TKA fourth graders and high school international students who are learning English have become friends this year. Fourth grade teachers Mrs. Rollins and Mrs. Campbell have teamed up with ESL (English Second Language) teacher Mr. Molden to bring the students together. The students have been writing letters back and forth to one another and have gotten together occasionally. Friendships have blossomed and English writing skills have improved. Watch the slideshow below for highlights of the students together!
The King’s Academy Athletic Director Marc Weekly has made a tough choice that he is excited about. Weekly is resigning his position as volunteer coach for the University of Tennessee softball team to become head coach of the new softball program at TKA.
Learn more about Weekly’s decision and his plans for TKA softball in The Mountain Press!
Four TKA football players have been named to Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State teams. Jason Maduafokwa and Ridge Palmer were named for Offense while Adam Deatherage and Drew Slomski were named for Defense.
Maduafokwa, Palmer, Deatherage, and Slomski were also named to the All-Sevier County Offense team. Their names and positions follow: Jason Maduafokwa (Running Back) , Ridge Palmer (Wide Receiver),Adam Deatherage (Quarterback), and Drew Slomski (Offensive Line)
L to R: Jason Maduafokwa, Ridge Palmer, Adam Deatherage, Drew Slomski
Read the full article in the Knoxville News Sentinel here: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/dec/31/area-nets-92-tennessee-sports-writers-all-state/
TKA football players Isaiah Jeffers, Sam Herbert, Zane Sutherland, and Ben Sexton were named to the All-Sevier County Second Team.
L to R: Isaiah Jeffers, Sam Herbert, Zane Sutherland, Ben Sexton
Read about the All-Sevier County Team in the 12/25/2013 issue of The Mountain Press!
L to R: Jordan Click, Bailee Wayland, Katie Dunn, Scarlett Spaulding, Danielle Everett Seated: Mr. Andrew Fultz
Several students from Mr. Fultz’s Advanced Placement United States History class decided to take the U.S. History I CLEP exam. CLEP stands for College Level Examination Program, and it is designed by the same organization, College Board, that creates the A.P. Exams and the SAT. Jordan Click, Bailee Wayland, Katie Dunn, Scarlett Spaulding, and Danielle Everett passed the U.S. History I CLEP, with a few of them receiving very high marks. The exam covers the beginnings of American life, focusing on the English colonies to the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Therefore, these students earned three college credits for that course and are well on their way to succeeding in college, even before exiting high school. CLEP is accepted at more than 2,900 colleges across the country. Local schools include Johnson University, Walter State, Carson-Newman, ETSU, MTSU, Maryville College, Pellissippi, and the University of Tennessee.
Mr. Fultz is very proud of these students. More students from his class will take the U.S. History II CLEP in May, which covers 1877 to the present time, and others will take the A.P. Exam.
TKA Biology Students Hatch Chickens in the Classroom
TKA students Virginia Hayes and Jessica Smith holding “Big Bubba” and “Nugget”
“Big Bubba” and “Nugget”
TKA’s Biology classes have successfully incubated 2 chickens in the classroom! The chicks have been lovingly named ”Big Bubba” and “Nugget.” The classes have enjoyed learning about development, variables that effect incubation, chicken breeds, and more! TKA student Zoe Price has now taken the chicks to continue to raise them and is excited to help!
Thank you to Principal LeRoy Beam for donating the chicken eggs to the TKA science department!
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!