Rissy Gates recently received the Tillie Burgin Servant Leader Award. The Grace Prep senior took the lead in planning and organizing a very successful blood drive at school in February. Rissy attends Christ Community Bible Church, and works part-time at Chick-Fil-A in Arlington. She is active at Grace Prep, serving in National Honor Society and participating in choir. Her character, integrity, and servant heart for Grace Prep and the community earned her the award.
The Grace Prep varsity boys basketball team notched a trip to the TAPPS 4A State Final Four with its 73-45 win over Lubbock Trinity Christian in Abilene on Saturday. The Lions (32-6) are matched up against district opponent Colleyville Covenant Christian (22-11) in the first 4A semifinal game on Thursday, March 1 at Waco University High School with tip scheduled for 1:00 p.m. This will be the third meeting between the teams this season with each squad winning on its home court, and the schools sharing the District 2 title. The winner of Thursday’s contest will move on to Friday’s 4:00 p.m. championship at West High School against the winner of the Sugar Land Logos Prep (18-9)/Woodlands Christian (27-13) game. Boys 4A State Semifinals – Thursday, March 1 1:00pm – Grace Prep (32-6) vs. Colleyville Covenant Christian (22-11) 4:00pm – Sugar Land Logos Prep (18-9) vs. Woodlands Christian (27-13) hosted at University High School (3201 South New Road, Waco, 76706)
“Celebrating Unity within Our Diversity” was the theme of our very energetic and worshipful Revolution of Grace chapel on Wednesday, February 14. Secondary students were led by our dynamic choir and worship team. Three young men – freshman Jonathan Hill, junior Sam Hall, and senior Jeremiah Tucker – delivered powerful messages to the student body.
The 2018 Daddy Daughter Dance was a magical evening filled with lots of sparkle and shine thanks to our amazing juniors and seniors! Precious memories were made for each dad and daughter – memories that will remain in their hearts forever. The special evening was topped off with a sweet devotion that reminded the girls how important it is to always sparkle and shine for their heavenly father, Jesus.
This Friday night, February 16th, Grace Prep will play its last home basketball game of the 2017-18 season before the state tournament. To honor our players and thank our fans, everyone is getting in free. No admission. Zero. Free lunch type stuff. No need to thank us… love keeps no record. What’s the catch? Glad you ask. We need you to show up and show out. Bring your family and friends. We’ll have Chick-Fil-A for sale and State T-Shirts. Not to mention if we win it all at state, I mean, when we win it all, you can say you saw the team when they were just little ol’ Grace Prep. Little ol’ Grace Prep playing in a $5,000,000 facility, with the All-American winningest coach… lil’ ol’ Grace Prep. #humblebeginnings When: Friday 2/16 @ 6PM Where: @ The Best School in Texas Who: Lions v. ILT-Garland
Seniors in the Worldview Perspectives class enjoyed the presentation of two Albanian missionaries with Cru Ministries. In addition to learning about their ministry, the students gained insight into the importance of folk dances in Albanian culture. As seen in the video below, the group even tried to learn an Albanian dance.
Grace Prep’s football team had three members sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday morning to continue their playing careers at the collegiate level. Teammates Robert Combs and Tyler Osborne inked letters to play at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. The Crimson Storm, an NCAA Division II program, plays in the Great American Conference. Jeremiah Tucker will continue his career with the Wheaton College Thunder in Wheaton, Illinois. Wheaton competes in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, and is NCAA Division III. Congratulations to all three young men and their families on this exciting occasion!
Seth MacKenzie recently received the Tillie Burgin Servant Leader Award. The Grace Prep senior leads a junior high Bible study on campus, and is a strong role model who also mentors several junior high boys. Seth attends Park Springs Bible Church where he performs with both the worship team and the youth band. Seth’s character, integrity, and servant heart for Grace Prep earned him the award.
The Grace Prep high school basketball teams will be concluding TAPPS 4A District 2 play as well as celebrating senior night on Tuesday, February 6. The games versus Fellowship Academy begin with the JV match-up at 4:30 p.m., and are followed by the varsity girls at 6:00 p.m. and varsity boys at 7:30 p.m. The varsity boys are currently ranked #1 in the TABC TAPPS 4A poll and hold a 27-6 (8-1 in district) record. The Lady Lions are 13-12 overall with a 5-4 district mark. The JV boys have won 11 in a row to post a 14-3 record (9-0 in district). Between the girls’ and boys’ varsity games, seven senior basketball players will be honored. Those students are: Jazmyne Jones, Yafet Alefnew, Abraham Morden, Jordan Phillips, Jeremiah Tucker, Brendan Waller, and Chandler Wilberding.
Grace Prep senior Elijah Cavanaugh was recently given the Tillie Burgin Servant Leader Award. Elijah leads Revive, a student-led ministry at Grace Prep, and is a member of National Honor Society. His consistent daily walk with Christ is noticed by others in the Grace Prep family. Elijah is also active in Business and Investing Club, Creative Writing Club, and Chess Club. He attends Grace Community Church. The Tillie Burgin Servant Leader Award is given to Grace Prep students showing the character, heart, and actions of servant leaders.