Faculty and Staff took a break from their work preparing for the year ahead to view the eclipse! Several students came out to join Mr. Smallman, GCA’s resident Astronomy expert, as the Gator team watched the eclipse using viewing glasses and a telescope outfitted with a solar lens.
Special thank you to Dr. Barbara Buckner, Educator and Development Specialist for NASA, for the solar eclipse viewing glasses, and to the NASA grant program administered by University of Virginia for the high-powered telescope!
Every Monday now through the start of school, Collegiate students are invited to come out and enjoy a great time with friends! Beginning at 6:30pm on the mezzanine (come through the gym doors on the right side of the building), there will be a half hour of study followed by snacks, time to talk, shoot hoops in the gym, and a few other fun games. We will wrap up at 7:45.
Snacks will be pot-luck style. Collegiate Ladies: please bring some sort of snack (chips, cookies, etc), Collegiate Guys: bring some two liters. We will provide ice, paper plates, cups, etc.
Each summer, Greenbrier Christian Academy participates in a Japanese Homestay Program in partnership with our sister school in Yokohama, Japan. This summer, twelve Japanese students are staying with GCA host families over a ten day period to experience American culture, meet and interact with Christians, and enhance their learning of the English language. The group's itinerary includes educational actvities and visiting local historical and tourist attractions. The visit concludes with a farewell party during which the Japanese students provide a meal and entertainment for their host families!
Pictured here, Japanese students visiting Colonial Williamsburg with their GCA host families during the Summer 2017 Japanese Homestay Program.
Recent graduate Chandler Scott has received a $72,000 Academic Merit Scholarship from Virginia Wesleyan College. Chandler has been accepted to the Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Virginia Wesleyan College, where he will begin pursuing an undergraduate Biology degree this fall with plans to continue to medical school in the future.
In addition to being a full-time student, Chandler has accepted a four-year roster spot on the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins Baseball team.
Way to go, Chandler!
Photo Credit Hobbs Studio
On May 20th, at the VISAA Division II State Track Meet, GCA Junior Luke Bussel placed 3rd in the 400M race with a time of 52.96 seconds and was recognized with an Honorable Mention All State placement. Luke also placed 4th in the high jump. Eighth grader Hunter Davis competed in his first State track meet and placed 5th in the shot put.
Luke and Hunter’s efforts led Greenbrier Christian to a 13th place team finish. Great job by our track team and to all of the members who participated in the state meet!
Congratulations to the GCA Class of 2017! Graduation ceremonies were held this morning to celebrate the graduation of our Senior class! We are so proud of your many accomplishments and excited to hear about the future adventures God has planned for each of you!
We will continue to pray for God’s blessing over you as God’s purposes for your life are revealed!