Ministry Morning at Phoebe Senior Living Center

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The second graders at SCA took the Good News through the Christmas story to the Phoebe Senior Living Center on Beattie Road. During their program, they sang praise songs and recited Bible verses to all in attendance. They finished their visit by singing Christmas carols and handing each resident a hand-made Christmas ornament.

The students did a wonderful job sharing the Gospel and the message of hope with the residents. What a blessing to see our students put hands and feet to their faith and share it with others this Christmas season! Good job, second graders!

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Fall Sports Awards Winners

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Congratulations to all of our fall athletes and their accomplishments on the field and court. Beyond the individual awards, we had an impressive performance in the classroom–87 athletes earned the distinction of Scholar Athlete which constitutes 80% of our fall athletes! Nice job athletes!

Headlining the list this fall are:

State Champion for Girls’ Varsity Cross Country: Joy Kendrick

State Champion for Boys’ Jr. Pro Cross Country: Christian Jackson

State Champion for Girls’ Jr. Pro Cross Country: Julia Kendrick

All-Region Selections for Varsity Cross Country: Joy Kendrick, Anna Kendrick, Catherine Kendrick, Caroline Mathis, Jordan Roberts, Nathan Roberts, Collin Phillips

All-State Selections for Varsity Cross Country: Joy Kendrick, Anna Kendrick, Collin Phillips

All-Region Selections for Varsity Football: Ketavion Curry, Caleb Wiley

Senior All-Star Selection for Varsity Football: Will Alderman

All-Region Selection for Varsity Volleyball: Gracyn Holt 

Here is a comprehensive list of all of the award winners following the end-of-season programs:

Josie Davidson Kingdom Athlete: MS Cheerleading
Johana Ruiz-Garcia Most Spirited: MS Cheerleading
Ivy Wilson Coach’s Award: Varsity Cheerleading
Drew Boyett Kingdom Athlete: Varsity Cheerleading
Sydney Taylor Most Spirited: Varsity Cheerleading
Caleb Kendrick Kingdom Athlete: Jr. Pro Cross Country
Lydia Sancinito Kingdom Athlete: Jr. Pro Cross Country
Colton Mathis Most Improved: Jr. Pro Cross Country
Kennedy Morton Most Improved: Jr. Pro Cross Country
Christian Jackson Most Valuable: Jr. Pro Cross Country
Julia Kendrick Most Valuable: Jr. Pro Cross Country
Miley Clements Kingdom Athlete: MS Cross Country
Ethan Johnson Kingdom Athlete: MS Cross Country
Graham Anderson Most Improved: MS Cross Country
Victoria Vega Most Improved: MS Cross Country
Ethan Kelley Most Valuable: MS Cross Country
Joy Kendrick Most Valuable: MS Cross Country
Caroline Mathis Kingdom Athlete: Varsity Cross Country
Nathanael Sancinito Kingdom Athlete: Varsity Cross Country
Nicolo Galiano Most Improved: Varsity Cross Country
Olivia Williams Most Improved: Varsity Cross Country
Anna Kendrick Most Valuable: Varsity Cross Country
Jordan Roberts Most Valuable: Varsity Cross Country
Caleb Wiley Best Defense: Varsity Football
Ketavion Curry Best Offense: Varsity Football
Zachary Davidson Kingdom Athlete: Varsity Football
Randi Harrelson Best Defense: JV Volleyball
Laney Heard Best Offense: JV Volleyball
Conner Knuckles Kingdom Athlete: JV Volleyball
Arabella Davidson Co-Best Offense: MS Volleyball
Kyla Raven Co-Best Offense: MS Volleyball
Caroline Dougherty Kingdom Athlete: MS Volleyball
Alyson Adams Best Defense: Varsity Volleyball
Abby Adams Best Offense: Varsity Volleyball
Gracyn Holt Coach’s Award: Varsity Volleyball
Emily Walker Kingdom Athlete: Varsity Volleyball

 

Christmas Bazaar

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What a great first year for our Christmas Bazaar! Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday, December 2, to support our school and vendors. We had more than 100 kids come to enjoy games, bounce houses, face painting and ornament making. There were 28 vendors who sold Christmas craft items and great Christmas presents. There was a concession stand as well that sold a lot of food!

There were TONS of volunteers who made this day a success. From parents to secondary students, their help was instrumental in creating this new event for SCA. And just to brag on our student and parents…there were more than 25 parent volunteers and more than 20 secondary students who gave up their time to serve our SCA family. Just think of how big this event could be in the future, and what a great way for us to showcase our facilities and SCA family spirit to our friends!

We received a lot of positive feedback from the vendors, students and families who attended and volunteered for this event. We hope to make this event an SCA tradition that will continue to grow for years to come, and will be something families look forward to every year. Thank you again to everyone who attended and who volunteered; we could not have pulled this off without you!</p>

Great Turkey Race Blesses the Lord’s Pantry

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The SCA Family was able to bless the Lord’s Pantry this Thanksgiving in a huge way! The final numbers are in for the 2017 Great Turkey Race: 2000 canned food items and $5350! What a blessing to tangibly meet needs in our community through our month-long Great Turkey Race.

According to the Lord’s Pantry Director, Mr. Tom Wilburn, “The SCA donations will go a long way in helping us provide for the needy during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. We could not accomplish our mission without the support and contributions from compassionate Christians like your SCA faculty and students.”

A special thanks to Student Council sponsors Mrs. Tiffany Carter and Ms. Cheryl Thompson for leading an awesome group of student council members throughout this important drive.

Congratulations to the 7th grade and 9th grade classes for being the first place winners in their respective buildings. These classes along with the sophomores and seniors met their class goals for the drive and earned a free Jeans Week before Christmas break. Thanks to everyone who made The Great Turkey Race a huge success this year!

Elementary Chapel, AR Awards & Eagles of the Month

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Elementary students enjoyed having Alex Kendrick speak for our Thanksgiving chapel.  Alex spoke to our students about the importance of being patient, and a few of our students helped him demonstrate how difficult it is to be patient at times.

This week’s AR awards were given out. We also have some new “Eagles of the Month.”  Congratulations to all these students!

Eagles of the Month:

First Grade:

Gabby Brown

Kate Roberts

Second Grade:

Anya Stephens

Third Grade:

Grace Warbington

Fourth Grade:

Brodie Brown

Kennedy Morton

Fifth Grade:

Vance Carter

Victoria Huckaby

 

AR Points:

125 Points – William Greene

100 Points – Addison Mingo

75 Points – Luke Bergrab and Alexandra Collins

50 Points – Brandon Haire, Micah Hall,  Carlee Phillips and Keegan Swilley

25 Points – Lily Barnhill, Noah Butler, Evan Carpenter, Kaylee Davis, Caiden Gervan, Jordyn Gibson, Victoria Huckaby, Evan Johnson, Madyson Mims, Mckenna Mingo, Riley Morey, Kaitlyn O’Neal, Devin Sheppard and Addie Skidmore

Sophomores Head to Clarkston

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This past weekend, the sophomore class headed to the town of Clarkston near Atlanta to go on their annual domestic mission trip. The Clarkston area is known for its diverse population of refugees from countries all over the world including nations in the Middle East and Africa. This experience has become a part of our sophomore Bible curriculum as the students study missiology and, more specifically, the life of Paul. It is meant to introduce the students to their first real experience with missions work. It is an excellent capstone experience for this unit.

Campus Pastor Jeremy Davidson has been going to this particular ministry in Clarkston for over 10 years since his days as a youth pastor in Fayetteville. He connects with a North American Mission Board missionary to these people groups named “Mr. Bennett.” Following a manual labor, work session, Mr. Bennett led the students through a special presentation Saturday morning to help them become ‘mission-minded’ before they went out and ministered to the people.

When we arrived at an apartment complex with a heavy refugee population, the students were met by a large throng of children playing in the apartment complex playground area. As the students moved through the crowd, the refugee children responded to our students in such a personal and genuine way. After just playing with and loving on these children on a cold afternoon, they broke up in groups and conducted prayer walks throughout the complex. When the time came to leave, it was hard for both the refugee children and our students to say good-bye–but in a few short years, the Class of 2020 will return to the apartment complex on their Senior Trip to reconnect with these wonderful people.

Middle School Math Team Competes

gicaa math competition

 

Four members of the 8th Grade Honors Algebra class–Ethan Kelley, Caroline Dougherty, Marci Scardino, and Victoria Vega–represented SCA at the inaugural GICAA Middle School State Math Competition held at Grace Fellowship in Greensboro, GA, on Monday. They competed against 12 other schools in our association.

The 2-hour competition included 6 rounds of math problems of varying degrees of difficulty that the teams had to complete together and submit to judges within a given time frame. Three rounds consisted of multi-step problems that required a correct answer in the preceding problem to used in the next step.

Ultimately, our team finished in 6th place out of 13 teams. When asked about their experience, one team member said, “It was really hard but I had a lot of fun doing it with my classmates.” A special thanks to Mr. Sheets for helping get them ready to compete. Congratulations to this year’s Middle School Math Team.

Veterans’ Day Program

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SCA hosted its 15th annual Veteran’s Day program at Sherwood Baptist Church. We were blessed to have many veterans in attendance today.

The program included different student groups including the elementary students, a 5th grade ensemble, and the middle school choir singing patriotic songs and other pieces to honor our veterans. Of course, we enjoyed our kindergarteners presenting Grand Old Flag and America the Beautiful for us.

Lastly, we honored our service men and women with a solemn flag folding ceremony and the reading of a list of local fallen heroes. We were delighted to have special guest Bishop Ingram who eloquently whistled God Bless America for us. It was truly a blessed day.

May we all be grateful for the service of many veterans and active duty personnel for the freedoms that we enjoy. Be sure to thank a veteran today for his/her service to our country.

Elementary Chapel

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SCA elementary students enjoyed chapel this morning with guest speaker, Stephen Dervan. AR awards were also presented. Congratulations to all our AR award winners!

75 AR Points

Lydia Sancinito

Sophi Scardino

50 AR Points

Jack NeSmith

Katie Rolle

25 AR Points

J. Bevel

Kyra Bevel

Kuba Cecil

Brantley Griffin

Ashley Haskins

Madison Keen

Myia Miles

Grace Warbington

Brayden Widener

Ariana Whitmire

Volleyball Season Celebration

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The middle school, junior varsity, and varsity volleyball teams held an end-of-the-season celebration on Saturday hosted by Coaches Fyock, Mallery, and O’Connor. After a nice potluck dinner, the program highlighted both the group and individual accomplishments of each team. One outstanding accomplishment of the entire program–22 out of 26 players were Scholar Athletes this fall. Nice job girls! With only two seniors who will graduate, the future of the program looks very promising!

Middle School 

Record: 6-7 

Team Captains: Caroline Dougherty & Kyla Raven

Co-Best Offense Awards: Arabella Davidson & Kyla Raven

Kingdom Athlete Award: Caroline Dougherty

 

Junior Varsity

Record: 13-4 (best JV record in program history!)

Team Captains: Andrea Alvizures, Randi Harrelson, & Conner Knuckles

Best Offense: Laney Heard

Best Defense: Randi Harrelson

Kingdom Athlete: Conner Knuckles

 

Varsity

Record: 10-13 (first appearance in state playoffs in program history)

Team Captain: Allyson Adams, Gracyn Holt, Abby Adams, & Emily Walker

Best Offense: Abby Adams

Best Defense: Allyson Adams

Coach’s Award: Gracyn Holt

Kingdom Athlete: Emily Walker