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Senior Magazine – Class of 2017

Senior Magazine – Class of 2017

Chloe Ward, Senior Magazine Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2017

This is the class of 2017 issue of the Unknown, the annual magazine for GCAA graduates.

Transgender student wins prom king

Transgender student wins prom king

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

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 ...

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

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...

Senior Chloe Ward prepares for future, reflects on contributions to student media staff

Senior Chloe Ward prepares for future, reflects on contributions to student media staff

Caroline Knapp, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

After two and a half years on the Student Media staff, senior Chloe Ward will say goodbye at the end of this year as she graduates and begins her journey after high school. Chloe began her journalism career at GCAA when she joined staff second semester of her sophomore year. She eventually rose in th...

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

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...

“Take Notes!”: junior explores Ivy League colleges

“Take Notes!”: junior explores Ivy League colleges

Keeley Burke, Expression Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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