Published July 23, 2015
ATLANTA—Sophia Academy held in late May its annual end of the year honors day awards. Sophia Academy was founded to serve students with learning differences and utilizes small class sizes, multisensory teaching and personal learning plans. Sophia Academy is a Marist school.
One of the most prestigious awards, the Corrigan Family Scholarship Award, was established by alumni parent and trustee Jane Brown. It is a tribute to the Corrigans for founding the school. The award went to eighth-grader James Kilpatrick for demonstrating the most overall improvement.
The Eagle Award, which is given to the student who exemplifies Christian character, was awarded to seventh-grader Kemi Akanle.
The Eagle Spirit awards are given to the students who exhibit school spirit and radiate that special enthusiasm which inspires others. This year’s winners were first-grader Taylor Platenburg, third-grader Sofia Mezzio and seventh-grader Katie Hood.
At a separate evening ceremony for high school students and their families, students received academic, citizenship and spirit awards. The President’s Award for Educational Excellence was given to ninth-grader Christian Rodriguez and the President’s Award for Academic Achievement was given to 11th-grader Will McInerny. The Eagle Spirit Award in high school as well as the American Citizenship Award went to 11th-grader Noelle Ford.
The NASET (National Association of Special Education Teachers) Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award was given to first-grade teacher Brandy Graham.