GRACE News

#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.