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November 2, 2023

Seven Hills named to AP School Honor Roll

The Seven Hills School earned a place on the AP School Honor Roll for the 2022-23 school year.

The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools that have done outstanding work to welcome more students into AP courses, support them on the path to college success, and maximize college readiness.

Seven Hills offers 17 AP courses and 189 students took 421 AP exams in May 2023. Ninety-three percent of the students earned a college-qualifying score of 3 or higher.

“We are so proud of our students’ performance on last spring’s APs. They really distinguished themselves,” Director of College Counseling Susan Marrs said.

To qualify for the AP School Honor Roll, 40% or more of the graduating class must have taken at least one AP exam, 25% of the class must have scored a 3 or higher on at least one exam, and 2% of the class must have taken five or more exams, with at least one of those exams being during their freshman or sophomore year so that students are spreading their AP experience across grade levels.

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Nine students named National Merit Commended Scholars, three receive College Board Awards

Nine students were named National Merit Commend Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Congrats to Isabelle Anthony, Megha Gaitonde, Gavin Isakov, Rishi Mittal, Riley Moser, Anish Patil, Rex Shaffer, Margaret Tenney, and Gabrielle Walker. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition that honors academically talented U.S. high school students. Students qualify for recognition in the National Merit program with their scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

Three students received National Recognition Awards from College Board. Nathaniel Campos received the National African American Recognition Award and the National Hispanic Recognition Award. Grace Dunsonreceived the National Hispanic Recognition Award. Kaeden Iyoha received the National African American Recognition Award.

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Upper Celebrates Halloween

Halloween festivities were in full swing at the Upper School. Advisories competed against each other with a door decorating contest during the days leading up to Halloween. On Oct. 31, the all-school meeting included mummy wrapping of teachers, pumpkin bowling, a costume relay race, and a costume contest for the funniest, scariest, most creative, and best group contest. Congrats to all the winners and Happy Halloween!

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Upper Welcomed Alumni Speaker

Peter Wojda ’06 was the second speaker in this year’s Alumni Speaker Series , and spoke to the entire Upper School  student body in The Schiff Center during a student-led Q&A panel early last week. Wojda discussed the strong foundation he gained from Seven Hills, his current position as the general manager of the North America Fulton Market Group, and the value of finding your own path.
 
During lunch, Wojda met with the entrepreneurship class and answered questions about attending business school, working in the food industry during the height of the pandemic in America, and more.

 

The Alumni Speaker Series is part of an ongoing celebrations of 50th anniversary of the merger to form The Seven Hills School.

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Equity Council hosts retreat

The Upper School Equity Council hosted its on-campus retreat on Oct. 11 to talk about its plans and goals for the school year.

The Equity Council is a student-led leadership organization designed to educate and empower the Seven Hills community on the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The students must apply for a position on the council, and Upper School Diversity Coordinator Amaris White oversees the council.

The Equity Council is made up of sophomores Samantha Allison, Sabrina Donovan, Lily Plum Gartenlaub, Chinmay Machavaram, and Davion Washington; juniors Areej Arif, Saxon Lackey, Shlok Mehta, Mariella Miller, Ahalya Nambiar, Roman Russo, and Keliang Yao; and seniors Aleesha Adhami, Lina Asfaw, Magnolia Fan, Ria Mitta, Kaiya Park, Phoebe Rubenstein, Lidya Tesfaye, and Nathan Walker.

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