Picnic Celebrates Seniors and the Last Day of Classes
Following a half day of classes, students and teachers gathered at the Head of School's house for a picnic luncheon followed by a special presentation. Mrs. Borst "gazed into the future" and made predictions for Grier's senior class, students presented the yearbook dedication, and the group honored art teacher Mrs. Laurie Cave for her years serving Grier School.
Yearbook editors Haley A. and Linden M. presented the 2017-2018 yearbook to the student body and read the teacher dedication. The two teachers specially honored in the yearbook this year are another power couple: Mrs. Keri Salyards and Mr. Sam Salyards. Mrs. Salyards is an enthusiastic teacher of AP US History and AP American Government. She also leads the Empowering Girls Globally club. Mr. Salyards teaches 12th grade English and presides over the school’s newspaper. Courtney M. created the beautiful watercolor cover art. The theme of the yearbook is Grier’s motto sana mens in corpre sana.
Following the yearbook dedication, Mrs. Borst greeted the students. Teachers of seniors lined up behind Mrs. Borst who began naming students based on the length of time they had attended Grier. The students received a personal prediction from Mrs. Borst, then proceeded by their teachers to receive their yearbooks. This pattern continued until all the teachers were lined up and the “lifers,” students who had attended Grier from grade 7-12, were called up. A special mention was made for senior Grace W. who lived on Grier’s campus for the first fifteen years of her life, while her father served as Grier’s Head of School.
Finally, Mrs. Borst honored the ultimate “lifer,” Mrs. Laurie Cave of Grier’s Art Department. Mrs. Cave has shared her abundant creativity and fostered artistic skills in Grier students for decades, helping many achieve acceptance to top art schools and success as working artists. Mrs. Borst honored her with a gift and a gorgeous bouquet. Then, everyone lined up to wish Mrs. Cave well in her retirement.