First Elementary Chapel of the Year

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Elementary students enjoyed their first chapel of the year today. Coach Fyock recognized third grade for being the “High Five” winner, and Mrs. Orr presented AR awards. The students and teachers always enjoy “Good News.”

Today was special as we celebrated students who have recently received Christ.  We welcome two new elementary students, Greta and Emmie Runyon.

Pastor Mark Scardino spoke to the students about our position in Christ and how this helps us not to “worry” but learn instead to trust Christ with our daily concerns. Bethany was here to lead us in music. Chapel is always a special time in our week!

Tanya Crevier Performs at Elementary Chapel

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Elementary students had a blast at chapel this morning! Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Tanya Crevier led us with a message of enthusiasm and hope and performed incredible basketball demonstrations.

Tanya Crevier has traveled the world sharing her unique basketball handling skills and inspirational message of motivation. Her accomplishments include:

  • National Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee – 2018
  • 3 years of Women’s Professional Basketball – WBL – Iowa Cornets 2 years & San Francisco Pioneers 1 year
  • South Dakota Hall of Fame
  • South Dakota State University – Distinguished Alumni
  • Billed as the ‘world’s finest female basketball handler’
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions inductee
  • Performed in nearly 40 countries and in all 50 States
  • Performed at College Basketball, WNBA & NBA halftimes
  • Performed at NBA Finals 2015 & 2016
  • Performed at halftime of 5 NBA All-Star Games

Thank you, Tanya, for sharing your talents and heart with us! Thank you to Jeff and Tiffany Carter for helping set up this amazing event!

SCA Attends the “Nutcracker”

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SCA students enjoyed a trip to Ballet Theatre South to watch the “Nutcracker.” Several SCA students participated in the ballet as well. Congratulations to the following students on your successful performances!

Holly Drake – 12th grade

Riley Morey – 5th grade

Ashley Haskins – 5th grade

Maggie Haskins – 3rd grade

Pamela Walker – 9th grade

SCA Donates to the Lord’s Pantry

We wrapped up week 3 of the Great Turkey Race and are thrilled with the totals we were able to donate to the Lord’s Pantry! Middle School and High School raised $2,374.77 and brought in 1,390 cans.

Great Turkey Race Week 3 Results:

1st place – 10th grade 650.75 feathers: 200 points

2nd place – 12th grade 72.75 feathers: 150 points

3rd place – 11th grade 67 feathers: 100 points

4th place – 9th grade 64.57 feathers: 50 points

Total Winner is 10th grade with 1304.55 feathers! They receive 200 extra Sherwood Cup points!

Duke TIP Academic Adventure

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SCA fifth grade students Tripp Roberts and Wesley Brooks attended the Duke TIP Fall Academic Adventure Day at the University of Georgia. Both students enrolled in the course “Cellular Gene-ius: An Introduction to Microbiology and Genetics.”

They learned about genes and DNA in human and plant cells. They learned genetic terminology and were introduced to Mendelian Genetics. They also constructed edible DNA models and learned how to predict genotypes of a particular cross using Punnett Squares. While learning about plant cells, they completed a hands-on lab and extracted DNA from strawberries.

The boys observed some of the other classes as well. Students in the “Shark Attack” class dissected a real shark and the “Aircraft and Spacecraft Design” class designed and built aircrafts and tested them outside on the campus lawn. So, the boys are excited about the possibility of taking another class in the spring!

Before and after class, they were able to squeeze in some sight-seeing on campus. The boys visited the historic UGA arches, shopped around in the bookstore, and stopped by Sanford Stadium. They had fun spotting some of the dozens of unique bulldog statues installed around the campus and Athens area.

Veterans Day 2018

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On Friday, November 9, we celebrated our annual Veterans Day program at Sherwood Baptist Church. This tradition has become a school favorite each year. This day is set aside each year to be sure this generation and future generations remember to honor and thank those who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

The program included the Parade of Veterans where the elementary students sang the ‘Military Medley’ to recognize each branch of our armed forces while 50 plus veterans came out on the stage to a standing ovation. Additionally, congregational patriotic songs that are being lost in our culture were sung.

Other program elements included: the 4th graders recited the ‘American’s Creed’ reminding us all what it means to be an American; the middle school choir One Voice sang two very powerful worship songs that pay honor to those, and, mostly importantly, Jesus Christ, who sacrifice much for us; and the kindergarteners performed their traditional, flag waving, ‘Grand Old Flag.’

The high point of the program was the annual flag folding ceremony performed by six seniors. This year, the flag was presented to Chaplain Major Robert Greene of the United States Air Force. Finally, SCA was presented with a commemorative American flag that flew over Camp Resolute in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 11, 2018, in our honor compliments of an SCA grandparent serving overseas.

Special thanks to all of our veterans who were in attendance; and our music teacher, Mrs. Vickie Knuckles, and Principal Mrs. Sylvia Hager, for putting together a fantastic program this year.

SCA Sophomore Places at World Guacamole Competition

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With a heart for serving others, Elizabeth Montgomery has shown great determination to go on mission trips. In February, the SCA sophomore told her parents her desire to go on mission trips with her church and school. Knowing the trips wouldn’t be cheap, Elizabeth’s parents encouraged her to think of a way to raise money to help fund her trips. That’s when she started making homemade guacamole and selling jars of it to her friends, family and at farmer’s markets. Elizabeth’s guacamole grew in popularity and her small project turned into a USDA-certified brand called “Guac On.”

Fast forward nine months from when she began and Elizabeth has not only paid for a mission trip she went on to Honduras, but she also just recently placed 7th in the World Guacamole Championship in Los Angeles! She has also already saved money to go to Uganda in December, with plans to go back to Honduras in the spring.

Guac On, Elizabeth! We’re so proud of your accomplishments, creativity and determination to go on missions!

Homecoming King & Queen

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Congratulations to seniors Burch Langstaff and Caroline Mathis who were named SCA’s Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night!
The 2018 Homecoming court included:

Senior Representatives –

Caroline Mathis
Athena Vega
Emma Warbington
Burch Langstaff
Addison Pollock
Andrew Sanders

Junior Representatives –

Charlie Taylor
Maddie Evans

Sophomore Representatives –

Nicolo Galiano
Julia Warbington

Freshmen Representatives –

Beckham Davidson
Joy Kendrick

Cross Country State Champions

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Congratulations to James and Stacey Byrd and the girls’ varsity cross country team for winning the Division I state championship on Saturday in Macon! Team members include Joy Kendrick (1st place), Anna Kendrick (5th place), Caroline Mathis (7th place), Alexis Kelley (10th place), Victoria Vega, and Symone Rhyme!

Congratulations to Collin Phillips (5th place) and Nathanael Sancinito who represented SCA as individuals in the state boys meet on Saturday!