Summit Christian Academy fifth grade students bring Europe to Lee’s Summit
Fifth grade students at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) recently brought Europe to Lee’s Summit as they hosted the annual European Fair. The event provides a fun and interactive way for SCA elementary students to explore European culture and cuisine.
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SCA fifth grade students represented different countries from the Netherlands to Switzerland at the festival by sharing information about their country, native cuisine, and fun facts. Fellow students and visitors had the opportunity to travel through Europe and receive cultural dishes and information about each country’s history, tourist attractions, and culture.
Summit Christian Academy students selected for Rotary Youth Leadership Award Academy
SCA is pleased to announce that several high school students were selected to attend the Missouri Rotary Youth Leadership Award Academy (RYLA) this summer. The Academy is a 4-day, 3-night training program held at William Woods University for high school students with hearts for community service.
Students are required to submit an application with an essay and complete an interview with Lee’s Summit Rotarians. Missouri’s top professional educators developed a curriculum to identify and enhance the qualities of Servant Leadership and inspire them to live a life of “Service Above Self.”
Established in 1992, Missouri’s RYLA Academy has trained and inspired more than 2500 students in 25 years and is currently a model for the RYLA Academics worldwide.
SCA junior Matthew McWilliams
SCA junior accepted to American Legion Boys State of Missouri program
SCA is pleased to announce that junior Matthew McWilliams has been accepted to participate in the 2017 American Legion Boys State of Missouri Program on the campus of the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg.
Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation and fundamentals of government for the best and brightest high school juniors. Boys State aims to lead them down a path of individual success and leadership, to enable them to change the world. This will be the 78th session of Missouri Boys State.
SCA 7th Grader Earns Grand Recognition from Duke University Talent Identification Program
SCA is pleased to announce that twenty-five of its 7th grade students qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) this year.
Academically talented 7th grade students can qualify by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test, and are invited to participate in TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search by taking the ACT or SAT alongside college-bound eleventh and twelfth grade students. Ten SCA 7th grade students participated in the ACT, with three achieving state recognition (earning scores that are approximately equal to the 50th national percentile rank for college-bound seniors). These student scholars are: Nate Bartlett, Kaitlyn Dunahee, and Marissa Mitchell.
Nate Bartlett also received Grand Recognition, meaning his score was approximately equal to the 90th national percentile rank for college-bound seniors taking the test.