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First graduating class of 2016 statistics sets high standards

First graduating class of 2016 statistics sets high standards

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2016

99/100 graduated (99%) 88% of graduates attending a 2 0r 4 year college or university 33 going to a 2 year college (33%) 52 going to a 4 year college or university (53%) 1 Military training/school and then 4 year college 1 GAP year and then 4 year 1 GAP year and then professional ...

GCAA holds first prom in schools history, theme “Frost and Flame”

GCAA holds first prom in schools history, theme “Frost and Flame”

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2016

As the 2015-2016 school year comes to an end, students look back on some of GCAA’s first-time events. Specifically, on April 23rd, at the Windows on Washington venue, GCAA presented their first prom, with the theme, “Frost and Flame”. Senior Jasmyne Everett provides feedback on the setting, and ove...

2016 graduate sworn into the Army Reserve

2016 graduate sworn into the Army Reserve

Myasia Kisart, Social Media/Entertainment Editor

May 27, 2016

The morning of April 20th, Zykita Deal 12th, was sworn into, and began her contract with the Army National Guard. “It was a great choice for me because I got the job I wanted, which is military police and it's going to help me with my career with becoming an FBI agent,“ said Deal. She is to...

Seniors recognized for 2016 MJEA Honor Roll

Elijah Bivins, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

The Missouri Journalism Education Association (MJEA) is an organization that protects scholastic press and speech freedoms of advisers and their students, build diversity in scholastic. One of the awards the MJEA hands out to students is the  honor roll award, which is given to seniors with the follo...

GCAA welcomes its first transfer student from Denmark

Chloe Ward, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

Naja Broberg, from Randers, Denmark, is Grand Center Arts Academy’s first transfer student. Broberg came to St. Louis with an organization called the Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA), and has been attending GCAA since October of 2015. Broberg decided to become a transfer student after...

Orchestra students take on Beatles Tribute

Sariah Henning, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016

On Wednesday, May 18th, four students played background music for “In My Life”, a tribute play to the Beatles at the Sheldon Concert Hall.  These students were specially chosen to be a part of this performance, and got to work with other professional musicians.  Nick Baggett, a tenth grade student,...

Student Media adviser brings home statewide award

Student Media adviser brings home statewide award

Sariah Henning, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016

Travis Armknecht, journalism and Student Media teacher, was recognized by the Missouri Journalism Education Association.  He was given the 2016 MJEA [Missouri Journalism Education Association] Rising Star award for founding and leading the Student Media program over the past three years. When asked...

GCAA holds 2nd annual Career Day, gives students a glimpse of the business world

GCAA holds 2nd annual Career Day, gives students a glimpse of the business world

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2016

On April 27th, 2016, GCAA held it’s second annual Career Day on the sixth floor for 8th grade through 12th grade. A few of the professionals who were present included counseling faculty from St. Louis Community College, founding principal of The Lawrence Group, Account Executive at iHeart Medi...

Poetic Soulz: The 2016 Slam Season

Poetic Soulz: The 2016 Slam Season

Kawan Yarbrough, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

For the past couple of years, a few high school students, Sevahn Henderson and Samar Slaughter, have been apart of the poetry club since it’s beginning. They were able to speak on this year’s poetry season. Henderson, 11th, described this year’s slam season as a good one for GCAA stating, ...

Sophomore Royce Martin wins 2016 Teen Talent Competition

Sophomore Royce Martin wins 2016 Teen Talent Competition

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2016

Royce Martin, sophomore, thought it would just be an opportunity at the Fabulous Fox Theater. However, Martin was the 2016 1st place winner of the Teen Talent Competition, which included a $7,000 scholarship to Lindenwood University underwritten by Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust. Martin, in addition to t...

GCAA presents Limelight Award Gala 2016

Quinlan Holt, Life/GCAAtv Editor

May 19, 2016

LimeLight 2016, a fundraiser for all of GCAA, will be presented on May 20th in the Sun Theater. It is a ticketed event, with all tickets priced at $75, and all pathways will be displayed. This is an event not only to raise money for the school, but to attract people who will help the school in the fut...

Confluence Board Evaluates Consolidating LEAs

Confluence Board Evaluates Consolidating LEAs

Chloe Ward, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016

  Due to loan imbalances, the Confluence Board of Directors is currently examining the possibility of consolidating their two Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Confluence has two LEAs, one for Grand Center Arts Academy (GCAA) and one for Confluence Charter Schools (CCS). All schools under Con...

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