Trinity Christian Academy
Trinity Christian Academy will host the Lady Eagles' Varsity Basketball Tournament Dec. 5-7. Teams who will participate include Trinity Christian Academy, Weatherford Christian, Azle Christian, Covenant Classical, Fellowship Academy, St. Paul's Preparatory School, Fort Worth Hill School and Calvary Christian.
Click the link for tournament pairings.
By Jessica Sims
Special to The Community News
With fall weather descending upon the North Texas community, Trinity Christian Academy will celebrate their thirteenth homecoming on Oct. 11 with the varsity football team competing against district rival Nazarene Christian Academy.
While Friday night football is the pinnacle of homecoming events, TCA works to make the entire week leading up to the big game exciting for everyone. The student council, National Honor Society and cheerleading squads have worked hard to plan several activities for the students.
Spirit Week began on Oct. 7 with secondary students trading in their school uniforms for a week’s worth of fun special dress days including ‘Merica Monday, Tacky Tuesday, Wild West Wednesday, Disney Thursday, and ‘Fan’atic Friday. Daily “Best Dressed” awards were presented to a boy and girl student in middle school and high school categories.
Another important homecoming tradition is the selection of the homecoming court as 9th-12th grade students chose representatives for each high school grade. Sometimes perceived as a popularity contest, TCA urges students to go beyond that when choosing class representatives.
“Students were asked to select classmates who regularly demonstrate a bold, uncompromising faith in Jesus Christ, respect authority, are honest, practice godly speech, show kindness, seek unity among the student body, and serve as exemplary role models for students of all ages,” Trinity Christian Academy’s Principal, Ken Nobles said.
Teachers from across Parker County are honored by the Junior Cotillion for leading by example.Ten Parker County educators were honored last week for inspiring students with their exceptionally good manners.
“These special educators are among the very best, who treat the students of Parker County with respect and instill a love of learning,” Aledo’s Junior Cotillion director Sharon Pate said.
The teachers were given certificates and roses in an awards ceremony at the Junior Cotillion Grand Ball February 25 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.
“Teachers don’t get enough thank yous,” Pate told students and parents gathered at the event. “We would like to honor them.
These special teachers have been chosen by Junior Cotillion students to receive the ‘Best Mannered Teacher’ award.”
Students wrote essays about a teacher who they found to have the best manners and who always treated others with honor, dignity, and respect.
“We thank our students for taking the time to honor these special teachers who are good role models and show courtesy and respect to all students,” Pate said.
Junior Cotillion students, in sixth grade through eighth grade, meet monthly during the school year to learn etiquette and ballroom dancing.
The program is designed to build self-confidence, character and ethical behavior and is dedicated to making a positive impact on young people and helping them become tomorrow’s leaders.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Caleb Long and Emmie Tate were named Mr. and Miss TCA at Trinity Christian Academy's Homecoming ceremony Friday, Oct. 14 at Aledo Middle School Stadium.
Click on the picture above for a gallery of photos and video from the homecoming game.
Trinity Christian Academy defeated district rival Nazarene Christian Academy 54-44 Friday, Oct. 14 at Aledo Middle School Stadium. Eagle Greg Lanier set a school single-game record for tackles with 28. More information can be found in the Oct. 21 issue of The Community News.
Marsha Barber, administrator at Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park, announced on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 that the school received an anonymous gift last week of $1.1 million.
The donation will be used to finish out the gymnasium at the school's new secondary building, on which construction is wrapping up. The additional work is hoped to be completed in time for this year's senior class to have an event in the facility, Barber told a group of parents and students.
See the Sept. 23, 2011 issue of The Community Newsfor more details.
Texas RangersStudents had special guests at Trinity Christian Academy Friday afternoon. Grandparents were allowed to come in and experience a school day with their grandchildren.
Students also dressed up in celebration of the Texas Rangers' winning the division series playoffs over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers now play the New York Yankees for the American League Pennant. If Texas wins, it would be the first trip to the World Series in the franchise's 49-year history. Click below to see pictures from the day's events.
Grant Hester, a Trinity Christian Academy high school senior, has been awarded the 2010 President’s Gold Scholarship by Baylor University. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of his academic record and scholarly promise. Grant will be entering Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science in August 2010.