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POSTED: April 11, 2011 1:30 a.m.

The Notre Dame Glee Club delivered an a cappella program of sacred, secular and contemporary music at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville. Recognized as one of the finest all-male collegiate choral groups in the country, the University of Notre Dame Glee Club visited Atlanta during its spring tour of the Southeast.

The Choral group is 60 members strong and three of the singers are alumni of Lakeview Academy: Brian Scully (Class of 2010), Tim Scully (’08) and Austin Atherton (’09).

The Scullys were part of the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Chorus several times. As members of the Lakeview Quartet, they placed first at the Georgia Literary Meet. Brian won second place as Men’s Soloist at the 2009 Regional Literary Meet.

Atherton started singing his sophomore year in high school when his friends and a teacher urged him to audition for the school musical. He discovered he had talent and enjoyed performing. Singing in the Lakeview Quartet together with Brian and Tim Scully, he won several State Literary Meet awards. He also won Top Male Soloist in 2009.

 

Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC team finished as the State Overall Team Runner-up at the 2011 Georgia AFJROTC State Drill Meet for the first time in the history of the school. "We have had only one "Top 3" finish in a category at the state, and to not only take first in a category, but to finish No. 2 overall is amazing," said Major Bryan Watson, team instructor.

Christian Edens led the armed drill team to a first place finish in that category. After taking command of the team less than 2 weeks ago, Edens was faced with making some team changes in the last week before the meet. In addition, the team finished fourth in the inspection category.

Team members were: Juliann Watson, Lance Wilson, Carlos Mendoza, Dominick Stanziale, Noah Vincent, Carlos Marte, Jordan Bailey, Nichole Ramey, Maribel Rodriguez, Taylor Bailey, Rachael Maxwell and Ryan Romano.

After receiving the trophy for the team, Edens was called back up again and awarded the State Champion Armed Drill Team Commander trophy. "I couldn’t have done this without my teammate’s hard work," stated Edens.

The unarmed drill team took the floor led by Lance Wilson and finished second in the unarmed drill category and sixth in the inspection category. Juliann Watson led the unarmed color guard team of Savannah Bailey, Maribel Rodriguez and Rachael Maxwell to a second place finish.

 

Henry A. Leeuwenburg IV

received the No. 1 nomination from Senator Johnny Isakson and a nomination from Congressman Tom Graves to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Leeuwenburg, son of Drew Leeuwenburg of Gainesville, was offered appointment and has accepted.

This year 78 junior and senior high students at Old Suwanee Christian School in Buford competed in 60 events. OSCS students placed in a total of 19 individual events and 7 group events. Students attending OSCS represent Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Barrow, and Forsyth counties. Ten students will be competing in the American Association of Christian Schools National Competition April 12-14.



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