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Maynard Jackson Girls, Grady Boys Win Annual APS Track and Field Championships

The Maynard Jackson girls and Grady boys track and field teams once again showed their dominance as they took home bragging rights at the annual Atlanta Public Schools Championships, which were completed Tuesday evening at Lakewood Stadium. Both teams won the city championship for the fourth consecutive year. For the Grady boys, the win was…

Grady’s Speech and Debate Team Visits Washington, D.C., to Compete in George Mason University Tournament

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Imagine traveling to Washington, D.C., to compete in a debate championship, while also visiting the new, awe-inspiring National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and meeting with some of President Barack Obama’s top policy advisers – all in four, jam-packed days. That is exactly what 29 members of the award-winning Henry W.…

Mays Football Advances to State Quarterfinals; South Atlanta Boys, Mays Girls in Top 10 Basketball Poll

FOOTBALL Mays advanced to the third round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Football Playoffs on Friday evening. The Raiders (11-1), the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAAA-Region 5, rallied from a 22-8 deficit to defeat Lee County (9-3), 35-22. Mays shut out the Trojans in the second half, while the Raiders responded…

Grady High School Speech and Debate Team Clinch Tournament Championship

By: Alicia Sands Lurry With the Halloween spirit in full effect, members of the Henry W. Grady High School Jesters Speech and Debate Team served up some spooktacular performances this past weekend while competing and clinching the championship at the Warner Robbins High School Spooky Speech and Debate Tournament. With some speakers in costume, the ghoulish…

Dr. Betsy Bockman Receives 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Educational Advisory Foundation

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Dr. Betsy Bockman is an educator who “changes lives” and “never gives up.” And now Dr. Bockman, the interim principal of Henry W. Grady High School, is also the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award in Education and Business from the Educational Advisory Foundation (EAF). Joined earlier this month by colleagues, community…

Mays Joins Grady in State Top 10 Football Poll

Grady (top) and Mays are both ranked in Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Top 10 polls. Mays in the Class AAAAAA poll and Grady in the Class AAAAA poll.   There are now two Atlanta Public Schools ranked in the Atlanta Journal Constitution/Georgia High School Football Daily Top 10 polls: Grady and Mays.…

Grady’s Caylin Newton Wins Weekly Atlanta Touchdown Club Award

Grady senior quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Back of the Week for his performance against Lithia Springs last Friday. Caylin led the Gray Knights to a 74-14 victory by tossing five touchdown passes and running for another score. His brother, Cam, the reigning National Football League MVP, won the award…