Bryce made an impression on the first day of the term! He reached out to introduce himself and ask questions about the course and the assignments. Since then he has proven himself to be a consistent, exceptional student. Bryce is a very motivated student who shows great initiative and determination. He takes AP courses with GaVS and he is a junior at Bainbridge High School. He enjoys powerlifting and hip hop and enjoys staying up-to-date with politics. He is an exemplary GaVS student.
Jamal made a very positive impression the first day of the term! He is a respectful, mature and academically gifted student. His work is consistently exemplary and he attends our synchronous sessions each week, contributing to the meetings each week. He intends to attend Rice University in the fall and double major in Political Science and Business with a minor in Global Health. His career goal is to become a civil rights attorney. Jamal is a 2021 Coca-Cola Scholar having been chosen as one of 150 scholars out of nearly 100,000 applicants nationwide. Jamal is a well-rounded, articulate, determined student who also is personable and interesting. He contributes to the class and is an asset to GaVS. I can't say enough good things about him!
Meet Mari Kate
To say Mari Kate is well-rounded is an understatement! While enrolled in advanced courses with GAVS, she has found a way to maintain involvement in numerous organizations and hobbies. Mari Kate is a founding member of a girls’ troop of Scouts BSA, and currently the Senior Patrol Leader in charge of the troop. She is on track to attain the status of Eagle in a short three years. In addition, she is a member of an all-girls First Tech Challenge robotics team which has gone to state every year. Her role with the team involves integration. Most of the time she works on building the robot, but whenever programming or CAD needs help, she is the one they go to. During her extremely limited free time, Mari Kate takes ballet class once a week, and also piano lessons every week. She is also in the process of writing a fantasy novel. She hopes to someday be satisfied with the book enough to get it published. Mari Kate has successfully completed a challenging course-load at GAVS, provided leadership to her Scouts BSA troop, contributed to a winning robotics team, and honed several fine arts skills which includes authoring her own book.
¡Bienvenido al escenario Antonio, eres nuestro estudiante estrella! Estamos muy orgullosos de tí, reconocemos tus esfuerzos y la buena actitud que pones en tus estudios diariamente. Felicitaciones de todo el aquipo de la escuela de Georgia Virtual!
-Profesora Ingrid Suarez
Welcome to the stage Antonio, you are our star student! We are very proud of you and we recognize your hard work and great attitude that you put in your school work every day! Congratulations from our team at GAVS!
Our GAVS teacher, Profesora Ingrid Suarez, raves about her Spanish I student, Antonio. She says Antonio is a very polite student with a true love of learning the Spanish language along with a sincere commitment to excellence. He always turns in assignments on time and proofreads extensively to ensure that his work is accurate and complete. In order to improve his Spanish speaking skills, he watches television shows in Spanish and listens to Spanish music on his own time. In the two semesters Antonio has taken Spanish with Profesora Suarez, he has never missed a single weekly synchronous chat session! Antonio also participated in the GAVS World Language Speaking Event in Fall 2014 and did a fantastic job!
Being a leader often means being an innovator and creating solutions to fit that need where one did not previously exist. For Katrina Winnett, that has certainly proven to be true. As a homeschool student who takes courses with Georgia Virtual School, Katrina worked with teachers and advisors to launch the first virtual chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, while also serving as Vice President. She saw the students’ needs to be involved beyond regular courses and a great opportunity to participate in an important learning experience.
Her persistence and participation paid off and in 2013, Katrina competed and placed in the National FBLA competition in Anaheim and after again placing in the State FBLA competition this spring, she will travel again to the National FBLA competition in Nashville in June.
But she didn’t stop there. Katrina noticed that young people weren’t as educated as they could be about food safety and restaurant safety ratings. As part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project, she created a website with resources, lessons, videos and more to better educate families, called, “No A? Walk Away!”
Katrina is excited to have been accepted into her “dream school,” Pepperdine University, in Malibu, California starting Fall 2014 as an Intercultural Communication and Nonprofit Management major.