Congratulations to the Grace Prep competition cheer squad who placed third in Division 2, Large Squads at the TAPPS State Cheer Competition held in Belton this week! Additionally, several members earned individual honors and all-state accolades: 1st Team All-State Hope Scarborough Phoebe Schuch 2nd Team All-State Ashtyn Houston Grace Barker All-State Honorable Mention Jaylah Suggs Top 4 in Individual Jumps Hope Scarborough
Grace Prep is proud to announce that seniors Samuel Prather and Harrison Young have been named National Merit Semifinalists. In order to qualify for this honor, a student’s PSAT score from their junior year must be in the top 1% of all scores in the nation. To qualify for National Merit scholarships, Sam and Harrison will need to advance to Finalist status by completing steps lined out by the National Merit program. They will be notified of their Finalist status next spring. We are also proud to announce that Drew Moore and Bradley Scott have qualified as National Merit Commended Scholars. These young men qualified for this honor earning a PSAT score that ranked them in the top 2.2%. Congratulations to these young men and their families!
It’s always great to be a Lion, but the next few days make it even better! Here’s hoping to see all of Lion Nation at one (and hopefully, more) of the events going on this Thursday and Friday. Thursday, November 7 Biblical Worldview Institute @ Prestonwood Academy (all day) University of Oklahoma Math Day (all day) One Act Play State Championships @ Cailloux Theater, Kerrville (all day) Volleyball State Semifinals @ Waco University HS (12:30 p.m.) Grace Prep Talent Show @ Lake Arlington Baptist Church (6:30 p.m.) Friday, November 8 Biblical Worldview Institute @ Prestonwood Academy (all day)
Grace Prep Theatre’s production of “Our Place” captured third place at the district competition held Tuesday in Denton. The one-act play focused on why places are important to people, and how they connect people and emotions. Over 20 GPA students made up the cast and crew. Additionally, several students earned individual honors: Best Tech Ryleigh deMontalvo Honorable Mention All Star Cast Caitlyn Blesi Marlee McFarlin Asher deMontalvo Kyle Lehew All Star Cast Trinity Hansen Brice Butler Kate Toulouse
Giving brings joy — and so do food trucks, live music, and fellowship with our Grace Prep family! North Texas Giving Day once again culminates with a live event at the Levitt Pavilion from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19. Please join us in representing Grace Prep and celebrating the generosity of our school’s community. At the event, we encourage you to vote for Green Oaks School for the “People’s Choice Award,” a recognition which offers recipients a $10,000 grant from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. Green Oaks is a Christian school for children with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities in Arlington. Your vote will help us lift up and encourage a deserving organization that is doing incredible, Christ-centered work in our community. On Thursday, don’t forget to make your gift to Grace Prep, and then join us at the NTGD celebration at Levitt Pavilion. We can’t wait to see you there!
Our 7th – 12th grade students participated in a weekend full of worship and God’s Word! Grace Prep hosted CRAVE, a student conference aimed at teaching today’s youth the truth of God’s word. Lead by Trip Lee and Matt Papa, the conference featured national speakers and theologically sound worship. A big shout out to our student ministries team for hosting the event as well as all of our host homes for hosting our students!
The Grace Prep spring musical keeps getting bigger. And better. This year will be the best year yet. Grace Prep is presenting Singin’ in the Rain as this year’s all-school spring musical! For two nights only at the historic Arlington Music Hall, April 26 & 27, see Lions of all ages perform. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with the curtain coming up at 7:00 p.m. Both shows will sellout so get your tickets now! Tickets can be purchased online and online only. Each show is limited to 600 guests so purchase your tickets now! Click below: purchase Singin’ in the Rain tickets
Have you wondered if Grace Prep is right for you? Now’s your chance! On Tuesday, February 26 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., this evening is set aside for you – our prospective families. Families will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and staff as well as current students and families who share your values. You’ll also be able to tour the campus, examine our curriculum, visit school activity booths, and listen to members of the administration discuss the Grace Prep difference. All Grace Prep departments will be available to answer any questions. Prospective families for Kindergarten through 12th grade students are encouraged to attend. We would love to know that you are planning to join us. To register, please visit our home page at: http://www.graceprep.org/get-to-know-grace/
The recent basketball pep rally was full of Texas flair. From the “Come and Take It” banner to the yee-haws and western attire, there was no doubt Grace Prep is Texas through and through. The competition cheer squad performed a modified version of their state championship-winning routine, and the Little Lions cheerleaders danced to “Deep in the Heart of Texas”. Following the introduction of both the varsity girls and boys basketball teams, it was time for the Old Lions-Young Lions basketball game. The Old Lions, featuring a variety of GPA coaches, and the Young Lions, made up of high school students and coached by seniors Myles McCrary, Trey Jordan and Lundyn Ellison, battled hard for 15 minutes before the Old Lions won the battle and bragging rights, 25-20.
Congratulations to the Grace Prep Competition Cheer Squad for winning the TAPPS Division II, Large Squad state championship title today! The squad took top honors over seven other schools in the two-day contest. Several members of Lion cheer were named to the Division II Varsity Traditional Cheer All-State squads. Senior Dawson Foster and freshman Hope Scarborough earned first team honors, while senior Maci Stewart was named to the second team. Seniors Mikayla Thornton and Jenna Turner brought home honorable mention medals. In addition to the all-state team members, the competition squad also includes: seniors Mackensey Culp and Sydney Woychesin; juniors Grace Barker and Ashtyn Houston; sophomores Ryleigh deMontalvo, Morgan Fuller, Haley Graham, Phoebe Schuch, Madison Skinner and Jaylah Suggs; and freshmen Daniella Alcala and Callie Blesi.