It’s been an exciting time for many of our Athlos schools, whose students and staff are being recognized for accomplishments academically, in sports and extracurricular activities, and in many other ways. Here’s a look at some significant recognitions, accomplishments, and awards from Athlos partner schools in Brooklyn Park, MN, Austin, TX, and Brownsville, TX.
Brooklyn Park Awarded 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Public School
Athlos Leadership Academy has been awarded the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Public School by the Brooklyn Park Sun Post. The Readers’ Choice Awards is an annual contest published online and in print. Hundreds of readers chose their favorite service providers, medical professionals, church, schools, daycare providers, restaurants, fitness centers, etc. Readers voted online or by mailing in the newspaper ballot. All answers were fill-in-the-blank style based on the categories provided. The 2017 Readers Choice Awards were published on January 26, 2017.
Austin Jazz Band Takes Home Superior “1” Rating
At Athlos Leadership Academy in Austin, TX, the music program has grown by leaps and bounds since its opening four years ago. It is currently home to a 35-voice choir and three bands and is growing in recognition and accomplishments statewide.
On April 1, the advanced jazz combo band competed in the Georgetown Jazz Festival against large district jazz bands. The group walked away with the superior “1” rating and second place overall. Four students placed in honor band.
“I was thrilled to see the result of so much hard work and dedication,” said Stephanie Nesseth, director of jazz bands and choirs at Athlos Leadership Academy-Austin. “Not only are these students dedicated, but they are extremely talented, curious, and courageous.” Read more.
Brownsville Titans Take Home Championship Titles, Awards
The weekend of April 8 was a big one for the Athlos Titans. On April 9, the Brownsville Athlos varsity golf team took the title of state champions in the 2017 TCSAAL State Golf Tournament. This was the school’s first state title. In addition to this accomplishment, Sebastian Cantu took third place in the varsity boys individual.
The Athlos tennis team saw success of their own, with the varsity teams taking home first and second place overall in the TCSAAL State Tennis Tournament in Georgetown, TX. The team left the tournament with the middle school girls taking fourth place, middle school boys in second and first place, varsity girls in second place, and varsity boys in first place.
The chess team had competition success as well at the state chess tournament, with the middle-school team taking seventh place, the high-school team taking 15th place, and individuals placing ninth and 20th place statewide.
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