GSP Sweet Tooth
We want to say a big thank you to the students who stopped by the office yesterday to share treats with us. Freshman Karina Loyola baked a delicious pan de mango for us and senior Michael Appau brought in a dozen delectable Baked & Wired cupcakes.
Thank you for sharing the sweets love!
Pictured above are junior Alex Perez and Missy!
Congratulations to three of our GSP students who received the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in 2014: Juan Gonzalez (COL 15), Alberto Gallegos (COL 15) and Colleen Roberts (COL 15).
We are so proud of all of you and know that you will continue to thrive and do great things in the world!
A Very GSP Thanksgiving
Over the holiday weekend GSP hosted several events for over 100 students who were on campus for Thanksgiving break. Festivities included a dinner on Thanksgiving night at the Daily Grill, as well as a few small home dinners hosted by GSP supporters. The festivities continued into Friday with a dinner at Busboys & Poets (U-Street), and ice skating later that night by the waterfront in Georgetown! The weekend “funtivities” concluded on Saturday with an exciting Hoyas win against Lipscomb at Verizon Center, followed by a small dinner at the home of GSP supporter Scott Fleming.
We thank all our student coordinators (Anthony Do, Martin Rincon & Susy Gonzalez), volunteers & supporters that made this year’s GSP Thanksgiving our best. You truly made this a home for our students.
Photographed is our wonderful group that got together for dinner at Busboys & Poets.
Pictured above is supporter Scott Fleming with the group of students that he hosted for an intimate dinner at his home.
A few of our students that joined in for the Ice Skating “funtivity”!
The GSP office is prepping for the holidays! Come visit us and grab some coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to beat the cold.
Lizzy Borneman and Tiff Lachhonna share a hug in the office. Doesn’t it melt your heart?
Dump the Slump!
Last Friday a group of sophomore GSP ladies met with alumni Suzie Maguire and Kathleen Smith at Pie Sisters. The discussion over pie treats was on the “Sophomore Slump” and exactly what students can do to dump it! Our ladies walked away with valuable advice and inspiration to tackle the year ahead.
Thank you Suzie & Kathleen!
Mentor-Mentee Speed Networking Event
Last week, freshmen and first year transfer GSP mentees had the special chance to listen to experiences and elevator speeches from mentors. This was followed by a networking session afterwards with food. Thank you to our GSP Mentor Program Co-Chairs who put on such an amazing event!
Pictured above are the Co-Chairs of the Mentor Program, Kaley Palanjian (COL’16) and Ari Pena (MSB’15).
Ben Jury and Freddy Rosas completing the Dare to Thrive Challenge! Freshmen & first-year transfers: we still have Tombs gift cards left so turn in the checklists!
GSPers celebrating birthdays at The Tombs with their gift cards won through the Dare to Thrive Challenge.
Christian AntÃ© and his mom were trying to catch the Amtrak in Boston to visit his dream school, Georgetown University, but the trains had been stopped after the recent bombings at the marathon finish line. Brenda JuÃ¡rez-AntÃ© was not about to let her teenage son miss the campus tour, so she rented a car and drove the eight hours to Washington, D.C. The two had flown from Houston, thanks to financial aid from a generous donor. Families pay limited tuition - typically between $25 and $200 a month - and the rest of the cost is covered by big-name companies that employ the students during the school year. Christian had watched his mom work two jobs, at grocery stores and as a home estimator, while she took night classes at the University of Houston to get her bachelor’s degree over the course of a decade. Of the 60 students in the first graduating class at Cristo Rey, all were accepted into two- or four-year colleges, including Rice University and the University of Louisiana, said Father T.J. Martinez, the president of the high school. […] the reason we hired him during the summer is people said, ‘Where’s Christian?’
We are extremely proud to have Christian in GSP.