Congressional staffer Nick Stanley, who works for Congresswoman Kay Granger of the 12th congressional district, spoke with Grace Prep students on Monday during various classes. Stanley shared with the groups about congressional districts and how young people can get involved in government.
The Senior-Junior 2018 prom was a night to remember. Adorned with magical decorations and twinkling lights, the ballroom was an ideal setting for the prom’s theme of “One Enchanted Evening”. While the ballroom was decked out and beautiful, it paled in comparison to the juniors and seniors who were absolutely dressed to the nines. Throughout the fabulous evening which included dinner, enjoying treats from the cupcake and candy bar, tons of dancing, and gaming it up at Alley Cats, the classes of 2018 and 2019 made memories to last a lifetime.
Mark your calendars for May 18th. It is the last bell for seniors, and it is the day that GPA will host its first-ever yearbook signing day. All students (both elementary and secondary) will receive a yearbook. Secondary students will receive theirs Friday, May, 18 before the last bell. So, bring your favorite pens and get ready to seek out students you want to have sign a message in your yearbook. -Ask athletes to sign their photos (they might be in the NBA or NFL or MLB some day)! -Ask your friends to write a message as a keepsake in your book, too! To celebrate our staff being finished with the yearbook, our publisher Balfour invited us to come tour their publishing plant and gave Grace Prep an award for being a first-time advisor and having all first-time staffers! To top it off, we are among the first schools to finish our yearbook! The 2017-18 yearbook staff includes Chandler Tolliver, Naamah McGee, Kati Rod, Morgan Fuller, Lilly Gottlieb, Phoebe Schuch, Madison Skinner, Kennedy Phillips, Sierra Scala, Matthew Tucker and Trey Jordan.
This summer the Grace Prep Athletics Department is excited to offer a variety of sports camps! Led by Grace Prep coaches, students can attend camps focusing on baseball, boys or girls basketball, football, volleyball, and strength & conditioning. Ages vary with each camp. For GPA-registered camps (basketball, football, and strength & conditioning), the early registration discount ends May 18th. Click here for the 2018 GPA Summer Athletics Camp Flyer and 2018 GPA Summer Athletics Camp Registration Form. For more information, contact Ms. Ryan Chambers, Assistant to the Dean of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Preparatory Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Tammy Evans as its new head girls basketball coach. “Coach Tammy Evans has the background, ability and experience necessary to take our girls basketball program to greater heights,” according to Richie Alfred, Grace Prep Dean of Athletics. “She has a track record of success. Even more importantly, she will serve as a positive Christian role model for our young ladies.” Evans comes to Grace Prep after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Kennedale High School, where the Wildcats advanced to the area playoffs this season. Prior to that she was an assistant at Godley High School. Throughout her career, Coach Evans has 10 years of head basketball coaching experience at various public and private high schools in both Texas and Florida. She led Granbury Happy Hill Farm on their way to back-to-back TAPPS 1A State Championships in 2011 and 2012; she was also named TAPPS Coach of the Year in each of those seasons. Additionally, Evans has coached cross country and track. In 2006, she helped lead the Happy Hill Farm boys track team to a TAPPS 1A championship, and did the same for the 2011 Happy Hill girls cross country team. “I am very excited to return back to Christian education,” says Coach Evans. “Grace Prep has given me this opportunity to coach young ladies in an environment where the truth can be interjected in dealing with life challenges both on and off the court.” Evans is married to Dr. Marc Evans, and they are the parents of four grown children and have two granddaughters.
Jeremiah Tucker recently received the Tillie Burgin Servant Leader Award. The Grace Prep senior is a leader on the football, basketball, and track teams. He is a strong role model who mentors several junior high boys, in addition to performing with the worship team at Grace Prep. Jeremiah is an active member in the GPA Business Club and is a member of Adamant Believers Council of NRH. In the fall, he will attend Wheaton College (Illinois) and continue his football career there. Jeremiah’s character, integrity, and servant heart for Grace Prep earned him the award.
Are you interested in knowing more about Grace Prep? Do you want to experience what it feels like to be surrounded by a community of like-minded people who love Jesus and value their time with family? Then come to our next Open House event on Thursday, April 26 beginning at 7:00 p.m. You will have an opportunity to take a school tour, visit with our administration and faculty, and best of all, hear from our students about what makes Grace Prep an outstanding educational choice for your family. Visit our website at graceprep.org and register today for our Open House!
The “Mane Post” staff met with “The Dallas Morning News” Publisher and President Grant Moise, Entertainment Writer Sarah Blaskovich, and Editor Mike Wilson as part of high school journalism day with TDMN team! The group also received a behind-the-scenes look at a working newsroom.
Grace Prep Tennis completed its run at the TAPPS 4A District 1 Tennis Tournament in Midland by punching a pair of tickets to the state tournament which will be held April 16-17 at Waco Regional Tennis Center. On the girls’ side, Claire Bullington and Kay Lee Sedwick finished second in doubles play. The finish gives Bullington a second straight trip to the state doubles contest. In the boys’ bracket, Nathan Holm and Drew Moore took home 6th place honors. Also competing for the Lions were Mackensey Culp, Hannah Turner, Nolan Parker and Bradley Scott in singles, and teams of Sara Gunn/Camden Graber and Matthew Walraven/Sam Hall in doubles.
The Grace Prep boys golf team, consisting of Crue Baldwin, John Bearrie, Grant Chelette and Hudson Graber, finished 2nd in yesterday’s TAPPS 4A District 2 tournament held at Tangle Ridge Golf Club in Grand Prairie. Hannah Reeves placed fifth individually in the girls tournament to notch her spot in the regional competition to be played Monday, April 23 at Mansfield National Golf Club.