Jacqueline Belin, mother of three beautiful daughters, works hard to raise money for the March of Dimes. Belin’s 2-year-old daughter, Alli Grace, was born 199 days pre-mature weighing 14.8 oz. Read more about this story here.
Thirteen third through fifth grade students represented The King’s Academy at Tate’s Regional Science Fair April 14 – 16. Each student brought home an award! Congratulations to each of these students! Your TKA family is proud of you! (See the list of awards following the photographs.)
Academy students pose for a picture before their interviews at Tate’s Regional Science Fair.
Overall Category Awards:
Robert Lakatosh 2nd Place 3rd Grade Life Science
Ashley Everett – 3rd Place 4th Grade Earth Science
Emma Lakatosh – 2nd Place 4th Grade Life Science
Sarah Martin – Honorable Mention 4th grade Life Science
Nathaniel Hall – Honorable Mention 5th Grade Life Science
Wendell Thornton – 1st Place 5th Grade Physical Science
Each year, The King’s Academy high school students have the opportunity to embark on a class trip. Over the years, class trips have proven to be a very valuable part of the student experience, encouraging students to grow spiritually, build relationships, and serve others.
Watch the following video to see the story of the 2013 Freshman Class Trip.
Produced by The King’s Academy student Danielle Quesinberry
Just weeks ago, new academy head football coach Matt Lowe was welcomed to The King’s Academy family. Students, parents and athletic enthusiasts gathered to greet Lowe and his family. Lowe talked to academy families about his coaching style and expectations as well as some goals has has for the TKA football program.
The King’s Academy third through eighth grade students participated in the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Math Olympics on Tuesday, April 9 at Concord Christian School. The students were competing with ACSI schools from around the region. It was an honor for the 35 students who had the opportunity to participate and we are proud of each of them!
Students participated in either Computation or Reasoning. The top 5 scoring students in each category received awards.
Special congratulations to Tyler Overdorf who came in 1st place and won a Medallion for achieving over 85% correct in Computation. The following 11 of our 35 students brought home awards.
Front Row L to R: Abbey Dovey, Kamryn Lee, Emma Lakatosh, Gavin Joslin, Tyler Overdorf Middle Row L to R: Bailey Rollins, Nick Tilley, Leonardo Nguyen, Nathanial Hall Back L to R: Elijah Joyce, Matthew Rollar
1st Place & Medallion
Thirty-five The King’s Academy students participated in the 2013 ACSI Math Olympics.
Suzanne Newman, President of the Parent-Teacher Fellowship for The King’s Academy, announces three major spring events open to the public. With such diverse activities as a rodeo, a carnival and a compelling theatrical performance, Newman says everyone should be able to find something they will enjoy.
This Saturday, April 13, a TKA-sponsored youth rodeo will be held at Tri-C Farms in Seymour. The academy’s traditional spring carnival will take place on campus Saturday, April 27. In conjunction with the carnival, the academy’s drama department will present “Godspell” Friday and Saturday evenings, April 26 and 27.
Newman says the academy’s PTF sponsors many events throughout the school year, but the rodeo and carnival are two of the largest.
This will be the academy’s first time to sponsor a rodeo. Tri-C Farms is organizing and hosting the event, while the PTF is promoting it, securing sponsors, and providing the financial underwriting. Over 600 people are expected to attend. Eighty custom trophies will be awarded in thirty classes for participants up to age 19. Over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be given away.
Activities for children, including a bounce house and pony rides, will be available. All ages can ride a mechanical bull. Events include mutton busting, dummy roping, goat tying, poles, barrels, chure roping, breakaway roping, tie-down calf roping, team roping, calf-tying from post, calf riding, bull riding and chure dogging.
BBQ is being provided by Seymour Smokers and other concessions will be available.
Tri-C Farms is located at 1802 Cowan Way in Seymour. Admission at the gate is $10 adults, $5 students and free for children 3 and under. For more information call Rod Cowan (865-382-0343) or Travis Myers (865-654-2801).
TKA’s annual spring carnival, titled Festival at the Academy, will be Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. This event is held on the academy campus in Stokely Gymnasium and on Huskey Football Field.
Over 30 booths and activities are planned, including inflatables and carnival games such as Skee-Ball, Stuffed Animal Walk, and Plinko. The Festival will also feature both a Silent Auction and a Live Auction for bidding on themed baskets. Plenty of food will be offered.
In conjunction with this year’s carnival, the academy’s Drama Department will present Godspell at 7:00 p.m. in Woody Auditorium Friday and Saturday evenings, April 26 and 27. Admission is free, but donations to the drama department are encouraged.
The public is invited to attend all events. The King’s Academy is located in Seymour, one mile from Chapman Highway on Boyd’s Creek Highway. For more information contact the academy at 865-573-8321 or email email@example.com.
Front L to R: Elam Kuhn, Matthew Rollar, Zachary Rollar, Jake Weekly, Aaron Smith, Michael Huffaker, Cameron Knight, Jacob Welborn Back L to R: Jacob Hoffman, Donnie Richmond, Coach Rick Rollar, Coach Lee Daft, Coach Jon Hoffman, Nolan Holm, Brandon Bentley, Matthew Collier (not pictured)
The King’s Academy Middle School baseball team finished the regular season 8-0 and were the only team in the league to remain undefeated. Currently the Lions are 2-0 in the tournament with wins over Farragut and West Valley. Tournament play will resume the week of April 1-5.
With the pre-game scoreboard clock winding down and two basketball teams finishing their warm-ups, Xiaopeng Hua of China, could finally see his senior project come to fruition.
“My goal for hosting this basketball game was to try and help bridge the communication divide between our international students and local students through a sport we all love,” said Hua a senior at The King’s Academy.”
Sport and language have more in common than one might think. Basketball is a game that anyone can play Hua thought, all it takes is a ball and a hoop and it can bring different nationalities together.
What better way Hua thought than through a basketball game with all the bells and whistles.
“My second goal was to gain experience in and have a better understanding of what it takes to organize a large event and hope people would really enjoy it.”
That is exactly what Hua did. Hua found sponsors; Willies Restaurant and Jumbo Buffet Restaurant. He had cheerleaders; the academy’s middle and high school cheerleaders, and even found a dance team when a group of students decided to put a routine together to perform at halftime.
Hua recruited a group of international students to play against a group of American students all from Tennessee and billed the game as “One World, One Dream”.
It is a custom in an international basketball game to exchange gifts before tipoff, Adam Deatherage of Team Tennessee exchanged a football, and Hua gave a pair of ping pong paddles.
The game turned out to be a well played game as the International Team beat Team Tennessee 55 to 49.
The International team was led by Ife Akinboyo (Nigeria) 16 points, 11 rebounds; Jeremy Weech (Bahamas) 13 points, 2 assists; Charles An (China) 10 points, 9 rebounds; Taishi Hayakawa (Japan) 9 points, 1 rebound; Xiaopeng Hua (China) 5 points, 3 rebounds; Teddy Lin () 2 points, 1 rebound; and Wei Chen (China) 2 assists.
Team Tennessee was led by Adam Deatherage (Knoxville) 12 points, 14 rebounds; Jacob Higdon (Walland) 11 points, 3 rebounds; Isaiah Gilmore (Alcoa) 10 points, 4 rebounds; Josh Keller (Dandridge) 9 points, 2 rebounds; and Brody Timmerman (Seymour) 7 points, 3 rebounds.
“It was a great thing for Hua to do,” said Deatherage the Team Tennessee captain. “Hua did a really good job organizing and putting everything together. We had an awesome time, which was really what the event was all about.”
“One World, One Dream” showed how a sport could bring people and cultures closer together.
Each year, The King’s Academy high school students have the opportunity to embark on a class trip. Over the years, class trips have proven to be a very valuable part of the student experience, encouraging students to grow spiritually, build relationships, and serve others. Watch the following video to see the story of the 2013 [...]