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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Mill Springs Academy Congratulates the Class of 2018

Success in School ... Success in Life

Alpharetta, GA – May 12, 2018 – Mill Springs Academy is proud to announce the graduating Class of 2018. Our Valedictorian is Mr. Andrew Henry Maichle and the Salutatorian is Mr. Andrew Richard Border. Now that they have had success in school, it is time for them to feel success in life! Congratulations to the following list of graduates:

  • Jonathan Gregory Abram
  • Sophie Katherine Bonds
  • Andrew Richard Border - Salutatorian
  • Trevor Derek Bush
  • Reid Blake Cohen
  • Matthew Dean Cowart
  • Matthew Thomas Dalluge
  • Christopher Raymond Espinosa Jr
  • Nathan Lewis Foster
  • Connor Dale Gluth
  • Elizabeth Susan Goodhew
  • Elizabeth Marie Harris
  • Matthew Joseph Haverland
  • Joshua Zachary Katz
  • Kevin Igor Kemple
  • Jessica Danielle Kornheiser
  • Andrew Henry Maichle - Valedictorian
  • Jacob Anthony Martin
  • Carly Grace Mulligan
  • Sean Michael Nemesh
  • Paige Lynn Norris
  • Jose Ramon Olivieri
  • Casey Allan Purser
  • Wayne Dale Reid III
  • Connor Jacob Samsky
  • Kiyah Paige Sherman
  • Steven Sergei Slaymaker
  • Noah Michael Terpstra
  • Emily Grace Van Aken
  • Parker Lucas Weyant
They have been accepted to the following schools/programs (* denotes schools/programs students confirmed they plan attending):
  • Appalachian State University*
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance*
  • Auburn University
  • Beacon College
  • Berry College*
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • Brevard College*
  • Carpe Diem*
  • Clemson University*
  • Coastal Carolina University*
  • College of Charleston*
  • Dean College*
  • Eckerd College
  • Elon University
  • Emory and Henry College
  • Flagler College
  • Furman University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Film Academy*
  • Georgia Southern University*
  • Georgia State University*
  • Georgia State Perimeter College
  • Goucher College*
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • University of Hawaii
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Kennesaw State University*
  • LaGrange College
  • Lanier Technical College*
  • Lynchburg College
  • Lynn University
  • Marshall University
  • Marymount University
  • Marist College
  • McDaniel College
  • Merrimack College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Oglethorpe University*
  • Reinhardt University*
  • Savannah College of Art and Design*
  • Tusculum College
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Georgia*
  • University of Mississippi*
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina – Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Georgia*
  • University of Scranton*
  • University of South Carolina*
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga*
  • University of Utah*
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Young Harris College*

MSA Students Talk to Astronauts on ISS

Mill Springs Academy Students Talk to Astronauts on International Space Station

Amateur Radio Connects Students and Crew as ISS Orbits Overhead

Alpharetta, GA – April 24, 2018 – Students at Mill Springs Academy (MSA) will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) via Amateur Radio. Our window of contact will be Thursday, May 3 at 11:47am. We will be speaking with NASA Astronaut Scott D. Tingle who has been on the ISS since December. The entire MSA community will gather in the school's gym. This chat between the orbiting astronaut and the students at Mill Springs will last only about 10 minutes since that is the length of time the International Space Station will be in the air space above Mill Springs.(The ISS travels at about 17,500 miles per hour.)

We have extended an invitation to Joe Lockwood, Mayor of Milton, as well as to several schools in the area including: Hopewell Middle, Whitewater High, Fulton Academy of Science and Technology (FAST), and Swift School. If you are interested in having your group participate in this event, please contact PreUpper Science Teacher Martha Muir (mmuir@millsprings.org) for additional information.

Amateur radio is part of an enrichment class at Mill Springs Academy. The 'hams' at MSA have formed an official amateur radio club. This activity is part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative.

Members of the local amateur radio club, the North Fulton Amateur Radio League (NFARL), have been very helpful in helping to develop MSA's radio program and will be responsible for the technical arrangements for this event. They will also set up a series of educational activities related to amateur radio for students and guest to get involved with before and/or after the actual ARISS radio contact.

About Mill Springs Academy

Mill Springs Academy is a values-based educational community dedicated to the academic, physical and social growth of those students who have not realized their full potential in traditional classroom settings. Visit www.millsprings.org for more information and get timely updates about our school via Twitter (@millspringsacad) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Mill-Springs-Academy/53441501524).

About ARISS

An ARISS Radio Contact is a joint project of NASA, AMSAT, and the ARRL. NASA is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. AMSAT is the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation and has its focus on education and the development of Amateur Radio on space research and communication. ARRL is the American Radio Relay League, the national organization for Amateur Radio in this country. ARISS programs excite and motivate students in a one-of-a-kind presentation and exchange.

For more information contact:
Cheri Harwood, Communications Director, 770-360-1336

Address: Mill Springs Academy, 13660 New Providence Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Website: www.millsprings.org

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MSA Hosts Indigo Girls

Alpharetta, GA – March 10, 2017 – Mill Springs Academy (MSA) had the privilege of hosting the Grammy-Award winning, Georgia native Indigo Girls in a private music collaboration. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are a folk rock music duo who volunteered their time to come perform for and with our students. In between the sets of the Indigo Girls, we were entertained by six MSA soloists, a quartet, and the cast of our upcoming "Singin' in the Rain, Jr." production, at our very first Music Fest. As the grand finale, students Cartwright Ayres, Journey Falco, Collins Losson, and Addison Monette had the opportunity to sing along with the duo for their signature number "Closer to Fine." Before the concert the Indigo Girls were presented with beautiful pieces of pottery that were created by the students specifically for this event. Our very own Mayor of Milton, Joe Lockwood, welcomed the crowd along with our Headmaster, Robert W. Moore. Janet Ford, Director of Fine Arts at Mill Springs stated, "We were very excited to be able to hold this event under the stars in our awesome new amphitheater!"

Pictured: Students Addison Monette, Journey Falco, Cartwright Ayres, and Collins Losson flanked by The Indigo Girls - Emily Saliers and Amy Ray

Alpharetta, GA – May 7, 2016 – Mill Springs Academy is proud to announce the graduating Class of 2016, our largest graduating class to date. Our Valedictorian is Mr. Neil Bingham Jensen and the Salutatorian is Mr. Jeremy Rex Border. Now that they have had success in school, it is time for them to feel success in life! Congratulations to the following list of graduates which indicates their choice of college for the fall as well:

  • Nathan Andrew Beard – Kennesaw State University
  • Caroline Blair Berman – Kennesaw State University
  • Caroline Ansley Bonds – Kennesaw State University
  • Jeremy Rex Border – Oxford at Emory
  • Matthew Alexander Boyer – Gwinnett Technical College
  • Thomas Stephens Cheek III – Young Harris College
  • Jacob Edison Cutchin – Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Joseph Ross Dalton – Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Sophia Elizabeth Davis – Reinhardt University
  • Alexander Stuart Diaz – University of West Georgia
  • Andrew Scott Dickerson – Young Harris College
  • Hayden William Draycott – Oglethorpe University
  • Emily Katheryn Estes – Young Harris College
  • Alexander Caruso Gonzales – Young Harris College
  • Keaton Jackson Graves - Undecided
  • Alexander Stephen Hain – LEAP Program
  • Gwyneth Madeline Hummel-Levy – Full Sail University, FL
  • Ashley Nicole Hyman – Kennesaw State University
  • Neil Bingham Jensen – Rollins College, FL
  • Russell Alan Jones – Kennesaw State University
  • Bailey Christopher Kiser – US Air Force
  • Rachel Anne Lamp'l – Midway University, KY
  • Nicholas Paul Landy – Lanier Technical College
  • Garrett Cullan McCarthy – Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Brandon Kyle McCormick – Berry College
  • Thomas Kelly Moore – University of North Georgia
  • Samuel William North – Undecided
  • Austin Gray Palmore – Gwinnett Technical College
  • Alexander Robert Parman – Kennesaw State University
  • Dylan Charles Porper – Atlanta Institute of Music & Media
  • Alyssa Maria Quatela – Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Matthew Randolph Rankin – Appalachian State University, NC
  • John Destin Ray – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Rachel Kaelin Robertson – Young Harris College
  • Griffin Bertrand Rudd – Beacon College, FL
  • Cameron Walker Schrader – Kennesaw State University
  • Timothy Mikell Schultheis – Young Harris College
  • Emma Renee Searing – Young Harris College
  • Alexander Evan Silverman – Columbia College, IL
  • Wesley Charles Site – Young Harris College
  • Marshall Andrew Stoddart – Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Liam Patrick Symonds – Berry College
  • Joseph Trevor Tencza – Utah Valley University
  • Nicole Taylor Thomas – Piedmont College
  • William Leon Treace – Georgia State University
  • Adam Ray Warmouth – Reinhardt University
  • Haley Marie Williams – High Point University, NC
  • James Carlyle York – Gwinnett Technical College