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Student Achievements


Congratulations to these amazing ODA students!

English 5 - Thesis & Rhetoric

English 5 students end their year with a 20-minute thesis defense presentation and answer questions from a panel of judges. The top students are named as finalists and compete for scholarship money. This year’s finalists were:

Three students were completed a rigorous course load during the school year, then were selected for a week-long summer internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

  • Hudson Mills

  • Sabrina Grant

  • David Lawless


Teacher: Patti Ashley


One Day Academy’s first-year mock trial team were named Regional Champions. They advanced to the state tournament in Dallas to compete against 48 teams, where they placed in the top half.

2015-2016 Team:

Carolyn Caldwell

Brian Doupnik

Joshua Johnson

Drew Miles

Cate Schreiber

Aaron Upham,

Micah Upham

Lee Webb


Teacher: Tracie Upham

Competitive Theatre

Hannah Edwards competed at National History Day. She won 1st place in her region, 3rd place at state, and qualified to nationals.


Several students competed at the Celtic Invitational Speech Tournament

  • 22 students placed in the top 5

  • Best Overall Competitor Award

  • Best Speaker Award


Teacher: Laura Holle

Exponents Robotics Team

This homeschool robotics team competes against public schools with state-funded robotics labs.

  • 2nd Place, BEST Founders Award for Creative Design

  • 14th place out of 60 teams in competition


Coach: Mark McIlheran

Austin Rhetoric Club

Speech and debate students compete at local tournaments throughout the year to earn a position at the regional tournament.

  • 8 debaters & 9 speakers qualified to the regional tournament

  • 2 debaters qualified to the national tournament

  • 5 speakers qualified to the national tournament


Results from the national tournament:

Student: Hudson Mills

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