Month: November 2013

Little Women: Becoming Astonishing

Senior Julia Massie prepares for the ball. Little Women featured elaborate costumes to bring to life America in the 1800s. (Photo courtesy of John Murray)

Senior Julia Massie prepares for the ball. Little Women featured elaborate costumes to bring to life America in the 1800s. (Photo courtesy of John Murray)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Faith’s Creative Arts Department recently performed Little Women. The play was well-done, as has come to be expected at Faith. Most impressive was the work done by the crew and set-builders. While the actors surely put many hours into the play and received due applause, the crew is often overlooked.

Faith’s talented students built a two-story house and manipulated a kite to make it appear to be flying. One subtle yet appealing aspect of the show was how backdrops were projected onto the curtains surrounding the house to show the changing seasons. (more…)

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50 Years Later, Dallas Remembers Kennedy

GRAPEVINE, Texas – In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was visiting Dallas while campaigning for re-election. “Although he had not formally announced his candidacy, it was clear that President Kennedy was going to run and he seemed confident about his chances for re-election,” according to the John F. Kennedy Presidential museum. As his motorcade turned off Main Street and onto Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, the President’s limousine came under fire from the Texas School Book Depository.

On November 22, our entire nation and, in particular, Dallas, Texas will remember the events of that day 50 years ago. As the anniversary approaches, the Sixth Floor Museum has received more attention. Lee Harvey Oswald fired shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository which now serves as a museum. The sixth floor houses the museum’s permanent exhibits, and the seventh floor is used for temporary ones. (more…)

Where Are They Now: Emory Cason

Alumna Emory Cason takes the ball downfield against Kansas State where she scored her first collegiate goal. (Photo courtesy of Baylor University Athletic Department)

Alumna Emory Cason takes the ball downfield against Kansas State where she scored her first collegiate goal. (Photo courtesy of Baylor University Athletic Department)

FORT WORTH, Texas – Faith alumna Emory Cason watches as the clock winds down at TCU’s soccer field and her Baylor Bears protect a 1-0 lead. Cason has not had much time on the field in her freshman year, but she has already scored a goal and is happy to continue playing her sport in college.

Cason graduated and signed to play at Baylor last spring. She had not played for a school team since Faith’s women’s soccer team was disbanded in 2011. Cason spent her junior and senior years playing outside of school for her club team. (more…)

Fathers Live A Double Life When Coaching Sons

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Grapevine Faith is home to many athletes and coaches, but one might be surprised by the number of athletes who are coached by one of their parents. There are at least six families that have had one or more athlete under their father’s tutelage while in high school — the Postemas, Smiths, Suggs, Severides, McDonalds and the Williams’. Each family we talked to mentioned numerous challenges, but even more benefits. “Coaching your own son has a different dynamic because you have the duality of being his coach and his dad at the same time,” football coach Bobby Williams said. “But overall it’s a very rewarding experience.” (more…)