Welcome Back, Students!
GIA had a blast last week welcoming student back to campus and introducing our programming for the year at our annual Kick Off!
GreenwayReads has officially begun! We kicked off the program on Friday, 9/13, serving over 400 students and teachers who will be exploring Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. Thanks to all of the students, teachers, and Greenway staff who made the event a success!
GIA recently collaborated with the Greenway Court Theatre (GCT) in sponsoring an art contest based on the subject matter for Greenway’s most recent production: Ripe Frenzy. This play grapples with high school gun violence by looking at it through the lens of the media chaos and its devastating effects on already tragic events.
Greenway provided participating students with art supplies and received works from over 30 student in response to the prompt “Gun violence in schools #enough.” Each work shows depth and thoughtfulness about a charged issue that touches student lives every day.
The contest winners were as follows: 1st place– Michelle Macario, 10th grade; 2nd place– Karen Castillo, 10th grade; 3rd place– Nikka Gayoso 12th grade.
On May 6th, students from Fairfax High School dazzled Melrose Trading Post (MTP) market goers with science, swag, and singing.
The Main Stage performances featured student singers, bands, and an ensemble cast showing off their chops in a snippet from the school’s spring production, Fame Jr. The food court was buzzing with activity for the entire day, with the open, interactive science fair tents and a booth selling “STRAIGHT OUTTA FAIRFAX” merch to true Fairfax fanatics.
Greenway was especially excited and proud to announce the three winners of its annual scholarship. These graduating seniors received our prizes: Maricarmen Solis Diaz- $4,000; Christina Carrera-$2,000; Astou Mbacke- $2,000.
The students really outdid themselves this year! Stay tuned for more on how GIA and MTP promote expression, entrepreneurship, and experiments at FHS.