Fifth Grade Donut Creations with Dunkin’

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After writing a persuasive essay on a new donut creation, fifth graders partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts to create the winning treat. Congratulations to donut designer, Lillian Peavey, for the Earth Recycled Donut!

Students were able to create the donut, which was a vanilla donut, chocolate filling, green icing, chocolate and green drizzle on top with pretzel pieces and green sprinkles. Thank you to Dunkin’ for helping with this fun project!

Spring Literary Team Wins State!

 

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Congratulations to the SCA Spring Literary Team who took 1st Place at the GICAA Division I-AA State Literary on Monday. It is SCA’s first Spring Literary state championship! SCA finished ahead of Westminster Academy of Watkinsville.

Congratulations are in order for coaches Vickie Knuckles & Jackie Byrd, accompanist Missy Sanders, and the fifteen (15) team members: Ashlynn Dapper (10th gr.), Josie Davidson (7th gr.), Gavin Griffin (10th gr.), Jared Guin (12th gr.), Liza Langstaff (10th gr.), Smith Langstaff (9th gr.), Elizabeth Montgomery (10th gr.), Cameron Rambo (12th gr.), Nathanael Sancinito (12th gr.), Andrew Sanders (12th gr.), Sydney Taylor (12th gr.), Emma Warbington (12th gr.), Julia Warbington (10th gr.), John Mark Willard (9th gr.), and Emily Whatley (12th gr.).

First place medals were earned by Smith Langstaff (humorous oral interpretation), Jared Guin (international extemporaneous), and the Boys Quartet of Gavin Griffin, Cameron Rambo, Andrew Sanders, and John Mark Willard. All together the SCA team earned 16 medals! Way to go Spring Literary Team!

Three HSers Join Community Youth Concert for Black History Month

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On February 28, three of our high schoolers joined other talented youth in our community from other Dougherty County high schools to participate in the 6th Annual Community-Wide Youth Concert for Black History Month at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Albany.

Under the direction of high school musical director, Mrs. Christine St. Jacques, freshman Mikyla Porter, and juniors Nancy Johnston & Amber Mullins joined in a variety of old gospel songs and African heritage songs that made for an entertaining and inspiring concert that blessed those in attendance.

Dr. Dougherty stated, “I am so proud of these young ladies and how they represented our school well as a part of this community-wide youth choir. Interacting with students from other schools in the community and singing before a large audience including community leaders was a great experience for them. They are looking forward to participating again next year!”

Varsity Girls Basketball State Runner-Up

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Sherwood Christian Academy Girls Varsity basketball team lost in heart-breaking fashion in the GICAA Division 1-AA state championship in Macon on Saturday night to Covenant Academy 32-26 in overtime.

After a hard-fought game that went back and forth, freshman Joy Kendrick’s potential game winning shot went in and out for the Eagles at the buzzer in regulation that sent the game into overtime. Unfortunately, the Rams from Covenant Academy pulled away in the extra session.

The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by junior guard Ashanti Harrison who scored 14 points. Seniors Caroline Mathis and Anna Kendrick added 6 and 4 points respectively. Junior Alex McComas hit two critical free throws down the stretch that tied the game in regulation.

The Lady Eagles had an incredible run finishing with a record of 18-7. Congratulations to Coach Gary Oxendine, Asst. Coach Vincent Raven, and the entire team for a great season to remember!

STAR Student and Teacher

IMG_2094Congratulations to Emma Warbington and Mrs. Beth Shepard!

Emma Warbington and Mrs. Beth Shepard were honored today in a STAR Student/Teacher luncheon sponsored by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 61st year, is sponsored, administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). Since its creation by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR program has honored nearly 27,000 high school seniors and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the 2019 STAR nomination, graduating high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

We are very proud of Emma and Mrs. Shepard and the academic excellence they exemplify at Sherwood Christian Academy!

Literary Region Competition

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A team from SCA traveled to Macon today to compete in the Literary Region competition. Everyone performed well and the team won 1st place overall! Individual and group winners are:

Rhetorical Essay – Emma Warbington 1st Place

Argumentative Essay – Elizabeth Montgomery 1st Place

Personal Essay – Ashlynn Dapper 1st Place

Girls’ Solo – Josie Davidson 4th Place

Boys’ Solo – John Mark Willard 2nd Place (tie)

Girls’ Trio – Emily Whatley, Sydney Taylor, Josie Davidson 3rd Place

Boys’ Quartet – John Mark Willard, Cameron Rambo, Andrew Sanders, Gavin Griffin 2nd Place

Piano – Emma Warbington 2nd Place

Humorous Oral Interpretation – Smith Langstaff 1st Place

Dramatic Oral Interpretation – Ashlynn Dapper 3rd Place

Duo Oral Interpretation – Liza Langstaff & Julia Warbington 2nd Place

US Extemporaneous Speaking – Nathanael Sancinito 1st Place

International Extemporaneous Speaking – Jared Guin 1st Place

Colonial Times Show & Tell

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Early American history came to life in Mrs. Johnson’s fourth grade history class as the students participated in a “Colonial Times Show and Tell.” Students shared clothing, tools, toys, cooking/household utensils, and educational items appropriate to the time period. Through this activity, a much better understanding of the hardships of colonial life was realized by all.

Middle School Banquet

 

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This year’s Middle School Banquet, “Tunes and Treats,” organized and run by the junior class, was like no other. Middle school students were treated to live music by Verse II, a ministry of First Free Will Baptist Church here in Albany. Ken Rice, one of our elementary parents and part of the band, cooked a delicious meal of pasta in marinara sauce with homemade giant meatballs, Italian salad, fresh bread, and brownies with caramel sauce.

After dinner, students participated in games such as foot pasta, junior trivia, and a rock/paper/scissors group challenge. The night ended with a fantastic assortment of door prizes from hats and t-shirts to kayak rentals and gift cards.

The junior class would like to thank all of the parents who supported this event and the businesses who donated the great prizes.