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Upper School Blog, Week of April 6th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR APRIL

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

RECOGNITION

Humanities Scholar Bowl

Humanities Scholar Bowl finalists

The First Academy Upper School showcased the Fourth-Annual Humanities Scholar Bowl Thursday, March 30th.  This competition features a game show style presentation of questions ranging from AP World History, AP European History, AP US History and AP US Government.  The brilliant finalists included Caitlin B., Jessica M., Melanie P. and Gabriel P.  Congratulations to Caitlin for Honorable Mention, who received a $50 cash prize. Followed by Melanie who took third place and received a $1,000 Scholarship and $100 cash prize.  Jessica placed second and received the $2,000 Scholarship and $300 cash prize.  And, the grand prize belongs to Gabriel who earned the $3,000 Scholarship and $600 cash prize. The Social Science Department is very proud of all of the finalists who participated this year.

SBACS Scholarship Winners

Lauren and Jessica pose with their certificates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017’s Lauren Connell and Jessica Meena on being awarded scholarships from the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools! Out of the 59 finalists from 23 member schools in the country, 19 students were selected!

Senior Thesis Presentation Finalists

Lauren Connell Jaclynn Kelly Alex Li Scotty Michael Sarah Beth Spraggins

Congratulations to these five seniors who were selected as the winners from their classroom presentations. They will compete next Thursday, April 13 at 9:35am in the Student Center.

Lauren Connell

Jaclynn Kelly

Alex Li

Scotty Michael

Sarah Beth Spraggins

NEW THIS WEEK

Save the Date – Alex Chediak Parent Event

Author Alex Chediak is speaking to Upper School students in chapel on Thursday, May 11th. Following chapel, we are hosting a Lunch & Learn for parents.

Thursday, May 11 at 12:00pm

Student Center

$10 per person – includes lunch – sign up via formstack on the website

National Christian High School Choir NYC Trip – Informational Meeting

The National Christian High School Choir is a combination of students from Christian high schools from all over the country. They perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City every other year. The choir has had anywhere form 150-300 student singers, and it is directed by Dr. Thomas Council, who currently serves as the director of the music department and Dean of Professional Studies at Toccoa Falls College.

NYC trip: April 20-24, 2018

Carnegie Hall performance: April 23, 2018

Approximate cost: $2,200 (includes airfare, hotel, rehearsal expenses, food, entrance into Carnegie Hall and 2 Broadway shows)

*Must be able to sing and willing to attend rehearsals throughout next school year to learn the music

Want to get more info? Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Black Box Theatre

Questions? Please email Don Baker at donbaker@thefirstacademy.org

REMINDERS

Library Closure

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.

Prom – Fire & Ice

Juniors and Seniors are invited to Prom 2017, Fire & Ice!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress at 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

Click here to purchase tickets.

Please remember that if you plan to bring a guest who is not a current TFA student, they must currently be in high school or a TFA alum. You must fill out the Outside Guest form that you can download from the above link.

All dresses (including TFA students and outside guests) must be submitted for approval using this link.