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Senior Varnika Guduri studies in the lobby of the Olson Library

Senior Varnika Guduri is National Merit Semifinalist

Ranya Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer September 29, 2021

Every year, more than 1.6 million people take the PSAT across the United States. Only 50,000 receive a score high enough to qualify as a National Merit Semifinalist, which is less than 1 percent. Someone...

Roll out the red carpet ... its Homecoming Week

Roll out the red carpet … it’s Homecoming Week

Harley Anne Shurling and Clarke Jones September 20, 2021

It’s that time of year again. The homecoming court for the 2021-2022 school year has been announced and the powderpuff game has been scheduled for September 22. The homecoming court was announced...

Author Mary Alice Monroe (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Best-selling author Monroe to visit Stratford

Ranya Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer September 17, 2021

Wednesday may be the first day of fall, but Stratford will have one last taste of summer on Tuesday.  New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will visit the Tift Auditorium from 9:30 to...

New FLIK chef Ms. Erin Guy

FLIK makes triumphant return to cafeteria

Athena Leskovics and Andy Cheek September 17, 2021

Junior Parker Epps has been at Stratford since lower school.   He said it was weird when FLIK left last year because it was all he had ever known.  “I have been at Stratford since first grade...

Cell Out

Cell Out

New policy restricts use of cell phones by students during the school day
Bailey Thames and Addie Denisar September 15, 2021

Mr. Willis Kallay doesn’t believe cell phones are a bad thing. He just wants Stratford students to stay focused. And that is difficult when they are on their phones. “There is all sorts of research...

Mask Up, Eagles

Mask Up, Eagles

With state and local COVID cases still high, mask policy remains in effect at The Academy
Annie Shih and Kamber Thalongsengchanh September 15, 2021

At the end of last year, students and faculty were told that Stratford would start the 2021 year  being mask-optional.  COVID-19 cases were dropping and things were beginning to seem as normal as...

Plenty of smiles at yearbook picture day

Plenty of smiles at yearbook picture day

Kate Fruitticher and Ellie Mincey September 14, 2021

Smile. Say cheese. There were a lot of grins in the Henry Tift Fine Arts Auditorium on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8-9. It was Picture Day for the yearbook. Beginners through 11th grade took...

Stratford clubs used signs to attract students to the sign-up tables

Club Fair has large turnout

Board Game, Ping Pong among new club offerings
Ranya Ajjan and Hendley London September 3, 2021

How is your backhand in ping pong? How good of a Monopoly player are you? Or are you better at Risk? The Table Tennis club and Board Game club were among the new offerings at the Upper School Club Fair...

Molly Edward Seagraves, left, and Mia Bhafin enjoy face painting at freshman retreat

Freshman retreat promotes friendship, teamwork

71 ninth graders enjoy fun Friday at Amerson River Park
Hendley London, Gazebo Staff Writer September 2, 2021

From fun games to energetic cheers, to writing letters, the freshman retreat this year was packed full of action.  Six home rooms gathered at the Amerson River Park for games and team bonding with...

Graduation gets more back to normal

Graduation gets more back to normal

No masks or limited seating, but ceremony will remain outdoors
Caroline Crick, Gazebo Staff Writer May 20, 2021

Caps. Check. Gowns. Check. Diplomas. Check. Yes, it’s that time of year. Graduation. Stratford’s commencement exercises will be different again this year. Instead of having the annual ceremony...

Yearbook staff will announce dedication, theme during Thursdays assembly in The Grady

Long-awaited yearbook assembly is Thursday

Theme, dedication will be announced
Harley Anne Shurling, Minister of Fun April 26, 2021

Stratford students look forward to the yearbook staff’s dedication and slide show at the annual yearbook assembly at the end of the school year.  The annual yearbook assembly for 2021 will be held...

Is Stratford getting the vaccine?

Is Stratford getting the vaccine?

Kate Fruitticher, Gazebo Staff Writer April 14, 2021

A year ago, many of us thought the world was ending. Schools, stores and restaurants all closed because of COVID-19. We were instructed to stay at home and "shelter in place.'' Now that a year has...

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