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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Ben Jorgensen

Sabina Ajjan and EmmaJane Canady
February 12, 2019

Benjamin Jorgensen has been at Stratford since the fifth grade, when his family moved to Macon from Mobile, Alabama.   Benjamin has been a member of Key Club, Beta Club, and Gaming Club. He has also participated in cross country, swimming, and soccer. He is active in Stratford’s fine arts programs, including marching band, symphonic band, literary team, one act, and the winter musical. He has been an accomplished French horn player since the fifth grade. However, he did not want to learn an instrument at first. “My mother insisted on it, so she told the teachers I had to go to band,” he said. He went on a trip called Voyageurs International during the summer of his ninth grade year. On this trip, he toured Europe with other high school musicians from Florida and Georgia, playing at concerts and seeing different cities for two weeks. He said he will probably miss the people at Stratford the most. “One of the things that I love about Stratford is that, even though I might not be in class with everyone, everyone in my grade knows who I am, and I know who they are. Everyone’s good friends with everyone regardless of whether or not [you] hang out,” Benjamin said. His favorite class that he has ever taken at Stratford is Mr. Andy Lawson’s ancient history class, but he has also enjoyed chorus which he just started taking this year to help build his voice for quartet. His favorite teacher is Math Department chairman Mr. Bobby Stecher. “Once I was in his class, he was always so nice to me, and he makes me laugh. Even though I take a very difficult class, and it is difficult for me, he is always there to help me out,” he explained. Benjamin plans on pursuing a biology major and is undecided on where to go to college. He has been accepted to University of Georgia and Auburn University. He is still waiting to here from Washington & Lee University and Swarthmore.

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This might hurt … a little

Helen Pope, Gazebo Staff Writer
February 8, 2019

   

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Here comes Sadie!!!

Josie Lamb, Taylor Swan, Harley Anne Shurling, and Haley Ellison
February 1, 2019

Sadie Hawkins will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2  at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame downtown. The dance will take place from 8 to 10:30 p.m. There was not homecoming dance last fall, so this will be the first dance of the school year. The theme will be an “Award Winning Sadies,” with date walls and decorations relating to an award show. As always, there will be a zero tolerance policy for substance abuse. Snacks, such as a nugget tray, sandwich platter, popcorn, and soda will be offered. This theme is different from past themes, so everybody is very excited. SLB member, Matt Newberry shared that all of the SLB really liked it because “it is different and fun, and since the venue is the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, it works well.”   Abby Ellison and Carter Barfield   James Michael Reeves and Betsy Hill Matt is also excited to announce the date walls for each grade will be one of the 4 EGOT awards (Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and Tonys). The last hour of the dance, the upstairs will be open, allowing students to take part in fun, interactive games. Seniors Marta Stevenson and Griffin Matson Hadley Neal and Rob Cunningham Caroline Cole and Chan Copelan Li-An Tsai and Shaw London Autumn Land and McKinley Thompson Holland Schell and Sam Clark Molly Groves and Reid Wilson McKay Powers and Travis Cunningham Devon Fitzgibbons and Jamie O’Quinn Savannah Hendricks and Carson Dorsey Meggie Aivalotis and Hampton Tiller Josie Coleman and Griffin Brown Whitney Sikes and Landon Jernigan Caroline Horn and Charlie Giles Maggie McCullough and Bobby McCord Alyssa Ferland and Ben Duke Anna Durso and Patrick Brunson Maimee Henderson and Luke Haney Karen Jarrard and John Bickley Emory Sutherland and Jonathan Siegel Betsy Hill and James Michael Drake Miscall and Christian Palmer Isabel McSwain and Andrew Moring Vivian Duong and Bhavin Patel Harrison Bailey and Taylor Beasley Kaitlyn Neel and William Stubbs Maggie Fuchs and Noah Fenimore Sai Pagadala and Stephen Grubb Anna Parel and Will Chambless Kenzie Munzer and Benjamin Jorgenson Reese Ellis and Rush Patel Ashlin Jackson and Taylor Cullars Katherine Hamilton and Preston Brewer Layne Davis and Chase Clay Mary Lynes Sutton and John Morgan Manley Juniors Abby Ellison and Carter Barfield Riley Davis and Grey Faulkner Sara Kate Durkee and Carter Eddlemon Jenny Belle Butler and Harrison Tuck Price Lee and Tomi Sogade Liza Boswell and Andrew Delves Lucy Boswell and Matt Newberry Anna Grace Grossnickle and John Thomas Carter Susan Hightower and Dell Sikes Molly Garud and Andrew Cohen Josie Lamb and Todd Battcher Taylor Swan and Wesley Wilson Lillie Sweet Strickland and Dylan Cox Elizabeth Sellers and Hughes Pinson Sutton Barrow and Carter Fink Mary Elaine Mitchell and Preston Wilson Sophie Denisar and Brady Michael Nate Jones and Mary Grace Yarborough Edlin Saint Vil and Liv Davis Grant and Charlotte Llevat Graham Hefner and Gracie Slade Sophomores Taylor Justice and Nathan Dummitt Annika Brooks and Charles Brooks Hailey Firlotte and AJ Stevenson Alexandra Hall and Joey Gadd Lauren McElrath and Trey Union Miller Cranford and Ben Baxley Lila McCord and Cole Devenney Niya Dillard and Kobe Sewell Evie Tharpe and Ben Jamison Kendall Simmons and Stetson Hatcher Harmony Nagle and Gavin Martin Caroline Sutherland and Waldon Davis Kate Spivy and Jack Medlin Maddie Fackler and Jack Niceler EmmaJane Canady and Garrett Solheim Lolly McMahon and Jack Hardy Carson Simmons and Tripp Roberts Claudia Pope and George Seagraves Olivia Santoyo and Preston Kight Sarah Pyles and Avery Jackson Sophie Waldrop and Carter Nystrom Mary Kate Groves and Wil Cunningham Heather Samaha and Hunter Hogan Madelyn Davis and Knox Cleveland Harriette Ann Bowden and Will McCormack Kate Wimberly and Will Fackler Jansyn Stevens and Dylan Ellis Jocelyn Tang and Christian Lee Gabrielle Rader and Austin Slocumb Freshman Mary Spencer Reeves and Hudson Mimbs Bonnie Sherwood and Cole Dover Anna Mincey and Max Payne Meghana Vemuri and James Burrell Shelby Bandt and Sheldon Paine Claire Hurt and Darran Shivdat Dylan Driver and Brigg White Bailey Thames and John Wade Mary Blue Butler and Akins Manley Cate Eddlemon and Patrick Delves Olivia Mann and Nate Slappey Olivia Coleman and Sailor Burton Ellie Fitzgibbons and Lawson Cole Haley Ellison and Aaron Perkel Helen Pope and Lew Story Elizabeth Cochran and Matt Moore Anne Travis Evans and Alex Orona Katie Beth Powers and Cooper Baskette Anna Caroline Hutchinson and Camden Anthony Emma Hayley and Jack Minette Scotty Kelly and Micah Takac Harley Anne Shurling and Stephen Scarborough    Katelyn Meece and Camden Smith Carly Blackwood and Walker Bethune Rachel Toon and Langley Fickling Esha Panse and Sean Malhotra Annie Putzke and Brandon Firlotte    Ashley Parel and Carson Chambless  

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LOOP ROAD KARAOKE: The New Teachers

Caroline Cole, Anna Parel, Grant Gordon, Kaitlyn Neel, and Mary Elaine Mitchell
February 8, 2019

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: Great Snow of ’73

Madeline Davis and Jansyn Stephens
February 8, 2019

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COOKIN’ WITH CAROLINE & EVIE: Makin’ Macon Pizza

Evie Tharpe and Caroline Sutherland
February 1, 2019

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STARGAZING: Mr. Rogers and the Oscars

Arya Datta and Rania Akbar
January 31, 2019

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Here comes the ‘Addams Family’

Madeline Davis and Jansyn Stephens
January 16, 2019

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Holiday Gazebops

Rania Akbar and Arya Datta
November 28, 2018

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Living with scoliosis

Niya Dillard, Gazebo Staff Writer
January 20, 2019

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My cousin has helped me understand autism

Anna Caroline Hutchinson, Gazebo Staff Writer
January 15, 2019

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‘Queena is like a sister to me’

Daisy Ge, Gazebo Staff Writer
January 14, 2019

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Memories, history are part of our family farm

EmmaJane Canady, Gazebo Staff Writer
January 9, 2019

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You’ll never find me in athletic hall of fame

Miller Cranford, Gazebo Staff Writer
January 9, 2019

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When going to school is a road trip

Chandani Patel, Gazebo Co-Editor
December 10, 2018

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