Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association

Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association

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It is with a heavy heart to share with our fellow Saints that one of our own has passed away. Paul Scott Felner fought a valiant battle the last 6 months.
Anyone ever associated with the GSL High School is invited to a 40 year anniversary reunion celebration of the first graduating class!!
Anyone ever associated with the GSL High School is invited to a 40 year anniversary reunion celebration of the first graduating class!!

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Grace St. Luke's High School Peeps (1972-1979) is a Facebook group created for making it easier for members to find each other and to plan reunions. Please join the fun and spread the word. The Class of 1976 will have a 40 year reunion June 10-12, 2016 and all group members are invited.
Class of 1987!
What a terrific reunion! What a turn-out!!!
While in DC, former GSL Teacher Stephanie Anderson and her family got to meet with their Congressman, Steve Cohen. Imagine her surprise when she walked in the office and saw her former student, Barrett Heffington, who is spending this semester as an Intern in Cohen's office. Way to go, Barrett!
Now here are some Alumni! Mrs Dillons class
Attended my first St. Mary's Varsity Volleyball game tonight. What a great surprise! Huber Sisters on opposite sides of the court! So great to see these wonderful Lukers!
Lynn Crawford & Jonathan Pekar @ the Big Star movie
Joe Boone
Jonathan Pekar, Shelby Bryant and Joe Boone -- 3 Saints Jamming

Keeping Saints alumni connected and up-to-date about important GSL events! GO SAINTS!

Operating as usual

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 04/06/2022

Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. was a smash this past weekend at GSL! So proud of our cast and crew, and so grateful for all the folks - including some AWESOME ALUMNI! - who came out to the show. Many, many thanks to you all for supporting the Performing Arts at GSL! 👏

Photos from Martin Music's post 04/05/2022

Many thanks to Eric Martin '84 - a true Saint and - and his super-cool business Martin Music for donating this beautiful acoustic guitar to our annual Anchor Auction! Signed by Widespread Panic! We are really excited to be able to offer it up for bid, and it is already getting a lot of attention - no big surprise there! Check it out and register here to bid today:
https://e.givesmart.com/events/jyJ/. Thanks and GO, SAINTS!

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 04/01/2022

We had a visit from the Surber Family last week! Head of School-elect Andy Surber was in town with his family for house-hunting as well as a few on-campus meetings with members of the transition committee and leadership team. The Surbers even stopped by the Italian Dinner and picked up some to-go meals in support of our 8th Grade! (Mary, Keenan GSL ’17, Logan GSL ’19, and Andy pictured below.) Looking forward to welcoming them back in July.⚓😀

Timeline photos 04/01/2022

Support the GSL Parents' Association 2022 Anchor Auction from the comfort of home by registering for the online silent auction, now open for bidding!
Click here to register: https://e.givesmart.com/events/jyJ/.
And mark your calendar! The silent auction closes on Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m. Thank you for supporting your Saints!

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 03/31/2022

To close out Women’s History Month, we wanted to pay tribute to our school’s founder, Lorena Webber Walker. In 1947 Mrs. Walker, who had previously run a kindergarten at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, approached the Rev. Dr. Charles Stuart Hale, the second rector of the newly-merged Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, to ask if she could rent space at GSL to begin operating a kindergarten here. A scholarly man himself, he agreed, and Mrs. Walker set to work. Who knew that from those humble beginnings in the Parish Hall, a thriving school would emerge and end up serving the children of Memphis for the next 75 years!

Her portrait hangs today in our Administrative Office, and our annual teaching award is named in her honor. We share a few photos here, along with the beginning of her five-page handwritten treatise on “The Purpose of Kindergarten.”

She wrote: “In this period … we have a greater opportunity than we shall ever have again … to cultivate habits of self-control, initiative, self-reliance, fair play, courtesy, sympathy, love, and protection for all living things.” Standards that still hold today!

We celebrate and remember Mrs. Walker - a great lady to whom we owe a great debt. 👏⚓♥️

Timeline photos 03/31/2022

Class of 2018 Saints at the St. Mary’s prom this spring 😊 Back row: Lawson, Carter, Warner, Evans, Eli, Chris; front row: Lilly, Ellie, Mary, Addison, and Merrill.

03/30/2022

Spooky fun on stage: Middle School Performing Arts Teacher Leslie Reddick met up with Luker alumni last night at Hutchison for The Addams Family! From left, Carter, Emery, Felix, Reddick, Sara Kate, and Lucy. Way to go, Saints!
And hey, Ms. Reddick has her own show going up at GSL this weekend, too - Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. - come join us! Tickets are $12; showtimes and links below:
Thursday, March 31, 7:30 pm: https://www.memberplanet.com/.../gsl.../fiddlerthursday730pm
Friday, April 1, 7:30 pm: https://www.memberplanet.com/.../gslpabc/fiddlerfriday730pm
Saturday, April 2, 10 am: https://www.memberplanet.com/.../fiddlersaturday1000am
Saturday, April 2, 7:30 pm: https://www.memberplanet.com/.../gsl.../fiddlersaturday730pm

03/23/2022

Way to go, Isabelle Mansour, GSL Class of 2019! 👏

Five Hutchison juniors were selected to attend Tennessee Governor’s School programs this summer. They will participate in high-intensity summer programs at universities across the state.

Congratulations to the following girls!
Eleanor Bridgforth ’23: Integration of Biological & Statistical Sciences at East Tennessee State University
Juliette Forgette ’23: Arts (Theatre) at Middle Tennessee State University
Loralei Forgette ’23: International Studies at University of Memphis
Isabelle Mansour ’23: International Studies at University of Memphis
Emmy Walton ’23: Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University

We are proud of our girls for all of their hard work and what they will accomplish this summer: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1225497

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 03/07/2022

Spring theater is underway, and our past GSL Thespians are on the stage again! Way to go, Saints! Photos as follows: Lukers Angela Merideth, Leslie Reddick, Ian Reddick '10 and Debbie Callahan were on hand to see Carter '18 in The Lightning Thief at CBHS; Ms. Reddick visited with Aislinn '19 and Maeve '18 who were cast and crew for Mary Poppins at St. Mary's; Sara Kate '18 and Emery '19 were also in attendance at the show.

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School's post 03/04/2022

Young alumni should remember this - we first started this annual hip hop performance tradition about 14 years ago, with the help of Robert Mtown Image Ward and his dance troupe!

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 02/22/2022

Happy TWOSDAY! Couldn't let 2/22/22 pass without getting a photo of our GSL twins! Posting a two-for-one here... we beat the rain, but the littles did get a bit more wiggly by the end of our shoot! Eight precious sets of twins in Preschool and Lower School, plus Henry in Middle School (twin Marin is out on her 8th grade internship!)
Sending out twice the love today from GSL! ♥️♥️2️⃣✌️

02/18/2022

We are sad to share news of the passing of Robert Jordan '81 last month. Our thoughts and prayers are with his brothers David '81 and Mark '85. Robert was a loyal alum with a big heart - we could always count on his friendly presence at our Lisa 5K races and at alumni reunions - and he will be greatly missed.

With Mark's permission, we share an excerpt from his post about Robert on Facebook last month:
"He had an unbelievably tough go of it in recent years, but he packed a lot into the good years he had. He deeply cherished the many friendships and memories he developed over decades spent on the local and international music scenes. More recently he forged a second life as a professional student working towards his PhD in applied linguistics, and he felt just as much affection for the many relationships — mentors, colleagues, and students — that he forged there. I suspect, however, that Robert was most happy, most at home on the road, biking across continents, making friendships and breaking bread with fellow travelers most of whom he hasn't encountered since, but who I like to think, on a rainy day or over a beer, will nevertheless sense his absence ... please, take a few moments to hold your loved ones tight and tell them you love them."

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 02/17/2022

Did you know that out of the nine Middle School basketball teams we fielded this season, FIVE won their league championship titles?!!! And a sixth was the runner-up! It was an epic year for Saints Hoops! Today we had a net-cutting ceremony to celebrate. Congrats to our five league champs: the 5/6 varsity boys and girls, the 7/8 JV girls, and the 7/8 varsity boys and girls teams. WAY TO GO, SAINTS!!!

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 02/16/2022

GSL's Italian Dinner Drive-Thru event happens March 24!
But the deadline to place your orders for a delicious meal and/or event t-shirt is THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 18 at 5 PM!!!
Please support our 8th Grade Saints and place your order now at https://gslschool.formstack.com/forms/italiandinner2022. Easy meal pick up in the Circle Drive! Ciao for now, hope we see you all on March 24! 🇮🇹👏🍝

02/15/2022

How cool is this? Former Saints star Maxine Engel '17 named Player of the Game as a freshman member of the women's basketball team The George Washington University. We are not a bit surprised! 👏👏👏 Way to go, Maxine!

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School's post 02/08/2022

These championship titles are getting to be a tradition! Way to go, Saints!!! ❤⚓❤⚓❤

Timeline photos 02/07/2022

Come cheer on the Saints TONIGHT in the Anchor Gym Dogpound as our girls and boys teams play for the Shelby 7/8 Tournament Championships! GO, SAINTS!!! ♥️⚓💪

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 02/03/2022

So much news tonight: We ended up with not one but TWO titles – 5/6 Boys are also Shelby League Champs!!! Way to go, Saints! 🏀🔥🤩

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 02/03/2022

Happy faces and some new hardware! Coaches Ariel Laws (GSL '03) and Allyson Campbell get a photo with the new Shelby League 5/6 Girls Champs! Congratulations, Saints!!! 💯👏👏👏

Timeline photos 02/02/2022

Middle School Art Teacher Lee Schaffler invited her sixth graders to enter Google's annual Doodle contest for students. Google's contest theme this year is taking care of yourself, and students are being asked to submit a drawing with an artist's statement about what makes them feel better or brings them joy. We share sixth grader Austin's entry and artist statement here. Such a sweet, heartfelt sentiment – pretty much makes our year! ♥️⚓🥰

"The theme to me meant what do I care about, so I drew things that represent my school: The basketball (G) represents P.E., the glasses (oo) represent students, the professor hat (g) represents teachers, the anchor (l) is GSL’s symbol, and the tape measure (e) represents Math. There are a lot of things I care about, but the thing I care about most is GSL, the best school you will ever find."

20 < 30 The Class of 2022 01/31/2022

20 < 30 The Class of 2022

Three cheers for Margaret Grace Haltom '10 - recently named to the Memphis Flyer 20 < 30 Class of 2022, the paper's annual list of the city’s best and brightest young leaders. Way to go, Margaret! 👏 https://www.memphisflyer.com/20-30-the-class-of-2022

20 < 30 The Class of 2022 Every year, the Memphis Flyer asks our readers to nominate the city’s best and brightest young leaders. From sports to government to tech, here are the Memphians who will be shaping our future.

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School selects head of school 01/30/2022

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School selects head of school

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School selects head of school Andy Surber will take the post July 1, succeeding Thor Kvande, who announced last year he will leave the school in 2022 to pursue new career opportunities.

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School's post 01/28/2022

Fan 5 Games tonight at GSL - 7/8 girls at 4:30 and 7/8 boys at 5:30. Dogpound is back! Come cheer on the Saints!!!

Photos from Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association's post 01/28/2022

We had some legendary All-Stars on campus this week!!! One of our most active GSL retiree groups (plus a few current long-time teachers who are not allowed to retire any time soon - we mean it!) gathered for lunch in McClure Hall to talk about the upcoming 75th Anniversary celebration. And how lucky are we? The Honorary Chair for the upcoming 75th is our own amazing former Coach/History Teacher Extraordinaire Nick Scully, and the event is scheduled for AUGUST 20 - time to save the date! More details to come... you do not want to miss this, so put it on your calendar now! And GO, SAINTS!!!

Timeline photos 01/25/2022

We're working on the Spring 2022 issue of The Anchor magazine, and we want the alumni news spotlight on YOU! Sharing an update is super easy. Just visit: tinyurl.com/gslalumniupdates.
The content deadline is Friday, February 11, so please submit the online form ASAP. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on all you have going on... and GO, SAINTS!

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

GSL School will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

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