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A.J. Johnson is an inquisitive leader and stellar athlete, and what she really loves and hopes to pursue as a career is math and science. Johnson ’10, now a senior at Baylor, credits Bright School’s morning math program with fueling her interest in that particular subject.
Steven Bernstein’s life since age 5 sounds like one continuous and exciting travelogue. He has been to 26 countries. Make that 28 following this spring break, and the number will reach 30 by the end of this summer.
Vance ’10 is now a senior at GPS and president of Partnerships in the Community (PIC), a community service council in which the entire school votes on the leader. She is one of three Bright alumnae in senior leadership at GPS, including Tia Kemp as senior class president and Phoebe Warren as Honor Council president. Vance, Kemp and Elisabeth Hale, another Bright alumna, are members of the GPS May Court as well.
Before the faculty and the fifth grade tipped off their basketball game in January, Chattanooga Area Food Bank President and CEO Gina Crumbliss addressed the crowd and thanked all the students and their families for donating more than 2,000 canned goods. It was a special day for the contribution to the food bank but also for Crumbliss, who had not been back to Bright since her graduation.
Third graders learned about fractions in a new way and from new and somewhat younger teachers than usual. Four 10th graders from the STEM School of Chattanooga visited this morning as part of a project-based learning partnership with the Creative Discovery Museum that puts students into schools to teach lessons they have developed.
Bright School alumni Lucy Bright Thatcher and Franklin McCallie were honored Thursday for their lifelong contributions to the school, education and the community. The Bright School Alumni Association presented awards to Thatcher and McCallie at the school’s Founder’s Day luncheon at the Fairyland Club on Lookout Mountain.

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