On September 11, Germantown High School hosted a Cop Stop. Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to offer the Germantown first responders a good lunch, and a place to come be honored for all the hard work they do protecting us every day.
All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade IB students convened in the auditorium on Sept. 12th to participate in a presentation sponsored by NASA and Columbia University. With beautiful footage from the Hubble telescope, the International Space Station, and various still photos of rocket launches and other NASA activities, Dr. Michael Massimino led the students through his adventures as an astronaut. Besides having his own show and running a science and engineering museum, Dr. M is an author and professor at Columbia, which is also his alma mater. Having the "claim to fame" of being the first person to ever tweet from space, his celebrity also extends to sitcoms. He has had the pleasure of appearing on "The Big Bang Theory" six different times, which he said was "great fun." His personable manner and humorous take on his exploits were very entertaining and made for a fun and informative event.
Congratulations to these IB juniors, David Lee and Kimberly Baldwin, from Germantown High School! David and Kimberly have won the prestigious Superior Achievement in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English. Applicants submitted a four-page essay on this year’s theme “Changing the Narrative” and six pages of what they considered to be his or her best work. David and Kimberly are two of four winners in the state of TN and the only winners from Shelby County Schools.
Congratulations to these IB juniors for their outstanding writing awards. Marcos Garcia has won 2nd place in essay writing from the regional writing competition, sponsored by the University of Mississippi. Jessica Nelms is the winner of the first Rhodes College Sonnet Competition. Jessica won in the “contemporary sonnet” category.
Congratulations to these young writers from Germantown High School who are designated as finalists in the 2018 Humanities Tennessee Letters About Literature competition. Of the thirty finalists from across the state, eight of them are from Germantown High School. Pictured from left to right are Ala’a Alatiyatt, Andre Antic, Wokie Akeel, Sasha Yates, Kimberly Baldwin, Gavin Alvarado, Allison Lee, and Erica Mosby. All of these writers are in the International Baccalaureate Program at GHS.