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Wesleyan School Senior and Peachtree Corners Resident Named National Merit Finalist

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National Merit Scholarship Jennifer Nolan

Wesleyan School student Jennifer Nolan, a Peachtree Corners resident, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, an honor that only 1% of high school seniors nationwide receive.

Jennifer now moves to the final round of competition in the hopes of becoming a National Merit Scholar and earning scholarship money. National Merit Scholars are evaluated on a myriad of criteria including the finalist’s academic record, history of activities and leadership, school rigor, test scores, written recommendations, and essay response.

Jennifer is a four-year member of Wesleyan’s state-champion softball team, the varsity track team, and Mock Trial. She is also a three-year member of Team Omicron and Wesleyan’s math team and serves as a peer leader for freshmen. In addition to her National Merit Finalist standing, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce recently named Jennifer as Wesleyan’s STAR student for the 2018-2019 school year based on her single-sitting SAT score and GPA, and she is currently a finalist for the Stamps President’s Scholarship Program at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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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Free Photo Class: Mastering Manual Mode Workshop

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Part of a series of workshops offered by the city

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Community Chest
310 Technology Parkway (City Hall)
Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092

This class is going to be 90% workshop, hands-on with several set ups for you to practice with your camera or ours. 

Special Guest Instructor, Ludwig Keck will join the Tytan team and take us through the step-by-step process of mastering manual mode in real world practice. 

We will bring models and props for you to work with and we welcome you to participate both behind and in front of the camera.This is going to be another super fun interactive session. Learn from our special guest, a 70+ year veteran and true Master who is absolutely passionate about photography.

The class is open and free to Peachtree Corners residents or anyone who is employed in the city. 

Details

  • Level: All levels, novice to expert
  • Ages: All ages
  • Class size: Limited to 40
  • Reservations required:  Please send an email to Jim Stone at jstone@tytancreates.com to reserve your seat.
  • Camera – Laptop Requirements:  Not required but welcome

Who should come:  Anyone interested in learning to produce incredible finished images for art, business or personal satisfaction.

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before the class starts to ensure a good seat — and to avoid interrupting the class once it starts.

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Greater Atlanta Christian School Concert Choir to Debut at Carnegie Hall

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This GAC Choir image was taken before the final line-up for the New York concert was determined. Photo by Raven Wilson

The Concert Choir at Greater Atlantic Christian (GAC) School has performed in many places beyond its campus borders, but soon it will travel more than 850 miles to make its first-ever appearance on New York’s legendary concert stage, Carnegie Hall. On Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7 pm, as part of MidAmerica Productions’ 36th annual concert season, GAC School Concert Choir will be an integral part of a larger group performing Morten Lauridsen’s contemporary classic, Lux Aeterna, under the baton of conductor John Ratledge, with the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

“This is something we’ve been working towards for a long time,” comments Dr. Marcus Miller, Director of the Concert Choir. “Students can thrive in the arts at GAC, but it’s important we show them that their artistic aspirations can take them anywhere, including to the greatest concert stage in America.”

The peaceful and uplifting Lux Aeterna has proven to be one of the most enduring choral works of the last quarter century. While it does not follow a specific form, it is a kind of Requiem. “Every one of the five movements relates to light, a universal symbol in so many ways,” comments the composer. “I wrote it as my mother was in the process of dying, so it was a way of, as so many artists do…dealing with that kind of a situation in an artistic way.”

The choir going to Carnegie includes four Peachtree Corners members:

  • Julian Fernandez
  • Autumn Clark
  • Katherine Kenworthy
  • Bronwyn Bailey

Greater Atlanta Christian School Concert Choir will share the stage, as part of a chorus of more than 135, with the following participating choirs:

  • Middletown Concert Chorale, Middletown, NY (Danielle Cornacchio, Director)
  • Hillcrest High School Ensemble, Tuscaloosa, AL (Khristina Motley, Director)
  • Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL (John Ratledge, Director)
  • Wagner College Choir, Staten Island, NY (Roger Wesby, Director)

Sharing the Playbill

The March 23 concert at Carnegie Hall will also feature MidAmerica resident conductor David R. Thye, who will lead Dan Forrest’s LUX: The Dawn From On High with a choir of more than 160 voices drawn from four participating choruses:

  • Mosinee High School Concert Choir, Mosinee, WI (Carla Dul, Director)
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Choir, Austin, TX (Cate Gasco, Director)
  • Central Regional High School Choir, Bayville, NJ (Beth Moore, Director)
  • Marist College Chamber Choir, Poughkeepsie, NY (Sarah Williams, Director)

The concert will close with a performance of Beethoven’s rarely heard Triple Concerto, featuring the international soloists Gianmaria Melis (violin), Francesco Mariozzi (cello) and Giuseppe Gullotta (piano), under the baton of conductor Corrado Valvo.

Purchase Tickets

Concerts in the Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage are $150, $100, and $50. Tickets may be obtained by contacting CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, visiting the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue in New York, NY, or by going online to www.carnegiehall.org). For more information, contact molly.waymire@piptix.com

Feature image shown is courtesy of GAC’s website.

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Wesleyan Head of School Joins Georgia GOAL Board of Directors

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Wesleyan School Head of School, Chris Cleveland, has been named to the board of directors of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, the school and Georgia GOAL announced this month.

“Wesleyan has a long relationship with Georgia GOAL and the education tax credit program has been an important resource to families across Georgia since its inception in 2008,” said Cleveland. “I am honored to join the GOAL Board of Directors to continue to support an organization that has done so much to shape the futures of children across the state.”

The Georgia GOAL Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the ongoing operations of the organization are consistent with its established mission, goals and policies. GOAL Board members represent a broad cross-section of experience and bring insights from the education, business, philanthropic and social services perspectives.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the GOAL Board of Directors,” said Lisa Kelly, GOAL President. “Having the insight of an independent school leader like Chris will be valuable as we continue to meet the educational needs of families across the state.”

In 2008, Georgia’s elected officials passed the Education Expense Credit law to provide families in our state with access to increased educational opportunities for their children. Since inception, the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program has led the way in implementing this important legislation through their ethical, transparent and proven approach. As Georgia’s leading student scholarship organization, in partnership with 137 participating schools, GOAL is providing thousands of children throughout the Peach State with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning – “GOAL.”

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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