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  • Wednesday: SOAR Zombie Run Participants Room 124 @ Break

  • Tuesday: Furman College Representative in Boardroom @ Break

  • Friday: Seniors Graduation Invitation Assembly in Auditorium @ Break

  • Tuesday: Key Club Trick or Treat Volunteers Room 126 @ Break

  • Tuesday: Key Club Food Drive Volunteers Room 115 @ Break

  • Wednesday: Varsity Softball State Tournament @ Brookstone

  • Thursday: Upper School Late Start

  • Friday: Hats for Hope

  • CELEBRATING ART: Oct. 13-18

  • One Act Play: Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor" Wednesday and Thursday in Auditorium @ 7 p.m.

Tejas Athni’s Ted Talk to be shown at assembly later this semester

Tejas Athni’s Ted Talk to be shown at assembly later this semester

Rania Akbar, Arya Datta, Zeraiz Shabbir, Gazebo Staff Writers

October 16, 2017


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Senior Tejas Athni's Tedx Talk video will be shown to Stratford students later this semester. Tejas was filmed for the presentation on Oct. 6 at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta,.Georgia. During his Ted Talk, Tejas discussed his research and journey. His current research focuses on a plant ...

You can’t spell Stratford without A-R-T

You can’t spell Stratford without A-R-T

Chandani Patel, Gazebo Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


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For the second year, Stratford will hold the five-day event, Celebrating Art. The event will take place October 13-18.   “It is the celebration of the visual arts,” said Mrs. Kathleen Medlin, the director of institutional advancement at Stratford. “There will be three missions,” she sa...

Vangala crowned homecoming king

Vangala crowned homecoming king

Josie Lamb, Taylor Swan, Elizabeth Sellers, AJ Stevenson, Annika Brooks, Gazebo Staff Writers

October 5, 2017


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Stratford held its annual powderpuff games and crowned its homecoming king on Wednesday night. This year’s king is Sahan Vangala. "This is not the best day of my life, but it is maybe the fourth-best day of my life,'' Sahan said, laughing. The freshmen played the juniors in the first gam...

Band, Color Guard bring home the hardware

Band, Color Guard bring home the hardware

Rania Akbar, Kaylee Jellum, Arya Datta, Gazebo Staff Writers

October 5, 2017


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The Spirit of Stratford Band and Color Guard competed in the "Stateline Showdown" in Franklin, Ga., on Sept.  30. At the festival, they received trophies for Excellent Band, Excellent Drum Major, Superior Color Guard, and Excellent Percussion. “I was really proud of our students. I thought that they did t...

Homecoming Week themes, kings announced

Homecoming Week themes, kings announced

Elizabeth Sellers, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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The Student Activities Board has announced next week's homecoming themes and the homecoming king court. "Home Run Monday" will be a Sports Day. "Make Yourself at Home Tuesday" will feature a  PJ Day.  "Homies Wednesday" will be Twin Day, and "Home Away from Home Thursday" is Tourist Day. An Extreme...

New Daws Student Activities Center dedicated

New Daws Student Activities Center dedicated

Anna Parel, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 23, 2017


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After a year-long renovation and a month to add the finishing touches, Stratford officially dedicated the Daws Student Activities Center on Monday. The new facility is part of the academy's long-range campus renovation plan. It is named for Jim Daws, a long-time Stratford supporter, a member of the b...

‘All I need is paper and a pencil’

‘All I need is paper and a pencil’

Arya Datta and Rania Akbar

September 23, 2017


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Stratford junior Li-Ann Tsai has illustrated a children's book, "Dance, Gremlin, Dance,'' for local author Elizabeth Stallworth Dunwody. The book is promoted as "a story excavated from distant childhood memories. It is a tale of divine discovery of ourinnermost fears and our deepest delights. It is ...

Change in Upper School schedule gets mixed reviews

Change in Upper School schedule gets mixed reviews

Cap Patel and Kieran MacKinnon

September 20, 2017


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Among the changes at Stratford this year is the new schedule. The Upper School schedule now matches the Middle School schedule. Mrs. Theresa Ferrari, assistant principal, said there were several reasons for making the change. “We needed to be able to share resources between middle and u...

Eight senior girls named to homecoming court

Eight senior girls named to homecoming court

Elizabeth Sellers, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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Eight senior girls have been named to Stratford’s homecoming court. Evans McCook, Lucy Lee, Tori Dover, Sarah Koplin, Gracie Holliman, Catherine Brown, Emily Sheridan and Morgan Mathis will be presented and a queen named at the homecoming game against Twiggs County on Friday, Oct. 6. Hollan...

Former Stratford FLIK employee sings on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Former Stratford FLIK employee sings on ‘America’s Got Talent’

AJ Stevenson, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


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A year ago, Elijah Bell was washing dishes in the lunchroom at Stratford Academy. A few weeks ago, he was on stage, singing in front of millions of people on “America's Got Talent.’’ Bell, 29, is a member of the gospel choir, DaNell Daymon & Greater Works. The choir is based in Washingto...

After the storm

After the storm

The Amazing Gazebo Staff

September 17, 2017


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When Emily Sheridan was one of eight senior girls named to Stratford’s homecoming court on Thursday, it was a bright spot in her week. Of course, she and her Stratford Academy classmates had already spent a lot of their week in the dark. “We had seven trees fall and lost power on the first day,...

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