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Posted on Mar 14, 2014

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week


On Monday, March 10, blues musician David Held and his son Graham Held gave a presentation on the blues to Grade 4 students in the music room. The students have been exploring jazz and blues music with Mrs. Jacobs over the past few weeks, and the presentation was the culmination of the unit.

The Helds are a Gillispie alumni family; both Graham and his brother Ben attended Gillispie from preschool through Grade 6. When Graham is not volunteering at his former elementary school, he is an active senior at Bishop’s, and Ben is now at Yale. 

David is not the only Held parent who volunteers at the School. His wife Lisa (a former Gillispie School board member) helps out with the kindergarten and grade 1 students during library each week. 

We are so thankful to have such a wonderful alumni family in our network!


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