The Class of 2013 in Central Park
Please continue to pray for the safety of the students and chaperones on the Senior Class Trip to New York City and the Junior Class Trip to DC. Both groups return tomorrow.
WCA Bids Farewell to Three Educators
Three teachers, with more than 88 years, collectively, at WCA, will retire next week.
First-grade teacher Carole Sanders has been at WCA since 1972. Mrs. Sanders has been married to husband, Jim, for 45 years, and has two children, Jon ('90) and Alan ('94). She has three grandchildren, Clare, Lily, and Caroline, and two cats and two dogs. Mrs. Sanders is a graduate of the University of Motevallo, in Alabama. Her class honored her during the first-grade picnic on Monday.
Physical and health education teacher Annette Archer has been a fixture in the WCA Athletics Department since 1985, where she taught and coached volleyball (26 years) and basketball (2 years). Mrs. Archer and husband, Dale, have been married for 28 years, and have two children, Courtney and Carrie, and a dog, Sugar. Mrs. Archer was awarded Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1993, and Honorary Educational Leader and Mentor in 2007. She also received the Who's Who Award in 1996 and 2007.
High school Spanish and Bible teacher, Ann Rogers, began working at WCA in 1994. Prior to that, she taught at schools in Goldsboro, NC, Greenville, SC, and the Phillipines. She and husband, Harry, will celebrate 47 years together in June. They have five children, Lisa, Tommy, Nathan, David, and unofficially-adopted son, Ricky. Son and daughters-in-law include, Owen, Shelley, Jenny, Tamra, and Leony, and 13 grandchildren complete the family. Mrs. Rogers received her Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from Bob Jones University. Her special awards and recognitions include Chief Marshall, Valedictorian, Daughters of the American Revolution History Award, second place in a public speaking contest, and a Superior Rating in the Goldsboro Piano Guild.
The entire Wake Christian Academy family thanks each of these outstanding educators for their many years of dedicated service to our school, and congratulates them on their retirement. May the Lord continue to bless you as you begin the next chapter of your lives!
The Life of Moses
Aftercare Students Perform "The Life of Moses"
What do frogs, insects, hail, locusts, boils, and a cloud of darkness have in common? There are actually two answers: they are all manifestations of God's judgment on the Egyptians during the life of Moses, and they were all represented in the play, "The Life of Moses," written by Suzanne Couillard, After-School Care Supervisor, and presented by the elementary students in the aftercare program. The play gave everyone an appreciation for the struggles Moses encountered, and was best summarized by one of the parents as "cute, funny, and very authentic."
WCA Competes in Fine Arts Festival
On April 25 and 26, students from Wake Christian Academy participated in the North Carolina Christian Schools Association Fine Arts Competition. Students performed musical selections, participated in Bible sword drills, read poetry, and competed in a science fair and spelling bee. In addition, WCA's elementary vocal groups gave outstanding performances, and the Small Vocal Ensemble, Large Vocal Ensemble, and Choir placed first in their respective competitions. WCA was the only school to have an elementary handbell choir, and their performance earned a first place ribbon. Results from the individual competitions may be found on our Facebook page.
Junior Places Second in National Competition
Junior Carson Smith participated in the National Fine Arts Competition, held at Bob Jones University. Carson placed second in the state in World History/Geography, and qualified for nationals, where she placed second in the nation. Sixth-grader Elizabeth Scott also competed and was awarded first place in the state and third place in the nation for her original poem. Congratulations, Carson and Elizabeth!
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Third-Grade Teacher Robin Sprowl
On Tuesday, May 14, Brian Scott, from HIS Radio, stopped by Wake Christian Academy to present the station's Teacher of the Month Award to third-grade teacher Robin Sprowl. During his announcement, held during the third-grade lunch hour, Scott said that never, in the history of the contest, has the station received so many nominations for a single teacher. In the letters sent to HIS Radio, Mrs. Sprowl was described as a caring, loving, dedicated teacher, who inspires and encourages her students. One student said she wants to have a career in Christian education because of the influence Mrs. Sprowl has had on her life. A happy and very surprised Mrs. Sprowl said, "What an honor! And how humbling to be recognized by the parents of my students for doing something I love...teaching! Teaching is more about encouraging students to take risks in their learning and to not just use their eyes and ears, but all their senses to bring learning to life. Third grade is my favorite grade to teach. It is a joy to come to school and teach children about God's Word and His world. We not only serve an awesome God, but we get to partner with amazing parents at WCA who support the teachers and staff. I am blessed daily as my students come to school with smiles on their faces. It is also a blessing to teach under the leadership, and with Godly women, who encourage each other inside and outside of the classroom." Congratulations, Mrs. Sprowl, on your well-deserved award!
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