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Kanayo Obi-Rapu Signs with Longwood

Kanayo Obi Rapu signs letter of intent with Longwood University Kanayo Obi Rapu, class of 2014, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Longwood University.

Kanayo was a formidable point guard for the Bears at NGFS over the past several seasons and there have been numerous occasions where he scored 40-plus points. Obi-Rapu is an athlete, but he will be remembered as a well-rounded respectful young man who was much an athlete, a scholar and a friend.

For Kanayo’s senior service project, he is planning to gather a formidable group of talented basketball players from the local area to play in an exhibition match in memory of their teammate and friend Josh Level who died last year for myocarditis. The event is planned for May 2nd.

 

Ikenna Smart to Play at Buffalo

IKENNA SMART signs letter of intent with SUNY at Buffalo

Ikenna Smart, class of 2014, has signed a letter of intent to play with coach Bobby Hurley at Buffalo next year. 

Ikenna, who immigrated from Nigeria, has become the first New Garden Friends basketball player to average a double-double;not only for this season, but for his entire two-year career with the Bears. Ikenna currently ranks #7 in the state in total rebounds and #8 in the state in rebounds per game.

Ikenna and his younger brother, Osi, live with Cinda and Nick Purrington of Liberty. 

Ikenna works hard on and off the basketball court, not only to tackle his academic work, but also in the visual and performing arts arenas as well as school service and community events. He is a true athlete, leader, and friend.

 

Community Night at McAlister's Deli Mon. April 28

Treat your family to dinner and part of the proceeds will go to NGFS. Jefferson Village (Target shopping center on New Garden Rd), 1603 Highwoods Blvd.
 

Prom

Saturday, May 3, Victoria Ballroom, Koury Convention Center, 7:30-11.
Tickets are $45, available at the Upper School front desk through April 17. Formal or semi-formal attire.
 

NGFS names Merit Scholars

Merit Scholarship Recipients Announced

New Garden Friends School is pleased to announce that Lauren Atwell and Lauren Drafz have been named New Garden Friends School Merit Scholars .We congratulate these accomplished students who will be joining our community next year.  Each winner demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, character and leadership. The scholarship provides for 75% of the full tuition costs for four years of our Upper School provided the recipient remains in good standing.

The recipients were chosen from an outstanding group of applicants.  A selection committee reviewed each application, and criteria for the award included extraordinary character, academic excellence, and leadership. These characteristics represent the heart of the New Garden Friends School educational community. A profile of the recipients is included below:


Lauren Atwell

Lauren, a rising 9th grader, is currently a student at Northern Guilford Middle School where she participates in band, soccer and track. An avid soccer player she is also a member of the GUSA Classic team. She is also a certified scuba diver and has participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life for the past four years.  

Lauren is characterized by her teachers as an outstanding student with a strong work ethic and exceptional leadership qualities.

Lauren Drafz

Lauren and her family will be moving to Greensboro from Richardson, Texas this summer. She is a rising 11th grader. Lauren is an avid dancer and enjoys playing her saxophone as first chair in her school’s wind ensemble group. She has been involved in numerous community activities, including the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure and the Turkey Trot to fight hunger.  Lauren is described as a student with an amazing work ethic with a quiet yet dependable leadership style.

We are thrilled to have these two students joining the NGFS community next year and look forward to the many contributions they are certain to make both in and out of the classroom.

 

 

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp registration is now online. Register early to get your first choices.

 

NGFS announces Merit Scholarship Winners

Merit Scholarship Recipients Announced

New Garden Friends School is pleased to announce that Virginia Ignelzi and Rachel Rouse have been named the New Garden Friends School Merit Scholarship recipients from our current eighth grade class. We congratulate these accomplished students.  Each winner demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, character and leadership. The scholarship provides for 75% of the full tuition costs for 4 years of our Upper School provided the recipient remains in good standing.

The recipients were chosen from an outstanding group of applicants.  A selection committee reviewed each application, and criteria for the award included extraordinary character, academic excellence, and leadership. The selection committee also recognized applicants Sam Dell and Ethan Digby-New for honorable mention.

These students represent the heart of the New Garden Friends School educational community. A profile of the recipients is included below:


Virginia Ignelzi

“I want to always be aware of my actions and the impact they have.  When just one person does something new and different, it paves the way for others…I want to make the community better.  I want to leave a legacy of good stewardship and community service at New Garden Friends School.”  Virginia shared these thoughts in her essay about her legacy.

Virginia’s dedication to her education is evident in the manner in which she approaches her assignments.  For example, when assigned a research paper, she asked if she could write a much longer paper so she could explore the factors that affected the outcome of the Revolutionary War in greater depth and detail. Service to others is simply a way of life for Virginia.  Participation with the trailer project last year with our Middle School raised her awareness about the situation some families endure.  Virginia was so impressed by the mission of Backpack Beginnings, she and a peer organized a supply drive to gather needed materials to support the work of the organization.

 

Rachel Rouse

“When a community has rules instead of queries, people think too much about how other people might be breaking the rules...In a strong community, people think about how they can help the community…queries enhance this.”    Rachel shared these thoughts in her essay on the practice of queries.

Rachel challenges herself in all the arenas of her life.  Academically she chooses to hold the bar high, and often pushes past what is expected to further her understanding of a topic.  Similarly, Rachel pushes herself outside of the classroom.  She is recognized as a leader who understands that sometimes the most important contribution is to step in and contribute however is needed.  When helping her classmates raise money for the trailer project last year, Rachel took the earliest time slot just as the sun was rising so she could do her part for this important cause and also keep a commitment she had made the same morning. Her determination, drive and exemplary character are evident in the quality of her academic work, the glowing way teachers discuss her academic engagement, and her leadership.

 

 

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