Cameron Nguyen, a student at Woodward North in Johns Creek has been a student of Tae Kwon Do since 2009, and on Saturday, April 13, Cameron earned his First Degree Black Belt. For this achievement, Cameron was required to pass more than 15 tests to earn 10 previous belts through demonstrations of physical skills and the breaking of countless boards, to participate in a leadership program, to give presentations on the tenets of this martial art and to write essays about how Tae Kwon Do has help make him a better person. In a few weeks, he will attend a ceremony where he will be presented with his own black belt embroidered with his name.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Woodward North fourth-grader Arya Meyer recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. Arya already plans to grow her hair out in order to donate again. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada, under age 21, suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Woodward North fifth-grader Rhea Niyyar recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Woodward North sixth grader Samantha Humphrey has competed in seven career triathlons. She recently competed in her fourth IronKids event, finishing 12th in her division. With her strong finish, Samantha helped her team, Multisport Explosion — an Alpharetta-based youth triathlon team — to a first place finish overall. Last weekend, Samantha finished sixth in the 11-12-year-old division of the Tri for Tourettes, a triathlon raising awareness and funding for Camp Twist and Shout at Camp Twin Lakes. She was the third place finisher for 11-year-olds. For more information on Woodward Academy, visit www.woodward.edu.
Monday, September 24, 2012
George Washington historian visits Johns Creek campus.
For the third consecutive year, Woodward Academy brought a historical reprisor to its Woodward North campus in Johns Creek. On Sept. 13-14, James Manship, a George Washington living historian, visited classes and attended the school’s annual President’s Dinner. Manship visited with elementary students at Woodward North and the Primary School, sharing the military strategies he used when he led the American colonies into their battle for independence against Great Britain. Manship also visited Upper School students in U.S. history classes. Manship has authored several books including, "Second to None: America’s Washington," and two plays about the life of George Washington. He graduated from Auburn University, after which he was …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Hans Meyer will represent Georgia.
Woodward North sixth grader Hans Meyer was selected for the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP). Hans will represent the state of Georgia in competition against other State Association ODP teams.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Malia Nelson finished high enough in her age group in the IronKids Triathlon to compete in the national championship.
Woodward North fourth-grader Malia Nelson qualified to compete nationally after finishing seventh in her age group in the IronKids Triathlon in Alpharetta on Sept. 16. Malia placed 7th overall in the 9-year-old girls’ category. As a top-ten finisher, Malia qualified to compete in the 2013 IronKids National Championship and got to meet one of her idols, Winter Vinecki, who started a non-profit organization to support prostate cancer research in memory of her father. More than 1,500 kids competed in the IronKids Triathlon. For more information on Woodward Academy, visit www.woodward.edu.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
School wins national award for book fair.
Woodward North was recently selected as a winner for the President's Award for Exceptional Performance for Decorations in the Fall 2011 Scholastic Book Fairs National Elementary School Contest. The Johns Creek school held its Rock and Read Book Fair last fall. Woodward North received 500 "Scholastic Dollars" to use toward the purchase of Scholastic books for the library.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Woodward North fourth grader Jason Guo was chosen as the third place winner in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2012. He will perform in a winners' recital Nov. 24 in New York City's Carnegie Hall. Jason was chosen from an extremely large field of applicants from more than 20 countries.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Woodward North fifth-grader Alexis Anglade won first place in her age category at the Y10 Women's Saber Division of the Super Youth Circuit Capitol Clash Fencing Competition in Washington D.C. on Feb. 5. The competition is one of the largest regional youth matches of the fencing season with more than 1,000 youth fencers from clubs and organizations from around the country in attendance. Alexis won the Jefferson Cup, which is a replica of the cup presented to Thomas Jefferson in 1806.