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Second graduating class of 2017 continues to set high standards with 100% graduation rate

Second graduating class of 2017 continues to set high standards with 100% graduation rate

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Senior Magazine, Showcase

13% of students scored higher than a 25 on the ACT, three students scored a 31 or above, qualifying for the Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship 100% graduated, 88% have finalized plans for college or post-secondary education Students combined have been awarded over $2 million in scholarship...

GCAA holds second prom in school’s history: Enchanted Gala

GCAA holds second prom in school’s history: Enchanted Gala

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

On the night of April 29th, GCAA held it's second prom in the school's history at the Windows on Washington venue. Students involved in Prom Committee developed the theme of Enchanted Gala.  ...

Theater teacher Brandon Riley receives Arts for Life Award for Best Direction of musical “Oliver!”

Theater teacher Brandon Riley receives Arts for Life Award for Best Direction of musical “Oliver!”

Alex Hopson-Whittier, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

Theater arts teacher Mr. Brandon Riley was recently nominated for Art For Life’s award for Best Direction of a Youth Musical Production for the musical, Oliver! This citywide award acknowledges his significant efforts as a teacher in that field. “I am honored and humbled to receive this nomination. I n...

Vocal music pathway holds last choir concert

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

The Vocal Music pathway held a Choir Concert on Thursday, May 4th.  As well as performing, there was an awards ceremony during the event.  Students would receive awards from their instructor, Wes Smith, Vocal music, for a category that he believed they excelled in.

Graduation Livestream – Class of 2017

Graduation Livestream – Class of 2017

May 19, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Senior Magazine

The class of 2017 Commencement Service will be broadcast here live on Sunday, May 21 at 3 pm.

Changes in administration leaves GCAA in the hands of new authority

Changes in administration leaves GCAA in the hands of new authority

Galen Selligman, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

At the end of this semester Dr. Matt Frederickson and Lisa Kaczmarczyk, GCAA Head of School and High School Principal respectively, are leaving their positions. During his time here, Frederickson said that he has “learned more about myself and where I can flourish,” and that he works best when ...

Transgender student wins prom king

Transgender student wins prom king

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

GCAA’s second ever prom had its first ever transgender prom king. Seniors were able to nominate their choice for prom king and queen. The top nominees were then put onto a ballot and then voted on as students checked in at prom. Shane McDaniel, senior, was voted this year’s prom king. “Well ...

Confluence Board Ends Teacher Union Negotiations, Implements Salary Increase for GCAA Teachers

Confluence Board Ends Teacher Union Negotiations, Implements Salary Increase for GCAA Teachers

Tessa Wild, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under News

On April 13, 2017, the teacher’s union bargaining team for GCAA released a letter that stated that the teacher’s union negotiations had been ended. “Until now, Confluence Charter Schools (the District) has…[refrained] from commenting on the status of bargaining”, states the letter. However, “...

Senior Isobel Ramsey produces show about her musical theater experiences

Senior Isobel Ramsey produces show about her musical theater experiences

Kayla Rollins, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, News Briefs

Senior, Isobel Ramsey will host a show called, “A musical theater review with Isobel Ramsey” showing Friday, May 19th at 7:00pm in the black box on the sixth floor. “This is my last show here at GCAA. So, it’s about me. It’s about my musical theater journey. From when I was a toddler and...

Bisa Adero, Youth Poet Laureate, hopes to inspire young poets

Bisa Adero, Youth Poet Laureate, hopes to inspire young poets

William Miskel-Barker, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

Bisa Adero has taken her poetry to a place where she never thought it could go. She has been doing poetry since she was six and does not plan to stop. Adero feels as though it is something that can turn into something more than just poetry. It is a source that she uses to expel preconceived notions o...

Sophia Schirmer-Beiermann, junior, accepted into Missouri Girls State

Sophia Schirmer-Beiermann, junior, accepted into Missouri Girls State

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

Sophia Schirmer-Beiermann, junior, was accepted into Missouri Girls State, a program that focuses on female leadership, interest in government, and service to others by creating a mock where students vote for candidates and learn how government works through hands-on experience.  Located at University...

Kumari Pacheco, junior, accepted into Stanford creative writing program

Kumari Pacheco, junior, accepted into Stanford creative writing program

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

Kumari Pacheco, junior, was accepted into a creative writing pre-collegiate program at Stanford University.  She sent her application in January and received her acceptance letter in April. She applied because of the program’s prestigious nature and potential opportunities to receive letters of recommend...

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