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Grace Toups

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief

Grace Toups is a familiar face around Academy. Whether she encouraged us to have more school spirit, interviewed us for Achona, or as an Ambassador she helped us fall in love with AHN, we should all be able to recognize Grace’s adorable hiccup or her string bead. As a Senior member of Golden Girls, Achona Editor in Chief, and Ambassador VP of communications, she lives a busy, active lifestyle. Grace hops all over south tampa to work at her two jobs: Mr. Penguin and the YMCA. While these jobs may be temporary, Grace is getting some great experience because after high school, she wishes to pursue journalism hoping one day to be working her dream job: writing for a magazine. When Grace is not working, she is most likely instagraming from her bath tub to show off her latest Lush purchase. Her beachy personality is reflected in her favorite Pandora playlist: Jack Johnson radio; her favorite food: Hot Dogs; and finally her dream weekend: spending time with her friends and family at the beach.
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Dear mom, 
Thank you for teaching me how to be beautiful inside and out and giving me the inspiration and passion to follow my dreams. Youre my best friend and hope these next years to come are filled with joy and love
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief
April 19, 2016
The class of 2016 poses for the last time in front of the Bethany Center in Lutz at the end of their senior retreat; a day filled with smiles and tears as the count down to graduation begins.
Credit: Darcy Dwyer (used with permission)

The Evolution of Academy Bonding

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief
March 21, 2016
Credit: Kelsea Henry (used with permission)
How am I supposed to give advice to my mom when I get all of mine from her?
Henry states baffled at the first question of the interview.

Humans of Academy: Marvelous Mother

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief
February 18, 2016
Senior Audrey Cooper happily enjoying her pizza from Tampas own Eddie and Sams N.Y. Pizza, something she was looking forward to eating all day.

Pizza Hut Stepping Up It’s Pizza Game

Grace Toups, Editor In Chief
February 8, 2016

I refuse to believe that half of these people still exist. Senior Natalie Cevallos comments after reading the list of disappearing artists.

Artists You Forgot About Until Now

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief
January 18, 2016
The first Barbie doll was introduced in 1959.

When You Give a Girl a Barbie..

Grace Toups, Editor In Chief
December 11, 2015
“Whenever anyone asks me about my future I pretend to not hear and then run away to my room to have a mini panic attack and cry a little.” Junior Reilly Sleater comments while slowly backing away, worried somebody may ask her what she wants to do with her life.

How to Deal With Family Over the Holidays

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief
November 30, 2015
Photo Credit: Grace Toups
Theres no better time to get a new fall hair-cut than now.

Virtual Haircut

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief
November 13, 2015
Photo Credit: Jaime Jurado
Jurado running to the end of her cross country career is a memory she will never forget

Humans of Academy: Jaime Jurado

Grace Toups, Editor In Chief
October 23, 2015
Photo Credit: Alexa Traviesa
Why skip breakfast when you can eat something as beautiful as this

How to Deal With Not Eating In Class

Grace Toups, Editor in Chief
October 15, 2015
Photo Credit: Grace Toups

Time will pass and so will you

Miraculous Bathing

Grace Toups, Editor in Cheif
September 30, 2015
****TBD****

[Photo] ACHONA’s Fall Favorites

Karlee Nipper, Features Editor
September 18, 2015
A half-moon to stretch your sides and give your back a break from slouching while you study

De-Stressing Stretches For Exams

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
May 26, 2015
Dress to impress yourself not others -Freshman Alexa Traviesa

Fashion Forward Feminism

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
April 22, 2015
Use the #nothereyet and make this photo your profile picture as you first step in involvement with this project

No Ceilings Project

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
March 20, 2015
Relay For Life-Sydney Wynne

Relay For Life-Sydney Wynne

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Meme Generator

7 Stages Of The Research Paper

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
February 17, 2015
Study Tips from Academy Alum: Danica Rodriguez

Study Tips from Academy Alum: Danica Rodriguez

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
December 10, 2014
Coral Skies Over The Tampa Bay

Coral Skies Over The Tampa Bay

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
October 29, 2014
A recent poll gauged people about their health and Ebola.

Ebola Everywhere

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
October 27, 2014
The Age Of Social Media

The Age Of Social Media

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
October 11, 2014
Football, Soccer and Homecoming Queen In One

Football, Soccer and Homecoming Queen In One

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
DIY Fall Monogram Wreath

DIY Fall Monogram Wreath

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
September 22, 2014
Academy of the Holy Names Volleyball team

20 things said by AHN Volleyball

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
September 12, 2014
If I stay. If I live. Its all up to me.

‘If I Stay’ leaves a lasting impression

Grace Toups, Junior Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
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