Information of Interest

TKA's 2018-19 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Grant Webb

Grant Webb has attended The King’s Academy since seventh grade.  He is an accomplished young man both in and out of the classroom.

He has been a member of the National Honor Society for 3 years, serving as Treasurer his junior year and President his senior year. He has been captain on both the Scholars’ Bowl and the Debate(remove s) teams. In addition, Grant  has played on the High School Tennis team since eighth grade.

As a freshman, Grant was elected Class President.  This year, he is Class Vice President. He was also elected to the Homecoming court for three of his four years of high school, having been elected Homecoming King his senior year.

During the summer following his sophomore year, he attended the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Sciences and Engineering.

Grant has also scored highly on the National Spanish Exam every year, winning the Silver award as a freshman and sophomore, and the Bronze award as a junior.

Grant’s dedication to academics led to the College Board awarding him the AP Scholars Award for his performance on the AP exams.  He has placed in several academic competitions and won 1st place in the Comprehensive Biology Exam at the Roane State Academic Festival last year.

As a Junior, he was chosen to the All East Tennessee Chorus. That same year, Grant won the William F. Hall Memorial Award for the highest weighted GPA in the high school.

Having a servant’s heart, Grant started a Peer Tutoring program this year for high school students wanting extra help with their academics. He has also served on local, national and international mission projects with over 160 service hours. His willingness to serve others has led to Grant being voted as the recipient of the TKA Ambassador Award his freshman, sophomore and junior years.

After high school, Grant plans to major in Math and Computer Science at either The University of Tennessee or Wake Forest University.

Kansi Udochukwu

Kansi is a four-year boarding student from Nigeria who has demonstrated excellence in many areas of student life.  Since her sophomore year, Kansi has been a member of TKA’s National Honor Society. She served as NHS Secretary during her junior year. She has also been elected to TKA’s Student Government, serving as class president this year.

Kansi demonstrates servant leadership by routinely working every weekend as a volunteer for Angelic Ministries, an organization in Knoxville, Tennessee committed to preaching the Gospel to young men while working through a rehabilitation program.

During her high school summers, she works in her mother’s orphanage in Nigeria and is heavily involved in a project that includes strategically campaigning for improvement in certain aspects of Nigeria’s political system. She occasionally writes for a Nigerian newspaper during her time serving there.

For four years, Kansi has been an active member of TKA’s Science Olympiad team, winning several medals. During that time, she has also been involved in TKA’s Scholars Bowl and Pep Band.

Kansi’s favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Kansi will continue her studies in the United States, attending Duke University in the fall.