Swanton Middle School Holds First Round of Amazing Shake 2023


On Thursday, the Swanton Middle School’s award-winning Swanton Seven Initiative (SSI) held the first round of the Amazing Shake for all seventh-grade students.  The Amazing Shake is a competition that focuses on building soft skills in students, placing strong emphasis on manners, discipline, respect, and professional behavior. To demonstrate these skills, students worked their way through “The Gauntlet.”  There were 23 stations in “The Gauntlet” and each put students’ abilities to the test.  Each student had to show great poise and confidence in personal interactions as well as exhibit effective management skills.  And, they were given just 90 seconds at each station.

The stations included, among other challenges, several interviews, circles of conversation, knowledge of current events and popular faces in the news, business dining skills, telephone skills, appointment skills and business dress skills.  Every student was graded on a scale of 1-10 by volunteers from the local business community, community leaders, academic leaders and other professionals.  Scores were totaled and 21 students were chosen to move on to the next round.  Eventually, one winner will be selected and will be sent to Atlanta to compete in the national competition at the Ron Clark Academy next year.  The Ron Clark Academy is a highly-acclaimed, non-profit middle school that has received both national and international recognition for its success in creating a loving, dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence and leadership.

The 21 students that achieved the highest scores are as follows:

Gavin Voight   Christian Bulter   Gabriella Hites   Cara Ludlow   Brynn Godwin   Julianna Avery   Kinley Curtis  Wyatt Rhodes   Evelyn Ventimiglia   Leah Baldwin   Landon Hendricks   Christian McCarthy   Beyla Remer  Lacey Shinaver   Greg McGowan   Stella Menna   Charles Meyer   Lara Carrizales   Aiden Stevenson   LilyAnn Gasche  Madelyn Pelland

Click on the link above to access photos from the competition. Photos are in the jpeg format and can be downloaded for NO CHARGE courtesy of the fultoncountymedia.com website.

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