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!

SCA Hosts GICAA Middle School Academic Competition

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SCA hosted the GICAA Middle School Academic Competition at Sherwood Church on Friday, October 19. Congratulations to the following teams and individuals who qualify for State on November 3 in Warner Robins.

Ahlias Pobre and Hannah Albano finished in the top 6 in the region Geography Bee. Hannah placed 4th and Ahlias placed 6th.

Sixth grader William Greene was named the Spelling Bee Champion!

The math team took first place in the region at the GICAA academic competition! Team members are: Hudson Carter, Patrick Shayeb, Eric Bergrab and Ahlias Pobre.

We are proud of all of our students who competed in the region competition. They all represented SCA well. Congratulations, students!

Fourth Grade Using New Technology in Classroom

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Brad Hobbs, ordained pastor and son of Ann Hobbs, talked to Mrs. Hobbs’ fourth grade class about Bible translations of the New Testament via Zoom Room today.

At SCA, we connect with the world using state of the art technology as we reinforce biblical principles. We are “breaking the fourth wall” with technology. Thank you to our Technology Director, Vicki Davis, for helping to make this happen!