Shown above: GCS Hall of Fame inductees in attendance include (front): Jody (Bailey) Ledezma, Jessie (Mims) Deleon, Katie (Quillen) Santana, Kathryn Rawley. (Back): Carly Kinder, Chad Gery, Bill Sterrett, Krista (Summers) Singleton, Katie (Summers) Crews.
Many GCS alumni will agree that some of their most lasting memories at Grace have come while playing sports. In any given year, it is common for a majority of the student body to be involved in the GCS sports program. It is undeniable that sports at Grace have been and continue to be an indelible part of our school’s community. Because of the legacy established by our past players and coaches, it seemed long overdue to honor some of our most exceptional former athletes, and in so doing, also honor their families, teammates, and coaches, as well.
On January 20, during Grace’s Homecoming night, 14 GCS graduates were inducted into the newly created Grace Christian School Sports Hall of Fame. The inductees included, Grace (Morrison) Guedet (1993), Bill Sterrett (1995), Krista (Summers) Singleton (1997), Jody (Bailey) Ledezma (1997), Katie (Summers) Crews (1999), Michael Gilbert (1999), EJ Wall (2001), Katie (Quillen) Santana (2003), Ashley (Branch) Fish (2003), Jessie (Mims) Deleon (2004), Kathryn Rawley (2004), Sara Quillen (2006), Carly Kinder (2007), and Chad Gery (2007). Headmaster John Morrison delivered the address, honoring these individuals, while recounting some of their most impressive accomplishments. Following the ceremony, the GCS Sports Hall of Fame Wall was unveiled at the Activities Center. The wall includes plaques of each of the GCS Hall of Fame inductees, as well as other plaques and pictures which honor past coaches, players, teams, and the history of Grace’s gym floor (which once belonged to the Cleveland Cavaliers). In the future, we look forward to adding more GCS Hall of Fame players to this wall.
The next time you enter the gym, take a moment to look at the Hall of Fame Wall. It represents God’s blessing on Grace Christian School, and by extension, every family that has been a part of the school. He has provided in countless ways, over many years, and continues to do so today. Written by George McNair, GCS High School Assistant Principal.