The Joey O’ Bocce Classic for Cystic Fibrosis is now accepting entries for their t-shirt design contest. Last year we had more than 35 entries from GRACE and one of our 7th graders, Everett Quinto, won. His t-shirt design was printed on the t-shirts for the event. He and his family were honored at both the pairings night and the event, received free t-shirts, dinner and lunch, and played as a team at the tournament. (value of greater than $400).
So get out your markers or colored pencils and start creating! Design entries should be submitted in color on white tabloid/ ledger sized paper (11″ x 17″) to Merrily Boyd (lower campus) or Elizabeth Walters (upper campus) by Friday, February 1st. The winning entry will be notified by email and posted online at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the Joey O’ Bocce website.
The Joey O’ Bocce Classic Tournament is a local fundraising event that raises money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive genetic disease that affects the lungs and the ability to breathe. Every year, teams compete in a Bocce Tournament and last year, the event raised over $25,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research and medical expenses. This year, the event will be on April 28th, 2019.
For the last few years, the 2D Art classes on the Upper Campus have created portraits for orphans and underprivileged children as part of the Memory Project. Last year’s portraits were of children in Mexico and we received this video showing how excited the children were to receive these special gifts.
This year’s fall play is Women and War written by Jack Hilton Cunningham and will be performed at GRACE on October 13, 2018.
Through correspondence and monologues, in the style of reader’s theater, Women and War is a collection of fictional stories based on historical fact, told by generations of Americans impacted by conflict from The Great War to the War in Afghanistan. From housewife to worker, young bride to nurse, mother to widow, and now, young woman to soldier, these are tales of sacrifice, love, determination and hope told by those who bravely persevere on the home front and on the battlefield. (taken from Samuel French Inc.)
Auditions will be held on August 13, 2018 from 3:30-5:30 in the Upper Campus Chapel. Students in grades 6-12 wishing to audition will need to prepare a short dramatic monologue. All auditioning students will be asked to stay the full length of the audition to participate in cold readings. Depending on the number of students interested, the show may be divided into two companies.
Cast Requirements & Expectations
All students who are cast in the play are required to attend all tech rehearsals, performances and strike beginning on October 8-15th, 2018.At the time of the audition students must have a copy of their availability and must have no conflicts for October 8th-15th.
Congratulations to the following GRACE students whose artwork is currently on display at Crabtree Valley Mall. Please stop by the mall anytime between now and May 8th to see the beautiful GRACE student art. The display is located downstairs near the H & M entrance.
Congratulations to the nine GRACE artists who placed in the GFWC State Art Competition. This is the final GFWC Art Competition and includes the best artworks from the State of North Carolina. All contestants in the State Competition had advanced by previously placing first or second in the Raleigh Competition and the District VI Competition. What an accomplishment!
Congratulations GRACE art students! We had 34 GRACE artworks place in the 2018 Raleigh GFWC Arts Festival. All 1st and 2nd place winning entries will advance to the District VI Arts Festival that will be held on Saturday, February 10th, as a private juried event. District first place winners will advance to the GFWC-NC State Arts Festival. I am so proud of each and every one of the GRACE artists! Please join me in congratulating them!
GFWC City Level Winners:
Russell, Madison – 1st place Decorative Painting
Saenz, Christina – 3rd place Decorative Painting
Pinzauti, Sofia – 1st place Metal Craft
Mendez, Ava – 1st place Ceramics
Carlson, Melanie – 2nd place Ceramics
Marx, Cam – 3rd place Ceramics
Payne, Olivia – 3rd place Ceramics
Litavecz, Rachael – 1st place Creative Stitchery
Gower, Bri – 1st place Creative Stitchery
Pinzauti, Sofia – 2nd place Creative Stitchery
Epperly, Erica – 2nd place Creative Stitchery
Fontaine, Taylor – 3rd place Creative Stitchery
Rhoads, Madison – 2nd place Painting
Arruza, Lela – 1st place Wood Craft
Payne, Olivia – 2nd place Wood Craft
Gower, Chloe – 3rd place Wood Craft
Arruza, Lela – 1st place Nature Craft
Arruza, Lela – 2nd place Nature Craft
Pinzauti, Sofia – 1st place Glass Art
Litavecz, Rachael – 2nd place Glass Art
Arruza, Lela – 3rd place Glass Art
Swecker, Hannah – 1st place Beadwork
Arruza, Lela – 2nd place Beadwork
Wingerd, Caroline – 3rd place Beadwork
Arruza, Lela – 2nd place Paper Craft
Arruza, Lela – 3rd place Paper Craft
Billings, Hannah – 1st place Dye Craft
Feagans, Anna – 2nd place Dye Craft
Litavecz, Rachael – 3rd Place Dye Craft
Colored Pencil Drawing
Carlson, Melanie – 2nd place Colored Pencil Drawing
Fetterolf, Hannah – 1st place Pastel Drawing
Porter, Danielle – 2nd place Pastel Drawing
Walters, Will – 3rd place Pastel Drawing
Graphite Pencil Drawing
Robinson, Elle – 2nd place Graphite Pencil Drawing