Congratulations to our own Bri Baker, rising Senior, and Ali Morris, recent 2022 graduate and Western Carolina volleyball commit. Both were nominated for Knox News Athlete of the Year! They recently attended the Knox News Sports Awards at the Tennessee Theatre.
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GCA announces Marcus Gilligard as Director of Athletics. Marcus served as Director of Athletics for Victory Christian Center School in Charlotte, NC, and has 14 years of coaching, administrative, and teaching experience in Christian education. He holds state and national championship athletic titles and has worked with many student-athletes transitioning to college athletics in a variety of sports. Most recently while he obtained his master's of coaching, Marcus served as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach for University of the Cumberlands, with the team earning their 9thconsecutive national tournament appearance.
Help us welcome Marcus, his wife Kristin, and two boys Aziah and Jeremyah.
Congratulations to Noah Bruin, 2022 GCA graduate, for receiving a Rotary Club of Knoxville Scholarship. Noah was one of three students to be awarded a $20,000 scholarship. He is pictured with Rotary Club Scholarship Chair, Jennifer Sepaniak. Noah plans to attend UT Knoxville in the fall and major in Kinesiology and minor in Communications.
The Grace Christian Academy family is excited to welcome Matt Mercer as the new Head of School! Mr. Mercer officially began his work as Head of School on June 1, 2022, and shared some important communication about his priorities and upcoming initiatives.
Enjoy hearing from our new leader in the most recent post on the GCA Blog!
Congratulations to rising senior, Bri Baker, on her state championship win for the second year in the row in the 300M hurdles. Bri also set a new personal record in that event going from a 45.53 to a 44.75 while meeting one of her personal goals. Additionally, Bri placed sixth at the state meet in her new event, discus.
What an amazing finish to an outstanding season. We're so proud of you, Bri!
Congratulations to Lady Rams Carlee Adkins, Ella Brooks, and Hailey Brooks, who were named to the All Region Softball Team after their outstanding seasons this spring.
We're so proud of your commitment and hard work in the sport you love!
Congratulations to Lucas Hollifield, Hayden Shepherd, and Ian Startup, who have all earned a spot on the All-District Team for their outstanding soccer seasons this spring! Lucas was also named Defensive Player of the Year.
We're so proud of your hard work and commitment, Rams!
Thank you to Dr. Tony Pointer for his steadfast, humble, and effective leadership during the last three years as he served as GCA Head of School. Dr. Pointer is loved and deeply appreciated by the GCA faculty, staff, and families, and we know that he will continue to impact student lives as he returns to the classroom in his greatest area of passion, teaching Bible.
Welcome to Matt Mercer, incoming Head of School, who assumes the role on June 1, 2022. We're excited to see God's continued work through the leadership at Grace Christian Academy.
Congratulations to Bri Baker, Alyssa Johnson, and Isaiah Spoon who have all placed top in the Region and will compete in the TSSAA D2 Track State Championships! They will be competing in Murfreesboro, TN, on Wednesday, May 25.
We're so proud of you and excited to see you compete again!
Congratulations to the Lady Rams Softball team! They defeated Trinity Christian 7-0 in the first round of the State Tournament and move on to the Quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 18. The Lady Rams will travel west again to play host Donelson Christian Academy on Wednesday. This will be a best 2 out of 3 game series. Two games will be played Wednesday night; if needed, the third and final game will be played on Thursday.
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