The 2022-2023 school year is off to an energizing start in the Middle School!
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
Our Kindergarteners are making discoveries and creations through the nature that surrounds us right here at GFA! Last week both classes went outside to create paint brushes with sticks, leaves, bristles, and flowers - any element you can imagine picking off the ground, tree, or a bush. These handmade paint brushes were then used to create collaborative pieces of artwork in each class. The students dipped their brushes into an assortment of colors, each student got to participate in each painting. The overlap and blending of one friend's work onto another was encouraged as the classes came together to create the artwork.
On Tuesday, September 6 GFA welcomed back students in grades PreK-12. A rainy commute could diffuse the excitement of everyone's excitement to be back on campus.
Horizons GFA's 6 week 2022 summer program finished off the season last week. Horizons GFA is a PreK through College program. The majority of students begin in their early education years and remain through college, building lifelong connections while experiencing unique and enriching opportunities.
Christina Whittaker, GFA class of 2008, has been named Executive Director of Horizons GFA. Christina joined the GFA community as a 7th grade student in 2002. When she began her GFA journey, Christina’s English teacher, Robbi Hartt, recommended that she volunteer with the Horizons program. She was an avid student and Robbi saw it as an opportunity for Christina to get involved and work with other students to support them in a subject she was passionate about. Since that day in 2002, Christina has felt passionate about working in education, with Horizons being a major part of her life.
Carol Wallace ’73 has written more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller To Marry an English Lord, which was an inspiration for the television series Downton Abbey. Her new novel, Our Kind of People, was released in January 2022. Wallace holds degrees from Greens Farms Academy, Princeton University, and Columbia University. She currently lives in Washington Heights, New York with her husband and has two children and two grandchildren, one just a few blocks away.
Eve Symington '06 is a director, producer, and writer. After making her first movies in the backyard at age 11, Evie is thrilled that her first feature film has just been released by XYZ Films. Brut Force is a twisty wine country thriller starring her sister Lelia Symington ’10, and comes recommended by the New York Times. You can watch Brut Force on Tubi.
By Henry Ellis
Others have had the same experiences as Omar, and how people are better united as one then forced to stand alone. Omar proved to everyone that if you set your mind on something, believe in yourself, and never give up, you can do anything.