2014 News Archive


Monday Club Poetry Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the Monday Club Poetry Contest!

             Category 1:       Skylar Olds - 1st place

             Category 2:       Ella Combs - 1st place

             Category 4:       Elijah Wilson - 2nd place

                                     Alex Williams - 3rd place

                                     Kyle Clendenon - Honorable Mention

These students will be honored at a reception at the Johnson City Library on April 13.  Thank you to all the participants in the contest!



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Congratulations Geography Bee Winner J.B. Bragg!

Congratulations to JB Bragg, a sixth grader, for winning the school level National Geographic Bee on Wednesday, Dec. 10.  JB now has the opportunity to qualify for the state bee in Nashville.  Also, congratulations to fifth grader, Will Hamlin, who was runner up.

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Fall Semester Exam Schedule

Fall Semester Exam Schedule

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PA's 2014-2015 National Honor Society Members Inducted

The 2014-2015 National Honor Society induction ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 12.  Our guest speaker was Dr. Mark Harrod, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Jonesborough and our Honors Apologetics teacher.  The senior newly inducted into the National Honor Society was Lexi Davis.  Juniors Sarah Grace Ahrent, Caleb Backus, Lydia Bechtel, Nathan Boccarossa, Grace Cambron, Ali Chambers, Eileen Collie, Jared Grace, Jackson Graham, Seth Jewett, Cambron Johnson, Bethany Jones, Creighton Kellum, T. J. Koscak, Rebecca Lane, Eve Little, Hollie Matthews, Lane Patterson, Jacob Rogers, Katie Schoondyke, Matthew Toppenberg, Trevor Trujillo, Olivia Tumlin and Brenna Williams.  These new members join the current members Annalee Brantner, Ellen Duncan, Drew Ferguson, Hannah Greer, Hannah Hollowell, Bethany Jewett, Hayley Loyd, Colleen McCain, Merritt McKinney, Sierra Owens, Natania Paul, Landon Phemister, J.D. Reynolds, Erica Roller, Reid Smith, Shelby Smith, Emily Stillwell, McKennon Trujillo, McKenzie Trujillo, Hunter White, Alex Williams and Maddie Wright.

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NACA Cross Country Results

Varsity Girls

All five PA girls (Bethany Jewett, Erica Roller, Jessica Smith, Amy Ferguson, and Trinity Owens) had a season PR race.  Jessica Smith, Amy Ferguson, and Trinity Owens had a career PR race.  Amy Ferguson received an award for ninth place overall (out of 80 girls), running a time of 20:47.09.

 Varsity Boys

Out of ten PA runners, five boys (Merritt McKinney, John Kees, Grayson Dalton, Creighton Kellum, and Jacob Rogers) had a season PR race.  Jacob Rogers had a career PR race.



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Knights' Tip Off Classic - November 21 - 22











Knights' Tip Office Classic Tournament Information

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Annual SGA Faculty/Student Basketball Game - Friday, November 14

Come out and be a part of the fun on Friday night as the Faculty plays the students.  The game starts at 7:00.  During half-time there will be a lip-sync contest!!!

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NACA Cross Country Championship

Providence Academy's Varsity Cross Country student athletes will be traveling to Dayton, Tennessee on Friday, November 7 to participate in the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) championship November 7 and 8.

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NACA Soccer Tournament Results

Last week the Providence Academy Varsity Soccer team competed in the NACA National tournament in Dayton, Tennessee. The tournament consisted of 24 teams from across the United States. In pool play Providence finished 1-1. In the first match Providence defeated Virginia Christian 4-2. Merritt McKinney and Jared Grace both had two goals, while Neil Stoltzfus had two assists and Reid Smith one assist. In game two of pool play, Providence fell to Carroll 4-1. Jared Grace scored the lone goal for Providence. After Providence fell behind 2-0 early in the first half, senior striker Merritt McKinney went out with a lower back injury and did not return to the game. Providence cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal from Jared Grace with just 14 minutes remaining but could not generate any more goals.

In game 1 of Division 2 tournament play, Providence fell to Veritas Christian 2-0. Veritas, who went on to win the tournament, was a tough first round draw.  Providence had their chances to score but could not manage to finish.

In game two, Providence led a strong Grace Christian (Florida) 2-1 with just 13 minutes remaining in the match. Grace Christian managed to score 2 goals late to win the match.

In game three, Providence defeated Lake Forrest 2-1. Providence fell behind early 1-0. Merritt McKinney scored a game tying goal on an assist from Reid Smith just before the half. With 14 minutes remaining in the game, Jared Grace tapped the ball past the stretched out Lake Forrest goalkeeper. Neil Stoltzfus’ assist split two defenders and was on target for Grace to finish.

The Knights competed well in this year’s tournament. Missing senior sweeper JD Reynolds for the entire tournament and senior striker Merritt McKinney for two games was a challenge. Overall, the Knights came away with 2 victories and scored an impressive 9 goals.




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NACA Volleyball Tournament Results

Last week the Providence Academy Varsity volleyball team competed in the NACA volleyball tournament in Dayton, TN.  The team was undefeated in pool play, which earned them a spot in Division 1 for the tournament, where they were seeded 5th.  During tournament play, the Lady Knights started strong and won their first game against Carroll Christian from Maryland (25-22, 22-25, 15-8).  Next, the Lady Knights faced Western Carolina from Asheville (NC).  During the game, junior libero, Ali Chambers, and junior outside hitter, Eve Little both suffered injuries that would take them out of play for the rest of the tournament.  The team fought hard, despite being down two players, but they were unable to pull out a win (13-25, 13-25).  Next the Lady Knights faced Evangel from Alabama.   The team showed a lot of determination and worked well together; however, Evangel came out on top (23-25, 18-25).  In the last game of the tournament, Providence faced FCA Baltimore.  Again, the team rallied together and showed a lot of determination, fighting hard until the last point was scored.  The Lady Knights walked off the court with a win (25-13, 25-19), finishing the tournament in 7th place out of 40 teams. 



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Annual SGA Faculty/Student Basketball Game

Come out and watch the Annual SGA Faculty/Student Basketball Game on Friday, November 14, at 7:00.

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NACA Soccer and Volleyball Tournament

Providence Academy's Varsity Volleyball and Soccer student athletes will be traveling to Dayton, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 28 to participate in the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) national tournament October 29 - 31.


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The Fall Edition of the Providence Post

The Fall Edition of the Providence Post

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Results of the Second Harvest Food Drive

Providence Academy placed 1st in Division B for the Second Harvest Student Food Drive!!!! We reached 24.67 pounds per student! Tri Cities Christian came in 2nd place at 24.62 pounds per student. So, as you can see it was a close one!!  A big thank you to everyone who participated!!

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SGA Second Harvest Food Drive Update

A big thank you goes to everyone who participated in the food drive this year!  We collected 3,330 lbs. of food that will be distributed to families in Northeast Tennessee.  School winners will be announced at Second Harvest on October 9, but the overall winner in the PA competition is the team of 8th and 4th grade!  They will be rewarded with an ice cream party!

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SGA Second Harvest Food Drive - September 22 - 26

The SGA 2nd Harvest Food Drive is going on all next week.  Please bring in lots of canned goods to help families in our area who are in need of food!  Just place the food in either the marked class space in the cafeteria or in the boxes provided outside of each homeroom.  Remember that the class team with the most food donated will receive an ice cream party to celebrate!  Here is a quick shopping list to help you (please remember NO glass products or home-canned good):


-          Cereal/rice/dried beans

-          Canned tuna fish/meat

-          Canned soup

-          Spaghetti sauce/pasta/noodles

-          Peanut butter

-          Canned tomatoes/veggies/fruit

-          Mac and cheese

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PA Secondary Students Enjoying Fall Class Trips

Seventh graders are visiting Natural Tunnel for a science/geography class trip September 19.

Eighth graders are undertaking Bristol Caverns as part of their Earth Science study, also September 19.

Ninth graders combined team building and class spirit at Pathfinders September 5.

Sophomores will enjoy the Creation Museum October 23-24.

Juniors will travel to Washington, D.C., October 22-25 to enjoy and learn from our nation's capital.

And Seniors will be in Europe October 15-24 visiting Italy, Switzerland, France, and England-the highlight class trip!

All of these trips provide fabulous learning experiences outside the classroom-and are fun times to enjoy as a class too.

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Community Service Day

PA students in grades 9 - 12 will be completing service projects at local ministries on Friday, September 19.  Ninth graders will go to Camp ACC, tenth graders to Small Miracles and Pathfinders, juniors to Coalition for Kids and Rise Up!, and seniors to Doe River Gorge.  We look forward to this day to increase our Christian impact on our local communities.

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Blue Ridge Classic Soccer and Volleyball Schedules

Blue Ridge Classic Soccer Schedule

Blue Ridge Classic Volleyball Schedule

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Fall 2014 Grandparent Newsletter

2014 Fall GP Newsletter.pdf

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Boys Varsity Soccer 2014 Pre-Season Update

Providence Academy

2788 Carroll Creek Road

Johnson City, TN 37615

(423) 854-9819 Office


Press Release


Date:                August 12, 2014                                      Contact:           Martin Sells

For:                 Immediate Release                                                           Athletic Director


Providence Academy Knights

Boys Varsity Soccer

2014 Pre-Season Update


Boys Varsity Soccer Coach - Mike Cash

Coach Cash has been the Varsity Boys Soccer coach for six seasons and has a record of 74-23-14.


2013-2014 Record10-7-2

2014 Outlook:

Returning eight players from last year who either started or played a lot of minutes gives Providence Academy optimism for the upcoming 2014 season.  On the other hand, the school lost several starters who accounted for much of the scoring.  Someone will need to fill those shoes and put the ball in the net.  The soccer team had a great camp this summer and competed well against a high level of competition.  Adam Baxter, Neil Stoltzfus, Kyle Clendenon, J.D. Reynolds, Michael Hollandsworth, Alex Williams, and Creighton Kellum played well defensively and looked promising for 2014.  Scoring also looked bright as returning seniors and starters Merritt McKinney, John Kees, and Reid Smith, along with junior forward Jared Grace, created several goals and many good scoring opportunities.  Outside halfbacks Isaiah Owens (sophomore) and Nathan Boccarossa (junior) added to the scoring threat with good passing and creative play.  Henry Holben and Malachi Hayes worked hard at camp and gave good minutes in a variety of positions.  Freshmen Campbell Kellum, Luke Robertson, Jackson Hester, Levi Little, and Noah Davis are a welcome addition to the team.  Providence prays this team will continue to improve their skills and team play and continually strive to please the “one man audience,” that is “to please God” through the game of soccer.


Upcoming Challenges:  Thoughts from Coach Cash on upcoming challenges:  “I am anxious to see how our scoring will go this season after losing eight seniors with three of them accounting for 57 goals last season. I am also concerned about our injuries at this point.  Seniors Kyle Clendenon, John Kees, and Merritt McKinney are all out for several weeks with a variety of injuries.  Opening the season against a strong Asheville Christian team and not having these three will be a challenge.”


What makes the NACA tournament so special for Providence Academy?  The Providence Academy sports program is not affiliated with a local conference of schools.  The NACA tournament in Dayton, Tennessee gives the Providence Academy sports teams a chance to play in an end-of-the-season tournament, a chance to play against some of the best Christian and private school soccer teams in the nation, and a place where athletes can showcase their talents before college coaches.  Pool play determines the Division in which teams will play.  After pool play, teams compete for the NACA championship of the assigned division.  The opportunity to see great soccer and to compete for a championship is an exciting way to end the season. 


What players of significance have graduated from our program?

Providence Academy has had many young men move on and play at the next level.  In 2007, Parker Duncan signed to play soccer at Memphis University.  Duncan was a four year starter at Memphis, led the team in scoring three of his four years and was named all conference two of those years.  Duncan holds the single season scoring record at Providence Academy.

Tim Boswell, teammate to Duncan, signed the same year with Grove City College.  Boswell was an outstanding player at Providence as a scorer and as a passer.  Duncan and Boswell worked great together with many of Duncan’s goals coming from a pass from Boswell.

In 2008, two more outstanding players emerged from Providence:  Caleb Williams and Chad Clendenon.  Caleb Williams, a strong and skilled forward, netted 51 career goals and 33 assists while at Providence.  Williams signed to play for North Greenville in 2008.  Chad Clendenon, one of the quickest and most skilled players, racked up 69 goals and 29 assists in his Providence career.  Clendenon had multiple offers to play after high school, with some being Division 1.  He turned down those offers and chose to spend his time at the University of Tennessee seeking his degree in Chemical Engineering.

In 2013, Jonathan Hecht moved on to play soccer at Covenant College.  As a goalie at Providence for three years, Hecht averaged seven shutouts each year with a 1.12 average goals given up each game.

Most recently, three key players - Sterling Fooshee, Jeffrey Schoondyke, and Jake Weaver - moved on to play college athletics at Milligan College.  Sterling Fooshee, a crafty midfielder, was a significant part of the scoring attack while at Providence.  Fooshee suffered a major injury during his senior year and missed over half the season; however, his work ethic and determination has allowed him to continue his soccer endeavors, and he signed last year with Milligan.

Jeffrey Schoondyke, a strong midfielder and key scorer for Providence, also signed to play soccer at Milligan.  In 2013, Schoondyke netted 11 goals and contributed 13 assists.

Jake Weaver, a scrappy forward, chose baseball over soccer at Milligan.  Weaver scored 28 goals last season and tallied 9 assists.

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Girls Varsity Volleyball 2014 Pre-Season Update

Providence Academy

2788 Carroll Creek Road

Johnson City, TN 37615

(423) 854-9819 Office



Press Release


Date:                August 12, 2014                                   Contact:           Martin Sells

For:                 Immediate Release                                                        Athletic Director



Providence Academy Lady Knights

Girls Varsity Volleyball

2014 Pre-Season Update


Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach - Angie Grizzle

Coach Grizzle coached volleyball at Tri-Cities Christian School and Kingsport Christian School prior to starting the program at Providence Academy at the Middle School level in 1999 and the Varsity program in 2002.  Her career record at Providence is 224-113.


2013-2014 Highlights

  • 2013-2014 Record: 24-12
  • Qualified for Division 1 at the annual NACA Volleyball Tournament
  • Won the Blue Ridge Classic
  • Seniors Lost to Graduation - 3

2014 Outlook

Coach Angie Grizzle is excited about the upcoming season because of the number of returning players.  She will miss the experience of Middle Blocker - Carrie Williams, Defensive Specialist - Carly Stoltzfus, and Outside Hitter - Abigail Brewer, but has a strong line-up with four returning starters.  Returning Outside Hitters Eve Little and Becca Lane, as well as setter Brenna Williams, compliment the strength of the backcourt with Ali Chambers as Libero and Middle Blockers Emma Herrod and Hannah Hollowell.  “We have a strong schedule which is what we want to prepare for the NACA tournament in late October,” said Grizzle.

Upcoming Challenges - Providence opens up the season with a very strong Asheville Christian Academy team on Tuesday, August 12.  They will also play Johnson County, North Greene, Davy Crockett, and Chuckey Doak.  Providence plans to play in three tournaments this year:  the Cyclone Invitational, the Blue Ridge Classic, and the NACA Tournament.


What makes the NACA tournament so special for Providence Academy?  The Providence Academy sports program is not affiliated with a local conference of schools.  The NACA tournament in Dayton Tennessee gives the Providence Academy sports teams a chance to play in an end of the season tournament, a chance to play against some of the best Christian and private school volleyball teams in the nation, and a place where athletes can showcase their talents before college coaches.  Pool play determines the Division in which teams will play.  After pool play teams compete for the NACA championship of the assigned division.  The opportunity to see great volleyball and to compete for a championship is an exciting way to end the season.


What players of significance have graduated from our program?   Elizabeth “Bitz” Fisher was the first Providence graduate to play college volleyball. She played four years at Geneva College in Pennsylvania.  Whitney Turner and Mariah Herington played four years at King University.  Mariah is teaching and coaching Girls Varsity Volleyball at Alpha Omega Academy in Huntsville, TX.  Bitz and Whitney have returned in past years and have run the Middle School Volleyball Camp.   Don Hardcastle was the program’s first student assistant.  He went to college at Tennessee Tech where he also became a volleyball student assistant.  Later Don became an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech. 

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Brandon Heath will Perform at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Christian Storytelling Festival at Providence Academy

Tickets are available at www.christianstorytellingfestival.com

Brandon is a two-time GMA Male Vocalist of the year and a five-time Grammy nominee who delivers some of Christian music's most thought-provoking lyrics.  His song "Give Me Your Eyes" won the 2009 GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year, and "Your Love" topped the charts for eight weeks.


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July Office Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 3pm

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Congratulations to the 35 students who graduated Friday night, May 23, in the PA gymnasium.

Valedictorian speech

Salutatorian speech

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Athletic Scholarship Signings!

Seven PA senior student athletes are receiving athletic scholarships from Milligan College for the 2014-2015 school year. Kyler Williams, Jeffrey Schoondyke, and Sterling Foshee will be playing soccer;  Caleb and Cody Sprouse will be playing basketball; Jake Weaver will be playing baseball; and Sue Ellen Harrod will be the athletic mascot for Milligan College. The official signing took place at PA on Wed., May 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Congratulations to our senior student athletes!


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Stock Market Game Winners Announced!

Each semester the PA junior finance class participates in the Stock Market Game, a semester long competition designed by the SIFMA Foundation to give students the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of investing and its potential impact on individuals, businesses, and the United States economy.  This year a group of PA juniors placed 1st out of 62 teams in the region.  Congratulations to Natania Paul, Bethany Jewett, McKennon Trujillo, and Ian Wilson on this accomplishment!


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Grandparent Cookout - Friday, May 2

Come join us for an afternoon of fellowship, fun, and food at the annual Grandparent Cookout. This event is for everyone - aunts, uncles, moms, dads, and especially grandparents! Dinner (grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the extras) will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. under the front portico of the school.  Admission to the 4:30 p.m. soccer and baseball games is free. Please reply to padev@providenceacademy.com to let us know you're coming!                                                           

Cindy Young, Coordinator

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Providence Academy Alumni Updates for March and April

Please note that Alumni Updates are based on information we have received from Alumni, Alumni Parents, newspapers, etc.  We need your help.  Help us share your update with other alumni and alumni parents.  See the info below on the alumni portion of the Providence Academy website for sending us updates or send me an email atmkoscak@providenceacademy.com.

April Alumni Updates

Megan Gilchrist (’04) was named to East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Dean’s List for Fall 2013.
Brad Boswell (’07) is finishing his Master of Theological Studies at Boston College with an anticipated graduation date of May 19.  He and his wife, Erin, and daughter, Claire, are excited to be moving back southward this fall so Brad can begin work on a Ph.D. in religion at Duke University with a focus in Early Christianity.
Sarah Blackburn (’08) received her B.A. in Psychology from Samford University in 2012, and she has now entered the Charlotte School of Law.  This summer Sarah will be interning with Rick Bearfield and Associates in Johnson City.
Abigail Lepsch (’08) Abigail Lepsch recently finished teaching math in Charleston, South Carolina, with Teach for America, which places college graduates in high-need classrooms for a two-year commitment.  This August Abigail will be moving to Memphis to start medical school at the University of Tennessee.  When asked what she had learned from her time teaching in Charleston, Abigail noted, “There are many things I learned about myself and ways I have grown spiritually as a teacher in an urban school.  To hit the highlights, I cling more tightly to relationship with Christ through each new day in a challenging work environment.  I have learned to look at work humbly, that my success is not final and failure is not fatal.  Every good thing is an undeserved blessing.  I have learned that excellence is the accumulation of thousands of small things.  Through leadership opportunities, I have learned that organizations are more dynamic and effective when I lead from the belief that everyone's voice is important.  I am really grateful for the opportunities I have had to grow through Teach for America. I understand the relationship between inequality, opportunity and education system much better.”
Danielle Oglesby Thurber (’08) and her husband moved to Greenville, SC, bought a house, and had a baby!
Daniel Rose (’08) graduated from ETSU with a degree in chemistry in 2012.  He is currently working toward a PharmD degree from ETSU.  He is also the Media Director at his church.
Annie Stoltzfus (’10) has been accepted into Moody Bible Institute’s Masters program.  She will be working toward a Master’s of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies.
Corey Smith (’11), a Milligan College student,is planning to major in Biology on the pre-med track and is a member of the mountain biking team.  Corey went to Haiti on a medical mission trip in 2012 and was selected to participate in the ETSU Medical Horizon program in 2013.  He is a member of the Milligan College Society of Scientific Christian Scholars and the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi.  Corey received academic and mountain biking scholarships from Milligan College and was honored with a scholarship from the Order of the Eastern Star for the fall 2013 and 2014 school years.
Christopher Boccarossa (’12) will be working for General Cable of Jackson, Tennessee, as Engineering Co-op for the summer of 2014.  He is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Union University and is also a youth leader for Jackson Young Life.
Jonathan Toye (’13) was listed onthe University of Tennessee – Knoxville Fall 2013 Semester Dean’s List.  He was also selected by the faculty in the University of Tennessee’s Journalism and Electronic Media Department to receive the Knoxville News Sentinel Scholarship in Journalism based on "outstanding scholarship and professional promise."  He is a sports writer for UT's Daily Beacon and WUTK's sports talk radio show, “Rock Solid Sports.”  In addition, Jonathan was selected to be a student DJ on WUTK and "Rock Solid Sports.”
Covenant College 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List:
Jonathan Hecht (’13)
Natalie Smith (’13)
Milligan College 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List:
Hannah Baird (’10)
Faith Cambron (’12)
Meredith Eldridge (’10)
Mary Kate Ferguson (’13)
Corey Smith (’11)
John Steadman (’12)
March Alumni Updates - Academics
University of Tennessee – Knoxville Fall 2013 Semester Dean’s List:
M. Chad Clendenon (’11)
Andrew Kanel (’12)
Whitney Powell (’10)
Noelle Sibley (’10)
Taylor Duncan (’10) was named to the president’s honor roll for the fall 2013 semester at Oklahoma City University.
Melissa Auter (’10)has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Belmont University.
Carson-Newman University 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List:
Kacie Hoyle (’10)
Madeline Reynolds (’12)
Tennessee Technological University Fall 2013 Semester Dean’s List:
            Jonathan Prieto (’13)
East Tennessee State University 2013 Fall Semester Dean’s List:
            Whitney Baxter (’13)
            Chanley Garber (’12)
            Whitney Palmeter (’12)
            Elizabeth Stillwell (’13)
            Amaris White (’13)


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TMTA Math Competition Winners Announced!

The annual TMTA Math Competition was held at NE State Community College for several area high schools Tuesday, April 15. Twenty-two students from PA participated in the event. The following students were within the top ten scorers in their category:

Geometry - Cambron Johnson, 1st place; Hollie Matthews, 4th place; Eileen Collie, 5th place; Bethany Jones, 7th place.
Algebra II - John Hollowell, 6th place; Lane Whitman, 9th place.
Statistics - Sterling Fooshee, 6th place; John Robertson, 8th place; Andee Atkins, 10th place; Carrie Williams, 11th place.
Precalculus - J.D. Reynolds, 9th place.
Congratulations, students! PA was very well represented.

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Monday Club Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following poetry winners:

Category 1:  Merritt Runnels - Honorable Mention

Category 2:  Ella Combs - Honorable Mention; Mabry Runnels - First Place

Category 3:  Chloe Sams - Third Place

Category 4:  Greyson Bledsoe - Third Place; Hannah Lee Knapp - Second Place

These students were honored at a reception at the Johnson City library on April 14.


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The Spring Edition of the Providence Post

The Spring Edition of the Providence Post

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2014 ACSI Math Olympics Top Scorers

Congratulations to all of the students that participated in this year's ACSI Math Olympics.  The competition was held on Tuesday, April 8, at Concord Christian School in Knoxville.  Thirty-six Providence students in grades 3 - 8 were among the 250 students from seven schools that participated in the competition.  The following students placed in the competition:

4th Grade Reasoning - Ava Sams - 2nd Place

5th Grade Reasoning - John Hutchinson - 4th Place

5th Grade Reasoning - Josh Gregory - 2nd Place

7th Grade Computation - Ben Jones - 3rd Place

7th Grade Reasoning - Cameron Patterson - 2nd Place (tie); Alyson Culbertson - 3rd Place (tie)

8th Grade Computation - Hope Olds - 5th Place

8th Grade Reasoning - Clara Reynolds - 4th Place


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1st & 2nd Grade Musical - Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, April 11 at 8:45 a.m.

You are cordially invited to the 1st & 2nd grade performance of the musical, LEMONADE, by John Jacobson and John Higgins. Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tale characters tell their sad stories and share the woes of their lives until Mother Goose appears and gives them a more positive way of looking at things.  She tells the characters that "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!"  Come join us for a delightful evening of music and mirth!


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Spring information for PA grandparents..................

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Come See The Wizard of Oz!

The PA Drama Department will be performing The Wizard of Oz on Friday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 5, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and are available for purchase at the door.


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National Geography Bee News

Congratulations to Ben Jones, a seventh grader,  for qualifying to represent Providence Academy! Ben has been invited to participate in the state level of the National Geography Bee. He will compete in Nashville, TN on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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Library Book Fair

Get out your passports! Our "Read around the World" book fair will be in the Providence Library the week of April 7th through the 11th. A percentage of the proceeds raised will go to buying new books for our collection, so please come shop these wonderful selections from Lifeway Christian Bookstore and support our library! The fair will be open throughout the school day until 3:30 p.m. and your student(s) will also have an opportunity to shop during their regular library class time. You may send cash or checks made out to Providence Academy.

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ETSU Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our Providence Academy ETSU Science Fair winners! In 2nd place in the biological category was Julia Rushing (8th), 3rd place in the biological category was Jackson Hester (8th), and an honorable mention in the physical category goes to Jordan Spano (8th).

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PA Science Fair 2014 Awards


Biological- Grade Three
First Place-Luke Davis
Second Place- Anna Messerschmidt
Physical- Grade
First Place- Levi Hooven
Second Place- Claire Messerschmidt
Biological- Grade Four
First Place- Levi Thurman
Second Place- Caroline Wilson
Third Place- Sydney Wilson
Honorable Mention- Jack Davis
Physical- Grade Four
First Place- Morgan Fellers
Second Place- Connor Fulks
Third Place- Reid Stoltzfus
Honorable Mention- Eyoab Knapp
Honorable Mention- Kayleigh Grant
Biological- Grade Five
First Place- Erin Colhoun


Biological- Grade Six
First Place- Timmy Boccarossa
Second Place- Caleb Marmo
Third Place- Abigail Combs
Honorable Mention- Braden Spano
Physical- Grade Six
First Place- Brian Carpenter
Second Place- Madeline Runnels
Third Place- Hunter Olds
Honorable Mention- John Clapp
Honorable Mention- Caleb Zepeda
Biological- Grade Eight
First Place- Caroline Koscak
Second Place- Julia Rushing
Third Place- Jackson Hester
Physical- Grade Eight
First Place- Jordan Spano
Second Place- John Weaver
Third Place- Ethan Cook
Honorable Mention- Levi Little
Congratulations to Providence Academy Science Fair Winners. It was a blessing to see every student’s project and the class projects. First and second place winners in grades fourth to eighth will go on to the ETSU Science Fair.

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2014 Math Olympics Participants


Congratulations to the following students, in grades 3 – 8, who will represent Providence Academy at this year’s ACSI Math Olympics. The Math Olympics will be held on April 8th at Concord Christian School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
~Sherry Chambers, Math Olympics Coordinator

3rd Grade Computation
Carter Davison
Grayson Hammond
Isaac Moore
3rd Grade Reasoning
Emma Grubbs
Halle Grace Williams
Sam Woods
3rd grade alternates
Lucy Mauerman
Brooke Brantner
4th Grade Computation
Will Hamlin
Mabry Runnels
Sydney Wilson
4th Grade Reasoning
Dawson Church
Carson Peters
Ava Sams
4th Grade Alternates
Sydney Olds
Steven Carpenter
5th Grade Computation
Claire Mauerman
Taylor Reid
Kaitlin Robbins
5th Grade Reasoning
Alexa Buskirk
Erin Colhoun
John Hutchinson
5th Grade Alternates
Rylan White
Ben Cook
6th Grade Computation
Chloe Sams
Griffin Turner
Caleb Zepeda
6th Grade Reasoning
John Clapp
Josh Gregory
Kate Hamlin
6th grade Alternates
Colby Backus
Conor Orr
7th Grade Computation
Ben Edwards
Perry Kate Hester
Ben Jones
7th Grade Reasoning
Alyson Culbertson
Cameron Patterson
Nathan Paul
7th Grade Alternates
Dylan Marko
Ashley Brantner
8th Grade Computation
Clayton Greer
Hope Olds
Trinity Owens
8th Grade Reasoning
Caroline Koscak
Levi Little
Clara Reynolds
8th Grade Alternates
Campbell Kellum
Joseph Collins

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Science Fair Projects Viewing

Science Fair project boards will be on display in the cafeteria from 9 - 2 on Wednesday, March 5.

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Providence Academy's Spring Open House

Providence Academy's Spring Open House is this Thursday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This is a great time to come for a tour of the facility, meet administration, and learn more about Classical, Christian education.

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Providence Academy Science Fair

The Providence Academy Science Fair is this Monday, March 3.  Judging will take place on Monday and the fair will be open to the public on Tuesday, March 4.

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NACA Varsity Basketball Tournament is this week!

Please keep Providence Academy's varsity boys and varsity girls basketball student athletes in your prayers as they are traveling today to participate in the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) national tournaments in Dayton, TN. Games will take place February 26-28, and our student athletes will return Friday night, February 28. Our participation provides opportunities for championships, recognition, and scholarships.

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Spring Open House

Our Spring Open House will be held on Thursday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Be sure to let friends and family know about this event. This is a great time to come for a tour of the facility, meet administration, and learn more about Classical, Christian education.

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Senior Night is Thursday Night!!!

Come out, join the fun and support our student athletes at Thursday's basketball games.  This is "Senior Night" so dress in black to show your support!  All of the games will be played against TEACH Titans.  The games start at 4:00.

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Congratulations to the DAR Participants

Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution invites students in grades 5-8 across America to write an essay on a chosen topic.  This year the topic was "The Lives of Children During the American Revolution."  Winners are Claire Hutchinson (Gr. 5), Maddie Runnels (Gr. 6), Nathan Paul (Gr. 7), and Parker Barnes (Gr. 8).  Also participating were JB Bragg, Ben Cook, and Cooper Williamson.  Winners were celebrated at a special meeting of the DAR on January 24 at the Johnson City Public Library.

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Valentine Chorus Fundraiser

The annual Valentine Chorus Fundraiser will be this Saturday, February 8, at 4:00.  Tickets can be purchased from any ensemble member or from Bonnie Hecht in the Secondary Office  ($7.00 per person or $12.00 per couple).  Proceeds from the event will be used for the New York City trip that the ensemble takes in April 2015.

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Parker Barnes, 8th grade, Spelling Bee champ!

Congratulations to Parker Barnes!  The runner-up was Harlan Williams, 5th grade.  Parker will represent PA at two district spelling bees  The Sullins Academy Regional Bee is on February 6 and the Southern Appalachian Regional Spelling Bee at the UT Knoxville campus will be on March 8.  Congratulations to both students and the following participants:  Manny Leslie (Gr. 3), Andrew Cunningham (Gr. 3), Dawson Church (Gr. 4), Cade Backus (Gr. 4), Meredith Phemister (Gr. 5), Abigail Combs (Gr. 6), Chloe Sams (Gr. 6), Hunter Reid (Gr. 7), Clara Reynolds (Gr. 8).  Alternates were Emma Raines, Ella Combs, Landon Colinger, Sierra Gilmer, Alexa Buskirk, Kaitlin Robbins, John Stallard, Kali Glover, Trinity Owens, and Abbi Stuart.

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Congratulations to the Creative Communication's Fall Poetry Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following students for their winning poems in Creative Communication’s Fall Poetry Competition.  The poems will be published in the Poetic Power anthology later this year.

Adam Baxter—“If the Shoe Fits”

Greyson Bledsoe—“Early Riser”

Sami Steadman-“Link”



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Homecoming Activities

Providence Academy will be hosting Tri-Cities for our Homecoming basketball games. 

The schedule is:

Junior Varsity Boys - 4:45 - 6:00

Varsity Girls - 6:15 - 7:45

Varsity Boys - 7:45 - 9:15

An SGA sponsored Alumni reception will be held in the cafeteria from 7:00 - 7:45.

Come out and support the Knights!!



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