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In Our Own Words

Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community. Have something you'd like to share? Send it to us: communications@gfacademy.org. 

Planting a Meadow

By Noah Sonnenberg '17

In order to improve the biodiversity and sustainability on campus we decided to plant a native meadow. By adding a meadow we are removing some of unnecessary lawn space on campus.

Lawns require many inputs to maintain including mowing, watering and fertilizer …

Posted by frances in Student Writing on Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 09:39AM
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How Prepared Are You for the Zombie Apocalypse?

By Tamar Cunha
December 2016 Von Kohorn Speaker

Posted by frances in Faculty Writing on Wednesday December 7, 2016
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Facing the Summit

By Kirwan Carey '19

I have been going to the same summer camp for the past three years. Camp Chingachgook on Lake George is my happy place. I love most everything about it: the people, the activities, and even the slightly questionable food.

One aspect of my camp that makes it so unique is that …

Posted by Frances Moore in Student Writing on Monday December 5, 2016 at 10:14AM
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Take Quality Time

By Aléwa Cooper, Head of Lower School

As we enter the holiday season, the tradition of giving to others and gathering together takes on deeper meaning. As I write, your children are preparing for the winter concert, and their crystal clear voices fill the hallways with magic.  I am …

Posted by frances in Faculty Writing on Monday December 5, 2016
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Fifth Grade: Guided Independence

By Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School

The fifth grade year is one of remarkable change. Students begin the year as children, and emerge as young adults. As they move from dependence to independence within the span of one school year, GFA’s specialized fifth grade program is designed to support…

Posted by Frances Moore in Faculty Writing on Friday November 18, 2016
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The True Meaning of Veterans Day

By Norelisa Nascimento

To some people, today is just another holiday and a time of year where there are tons of discounts, sales, and deals. We are bombarded with Veterans Day sales commercials. But we shouldn’t be focused on the low prices, and instead on the whole reason behind Veterans Day…

Posted by frances in Student Writing on Monday November 14, 2016
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Werewolves and Bearded Mathematicians

The following story was a prize-winning entry in the Middle School 2016 Scary Story Contest. 

by Andrew Gebicki '20

Thousands of years ago, an algebra professor in Ancient Russia ventured into a dark forest to hunt for food. Eventually, after finding no prey, he grew tired and laid down to …

Posted by frances on Monday October 31, 2016
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Notes from Rwanda: Feminism Supports Progress

By Patrick Howard '19

Our lumbering Toyota Coaster bounced through the dirt roads of Rinkwavu. Children ran out of their compounds to wave at us mzungus with huge smiles on their faces. The dusty van swerved through the rolling terrain of Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills. Our driver stopped at …

Posted by frances on Friday October 28, 2016 at 11:50AM
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Men: Share and Show Your Feelings

By Victor Llanque Zonta, Director of World Perspectives Program

In 2012, on my wedding day, I promised I would love my wife for the rest of my life. I loved her so much that it didn’t cross my mind at the time that it would only take a few years before I met a woman whom I can’t stop …

Posted by frances on Friday October 28, 2016 at 11:49AM
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