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Prom gets green light with new date

Prom gets green light with new date

Caroline Sutherland, AJ Stevenson, and Taylor Swan

March 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has closed schools, disrupted spring break, and altered routines. But Stratford's annual prom has been given new life with a new date on the calendar. Prom originally was scheduled for Friday, April 17,  at the Goodwill Center in Macon. Until last week, the administration ha...

How we are coping

How we are coping

The Amazing Gazebo Staff

March 28, 2020

How obsessed/anxious have you been after each news cycle on the Coronavirus? Do you think we are going back to school this year? Have you been practicing “social distancing” with your friends, others? Have you stayed away from grandparents and other older relatives? Are you more awar...

Students, faculty adjust to ‘distance learning’

Students, faculty adjust to ‘distance learning’

Sabina Ajjan, Annie Shih, Haley Ellison, Caris Weinberg, Jack Medlin, Caroline Crick, Annabeth Tarbutton, and Edie Sharpton

March 28, 2020

Head of Upper School Mrs. Theresa Ferrari said she is proud of how the Stratford family has handled Distance Learning.  “Upper school teachers have been amazing in their efforts to keep students on task and learning,'' she said. "For the most part, the students have been beautifully responsive and ...

Southern Lit? Philosophy? Print Making? You’ll have your choice

Southern Lit? Philosophy? Print Making? You’ll have your choice

Annie Shih and Sabina Ajjan

March 9, 2020

Jocelyn Tang isn’t sure which electives she will be taking next year.  But she will have plenty to choose from photography and AP Psychology to Resistance in the Americas and Introduction to Philosophy .  “A lot more electives this year, a lot more choices, which is good. I like the diversity of choices a...

Ecology Club honored with national award

Ecology Club honored with national award

Sabina Ajjan, Co-editor

February 14, 2020

Stratford’s Ecology Club is the recipient of the Keep America Beautiful Award for Youth for 2020.  The awards ceremony was held Thursday evening at the National Conference in Memphis. Sophomores Varnika Guduri and Esha Panse accompanied the head of upper school Ms.Theresa Ferrari and Ecology Cl...

Nwabuebo named STAR student

Nwabuebo named STAR student

Sabina Ajjan, Co-editor

February 10, 2020

Chidozie Nwabuebo has been named Stratford’s STAR student for 2020.  A student must be in the top 10 percent of their class and attain the highest SAT score in one sitting to be named STAR student. “It feels good. It’s an accomplishment that I’m going through,'' he said. "I’m fine with it. It...

More than two dozen countries participating in ‘Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage’

More than two dozen countries participating in ‘Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage’

Annie Shih and Daisy Ge

January 31, 2020

Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage is an event to share anything from family traditions to culture from a country. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 8 p. m., families from Stratford have been invited to share their culture and traditions.  The event will take place in the Cantrell Lower Scho...

Animal Rescue Club raises more than $300 at bake sale

Animal Rescue Club raises more than $300 at bake sale

Olivia Mann and Bailey Thames

January 29, 2020

The Animal Rescue Club is new to Stratford this year. Juniors Evie Tharpe and Kendall Simmons got the idea while visiting Kitty City on "Stratford Out Serving" (SOS) day last spring. "We got the interest group approved. They had to get the idea to SLB, and the SLB meeting committee had to vote o...

Malholtra named winner in ‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition

Malholtra named winner in ‘Poetry Out Loud’ competition

Miller Cranford, Taylor Swan, and Anna Mincey

January 28, 2020

Senior Sean Malhotra was named the winner of Stratford's annual Poetry Out Loud competition on Friday in the Henry Tift Fine Arts auditorium. He performed "Hysteria" by Dionisio Martinez. Sean was one of four finalists. The others were senior Tomi Sogade, senior Kieran MacKinnon, and sophomore James...

On Wednesday, everybody gets to be 60

On Wednesday, everybody gets to be 60

James Michael Reeves and Knox Cleveland

January 28, 2020

On Wednesday January 29, Stratford will be holding a school-wide event to recognize 60 years of excellence. A photo will be taken on the soccer field with all Stratford students and faculty aligned in the formation of the number 60. The drone taken image will portray students and faculty in white...

Stratford receives $245,000 donation for Fine Arts renovations

Stratford receives $245,000 donation for Fine Arts renovations

Matt Newberry and Arya Datta

January 26, 2020

Stratford's fine arts program always has had a fine tradition and reputation. It's about to get even better. An anonymous donor came forward over the winter holidays and decided to donate $200,000 to the theatre, $20,000 to the band, $5,000 to lower school music, and $20,000 to sports broadcastin...

Closing of bridge could be inconvenient for students, parents

Closing of bridge could be inconvenient for students, parents

Sabina Ajjan, Josie Lamb, and Olivia Coleman

January 24, 2020

Kate Wimberly is not quite sure how long it would take her to get to school, but she knows her mornings may be changing. If the Tucker Road bridge is closed, Kate would have to take a route to school that is different from usual.  She says the bridge closing could “definitely affect [her] every morning...

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