Best & Brightest: Nickolas Friedman, Augusta Preparatory Day School

Nickolas Friedman

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Squad M Math Team. Theater/Drama, Varsity Swim Team, Beatboxing, National Honor Society, Junior Class officer, Chess Club, Spanish Club, Boys Octet, World Records Club co-founder/president, Varsity Cross Country, Prom Committee


AWARDS AND HONORS: National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Latin Exam Cum Laude Gold Awards, Harvard Prize Book Award, Governor’s Honors Program participant, Math and Voice Major, Georgia Certificate of Merit, General Excellence Award for Highest GPA, First Place Squad M Math Team Tournament, Coach’s Award Varsity Swimming, Second Place Georgia Southern Math Tournament, Foreign Language Alliance for International Rapport in Spanish and Latin, Superior Achievement of Spanish Composition Contest

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Columbia County Youth Leadership, Champions Made from Adversity volunteer, Augusta Prep student mentor, Doctor’s Hospital volunteer in burn unit, Cristo Vive Baptist Church computer instructions for native Spanish speakers, Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

COLLEGE/CAREER: Plans to attend Williams College and double major in math and economics and minor in either physics or Chinese

OF NOTE: Nick enjoys beatboxing and traveling

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “In my twenty-one years teaching … Nick stands out as one of a handful who have truly risen to the top and will be remembered by the faculty as one of our shining lights.” – Franklin Kennedy, head of Foreign Languages