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Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Mill Springs Academy is incredibly proud to announce the graduation of the Class of 2019. Our Valedictorian is Madison McCall Hahn and our Salutatorian is Emily Marie Kane. Now that they have success in school, it is time for them to feel success in life!

Congratulations to the following students:

Kaitlin Rose BolanderSamantha Rose HortonAlexander Dale Orred
Brennan Lee BursteinJack Henry HurtsellersAnthony Michael Papasidero
Jintapa Ferguson ButlerEmily Sarah HymanRobert John Papasidero
Peter Patrick CookAndrew Charles JonesCole Hunter Reed
Garrett James CutchinEmily Marie KaneStephanie Grace Schneider
Quinton Thomas DayChristian James KelmVijay Durant Shah
Joshua Lane DrewMiles Joseph KirbyAnna Therese Soriano
Nicole Alexandra Liang FongAllison Louise KogoyRobert Nicholas Tate
Jacobi Alexander GarrettThomas Junha KwonNolan Howard Waits
Lauren Isabel GomezAmy Casteel Lamp'lChristopher Miles Walker
Madison McCall HahnAndrew Harrison LibanMax Devlin Woods
Michael William HealeyAddison Grace Monette
Siobhan Frances Thorpe HightowerEli Scott Musgrave

They have been accepted to the following schools/programs (* denotes schools/programs students confirmed they plan attending):

Agnes Scott College*Georgia State UniversityRollins College
Appalachian State UniversityGwinnett Technical College*Rutgers University
Athens Technical CollegeHigh Point UniversitySaint Mary of the Woods
Auburn University
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
James Madison UniversityStetson University*
Barry UniversityKennesaw State University*Toccoa Falls College*
Belmont Abbey CollegeLanier Technical College*Troy University
Berry College*Lynn UniversityUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Bluefield CollegeManhattanville CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Boston UniversityMaryland Institute College of Art*University of Central Arkansas
Brevard College*Mercer UniversityUniversity of Dayton
Chatham University*Middle Tennessee State UniversityUniversity of Georgia
Coastal Carolina UniversityNew College of FloridaUniversity of Miami*
Coker CollegeNortheastern UniversityUniversity of North Georgia*
College of Coastal Georgia*Oglethorpe UniversityUniversity of Oregon
Dalton State College*Old Dominion UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga*
Flagler CollegeUniversity of MississippiValdosta State University
Furman UniversityOregon StateWest Virginia University
Georgia College & State UniversityPiedmont College*Young Harris College
Georgia Southern UniversityPresbyterian College
Georgia State Perimeter College*Reinhardt University*


Mill Springs Academy Holds Signing Ceremony

Mill Springs Academy Holds Signing Ceremony

Alli Kogoy Chooses Brevard College

Alpharetta, GA – January 25, 2019 – Mill Springs Academy (MSA) celebrates with senior, Alli Kogoy as she chooses to attend Brevard College in Brevard, NC. Alli has been an outstanding student athlete and competed in a number of sports at MSA including tennis, volleyball, and cross-country. She has been on the varsity tennis team since her career at MSA began in Middle School. Some of her accomplishments:

  • Won Atlanta Athletic Conference (AAC), singles and doubles championship,
  • She made it to Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region and State finals,
  • Finalist as a cross country team member in the AAC,
  • Volleyball champion in the AAC, and
  • Named team "MVP" five years running

Alli is a positive leader in and out of the classroom. "She is willing to embrace and support teammates even those who are just starting to play tennis for the first time and you can see the joy she has competing with and against her peers. Alli's positive contribution is contagious and sincere and she will truly be missed. I believe she will be an asset wherever she goes," stated Athletic Director James Sampson.

Coach Nellie Jackson commented that, "As tennis coaches, Vaidehi and I are in awe of Alli's tenacity, athleticism, and guts during competition. Alli only wants to play her best. She inspires others to work just as hard and brings out the very best in her team." We wish all the best for her future with Brevard College.

Pictured Left to Right: Andrew Kogoy - her dad, James Sampson - Athletic Director, her tennis coaches - Nellie Jackson and Vaidehi Rallapalli, Lori Kogoy - her mom, and Robert Moore – Mill Springs Academy Headmaster. Front Center – Alli Kogoy.

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 ( 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 for more information and get timely updates about our school via Twitter (@millspringsacad) and Facebook (


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



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