We had a good turn-out of AOAT parents for the Back to School night Social on Thursday. Students baked and brought refreshments, teachers introduced themselves and welcomed the families, and several summer interns shared how they benefited from their varied experiences. Many of our AOAT alums also turned out, and it is wonderful for the teachers to see how our “babies” grow up and prosper after they leave the academy “nest”! Several of the alums volunteered to come speak to seniors over the next weeks as the deadlines for college applications approach. We want all students to continue their educations, and hearing the benefits – and fun – that college provides can be an incentive for the less academically inclined. As this is the 10th year of AOAT, we have lots of alums who are now college grads. We hope all of them will continue their relationship with AOAT, and participate in supporting current students.