Congratulations to Emma Warbington and Mrs. Beth Shepard!
Emma Warbington and Mrs. Beth Shepard were honored today in a STAR Student/Teacher luncheon sponsored by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.
The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 61st year, is sponsored, administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). Since its creation by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR program has honored nearly 27,000 high school seniors and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the 2019 STAR nomination, graduating high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.
We are very proud of Emma and Mrs. Shepard and the academic excellence they exemplify at Sherwood Christian Academy!
A team from SCA traveled to Macon today to compete in the Literary Region competition. Everyone performed well and the team won 1st place overall! Individual and group winners are:
Rhetorical Essay – Emma Warbington 1st Place
Argumentative Essay – Elizabeth Montgomery 1st Place
Personal Essay – Ashlynn Dapper 1st Place
Girls’ Solo – Josie Davidson 4th Place
Boys’ Solo – John Mark Willard 2nd Place (tie)
Girls’ Trio – Emily Whatley, Sydney Taylor, Josie Davidson 3rd Place
Boys’ Quartet – John Mark Willard, Cameron Rambo, Andrew Sanders, Gavin Griffin 2nd Place
Piano – Emma Warbington 2nd Place
Humorous Oral Interpretation – Smith Langstaff 1st Place
Dramatic Oral Interpretation – Ashlynn Dapper 3rd Place
Duo Oral Interpretation – Liza Langstaff & Julia Warbington 2nd Place
US Extemporaneous Speaking – Nathanael Sancinito 1st Place
International Extemporaneous Speaking – Jared Guin 1st Place
Support the arts at SCA by attending one of our presentations of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on January 31-February 2 at Albany State University West Campus Theater.
January 31 – 7 pm
February 1 – 7 pm
February 2 – 1:30 pm & 7 pm
Tickets are available at http://www.scaeagles.com/student-life/arts/ or by calling 229-883-5677.
SCA students enjoyed a trip to Ballet Theatre South to watch the “Nutcracker.” Several SCA students participated in the ballet as well. Congratulations to the following students on your successful performances!
Holly Drake – 12th grade
Riley Morey – 5th grade
Ashley Haskins – 5th grade
Maggie Haskins – 3rd grade
Pamela Walker – 9th grade
We wrapped up week 3 of the Great Turkey Race and are thrilled with the totals we were able to donate to the Lord’s Pantry! Middle School and High School raised $2,374.77 and brought in 1,390 cans.
Great Turkey Race Week 3 Results:
1st place – 10th grade 650.75 feathers: 200 points
2nd place – 12th grade 72.75 feathers: 150 points
3rd place – 11th grade 67 feathers: 100 points
4th place – 9th grade 64.57 feathers: 50 points
Total Winner is 10th grade with 1304.55 feathers! They receive 200 extra Sherwood Cup points!
On Friday, November 9, we celebrated our annual Veterans Day program at Sherwood Baptist Church. This tradition has become a school favorite each year. This day is set aside each year to be sure this generation and future generations remember to honor and thank those who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.
The program included the Parade of Veterans where the elementary students sang the ‘Military Medley’ to recognize each branch of our armed forces while 50 plus veterans came out on the stage to a standing ovation. Additionally, congregational patriotic songs that are being lost in our culture were sung.
Other program elements included: the 4th graders recited the ‘American’s Creed’ reminding us all what it means to be an American; the middle school choir One Voice sang two very powerful worship songs that pay honor to those, and, mostly importantly, Jesus Christ, who sacrifice much for us; and the kindergarteners performed their traditional, flag waving, ‘Grand Old Flag.’
The high point of the program was the annual flag folding ceremony performed by six seniors. This year, the flag was presented to Chaplain Major Robert Greene of the United States Air Force. Finally, SCA was presented with a commemorative American flag that flew over Camp Resolute in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 11, 2018, in our honor compliments of an SCA grandparent serving overseas.
Special thanks to all of our veterans who were in attendance; and our music teacher, Mrs. Vickie Knuckles, and Principal Mrs. Sylvia Hager, for putting together a fantastic program this year.
With a heart for serving others, Elizabeth Montgomery has shown great determination to go on mission trips. In February, the SCA sophomore told her parents her desire to go on mission trips with her church and school. Knowing the trips wouldn’t be cheap, Elizabeth’s parents encouraged her to think of a way to raise money to help fund her trips. That’s when she started making homemade guacamole and selling jars of it to her friends, family and at farmer’s markets. Elizabeth’s guacamole grew in popularity and her small project turned into a USDA-certified brand called “Guac On.”
Fast forward nine months from when she began and Elizabeth has not only paid for a mission trip she went on to Honduras, but she also just recently placed 7th in the World Guacamole Championship in Los Angeles! She has also already saved money to go to Uganda in December, with plans to go back to Honduras in the spring.
Guac On, Elizabeth! We’re so proud of your accomplishments, creativity and determination to go on missions!
Congratulations to seniors Burch Langstaff and Caroline Mathis who were named SCA’s Homecoming King and Queen on Friday night!
The 2018 Homecoming court included:
Senior Representatives –
Junior Representatives –
Sophomore Representatives –
Freshmen Representatives –
Congratulations to James and Stacey Byrd and the girls’ varsity cross country team for winning the Division I state championship on Saturday in Macon! Team members include Joy Kendrick (1st place), Anna Kendrick (5th place), Caroline Mathis (7th place), Alexis Kelley (10th place), Victoria Vega, and Symone Rhyme!
Congratulations to Collin Phillips (5th place) and Nathanael Sancinito who represented SCA as individuals in the state boys meet on Saturday!