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“Take Notes!”: junior explores Ivy League colleges

“Take Notes!”: junior explores Ivy League colleges

Keeley Burke, Expression Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life

Caroline Knapp, junior, visited seven colleges on the East Coasts during her spring break. The colleges she visited included: Sarah Lawrence University, Yale University, Wesleyan University, Brown University, Boston University, Wellesley College, and Smith College. “My top three choices were Brown, Yale, an...

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...

UMSL Bridge Program offers ACT prep, post-high school planning

UMSL Bridge Program offers ACT prep, post-high school planning

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

From October to March, ten GCAA students attended the UMSL Bridge Program. For two Saturdays a month, students participated in classes such as math, science, writing skills, career and personal development, and college prep. These classes offered preparatory skills for the upcoming events that every ...

Spanish I & II start Pen Pal program with students in Columbia, South America

Spanish I & II start Pen Pal program with students in Columbia, South America

Kathleen Boesch, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life

Spanish I and II students have started a Pen Pal program with students in Columbia, South America. A Pen Pal Program works when students of two different cultures and countries befriend each other by writing letters, emails, or even video chatting back and forth. Kassondra Biggerstaff, foreign ...

GCAA art show held in Sun Theatre

GCAA art show held in Sun Theatre

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

On Thursday, April 20th, an Art Show was held in the Sun Theatre.  It showcased art produced by students from both middle and high school art courses that their teachers considered to be exceptional.  The event served as a fundraiser and also featured an art shop, where prints of student's work were avai...

Urban League provides select students with prom attire at no cost, releases financial burden for families

Urban League provides select students with prom attire at no cost, releases financial burden for families

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

On average, families spend up to nearly $1,000 on various prom expenses. This includes renting a tuxedo, buying a dress, shoes, a corsage, a boutonniere, hair, makeup, nails, formal photography, limos, dinner, hotels, and after party events. This puts a significant amount of stress on families who are financi...

Vocal music students compete in district contests

Vocal music students compete in district contests

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

This year GCAA has 11 small ensembles going to compete at the state level.  Small ensembles competed at Parkway Central while choir groups participated in the Large Ensemble Contest, an event held at Ritenour Sr. High School. Preather Pruitt, junior, competed in both solo and small ensemble, receiving th...

Vocal music students showcased at annual high school Cabaret Night

Vocal music students showcased at annual high school Cabaret Night

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

Vocal music students performed at The Franklin Room in Soulard on April 1, 2017.  The event featured choir performances as well as solos.  This was one of GCAA's biggest fundraisers.  The event's theme was kaleidoscope, representing diversity.  The songs performed reflected on the themes of acceptance,...

Vocal music students showcased at annual middle school Cabaret Night

Vocal music students showcased at annual middle school Cabaret Night

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

Middle School students showcased their vocal music skills at an event held on March 31, 2017.  The event, combined with the high school Cabaret Night was one of GCAA's largest annual fundraisers, raising a total of over $6,000.  The selected theme was kaleidoscope, representing diversity.  The songs...

Songs for a New World helps actors grow, step into others’ shoes

Songs for a New World helps actors grow, step into others’ shoes

Caroline Knapp, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

Songs for a New World challenged its actors while teaching them more about themselves through its focus on the decision-making process. From March 9 through March 11, select musical theater students performed “not a typical show. It [was] kind of a snapshot in one part of a person’s journey that [c...

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