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The First Hope of The First Academy is committed to bringing awareness of individuals with Autism to our school community. Standing Tall: The Koby Morgan Story was recently shared with TFA families and reminds us of the important work done at The First Academy everyday.
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This week’s spotlight is on Gatlin Thornton, who first came to TCS as a Sophomore. The flexible schedule that TCS provides enabled Gatlin to pursue her dreams in music with the extra time. Gatlin is involved in music and church – she plays guitar and piano, sings and writes songs. She created her first EP last year (11th grade), and this year she is in a music duo called St. Valley. They play shows in various venues and will soon be releasing a single and be filming a music video. Belmont University, Samford University, and Dallas Baptist University were some of the schools she applied and was accepted to, but Belmont is where she has decided to attend in the fall. Gatlin was accepted into the songwriting program there, and she hopes to use this degree to become a worship pastor. She has received an academic scholarship from Belmont and has applied to her church’s Heart of the City Foundation scholarship. Gatlin’s favorite teacher at TCS was Mrs. Grant, who taught Gatlin math in both 10th and 11th grade. Gatlin says that Mrs. Grant truly showed that she cared about Gatlin and helped Gatlin enjoy math.
Gatlin says that being a student at TCS has given her the opportunity to finish her high school education, along with starting her career. She feels the school has supported her in her dreams, while still assuming the role of pushing her towards learning in a God centered environment. She also says that TCS has provided a community of believers that surround and support her, so meshing that she desires for her life after graduation. Gatlin states that TCS has “given me the opportunity to fulfill the calling God has put on my life starting at the age of 15”. We can’t wait to see how Gatlin will use the talents God has given her to honor him in full-time ministry!
High school students applied the Spiritual Discipline of Evangelism by doing a mock evangelism. Miss Grace Crosby portrayed actual people she has witnessed to. Students both volunteered and were chosen to participate in trying to lead Miss Grace Crosby’s portrayals to Christ. Some students went above the challenge, and shared their testimonies or personal experiences impromptu were: Nick H., Kasey P. and Jackson T. Here are some photos of a few students that participated.
The library will be closed for CTP-4 testing from 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM on Monday, April 10th-Thursday, April 13th. Thank you for your understanding.