Speech and Debate Scores Big at Valdosta Tournament
This past weekend the Speech and Debate Team, known as “the Jesters,” competed at the Valdosta High School Wildcat Speech and Debate Classic. Our team competed against 20 teams from Georgia and Florida. Results are as follows:
Varsity Public Forum Debate: James Bryan & William Poss, Jack Rafferty & Miles Pearlstein and Eddie Belle & Nolan Schreiner (his first tournament!), Quarterfinalists; Jack Stegelman & Gerald Robison and Ethan Damiani & Jordan Thomas, Semfinalists; Zach Hubert & PJ Cooper and Charlie Toole & Flynn Kelly, CO-CHAMPIONS. Speaker Awards: Ethan Damiani, 7th Place; Eddie Belle, 6th Place; Charlie Toole, 5th Place; Zach Hubert, 4th Place; Jack Stegelman, 3rd Place; PJ Cooper, 2nd Place; Jordan Thomas, CHAMPION
Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Nicolas Kamel and Reid Barry, Quarterfinalists; Swagatam Das, Semifinalist; Speaker Awards: Emmaline Harmon, 8th Place; Griffin Richie, 6th Place; Nicolas Kamel, 4th Place; Reid Barry, 3rd Place
Program of Oral Interpretation: Sophie Rivard, 3rd Place; Liliana Chanler, 2nd Place; Taylor Jackson, CHAMPION
Extemporaneous Speaking: Sophie Rivard, 6th Place; Robert Weimar, 5th Place; Eric Slovensky, 4th Place; Theo Weimar, 3rd Place; Harrison Gray, 2nd Place; Sarah Likins, CHAMPION
Impromptu Speaking: Robert Weimar, 3rd Place; Eric Slovensky, 2nd Place; Theo Weimar, CHAMPION
INDICATES STATE BID TO VARSITY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MARCH
JESTERS BRING HOME OVERALL SWEEPSTAKES CHAMPIONSHIP!
3 Grady Students Selected to Attend Reach One Each One Program
We have 3 students selected to attend the Reach One Each One Program this Year:
Reach One Each One is a program designed to give healthcare science students a REAL world look at healthcare. A collaboration of Grady Health System, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Emory School of Medicine, the program is designed to introduce and expose high-performing students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing medical careers to various specialties during an intensive 10-week course.
This is a great honor and these students should be congratulated.
8 Grady Students Receive National Merit Commendation Recognition
Congratulations to the following students. These Grady scholars received National Merit Commendation Recognition; placing in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students taking the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Jordan Killenberg (not pictured)
Grady Book Club Hosts Visit from Author Becky Albertalli
The Grady Book Club hosted a visit and book signing from Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda Wednesday, September 20th. The visit was well attended and 18 students received a free copy of the book courtesy of the Grady Book Club!
Youth Mental Health Workshop 9/26/17
This is a reminder that the Fall 2017 PSAT examination will be administered at Grady High School Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to 10th and 11th grade Grady students free of charge. However, 9th graders who are interested in taking the PSAT must submit a payment of $16.00 (exact cash or money order Payable to Grady High School). The deadline to submit payments to Mrs. Matthews in the front office is Wednesday, September 20, 2017 during the following hours: Monday -Thursday 9:00am to 11:30am and Fridays 9:00am to 11:00am.
FYI...your performance on the PSAT is critical in determining your enrollment in AP courses also for 11th graders the PSAT is required as it determines your National Merit Scholarship status in senior year.
Freshman/Sophomore Information Night 10/17/17
Download the Freshman/Sophomore Information Night flyer here.
The Counseling & Guidance Team will host the annual Freshmen/Sophomore Student & Parent Night Tuesday, 10/17, 6:00 P.M. in Vincent D. Murray Theater. Topics of discussion will include:
- Graduation Requirements
- Post-Secondary Options
- Scholarships & Grants
- Dual Enrollment
- Academic Advancement & Recovery
- College & Career Connections Resources
- Much, Much More