Eighth grade students concluded their semester-long Nonprofit Marketplace projects last week. The project tasks groups of students to create a nonprofit organization that addresses a real-world problem related to the 15 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
GFA’s PreK know that Long Island Sound is a special place and they understand the importance of protecting this unique natural resource. With that in mind, the students set out to build an exhibit at Earthplace, a nature center in Westport, to educate visitors about pollution solutions.
For senior Drew Durkin, the commitment to serving others isn’t temporary or fleeting. At this point, it’s practically part of his DNA.
Senior Katie Mackle’s decision to apply to the United States Naval Academy must have come to her in a dream. “I just woke up one morning last spring and thought, ‘I think I’m going to apply.’” That early-morning revelation was just the beginning of what will likely be a tough — but she hopes rewarding — path as she starts Plebe Summer at the prestigious Annapolis academy on June 28.
The following students have been ranked nationally in the 83rd annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours. Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. More than 74,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2018 event.
This week the GFA Athletics Department honored six seniors who plan to play college athletics next year:
Last Friday the Middle School's annual Bike-a-Thon for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp changed format slightly due to impending weather, but that didn't damper spirits.
Eighth graders Jake Farber, Kavya Krishnamurthy, Katherine McNamara, and Karsten Rynearson headed to Chicago last weekend to compete in the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament. The team had an astounding finish, tying for fifth place out of 192 teams.