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Senior Receives Figure Skating Award
Senior Hailee Settle was awarded the Gold Graduating Seniors Award of U.S. Figure Skating. She has been a successful participant in the sport of figure skating and a member in good standing of U.S. Figure Skating for many years. Congratulations to this outstanding student athlete!
Congratulations TAPPS State Placers - 2013
Congratulations to the winners of the TAPPS Academic State Meet:
Ready Writing: 1st place-Chris Cook; 2nd place- Kelly Gross
Current Events: 2nd place- Sanger Smith
Science: 4th place- Bobby Stroup
Yearbook: 3rd place
SCS scored our highest total at the state level of 36 points! We greatly appreciate Mr. Rusch for his dedication to these students.
Elementary Arts Academy Launched
The Elementary Arts Academy is an educational opportunity for students in grades 4-6 that essentially extends the school day. Students will be instructed in the arts in addition to the core instruction offered in the curricular day. This is a wonderful opportunity for elementary students interested in furthering their education in Music, Theatre, and/or Studio. The Academy aligns with our K-12 SCS Fine Arts instruction and programming.
Elementary Fine Arts develops disciplines which stimulate creative and organic expression. Students express and refine their creativity through works of art, both visual and in performance, critical thinking of the arts, and a cultural awareness of the world around them with Christ at the center.
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Private Music Lessons in voice/instrument
Elementary Main Stage Performance
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Boys' Golf Wins State for 3rd Time
Defending State Champs knew a bull's eye had been placed on their backs by every other golf program this season. In order to keep the title, nothing less than a stellar performance each and every week would do.
After successfully winning district and regionals, the team headed south this week to Waco for the inevitable championship defense. Day one ended with the boys trailing by a stroke to Houston Second Baptist. However, day two proved SCS boys had it in them to overcome the deficit. Led by Coach Michael Martin, SCS won their third State Title in four years. This year came down to the final putt sunk by freshman Reagan Johnson, which propelled the team to victory by a single stroke margin. Two top ten individual state honors went to juniors Will Dennis (tied 6th) and Graham Lewis (2nd) while seniors Grant Griffin and Andrew Hudson ended their careers with an unprecedented third State Championship!
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and parents for a tremendous accomplishment.
Junior Attends Save the Children Summit
SCS junior, Kaylee O’Connor, recently received a unique opportunity through JWAC/World Affairs Council to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the Save the Children Advocacy Summit. Kaylee was one of only 25 students from across the nation chosen for this honor. As part of her application, Kaylee wrote a series of essays reflecting her desire to pursue humanitarian relief in underdeveloped nations.
During the all expense paid trip, Kaylee and her nominator and sponsor, SCS Social Studies department co-chair, Mrs. Kim Chaulk, heard such significant speakers as Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader; Cokie Roberts, ABC and NPR political analyst; Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President; Raj Shah, USAID Administrator; Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council; Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education; Fatema Sumar, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Michael Stoltz, Sandy Hook parent. One of the highlights of the trip included simulating the role of a political lobbyist.
Kaylee and a small group of Texas residents shadowed Annie Toro, a lobbyist for International Medical Corporation. They met personnel in four congressional offices, discussing their humanitarian relief experiences and advocating for the passage of a particular resolution. Kaylee particularly enjoyed the warm and friendly manner of Congresswoman Kay Granger, with whom she had the pleasure of talking one-on-one.
SCS Receives 11 DSM Nominations
Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Awards announced their 2013 nominations. Students from 49 schools (Public and Private) in 10 North and Central Texas counties competed in 15 categories. Southwest Christian School was one of only two private schools nominated and only one other school received more nominations than SCS.
Les Miserables, walked away with 11 nominations:
Best Actress - Morgan McCourt
Best Supporting Actress - Cheyenne Shreve
Best Scenic Design - Mason Taff, McCaul Ragland
Best Costume Design - Jade Shedd, Carly Latham, Melodie Hays
Best Lighting Design - Cody Sparks, Eva Chastain
Best Stage Crew & Tech
Winners will be revealed at a red-carpet, Tony Award-style ceremony May 7 at Fair Park Music Hall at 7:30pm, where nominees will arrive in vintage cars. The students named best actor and actress will win a five-day, all-expenses-paid trip to New York City this summer to study with professionals and compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards. Many more will walk away from the DSM program with scholarships that total more than $25,000 from the new Charles Pistor Restricted Fund.
Congratulations to all of the students and faculty who spent countless hours preparing and performing this show and special blessing for our Director of Fine Arts, Mrs. Cyndi Woodward.
Watch the Minimester Video and see the impact SCS students and faculty our making within our community and around the world.
Stroup Merit Finalist
Bobby Stroup was among the students from high schools across Tarrant County that have been named National Merit Finalist in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The students are among about 1.5 million juniors who entered the scholarship program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Sophomore to Study with Joffrey Ballet
Southwest Christian sophomore, Lauryn Greig, has been selected to study this summer with the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet Company. Joffrey is the preeminent dance school in the US. Thousands of girls and boys audition each year, with auditions held all across the United States. The school selects the mere top 5-7% to come train with them. Based in New York City, Joffrey also has schools on the west coast (Los Angeles), Atlanta, Miami, and two in Europe. Lauryn has elected to study in New York this summer, live in company housing, and perform professionally choreographed works with this elite studio. Southwest Christian is so very proud of Lauryn and her incredible accomplishment!
Youth and Government
The Youth and Government program at SCS has been dedicated to learning aspects of the Texas State government for six years. The program supports and fosters participation in government through active involvement in mock trials and mock legislature. The SCS team has had a first placed team for the past three years. The sponsor is history teacher, Ryan Abt. This year’s team participated in the state convention in Austin and won the following:
Appeals Court (Includes scores for in court debate & brief writing)
1st place- Hannah Sims
2nd place- Bobby Stack
1st place- Millicent Gabriel and Hailee Settle
Jeremiah Benes also participated in the organizing and running of the event as the Chief Justice and participated in the Appeals court as such.
Outstanding Attorney- Olivia Riddle
Trial Court - Judges:
3rd Place- Brianna Auten
5th Place- Teddy Barbour
Attorneys- Alynna Knaub & Hannah Rodriguez
Witnesses- Anna Grace Fleet, Emily Fuss, Melissa Haskins, Christina McAfee, & Laura Munn
Attorneys- Connor Day & Jourdan Durante
Witnesses- Greg Benes, Tatum Cooper, Marissa Dunlap, Lexy French, & Molly Middlebrook
PSIA Academic Meet
Forty-eight SCS students from grades three thru sixth went to The Highlands School in Irving to participate in the PrivateSchools Interscholastic Association Academic Meet. The students entered eleven different events. We are very proud of theiraccomplishments and all of the effort they put forth. Students who placed first thru sixth in their event received a ribbon. Studentswho placed first or second in their event also received a medal. They will also be attending the State Meet in April atTCU.