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Stratford community celebrates more than ‘Christmas’

Stratford community celebrates more than ‘Christmas’

Arya Datta and Rania Akbar

December 14, 2017


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Although it is the time of Christmas spirit, there are many high school students who celebrate the holidays in their own ways. Sophomore Maya Rubinstein enjoys taking part in Jewish traditions for the celebration of Hanukkah. “Every year we make Latkes during the eight days of Hanukkah,'' ...

Study, Rest and Sharpen Your Pencils

Study, Rest and Sharpen Your Pencils

Sabina Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Some students imagine presents and joy when they think of the holidays. But others think of exams and stress. Midterms begin next week, and everyone is studying and worrying about the loads of information they must learn. Mrs. Jaqui Wilson, a school counselor, has created a plan for s...

‘Superlatives’ awarded to 40 seniors

‘Superlatives’ awarded to 40 seniors

Elizabeth Sellers, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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The Overlook yearbook staff has announced its "Senior Superlatives" for 2017-18. A senior boy and girl won the vote in 20 different categories.  The winners were announced at a Monday assembly on Nov. 27. Photos for the "Senior Superlatives" section in the yearbook were taken on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Ca...

Community service a way to reach out

Community service a way to reach out

Elizabeth Sellers, Gazebo Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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Every year at Stratford, students must obtain 20 community service hours. You can only get five Stratford hours, five church hours, and the rest can be anywhere in the community. The student with most cumulative hours in the freshman class is Chimezie Nwabuebo with 42 hours. In the sophomore cl...

Students immerse in World Language Immersion Day

Students immerse in World Language Immersion Day

Sabina Ajjan and AJ Stevenson

November 15, 2017


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Spanish, French and Latin students came together on Stratford’s campus on Saturday, Nov. 11 and committed to speaking in their language for three hours on Language Immersion Day. Speaking in English resulted in a student losing the extra credit for their language class that they could receive from...

130 over 80: Students take blood pressure

130 over 80: Students take blood pressure

Sabina Ajjan and Kieran MacKinnon

November 14, 2017


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Stratford's HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) learn to take blood pressure from longtime Macon physician, Dr. Bill Brooks on Friday. Interested students watched the demonstration during break on Friday in the classroom of AP Biology teacher Mrs. Cason Wilkin.    ...

Akbar gets thumbs-up as headmaster for the day

Akbar gets thumbs-up as headmaster for the day

Arya Datta and Rania Akbar

November 11, 2017


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Omar Akbar was not going to let a cast get in the way of him being "Headmaster for the Day.'' Omar, a fourth-grader at Stratford, broke his thumb this past Sunday. On Wednesday, the 9-year-old got to be headmaster after his family won the highest bid during the "Teachers Treasures" silent auction as ...

Stratford salutes its veterans

Stratford salutes its veterans

AJ Stevenson, Ben Baxley

November 10, 2017


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Veterans put their lives in danger to keep us safe and this Saturday is the day where we say thank you for what they have done for us. You may know a veteran in your own life, but here at Stratford we have a few veterans of our own. Coach Walt Mays was in the Marines and served in Operation Desert...

Book Fair attracts all ages, interests

Book Fair attracts all ages, interests

EmmaJane Canady, Miller Cranford, Caris Weinberg, Gazebo Staff Writers

November 8, 2017


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Five named as National Merit Scholarship recipients

Five named as National Merit Scholarship recipients

Miller Cranford and Madeline Davis, Gazebo Staff Writers

November 7, 2017


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The National Merit Scholarship is a world-renowned award given to high school students. A student can become a recipient if they score in the first percentile on the PSAT their junior year. Stratford has five seniors who are recipients of this scholarship: Tejas Athni, Sean Shivdat, Mark Barrow, Saha...

Photo finish

Photo finish

Kaylee Jellum, Gazebo Assistant Editor

November 6, 2017


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Sophomore Matt Newberry is the winner in the faculty baby/child photo contest. “The lunch table where I sit is right next to the baby photos, so I decided to fill out a sheet,'' he said. " With the help of my friends we were able to fill in the answer sheet. I’m so surprised that I won.'' M...

Stratford rallies behind Middle School teacher

Stratford rallies behind Middle School teacher

Annika Brooks, EmmaJane Canady and Madeline Davis, Gazebo Staff Writers

November 2, 2017


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Mrs. Irene Whitaker could not wait to get back to the classroom and be with her students. After the loss of her home in a fire last week, the sixth-grade English teacher said, “There was no place I wanted to be more than Stratford.” Her house caught on fire. It may have started from a cigarette...

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