The Cougar Athletic Department presented the Female and Male Athletes of the Year, and an Outstanding Career Achievement Award.
The HPCA Cougar Athletes of the Year are chosen by the coaches. Preference is given to an athlete who has participated in more than one Varsity sport, and was chosen All-Conference and/or All-State in at least one of them. These athletes show leadership skills on a consistent basis on their teams. Congratulations to junior Maggie Williams and senior Dre Davis.
The Outstanding Career Achievement Award is given when there is an athlete that goes over and above All-State, Conference Player of the Year, and/or All-Conference. This athlete has not only had an outstanding career for the Cougars, but has had amazing achievements on their travel/club team.
(Examples: Nationally ranked, All-Region or All-American, Olympic team or tryouts.) This award is not given every year. Congratulations to senior Sydney Rowan.
Maggie Williams played all three seasons – she played Varsity Tennis in the fall, was All-Conference in Basketball in the winter, and was a starter on the girls Varsity Soccer team this spring. On the basketball team, “She was the lifeblood of our basketball team and the spiritual leader of the team. On the court, Maggie did everything for our team. She led the team in scoring, assists, steals and rebounding.” For soccer, “Maggie impacted our soccer team both on and off the field. Her hard work and desire to get better each day pushed our team to a higher level. She is a servant leader in our program.”
Dre Davis also played in all three sports seasons – he was All-State in Football, a starter on the Basketball team and All-Conference in Track in the spring. For the back-to-back state champion football team, “Dre was an impact player on our team. He was 2nd in receptions and yards. Teams had to change their defenses to cover him.” For basketball, “He is not only physically gifted but he worked very hard each day at practice. Dre was a joy to coach.” And in Track & Field, “Dre is a tremendous athlete with unlimited potential. He is one of the best sprinters in the 3A. He won every 100 and 200 except one this spring. He finished 2nd in the shot put in the conference.”
Sydney Rowan had an outstanding volleyball career at HPCA and on her club teams.
While at HPCA, she was
- PACIS All-Conference 2013 – 2016
- NCISAA All-State 2013 – 2016
- PACIS Player of the Year 2014 – 2016
- Varsity Starter since 8th grade
- HPCA Career – 1741 Kills
- HPCA Career – 1328 Digs
- HPCA Career – 267 Aces
- HPCA Career – 47% Kill Percentage
- Greensboro News and Record All-Area Player of the Year
Her Club accolades …
- Beach Volleyball Ranked #1 in Nation age 14
- USAV Beach Nationals ages 13, 14, 15
- 5th in Nation at Beach Nationals age 16
AUSTIN PERRYMAN is the Co-Valedictorian for HPCA’s Class of 2017. Austin is the son of Rick and Holly Perryman and has been an HPCA student for 13 years, earning him the school designation of “Lifer.” While at HPCA, Austin has participated in the Interact Club, Student Council, and Varsity Men’s Tennis. He was the Secretary of National Honor Society/Beta Club, Vice President of Science National Honor Society, and Captain of Varsity Men’s Soccer. Austin was voted to the Homecoming court for three years. He qualified as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program, and received the Good Citizen Award from the DAR, the Erskine Fellow award, and a nomination for NC Governor’s School. Austin attended the Rotary Youth Leadership program, the Teen Leadership High Point program, and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership NC West seminar.
Austin will attend NC State University in the fall. He attends Westchester Baptist Church where he is a member of the Youth Council, plays piano, serves in children’s ministries, and has established a program that provides gift cards and Bibles to community members in need.
MEREDITH YATES is the Co-Valedictorian for HPCA’s Class of 2017. Meredith is the daughter of Barry and Dana Yates and has been an HPCA student for 11 years. While at HPCA, Meredith has participated in the Interact Club, Mock Trial Team, Varsity Women’s Tennis, and was the keyboard player for Chapel Praise Team. She was the President of Beta Club, President of National Honor Society, Member of Science National Honor Society, and Rotary Student of the Month. She attended NC Governor’s School East, Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) NC West Leadership Seminar and HOBY World Leadership Congress in Chicago, and volunteered as a junior facilitator at HOBY NC West seminar.
Meredith has performed over 100 hours of community service each year since her sophomore year. She has been awarded the National Merit Commended Scholar, Nido Qubein Associates Scholarship, and the National Beta Club Scholarship. Meredith will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a major that will prepare her for Law School. She attends Mercy Hill Church.
NICK CARROLL is the Salutatorian for HPCA’s Class of 2017. Nick is the son of Michael and Cara Carroll and has been an HPCA student for 7 years. While at HPCA, Nick has participated in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Varsity Men’s Tennis. He is the Secretary for SNHS and received the Improved Player award in Tennis. Nick has volunteered at Greensboro Urban Ministries, participated in Walk for Life, and tutored Chemistry at HPCA. He is the recipient of various HPCA acadmic and college scholar awards.
Nick will attend NC State University and pursue Electrical Engineering. He attends Green Street Baptist Church.
HPCA Preschool is proud to recognize two retiring teachers, Mrs. Debbie Fox and Mrs. Robin Weisner.
Mrs. Fox has been in our program for 20 years teaching the 4-year-olds. She began teaching when her oldest daughter entered Kindergarten at the Academy. In addition to teaching at the preschool, she has been the Academy’s Afterschool Director for grades K-6 for the ten years. She has two daughters, Julie and Lauren, and each graduated from the Academy.
Mrs. Fox said she will miss all the “firsts” she has experienced with students over the years: writing their name without help, crossing the monkey bars on the playground, learning each Bible verse, etc. Her most memorable times are the 4-year-olds singing in the Elementary Christmas program.
She has brought much valuable knowledge to our preschool program over the years and is willing to go above and beyond to help her students achieve their goals. She has had high expectations of her students and they have delivered. Mrs. Fox you will be missed.
Mrs. Weisner has been in our program for 17 years. She has taught 2-year-olds, worked as a lead teacher in 3-year-olds, and then moved to a lead in our 4-year-old program. She began teaching when her older children began school at the Academy.
As she began teaching, Mrs. Weisner realized how much she loved her preschoolers. She is blessed when the student’s eyes light up when they understand the concepts she is teaching. She loves it when they learn about Jesus, memorize their Bible verse and then share the gospel with their parents. She will miss the “I love you’s”, hugs and kisses from the students.
We will miss the gentle spirit and loving nature she has extended to our students. She has a big heart when it comes to loving her class. She, too, has shared valuable help and knowledge about the program through the years. Mrs. Weisner you will be missed.
HPCA is excited to announce the next step in our 2020 Vision’s Technology Initiative: a newly created Technology Integration Specialist position. Mrs. Donna Henry, who has been teaching our kindergarten through eighth grade Technology Lab, will be stepping into this role effective August, 2017. Mrs. Henry’s primary new responsibility will be to advance our vision of a student-centric learning environment, in which the use of technology is routine, transparent, and supports curricular goals. She will provide support to faculty, staff, and families as we continue to leverage new, educational technology resources.
With this in mind, the sixth through twelfth grade students and teachers are currently mastering our new learning management system, Canvas. Canvas gives students and parents online access to assignments and feedback from teachers. Canvas also enables teachers to deliver multimedia content and is an excellent platform for the use of 21st century learning tools.
In August of 2018, Mrs. Henry will implement our 1:1 program in the high school. Each student will be issued a Chromebook, which will provide an opportunity for seamless integration of technology in the classroom. Students will be able to expand their digital literacy within a Biblical context under the guidance of HPCA teachers. Having student devices in the classroom setting will also enhance our students’ college preparedness, as many college courses are increasingly completed online. More details about the privileges and responsibilities for students and families participating in this new 1:1 program, as well as the cost of these devices through a usage fee, will be communicated as they become available.
We are eagerly anticipating the many opportunities this next phase of the Technology Initiative will provide our students. In our pursuit of providing Christ-centered, quality education and academic excellence, we will continue to plan for the integration of technology across all divisions.
Congratulations to four of our senior athletes for signing to play their sport in college.
With these 4, plus 5 earlier in the fall, the total student-athletes from HPCA that have played in college is now 91! (See the listing)
-Dre Davis, football at Ferrum College
-Austin Hendley, football at Gardner-Webb University
-John Kerr, basketball at Guilford College
-Brody Lawson, baseball at UNC-Wilmington
We have a National Merit Finalist! Congratulations to senior Austin Perryman.
Praised for his academic performance and dedication to excellence, Austin was named a Finalist for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship. His abilities, skills, leadership, and accomplishments will be considered as they make final selections for all winners.
The path to becoming a finalist began in 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 semifinalists, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. Austin was notified in the fall that he was a semifinalist.
Semifinalists submit a detailed application focused on a student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, honors and awards. The students also must write an essay, submit letters of recommendation, and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT performance.
“A Night of Worship and Vision” began with our high school student praise team leading in worship and our Head of School sharing our vision and initiatives for the coming years.
Informal Video Summary from Mr. Curlee
Beginning in August 2015, High Point Christian Academy invested in its future as the Administrative Team and Mr. Keith Curlee analyzed our current strengths and challenges and began to chart a course of action that would equip and prepare us for the next decade — the year 2020 and beyond. They gathered feedback and valuable information from our faculty, our Board members, a number of parents, and even our students, as they considered every perspective and stakeholder in the process. This strategic analysis resulted in the 20/20 Vision, with its initiatives providing four major broad purposes over the next four years.
Now, more than ever, our families and our world need exceptional resources to help train the future leaders who will make a bold impact for the kingdom of Christ. Our current and future emphasis on Kingdom Education, on strengthening curriculum and instruction, on the development of our facilities, and on our financial stability and stewardship will help us to better equip this rising generation to develop their potential and live meaningful, intentional lives.
Please keep in mind a healthy strategic plan is dynamic — meaning it is part of a planning and learning culture at HPCA, subject to ongoing assessment and improvement. Likewise, a strategic plan is only as successful as the people behind it. Unified in purpose, it will take our collective prayers, wisdom, and resources to lead the HPCA school family into the year 2020, seeking to be a blessing to God and to our community.