Nigel Jackson Wins 2012 Naismith Awards Flourish Scholarship

Congratulations go out to our own Nigel Jackson, winner of the 2012 Naismith Awards Flourish Scholarship.  The Naismith Award is presented by Newell Rubbermaid to reward high school student-athletes who excel in all facets of life.  The program is open to all high school basketball players in the Atlanta Tipoff Club Region.

To be eligible, students must be nominated by their high school athletic director or coach.  Students are evaluated based on their ability to display strong leadership and community engagement skills, and their Competence, Confidence, Connections, and Courage to Flourish on the court, in the classroom, and in life.  

Congratulations to Nigel and his family on this prestigious accomplishment!

Katelyn Oliver Competes in Zone 4 Equestrian Competition

Riders from 5 states gathered at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island in Charleston, SC this past weekend for the Zone 4 Equestrian Competition. Our very own Katelyn Oliver, a Junior, was there along with Coach Amber DeSantis to represent St. Francis High School.

The competition was comprised of all the top qualified riders in their respective divisions from Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina. Riders draw horses from a hat. Riding an unfamiliar horse is a challenge and adds difficulty to the competition. The rider must show the ability to ride and work with a new horse while managing the nerves of competition.

Congratulations to Katelyn!

Roswell Reads Photography Exhibition Honors Two St. Francis Students with Awards

Each spring the Roswell Branch of the Fulton County Library holds a photography competition based on a book. This year’s theme was rural Georgia.

Alex Alter, Nick McKinnon and Caroline Smith each entered photographs in the competition. Senior Nick McKinnon, won 1st and an Honorable Mention for his photographs, Junior, Caroline Smith a Junior won Second place.

Myranda Johnson Accepted to Franklin and Marshall College’s Summer Program

Myranda Johnson Accepted to Summer Program

Congratulations to Junior, Myranda Johnson, for being the only Atlanta area student accepted to Franklin and Marshall College’s Summer Program. Myranda will be attending Franklin and Marshall for three weeks this summer to take a college level course. Way to go, Myranda! We are very proud of you!

Barb Swanner, High School Art Teacher Exhibits Artwork

Barb Swanner, Saint Francis High School art teacher exhibits her artwork at The Art Institute of Atlanta Jan.13 through March 3, 2012.  In recognition of their talent and passion for art and education, high school art teachers from throughout Georgia were invited to submit their personal work for consideration in this annual exhibition at The Janet S. Day Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta under the guidance of Veronica Kessenich, gallery chair . The selected works included  any form of fine or applied arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, digital media, photography, video/film, design, illustration, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry and other crafts. An artists’ reception was held on Jan. 26th.

Schools participating in this year’s exhibition include Morrow High School (Clayton County), Habersham Central High School, Gainesville High School, Phoenix High School (Gwinnett County), St. Francis High School, Columbia High School, East Hall High School and Cherokee High School.