First Week of Classes

By: Tricia Thompson First week of classes: 0, Academy students: 160. The first week of classes is over, and from the looks of things, everyone’s having a great week. From syllabus days (that cover much more than just the syllabus sometimes) to starting new subjects, and from first trickles of homework to initial club meetings, Read More…

Hands Up for the Weekend

By: Emma Reed Saturday began as most Saturdays at the Academy do, a quiet sleepiness blanketing the Academy. The only difference was that this week instead of recovering from classes, we were exhausted from the endless tasks of GROWeek (Gatton Residential Orientation Week). The juniors were ready for some sleep after a week of constant Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Logan Parker

Hello, my name is Logan Parker. Before Gatton, I went to Oldham County High School. I’m from LaGrange, Kentucky, which is just north of Louisville. Back home, I spent most of my time running with my cross country team or participating in various clubs. Outside of running, I’ve been able to travel the world, research Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Tricia Thompson

Senior year. New classes, new professors, new juniors, and new responsibilities as an Avatar. I guess I should probably introduce myself. I’m Tricia Thompson, a senior from Owensboro Catholic High School. Coming from Owensboro last year, I still remember move in day. The hectic scramble, the Community Leaders swarming the car, the struggle of making Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Katie Ashley

Hey y’all! I am Katie Ashley, and I will be an Avatar this year. I am from Corbin, home of THE original Kentucky Fried Chicken and Cumberland Falls. Those are our only claims to fame, therefore I have to mention them. Corbin is a rural town in Southeastern Kentucky which is where I get my Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Emma Reed

Whenever I post a picture to social media about Gatton I use the hashtag #tggadventure. This stands for The Great Gatton Adventure. It’s true to call our time here at Gatton an adventure. From figuring out how to grocery shop for the first time to surviving the infamous CPS, we experience plenty of ups and Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Amber Carroll

If you would have asked me what my name was a year ago, I would have answered “Amber.” To be honest, if you would have asked me this same question even last month, my answer would have been the same. I, now, however, am occasionally referred to as “Sparky” due to a mishap in Harlaxton Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Amanda Zahn

When I was in the 7th grade, a family friend introduced me to the idea of spending the last two years of my high school career living and studying at The Gatton Academy. Immediately I was fixated on the idea. Just about five years later, here I am transitioning into my senior year at Gatton Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Sara Saeed

Our first move-in day at Schneider Hall brought back memories of walking into Bates Runner Hall for the first time a year ago. This time around, we had more space to explore and were greeted by familiar faces. It didn’t take long to get comfortable with the building, as the new renovations and 101 newcomers have Read More…