Archive for February, 2019

#WhatsUpAtGRACE February 19, 2019

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! Please take a minute to read the February 19, 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter to help you get back into the swing of GRACE things!

The Celebrate GRACE Auction opened this morning and there are so many fun things that you can bid on. As an incentive, all registered bidders who have made at least one bid by Sunday, February 24th, will be eligible to win a $100 Amazon gift card. The winning name will be drawn on Monday, February 25th and announced in next week’s newsletter! So, if you haven’t already, use the link above or the one in the newsletter and get registered and start bidding! If you have participated in the auction before, your old username and password should work. If they do, be sure to update your credit card information on the bidding site.

We are in the final stages of planning the annual Celebrate GRACE fundraising dinner for the evening of March 1st. Please take a moment to RSVP to Celebrate GRACE right now so that we can give our vendors an accurate headcount. The dinner beings at 7:00pm on Friday, March 1st and you can reserve an individual space, multiple spaces, or even a whole table.

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

2019 District VI GFWC Art Results

Way to go GRACE art students!  GRACE had 24 GRACE artworks place in the 2019 District VI GFWC Arts Festival on Saturday, February 16th.  All first place winners will move to the State level competition. 

1st place:

  • Payton Chapman, 602V-Pastels Drawing, Leaves on pink background
  • Zoee Stewart, 604V Sculpture, Mermaid
  • Julie Rakitine, 612V Mixed Media, Scratch art of a rooster
  • Avery Hawley, 601C Ceramics, Holy Cow
  • Madison Rhoads, 903C Wood Craft, Wooden Wave
  • Lela Arruza, 904C  Paper Craft, Japanese Scene in a book
  • Lela Arruza, 906C Nature Craft, Mask of Leaves
  • David Bandy, 910C Dye Craft, Silk resist circle of a triangle
  • Colby Kulinski, 915C Glass Craft, Blue, green, and red striped long dish

2nd place:

  • Zoee Stewart, 602V Pastels Drawing, Hummingbirds on navy background
  • Brianna Taylor, 604V Sculpture, Fish wire sculpture
  • Hannah Graham, 609V Color Pencil Drawing, Bird colored pencil
  • Koen Hendges, 602C Metal Craft, Boat wire sculpture
  • Jessica Hoyle, 902C Metal Craft, Wire Bat
  • Lela Arruza, 903C Wood Craft, Wooden block
  • David Bandy, 905C Decorative Painting, Spray paint self portrait
  • Lee Robinson, 910C Dye Craft, Block print self portrait
  • Lela Arruza, 915C Glass Craft,  Stained glass lily pads
  • Lee Robinson, 902V Pastels Drawing, Praying mantis over city
  • Ava Mendez, 912V Mixed Media, Scratch art with bottles and pumpkins

3rd place:

  • Payton Chapman, 601C Ceramics, Cheesecake
  • Avrie Lanning, 602C Metal Craft, Snitch wire sculpture
  • Madison Russell, 904C Paper Craft, Dragon out of book pages
  • Kennedy Springer, 902V Pastel Drawing, Op Art

#WhatsUpAtGRACE February 12, 2019

It was a busy end of week and weekend with GRACE spellers and speakers competing in ACSI competitions. Pictures and links to results are included in the February 12, 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter.

We are in the final stages of planning the annual Celebrate GRACE fundraising dinner. Please take a moment to RSVP right now so that we can give our vendors an accurate headcount. The dinner is Friday, March 1st and you can reserve an individual space, multiple spaces, or even a whole table.

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

2019 ACSI Speech Meet

On Saturday, February 9th, thirteen GRACE high school students competed in the ACSI Regional Speech Meet,  designed to help students develop techniques to speak audibly, articulately, expressively, and with poise and confidence. Students demonstrate their ability by delivering a memorized poem, speech, or passage. Participants do not compete against one another, rather, they are judged against an established set of criteria. Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments:

Superior

 
  • Isaiah Anderson
  • Sophie Aruzza
  • Caroline Wingerd,
  • Lee Robinson
  • Lauren Meeson
  • Kristina Pattison
  • Meredith Wells

Excellent

  • Sean Moss
  • Jordan France
  • Cameron Clarke
  • JJ Camp
  • Ben Murray
  • Jaylon Gibson
In addition, Lee Robinson was recognized for excellence at the awards ceremony.
 
 

2019 ACSI Spelling Bee

2019 ACSI Spelling Bee Winners from GRACE:

 First Grade:

  • Princess Ugochukwu, 3rd Place

Third Grade:

  • Levi Suarez, 3rd Place

Fourth Grade:

  • Luke Turner, 4th Place

Fifth Grade:

  • Nate Hickman, 3rd Place

Sixth Grade:

  • Connor Woodworth*, 1st Place
  • Collin Sanchez, 3rd Place

Seventh Grade:

  • Campbell Baker, 4th Place

Eighth Grade:

  • Hannah Graham, 3rd Place

* Connor Woodworth also placed 4th in the Spell-Off event for grades 5-8, so he and the other participants in 1st- 5th place will go on to the ACSI Southeast Regional Spelling Bee in Atlanta on March 16th.

2019 GRACE Spelling Bee Participants:

First Grade:

  • Michael Olaitan
  • Aaron Smith
  • Finley Stewart
  • Princess Ugochukwu

Second Grade:

  • Gabe Ojie
  • Maddox Hickman
  • Lucas Gomide
  • Lily Petty

Third Grade:

  • Anna Stephens
  • Levi Suarez
  • John Papuchis
  • Michael Gunter

Fourth Grade:

  • Judah Hickman
  • Caroline Gausmann
  • Luke Turner 
  • Caralyn Woodworth

Fifth Grade:

  • Nate Hickman
  • Hudson Baker
  • Jennings Fitzhugh
  • Emerson Lee

Sixth Grade:

  • Connor Woodworth
  • Collin Sanchez
  • Chase Ward
  • Ava Jenkins

Seventh Grade:

  • Caleb Hickman
  • Campbell Baker
  • Emma Long
  • Hannah Bradley

Eighth Grade:

  • Hannah Graham

 

#WhatsUpAtGRACE February 5, 2019

There is a lot happening at GRACE this week and in the month ahead and the February 5, 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter is a great resource in determining which events affect you! A few highlights:

  • Today, February 5th from 4:00-7:00pm is the PTF’s Chick-Fil-A Spirit night at the Walnut Street (Cary Crossroads) CFA.
  • Friday is the ACSI Spelling Bee on the Lower Campus. There is no school for students in TK-6th grade and there is no aftercare except for staff kids.
  • The annual Celebrate GRACE fundraising dinner is Friday, March 1st. You can RSVP now and reserve your space (or reserve a whole table) and there is also an opportunity in today’s newsletter to sign up as an event volunteer.

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

2019 Raleigh GFWC Art Results

Congratulations GRACE art students!  We had 38 GRACE artworks place in the 2019 Raleigh GFWC Arts Festival! All 1st and 2nd place winning entries of each category will advance to the District VI Arts Festival that will be held on Saturday, February 16th, as a private juried event.  District first place winners will advance to the GFWC-NC State Arts Festival which will be held March 9th in Mebane, NC.

GFWC City Level High School Winners:

Pastel Drawing

  • Lee Robinson – 1st place pastel drawing
  • Kennedy Springer – 2nd place pastel drawing
  • David Bandy – 3rd place pastel drawing

Sculpture

  • Amelia Bradley – 3rd place sculpture

Mixed Media

  • Ava Mendez – 1st place mixed media

Ceramics

  • Samantha Saenz – 1st place ceramics
  • Lela Arruza – 3rd place ceramics

Metal Crafts

  • Jessica Hoyle – 1st place metal crafts

Wood Crafts

  • Lela Arruza – 1st place wood crafts
  • Madison Rhoads – 2nd place wood crafts

Paper Crafts

  • Lela Arruza – 1st place paper crafts
  • Madison Russell – 2nd place paper crafts

Decorative Painting

  • David Bandy – 1st place decorative painting
  • Kennedy Springer – 2nd place decorative painting
  • Tanner Ballance – 3rd place decorative painting

Nature Crafts

  • Lela Arruza – 2nd place nature crafts

Crochet/Knitting Crafts

  • Lela Arruza – 1st place crochet/ knitting crafts

Dye Craft

  • David Bandy – 1st place dye craft
  • Lee Robinson – 2nd place dye craft
  • Ellie McNair – 3rd place dye craft

Glass Craft

  • Colby Kulinski – 1st place glass craft
  • Lela Arruza – 2nd place glass craft
  • Abby Grimes – 3rd place glass craft

GFWC City Level Middle School Winners:

Pastel Drawing

  • Payton Chapman – 1st place pastel drawing
  • Zoee Stewart – 2nd place pastel drawing
  • Avery Hawley – 3rd place pastel drawing

Sculpture

  • Zoee Stewart – 1st place sculpture
  • Briana Taylor – 2nd place sculpture
  • Hannah Graham – 3rd place sculpture

Pencil Drawing

  • Hannah Graham – 1st place pencil drawing

Mixed Media

  • Natalie Sanservino – 1st place mixed media
  • Julie Rakitine – 2nd place mixed media

Ceramics

  • Payton Chapman – 1st place ceramics
  • Avery Hawley – 2nd place ceramics
  • Asha Matthew Powers – 3rd place ceramics

Metal Crafts

  • Koen Hendges – 1st place metal crafts
  • Avrie Lanning – 2nd place metal crafts
  • Lauren Wingerd – 3rd place metal crafts