Monday, August 30, 2010

Lady Cougars Dominate Patriot Games

The Grace Lady Cougars won the Enterprise Prep Academy Patriot Games Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. They finished the round robin tournament with a record 11-1 to capture the championship. Teams included Enterprise Prep Academy lady Patriots of Enterprise, AL; Dale County Christian School Lady Crusaders of Ozark, AL; Ashford Academy Lady Falcons of Ashford, Al; Emmanuel Christian School Lady Warriors of Dothan, AL; Edgewood Academy Lady Lynxes of Elmore, AL; Meadowview Christian School Lady Trojans of Selma, AL and the Lady Cougars.
Brock Bailey was named Tournament MVP, Emma Heard was selected all-tournament along with Brock and Sydney Harrell received the Tournament Director's Sportsmanship Award. Congratulations Lady Cougars!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

2009-10 Yearbooks Available

The yearbook staff has a few of the new yearbooks (2009-10) available for anyone that might be interested. For more information and prices, please contact Monica McQuaid at the school

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Faith Not Fear...Message from Rigsby

"9 seconds. That is how long it took for Scott Rigsby's life to come crashing down around him. 16 hours, 42 minutes, 46 seconds. That's how long it took for Scot Rigsby to make history." The GCA students, faculty and staff set in awe this morning as they listened to Scott Rigsby tell his story. Scott is the first double amputee to complete the world-famous Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon and thanks to the GCA Foundation he was able to come and share his inspiring story with our students.

Magazine Kick-Off - Aug. 18th

The 2010 QSP Magazine Sale was offically launched Wednesday afternoon with a fun pep rally for all ages. Several kids ended up taking away some cash while Clay Wells was the big winner selling his "pop" back for $10.00.
The first turn-in day for cash and prizes will be Wednesday, August 25th!
Sell, Sell, Sell

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scott Rigsby to Visit Grace - Aug. 19th

An Ironman Triathlete and a double amputee, Scott Rigsby has accomplished the Unthinkable.
At age 18, Rigsby was thrown from a truck while working a summer job right here in Southwest GA and dragged over 380 feet under a three-ton trailer. After losing his right leg, he endured more than 26 surgeries in 10 years before finally deciding to "free" himself from being a professional patient and remove his left leg. After years of searching for a purpose, a personal encounter opened up a door for Rigsby to go through.
Scott Rigsby will be at GCA on Thursday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. to speak to our students. All friends and parents are invited to attend and hear Scouts amazing story and how he accomplished the "Unthinkable."

GCA Booster Club Meeting Mon., Aug. 23rd

The GCA Booster Club will be holding a meeting on Monday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the GCA Library. If you are interested in athletics, this meeting is for you....please feel free to join us, learn about the our Booster Club and get involved!

Friday, August 6, 2010

GCA Lady Cougar camps with ACC Champions

Members of the GCA Volleyball team recently attended the Chris Poole volleyball camp at Florida State University. The camp focused on all aspects of the game including hitting, serving, passing and setting. The Lady Cougars have been practicing hard this summer after having their best season since 2002.
The camp was led by 2009 ACC Coach of the Year, Chris Poole and assistant coaches Holly Watts and Gokhan Yilmaz. Counselors at the camp included several members of the 2009 ACC Champion FSU team.
Pictured are: Emma Heard, Mattie Dunn, Kendi Castoro, Kelsy Harrell and Perra Harrell. Back row - Coach Gokhan, Brock Bailey, Leah Smith, Sydney Harrell, Melissa Mills, Coach Watts, Merianna Parker and Coach Poole.

Monday, August 2, 2010

22 GCA Student Participate in Soccer Camp

22 students participated in a 4 day soccer camp this past week (July 26th - 29th) at the YMCA with guest coaches Mike Wallace and Robert Peterson.
The camp was designed for both JV and Varsity players but several younger players came out to learn. The camp focused on game fundamentals and footwork.
Pictured: Collin Woodrum, Lauren Carraway, Luke Wallace, Ben Holden, Jim Whitehead, and Caleb Harris. Middle Row includes Chase Harris, Caylin Walsingham, Austin McQuaid, Annabelle Smith, Hannah Holden, Perra Harrell, Kyle Harris, Rachel Harrell, Whitney Thomas, Jackson Harrell, Brandon Swicord, and Alex Ward. Back row - Coach Peterson, Bryce McQuaid, Josh Carnes, Jack McRae, and Coach Wallace.