The King’s Academy held the annual spelling bee October 9, 2013. Four students per grade (4th – 8th grades) were selected to compete. The academy is proud to announce the 2013 winner and runner-up.
Winner: Peyton Overdorf (8th grade)
Runner-up: Madeline Reagan (6th grade)
Overdorf will go on to compete in the Sevier County Spelling Bee in January 2014.
Peyton Overdorf and Madeline Reagan
The King’s Academy cheerleaders honored American veterans by placing wreaths on their graves and respectfully singing the national anthem. Thank you TKA cheerleaders for showing such respect for those who are so deserving. Your TKA family is proud of you!
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Congratulations to TKA freshman Niamh Schumacher for finishing 7th in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s state championships! We are proud of you Niamh!
Read this article from The Mountain Press to learn more!
Construction of The King’s Academy softball field is underway which means that the academy will field a softball team this spring! Read this article featured in The Daily Times!
L to R: Hanna Wilbourn, Danielle Quesinberry, Beraiah Benavides, and Ife Akinboyo
B&H Publishing group contacted The King’s Academy last Spring in search of willing teenagers to write short devotions for their new books about teenage boys and girls writing to their peers over various life issues. Four students from TKA expressed willingness to participate in this endeavor: Ife Akinboyo, Hanna Wilbourn, Beraiah Benavides, and Danielle Quesinberry. These bright students wrote about dating, freedom, grace, and many other aspects of life for a modern teenager. These four students, as well as others, will be celebrated on November 2 at First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg at 6:30. They will be signing copies of these devotionals, which will be meaningful for everyone involved.
Click here to see an article about this honor that appeared in The Mountain Press September 20.
It is an exciting time at The King’s Academy! The academic and athletic complex is being built and now construction of a softball field has begun! Get a sneak peek by watching this video!
Read about The King’s Academy’s unique history here.
TKA freshman Niamh Schumacher decided to try running cross country races this year. Schumacher is finding that she is not only a gifted dancer, she is a gifted runner. Learn more about this story in The Mountain Press.