How many digits of Pi can you recite? Wait until you hear how many some of our students know! We had an awesome day celebrating Pi Day (3.14)! Students in grades 3-6 separated into teams and spent the school day competing in several activities that focused on Newton’s three laws of motion.
The following students recited the highest digits per grade, and each won an apple pie! 😮
3rd Grade: 57 – Benjamin Fisher, 47 – Ray Cheng
4th Grade: 100 – Jerry Le, 82 – Sophia Bradsher
5th Grade: 62 – Allie Ware, 38 – Reagan Davis
6th Grade: 110 – Gerald Fisher, 110 – Mason Mosier
(For the highest digits recited, 6th grade won a grade level Chromebook.)
Session Games Winner (grade level won iPad mini) – 4th Grade Team Friction. Newton’s Games (grade level won iPad mini) – 6th Grade Team
Abbey Welch (2016) is a sophomore at NC State University and is studying Education. She chose education because:
“Teachers created in school a place where I felt loved … My teachers wanted to know me for who I was … And because of that, I want to enter into a classroom and make sure kids – for however long I have them in a day … I want to make sure they know how loved they are.”
Abbey is an HPCA “Lifer” – she attended the Academy from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Abbey was Salutatorian for HPCA’s Class of 2016. While at HPCA, she participated in Student Council, Interact Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Volleyball, and Varsity Soccer. She has always planned to work in a profession where she can tangibly care for people, particularly children.
HPCA Mission Statement
High Point Christian Academy is committed to Christ-Centered, quality education and academic excellence in partnership with family and church within a loving, caring atmosphere.
Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding academic success.
National Merit Scholarships
National Merit Semi-finalist – Courtland Starr The path to becoming a semi-finalist began in his junior year when he, along with about 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools, took the PSAT. The highest-scoring students in each state became part of the nationwide pool of semi-finalists, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.
National Merit Commended Student – Hunter Curlee Commended students placed in the top 3% of 1.6 million students.
AP Test Awards and Recognition
The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on AP Exams. Following are awards for HPCA students that took AP tests in Spring 2017.
AP Scholar with Distinction – granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Yuhua (Olivia) An
AP Scholar with Honor – granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Caroline Pryce Martin
AP Scholar – granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.