Month: March 2014

Junior Class Wins Grapevine Faith’s Winter Olympics

Senior David Elliott celebrates his team's roll in curling. (Photo Courtesy of Brandon Whiteley)

Senior David Elliott celebrates his team’s roll in curling. (Photo Courtesy of Brandon Whiteley)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – With the XXII Winter Olympics in full swing in Sochi, Russia, the RAWR decided to host its own version of the games between the classes at Grapevine Faith. Students were allowed to sign up for any of five events hosted in the gym, and points were given to each class for the medals they won. The events included biathlon, curling, and bobsled, with the highlights being hockey and figure skating. (more…)

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Junior High Archers Advance To State Meet

Coach Tommy Sugg leads the junior high archery program in Faith's Outdoor Education class. The students shoot three days a week in the Worth Street gym.

Coach Tommy Sugg leads the junior high archery program in Faith’s Outdoor Education class. The students shoot three days a week in the Worth Street gym.

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Outdoor Education class in the Junior High at Faith has qualified two archery teams for the state competition on March 6. This is the first year Faith has had an archery program, and the students shoot three times a week during fifth and sixth periods. In an attempt to gauge just how talented these students are, I joined archery class for a week and soon embarrassed myself.

The students are a part of the National Archery in the Schools Program, which boasts around 2,300,000 students. For competitions, the shooters get a warm-up round of five arrows. The contest consists of three rounds of five arrows at 10 meters, followed by three rounds at 15 meters, and finally three more rounds again at 10 meters. Each round has a two-minute time limit, and everything is done on whistle commands. (more…)

Class Teaches Reality Behind CSI Shows

GRAPEVINE, Texas – 2013 Neilsen Ratings showed that nearly 10.8 million Americans watched CSI in one night. Our culture definitely has a fascination with crime shows, but how much of what we see on TV actually happens at a real-life crime scene? To answer that question you should check out Faith’s forensics class taught by Mrs. Lyndsey Toce. (more…)

Student Returns After Four Months

GRAPEVINE, Texas – On Tuesday, February 17, senior Ashley Zartman walked into class at Grapevine Faith for the first time in nearly four months. Zartman was severely injured in a car accident on her way to school in October. After multiple surgeries and a long road of rehab and therapy work, she has finally been allowed to return to school even though it is for only two days a week.

Senior Ashley Zartman works on an assignment in Mrs. Kelley Stanley's AP English class on her first day back to school. Zartman was out for four months to recover from injuries sustained in a car wreck. / Photo Courtesy of Brandon Whiteley

Senior Ashley Zartman works on an assignment in Mrs. Kelley Stanley’s AP English class on her first day back to school. Zartman was out for four months to recover from injuries sustained in a car wreck. (Photo Courtesy of Brandon Whiteley)

Zartman had been back to the school earlier in her recovery process for short visits and to watch some basketball games, but this was her first day to return as a student. “It was so surreal,” she said. “I was told a few months ago that I probably wouldn’t be able to go back to school.” Zartman said walking back into class felt “like 12,000 pounds was lifted off my shoulders.” (more…)