DNR Agent, Tony Cox visited the GCA Preschool today and taught them all about the different types of wildlife that live in our area. He had a fully mounted deer and turkey, he brought the fur/skins from many different ones and he even had a live baby alligator. The students LOVED it!! Mr. Cox is the uncle of our own Patrick Cox and Patrick was his assistant for the morning!
BAINBRIDGE, GA — Sam McRae, a 11th at Grace Christian
Academy of Bainbridge, GA is a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and
Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 29th - July 1st, 2017. The Congress is
an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about
science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this
event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country
who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and,
after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their
goal. Sam McRae was nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize
in Physics and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists
and Technologists to represent Grace Christian Academy based on his academic
achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.
During the three-day Congress, Sam McRae will join students from across the
country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients talk
about leading scientific research; be given advice from deans of the world's
top tech universities; be inspired by fellow teen science prodigies; and learn
about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology.
"This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and
creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future
that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director,
National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and
determined students like Sam McRae are our future and he deserves all the
mentoring and guidance we can give him.” The Academy offers free services and
programs to students who have the desire to learn more about their future in
science or technology. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers
include online social networks through which future scientists and
technologists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and
mentored by tech and science leaders; and communications for parents and
students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships,
career guidance and much more. The Academy was founded on the belief that
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays a
critical role in enabling the United States to remain the economic and
technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century and that we
must identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help these
students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the
doorstep of vital careers. Based in Washington, DC and with an office in Boston,
MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help
address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who
wish to devote their lives to advances in society as scientists, technologists,
engineers and mathematicians.
In regular season play, the girls were undefeated and finished as Region Champs. Boys finished 3rd.
Region individual tournament (4/11) - Mikey Harrell & Caroline Wells Region Champs, girls doubles, Sarah Castoro & Olivia Penela 2nd place in region for girls doubles. Clay Wells finished 2nd in region for boys singles
State individual tournament in Macon 4/17 & 4/18 - Sarah & Olivia lost a close match in the 1st round after battling for over 4 hrs. Clay lost in 2nd round of play. Caroline & Mikey advanced all the way to finals before losing. They were state runners up.
Girls will head to Macon on Tuesday, 4/25 to compete in state team tournament