Families, students, and the community recently enjoyed a fun-filled fall day at First Montessori School of Atlanta's 18th Annual Montessori Mile. In addition to road races, the Saturday activities included gardening, a Family Festival, a Chili Cook-off and a Soles4Souls shoe collection drive. Participants also contributed to Middle School student Sarah Tolchin's ongoing effort to collect funds for Pennies for Peace and purchased homemade nut-free basil pesto made by Livia Osorio’s Upper Elementary class.
Parents and students competed in the first-ever FMSA Chili Cook-Off. Marcell Lubsey earned bragging rights and a Golden Ladle for the best-tasting chili.
Winning runners in the children's events were (1st)Matt Fumo and Amy Soba; (2nd) River Ross and Annie Ingham; and (3rd) Jack Friedline and Alexandra Lubsey.
The adult races were won by (1st) Malcolm Campbell and Libby MacDonald; (2nd) Kieran Lehane (FMSA alumnus) and Ann Kincaid; and (3rd) Shawdon Zadeh (FMSA alumnus) and Leslie Wachter.
Located in Sandy Springs, First Montessori School of Atlanta is the Southeast's oldest Montessori School.