Stay Tuned for the 2024 Grad Porch Auction!
Getting seats at graduations doesn't have to be a hassle! No more getting there 3 hours early to get good seats! No more sweating in the sun or having your view obstructed by balloons or signs. No more searching for your graduate or family members - your answer is right here!
The GHS Grad Porch accommodates 15-18 people (Can be split between 2 or more families) - comfortable seating on a balcony overlooking the football field. Shady, leisure, no obstructed view - PLUS snacks, waters and Starbucks coffee - AND two reserved parking passes for each porch! Each winning bid participant will also receive a Friend's Tile to be permanently displayed on GHS campus. Both the UPPER level and LOWER level Porches are located on the Science building overlooking the football field.
Choose Comfort and Convenience to remember this memorable event in your Foothiller's life!
Audrey Seidel Backstage Pass
In honor of Grossmont’s historic Theatre Arts Program, a group of former Grossmont thespians are partnering with the Tony Award–winning Old Globe Theatre, to sponsor a Grossmont theatre arts student for an in-depth look behind the scenes of professional theatre.
The program is in honor of former Grossmont teacher Audrey Seidel Becker. In 2017, the Grossmont District School Board officially dedicated the new "Little Theater" to Ms. Seidel Becker, who taught English and Drama at Grossmont High from 1965 to 1980.
The theatre student chosen will observe professional artists, directors, designers, stage managers and technical staff as they move step by step taking a production from page to stage.
2023 Recipient: Meka Vilallvazo
This year’s recipient is Meka Vilallvazo, who as a freshman has been involved in both our Fall, Spring, and One Act productions. She is passionate about design and tech theatre and is excited to continue her work in Technical Theatre at GHS!
2022 Recipient: Tessa Snyder
According to Amity Ecker, “This year’s recipient junior Tessa Snyder has worked in tech theatre at GHS for three years, including Stage Managing, Master Carpenter, Lighting Design, and helping to facilitate and lead the Technical Theatre Program at GHS. Tessa was excited to learn more last summer at the Old Globe, particularly in the fields of Lighting and Set Design.”
2021 Recipient: Cassondra Bostian
“Cassondra worked with GHS Theatre since she was a freshman, starting out in running crew and working her way up to Stage Manager. She assisted in set design for our productions and was one of the inaugural members of our first Tech Theatre class.”
We need your support to be able to provide funds for the person chosen this year—as well as in the coming years. The student— will begin their one-of-a-kind experience spending long hours at the Old Globe learning the craft.
The organizers are working with a non-profit 501c at Grossmont High School to accept and disburse the funds to the student in order to defer expenses for travel and potential lost hours at their regular summer jobs.
The theatre industry has been devastated by the pandemic and the challenges of trying to make professional connections for high school students— even as the masks come off— are challenging. We have a goal of $5,000 and we will be starting off with $500 from former Grossmont theatre students.
Thank you for being part of the arts community and for standing up when we reach out. Please consider making a donation of any amount toward this worthy program.