North Raleigh Christian
NRCA Congratulates, Joshua Gray and Sawyer Pollock on being chosen as SBACS's Outstanding Scholar & Musician Scholarship winners!
Forty-five high school seniors from the Class of 2014, enrolled in twenty-one SBACS member Christian schools, were selected to compete in a national awards program for their outstanding scholarship and/or musical achievements (see attached lists). Out of the forty-five finalists, fourteen shared the spotlight as national, regional or state award winners, dividing $8,000 in college grants, $1,000 to each of the four national winners, $500 to each of the six regional winners and $250 to each of the four state winners. National and regional scholar winners' schools also received awards of $250 and $100 for each winner they nominated.
Each fall, SBACS member schools nominate candidates in two groups, scholars and musicians. Nominees must then complete an application process to compete for the scholarships. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements become finalists. In the spring, a panel of judges chooses the winners in each of the two categories.
Attached is the Student Policy for our new NRCAPlus Virtual Academy. It outlines the options and fees for the online courses that will be offered at NRCA through Sevenstar. Students will be able to register for these online classes as part of their 2014-2015 course registration which opens Monday, April 28 and closes Tuesday, May 6.
Here are a few highlights of the NRCAPlus Virtual Academy:
Rising 1st-8th graders can order their 14-15 School Supply Kits now at www.shopttkits.com
Deadline is May 9
Ordering your back-to-school supplies has never been easier! You can complete your order within minutes! Please refer to your printed order form for important dates and pricing. The order form will indicate kit delivery or pick-up information. Please remember to order the correct grade for your child as custom kits cannot be returned.
Four high school math students went to Wake Tech to compete in the State Math Qualifying Regional Contest. The four students were Kevin Lin, Mia Cui, Josh Gray and Aria Huang. Cui placed 12th out of over 100 students. She qualified to go to the state finals. Huang came in 26th, and our team was eighth out of 12. Lin's team (randomly assigned by the organizers) came in third in a math sprint contest, for which he won a cash prize.
Fifteen NRCA elementary and middle school students placed in the 2014 Math Olympics, held at NRCA on March 14. Gold Medal Winners (GMW) received a score of 85% or higher.
A Driver Education class will begin at North Raleigh Christian Academy on Monday, May 12. This class will be held 10 afternoons from Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 23 from 3:10 p.m. until 6:10 p.m. The State of North Carolina requires 30 hours of classroom instruction; therefore, students must attend all class dates. Please note that there will not be a makeup day at NRCA. If your child misses a session, he/she will need to make up that session at an area high school where a Driver's Education class is being taught. Mr. Lister will have that information should you need it. There has been a $55.00 fee imposed by the State of North Carolina, but there must be a minimum of 30 students in order to have the class. Students must be 14½ by May 12, 2014, in order to take the class, so your student should have had a 14th birthday on or before October 30, 2013. Detach and fill out the form below and attach the paid receipt to the application. See instructions on back for how to pay for Driver Education online through Jordan Driving School.
The State of North Carolina limits the class size to 40 and requires that students be accepted to the class based on age. Therefore, the roster will be set from oldest to youngest. Please note that there is no need to confirm whether your student has been enrolled in the class. If the class fills, we will contact you. Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 5, 2014. However, if you have any questions about the class, please do not hesitate to call me at 573-7937.
Please complete the form below and return it to Mrs. Parrish by Monday, May 5, 2014, along with the attached paid receipt. Keep the top part of this letter for your information.
The Lady Knights soccer team headed down to take on the Wake Christian Bulldogs Thursday night in the first conference game for the Knights this year. This year’s girls soccer team is lead by senior captains Mabry Griffin, Nicole Day, and Whitney Keever. The head coach is Mr. Ed Pinon who was the 2013 NCISAA 3A boys soccer coach of the year and is coming off a state title in the boys division.
The matchup between the Knights and the Bulldogs turned out to be fairly one-sided. Even with a stellar performance from the Bulldogs keeper, the Knight’s offense was too much for Wake. Only 2:30 into the game Haley Gibson scored off the assist from Autumn Esposito. Wake Christian countered with a goal just 30 seconds later which tied the score at 1-1. Defense dominated the remainder of the first half until Olivia Giresi scored off a rebound 29 minutes into the game. With this score the Knights went into halftime up 2-1.
The Knights came out strong in the second half scoring at 13 minutes on a pass from Whitney Keever to Autumn Esposito, ending in a walk-in goal. The Knights led 3-1. Finally 33 minutes deep into the second half Michelle Day lobbed a corner kick up to Bailey Redecker who finished with an impressive header for the goal. With this score the Knights expanded the lead to 4-1, a score that would hold for the remainder of the ball game.
Junior Bailey Redecker said, “I felt like the team played really hard tonight and we played well but we still need to work finishing the ball.” If this game is a sign of things to come, look for a strong campaign from the Lady Knights this season.
By Christian Vinson
Shield Staff Writer
Emily Holland, an NRCA eighth-grader, placed second at the ACSI Southeast Regional Spelling Bee in Atlanta this past weekend. As a top-5 finisher, she advances to the ACSI National Spelling Bee in Dallas on May 3.
“It was a nail-biter down to the end in Atlanta as she spelled down with a boy [from Tennessee] whom she had met, competed against and joined her at nationals last year. They went head to head, word for word until Emily finally missed and he got his word, which made him first and her second,” said Emily’s mother, Margret Holland, who traveled to Atlanta with Emily for the spelling bee.Vanessa Williams, also in eighth grade at NRCA, participated in the regional event too. She made it to the third round of the bee.
NRCA participated in the ACSI District Spelling Bee, Grades 1-8, yesterday with Emily Holland and Vanessa Williams placing 1st and 2nd after the Final Spell-Off. They will compete in the Regional Competition, hopefully then go to Nationals in Dallas, Texas. We had 4 grade level winners and 15 students placed 1st-4th at each grade level. Congratulations to all for a job well done! Here are the ACSI STATE SPELLING BEE WINNERS – February 28, 2014
1.Dillon Taylor (NRCA)
4. Lewis Musselman (NRCA)
2. Jack Harris (NRCA)
4. Lynn Kim (NRCA)
1. Philip Filippides (NRCA)
4. Madelyn Robinson (NRCA)
3. Ainsley Parkerson (NRCA)
1. Caleb Bynum (NRCA)
2. Gracie Owens (NRCA)
3. Brayden Knott (NRCA)
2. Hannah LeMaster (NRCA)
3. Amanda Conner (NRCA)
4. Caleb Downs (NRCA)
1. Emily Holland (NRCA)
3. Vanessa Williams (NRCA)