Class of 2015
The Advanced Academy of Georgia recently celebrated their nineteenth class of students at the annual Recognition Ceremony on April 11, 2015. This May these students will graduate from high schools across Georgia and beyond, several with the honors of Valedictorian, Salutatorian, or Star Student. The seniors ended their year with an average 3.68 GPA ready to enter schools across the US, including University of West Georgia, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Rensselaer Polytechnic University.
In her speech to the senior class, student Trisha Dalapati highlighted the diversity of the Academy students: "We have students from Spain and South Korea; passions ranging from coding to researching psychological invisibility and the effects of algae toxin on sea slugs. We have talents ranging from hunter jumping to African and Indian Classical dance. Our goals include business school, doctorates in English, and med school."
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Academy students presented their undergraduate research at several state and national conferences, one team winning the first prize in the nation at the National Social Sciences Association (NSSA) conference. They have won awards at UWG ranging from outstanding freshmen and sophomores at the Honors Convocation to awards in creative writing from the English Department. Academy Staff awarded the Beheruz N. Sethna Distinguished Leadership Award to two Class of 2015 students who exemplified top leadership ability, strong academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, dedication to the Academy community, and an excellent attitude: seniors Trisha Dalapati and LeeAnn Frank.
Reflecting on her time in the Advanced Academy, senior Ifeoluwa Duduyemi said, "coming to the University of West Georgia is truly one of the best decisions I have ever made." Ifeoluwa will continue at UWG as a Presidential Scholarship recipient.
Congratulations to the Advanced Academy Class of 2015!