Varsity Cheerleading


Basketball Cheer Team 




Last Name First Name Grade
Arden Marlee 9
Barger Averiella 9
Dockery Carli 12
Farley Raegan 12
Ford Jayden 9
Johnson Hannah 11
Johnson Alyssa 9
Kitts Faith 10
Lay Sawyer 9
Long Ella 9
Martin Katie 9
Moore Emma 12
Stansberry Haley 10
West Abby 10
West Hannah 9


Coaching Staff

Amy Shephard

Varsity Assistant Coach



GCA Football and Cheer Seniors with parents

Seniors from the football and cheer program were recognized before the football game on Friday night.

The last regular season football game was a special one before it even started.  Our senior cheerleaders and football players were recognized prior to the game.  We are thankful for their contributions to their respective teams.

Senior cheerleaders recognized were Carli Dockery and Raegan Farley.

Senior football players recognized were Blake Carringer, Lucas Ellis, Jalen Geer, Ethan Hill, August Jordan, Reese Kirkwood, John Lott, Chase McCullar and Ben Stansbury.

Congratulations to this group of seniors!

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  • Varsity Football
GCA Senior Cheer Captains Honored

Congratulations to the GCA Senior Cheer captains, who were honored with the opportunity to try out in the spring of 2020 for the Universal Cheerleading Association Staff!

Congratulations to GCA Seniors and Cheerleading Team Captains for the 2019-20 school year, Raegan Farley and Carli Dockery, for the honor of being asked to try out for the UCA Staff at the conclusion of camp!  This prestigious offer is only extended to the most talented seniors, and it's a privilege to have this opportunity.

The Universal Cheerleading Association hosts multiple summer camps, cheerleading competitions, and much more each year.  They depend heavily on UCA staff members to lead, coach, and train the younger cheerleaders and teams who attend.  

Grace Christian Academy has had several former cheerleaders from the Class of 2017 who were invited to try out and made the UCA Cheerleading Staff.  Most recently, Koree Hewett (University of Tennesse Chattanooga), Katie White (University of Alabama), and Sidney Crumbley (ETSU), have continued to work on the UCA Cheer Staff while in college.  Kendra Stewart, GCA Class of 2015, additionally tried out for and worked on the UCA Cheer Staff.

Congratulations, Raegan and Carli!

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  • Varsity Cheerleading
GCA Cheer Team Received Superior Rating

GCA Varsity and Middle School Cheerleading teams competed and received top awards at the UCA Camp held at the University of Tennessee this summer!

Congratulations to the GCA Cheerleaders!  Both the Varsity and Middle School teams are attended the Universal Cheerleaders Camp at the University of Tennessee.  Both teams were excited and honored to be awarded superior blue ribbons at their cheer evaluations.

Congratulations, Rams!

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  • Varsity Cheerleading
Jennifer Mackey Named Head Coach for Rams Varsity Cheer Squad

Congratulations to Coach Jennifer Mackey who was just named the Head Coach for the Rams Varsity Cheer Squad for the 2019-20 school year!

Coach Jennifer Mackey has been named Head Coach for the Rams Varsity Cheer Squad for the 2019-20 school year.  With seven years of personal experience as a cheerleader and years as a competitive gymnast, she has a great passion for and knowledge of the sport.  She has been the GCA Middle School Head Coach for five years and was the assistant coach during her first year at GCA.

During her coaching tenure at GCA, Coach Jennifer has led GCA cheerleaders to two first place titles and two second place finishes at cheer competitions.  She's most excited about continuing her coaching career at GCA at the Varsity level and further developing the program.  "My favorite thing about coaching is the relationships that I have formed with the girls that have been on my teams", she remarked.

Coach Jennifer and her family have been members of Grace Baptist Church for sixteen years and she has been a part of the Pre-K/MDO staff for the last nine years.

Tryouts for the 2019-20 school year will be held on April 9-12, and information packets will be available for pick-up at the front desk in both buildings beginning on Monday, April 1.

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