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Grandview Student Athlete Rallies Classmates to Ace Childhood Cancer

May 13, 2021
By Grandview Communications

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For Grandview Preparatory School
Michelle Olson-Rogers 561-416-9737 ext. 1311

 

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Grandview Student Athlete Rallies Classmates to Ace Childhood Cancer

Game, Set, Cure to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

 

Boca Raton, FL (May 14, 2021) -- When Grandview sophomore Annie Sallick's older brother Sam was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood bone cancer in 2019, her heart dropped.

“He lost his hair and became weak from chemotherapy, surgery and radiation,” Sallick said. “The boy I once used to see at school every day and running around on the baseball field was suddenly spending inordinate amounts of time in the hospital and looked sicker and sicker as the year of treatment took its toll.”

After two years of treatment, Sam is now a freshman at the University of Denver and getting back into baseball, which he had to put on the sidelines during his treatment.

Although Sam was not a patient at St. Jude’s, Sallick approached Evert’s administration about holding a tennis tournament to benefit the organization, which never charges its patients and their families for the treatment and support provided during their stay.

Each Evert student athlete is assigned to one of eight teams, each representing a child at St. Jude. Sallick is captain of Team Faith. Faith battled the same form of childhood cancer as Sam -- Ewing Sarcoma.

Each player’s $30 registration fee will go directly to St. Jude. Players are encouraged to raise additional funds for the not-for-profit organization. The team raising the most money will earn a prize along with the winners of the tennis tournament, which will take place at Evert Tennis Academy on Wed., May 19th. 

Those who wish to support the efforts of these students to cure childhood cancer, can donate through Game, Set, Cure at stjude.org/gamesetcure

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About Grandview Preparatory School 

Grandview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.

Grandview Preparatory School Seniors Sign Letters of Intent at Top Florida Schools for College & Post-Grad Prep Basketball

May 11, 2021
By Grandview Communications

CONTACT: 

For Grandview Preparatory School
Michelle Olson-Rogers 561-416-9737 ext. 1311

 

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) 

Grandview Preparatory School Seniors Sign Letters of Intent at 

Top Florida Schools for College & Post-Grad Prep Basketball

Four Students Officially Committed to their Future Teams on May 5, 2021

 

Boca Raton, FL (May 11, 2021) — Four Grandview Preparatory School seniors will be continuing on in their basketball careers after signing letters of intent with several top Florida colleges, universities and post-grad preparatory schools earlier this month. Grandview’s Athletic Director, Joe Dawson said, “I am beyond proud of these athletes. They’ve worked extremely hard during their time at Grandview and faced challenges this year that no students before them had ever encountered. They deserve every bit of success in their futures.”

Makye Boles, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation 2021 Scholarship recipient, signed a letter of intent to play college basketball with Southeastern University located in Lakeland, FL. 

Alix “AJ” Gilles, although injured this season, will be attending Stetson University as part of their basketball program after he completes his rehabilitation for a torn ACL. 

Alexandria “Ally” Keane, one of Grandview’s top Varsity Girls Basketball seniors, signed with Miami Preparatory School as a post-graduate to obtain additional college and university opportunities the following year.

Pedro Brown will be heading north to Orlando, FL after signing a letter of intent to play on the basketball team at National Top Sports Institute. He also received a scholarship for his efforts.

Congratulations to all senior athletes on their success during the 2020-21 school year! 

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About Grandview Preparatory School 

Grandview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.

Grandview Senior Elizabeth Buckley One of 33 Florida Students Named US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

April 29, 2021
By Grandview Communications

April 29, 2021 | Boca Raton, FL- Grandview senior Elizabeth “Elle” Buckley has been selected as a 2021 Semifinalist for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, as announced by the office of U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona.

The program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. It was expanded in 1979 to recognized students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. And in 2015, the program was extended once again to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. U.S. Presidential Scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth.

Scholars are chosen on the basis of students’ accomplishments in many areas; academic and artistic success, leadership, and involvement in school and the community, and represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth. Buckley was one of only 33 semifinalists chosen in the state of Florida. There are 625 in total this year across the nation.

Buckley earned a perfect SAT score in 2020 and has maintained a perfect GPA during her time in Upper School and dual enrollment at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Buckley is also “deeply committed to advancing the causes of justice, democracy, and liberty.”

Recent accomplishments include:

  • Two-time alumnus of the ACLU Advocacy Institute
  • Named “Young Justice Nerd" by the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) and Google.org
  • Received the “Spirit of the Barb Schmidt Fellowship Award” while a fellow at FAU
  • Internship with Florida Senator Lori Berman
  • Co-founder of Grandview’s Activism Club
  • Grandview SGA President (2020-21)
  • National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist

The Presidential Scholars Class of 2021 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer. If circumstances permit, scholars will be invited to Washington D.C. to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities. Congratulations Elle!

For a full list of 2021 semi-finalists for the Presidential Scholarship Program, click HERE

Grandview Senior Elizabeth Buckley Announced as Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program

September 09, 2020
By Grandview Communications

September 9, 2020 |Boca Raton, FL - Today, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Grandview Preparatory School is thrilled to share that one semifinalist for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program is senior Elizabeth Buckley. These academically talented high school seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.


To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90% of the semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

Buckley was selected due to her many societal and academic accomplishments at Grandview and beyond. Not only has she maintained a perfect GPA during her time in Upper School as well as through her dual enrollment at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Buckley is also “deeply committed to advancing the causes of justice, democracy, and liberty.”

Recent accomplishments include:
  • Two-time alumnus of the ACLU Advocacy Institute

  • Named “Young Justice Nerd" by the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) and Google.org

  • Received the “Spirit of the Barb Schmidt Fellowship Award” while a fellow at FAU

  • Internship with Florida Senator Lori Berman

  • Co-founder of Grandview’s Activism Club

  • Grandview SGA President (2020-21)

Congratulations Elle!

For more information about the competition, visit NMSC’s website at www.nationalmerit.org.


Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official and write an essay.

From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.

Three types of National Merit scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2021. Every finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit® $2500 scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 220 corporations and business organizations for finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 180 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,100 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 353,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

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