Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Softball & Baseball Awards

Varsity Softball
Co-Offensive Player - Kelsey Harrell

Christian Character - Kaitlin Adams

Leadership Award - Brock Bailey

Co-Offensive Player - Emma Heard

Boys Baseball
Christian Character - Brent Warr
Co-MVP - Taylor McDonald
Best Defense - T.J. Carlisle
Co-MVP - Grant McDonald

Varsity Cheerleading Awards

Cheerleading Awards
Cougar Heart Award - Sloane Wiggins
Most Valuable - Sydney Harrell
Christian Character - Abbey Smith

Boys Basketball Awards

Boys Varsity
Christian Character - Jackson Harrell
Hustle Award - Tyler Jones
Most Improved - Bryce McQuaid
Most Valuable - Kyle Harris

JV Basketball

Most Improved - Brent Warr

Christian Character - Daniel Ray

Coaches Award - Joey Sloan

Girls Basketball Awards

Girls Varsity

Best Defensive Player - Rachel Harrell
Most Improved - Christy Colvin
Most Valuable - Brock Bailey
Christian Character - Abbey Smith

JV Girls
Best Defensive Player - Shelby Woodrum
Most Improved - Perra Harrell
Christian Character - Rheagan Henderson

Cougar 1500 Point Club

Brock Bailey

Coach Mike Harrell

Cross Country Awards

Girls Cross Country
Rookie of the Year - Brock Bailey
Runner of the Year - Perra Harrell
Christian Character - Abbey Smith

Boys Cross Country
Christian Character - Taylor McDonald
Most Improved - Jackson Harrell
Runner of the Year - Kyle Harris

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Soccer & Volleyball Awards

Varsity Volleyball
Christian Character - Melissa Mills
Warrior's Heart - Emma Heard
Heart & Soul - Brock Bailey
Coaches award - Sydney Harrell

JV Volleyball
Best Offensive Player - Kelsey Harrell
Best Defensive Player - Emilee Murr
Christian Character - Merrianna Parker

Varsity Soccer
Breakout Player - Bryce McQuaid
Most Valuable Player - Kyle Harris
Best Defensive Player - Grant McDonald
Christian Character - Tad Young

JV Soccer
Best Offensive Player - Jack McRae
Christian Character - Daniel Ray
Breakout Player - Hannah Holden

GCA Summer Camps

May 31st - June 3rd - Cheerleading Camp for rising 6th - 12th in Franklin Springs, GA

June 6th - 10th - Boys Basketball @ Lee University in TN for rising 7th - 12th

June 13th - 15th - Volleyball Camp @ Grace for rising 6th - 12th

June 17th - 19th - Girls Basketball Individual Camp @ FSU for rising 7th - 12th

June 20th - 24th - Elementary Basketball Camp @ GCA for rising 1st - 6th

June 24th - 26th - Girls Basketball Team Camp @ FSU for rising 7th - 12th

July 19th - 22nd - Elementary Cheerleading Camp @ GCA for rising k5 - 5th

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Congrats CHAMPS Winners!

Poster Winner

Breanna Pritchett

Essay Winner

Corbin Walsingham

Student of the Year

Mattie Winburn

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2nd Graders Visited Gulf Specimen Marine Lab

Mrs. Leoffler's 2nd Grade enjoyed a wonderful day at the

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab on May 9th

Front Row: Callie Widner, Haley Scott, Emma Benedict, Bailee Ann Womble, Abigail Anderson, Gracyn Bennett. Back Row: Daniel Jones, Garyn King, Josh Roberson, Colby Whittaker, Blake Rykard, Yuri Dunlap, Jase Godwin, Jackson McConnell, Matthew Carnes, Drew Bardin.

GCA & Bainbridge Middle Host Mock Legislature

GCA middle schoolers joined forces with Bainbridge middle schoolers to host a Mock Legislature on May 10th. The Senate was held in the OS and the House conducted their sessions in the gym. A fun learning experience was had by all!

GCA Students Help with Special Olympics

GCA Students

Give Back!!!

Special Olympics 2011

HS Students visit National Infantry Museum

Mr. Woodrum's 9th & 10th grade students took a field trip to the National Infantry Museum in Fort Benning, GA. The museum honors the history of infantry forces in the United States Army.

The museum is 190,000 square feed in size and cost $107 million to build. Their signature exhibit is called, "The Last 100 Yards" and contains scenes from eight wars in US infantry history and features lifelike figures cast from actual soldiers.

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 Josh Carnes, Brent Warr, Jeri Sloan, and Kaitlin Adams was able to hold 42 lbs before it broke.

King Sign with Andrew College

Marcus King, a senior with GCA, has accepted a golf scholarship from Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA.
Seated in the photo, from left to right, are grandmother Mary Helon King, grandmother Marijane Scarborough, Marcus King and his mother, Ellen King. Standing are brother Russell King, grandfather Ed Scarborough, Andrew College Athletic Director, Mike Riffe, Marcus King's father, Ed King and Steve Murr, GCA's Upper School Principal/Athletic Director.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

5th Grade Students Making a Difference

As a part of the Bible curriculum this year, Mrs. Jones 5th grade students have learned about being salt and light in a dark world. In the wake of the tornadoes that recently devastated much of the Southeast, and upon hearing about the tragic losses of life and property, the students wanted to do their part to help out. Mrs. Jones cousin in Alabama has been involved with a clean-up ministry in her area and gave a list of needed items. If you would like to help out, please send your items by Wednesday, May 18th....All items will be donated for the relief effort.

Needed Items:

All sizes of children's underwear


Individual Crystal Light or Kool-Aid packets to put in bottle water


Baby Formula

Cleaning Supplies

Non-perishable food items


Spring Spectacular

The second annual Spring Spectacular was held Tuesday, May 10th in the OS. This year's program included productions from the drama class, the film class, the GCA Praise Band, and the GCA Stings program. Short performances included the retelling of Hansel & Gretel, The Jimmy Springer Show, Your Love Never Fails, Beaumont Rag, G.I. Joey, The Noticer, Dr. Feele Good, All Around Me, By Your Side, Meekness, and The Prodigal Daughter.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"Muffin For Mom"

Mrs. Sheffield's 4th grade along with Mrs. Jones 5th grade students hosted their annual "Muffins For Moms" breakfast on May 5th in the school cafeteria. This is always a wonderful event as the students celebrate and honor their moms for Mother's Day.

Cougar Baseball - Region Champs

After going 1-1 in region play against rivals Emmanuel Christian School Warriors, the Grace Christian Academy Cougar baseball team sweeps the best of three series on Thursday, April 28th and brings home the Region title.

Way to go Cougars!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Senior Players Recognized

T.J. Carlisle and Taylor McDonald were honored along with their parents at their last home game and region tournament on April 28th. They were recognized for their many years of service, dedication and contributions to GCA Baseball.

Thanks guys for all your hard will be missed!

4 Cougars Named All Conference

Congratulations to T.J. Carlisle, Grant McDonald, Bo Bailey, and Taylor McDonald for being named All Conference at the Baseball Regional Playoff Tournament last Thursday evening April 28th.

Way to go Cougars!!!

Spring Spectacular - May 10th

The 2nd Annual "Spring Spectacular" presentation will be Tuesday, May 10th in the OS.

There will be two showings: 6:30 p.m. and 8 PM. We will pack three short plays, acoustic music and four film projects into a program that lasts a little over an hour. Tickets will only be $3 per person and can be purchased from the school office.....first come, first serve!

Wax Museum On Display April 28th

On April 28th we had an exciting day at GCA. We had a number of very famous people visit our halls and educate our students. People like; Betsy Ross, William Howard Taft, Jackie Kennedy, Rosa Parks and even Johnny Cash.

GCA 6th & 7th Grade students hosted our annual Wax Museum for students, parents and the public. They did an amazing job and everyone really enjoyed this educational day.

Way to Go Students!!!!