Friday, May 22, 2009

Whigham Receives Full Scholarship

Congratulations to Senior, Tatiana Whigham for receiving a 4-year, full scholarship to Auburn University courtesy of the U.S. Army. Durning Awards Day on Thursday, Titiana was presented a check for $93,648 representing the value of her education at A.U. Congrats Tatiana! We are so proud of you!!

Ward Receives Athletic Director's Award

Congratulations goes to Senior Jon Ward for being selected to receive GCA highest sports honor, the Athletic Director's Awards. Jon was presented this award on May 12th at the annual Cougar Sports Banquet by Athletic Director, Justin Gravlee. Congratulations Jon!!

Soccer & Boys Basketball Awards

Basketball: Seniors Anthony Henderson and Leonard Sheppard were honored as teh Co-MVP's for the year. The Coaches Award went to Jarad Long and Jon Ward received the Character and Most Improved Award.
Soccer: Offensive Player of the Year went to Marcus King, Jon Ward received the Defensive Player award and Kyle Harris was named the MVP of the Region Champion Varsity Soccer Team. Congratulations Guys for a great season!

Henderson Receives Academic Award

Congratulations to Senior, Anthony Henderson for being honored with The Academic Award for his stellar academic career throughout his high school career at GCA.

Other Award Winners:

Volleyball - Brock Bailey was named the Most Valuable Player on offense and Emma Heard was selected MVP on defense. Alex McLendon was the Most Improved and Mogan Baker received the award for leadership.

Cheerleading: Sydney Harrell won the Coaches Award for the Varsity Squad and Shelby Woodrum won the Coaches award for the JV Squad. Sloane Wiggins took away The Warriors Heart Award and Perra Harrell was selected as the Rookie Of The Year.

Girls Basketball: Defensive Player of the Year went to Logan Worsham and Brock Bailey was awarded the MVP award. The Most Improved Player was Jocelyn Jacobs and the Coaches Award for Leadership went to Ladson Simmons.

J.V. Basketball: T.J. Carlisle was honored with the Most Improved Award. The Best Offensive player was Paul Randall Soden and the Defensive player was Marcus King.

Softball: Award winners were Brock Bailey with the Coaches Award; Jessica Register received the Top Bat Award; and Morgan Baker and Emma Heard received the Co-Defensive players of the year.

Baseball: Tyler Friday and Taylor McDonald were selected as Co-MVP's; T.J. Carlisle won the Most Improved and Grand McDonald received the Workhorse Award.

6th Graders Explore Starfish

After completing a study on invertebrates, Mrs. Smith’s 6th grade class had the unique opportunity on May 14th to dissect starfish which is an invertebrate animal in the phylum Echinodermata. Mrs. Smith noted that it was a challenge to host a lab for 22 students who have never dissected before but thanks to some great parent volunteers it made it very doable. This year, GCA chose to invest money, time and resources to fund exciting science experiments along with giving our Science Lab an Extreme Makeover. It has certainly been money well spent as we all know science in a textbook is important but backing it up with hands-on experiments really brings science to life.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Boosterthon $$ Due Tuesday, May 12th

Please take time this weekend to round up your final pledges from the Boosterthon Fun Run. We have had 87% of the pledges collected, but we would love to reach 100%.
Thank You...Thank everyone for making this the best Spring fundraiser ever!!

Baseball Team makes Final Four

After two great games this past weekend in Panama City, the GCA Baseball team placed second in the Region and won a slot in the Final Four this weekend in Loxley, AL.
Good luck guys!!

All Conference Baseball & Softball

Congratulations to Tyler Friday, Taylor McDonald, Emma Heard, Brock Bailey, and Jessica Register for being named All Conference this past weekend in Panama City, FL.
Way to Go!!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Baseball/Softball Regionals this Weekend

Good Luck to the GCA Baseball team and the GCA Lady Cougars Softball team as they travel to Panama City to participate in the PCC Regional Tournament this weekend!!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Mark Your Calendars..... Next week (May 4th - 8th) will be GCA's Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take some time during the week to thank all of our outstanding faculty and staff for all they do for your children and Grace Christian Academy!!!