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North Carolina Christian School Association (NCCSA) Academic Testing and Fine Arts Competition Winners: 

Students who chose to compete in the academic testing or were chosen to compete in the fine arts competitions were judged against other student competitors in the association. Only scores within the first 20 competitors are listed below.

Elementary:

Fourth Grade - Larsen Moser, 3rd in Math, 9th in Science

 

Junior High:

Gabriel Jones - 18th in English, 3rd in Math

Anthony Sapp - 13th in Math

Hailey Hunter - 1st in Acrylic Painting

Maddie Baxter - 2nd in Mixed Media

Addison Pike - 8th in English

Taylor Singleterry - 15th in English

Brandon Avelino - 5th in New Testament Survey

Isaac Harris - 4rth in History/Geography, 9th in Science

Carey Graham - 5th in Science

 

High School:

Anna Marley - 16th in English

Alexa Moser - 1st in Algebra 2/Geometry and Chemistry, 7th in Advanced Math, 12th in English

Leanna Tally - 2nd in Algebra 2/Geometry and 2nd in Poetry, 5th in Chemistry

Nathan Langley - 2nd in Chemistry, 13th in Algebra 2/Geometry

Avery LeGlue - 2nd in Physics and 3rd in Chemistry

Aaron Neal - 11th in History/Geography

Jacob Avelino - 2nd in Expository Preaching, 5th in Algebra 2/Geometry, 4th in Chemistry, 12th in English, 8th in History/Geography, 7th in New Testament Bible Knowledge

Madison Avelino - 5th in Algebra 1, 13th in New Testament Bible Knowledge

EllaJoy Mathison - 10th in Algebra 1

Joe Jester - 9th in Music Theory

Andrew Harris - 3rd in Evangelistic Preaching

Samuel Daniel - 3rd in Topical Preaching


Great Is Thy Faithfulness

s-gradIn celebration of the 2021 Senior Class, graduation followed our out-of-the-ordinary COVID academic year. As Mr. Todd Daniel, administrator, made much of the graduates and their accomplishments, he also made much of the Lord who had blessed, directed and provided for the students to start and complete the school year without major upsets to the entire student body. Quarantines were expected, but because of the Lord’s mercies, the teachers, parents and students persevered. We again thank the Lord for not only blessing the graduates with NCCSA Honor Society academic and athletic achievements but for continuing to show his goodness in our lives through the hardships of 2020.

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Each year, students receive academic, athletic and various scholarships at universities and colleges. Of the 15 graduates, the following scholarships were awarded as of May 2021:

Trevor Brunson - $50,000 in scholarships to Bob Jones University, playing basketball for the BJU Bruins

Katie Gaines - $93,250 in scholarships to High Point University, receiving the Presidential Scholarship

Andrew Harris - $20,000 for the Merit Scholarship at NC A&T

Zack Hughes - $4,000 for the Christian Service Scholarship at Pensacola Christian College

Austin Leonard - $104,700 for the Trustee and Honor Scholarship at Warren Wilson College

Abbey Stout - $6,000 for the Blue and Gold Scholarship at UNC at Greensboro


What an Accomplishment!

s-golfA great surprise to all, the Varsity Golf team took the State title in the NCCSA 2A tournament. These competitive athletes made marked improvements at their matches to complete their season with their best scores. Much praise to our Golf team: Shawn Cox, Luke Brady, Joseph McLanahan, Coy Bertrand, Jacob Edmisten, Michael Cox and Jaden Scott. 

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Spirit Led!

s-spirit weekEagle Pride week marks one the greatest times of the school year! Students put their spirit on and come in pajamas, dress as characters, wear camouflage, but most of all, they deck out in their blue and gold to let their Eagle pride be made known!

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We Love It!

s-vdayValentine’s Day is not real unless the Faith campus is filled with balloons, cake balls and singing! So, the seniors and their sponsors made it happen with prerecorded songs and lip-singing drama on the day of celebration. All other gifts were prepared and in the classrooms the evening before Valentine’s.  The fundraiser made it possible for the Senior Class to be of greater help to a pastor and ministry in St. Croix where the class ministered for a week in March 2021. The Lord blessed with record-making sales from a fantastic day of fun!

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The Bigger Picture

In the world of instability and change, God continues to grow His people to find their security in His unchanging character. How does He do this in a time such as this? How could spiritual growth come out of chaotic circumstances? FCS students have grown to understand that their God is bigger than anything, including a pandemic.

To tell of what God was doing in their lives, students in upper elementary through high school wrote essays to explain what God has taught them this past year. The idea originated with Mrs. JoAnn Braxton, an FCS grandparent and FBC member, who presented the idea to others who joined in judging the essay contest.

The group was so impressed with the students' testimonies that they compiled a book to show what God was doing in 2020. Even though so many will forever look back on 2020 as a disturbing and hard year, God was and continues to be bigger. He delights in doing greater things through what we often view as only difficult circumstances. 

We congratulate the following winners:

Elementary - First Place - Emma Howard; Second Place - Seth Greenwood; Third Place - Payton Staley

Middle School - First Place - Addie Langley; Second Place - Taylor Singleterry; Third Place - Gabriel Jones; Fourth Place - Isabelle Nance

High School - First Place - Jacob Avelino; Second Place - Vandie Greene; Third Place - Dakota Hicks; Fourth Place - Samuel Daniel

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He Did It Again

Would we have a community service day? Would we be able to visit homes and nursing home facilities to encourage and minister to others in a pandemic? These questions swarmed the thoughts of the Faith family, especially the students who did not want to miss such an impacting day. 

Our Community Service Day coordinator, Tamra Moger, acknowledged the challenges in the circumstances of COVID-19 and said, "In the past volunteers were able to help with more things, but with this year's protocol, things such as contacting nursing homes to find out what they could do and what we could do was something I took on."

Regardless of expected challenges, Mrs. Moger could see God at work. She said, "I went into it thinking that we’d get a lot of 'nos,' but the nursing homes were thrilled that we still wanted to come. They did everything possible so that we could come, even if it was to visit outside of the windows. They were really wanting us to come during a time when people are more concerned about themselves than they are about other people.”

The limitations even presented opportunity that would not have been open outside of the pandemic restrictions. Mrs. Moger said, "Each class was able to visit two nursing homes. Even though they didn’t get to give the normal treatment and programs, we were able to see more people. Some classes made posters, balloons, and carried stuffed animals."

The accomplishments of the day were comparable to the past years, and for that, God receives the glory. From the experiences, Mrs. Moger agreed that God accomplished the work through our willingness to serve. She said, "God works all things together for HIS good. Sometimes we limit how we see service if it is not the way it's always been or how we would define service."

All praise goes to the Lord who enabled and provided for us. Mrs. Moger concluded, "God blessed us with a beautiful day! We can serve God in any way, but the sunshine did make a big difference. Even though I was concerned that we might have less parents, we had more than we needed."

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In His Time

s-the wilds 2020In lieu of the times in which we are living, the faculty spent much time praying over the decision to go to The Wilds Christian Camp. Having been our school-opening spiritual emphasis week of the year, the decision did not come easy due to the coronavirus. The decision was made for the tenth through twelfth grades to go without the other middle and high school grades. With extra transportation for extra space, the continual wear of face masks, carrying along our air purifiers, and plenty of hand sanitizer, the classes loaded the vans and headed out for a week that would make the memory books.  

Junior Vandie Greene marked this trip as one of her favorite. She said, "I had many impacting moments, including when we gathered around the fire, and we all started talking about what God had done in our lives. Having been to The Wilds for several years, I have never experienced something quite like this here. Teenagers, including my own classmates, were confessing and making promises to God and just discussing everything we were dealing with. We felt a real closeness to each other as we shared and had smores."

With social distancing, worship services continued as the students were taught the importance of dealing with their sin and keeping a close relationship with the Lord. Break out sessions included the basics of inductive Bible study in which the students later commented on how helpful the instructions were for them. They realized that getting into God's Word would be the tool for true biblical change in their lives as they held each other accountable. 

Fun times were no less and maybe even more as the students embraced the opportunities for hiking to the Falls, braving the Summit obstacle course together, flying the sky on the giant swing, and riding the current tubing down the river.  But that's not all, since their were only three grades present at the lake, whole classes got more involved to see who could manage the tube slide and tread the lake water to make it to the dock. A few boys and one teacher managed to tread the water top in their tubes all the way to the dock for the jump towers. Paddle boats, canoes and the blob were busy activities as the entire group participated and enjoyed the time with their classmates. 

Senior Toni Perez will not soon forget her last student trip to The Wilds and said, "It was amazing! I feel like we all grew a lot spiritually. It was exciting to learn a new way to better understand the Bible instead of just struggling through it. And who can forget Willy using the giant airhorn to wake Avery up during fun time entertainment!"

The trip, having been prayed through even more so than usual, proved to be the pinnacle for our school opening in 2020, and the Lord continued to bless our student body. Even the students were thankful to be at school!

 

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