Mays Girls Lead Historic Day for APS at Track and Field State Championships

The year of championships in Atlanta Public Schools came to a thrilling conclusion over the weekend as APS student athletes shined at the Georgia High School Association Track and Field State Championship meets over the weekend. From the team standpoint, the Mays girls led the way, winning the Class 6A team championship. It is the... Continue Reading →

Twelve APS Basketball Players, Two Coaches Named to AJC’s All-State and All-Metro Atlanta Squads

A dozen Atlanta Public Schools (APS) student athletes were named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) All-State and All-Metro basketball teams on Friday. Mays senior guard Kamiyah Street was named the Class AAAAAA All-State Girls Player of the Year, as well as the Atlanta/South Fulton Girls Player of the Year. Street led the Raiders to... Continue Reading →

Grady Clinches First Region Title Since 2010; 23 Make Class AA-Region 6 Softball Team

FOOTBALL Grady is the Class AAAAA-Region 6 champion! The Grey Knights clinched the title with a 15-14 win over Riverwood (Fulton County) last Friday. Senior quarterback Caylin Newton led the way by completing 18-of-25 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns – one to DiMarcus Clay for 47 yards, the other for 80 yards to... Continue Reading →

APS Teams Sweep Class AA-Region 6 Softball Playoff Spots; South Atlanta, Therrell Battle to Keep Football Playoff Hopes Alive

Atlanta Public Schools softball teams claimed all four state playoff spots this week in the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) Class AA-Region 6. The teams are South Atlanta, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA), Therrell and Washington. The group is led by South Atlanta (14-5 overall, 8-2 in Class AA-Region 6), which won... Continue Reading →

Girls Who Rule the World: CSKYWLA Students Selected to Attend Youth Mentorship Camp

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Cadets Victoria Hood and Sade Suggs will join 100 young women from across metro Atlanta this weekend to participate in the “Girls Who Rule the World” camp in Roberta, Georgia. Held Sept. 16-18 and sponsored by the Steve... Continue Reading →

Two APS Cadets Awarded National Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Two Atlanta Public Schools 6th Brigade JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps) cadets are recipients of the national Legion Of Valor Bronze Cross Award by the Department of the U.S. Army. Cadet Major Lauren Bailey, a senior at  Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, and senior Cadet Lt. Col. Zachary Flash of North... Continue Reading →

CSKYWLA Students Travel to Orlando to Compete for Carnegie Hall Invitation

Students from CSKYWLA's chorus, dance, drama and band ensembles are participating in the WorldStrides Heritage Festival on March 31 and competing for the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. By: Alicia Sands Lurry Students from the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) will travel to Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, March 31,... Continue Reading →

City of Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson Inspires CSKYWLA Students During Ninth Annual Shirley Clarke Franklin Lecture Series

By: Alicia Sands Lurry The Honorable Rochelle Robinson, mayor of the city of Douglasville, delivered the keynote address for the Ninth Annual Shirley Clarke Franklin Lecture Series in Celebration of Women’s History Month to a captivated group of Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) students and guests. During the lecture, Robinson, who is... Continue Reading →

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