On October 5th, 2016, Greenbrier Christian Academy held its annual Beta Club Induction Ceremony during chapel. In keeping with the mission of the National Beta Club, Greenbrier Christian Academy seeks to recognize deserving students in the area of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership by appointing members to the GCA National Senior and National Junior Beta Club. Dr. William Cox, Professor and Director of Christian Education Programs at Regent University, gave a profound message based on the principles found in Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” He challenged the incoming Beta members to return blessings to teachers, and others, by way of using their speech to encourage one another. Greenbrier Christian Academy is honored to have inducted 24 new students into this prestigious club.
The video of Dr. Cox's message can be viewed below:
Wednesday, September 30, GCA students joined other young Christians around the county in gathering around the flagpoles of their schools early in the morning to pray. Students prayed, read scripture, and sang songs of worship lead by the GCA Praise team during this annual prayer rally for our country and school.
See You at the Pole began as a grass roots movement in 1990 and has since become a world-wide event that sees Christian young people lifting up their peers, teachers, schools, and nation in prayer.
Thank you to all of the student walkers who participated in the 2016 Walk for Life this Spring in support of the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater. While many GCA students participated through their churches, several Gator teams and student groups got together independently to support this cause!
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater is a Christ-centered organization with a calling to reach out to women and families involved in crisis-related pregnancies by offering real help for the present, hope for the future, and healing from the past. CPC exists to save lives, spare hearts, and further the gospel of Jesus Christ. CPC raises all financial support through private funding.
Greenbrier Christian Academy is honored to support the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater!
Greenbrier Christian Academy’s Baseball and Softball teams were awarded from among our region's Public and Private Schools’ athletic teams with a “Best Team” distinction. The Annual Virginia Athletic Council Sports Awards honor the outstanding achievements of student athletes and coaches in their respective sport from the Coastal Virginia Area. All nominees and winners in over twenty categories were selected by an independent selection committee.
Established in 2012, The Virginia Athletic Council seeks to mentor, provide guidance to, and assist athletes prior to, during, and after their athletic careers, helping to ensure preparation for postgraduate and/or professional athletic endeavors. The Council exists to nurture the development of competency and confidence as these student-athletes adjust to the pressures involved with participating in athletic competition.
Congratulations to both the GCA 2016 Baseball team, led by Head Coach, Gary Lavelle with assistants Andrew Riddick and Patrick Nichols, and to the GCA 2016 Softball team, led by Head Coach Dan Moore, with assistants Kelly Gregory and Sommer DiFulgo.
Congratulations to the Greenbrier Christian Academy class of 2016! GCA’s 33rd graduation commencement ceremony was held Saturday, June 4, as fifty-one graduates received their diplomas. Dr. White welcomed family and friends before praising God for allowing GCA thirty-three years of partnering with parents to provide a biblically based education and preparing students to live a life of purpose according to God’s will for them. Class Valedictorian, Rebekah “Bex” Velloney, and Salutatorian, Jonée Lillard, addressed their fellow graduates with two exceptional speeches and several awards were given to members of this outstanding class, including three special presentations:
Garrett Jones was acknowledged for his appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Garrett's appointment carries full tuition, room, board, and stipend as an active duty midshipman for all four years of college. Upon graduation, Garrett will be commissioned as a Navy ensign or Marine Corp second lieutenant and will continue to serve as an officer for a minimum of five years after completion of his studies.
Andrew Douglas, who has attended GCA since Kindergarten, was awarded a $180,000 scholarship from the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, as well as a $8,500 Emerging Leader scholarship from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
Tyler Puckett, who has also attended GCA since Kindergarten, was presented with a $20,000 scholarship from H&R Block in recognition of his top twenty finish in the nationwide H&R Block finance challenge.
Congratulations to the class of 2016! We are so proud of you!
For the second year in a row, Mrs. Weissinger's personal finance students participated in the Budget Challenge sponsored by H&R Block. During the ten week simulation, students managed a real-world budget online, competing against approximately 900 other classes nationwide to determine who displayed the most savvy finance skills. All three of Mrs. Weissinger's classes finished within the top twenty, with her 7th bell class finishing within the top ten! GCA was awarded a $2,500 grant as acknowledgement of the top ten class finish, which was the only grant awarded in the state of Virginia!
Additionally, recent Class of 2016 graduate Tyler Puckett, who has attended GCA since Kindergarten, finished #19 out of over 18,000 students in the competition. Tyler earned a $20,000 scholarship for his top placement and was one of only two students in Virginia to receive this award!
Congratulations to Mrs. Weissinger, Tyler Puckett, and our Collegiate Academy Personal Finance students!