May 15, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Grayson Epps

Senior Spotlight: Grayson Epps

Grayson Epps has built a strong foundation at MPCS. He states that the academic opportunities, spiritual development, and great relationships he formed here have made him who he has become. His parents enrolled him in MPCS as a PK 4-year-old and feel the environment filled with “students who are there to learn and teachers invested in students” has already returned dividends to meet his future goals.

In high school, Grayson has earned a 4.0+ GPA and been involved with International Thespian Society, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Elevate Leadership Program, Appalachian Service Project, Peer Mentoring Initiative, theater tech crew, and Smash Brothers Club. The unique England Study Abroad organized and taught by Mrs. Zefo is just one of the activities Grayson joined and notes as a favorite memory over the past 14 years. Overall, his passion has been with the Eagle Robotics team serving as co-captain on the JV team and captain on the varsity team while earning two letters in Robotics.

Not surprisingly, after investing so much time in Robotics, Grayson names Mr. Smith as his favorite teacher and coach. He notes that Mr. Smith “has been extremely supportive of my goals and has gotten to know me very well both inside and outside the classroom.” In fact, Grayson intends to continue to develop the lessons he has learned from Mr. Smith as he attends Georgia Tech with the Zell Miller Scholarship. There he plans to study mechanical engineering and earn at least a master’s degree. While he doesn’t have a career plan yet, he will definitely make an impact on the world with his faith and talent. He has the skills and strength to build on the MPCS foundation.

Announcements

Back-2-School Night - August 7

Drop-in to meet your teachers, purchase items at the Eagles Nest, and visit the Hughes Gym information fair:
Last Names "A-M" 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Last Names "N-Z" 4:30-5:30 p.m.

First Day of School - August 8

Reserve High School Parking - July 30

Seniors: 8:30-10:30 a.m. (bring senior spot design/fee)
Juniors: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Student driver application required for all parking spot requests.

Reserve High School Parking - July 31

Sophomores: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Student driver application required for all parking spot requests.

New Student 101 Orientations - August 2

Lower School 101 (Grades K-5):
9:00-10:30 a.m., Myrick Media Center

Middle School 101 (All Grade 6, and all new students in Grades 7-8):
9:00-11:00 a.m., Weber Collaboratory

High School 101 (All Grade 9, and at least one parent):
9:00-11:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre

PMI Event (All Grade 9):
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Bowlero

PMI Up (NEW students to MPCS in rising grades 10-12): 2:00 p.m., Dozier Hall room 3105

Senior Spots Painting Day - August 3

Music and food provided, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (see Senior Spots news post for information)

Grades PK-2 Parent Orientation - August 12

6:00 p.m. in classrooms

High School Parent Orientation - August 13

6:00 p.m., Dozier Hall Hogle Commons

Grades 3-5 Parent Orientation - August 15

6:00 p.m. in classrooms

Middle School Parent Orientation - August 20

6:00 p.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre

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