Volume 12, Issue 13
ALL INVITED TO TONIGHT'S FUN MATH EVENT

Family Math Night is this evening from 5:30-7:00 in our dining hall. All are welcome to stop in for just a bit or you can join us for the entire time. Participate in number talks, play math games, have a snack, read some math books, and leave with ideas for ongoing at-home math fun for the whole family! 
"RENT" SETS NEW BAR FOR SPRING MUSICALS

It's difficult to put into words just how unbelievably good this year's spring musical was. From the multi-level set, to the live music, to the ambitious choreography, to the incredible singing performances, to being just the second high school in Central Ohio to stage RENT, this was a courageous undertaking on so many levels. The crowd response from each of the three shows was astounding, and the reviews on social media have been glowing. In addition to these second-act highlights from opening night, you can watch the teaser scene from upper school assembly and read The Academy Life's recap to get a sense of why everyone is raving about it!
     
ALL DAY 4 CA EXCEEDS HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS

Thank you for another record-breaking #AllDay4CA! In just 25 hours, 1,054 Vikings from 30 states and three countries came together to raise $496,390 for our amazing school, faculty and students. Congratulations to these classes that had the most donors in their division and decade: Grades 3, 6 & 11; Classes of 1945 & 1948 (tie), 1955, 1960, 1976, 1981 & 1989 (tie), 1999, 2007, 2012 and a special shoutout to 2018 for leading amongst our college classes.
PACA PRESENTS: BACKSTAGE PASS

Enjoy a "Director's Circle" event with orchestra director David Wong and upper school art teacher David Block from 6:00-6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. This event in the Morris Hall Arts Gallery will lead into that evening's MS/US Orchestra Concert and is for adults only because beer and wine will be served. Mr. Wong and Mr. Block will spotlight the creative process of developing student ensembles and creating student art shows. You'll have the opportunity to peruse the Senior Art Show display while there and mingle with fellow arts lovers. Then, head to the Dining Hall for the concert! Bringing your kids to the orchestra performance? CASE childcare is available for $5 per child. Your children will be treated to pizza and games while you enjoy mingling with fellow CA parents and faculty. Please note that children over the age of 12 are not able to use CASE, but worry not! There will be games available for older children just outside the event to keep them entertained.
ANNA LINDER'S QUARTET WINS NATIONAL COMPETITION

The DAJJ Quarter, featuring Columbus Academy freshman Anna Linder as first violinist, won the prestigious Young Chamber Musicians Competition in North Carolina this past weekend as well as the People's Choice Award for cash prizes totaling $4,500. Her quartet has also qualified for the live quarterfinal round of the famous Fischoff Competition, the nation's largest chamber music contest May 10-12 at the University of Notre Dame. As the winner of this year's New Albany Symphony Orchestra Student Concerto Competition, Anna will be playing a violin solo during NASO's "Viva, Italia" concert at 3:00 p.m. on April 28 at the McCoy Center (watch her promotional video). In the January contest, Academy students claimed the top two spots with sophomore Tara Alahakoon earning runner-up honors.
SOHAM JOSHI TAKES TOP PRIZE IN GLOBAL CONTEST

Research by Columbus Academy freshman Soham Joshi won first place and a $1,000 prize in a global competition that involved more than 500 students from around the world! Soham's project, called Aqua Aeri, harnesses the power of water condensation while also reducing eWaste. He calls it a social enterprise to provide sustainable and affordable basic water needs to everyone.
CHLOE GOUHIN EARNS SILVER AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Columbus Academy fencing phenom Chloe Gouhin (center) led Team USA's six-person men's and women's saber squad by winning a silver medal at this month's Cadet World Championships in Torun, Poland! "It's just a good ending to a chaotic season that's been an emotional roller coaster for me," said Chloe in a USA Fencing article chock-full of thoughtful quotes by our sophomore from Blacklick. "Obviously I wanted first today, but it feels really good to be up there on the podium." 
ROBOTICS TEAMS REACH NATIONAL FINALS

 
Both of Columbus Academy's teams competing at this past weekend's National Robotics Challenge in Marion reached the finals of the Robo Hockey event! The squad consisting of juniors Mark Carroll, Ashton Cofer, Jacob Liu and Aniv Ray won the Silver Award for finishing second and also was nominated by the judges for the Honda Innovation Award. Meanwhile, sophomore teammates Will Duncan and Jake Podgurski placed fourth in the national finals! Both teams were coached by upper school science teacher Tom DeVore.
SPRING GALA 2019: THE ICONIC 80S

PACA is bringing all things 80s to our campus! Come break it down with the Reaganomics and travel back in time to the sounds of your beloved 80s anthems. Dust off your high-tops and wear your funky fresh hair! We've got the mixtape and boom box so, like, totally be there!
 
Saturday, May 11
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Dining Hall
YEARBOOK REQUEST FOR SENIOR PAGES

Senior Pages for the yearbook are due by 3:20 p.m. on Friday, May 3. All members of our Class of 2019 have written instructions and a video tutorial for how to create their page. Optional senior headshots are due by May 31, and we prefer them to be sent digitally. Please direct any questions and the photos to yearbook advisor Laura Miller at millerl@columbusacademy.org.
ARTS & MUSIC SCENE

A group of our upper-schoolers went through docent training from The Columbus Museum of Art in early March to learn the basics of leading guests through an interactive tour of art exhibits. Madeline Proctor, Cassidy Jones, Rosie Gruber and Bea Sull then had the opportunity to lead our kindergartners in guided walks through the Morris Hall Art Gallery, as pieces from the French Leave Collective and nationally known artist Aminah Robinson were on display. A special thanks to fine arts department chair Pedro Mena and his entire department for partnering with The Columbus Museum of Art for this unique opportunity!
   
COLLEGE COUNSELING NOTE

Hear from six of the world's top research universities during an upcoming public event here in Central Ohio. Representatives from The George Washington University, The University of Miami, New York University, Northeastern University, Southern Methodist University and Tulane University will be at the Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square (75 E State St, Columbus 43215) for a joint information session starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. 
SERVICE LEARNING

On Monday, April 22, our student-run Service Board will be hosting a Blood Drive in the school's athletic entrance from 1:30-7:00 p.m. During the latest January Blood Drive, 25 students registered to donate, and since school will not be in session for the upcoming drive as it is on a professional development day, parents are encouraged to step up to the challenge and try to top that number. Please help in spreading the word. Remember, each pint of blood has the potential to save up to three lives. 
SPORTS REPORT

Our first Senior Night of the spring is this evening right after the 5:30pm varsity girls lacrosse game against Wellington on Hondros Field! The remaining senior-night celebrations will be April 23 for track & field, May 1 for boys tennis, May 6 for baseball and May 9 for boys lacrosse.
 
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