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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The Make-A-Wish Tournament, which Germantown Academy’s Girl’s and Boys’ basketball teams compete in, is this coming weekend. Both teams play back to back both Friday and Saturday night, and the atmosphere in the gym is unlike any other basketball tournament of the year. All proceeds of the tournament benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. Teachers, students, faculty, alumni, and the rest of the GA community all come to show their support of the teams and the Make-A-Wish foundation. From the roaring student section, to the action packed games, this event combines fun with giving, which is especially great during the holiday season. You can find most of the GA community in the gyms this weekend, selling concessions, tickets, the Make-A-Wish Ad books, and in the stands, all to support the rest of the community and to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

- Angela U.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

...Santa Clause Is Coming To Town (soon!)

As winter break nears, we are all prepared for the onslaught of work. Students and teachers alike know that sleep will be limitted, tears will be many, and stress will build. During this dark and horrifying time, we must all remember to be positive and that a bad performance on ONE test will not define the rest of our lives. If you are up at one cramming for a test, it's time to go to bed. So what that you may not get a perfect score? Settle for a B and call it a night before your brain explodes. It is difficult, and as humans, we have the right to complain. Just don't let yourself be carried away. Unfortunately, we are all moody teenagers or stressed adults with a knack for blowing things out of proportion, but try to remember what lies ahead: TWO WEEKS OF FREEDOM. As I close this rant and bid you all good luck, let me leave you with an inspiring mantra:
    You better not pout
    You better not cry
    You better not shout
    I'm telling you why...
    Santa Clause is coming to town!

- Lauren W.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Time to Remember Holiday Traditions

The month of December is not only the start of the holiday season but also a reminder to the GA community that the greatest gift of all is the gift of giving.  With the holidays approaching, the seniors will savor and enjoy the last of the numerous holiday CSO traditions at GA.  The candy cane sale that benefits CHOP begins this week.  I myself purchased 20 candy canes!  The CSO holiday fair where thousands of toys are piled up in the big gym and then distributed to less fortunate children is also approaching soon.  Finally, the Make a Wish Tournament, featuring our very own boys and girls basketball teams, tips off on Friday the 14th.  Happy Holidays to all!    

- Michael H.