Articles for the Month of February 2015


Two Greyfriars seniors, Austin Bordeaux and Olivia Fillmer, are members of Yeti, a FIRST Robotics Competition team that meets at CPCC in Charlotte. Austin is currently serving as Vice President of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and is completing his 5th year. Austin is instrumental in using CAD software to design the team’s new robot, “FrostByte.”

In her second year and serving as Mechanical Team Lead, Olivia uses a machine to cut metal for the robot according to the specifications of the CAD design. Both students will soon travel with their team and robot to compete against other Robotics teams in Perry, Georgia and Raleigh, NC. The competition theme this year is “Recycle Rush” in which the robots earn points by stacking recycled totes and bins as demonstrated in the “Robot Reveal Video” above.

Both Austin and Olivia have been accepted into the Engineering College at North Carolina State University in the fall of 2015 and plan to become future Mechanical Engineers.


Winter Musical


The GCA Players invite all ages to enjoy an evening of song and dance as they perform “America! Home of the Free and the Brave,” celebrating the history and music of America.

Date: Friday, February 20
Time:  7:00PM
Location:  In the Harbor at Christ Covenant Church, 800 Fullwood Lane, Matthews


Please join us for this fun evening of the GCA Choir singing, dancing and acting, featuring American songs like “This Land is Your Land,” “Ashokan Farewall” and “Yankee Doodle.”

This event is perfect for all ages, and is without charge. Come one, come all for a play that really is “American Made.”

Final Open House, Friday, February 20

Join us Friday, February 20, for an Open House for families of prospective students, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

At the Open House you will have an opportunity to:

• hear about our university model (3 days a week)
• meet faculty and students
• tour the campus
• hear about our courses
• have your questions answered
• review the application process
• talk to a currently-enrolled Greyfriars family

Open House Flyer 20150220