Clubs & Competitions
A service organization for 9th-12th graders; based on academic performance.
Sponsored by Mrs. Jane Morgan.
Coordinator, Mrs. Nancy Long
|One Act Play||Nancy Long|
|Spring Musical||Nancy Long & Paula Stewart|
|National Extemporaneous Speaking||Nancy Long|
|International Extemporaneous Speaking||Nancy Long|
|Dramatic Oral Interpretation||Nancy Long|
|Humorous Oral Interpretation||Nancy Long|
|Solo (Boys)||Susan Higdon|
|Quartet (Boys)||Susan Higdon|
- Elementary Spelling Bee Coordinator
- Middle School/High School Spelling Bee Coordinator
The Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee.
The Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee is for students in grades 4-8, and students in this spelling bee will eventually compete against students in public and private schools on the state level. An oral spelling bee is held at the school level and the NGA winner of this spelling bee goes to a regional GISA Spelling Bee. Our regional spelling bee has been held at Stratford in Macon for the past two years. Winners from the regional spelling bee will then compete with other GISA schools on the state level, and the winner of the GISA state Spelling Bee will then compete with students from Georgia’s public schools where a state winner is selected. This winner will then go a national spelling bee and this is traditionally held in Washington, D. C.
The NGA Prom is held in the spring and this for students in grades 9-12. The Prom is sponsored by the Junior Class and each class sponsors fundraisers during the middle and high school years to raise money to pay for the Prom.
During Homecoming week, each day is given a theme day and activities are sponsored which support each theme. The NGA cheerleaders plan the week and the seniors select the themes.
Preschool and Lower School Field Days
A Field Day is scheduled in May for Grades 1-5. A variety of games and activities are planned for the students. The focus of the day is experiential in nature, rather than competitive. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend.
Math League & Math Competitions
Washington, D.C. Trip
Duke University 7th Grade Talent Search
Duke University sponsors a 7th grade Talent Search. The purpose of the 7th Grade Talent Search is to assist young people with excellent mathematical or verbal aptitude by providing them with information about their abilities and then introducing them to a network of services and programs available.
The Talent Search identifies academically talented 7th-graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or early middle school. Candidates are identified and invited to complete either the SAT I: Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examinations. TIP then provides the participants with comparative information concerning their academic abilities and resources for unique educational opportunities.
Students are identified in September of their 7th grade year and must score in the 95th% on the national norms of a standardized achievement test, aptitude or mental ability test in an approved subtest category. Duke University sends information to NGA in September, and this information is forwarded to parents of students who are eligible to participate. For more information go to the website www.tip.duke.edu.