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!
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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!
Christopher Gavin has won a $10,000 scholarship from the “1 Million 4 Anna Foundation!” The foundation, named after Anna Basso, a young lady who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of 16, honors Anna’s legacy by helping other childhood cancer warriors and survivors with scholarships to achieve the dream of a college education; a dream Anna had during her 18 month battle. Christopher has won a multi-year scholarship he will use as he attends Virginia Military Institute next year.
We are so proud of you, Christopher, and thank God for His plans for your life!
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Congratulations to the following Gator athletes on being recognized as All Conference players during the Spring 2017 season!
Senior Erick Stock has been selected as TCIS Player of the Year in Baseball
Baseball: Erick Stock, Conner Clark, Jason Hartline, Andrew Castine, Don Goodes, Joe Lathrop
Golf: Patrick Nichols
Softball: Arianna Burford, Karly Packert, Jaycee Ruberti, Tyra Workman, Kayla Englar