Congratulations to the Varsity Soccer Lady Eagles for winning the 2018 Under The Cross Tournament this weekend! The tournament included 12 girls’ teams from throughout the state. They defeated the HALO team from Athens 2-0 to claim first place. The girls earned the title by defeating Central Georgia then tied Robert Toombs Academy on Friday, then defeated Calvary and HALO on Saturday. They finished the tournament 3-0-1.
They had their greatest test in the semi-finals against a determined Calvary team. After leading 1-0 at half, Calvary tied the match and it went into overtime. After a scoreless overtime, the game went to PKs. Each team scored their first four PKS. The match would be determined on the fifth kicks. Junior Hannah Huckaby was successful on our fifth kick while freshmen keeper Natalie Brock blocked the fifth penalty kick from Calvary! It was an exciting match!
The varsity boys soccer team competed against 14 other boys’ teams from throughout Georgia. They reached the semi-finals and lost to a strong HALO team. They finished the weekend 2-2-0.
Thanks to the Lord for a great weekend with good weather. A special thanks to all of our parent volunteers who made this tournament possible. It is a privilege to host the largest high school soccer tournament in the state. We can’t do it without the help of such great parents!
Four students from SCA competed in the GICAA South Region Spelling Bee on March 12 hosted by Sherwood Baptist Church. Students from ten different schools in the southern part of the state competed in two divisions: elementary and middle school.
Elementary representatives, coached by Mrs. Jill Johnson, were 5th graders Luke Bergrab and William Greene. The middle school, coached by Mrs. Jackie Byrd, was represented by 7th grader Hudson Carter and 8th grader Kyla Raven. The top two finishers in each division received medals and the top six finishers placed for state to be held next Monday in Greensboro.
Congratulations to William Greene for finishing in 1st place in the elementary division. Likewise, congratulations to Hudson Carter and Kyla Raven for finishing tied for 4th place in the middle school division! All three will represent SCA at the State Spelling Bee.
SCA sent six students to the GICAA South Region Geography Bee on March 12 hosted by Sherwood Baptist Church. Thirty-six students competed from ten different schools from the southern part of the state in our association. The SCA team, coached by Mrs. Jackie, Byrd, was comprised of the following 8th graders: Caroline Dougherty, Jacob Lindsay, Marci Scardino, Phillip Shayeb, Victoria Vega, and John Mark Willard.
After three preliminary rounds, four SCA students made it to the semi-finals: Caroline Dougherty, Jacob Lindsay, Victoria Vega, and John Mark Willard. After the semi-finals, two SCA students made it to the finals: Caroline Dougherty and Jacob Lindsay. The top six finishers in the finals qualified for state.
Congratulations to Jacob Lindsay for finishing in 3rd place and Caroline Dougherty for finishing in 6th place in region! They will represent SCA in the GICAA State Geography Bee next Monday in Greensboro.
Sixth through eighth grade students enjoyed an informative and fun wellness event sponsored by Phoebe Putney’s school health program. Students visited various stations providing basic health screenings such as blood pressure checks, flexibility and vision. Students also learned about good nutrition, stress and other health topics. The highlight of the day was the fruit smoothie station and group Zumba! We had a great time and learned lots!
Sherwood Christian Academy is proud to have been a part of the STATE Spring Literary Competition on March 7. Our team did an outstanding job in all categories. We are proud to have medaled in the following categories:
Emma Warbington – 1st place Rhetorical Essay
Liza Langstaff and Julia Warbington – 1st place Duo Interpretation
Jared Guin – 2nd place International Extemp Speaking
Congratulations to all of our participants. You did a fantastic job!
Special thanks to all the coaches, Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. Sanders and Mr. Willard. We appreciate your hard work and investment in our students!
March 5 is designated nationally as College Decision Day for the thousands of members of the Class of 2018. Seniors are invited to wear the t-shirt of the college they have chosen to attend this fall. We had fun learning about the many schools our seniors are choosing. The teachers were invited to join in wearing t-shirts from their alma maters!
Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2018 who were wearing shirts from the following colleges:
University of North Georgia
Elementary students enjoyed “Music Week” in chapel today. Thanks to Mrs. Knuckles for leading our chapel and to Mrs. Johnson for bringing back “Hagalina, Magalina.” It was such a fun morning!
Coach Fyock recognized three new students for the SCA Mileage Club, and Mrs. Orr presented our Accelerated Reader Certificates. Mrs. Hager, Mrs. Knuckles and all the elementary teachers had the opportunity to share what their favorite part of this school year has been so far. Teachers shared about the 100th Day of School, Dr. Seuss Week, Veterans Day, Christmas programs, fifth grade’s persuasive letters, animal notebooks, games in the classrooms, ministry projects to the nursing home, field trips, new teaching partners and Bible. Of course some of our favorite memories were the students who had shared in chapel this year that they had come to know Christ and been baptized. It was a very special chapel!
SCA Mileage Club
225 Points – Alexandra Collins and William Greene
75 Points – Lauren Watson and Lillian Peavy
50 Points – Evan Carpenter
25 Points – Kortney Berry, Anya Stephens, Myia Miles and Caroline Richards
Sherwood Christian Academy competed in GICAA Spring Literary on Monday, February 26. Congratulations to the following students on winning in their division. They will be representing SCA on March 7 at the State competition at Reinhardt University in Waleska.
US Extemporaneous Speaking – 2nd place: Nathanael Sancinito
International Extemporaneous Speaking – 4th place: Jared Guin
Duo Interpretation – 3rd place: Liza Langstaff & Julia Warbington
Rhetorical Analysis Essay – 3rd place: Emma Warbington
Piano – 3rd place: Emma Warbington
Girls Solo – 3rd place: Drew Boyett
Girls Trio – 2nd place: Drew Boyett, Emily Whatley, Madyson Chambers
Boys Quartet – 2nd place: Gavin Griffin, John Mark Willard, Carter Ricker, Evan Bailey
Congratulations to these outstanding students and best wishes at State!
Congratulations to SCA’s STAR Student and Teacher – Casey Gregors and Mrs. Sabrina Davidson. Casey and Mrs. Davidson 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 60th 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 26,500 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the 2018 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 Casey and Mrs. Davidson and the academic excellence they exemplify at Sherwood Christian Academy!
Elementary students enjoyed having several of our high school Student Council members in chapel on Thursday. Burch Langstaff and Nathan Roberts spoke to the students about how to be a “light” to others. The Student Council gave all of the elementary students glow sticks, and the lights were turned out to demonstrate how a small light can make a big difference, which elementary students loved.
All of the students shared about their favorite part of being on Student Council. These students are involved in numerous projects within the school and community and their desire is to spiritually impact our school. Thanks to Nathaniel Sancinito (Student Council Chaplain), Landon Davidson (10th Grade Chaplain), Ally Flynt (8th Grade Chaplain), Conner Mathis (7thGrade Chaplain), Burch (Vice President) and Nathan (9th Grade Chaplain) for taking the time to lead our chapel.
Student Council Sponsor – Tiffany Carter and Cheryl Thompson
200 – Alexandra Collins & William Green
175 – Luke Bergrab
150 – Addison Mingo & Luke Bergrab
125 – Micah Hall
100 – Mason Johnson & Jack NeSmith
75 – Carlee Phillips
50 – KJ Bevel, Raeley Summerlin, Collyer Alderman, Kyra Bevel, Ashley Haskins and Ariana Whitmire