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The Great Bear Sighting

The Great Bear Sighting

Haley Ellison, Olivia Mann, Anna Mincey, Cate Eddlemon, Bonnie Sherwood, Camilla Veale, Olivia Coleman, and Anne Travis Evans

February 15, 2019


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Donna Kay McGoldrick wasn’t sure she believed reports of a bear being spotted near Stratford Academy’s campus on Wednesday. But, on Thursday, she saw it with her own eyes. “I'm convinced it's either a bear or Bigfoot” said Mrs. McGoldrick, human resources director at Stratford. A large,...

Stratford holds record-breaking blood drive

Stratford holds record-breaking blood drive

Carson Simmons and Kate Wimberly

February 7, 2019


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The annual Stratford Blood Drive was held Friday, Feb, 1. Each donor gave one pint of blood. The process only takes eight to 10 minutes. Afterward, donors received free cookie and juice. The blood drive was hosted by the Key Club and many of their volunteers. Mrs. Hollie Wangerin, who is advisor...

12 seniors nominated for Golden Eagles

12 seniors nominated for Golden Eagles

Sabina Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 27, 2019


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Stratford has nominated 12 seniors for the 42nd annual Golden Eagle awards. The Golden Eagles is an awards ceremony sponsored by The (Macon) Telegraph. They are given to high school seniors to honor their scholastic achievements. To be considered for an award, students must be nominated by their...

Alex Stefanis repeats as ‘Poetry Out Loud’ winner

Alex Stefanis repeats as ‘Poetry Out Loud’ winner

Miller Cranford and Caris Weinberg

January 23, 2019


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Senior Alex Stefanis won Stratford's "Poetry Out Loud" for the second consecutive year. The competition was held Jan. 15-18 in the Henry Tift Fine Arts Auditorium. Former English teacher, Mrs. Lindsey Stevens, brought the Poetry Out Loud to Stratford in 2006.  Sophomore English teacher, Mrs. Sus...

WMAZ ‘Junior Journalist’ visits, does report on Gazebo news desk

WMAZ ‘Junior Journalist’ visits, does report on Gazebo news desk

January 22, 2019


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How to avoid getting sick during winter

How to avoid getting sick during winter

Harley Anne Shurling and Haley Ellison

January 17, 2019


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There are many ways to get sick during the winter, but there is also a lot of ways stay safe. One of the illnesses that has come through Stratford in the past in the flu. In 2017, Stratford was hit with the ''plague,'' when a large number of students and faculty had the flu. Ever since, the faculty...

Remembering Stratford’s ‘Gentle Giant’

Remembering Stratford’s ‘Gentle Giant’

Bonnie Sherwood, Gazebo Staff Witer

January 15, 2019


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A worker puts finishing touches on the sign for what will now be known as the “Prentice Robinson Cafeteria” on Tuesday. Robinson, Stratford’s beloved custodian for more than 40 years, died in November after retiring at the start of the school year.

It’s almost ‘Time’ for Spirit Week

It’s almost ‘Time’ for Spirit Week

Taylor Swan and Josie Lamb

January 14, 2019


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The theme for Spirit Week this year is “It’s Time for Spirit Week.” Spirit Week will be January 28-Feb. 1, which is the week leading up to the annual Sadie Hawkins dance. This year, each day’s theme is related to time. On Monday, the theme is Bed Time. Students can wear their pajamas. On Tuesday, Stratford is going back in ...

Seniors get advice from college freshmen

Seniors get advice from college freshmen

Chandani Patel, Gazebo Co-Editor

January 9, 2019


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Stratford seniors attended a meeting on Jan. 4 with eight members from last year’s graduating class, who offered advice and shared their experiences as college freshmen. The meeting is arranged by the alumni office during the first week of January every years, while these students are still on the...

WMAZ anchor desk finds new home in Stratford studio

WMAZ anchor desk finds new home in Stratford studio

Sabina Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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The Stratford Gazebo began its weekly journalism broadcasts in January. A new studio in the library was made possible by a Stratford donor. It includes camera equipment, computer, lights, green screen, and teleprompter. The only thing missing was an anchor desk. “We had a plain table, like th...

Chorus to sing at downtown Christmas event

Chorus to sing at downtown Christmas event

Caroline Cole, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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The Upper School Chorus will be performing at Christmas in Downtown on Saturday, Dec. 15.  This is one of Middle Georgia’s largest family Christmas festivals. It is located in Rosa Parks Square. There will be free hot chocolate, live Christmas music, snow, and Santa Claus. The chorus, under th...

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