Stratford Gazebo

Temptations there, but student drivers aware of distractions

October is Distracted Drivers Awareness Month.

Athena Leskovics and Caroline Crick

October 20, 2020

The temptation is there every time Stratford students Matt Moore and Shelby Bandt get behind the wheel of their cars. “I am tempted all the time because of my phone and sometimes I'm driving next to some I know and I look over,’’ Matt said. This is National Distracted Drivers Awareness Month. Officers...

Band, Color Guard adapt to new normal

Band, Color Guard adapt to new normal

Ranya Ajjan and Mimi Rader

October 16, 2020

Stratford's  Color Guard and band always have dressed themselves in their uniforms for performances. This year, however, band members also have had to "dress'' their instruments. Fine Arts and Color Guard director Sylvia Haynie has had to adapt to a new teaching system following the Covid-19 outbreak. The...

Changes coming next week in the cafeteria

Changes coming next week in the cafeteria

Anna Mincey and Olivia Coleman

October 9, 2020

The last bites of FLIK food will be taken Friday in the Prentice Robinson Cafeteria. Stratford is putting its contract with the food company on “pause” and partnering with Campus Cuisine, a company that will provide meals from local restaurants, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14. Over the summer,...

Students sad to see FLIK leave, but welcome new lunch fare

Gazebo news editor Annie Shih on a recent visit to Chick-fil-A

Harley Anne Shurling, Zayne Arell, T.W. Brewer, Cole Dover, Kate Fruitticher, Annie Shih, and Haley Ellison

October 9, 2020

Senior Shaw London usually gets his lunch off-campus to take a break from eating what he eats at home every day. Now that there will be a new lunch service, he is happy since he will be able to purchase food from the restaurants he enjoys. “I will buy the catered food, but I will miss FLIK’s...

Freshmen making adjustment for “Big Change” of Upper School

Freshmen making adjustment for

Ranya Ajjan, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Freshman Jai Stephens knew upper school was going to be difficult. She just didn’t know how high the bar was going to be set. "I was expecting it (high school) to be really hard and for there to be a lot of work.said Jai. “And I was expecting it to have a lot more activities. And for...

Meet your 2020-21 Gazebo editors

Seniors Madeline Davis and AJ Stevenson are co-editors of the Gazebo this year

October 7, 2020

Seniors Madeline Davis and AJ Stevenson have been named editors in chief for the 2020-2021 Gazebo. Madeline and AJ are two of six seniors who are in their fourth year of Journalism. There are a record 23 seniors on the Gazebo staff this year. “This is my sixth year at Stratford and this is the...

Caroline Sutherland crowned homecoming queen

Caroline Sutherland poses for a photo with her mother, Meg Sutherland

Brandon Firlotte, Gazebo Staff Writer

October 3, 2020

Senior Caroline Sutherland was crowned 2020 homecoming queen at halftime of Stratford's game against Mount Paran. For more on the story, and a photo gallery of homecoming, pleased check out on Monday. [Photos by Brandon Firlotte]     ...

Homecoming court takes center stage Friday

Homecoming court takes center stage Friday

Mimi Rader, Hailey Firlotte, Caroline Crick, and Athena Leskovics

September 30, 2020

The homecoming court has been announced, and the excitement is all throughout the halls in Stratford. The homecoming game is on Friday, Oct 2, and the queen will be announced at halftime. Eight seniors, and one representative from each grade level were chosen by their peers to be a part of this...

Student volunteers ‘clean up their act’ at Macon Little Theatre

Upper School students remove debris from Macon Little Theatre parking lot.

Annie Shih, News Editor

September 29, 2020

More than a dozen Stratford students took their bows -- in the form of community service -- at Macon Little Theatre this past Saturday. The theatre, which has been closed since March because of the pandemic, is expected to re-open this fall. Students cut obstructing tree branches and logs, dug...

Haaris Ahmed makes a difference in lives of others

Haaris Ahmed loads food in his car to distribute to families in need

Annie Shih, News Editor

September 23, 2020

Halfway through his freshman year, senior Haaris Ahmed got involved with the Mentor’s Project of Bibb County. This year, after four years of being involved, he was recognized as The Mentor’s Project Volunteer of the Year. He was surprised. “I wasn’t really doing it to get recognized. I...

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