Pied­mont Academy wel­comes new stu­dents

The Covington News - - EDUCATION - STAFF RE­PORTS news@cov­news.com

The 2014-2015 school year opened at Pied­mont Academy Mon­day, Au­gust 11, and 39 new stu­dents walked the halls for the first time, bring­ing the school’s to­tal en­roll­ment to 295. There are 108 stu­dents in grades K4 through fifth, 69 stu­dents in mid­dle school and 118 stu­dents in high school.

Twenty-five per­cent of this year’s stu­dent body has Pied­mont alumni par­ents or grand­par­ents. Draw­ing from a nine-county area, Jasper County rep­re­sents 42 per­cent, New­ton County rep­re­sents 25 per­cent and Butts County rep­re­sents 29 per­cent of the stu­dent body, an in­crease of 4 per­cent from Butts County from the pre­vi­ous school year. Other coun­ties rep­re­sented in the stu­dent body in­clude Rock­dale, Bald­win, Put­nam, Mon­roe, Mor­gan and Jones.

Join­ing the Pied­mony fam­ily in PK4 through fifth grade are: He­len Downs, Isaac Lock­ett, Ni­cholas Chapko, Carly Mad­dox, Tay­lor Mad­dox, Cot­ton Young, Ella Sat­ter­white, Ben Haase, Pres­ley Purser, Marissa Holder, Kaylee Reed, Rep Morton, Drew Mad­dox, Cas­sidy Burrell and Ryan Holder.

Pied­mont’s new mid­dle school stu­dents are: Kayla Fuller, Kather­ine Haase, Olivia Gibby, Blake Cal­houn, Trent Coots, Emma Sat­ter­white, Rainey Loftin, Kai­lyn Evans, Lo­gan Conner, Chris­tian Less­ing­ton and Meg Collins.

High school stu­dents new to the school this year are: Co­brin Burrell, Kylie Gar­ner, Daniel Re­spess, Caleb Van­derVen, Madi­son Sut­tles, Mad­die Drake, Brock Carter, Summer Con­ley, Sarah Hol­land, Austin Sul­li­van, Jeremiah Dave, and Seth Wiles.

The in­de­pen­dent school was founded in 1970 and is en­ter­ing its 45th year in ed­u­ca­tion. There are 860 alumni who be­long to the school’s as­so­ci­a­tion.

Pied­mont Academy is “ac­cred­ited with qual­ity” by the Ge­or­gia Ac­cred­it­ing Com­mis­sion, ac­cred­i­ta­tion from South­ern As­so­ci­a­tion of In­de­pen­dent Schools and Ad­vanced cer­ti­fied. It is a mem­ber of the Ge­or­gia In­de­pen­dent School As­so­ci­a­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Pied­mont Academy, visit the school’s web­site at pied­mony­a­cademy.com or the alumni page on Face­book. Cam­pus tours are avail­able by ap­point­ment by calling Judy Nel­son at 706-468-8818, ext. 304. Pied­mont Academy is lo­cated at 126 Hwy. 212 West in Mon­ti­cello.

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