TPS Seniors 2019

AnnaGrace Horton: TPS Senior 2019

AnnaGrace’s older sister, Michaela, did TPS way back in the days of GP4. She helped AnnaGrace learn the ropes of this amazing world. Even before becoming a TPSer, AnnaGrace would watch her sister’s History classes with Mr. Crosby, and she always found those highly intriguing. Occasionally, she would watch the math classes, but those didn’t made sense at the time. Eventually, AnnaGrace found her way though GP5 to GP6, and through two versions of Forums. TPS has been a huge blessing for her and her family. Her teachers taught her some amazing things that she will take with her to help conquer whatever life obstacles she may encounter, and they set such incredible examples of godliness. Mrs. Fred was AnnaGrace’s first and favorite English teacher. She has amazing memories of the essay partners, Redwall, eCards, and all the fun reading that she did in her class. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby (fondly known as Mr. and Mrs. C to their students) have always been and always will be the best History and Math teachers respectively. AnnaGrace loves it when they come to camp with their equally nerdy t-shirts with jokes about their favorite subject. Ms. McKeeman truly inspired her love for the miracle of God’s creation. Mr. Riesen helped make the evil Chemistry a bit more bearable. Mrs. Leake incorporated some amazing techniques to help make Latin fun and add variety to the class. Her favorite class and teacher combined was definitely Mrs. K’s Algebra 2 class. So many jokes came out of that class. She learned about 321 Penguins, the dating line, cursing (the good kind of course, right?), several TV commercials, and more along with getting to see pictures of baby Vera (who is now about six) and her new-ish little sister, Julia. Nicknames also became a big thing, and ever since then, AnnaGrace is a huge nickname person. She’s known as the Nickname Queen, and she both has a lot of nicknames and has given a lot of nicknames. Some of her main/favorite ones are AG, Granny, Ducky, Daughter, and Grapey. AnnaGrace has loved every moment of TPS, and there would be way too much to tell in this brief bio. However, she would like to say that she met two very special people during her time at TPS, and although she’s had some amazing, amazing friends, she’s afraid she can’t list them all, else it would take up all of clay. The two people who have kept her going through TPS, during a time when she really needed it, were Lydia Gilanshah and Faith Berry. Again, AnnaGrace talks too much. So to wrap up the rest of AnnaGrace’s book in one sentence: Nicknames, gummy bears, camp, people, and Jesus have been the most important things in AnnaGrace’s beautiful journey through TPS.

Number of Years Taking TPS Classes:
Favorite Quote:

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

I like this quote because I feel like I have met so many of those people in my life. A lot of those kinds of people have come from TPS. People who have meant so much to me. People who have changed me in ways that I can never explain. People who are amazing and deserve so much.

Favorite Bible Verse:

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” ~Matthew 6:25-26

He cares about us that much. He loves us that much. We Do Not Need To Worry. Period.

Advice to the Younglings of TPS:

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” ~1 Timothy 4:12

Study hard. Appreciate TPS. Obey your parents. Don’t procrastinate. Love life. Live life. Keep a good attitude. Remember the old TPS. Create the new TPS. Go to TPS Summer Camp. Eat gummy bears. Follow Jesus.

^You do all that, you will not only succeed in TPS, but you will also succeed in life! (Especially the gummy bears part ;)).


  1. yeehaw gummy bears are awesome

  2. Awww AG!!! I’m crying. I can’t believe our TPS journey is almost over. You were one of the best parts of mine. I love you to pieces!!

    • I can’t believe we’re actually gonna finally meet. This year has distanced us I feel like cuz of being so busy, but I forget how much we have in common and how much time we spent on those videos. xD Ly so much and I really am glad God brought you into my life. Maybe we’ll become sister-in-laws after camp cough. 😉

  3. Lydai Gillindigan

    LOVE U AG you’re an amazing person and you’ve encouraged me so, so many times throughout our years at TPS. Thanks for all the gummy bears and pictures of motorcycles you’ve sent me, for the hours-long conversations over skype AND for refereeing when Fairy and I had “friendly” arguments over Captain America. 😉

    p.s. mildly offended that you didn’t use the pic i photoshopped with u holding a bag of gummy bears as your senior pic but i still love you

    • Hahahaha “Friendly.” Those were the best. Love you both so much

    • I could say the same about you though. Hehe. Yas. You and Fairy definitely friendly. x)

      Haha. Well. My mom should get a little credit too ya know. 😛 Come on though. I wore your dress. You should be grateful. xD Unless you wanted me to wrap the blanket around me too lol. That would be quite the picture.

      I forget how often y’all made my stomach hurt so much I would laugh so hard. Or how hard it was to try and not laugh so much cuz my mom knew if I laughed that often, I wasn’t doing school. 😛 Love y’all forever. Camp is gonna be like a family reunion.

  4. Vera is 6??? Wow, I feel old now… lol

  5. “Especially the gummy bear part” haha

    Congrats AG, it’s been great to get to know you through our chats with Jess (coughtheoneabouttheturtlecough) and the iTeam chat!

  6. Gummy Bears! ( fake news is tasty)

  7. So so proud of my lil girl :’)))

    • I’m proud of mah mommy too. :*) Sorry I didn’t mention you. I could have but like…charries and yeah. x)

  8. omw y e s AG
    you’re so heckin amazing x)

  9. Anna! i am so sad it is your last year! 🙁 but i hope you have a wonderful new life ahead of you!

  10. Abigail Kassing

    You are beautiful.

  11. Ooh, cool. Thank you so much!! (In reply to all ur comments ;))

  12. Ahhhh…Anna Grace, you are such a delightful person. You’ve really made a deep impact on my overall TPS experience (you were one of the first people to reach out to me on Forums) — I’m so thankful for you. <3 Praying for you and hoping you have a smooth transition into college. Love you!

    • Awww, thank you so much. I look up a lot to your debating skills and your kindness and your beauty. xD Didn’t know you noticed me though. 😛 Thank you!! Ly2. <3

  13. Girl it was awesome meeting you last year and wow your picture is gorgeous. <3 Congrats on graduating!!

    • Ahhh, yes. It was great meeting you!! Thank you so much. I admire all you guys for having gone through all of this. It’s pure chaos haha. And credits to my mom for taking the picture. 😛

  14. Congratulations, AnnaGrace! I missed you this year in Calculus class, but I sure have enjoyed the years you were in my class and hanging out with you at TPS camp. You are a joy to be around and I hope you will forgive me for missing your graduation at camp this year. I hope the best for you and I would love for you to keep in touch!