Student Spotlight - Grauer Student Sailor
Congratulations to Devon O. '23 for competing in the Lauderdale OCR, a US Open Olympic-class international sailing regatta that attracted the talent of many former and future Olympic sailors such as Charlie Buckingham and Paige Railey. Devon described his experience by saying, "The conditions only allowed for seven of our scheduled ten races, but these seven races were some of the most difficult of my life. Similar to most large regattas, staying consistent was key to getting a good result in Lauderdale OCR. However, it proved most difficult. Extremely shifty and puffy conditions along with long courses meant lots of ups and downs within a race. Even the best were caught off guard, often forced to consolidate and take large losses. All in all, the amount I learned sailing against the best of the best in the most difficult of conditions is unparalleled to any experience I have had. I hope to take what I have learned back to San Diego and push myself and others harder than ever."
In this week's column, Dr. Grauer asks his students to consider other way to measure their success instead of focusing routinely on their grades.
The Period 7 Theatre Arts class produced a Brown Bag showcase on February 10. Nadia L. '21 and Lourdes F. '22 performed the one-act dramatic play "Poof" by Lynn Nottage during lunch for an appreciative audience on the quad.
The final rounds of the annual Grauer School Spelling Bee took place on February 11, when 7th and 8th graders competed to decide who will qualify to represent Grauer at The San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee on March 17.
The Pre-Calculus class went to the beach on February 11 to evaluate their ability to write trigonometric equations from data found by observing the breaking waves. The students found the mathematics in something they love and appreciate... while having fun!
Thank you to all of our wonderful Grauer parents for their contributions to the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon on February 12!
Courage is the unwritten core value that Grauer students are using to get through this pandemic. Dr. Grauer reflects that he never realized how courageous it is just to live life in joy, in smiles, in song, and in play.