Christopher Gavin has won a $10,000 scholarship from the “1 Million 4 Anna Foundation!” The foundation, named after Anna Basso, a young lady who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of 16, honors Anna’s legacy by helping other childhood cancer warriors and survivors with scholarships to achieve the dream of a college education; a dream Anna had during her 18 month battle. Christopher has won a multi-year scholarship he will use as he attends Virginia Military Institute next year.
We are so proud of you, Christopher, and thank God for His plans for your life!
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Congratulations to the following Gator athletes on being recognized as All Conference players during the Spring 2017 season!
Senior Erick Stock has been selected as TCIS Player of the Year in Baseball
Baseball: Erick Stock, Conner Clark, Jason Hartline, Andrew Castine, Don Goodes, Joe Lathrop
Golf: Patrick Nichols
Softball: Arianna Burford, Karly Packert, Jaycee Ruberti, Tyra Workman, Kayla Englar
Congratulations to the GCA Varsity Softball team on bringing home the VISAA Division II State Championship title for the ninth year in a row! The team defeated St. Margaret's 7-1 to secure the win.
The Gators scored on a double by Karly Packert in the first inning and a walk in the second, followed by three runs in the sixth inning thanks to a single by Lynelle Berube, a single by Jaycee Ruberti, and a single by Packert.
Lexi Ackerman, Packert, Ruberti, and Berube each collected multiple hits, while Tyra Workman commanded the mound with 9 strikeouts and allowing only 4 hits.
The Gators are coached by Dan Moore, with Assistant Coaches Kelly Gregory, Sommer DiFulgo, and Liz Nichols.
This win marks the ninth straight Softball State Championship and twelfth in school history. Way to go, girls!!!
Rachel Olson has been named a recipient of a Lincoln-Lane Foundation Scholarship!
The Lincoln-Lane Foundation was established in 1928 by Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Rodgers to enable deserving young men and women in our community the financial ability to obtain a quality education. Scholarships are awarded based, in part, on scholastic achievements and potential for success in community service.
Rachel will begin attending the University of Virginia this Fall. Congratulations, Rachel!
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Seniors Haley Englar and Conner Clark Win Beta Club Scholarships!
The Beta Club Scholarship is a nationally vetted scholarship open to any acting Beta member in their Senior year of High School. National Beta Club receives hundreds of applications and awards a select group of Beta members with scholarships. The candidates are evaluated based on a rigorous application process, numerous letters of recommendation, essays, grades, demonstration of character, and service events. Haley and Conner were both awarded scholarships toward the cost of their college education.
Miss Nona Kelly, Beta Club Sponsor, said of having two Beta members win scholarships, "It has been an honor and privilege to work with such wonderful young people. As the GCA Beta Club Faculty Sponsor, I have seen our students demonstrate generosity, mindfulness, and responsibility. Conner and Haley are no exception. They have both served above and beyond within and outside of Beta Club. I am very proud of these two Seniors and know success awaits them at their chosen colleges. Well done and well deserved, Conner and Haley!"
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The Honorable Eileen A. Olds spoke with GCA Government students and shared some lessons she has learned during her time serving in the judiciary. Judge Olds opened the floor to questions as she encouraged students to be ever mindful of how their actions today can shape their future opportunities.
Seventh grade Civics classes had the honor of visiting Judge Olds in her courtroom to see first-hand our Judicial system at work. Students got to sit in during actual proceedings and saw attorneys, probation officers, and other civil servants in action. A trip to the courthouse holding cells capped off the visit and left everyone thankful for the comfort of their own homes!
Thank you to The Honorable Eileen A. Olds for allowing us to observe her courtroom and for inspiring us with her words of wisdom!