Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Taking part Oct. 6 in a day of golf to support purchase of a new school bus for Sophia Academy, in Atlanta, are: left to right, back row, John Summers, George Grimes and Deacon Ed Krise; front row, Msgr. Hugh Marren, pastor of All Saints Church, Dunwoody, and Marie Corrigan, Sophia Academy founding director.


Sophia Academy drives for first school bus

Published November 27, 2014

ATLANTA—Sophia Academy held its “Eagles on the Green” Tournament on Oct. 6 and raised $6,500 toward a goal of $35,000 to purchase its first school bus.

The school is a Marist Catholic school, from preschool to high school, with an emphasis on small class sizes and specialized teaching, including the Orton-Gillingham reading and spelling approach. Founded in 1999 with 11 children by Marie Corrigan, to meet the learning needs of her own daughter, Sophia Academy was recognized as an independent Catholic school in the Atlanta Archdiocese in 2013.

The event at Heritage Golf began with blessings from Msgr. Hugh Marren, pastor of All Saints Church, in Dunwoody. The event was organized by a Sophia Academy parent, Jeff Henderson.

The winning team from Care Solutions was made up of golfers Jerold Bryant, Erica Goldthorp, Keith Bostick and Fred Jewell. The closest-to-the-pin winner was Erica Goldthorp and the longest drive was made by Jackie Janzen.