retires after 15 years of coaching tennis, advising literary magazine

The Southerner

May 25, 2012

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BY RACHEL CITRIN AND OLIVIA VEIRA After fifteen years at Grady, Scott Stephens is leaving his teaching position. He has spent his years with a full plate, both teaching English, advising the literary magazine and coaching the tennis team. “I’m eligible for retirement and ready to do something different,” Stephens said. This news stunned some students. “I was surprised,...

Martinez, creator of UC, resigns to pursue passion for fashion

The Southerner

May 25, 2012

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By Olivia Veira Vincent Martinez has two letters tattooed to his ankle: UC. “Your ink has the power to tell a story,” Martinez said. “UrbanCouture has been a part of my life for ten years and told a story,” For 10 years, Martinez has worked tirelessly to hold fashion shows that showcase the work of Grady fashion designers in his program, UrbanCouture. After a decade...

Mock trial makes history with second place finish at nationals

Mock trial makes history with second place finish at nationals

May 18, 2012

When the Grady mock trial team walked out of the final round of the 2012 National High School Mock Trial Championship in Albuquerque, N.M., they felt, in the words of sophomore timekeeper Michael Dillard, “...

Choi and Dean bring home debacon from national championship

Choi and Dean bring home debacon from national championship

May 18, 2012

Seniors Ben Dean and Holden Choi faced the possibility of elimination from the Urban Debate National Competition on four different occasions and survive...

Schedule change rumor not true

The Southerner

May 17, 2012

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By Rachel Citrin What if you only took four classes one semester and then took a different four classes the next semester? What if there were no more A-days and B-days, but instead, those four classes met every single day? Rumors about the possible change in schedules have been circulating around Grady for the past few weeks. Students and teachers have been wondering if...

Senior Spirit Photos of the Day — May 14 (College Day)

Senior Spirit Photos of the Day — May 14 (College Day)

May 14, 2012

SENIORS: If you'd like your College Shirt Day photos to be a part of our online photo essay, please email them to the Southerner at WinterWorks@ao...

Grady faculty taps Spearman as 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year

Grady faculty taps Spearman as 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year

May 9, 2012

BY LAUREN SCOTT Dr. Cadence Spearman has been named Grady High School’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. On March 21, Spearman was in Athens atte...

Video of the Day — May 6

Video of the Day — May 6

May 9, 2012

FRONT AND CENTER: Southerner and Grady alum Matt Westmoreland, a distinguished teacher at Carver Early College High School,  joined fellow teache...

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