The acquisition of knowledge and moments in the classroom that propel students into a life full of curiosity and wonder are trademarks of the GFA experience. That is what students leave Yensen Lambert’s classroom feeling. With two decades of teaching experience, and recently finishing her fourth year at GFA, Yensen Lambert has been named the 2022-2023 Connecticut COLT Language Teacher of the Year.
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, musician and author of Run-DMC fame will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2022 on Thursday, June 9.
After a lengthy afternoon of questions and answers, the GFA Quiz Team qualified for next weekend's National Academic Championship playoffs (online version) by posting a 4-2 record in last weekend's preliminary matches, highlighted by the highest single match total of the day (355 points) and capped by a victory against a previously undefeated Scarsdale team in their final match.
For the past four years, Dr. Heather Heenehan (AKA “Dr. H”) has been guiding student-led research in her Marine Science classes. Using the Long Island Sound —specifically Burying Hill and Frost Point beaches — as their testing ground, each semester brings significant learning opportunities for the students. This year the courses saw an expansion not only in the areas of focus, but the manner in which the students report their findings out to the greater community.
Upper School Counselor Stephanie Van Hatten was honored May 25 with the dedication in this year's Penumbra. This annual publication is a collection of student works — poetry, short stories, essays, and artwork — that is edited and designed by students, and released as a printed piece each spring.
Senior Lulu Wu's semester 2 Capstone Project was selected for the Global Online Academy Catalyst Exhibition Showcase. Hers was just among the 20 that were selected, from 500 submissions, and was published in the GOA 2021-2022 Public Showcase.
Though they shared the regular-season title with King, after losing to them in the final game of the regular season, the Dragons proved themselves as the best team in the Fairchester Athletic Association this spring by winning the league tournament title on Thursday, May 19.
Now in its second year, Giving Day brought the community together — in-person and off-campus — to honor GFA’s 97-year legacy by enabling the school to envision an inspired future for its students. With your support, we surpassed our goal, raising more than $785,000 from more than 950 donors.