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Grace Christian Academy Achieves "Heart Safe Campus" Status

GCA is the first and only private school to date in the greater Knoxville area to have achieved the status of being a "Heart Safe School"!  This achievement was appropriately met during February, which is noted as "Go Red for Heart Awareness Month", after weeks of preparation by GCA nurse, Mrs. Amy Smith.  Mrs. Smith has coordinated the effort and overseen multiple training sessions of on-site GCA Emergency Response Teams. 

A representative from Children's Hospital presented Dr. Tony Pointer (GCA Head of School), Rick Frazier (Dir. of Campus Security), Mrs. Amy Smith (GCA Nurse) and students with a Heart Safe School banner to celebrate this achievement.  Thank you, Mrs. Smith, for your work and diligence to make our campus a safer place for students, families, and visitors!

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GCA Students' Art Honored at Dogwood Arts Synergy Festival

Congratulations to sophomore Lily Scogin and junior Keegan Spurr who had pieces accepted into the Dogwood Arts Synergy Exhibition. Keegan's piece, pictured on the right, won the High School Junior category!

You can view their pieces and many more displayed in the exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts, March 4-27, on the campus of Maryville College.

We're so proud of the way that you're using your gifts and talents, Lily and Keegan.  What an outstanding honor!

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GCA Wrestler Places 5th in State Tournament

Congratulations to GCA Senior Wrestler, Ben Beaver, on his 5th place finish in the state tournament!  Ben and fellow wrestler, Noah Bruhin, competed at the state tournament on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23.  Ben won half of his matches, resulting in his 201st career win and a 5th place finish in the State.  (Photo credits: Karen Burchfield)

We're so proud of you, Ben.  Congratulations on this great accomplishment!

GCA Football Players Serve at Autumn Care Assisted Living Home

Most football teams use their off season for training, weight lifting, and preparation for the season ahead. Those are great and important components of any program, but we've been especially thankful to see our GCA football team serving in the community this year!

Players and coaches spent time this winter at Autumn Care Assisted Living Home, playing bingo and visiting with the residents. We love seeing our students making a difference and sharing the love of Jesus with others!

GCA Junior, Meredith Bishop, Accepted into Governor's School for the Arts

We're SO proud! GCA junior, Meredith Bishop, auditioned with over 700 students for an opportunity to attend Governor’s School for the Arts in Theatre. Only 25 students were selected and Meredith was one of them!

Meredith will attend Governor’s School at MTSU June 6-27. This is not only a major accomplishment for Meredith individually but also an honor for the GCA Theatre Department!

Congratulations, Meredith. We are so incredibly proud of you and look forward to hearing about your experience!

GCA Wrestlers to Compete at State Tournament

Ram Wrestlers competed in the Region Tournament over the weekend.  Congratulations to senior Ben Beaver and sophomore Noah Bruhin, who both finished 4th at their respective weight classes and will compete this week in the TSSAA Division II State Tournament! 

Ben and Noah will be recognized for their accomplishment TONIGHT during half-time of the Rams basketball game.  Congratulations to these outstanding student athletes!

GCA Senior Named National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to GCA senior, Sean Grace, who was named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist! Notification was received in mid-February to inform winners of their finalist status, and Sean was recognized at the conclusion of GCA Upper School Chapel.

Some 7,500 students of more than 15,000 finalists nationwide will earn scholarship offers beginning in March.

Congratulations, Sean, for your dedication to academic excellence and for this prestigious honor!

GCA Girls MS Varsity Basketball Team Wins Championship

Congratulations to the GCA Girls MS Varsity Basketball Team who won the KISL Silver Tournament to conclude a fantastic season on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Lady Rams won the championship were the only GCA MS team to progress that far in the tournament.

Tournament award winners included:
MS JV Girls:  Abby Silver, All-KISL

MS V Girls:   Hailey Brooks, Tournament MVP; Sarah Beth Butler & Kendall Stansbury, All-Tournament Team; Grace Lay, All-KISL

Congratulations to this outstanding group of student athletes.  We're so proud of you!

GCA Student Leaders Serve at "Night to Shine" 2020

GCA student leaders demonstrated a beautiful example of servant leadership when they served at the "Night to Shine" 2020, a special needs prom event that takes place all across the country.  Students participated in training prior to the evening and had a wonderful time serving and encouraging the guests in attendance.

What a joy to see our students' desire to serve and love others!  Thank you to Mrs. Kelsey DesLauries and Ms. McConnon for their remarkable leadership with this great group of students.

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GCA Golf Open 2020

Save the date for one of most highly anticipated GCA events of the year...the GCA Open 2020!

This year's event will be held at Willow Creek Golf Course on Monday, April 20.  More information and registration options will be coming soon!


Grace Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Grace Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.