Westminster debaters make case that they’re tops in Texas tourney
Westminster School seniors Ellis Allen and Daniel Taylor won the 2010 Heart of Texas Invitational Debate Tournament in Dallas, assuring they would maintain their number one ranking as debaters, the school announced.
The competition, held Oct. 16, at St. Mark’s School of Texas, attracted 58 schools from 20 states.
After the preliminary round of the invitational competition with 73 teams, the top 27 emerged to enter a single elimination bracket. Ellis and Daniel won the semi?finals against Carrollton
School, before claiming the title in the championship round against Gulliver Prep, both schools
from Florida, Westminster said in a press release.
Judge backs zoning for Holy Spirit athletic field
A judge has sided with the city of Sandy Springs in a zoning case that will allow Holy Spirit Preparatory School to develop an athletic field, the school announced.
Judge Kimberly M. Esmon Adams ruled Oct. 13 in Sandy Spring’s favor in the zoning case involving a proposed Holy Spirit Prep athletic field.
“We are most grateful to the City of Sandy Springs for their fairness and diligence throughout the zoning and litigation processes, “said Holy Spirit Prep President Gareth N. Genner. “Our students from preschool through high school are going to be thrilled to have the opportunity to play soccer and football at their school field versus using other venues.”
The Judge’s ruling allows for the development of a recreational athletic field for soccer and football as well as a school building for general administrative uses.
Holy Spirit named top Catholic secondary school
Holy Spirit Preparatory School has been chosen as one of America’s top 50 Catholic secondary schools by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll. It was the third time Holy Spirit has received the honor, the school said.
“We are proud to once again be recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in America,” Holy Spirit President Gareth N. Genner said in a press release. “Our community of parents, staff and students makes this is a special place for all of us. We thank the Catholic High School Honor Roll for this distinction and look forward to continuing to build a legacy of academic excellence and Catholic faith formation.”
The award, originally conferred annually, was moved to a two-year award cycle in 2008. The purpose of the Honor Roll is to recognize and encourage excellence in Catholic secondary education.