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  • September

    National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Scholars Recognized

    GAC is pleased to announce that senior Nicolas Veltmaat 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.
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  • August

    GAC Flutist Ivy Lee Invited Back to Carnegie Hall

    GAC sophomore Ivy Lee is headed to Carnegie Hall in New York City for the second time this year to perform. She recently placed 2nd in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. That win comes with an invitation to play at the winners recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on November 3. Ivy plays flute and piccolo in the GAC Symphonic Band and the GAC Marching Spartans.
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  • April

    GAC Alumni to Captain U.S. Navy Football Team

    Two recent Greater Atlanta Christian School alumni have been chosen to captain the U.S. Naval Academy football team for the 2019 season. Captains are elected by a team vote, and for the first time ever, 4 co-captains were chosen. GAC graduates Paul Carothers of Flowery Branch (Class of 2015) and Ford Higgins of Peachtree Corners (Class of 2016) are seniors at the Naval Academy and will lead the team side-by-side, just as they did while they were Spartans

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  • Theater Director Kristy Winkes is Shuler Award Winner

    GAC Theater Director Kristy Winkes won a Shuler Award for Best Direction at the 2019 Shuler Hensley Awards. This award underscores Ms. Winkes’ incredible skill in directing GAC’s tour de force performance of Les Miserables. The 70-person cast included students from K-12, making it the largest to date.
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  • Senior Victoria Huynh, Alumnus Jack Hollier, AP Government teacher Matt Fincher

    GAC Earns Global Recognition for AP Exam Scores

    To get a top score on an AP exam — a 5 on the 5-point scale — is a significant achievement that often enables students to get college credit. To get a perfect score is a rare occurrence. Out of over 300,000 students around the world who took the AP Government exam last May, only 113 got every answer right. Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia boasts two of these students: Jack Hollier and Victoria Huynh.
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  • Les Misérables Production Receives Eight Shuler Award Nominations

    Greater Atlanta Christian School picked up 8 Shuler Award nominations for its recent Les Misérables performance. This is a record number of nominations for the school with a rich tradition of excellence in theatre production.
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  • March

    JV Academic and Math Teams Place at State

    Our JV Math and JV Academic Teams both finished as state runner-ups after competing against the largest schools in the state earlier this month. For the Academic Team, this was their third consecutive top-2 finish. Congratulations to team members Jane Lee, Andy Jiang, Derek Fan, Joel Lee, Rose Gambrell, Lynn Sim, Ivy Comery, Darlene Nguyen, Hanna Harmon, Rohan Makim, Thomas Witherspoon, Gia-An Maynard, Vincent Huynh, and Sophia Nguyen.
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  • Victoria Huynh and Mary Lynn Huett are STAR Student and Teacher

    Senior Victoria Huynh and Teacher Mary Lynn Huett were recently honored at the Gwinnett County’s annual STAR Student and STAR Teacher recognition luncheon. This honor comes as a result of Victoria earning the highest score on the SAT and being in the top 10 percent of her class.
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  • Junior Navya Sarikonda Becomes Published Author

    Children who love to read will many times begin writing stories and creating fantasy worlds at a young age. This was the case for GAC junior Navya Sarikonda. As a child, she was a voracious reader, which her father credits to the Accelerated Reading Program beginning in Lower School. Her father recalls her in the first few years of elementary school consuming books faster than she could check them out from the Henderson Media Center. 
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  • January

    Top band students selected to perform at UGA's JanFest

    Top students from the GAC Band program participated in the University of Georgia January High School Band Festival Jan 18-20. 

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  • Amber Norman, Calvin Dong, and Bryan Chong

    Three students selected into All-State Orchestra

    Amber Norman, Calvin Dong, and Bryan Chong were selected to participate in this year’s All-State Orchestra.
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  • Congrats to Nataly Beacham, Mackenzie Williams, Talia Miller, Kylie Jones, Pragya Ghanate, Christian Alston, Miah Wedderburn, Denver Tolson, William Skidmore, William Pleasant, Summar Hill, and Rohan Makim

    Students win honors at GISA All-Select Band

    Members of the GAC band program were honored at the Georgia Independent School Association All-Select Band, many earning First Chair in their section! The students met with others from Independent Schools around the state and performed a great concert on January 12. Go Spartans!
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