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SCHOOL Watch DOGS Volunteer at Dolvin Elementary

Dolvin Elementary School has begun a new program, Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students), in which fathers volunteer in the school for the entire day. The dads interact with students in many ways, such as helping at carpool, being a cafeteria monitor, reading in classrooms, assisting in P.E., etc. The program is designed to promote positive male role models in the school.

Autrey Mill Middle Hosts Multi-Cultural Night

The 10th Annual Multi-Cultural Night at Autrey Mill Middle School (AMMS) celebrated the cultural diversity of the school and promoted cultural understanding. More than 20 different countries were represented with cultural displays of photographs, maps and artifacts distinct to that culture, foods unique to each country, and musical entertainment that included dance and instrumental performances. At the school’s entrance were 26 origami cranes displayed in honor of the recent victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Katherine Shin and Clara Davis, eighth-grade students at Autrey Mill Middle School, participate in the school’s 10th Annual Multi-Cultural Night.

JCHS Student Named Gatorade Georgia Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year

six regular-season meets by an average of 17.4 seconds, including the Atlanta Classic and Coach Wood Invitational; and winning the Class 4-A individual state title as a junior and the Class 3-A individual state championship as a freshman. Also a track standout, Buchalski has maintained an A average in the classroom. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Venture Atlanta, she has volunteered locally on behalf of Girl Scouts of America and also Unsung Heroes, a service group she founded in order to provide lunches to her school’s custodial staff on special occasions. She has also donated her time as a camp counselor. Buchalski is the first Gatorade Georgia Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Johns Creek High School. She has verbally committed to an athletic scholarship at Furman University beginning this fall.

River Trail Middle Wins State Academic Bowl

The academic team for River Trail Middle School (RTMS) is the winner of the 2013 PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Championship, held recently at the Georgia College & State University Arts and Sciences Auditorium in Milledgeville, Ga. The RTMS Academic Team is coached by Cliff Roberts and Scott Fowler. Statewide, more than 2,000 students competed at the local, regional and state levels of the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades. This year’s format combined the semi-finals and state finals into a one-day competition — with 24 semi-finalist teams competing in a round-robin competition during the morning and the eight finalist teams competing in a single-elimination competition in the afternoon. All eight teams competing in the final rounds earned medals and awards.

In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, selected Allie Buchalski of Johns Creek High School (JCHS) as its 2012-13 Gatorade Georgia Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement, and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course. Buchalski, a 5-foot-8 senior at JCHS, raced to the Class 6-A individual state championship this past season with a time of 18:46.23, leading the Gladiators to eighth place. Her other achievements include winning the Atlanta Track Club’s Ray Buckley Award as Georgia’s Female Runner of the Year; winning

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My North Fulton Monthly March 2013