Diamond Brown, sophomore
“My greatest accomplishment was the [Mayday] dance. It was Majorette: a type of buck-and-dance, it’s more hips. So you’re moving in a street, a big street, about two miles, and you keep dancing up. There was a lot of music going on...it was pretty much in front of five hundred people.”
Aiya Hunter, freshman
“I like to think I’m open-minded...It’s how I was raised, my parents are too. I hate when people are being rude for no reason,” -Aiya Hunter, freshman.
Otis Nash, junior
"If you wanted to take a new and uncertain path in your life, but your friends really didn’t want you to, would you go ahead against their wishes if you thought it was right for you?" "Well, I do believe if they’re truly your friends they would like to see you better yourself, always. So, in that situation, I would hope your friends are not telling you not to follow your dreams because yo...
Averyonna Henderson, senior
"Would you like to be famous? If so, for what? What if you knew it meant that within a few years you’d lose all your current friends and never develop new relationships that were as meaningful?" "To be honest I really wouldn’t like to be famous. I guess I wouldn’t want to be known. I would rather be rich then be known. I feel like more famous people end up doing stupid stuff and I wouldn’t...
Ian Intagliata, junior
"My favorite dream was one night when I was seven, I had a dream that I was facing the pool in backyard that we had and there was a cow swimming in it, that was the whole dream. The cow was swimming around laps and that was it. My worst nightmare was when I woke up during the night and I couldn’t move. I was freaking out, I didn’t know what was going on," - Ian Intagliata, junior...
If you could choose to travel into the past, where would you go? “I think I would choose either the enlightenment or ancient Greece, during the Golden Age. I think because it was a time when intellectuals were asking really important questions, and the search for truth was on everybody’s mind. It was perhaps the most philosophical time that there ever was.”- Ben Dinwiddie, social studies
Arianna Johnson, senior
"I love my father more than anyone because he has always been there for me. He always believes in me. He has always been the one that has my back, and he’s the one I’m always closest to. He’s the one that tells me to be successful, he doesn’t want to see me fall. So, if anybody, I love my father more,"-Arianna Johnson, senior
Marnice Davis, junior
“I work hard for improvement. I work hard because without struggle there is no gain. I don’t credit myself based on what others think I’ve achieved; I base my achievements on where I am, where I came from, and the lengths it took me to get from where I was, and where I am, and where I want to be,” -Marnice Davis, junior.
Maasai Rogers, junior
“I would love to be famous one day. I would enjoy the attention and the money obviously, but I’d also want to be famous just for the influence that I’d have on people and having such a big presence in the world as famous people do, to bring up important topics, would be really great. As someone who’s not famous, it is really hard to kind of get yourself out there. I know I’d probably make new ...
Kevin Zamacona, 8th grade
“What is your favorite thing about yourself? Why?” “My hair, because that's what everybody likes about me; I do too. It's what I spend on most in the morning, cause I like it.”
Jacob Stern, 6th grade
“If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about any one thing about yourself, life, future, or anything else, what would you want to know? Why?” “How many dogs I would have when I graduate, because I love dogs and I really want to have them when I'm in collage. They're cute and their fluffy and they're actually scientifically proven to cure or help with diseases.”...
Dejah Farmer, senior
“I’ve been around children my whole life, I’ve had to take care of them when their moms weren’t around. I want them to know that they’ll always have someone to depend on. I want to help them, I want them to know that they always have someone to take care of them, someone who’s always going to be there for them, to let them know that everything’s going to get better. I’ve always had...
Do you think that Valentine’s Day can be extended to include people who aren’t in romantic relationships? “Of course. Valentine’s Day shouldn’t just be for romance, it should be for friendship because there’s a lot of people who aren’t in relationships, so they might feel excluded.”- Ava Moorhem, 6th Grade
“What do you hope that your kids will learn in life?” “GCAA has inspired me for real. I hope they are able to be themselves and to feel accepted being themselves, but not be comfortable remaining the way you are. Push your boundaries, see where you can go with it, and I think a lot of kids in this school do that. It inspired me, that’s what I want [my kids] to do too.” -Tracy Mense, high sc...
“My day has been fantastic. I’ve seen a lot of kids early today, of course there was a field trip, so more kids would be here for that. But it’s been a really good day. Everybody is happy.” “What does happiness look like or mean to you?” “Everyone is getting along with a smile on their faces. Nobody is sad.” “What is the best part about seeing people happy, early, and s...
"Science is around us all the time, it's something we get to deal with, and we don't always think about it. Biology is the study of living things, so it has a lot more connection to us than maybe physics or chemistry. I thought it would be neat to relate to students and show them how their part of science, just by living, they can do science too." -Luke Stegmann, high school biology
"What do you want to be famous for?" “Crafting clocks out of guitars. Or, discovering the theory of anything. I want to understand my understanding.” -Thomas Judkins, sophomore
"When you were younger, what did you aspire to be?" “I was thinking about being a firefighter, but that was when I was young. See I like to get into sports and stuff, I wanted to become a teacher, but not a normal teacher, a gym teacher! So I got into that baseball stuff, and I'm becoming a major league baseball player.” -Loren Gill, 7th grade
“How do you like sixth grade so far?” “I like it a lot, they have good classes, some of them are a little less advanced than I think they should be for sixth grade, but other than that everything is good.” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “Artist and scientist mostly. I don’t know necessarily what type, but yeah, artist and scientist mainly.” “What kind of art do you ...
“Who do you go to for advice?” “My uncle. I want to be like him because he is smart, a positive role model, and is extremely funny,” “What are some of the lessons that he has taught you?” “To not disrespect a girl, to not put my hands on her, stay in school, and don’t follow, like being in the streets and stuff.” “What do you hope to accomplish in the future?” ...
“South Africa I think is the most beautiful place I have ever been, because I have gotten to see the culture, the feel, the smell, the beauties of the mountains, the ocean, and there’s so much more. "What did you feel?" "Happy and homey. The food was amazing and so was the culture, so it was just really nice.” “What made it feel like home to you?” “All the smells there, you c...
“I want to be an animator. I loved cartoons as a kid. I want to put smiles on children's faces.” -Eric Williams, 7th grade
“My biggest fear is losing the people that I care about and love the most.” “What draws you so close to the ones you love?” “I’ve been with them my whole life. It’s not possible to imagine them not being there. It’s a very scary thought in my opinion.” “What do you want to do while the people you love are here, how do you make that last?” “Try to make them happy, ...
“I think GCAA is kind of a diamond in the rough, it’s like a really awesome secret that’s being kept. I think some great things are gonna come about from this school. I think if we get on track and stay focused with a really strong vision of who we are and want to be, I think we’re gonna see some pretty awesome things happening.”