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.
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
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.
By Soren Honavar
Fifth graders recently read the graphic novel When Stars are Scattered — which tells the true story of a young boy who fled his home in Somalia in the early 1990s when civil war broke out and walked for weeks to get to a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. The story inspired them to write a newspaper report of his tale.
Edited by Mr. Dulac, Ms. Quainoo, Ms. Ferrante, Ms. Giacalone, Ms. Aniel, and Mr. Gott
After an action-packed week last week, we are pleased to present podcasts created, written, recorded, and edited by members of the Class of 2028. We hope you enjoy them and the stories they tell.
By Katherine E. and Lacey A.
Day 3 is officially complete, and we think all the eighth graders can agree that it was the best!