This month, four students from SCA competed in the annual Albany State University high school Math Tournament. The team placed 5th out of 19 schools from the surrounding areas. The competition comprised of a 2-hour written test and a 10-question cyphering match. Topics included algebra, geometry, probability, trigonometry, number sense, and calculus.
Team members were seniors Andrew Orr and Charlie Taylor, and juniors Will Mahnken and Ashlynn Dapper. The team was coached by high school math teacher Mrs. Tiffany Carter. We are very proud of these students and their hard work! Go Eagles!
Senior Caleb Wiley, an Albany Herald all-area first team selection, has signed a national letter of intent to continue his football career with Albany State University. Wiley is the first Eagle football player to sign a college football scholarship since 2015. He was surrounded by his family and trainer at a ceremony at SCA. Wiley will pursue a degree in sports management beginning this fall. Congratulations Caleb!
Congratulations to Coach James Byrd and the SCA ‘A’ Chess Team who traveled to Greensboro and brought home the GAPPS state championship trophy! This is SCA’s second state championship in chess in the past three years. Team members include seniors Andrew Orr, Charlie Taylor, Patrick Burke, and junior Will Mahnken. Way to go gentlemen!
Sherwood Christian Academy’s high school theater department is presenting Peter Pan on Thursday, January 30 – Saturday, February 1 at Albany State University West Campus Theatre. Tickets are $16 premium seating, $14 general admission, $12 students.
January 30 – February 1 | 7 pm
February 1 | 2 pm
ASU West Theatre | 2400 Gillionville Road
Director Brydon Fox says, “This high-flying adventure is sure to thrill the entire family. Come meet the characters you know and love – the swashbuckling pirates, mysterious Indians, the impossible Lost Boys and, of course, the boy who never grew up – Peter Pan himself! This year our cast has had a blast sharpening our combat, dancing, and entertainment skills as we have been preparing this production for the community. We hope to see you in Neverland!”
Flying effects provided by ZFX.
To purchase tickets, call 229-883-5677 or visit scaeagles.com/student-life/arts.
Senior striker, Joshua Thomas, signed a national letter of intent to continue his soccer career at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. A key member of last year’s state soccer championship team, Thomas believed that God was calling him to join former SCA head soccer coach Jeremy Davidson. Davidson currently serves as the head men’s soccer coach at Bryan. He had the privilege of coaching Josh not only at SCA last year but for several years during his club years. Current SCA head coach, Ashley Thomas, is excited not only for his son, but for the upcoming season when his team will defend their state title! Congratulations Josh!
Congratulations to senior Colin Dougherty who broke the record for career 3-point goals made at SCA! In the 3rd quarter of a tight game with Griffin Christian, Dougherty hit his fourth 3-pointer of the night to set the record of made threes at 148. The previous mark of 147 was set by 2010 graduate Wesley Pittman. The Eagles went on to win a tight game by the score of 63-58. The boys’ varsity team sits at an impressive 12-2 record for the season.
Dougherty, a two-time team captain and three-year starter, has been a prolific outside shooter during his career. He has already matched the most 3-pointers hit in a single game with Patrick Stanford (2013) hitting seven against Central Fellowship Christian Academy last season during the Region Tournament. Dougherty entered his senior year with 105 career threes but has been been hitting them at a steady rate with 43 already this season as the team heads to Christmas break. The coaching staff is confident he will be setting the bar high for 3-pointers made with half of the season yet to be played. Congratulations Colin!
Seniors from Coach O’Connor’s health class had an opportunity to hear from SCA alumni who have careers in various health fields. Speakers shared their personal stories, their educational paths and the pros and cons of working in their respective fields.
We heard from professionals in the fields of nursing, hospital administration, nurse practitioner, physical therapy, dental hygiene and respiratory therapy.
We are grateful to these Eagle alumni who took time to give back to SCA and to inspire a new generation of graduates!
Thank you to:
Respiratory Therapist Saralyn Wilson (2014)
Dental Hygienist Selena Russell (2011)
Physical Therapist James Blackwell (2005)
Nurse Practitioner Kelsey Reed (2008)
Hospital Administrator Emily Thompson (2014)
Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant Brandon Glow (2005)
Sherwood Christian Academy is pleased to announce Emma Warbington and Nathanael Sancinito as its valedictorian and salutatorian respectively for the class of 2019.
Valedictorian Emma Warbington graduates with honors with a 4.0 GPA and will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology as an engineering major. Recognized this year as SCA’s STAR student, Warbington excels academically as a member of the National Honor Society, an SCA Headmaster Scholar for four years, and ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Outstanding Achievement Award winner. Warbington also excels in athletics as a four-year letter winner in cheerleading, two-year letter winner in soccer, and Scholar Athlete for four years. She has served as class secretary, treasurer and president, and as the student body vice president. Warbington received the gold medal of recognition for exemplary community service throughout high school. The daughter of Chad and Suzanna Warbington, Emma has attended SCA for 13 years and is a member of Sherwood Baptist Church.
Salutatorian Nathanael Sancinito graduates with honors with a 4.0 GPA and will be attending the Georgia Institute for Technology as an engineering major. Excelling both academically and athletically, Sancinito has been one of SCA’s Headmaster Scholars and Scholar Athlete for four years. He is a member of the National Honor Society, ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Outstanding Achievement Award winner, four-year letter winner in soccer and cross country, two-year letter winner in basketball., and one-year letter winner in track. Sancinito is the recipient of SCA’s Coach’s Award, Kingdom Athlete Award and Christian Character Award. He has served as class vice president, president and student body chaplain. The son of Chuck and Kim Sancinito, Nathanael has attended SCA for 13 years and is a member of Sherwood Baptist Church.
Sherwood Christian Academy will hold its 30th commencement exercises for the class of 2019 on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Sherwood Baptist Church. President of Ask or Think Ministries (Middleton, WI), Ben Schettler, will deliver the commencement address to the graduates.
Congratulations to the SCA Spring Literary Team who took 1st Place at the GICAA Division I-AA State Literary on Monday. It is SCA’s first Spring Literary state championship! SCA finished ahead of Westminster Academy of Watkinsville.
Congratulations are in order for coaches Vickie Knuckles & Jackie Byrd, accompanist Missy Sanders, and the fifteen (15) team members: Ashlynn Dapper (10th gr.), Josie Davidson (7th gr.), Gavin Griffin (10th gr.), Jared Guin (12th gr.), Liza Langstaff (10th gr.), Smith Langstaff (9th gr.), Elizabeth Montgomery (10th gr.), Cameron Rambo (12th gr.), Nathanael Sancinito (12th gr.), Andrew Sanders (12th gr.), Sydney Taylor (12th gr.), Emma Warbington (12th gr.), Julia Warbington (10th gr.), John Mark Willard (9th gr.), and Emily Whatley (12th gr.).
First place medals were earned by Smith Langstaff (humorous oral interpretation), Jared Guin (international extemporaneous), and the Boys Quartet of Gavin Griffin, Cameron Rambo, Andrew Sanders, and John Mark Willard. All together the SCA team earned 16 medals! Way to go Spring Literary Team!
On February 28, three of our high schoolers joined other talented youth in our community from other Dougherty County high schools to participate in the 6th Annual Community-Wide Youth Concert for Black History Month at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Albany.
Under the direction of high school musical director, Mrs. Christine St. Jacques, freshman Mikyla Porter, and juniors Nancy Johnston & Amber Mullins joined in a variety of old gospel songs and African heritage songs that made for an entertaining and inspiring concert that blessed those in attendance.
Dr. Dougherty stated, “I am so proud of these young ladies and how they represented our school well as a part of this community-wide youth choir. Interacting with students from other schools in the community and singing before a large audience including community leaders was a great experience for them. They are looking forward to participating again next year!”