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|World Events Themes
Social Studies chair Lorrie Scott has announced the World Events themes for the next two years.
Sub-topics for 2013 will be available soon.
|Future Nationals Sites
The next three AGLOA National Tournaments are set as follows.
To better lead the organization into the future, AGLOA has revised its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws as of May 1, 2012.
The AGLOA Board of Directors now consists of seven members.
Under the Board of Directors will be three councils. Members of the Board of Directors will be ex-officio (not-voting) members of all councils.
|New Areas Represented at Nationals
Two Outstanding Educators awards were presented at the Nationals in West Virginia last month.
Six students received Outstanding Senior awards at Nationals.
In the months to come, we will profile these outstanding sponsors and seniors, starting below.
2012 Outstanding Senior: Kathleen Huntzicker
Those words began Priya Menon’s nomination letter for her friend and teammate. Priya continued.
Priya lost her dread as she got to know Kathleen better.
Kathleen played Academic Games eight years at Tappan Middle School and then Huron High School in Ann Arbor, MI. The 2012 National Tournament was her seventh.
Her list of national championships is lengthy.
Still, no one becomes an Outstanding Senior just by being a great player. Eric Nelson explained Kathleen’s indispensable contribution to Academic Games in Ann Arbor.
Kathleen has decided to attend Brown University in Providence, RI.
2012 Outstanding Educator: Ryan Gregoire
Ryan Gregoire now belongs to that elite subclass of AGLOA Outstanding Educator award winners – those who also won Outstanding Senior awards. Ryan won the latter honor four years ago in St. Bernard Parish, LA where he began coaching while still at Chalmette High. Some of the same facts that helped him win the senior award contributed to his selection in the educator category this year.
From the form nominating him:
He has continued to coach these last four years while attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Under Ryan’s tutelage, St. Bernard teams and individuals have won numerous top three awards at nationals. One of his players, Zachary Hall, explains.
While at Nationals, Ryan revealed he was leaning toward attending Tulane Law School in New Orleans, which would put him closer should he find time – as you know he will – to continue coaching.
Down Memory Lane
This month’s feature is a quiz that tests how observant you’ve been at National Tournaments in reading what’s on the t-shirts of participants. Match each high school with its nickname.