Month: May 2014

Brumbaugh Overcomes Injuries, Earns Scholarship

After suffering two season-ending spinal injuries, senior Daniel Brumbaugh led the team in strikeouts this year. (Photo courtesy of Sally Thomas)

After suffering two season-ending spinal injuries, senior Daniel Brumbaugh led the team in strikeouts this year. (Photo courtesy of Sally Thomas)

GRAPEVINE, Texas – What would you do if your hopes and dreams seemingly came crashing down before they ever began? Senior Daniel Brumbaugh experienced such disappointment in his freshman season with the baseball team. Brumbaugh fractured his back early on in the season and faced the possibility of never reaching his goal of playing collegiate baseball. He faced a hard road back, but this fall he signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Richmond next year, achieving his dream. (more…)

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#1 Soccer vs. Southlake and Fourth Straight Title

Sophomore soccer players receive a proclamation from Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate celebrating their fourth straight title alongside their coaches. (Photo courtesy of Grapevine Faith Athletic Department)

Sophomore soccer players receive a proclamation from Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate celebrating their fourth straight title alongside their coaches. (Photo courtesy of Grapevine Faith Athletic Department)

For the fourth year in a row, Faith’s soccer team has claimed the title of State Champions. This 4-peat was an outstanding accomplishment for the team, especially the seniors, for they have been prominent leaders on the team. This title didn’t come without challenges, though. The team played many major opponents, including large public schools like Southlake, but their hard work and determination helped them pull through and achieve yet another state championship win for Faith. Their fourth win was celebrated at an all-school pep talley at which the team and coaches were honored and the award was formally presented to the school. Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate also issued a proclamation making May 6, 2014 Faith Christian School State Soccer Champions Day. (more…)

Freshmen Tour Colleges On Annual Road Trip

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The class of 2017 began preparing for college in late April with the annual freshman college tour. Students toured four Texas universities over two days and came back with a new outlook on the college application process. Mrs. Michelle Taylor, Director of Academic and College Advising, led the trip which is designed “to allow students to get a ‘feel’ for the different opportunities they will have when making their own college choices,” she said.

Students visited DBU, TCU, Baylor, and Texas A&M. “We chose these schools for students to see different types of colleges, different sizes of colleges, and different types of college towns,” Mrs. Taylor said. “The purpose of the visits is not to promote any school. It is to enhance the student’s view of college and fuel their desire to attend a four-year university.” The students seemed to be evenly divided on which school was their favorite, but as many of this year’s seniors can tell you, those opinions can change many times before a final decision is made. (more…)