There's a light that shines brightly in the Bolton Academy community and that light was on display last Saturday evening at Relapse Theatre for SOFi's Night 2017. To say that the event was a success because we raised money for the school does not do the night justice. Yes, we raised money (more on that in a second), but we did so much more by bringing together family, friends, administrators and community leaders to celebrate our school on this special night. We know it was hot in there, but you all stuck together and the energy was palpable - ask anyone - and we will carry that energy through the end of this school year and beyond as we plan so much more for our kids, our school and our community. So, on behalf of event chairs Jeremy Jones, Jeanne Zawacki, Leslie Thrasher and Stephanie Atkinson, and all of the Board Members of The Soaring Owls Foundation, we thank you. Also, a special thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, sponsors and families of these people for making the night one we will all remember for a long time. In addition to the incredible support and attendance from our Bolton Academy community, including Principal Strickling, Assistant Principal Scharff and countless parents and teachers, APS Board members Cynthia Briscoe Brown, Jason Esteves and Matt Westmoreland were also in attendance. SOFi also recognized its 2016 Benefactor of the Year recipient, Bill Selmon with Preferred School Care, for his continued support of Bolton Academy and The Soaring Owls Foundation. Thank you Bill for your steadfast support and your efforts to make Bolton Academy a great(er) place to learn! Now, for the news you've all been waiting for....we are so very proud to announce that our community raised over $48,000 for our beloved Bolton Academy! These funds will go a long way to meeting the needs of our school and funding the new playground and field we are all so excited about. Thank you all again for your dedication and commitment to our Soaring Owls. We couldn't be prouder of all of the great things our school and community have accomplished together and can't wait to see what the future holds!