Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Dunwoody Freshman Ryan Carroll is featured.
Name: Ryan Carroll Age: 14 School: Dunwoody High School Accomplishment: Having competed at the 2011 US Nationals, Dunwoody Freshman Ryan Carroll is in the top 25% of fencers in the country and is currently the Georgia Division points leader in his age group. Key to Awesomeness: Ryan Carroll started fencing in June 2009 and has loved it ever since. “I enjoy fencing because it involves very fast strategy and counter-strategy of mind games between the two fencers in order to get a single touch out of many in a bout,” said Ryan. Ryan competed in his first National fencing tournament in 2010 in Atlanta. “It was nice to compete in my first Nationals in Atlanta because I could go home at night, [but] since it was my first one, I was very …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Nominate a Whiz Kid today and help Dunwoody Patch highlight worthy local kids.
With school back in full swing, it's the perfect time to celebrate local Dunwoody kids. We're seeking suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens as we continue to select one each week as the Dunwoody Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the following information.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Eilidh Geddes is headed to UGA this week, but said she will miss the community-feel of Dunwoody.
Name: Eilidh Geddes Grade: First year in College Graduated from: Dunwoody High School Attending: University of Georgia Accomplishment: Former "Whiz Kid of the Week" Eilidh Geddes reflects on starting college and leaving Dunwoody. Key to Awesomeness: Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Eilidh moved to Dunwoody when she was two and a half. "While I am very much excited to be heading to college, there are some things I will miss about Dunwoody. I'm going to miss my friends, and family as well as the community feel there is at Dunwoody," Eilidh said. "I had some really great experiences at Dunwoody High School," she added. While at Dunwoody High School, Eilidh has been featured on Dunwoody Patch for her role on the DHS debate team and for being a U.S…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Kelsey Lowrey, a rising senior at Chamblee Charter High School, earned a top composite score of 36 (out of 36!) on a recent ACT test.
Name: Kelsey J. Lowrey School: Chamblee Charter High School Grade: Rising Senior Age: 18 Accomplishment: Kelsey Lowrey, a rising senior at Chamblee Charter High School and Dunwoody resident, earned a top composite score of 36 (out of 36!) on a recent ACT test. Key to Awesomeness: Studying paid off for 18-year-old Kelsey Lowrey. “I got a 33 the first time I took [the ACT]. I studied a lot in between tests, so I was expecting to do better. A 34 or 35. But a 36 was really exciting!” Kelsey said. Kelsey is referring to how studying helped her achieve a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, a college-entrance exam, often an alternate to the SAT exam. Roughly one-tenth of one percent of test-takers receive the top score. The American College Testing …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Busy Dunwoody 9th Grader Hannah Plumb gives time this summer to serve as a Jr. Counselor at the Dunwoody Nature Center
Name: Hannah Jane Butler Plumb School: Dunwoody High School Age/Grade: 14 years old/ 9th Grade Accomplishment: As a Junior Counselor at the Dunwoody Nature Center this summer, Hannah worked with campers, ages 3 through 5th grade. Key to Awesomeness: Hannah Plumb, a 9th grader at Dunwoody High School, is keeping busy this summer. Working with the Dunwoody Nature Center’s summer camps, Hannah welcomed the campers with a smile, encouraged them to try new things and taught them about the natural world. “As a Junior Counselor, I take the kids to the bathroom, get the counselors the supplies they need, play with the kids during free time, and help the kids if they need it,” said Hannah. “My favorite part about being a Junior Counselor is …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
As part of St Luke's Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School, rising 5th & 6th graders engaged in a week of community service activities
Name: St Luke’s Presbyterian Church’s Vacation Bible School Grade: Rising 5th & 6th Graders Accomplishment: This group of 22 rising 5th and 6th graders at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church's Vacation Bible School spent a week doing service projects for various organizations in the area. Key to Awesomeness Though Vacation Bible School (VBS) is often thought of as a summer activity for younger children, VBS at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church has found a way to also engage rising 5th and 6th graders in a fun week that serves the local community. With each day featuring a different service organization and service activity, the kids were exposed to a variety of community needs and ways they can help. The week started with Monday at Sheltering …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Stock-division winner of the Dunwoody Soap Box Derby, Henry Guynn
Name: Henry Guynn School: St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School Age: 9 years old Accomplishment: Henry Guynn won the Stock division at the Dunwoody Soap Box Derby, held on June 4th at First Baptist Church Atlanta and earned a spot in the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio. Key to Awesomeness: Henry Guynn was very surprised about winning the Stock division of the Dunwoody-Northeast Georgia Soap Box Derby. Presented by The Duwoody Kiwanis Club, the Derby is a community event with boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17 competing. Now in its fourth year, drivers hail from Clayton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Henry or Rockdale Counties. Consisting of two divisions, Henry won the Stock division for ages 8 to 13 year olds…
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Dunwoody Derby Super Stock Winner Drew Exley
Name: Andrew (Drew) Carter Exley School: Gainesville High School Age: 14 Accomplishment: Beating the heat at the Dunwoody Soap Box Derby, held on June 4th at First Baptist Church Atlanta, Drew Exley won the Super Stock division and earned a spot in the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio. Key to Awesomeness: Though Drew Exley has been racing for three years, winning the Dunwoody Soap Box Derby on June 4 was still a big deal. "I was very happy and surprised all at the same time," said Drew. The Dunwoody-Northeast Georgia Soap Box Derby, which is presented by The Duwoody Kiwanis Club, is a community event with boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17 competing. Now in its fourth year, drivers hail from Clayton, …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Kids from four families who run an annual Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer
Name: The Kids of the Dunwoody Lemonade Stand Hannah Byers - 8 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Samantha Byers - 8 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Kendall Doody - 9 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Keira Doody - 6 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Carter Matulich - 8 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Olivia Matulich - 7 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Riley Mied - 9 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Eric Mied - 7 years old, Vanderlyn Elementary Accomplishment: The Byers, Doody, Matulich and Mied families have banded together to make a Lemonade stand benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer an annual tradition in Dunwoody. Key to Awesomeness: The Byers Family started their lemonade stand three years ago. “We just thought it …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Youth fencer Javier Farach
Name: Javier (Javi) S. Farach Age: 8 years old School: Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School Accomplishment: Javier was the youngest competitor in the Dunwoody Fencing Club's 8th Annual May Melee tournament held last weekend at Dunwoody Baptist Church. Key to Awesomeness: Javier, called Javi, started fencing at the beginning of this year, though he has been interested in the sport for a few years. He thought "it would be really cool to be a fencer" and is the only fencer in his family. Javi likes fencing because it is interesting, strategic and "you can make lots of friends and have fun." He recently earned a Certificate of Excellence in Dunwoody Fencing Club's youth forms competition. May Melee VIII was Javier's first tournament and …