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Holy Innocents' Student Wins National NFL Wives' Award

Holy Innocents' Student Wins National NFL Wives' Award

Rachel McGovern, a member of the Class of 2015 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES), has been given a national Woman of Impact award by Off the Field, a national, nonprofit organization made up of NFL wives. The charitable group, which held its national conference in Atlanta April 23–26, recognized McGovern for her dedicated service with Girl Talk, an international mentoring program in which high school girls help middle school girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and value community service.

The graduating senior has been a member of the national Girl Talk board for three years, a leader for the Holy Innocents’ chapter of Girl Talk, and a counselor at the Girl Talk summer camp, Project Inside Out. She will be the camp’s co-director in June.

Sciencepalooza: Science fun for everyone

Sciencepalooza: Science fun for everyone

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Computerized turtle races, demonstrations with 3D printers, and virtual reality experiences were just some of the events featured at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School's (HIES) Sciencepalooza April 21.

The 3-year-old event, designed to kindle an interest in science careers and hobbies among Upper-Schoolers, included demonstrations this year on: Crime Scene Investigation techniques involving blood spatter and fingerprinting; the science of baseball; and rocket-launching. Students rotated through the presentations, hands-on activities, and booths, following their own interests.

Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Atlanta photographer, author, and patron of the arts Lucinda Weil Bunnen brings her special view of the world to Holy Innocents’ Ventulett Gallery on Thursday, April 23. The public is invited to a reception with refreshments from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this one exhibition, Bunnen will share works from two of her collections: “2010 Patzcuaro, Mexico” and “2012 Havana, Cuba.”

Bunnen is known in the Atlanta area, particularly, for The Lucinda Weil Bunnen Photography Gallery, which opened at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art last year. Her works have been on display at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Smithsonian. And her collections have also been shown in national, international, and regional juried shows such as: “Atlanta Artists in Buenos Aires” in Argentina; “Atlanta in France” in Toulouse, France; and “New Southern Photography: Between Myth and Reality” at the Burden Gallery in New York City. 

Holy Innocents' students honored by Governor's Honors

Holy Innocents' students honored by Governor's Honors

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Elizabeth Kendrick and Elizabeth Serafen will head to Valdosta State University this summer to attend the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP)— Kendrick to study science, and Serafen, French.

The two Holy Innocents’ rising seniors were selected for the four-week, residential summer program for gifted and talented students, which runs June 21—July 18. Rising junior Isabelle Smith will serve as an alternate in French.

For four consecutive weeks, the young women will spend mornings in their major areas of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom. Evenings will be filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.

Fulton County seeks future leaders

Fulton County seeks future leaders

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Department of Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Children and Youth is recruiting high school students with interest and/or future aspirations in the areas of community development, law, public policy, political office, debate and much more.

Selected students will be involved in planning the economic, legislative, and social future of youth. Program participants will work directly with local elected officials and state legislators to identify potential solutions for issues that affect the quality of life in Fulton County. 

Holy Innocents' school nurse named National Nurse of the Year

Holy Innocents' school nurse named National Nurse of the Year

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Families at Holy Innocents’ Episocopal School know what a special caregiver they have in Lower and Middle School Nurse Tammy Green. Now the rest of the country does, too. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has named Nurse Green as the 2015 Outstanding Private and Parochial School Nurse of the Year!

NASN gives the award to an individual who goes above and beyond to build a safe and healthy school environment, utilizes the most current research and resources, and displays effective leadership in his or her role. The organization’s stated mission is, “To advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe, and ready to learn.”

Since she joined Holy Innocents’ in 1999, Green has done all this and more.

Holy Innocents' 'Lent Madness' raises thousands for Horizons

Holy Innocents' 'Lent Madness' raises thousands for Horizons

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Episcopal Church has a tradition of donating money saved during Lent (the 40 days before Easter) to a special cause. Timothy Seamans, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) Lower School Chaplain, added a twist to that tradition by having first through fifth-grade homerooms compete to see who could raise the most money in a new annual event called Lent Madness.

This year, the students raised a whopping $6,800! The recipient will be the Horizons Program for economically disadvantaged children, a community-centered, education program that operates outside the traditional school year. Horizons’ long-term program offers students deep engagement and opportunities to help put them on a path to success, both in school and in life.

“Lent Madness certainly sparked a spirit of generosity with the students,” said Lower School Principal Terri Potter. “They were thrilled to help the Horizons students have books and other resources they may need.”