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We are the first High School program in Georgia to be awarded STEAM Certification!

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Congratulations to the Wheeler Magnet Class of 2019 who will continue their academic journey at the following colleges:

Auburn University Mississippi State University
Berry College (2) Pennsylvania State University
California Institute of Technology Princeton University
Cornell University Purdue University (2)
Duke University The University of Alabama (2)
Emory University The University of Alabama, Huntsville
Furman University University of California, San Diego
Georgia College University of Florida
Georgia Institute of Technology (35) University of Georgia (33)
Georgia State University (7) University of Notre Dame (2)
Harvard College (2) University of Pittsburgh
Howard University University of Rochester
Indiana University  University of South Carolina (4)
Jacobs School of Music University of South Florida, Tampa
Johns Hopkins University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kennesaw State University (7) University of Virginia (2)
LaGrange College Vanderbilt University (2)
Liberty University Wheaton College
Mercer University

Congratulations to the Valedictorian, Rucha Gharpure, and the Salutatorian, Keshav Shenoy, for the Wheeler Class of 2019!

Hanna Waltz,'19, was named the CTAE High School Student of the Year for EMR.

Congratulations to our newest 800 Club member, Anish Panchumarthy,'20. Anish scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently awarded corporate scholarships, which are renewable for up to four years and range from $500 to $10,000, that go to the children of company employees, live in the communities those companies serve or who plan to go into career fields the sponsor wishes to encourage.

  • Mariah K. Butts, Marsh & McLennan Companies Scholarship
  • Zachary Yahn, Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship
  • Andrew Kell, Liberty Mutual Scholarship
  • Stefan Debates, James E. Casey Scholarship, UPS Foundation

Stephen Fuller has been awarded the Widener-Bega Scholarship by Timber Ridge, his elementary school. The award is a $500 merit scholarship.

Also, Scholastic Art & Writing has awarded Stephen Fuller a Gold Key award for The World Is Your Oyster and Silver Key awards for Crossing the Continental Divide, Just South of the Airport, and Whistleblower. Stephen's stories have been published in Straylight Literary Journal, Defiant Scribe, and Blue Marble Review, among others.

Congratulations to Raymond Jiang & Andrew McEntaggert who placed in the top 2% of over 1800 High School students across the state who competed in the 2019 KSU Math Competition.

Congratulations to Abigail Ochal for being awarded the PEO STAR Scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential future success.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year's National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The Wheeler winners were: Fianko Buckle, Caden Felton, Arya Mevada and Keshav Shenoy. Fianko's probable career field is computer science, Caden's is physics, Arya's is law (intellectual property) and Keshov's is computer science. For more information, visit

Graduating seniors from across Georgia have been recognized as 2019 Georgia Scholars. Congratulations to Wheeler's 2019 Georgia Scholars, Arya Mevada, Sabrina Hampton, Stephanie Yao, & Michelle Nader.

Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.

Congratulations to Magnet senior, Jamila Otieno, 2019 GHSA State Champion in Discus!

Dr. Nicole Ice has been accepted to the NSF-funded SIMODE practitioner's workshop as a MINDE fellow. SIMODE is a Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations & Opportunities with Differential Equations, and this summer's workshop is focused on collaborative activity by Model Instructors in Differential Equations. She will help produce materials for publication using modeling to motivate and teach differential equations.

Congratulations to Michelle Namgoong, '21, who earned 2nd place in Georgia Tech's annual AP Computer Science Bowl. The AP Bowl is designed to help AP Computer Science A students prepare for the multiple choice section of the AP exam. The students complete 40 questions in 90 minutes in a simulated AP environment. Students from all over the state compete for the top spots in the bowl. This is the third time a Wheeler student has earned a top 3 spot in 6 years. Mrs. Wicker is the teacher sponsor.

Congratulations to Erica Redmond.  She is the recipient of the Sope Creek PTA college scholarship.  It is awarded to former Sope Creek students who have achieved excellent academic records and who have exemplified continuous community service during their high school years.

Magnet Alumnus, Jacob Lanier, '15, was selected to receive the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors College Award for "Best Weathercast" in an April College Awards ceremony in Jackson, MS.  Jacob will graduate from Mississippi State University in May with a degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Professional Meterology with a Broadcast emphasis.  

Magnet Alumnus, Lexie Newhouse,'16, (far left) won 1st Prize at the WICERS Big Ideas for a Bright Future Pitch Competition! WICERS is Women in Construction, Engineering, and Design. The pitch competition was oriented around business solutions that create opportunities for under served communities to participate in innovation, science and technology growth in the city of Atlanta. It's a collaboration with WEI, the city of Atlanta's Women Entrepreneurship Initiative, an organization that's really the only one in the nation.

The Wheeler Magnet Program was ranked #2 in's list of 30 Top High School STEM Programs in the nation! See the list

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