Monday, July 17, 2017

GCA Joins GICAA

GCA Parent:

As we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year we wanted to let you know that Grace Christian Academy has made the decision to move from our affiliation with GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) to join GICAA (Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association). There are several reasons that GCA has decided to make this change.

First, we believe that aligning our school with an association that is Christian in its focus provides a better fit for our school and is more in line with our mission and statement of faith.

Second, a couple of other Christian schools in our division had already made the decision to leave GISA. This leaves us with fewer schools similar to us in size.

Finally, joining GICAA will provide us with more options of competition. In addition to increased athletic options, GICAA also offers competitions in vocal and instrumental music, drama, literary, quizzing, art, and robotics.

As with our new ACSI accreditation (Association of Christian School International), we are focused on our mission, Growing our spirit, mind, and body in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Rob Starner
Head of School

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cougar Volleyball Camp - June 12th - 14th


GCA Class of 2017

GCA Class of 2017

Welcome & Prayer - Juliann Amaya 

Salutatory Introduction  - Kaitlyn Holcombe

Kaitlyn Holcombe & Harsimran Singh

Salutatory Address - Harsimran Singh

Benaiah Medallion - Sarah Castoro awards Beniah
to Senior Class President, Mason Duke

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Awards

Valedictory Introduction - Sarah Castoro & Mikayla Buckhaulter

Valedictory Address - Mikayla Buckhaulter

Graduation Address - Mayor, Edward Reynolds

Addie Elkins, McKenzie Ferry & Kaitlyn Holcombe

Juliann Amaya, Tyler Rentz, Harsimran Singh & Nate Walton

Special Music - GCA Chorus
 
Class Memories - McKenzie Ferry

Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 Honors Day - High School

Kiwanis:
Presenter - Chip Davis
Senior – Mikayla Buckhaulter
Teacher – Dorinda Cox

Woodmen of the World:
 Presenter - Karen Cooper
8th Grade Winner:  Garyn King
12th Grade Winner:  Mikayla Buckhaulter

Bainbridge State College Awards/Scholarships
 Presenter - Lauren Harrell
Seniors - Mikayla Buckhaulter & Harsimiran Singh
 
University of Georgia Certificate of Merit
Presenter - Dr. Carol Widner
Junior - Clay Wells

Highest GPA in Middle & High School:
Highest GPA in middle and high school are 6th grade - Mallorie Jordan; 
7th grade - Jamie Chen; 8th grade - Emma Benedict; 9th grade - Lilah Widner; 
10th Grade - Ruth Marie Carraway, 11th Grade - Abby Bodrey and 
Sam McRae; and seniors - Mikayla Buckhaulter  and Harsimiran Singh.

Oustanding Academic Excellence (High School)
High School students that received the President’s Award for 
Outstanding Academic Excellence are from left front, Carly Godwin,
Jeremy Greene, Mason Duke, Miller Hayes, Sam McRae, Pooja Patel, 
Breanna Pritchett, Corban Walsingham, Clay Wells, Collin Woodrum, 
John York, McKenzie Brown, Mikalya Buckhaulter, Juliann Amaya, 
Harsimiran Singh 2nd Row - McKenzie Ferry, Kaitlyn Holcombe, Avery Andrews, 
Spence Butler, Garrett Donalson, Mikey Harrell, Jack Holden, Kate McRae, 
Seth Parker, Laura Posey, Sarah Castoro, and Addie Elkins. 3rd Row - Daniel Sellers, Caroline Wells, Lilah Widner, Branch Austinson, Ruth Marie Carraway, and Parker Goodson.  4th Row - Gabby Hardee, Parker Miller, Abigail Mills, Olivia Penela, Manjote Singh, and Jeb Smith.  Back Row - Thad Whitaker, Chasen Wood, Tommy Young, 
Abby Bodrey, Eliza Butler, Harley Cooper, and Jared Duke.

2017 Honors Day - Middle School

Woodmen of the World:
* Presenter - Karen Cooper
8th Grade Winner:  Garyn King

Kiwanis:
Presenter - Chip Davis
8th Grade – Daniel Jones
Teacher – Rachel Worsley

6th & 7th Grade Duke Tip
Christina Longs, Isabella Barnett, Jamie Chen, Brooke Phillips,
Veronica McConnell, and Mary Glenn Warr
Outstanding Academic Excellence (Middle School)
Middle school students that received the President’s Award for 
Outstanding Academic Excellence are:  Down Front - Matthew Carnes.  
1st Row - Cheyenne Coggins, Colby-James Harper, Rachel Hayes, 
Jay Lanier, Mallorie Jordan, Christina Longs, Riley Palmer, Cassidy Widner, 
and Ben York.  2nd Row - Isabella Barnett, Mel Bodrey, Jamie Chen, 
Veronica McConnell, Brooke Phillips, Mary Glenn Warr, and Kaylee Widner.  
3rd Row - Emma Benedict, Wyatt Carpenter, Daniel Jones, Garyn King, 
Haley Scott, Gracie Sellars and Callie Widner.

Highest GPA in Middle & High School:
Highest GPA in middle and high school are 6th grade - Mallorie Jordan;
7th grade - Jamie Chen; 8th grade - Emma Benedict; 9th grade - Lilah Widner;
10th Grade - Ruth Marie Carraway, 11th Grade - Abby Bodrey and Sam McRae;
and seniors - Mikayla Buckhaulter  and Harsimiran Singh.


2017 Honors Day - Elementary

Woodmen of the World Winners:
Presenter - Karen Cooper
5th Grade Winner -Emma Harrell
Kiwanis:
Presenter - Dr. Ray Chambers
Winner - Emma Harrell
Teacher – Heidi Butler



4-H Awards:
Presenter - Lindsey Hayes
Winners - Caroline Grubbs & Owen Earnest

Duke Tip Award Winners:
Front Row - Preston Barnett, Chloe Brogdon, Ethan Burke, Owen Earnest, 
Bay Harper, Tiffani Kornmeier, and Sybil Lee.  Back Row - Mercer Murray, 
Zoie Spooner, Emily Grace Tuten, and Cade Wells.
  
4th & 5th Grade - Outstanding Academic Excellence
4th & 5th Grade students that received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence (Front Row) – Reagan DeLanoy, Hines Roberts, Emily Morton, Lollie Gay, Preston Barnett, and Spencer Blanton.  2nd Row - Chloe Brogdon, Grace Cleveland, Owen Earnest, Caroline Grubbs, Bay Harper, Haylee Henry, and Kenton  Jordan.  3rd Row - Tiffani Kornmeier, Sybil Lee, Destyn Ludke, Mercer Murray, Cade Wells, Aiden Whittaker, and Ethan Burke.  Back Row - Emma Harrell, Zoie Spooner, and Emily Grace Tuten.

Christian Citizenship Award
1st Grade Smith - Olivia Harrell
2nd Grade Jones - Khoa Huynh
3rd Grade Loeffler - Gibbs Palmer
4th Grade Barber - Sybil Lee
4th Grade Inlow - Chloe Brogdon
5th Grade Hall - Emma Harrell

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spaghetti Bridges

The 8th grade science students, under the direction of Mrs. Smith, had the opportunity to explore the world of engineering while building bridges out of house-hold spaghetti. The students were assigned teams and each team had to research, design, and construct their own bridge. After the bridges were built, they were tested for strength by adding weights of 2 and 5 lbs increments. The strongest bridge, which was built by the all girls team of -  Bailee Ann Womble, Carley Brogdon, Rhiannon Brock.  Their bridge held 48 1/2 lbs before it broke.