On Monday, April 29, 2013, forty middle school students from The Christian School of Grace Baptist Church travelled to Lancaster, PA to participate in the ACSI Middle School Fine Arts Festival. Groups and individual students were adjudicated in vocal, instrumental, and visual art categories. Over 1100 students from forty Middle Atlantic Christian school participated.
The Christian School of Grace Baptist Church is pleased to announce the following results. The small vocal ensemble called The Grace Notes, under the direction of Mrs. Carol Garman, received the highest score in their group. Additionally, they were one of three performances chosen to present at the awards program. Also, Seventh grade student Nicholas Douglas of Carlisle earned the designation of Superior for his vocal solo entitled “There Is A Higher Throne.”
The opportunity to present at ACSI marks the end of many months of practice and preparation by the students. Among others recognized for excellence in their musical presentations were Erik Praestgaard, piano; Alyssa Endres, vocal solo, and Nathan Harding, guitar. The school choir and Boys’ Ensemble also earned a score of Excellent for their performances.
The tournament is on Tuesday this year at a new time 8:00 AM again at Mayapple. Click here for more details and a brochure/registration.
Josie Hurst, for Shining Through
Front left to right: Josie Hurst, 3rd place; Emma Van Grouw, champion; Alexis Rickrode, 2nd place
Back: 5th & 6th Grade winners: Gabrielle Silvious, 3rd place; Danielle Pfeiffer, 1st place; Jeffrey Endres, 2nd place
The 2013 Spelling Bee started on Friday, Feb. 15, with 41 students. The Bee determines a school champion. We also determine place winners for the 5th/6th grade level, as well as for the 7th/8th grade level. It took eleven rounds to determine a 5th/6th winner in addition to the three finalists for the 7th/8th grade level. Daniel Pfieffer earned first place by being successful through 10 rounds. Jeffrey Endres finish second after winning a runoff with Gabrielle Silvious. He correctly spelled kindergarten and definition to earn 2nd place.
In the upper level, Josie Hurst finished in third place. After Chapel on Wednesday, Feb 20th, Alexis Rickrode and Emma VanGrouw squared off for the school championship. Emma correctly spelled alternative and comparative to earn the overall school championship.
Congratulations to each of the place winners!