In today's world of college admissions so many factors are considered, such as a student’s GPA, co-curricular activities, community service, awards and achievements, propensity for leadership, portfolio of unique and innovative experiences, number of honors and AP courses, recommendation letters, etc. In addition to these many factors, a student’s performance on the ACT and/or SAT test is still an important variable in the college admissions equation. With that in mind, it is exciting to report that the 2016 SAT and ACT scores for our North Cobb Christian School students had very positive results. As you can see from the tables below, the 2016 NCCS SAT scores are up 51 points from a year ago while the nation is - 4, Georgia is +8 and Cobb County is +4. On the ACT, NCCS was up 1.3 points while the nation was -.2, the state was +.1 and Cobb County +.1. Congratulations to our students, as well as the teachers that impact these types of improvements. Also, a big thank you to NCCS College Counselor Karen Bollinger for the tireless efforts that she pours into our college counseling process at NCCS!
Class of 2017 College Acceptances
Congratulations to the NCCS seniors below who have received acceptances to the following colleges and universities as of early February:
Chris Allen - Georgia College, Union University, Western Carolina University Eden Allen - Kennesaw State University Westin Amadee - Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, The University of Alabama T.J. Anderson - Auburn University, College of Charleston, Lee University, University of South Carolina Caitlin Barra - Louisiana State University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Georgia James Bitner - Truett-McConnell College Sarah Bowling - Berry College, Georgia College, Kennesaw State University, Lee University, Samford University Lauren Brown - Georgia College, Kennesaw State University, Lee University, Samford University, The University of Alabama, University of North Georgia Will Carver - United States Marines Trey Collins - Auburn University Amber Conti - Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, College of Coastal Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Mississippi State University Will Crumly - Covenant College, Lee University Lee Cunningham - Trevecca Nazarene University Kali Dangar - Georgia College, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, University of Georgia Ansley Davies - University of Oklahoma Gracie Dean - Georgia College, Kennesaw State University Madelyn Dennard - Reinhardt University Molly Dennis - Berry College, Birmingham-Southern College, Georgia College, Lee University, University of North Georgia Katherine Epp - Auburn University, University of Georgia Sunny Franklin - Armstrong State University, Middle Georgia State University, Mississippi State University Austin Geter - Elon University, Kennesaw State University, Western Carolina University Olivia Grey - Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, University of North Georgia Emma Gwaltney - Kennesaw State University Lindsay Haley - Auburn University Jacob Hamby - Auburn University, The University of Alabama, University of Mississippi Austin Hatch - Auburn University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Alabama - Huntsville Maddie Hayes - Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University Shelby Hughes - Chattahoochee Technical College, Shorter University Shirly Lin - Academy of Art University, Savannah College of Art and Design Reily Martin - Covenant College, University of North Georgia Callan McAnnally - Berry College, Kennesaw State University Will McKenzie - Lipscomb University Gabi Mills - Kennesaw State University Stefan Moore - Carson-Newman University, Georgia Southern University, University of North Georgia Nicole Noonan - Auburn University, The University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina Reese Parke - Auburn University, Berry College, Birmingham-Southern College, Carson-Newman University, Catawba College, East Tennessee State University, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, Murray State University, Purdue University, Samford University, University of Alabama, University of Kentucky, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, University of Tennessee, Wingate University Natalie Pereira - Kennesaw State University Blake Punch - Auburn University Ethan Punch - Auburn University Halle Rainwater - Birmingham Southern College, Emmanuel College, Lee University, Piedmont College, Reinhardt University, Southeastern University, Stetson University, Toccoa Falls College Chris Sander - Kennesaw State University Jacob Schibi - Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Mississippi State University Sarah Sprouse - Georgia College, Kennesaw State University, University of Alabama - Huntsville Chase Truran - Belmont University Moriah Turnbough - Georgia State University, University of Georgia Matthew Turner - Kennesaw State University, University of Alabama, University of Tennessee Sarah Tysinger - Auburn University, Kennesaw State University Mark Watson - Air Force Academy, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia Sarah Wiggins - Auburn University, Georgia College, Kennesaw State University Hannah Wilczynski - Kennesaw State University, Valdosta State University Rachel Wilczynski - Kennesaw State University, Western Carolina University Max Yang - Pace University - NYC
- Athletics News -
Basketball Region Champions!
Congratulations to the varsity boy’s basketball team for winning the region championship last Saturday, February 11, in a 69-57 win over St. Francis. Additional congratulations go to senior Demiere Brown who was chosen as the Region Player of the Year and Hunter Norman and Will Crumly, who both made All Region. NCCS will take on the winner of the Eagles Landing/Kings Ridge game at NCCS in the second round of the state tournament on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00pm. Make plans now to come cheer on our team as they continue their road to the state championship! Go Eagles!
Senior Wrestler Places 4 times at GHSA-A State Tournament
Senior Mark Watson competed in his final matches at the GHSA-A State Tournament this past weekend at the Macon Coliseum, placing 3rd in the 132 lb weight class. This is Mark's 4th state placement, as well as being a 4-time placer in the Cobb County, GHSA-A Area and Sectional meets. Mark is the only school wrestler to have competed in and placed in all 4 major tournaments and he has an overall high school record of 106 wins with 80 wins by pin and 3 technical falls. Additionally, he holds the school record for fastest pin of 11 seconds and he is the career record holder at NCCS for wins and pins. Mark has earned All County all 4 years from the Cobb County Wrestler's Association and the Marietta Daily Journal and is a Cobb County Wrestlers' Association Scholar Athlete. Congratulations to Mark for a great wrestling career at NCCS!
Congratulations to Stefan Moore and Reese Parke for recently signing to play football at Carson-Newman University. Great job, guys!
Spring Sports Spirit Wear Available
Baseball t-shirts and hoodies are now available to purchase in the Eagles Nest School Store and soccer t-shirts are available by special order. Stop by the store to purchase baseball spirit wear and click [HERE] for the soccer t-shirt order form (orders due by February 22.)
Sports Week in Review
Be sure to check out the Athletics News page on our website for a summary of athletics events from this past week! Click [HERE] to view the Athletics News page.
- Arts News -
Band and Orchestra Visit the Atlanta Symphony
Upper School orchestra and band students traveled to Atlanta this week to see the award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in their “Salute The Heroes!” performance. Students heard music from composer greats such as Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Copeland and John Williams - a definite moment where students heard and felt the music, experiencing the emotion and joy that music brings!
- Upper School News -
Senior Receives Air Force Academy Appointment
Congratulations to NCCS senior Mark Watson who has earned an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Mark has long been committed to dedicating his life to serving our country and has worked hard all along the path to have this incredible opportunity. Congratulations, Mark!
Collaborative New Technology Project
NCCS Upper School Technology teacher Jim Bitner has piloted a new technology class this year called C3 (Computing.Cloud.Collaboration). This semester his two C3 classes are working on a cross-class collaborative project that involves multiple team roles working together using Cloud tools to create a business.
The White Day C3 class has the project managers for the teams and the Blue Day C3 has the design/development team members. The project managers are overseeing the design and development of the multiple deliverables (e.g. business proposal, logo, slogan, commercial) by the other team members. The teams are leveraging the Google suite of Cloud Tools (e.g. Docs, Slides, Sheets, Gmail) with Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator, along with Cloud tools like Wix and Weebly.
The goal is to model the business world and use the Cloud environment and work collaboratively to create the deliverables. A project timeline is developed with deadlines - and obstacles like resource rebalancing, legal review of deliverables, and budget adjustments are thrown in the mix to give the students a taste of real life business hurdles.
Spanish Classes Share Across Divisions
Señor McDonald’s Dual Enrollment Spanish class recently visited Señora Guerrero’s second grader classes to share story books that they created as part of a project on “household chores.” The Upper School students really enjoyed visiting with the Lower School students and teaching them some new vocabulary in creative ways. The second graders loved getting to show the “big kids” all the vocabulary they already knew as well. It was a great time of interaction and fellowship!
Economics Class Learns About Entrepreneurship from NCCS Family
NCCS Economics classes recently took a field trip to Pop Bubble Tea and Coffee Bar to learn a lesson on entrepreneurship. Pop Bubble Tea and Coffee Bar, located next to Poblano’s and near Staples, is a startup business established by NCCS family Greg, Karen, and Elizabeth Earp. This new business had just opened their doors the day before the Economics classes came, so it was a good opportunity for the Pop worker to test their new skills in front of our high school students. Each class came during their Economics period, and got the chance to purchase one of the many variety of flavors and combinations flavored teas and fruit pearls, as well as locally sourced bakery items. After the students enjoyed their treats, Mr. Earp talked to the students about the details of starting a new business, from concept stage to the importance of choosing the right location, to the experimentation of the flavors. The classes especially enjoyed hearing about how their classmate, Elizabeth Earp (9th grade), contributed to the business as the interior designer and the originator of the name “Pop Bubble Tea and Coffee Bar.” Thanks to the Earps for a warm welcome to our students! For more information about this great business, visit their website: www.popbubbleteabar.com
- NCCS Students Serving Others -
Beta Club Helps with Fundraiser
The NCCS Beta Club had a very special opportunity to serve on February 11 at the Angels for Adyson 5k, which is a road race sponsored by the Macland Baptist Church Youth Group to help with the medical expenses of Adyson Harrah, a Hillgrove High School Senior. Adyson was diagnosed with a rare blood disease this junior year, which led to him having to stay at Egleston Hospital for months, and caused him the loss of his left eye. Macland Youth Director John Thompson reached out to several high schools for volunteers to help with the 5k road race, which was also a Peachtree qualifier, and our NCCS Beta Club was happy to lend a hand! Beta Club members helped as course workers and cleaned up after the race, and MANY actually ran the 5k race or the 1k run/walk. ALL proceeds from the race went to help the Harrah family with medical bills. Probably the most touching part of the race was the fact that Adyson completed the 1K and handed out the awards to all the runners. NCCS students actually took home several medals in the race - with Connor Constantine winning overall, Halle Meier taking first place for the ladies’ 15-18 year old age bracket, and Nick Love taking second place for the men’s 15-18 year old age bracket. Everyone who participated in the race or served was a winner because they got to show the love of Christ to their neighbor, the very courageous Adyson Harrah. Please continue to pray for Adyson and his family as he still has an uphill battle.
Students Volunteer for “Night to Shine Prom”
Last Friday night several churches including NorthStar and First Baptist of Woodstock hosted The Tim Tebow Foundation's Night To Shine Prom, and what a night it was! Guests with special needs were able to experience being King and Queen of the Prom. The event hosted guests ages 14 and up, with each guest being paired with a buddy for the night. Hundreds of volunteers, including several of our NCCS Upper School students, helped to make this night a memorable one for all. The guests were greeted to paparazzi and cheers on the red carpet as they entered the venue and they stayed entertained with limo rides, hair and makeup, nail salon, karaoke, and of course plenty of dancing! The love shared with all of the guests was obviously felt as displayed by the sheer joy on their faces as the evening progressed. To share God’s love with these awesome guests on that special night touched the hearts of each and every volunteer at the event. We are so proud of our students for being a part of such a great event!
- Announcements & Opportunities -
Join Us for a Night on the Nile!
The NCCS Benefit Dinner & Auction is the "don't miss" event of the school year! Purchase your tickets NOW before they sell out! When: Saturday, March 11, 6:30pm Where: Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center Purchase a Table or Tickets: Click [HERE] Auction Facebook page: Updates on the event and auction items can be viewed [HERE]. To donate an item, vacation home, or service to the auction: contact Kim Pool Sponsorships by businesses:contact Kim Pool
Register Now for Summer Camp!
We are excited to be offering some great camps at NCCS for all ages! Be sure to share our camp website and invite friends to join you on a fun summer adventure!
Part-time Position Available
The Food Services Department is currently seeking substitutes to join the team on an as-needed basis. This is a great opportunity for our parents! Cooking experience is a plus, but not required. Please contact Chris Butler if you are interested.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - There will be no Lower School chapel next week due to Winter Break. Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am Hunter Poplin, Assistant Student Life Director, will be speaking to the 5/6th grade students in the Fine Arts Building and Casey Linch, Student Pastor from North Star Church, will be speaking to the 7/8th grade students in the gym. Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am Upper school students will meet in advisory groups next week.
Ephesians 3:20-21 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."
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