Volume LXVI No.2 www.frenchcamp.org SUMMER 2021
In this Issue: 2021 Graduation
Alumni Day Recap
World View Matters
French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.
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World View Matters
Johnny came to French Camp Academy from a family fractured, with no father to speak truth into his life and a mother who jumped in and out of relationships. Johnny was searching to piece his puzzling life back together. His grandparents were there for him but could not provide all that he needed to thrive. He wished they had more time for him, but their life circumstances prevented them from giving more. Thoughts often plagued him like, “Why have a job?” “Why should I ever get married?” “What’s the point of life, anyway?” Johnny is a fictitious teenager in this story, but he captures the essence of many young people who need a Christ-centered world view offered at French Camp. Young people like Johnny, if not shown a different way, often wander throughout life aimlessly or lack a moral compass to guide them through the trials of cultural chaos. Yes, eventually they get involved with their communities, get lucrative jobs, dabble in politics, engage in social media blitzes, and get involved in many other activities that give them a feeling of belonging and significance, but if Christ isn’t present in their lives, often they repeat early childhood experiences. French Camp Academy understands the consequences of shattered lives. That is why a Christian worldview matters. The Gospel of Jesus Christ matters! Sin distorts the way people think about God, themselves, gender, money, family, politics, and a host of other issues. Everything is affected by sin! The good news is that Jesus Christ came into the world to redeem all people for Himself. There is hope for young people like Johnny to experience levels of restoration this side of Heaven. God has given Scriptures for us as the only authority for Salvation and living life. God’s Word can be used to re-purpose a person’s life, encourage constructive ways to live and relate to others, and shape a life to live for God’s glory rather than self. When this occurs, an individual becomes different, affecting their marriage, family, community, and culture. A Christ-centered worldview makes a difference. As you set aside time to pray for the young people at French Camp Academy, be sure to pray for the Gospel to take root in the young hearts living and learning on campus. Pray that the Spirit of God will bring many to Himself. Pray that lives will be transformed. And pray that worldviews will be shaped by God’s Word. v
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The President’s Perspective:
French Camp TODAY
A Backstage Pass
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Recently my son was asked to tag along to a Someone is Always well-known country music singer’s concert. Be- Working Backstage cause his buddy was filming, Holman got to go The Bible says, And we backstage and even ate on the band’s bus. He said know that for those who love it was “Awesome!” God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His A Truly Beautiful Event purposes. This tells us that not only is He at work; This past weekend Rebecca and I attended a He is working out for good in their life. This past wedding of a French Camp graduate who is now year has given each of us plenty of opportunity to 25 years old. He came when he was only 6 from be stretched thin in many ways. To be honest, I a very difficult home situation. He grew greatly do not like being stretched, but knowing that God in his time as a student and many is using it as a tool, to mold me staff members invested in his life. While it looks like things are more into His likeness, helps Rebecca and I were swept with me not to become depressed or emotion during the service as his out of control, behind the despondent of His care or preslong-time houseparent officiated scenes there is a God who ence. and recalled how strong the Lord has blessed him—first in calling has not surrendered His Just like having a backstage him to Himself at FCA, growing pass to a renowned concert authority.—A.W. Tozer him in wisdom, stature, and in fastar is awesome, it is even more vor with God and man, providing awesome to see God working in for him to be the first of his family to graduate and through the chapters of young people’s lives. from college, and now blessing him with a beauti- He is a powerful God, and He can do anything. ful God-fearing wife from Texas. Not many at the He can overcome any circumstance we may find wedding knew the backstage story of this young ourselves in, and He is a constant companion that man, but those of us who were from French Camp will never leave us nor forsake us. knew and were privileged to see God’s prevailing grace, mercy, and love unfold over him and change From all of us and especially our Class of 2021, his life forever. Now that was AWESOME! thank you for partnering in the life changing message of Jesus Christ!
Act One Prepares for Act Two
This weekend, FCA’s 37 seniors will be graduating—a culmination of all their years here with us. All the many hours of class work, athletic practices, work crew assignments, and vast experiences of living and learning on our campus is coming to an official close. The many parents, family, and friends who attend graduation will only see a view from their seat that day, but for the staff and faculty that have invested in these young lives, we will have a wonderful gift from God to have a backstage pass. From their first day and now to their last, our team has seen firsthand how these young ones have grown and matured. Teachers who have poured sound teaching over them and into them are seeing young minds begin to think critically and biblically. They are seeing the students view themselves and the world as God does. Work crew supervisors have taken students who come with little to no work experience, only to witness these same students thriving in accomplishing hard daily tasks that they thought they could never do.
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French Camp Academy One Fine Place French Camp, MS 39745-9703 662-547-6482 or 662-547-9464 www.frenchcamp.org BOARD OF TRUSTEES Sharkey Burke..................................Brandon Scott Castleman..................... Ocean Springs Dave Fair............................................ Oxford Glenn Galey, Secretary............... Hattiesburg Toxey Hall III..................................... Canton G. Carey Hauenstein........................... Laurel Carson Hughes, Vice Chairman........ Jackson Scott Kiewit........................................ Laurel Lee Lampton..................................... Jackson John Lynch................................. Brookhaven Chuck McBride................................Madison Brooks Mosley.................................. Jackson Tommy Peaster, Vice Chairman............ Flora Hugh Potts, Jr., Chairman.............Kosciusko
French Camp Academy, a Christcentered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.
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Marissa Isabelle Alexander
Jasmine Nicole Badgley
Rebecca Claire Bridges
William Noland Burchfield
William Cray Cairncross
Christopher Ethan Campbell
William Logan Campbell
Jordan Carmulla Carter
Breland Anne Chesser
Jacob Asim Dennis
Piper Lawren DuBard
Dabney Elizabeth Edwards
Emily Grace Huff
Calvin Dexter Johnson
Emma Claire Johnson
Jordan Camille Jones
Marissa Isabelle Alexander, New Orleans, LA Parent: April Alexander Activities: Yearbook, Chorus Plans: Attend Holmes Community College online, work as an Intern at FCA
James Parker Jordan
Jack Oliver Casteel Lane
William Noland Burchfield, French Camp, MS Parents: Aaron and Amy Burchfield Activities: Honor Roll, Cross Country, Basketball, Track Plans: Attend college and then become a MS State Trooper *William Cray Cairncross, Kosciusko, MS Parents: Holly and John Cairncross Activities: Missions, Beta Club, Honor Roll, Chorus Plans: Attend Holmes Community College and then Mississippi State University and work at WFCA radio station
Robert Coleman MacKenzie
Christopher Ethan Campbell, French Camp, MS Parents: Chad Campbell and April Fincher Activities: Chorus Plans: Attend Holmes Community College
Piper Lawren DuBard, Kosciusko, MS Parents: Jason and Amanda DuBard Activities: Beta Club, Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Chorus Plans: Attend Holmes Community College then transfer to the University of William Logan Campbell, French Camp, Southern Mississippi and use degree to work as a CSI MS
Jasmine Nicole Badgley, Attica, IN Parents: Jerry and Lisa Badgley Activities: Honor Roll, Missions, Vo-Tech, Parents: Shane and Laura Love Campbell Yearbook Activities: Football, Beta Club, Honor Plans: Undecided Roll, Chorus, Vo-Tech Plans: Play football at East Central ComRebecca Claire Bridges, French munity College and earn an associate’s Camp, MS degree Parents: Randy and Michelle Bridges Activities: Chorus, Honor Roll Plans: Attend Holmes Community College and then MS Delta Community College to major in Dental Hygiene
Katherine Suzanne Littlejohn
Jordan Carmulla Carter, French Camp, MS Parents: George and Ida Carter Activities: Basketball, Cheerleading, Homecoming Court, Honor Roll, Chorus Plans: Attend Holmes Community College and major in Criminal Justice
*Dabney Elizabeth Edwards, French Camp, MS Parents: Stewart and Rebecca Edwards Activities: Softball, Chorus, Beta Club, Homecoming Court, Campus Activities Board, Honor Roll, Senior Class President Plans: Attend Mississippi State University majoring in business Emily Grace Huff, Pisgah, MS Parents: Matthew and Jennifer Huff Activities: WBL program Plans: Attend Mississippi College to attain a Biology/ Science Education Degree
Breland Anne Chesser, Mathiston, MS Parents: Todd and Laura Chesser Activities: Basketball Manager, Missions, Beta Club, Chorus, Honor Roll Plans: Attend Ittawamba Community College then Mississippi State University and major in Kinesiology
*Calvin Dexter Johnson II, French Camp, MS Parents: Calvin and Katrina Johnson Activities: Basketball, Football, SGA, Beta Club, Honor Roll Plans: Study business or pre-med at Northwestern University and play football
Jacob Asim Dennis, French Camp, MS Parents: David and Marla Dennis Activities: Beta Club, Missions, Honor Roll, Chorus Plans: Attend Holmes Community College and major in Architecture
*Emma Claire Johnson, McCool, MS Parents: Aaron and Elizabeth Johnson Activities: Honor Roll, Beta Club, Chorus, Cheerleading, Yearbook, Honor Roll, Missions Plans: Attend Holmes Community Col-
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. —Jeremiah 29:11
lege as a member of The Holmes Connection, then transfer to Mississippi University for Women to pursue a degree in nursing *Jordan Camille Jones, Morton, MS Parents: Ashley and Matt Reinhardt, Troy and Hillary Raburn Activities: Track, Basketball Manager, FCA Mascot, Beta Club, 4-H, Softball Plans: Attend Mississippi College to pursue a degree in labor and delivery nursing *James Parker Jordan, Kosciusko, MS Parents: Rosalind and Hunter Jordan Activities: Beta Club, Honor Roll Plans: Attend University of Mississippi Jack Oliver Casteel Lane, Brusly, LA Parents: Richard Lane and Dianna Casteel Activities: Campus Activity Team member Plans: Attend Baton Rouge Community College *Katherine Suzanne Littlejohn, French Camp, MS Parents: Mark and Sara Littlejohn Activities: Cheerleading, Slow-Pitch Softball, Fast-Pitch Softball, Missions, Beta Club, Beta Club President, Honor Roll Plans: Attend Itawamba Community College and major in Radiologic Technology Robert Coleman MacKenzie, French Camp, MS Parents: Stuart and Kim MacKenzie Activities: Honor Roll, Basketball, Football
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Andrew Thomas Meilstrup
Joshua Hayes Miller
Marnae Lasarah Beyoncé Miller
Zachary Taylor Miller
Tessa Jean Mullins
Deja Eriell Myles
Brady Jackson Peacock
Casey Nicole Ray
Hillard Rashawn Sayles
Mikayla Grace Staszefski
William Cain Tharp
Cadence Anne Tiller
Cayley Nicole Tiller
Mikalyn Denise Varner
Ayden Rodgers Williams
Sarah Ross Williams
Plans: Attend Holmes Community College and major in Business
Thaiann Naysa Young
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. —Joshua 1:9
*Tessa Jean Mullins, Kilmichael, MS Parents: Robbie and Chy Dossett Activities: Honor Roll, Beta Club, VoTech, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Track, Homecoming, Yearbook Plans: Attend Holmes Community College, then transfer to Mississippi University for Women to major in nursing
Andrew Thomas Meilstrup, Brookhaven, MS Parents: Duane and Jennifer Meilstrup Activities: Football, Baseball, Yearbook, Vo-Tech Plans: Attend Copiah-Lincoln Community College majoring in Athletic Training Deja Eriell Myles, Sallis, MS Joshua Hayes Miller, French Camp, MS Parents: Laurel and Donyell Myles Activities: Mexico Mission Trip, Vo-Tech Parents: Missy and Tim Wade Plans: Attend Homes Community ColActivities: Tennis, Football Manager, lege, Mississippi College, and University Chorus Medical Center to become an occupationPlans: Attend Holmes Community College and major in Social Development al therapist for special needs children to become a counselor
Brady Jackson Peacock, French *Marnae Lasarah Beyoncé Miller, French Camp, MS Parents: Robert and Tracie Peacock Camp, MS Activities: Cross Country, Tennis, Football Parents: Angela Cork and Marktrece Manager, Beta Club, Missions, Camp of Miller Activities: Cheerleading, Basketball, Soft- the Rising Son, Honor Roll, Chorus Plans: Attend Itawamba Community Colball, Chorus, Beta Club, Honor Roll Plans: Attend East Mississippi Commu- lege and Delta State University to become a high school math teacher nity College Zachary Taylor Miller, French Camp, MS Parents: Missy and Tim Wade Activities: Beta Club, Football Manager, Honor Roll Plans: Attend Holmes Community College, then transfer to University of Southern Mississippi and major in Architectural Engineering
*Casey Nicole Ray, Weir, MS Parents: Lloyd and Laurie Ray Activities: Missions, Beta Club, National Honors Society, Honor Roll, Chorus Plans: Attend Holmes Community College to obtain an associate’s degree in Cosmetology and become an instructor Hillard Rashawn Sayles, French Camp, MS Parents: Keshia Willis
Activities: Football, Yearbook, Honor Roll, Baseball Plans: Attend Holmes Community College, University of MS, and University of MS Medical Center to become an anesthesiologist *Mikayla Grace Staszefski, French Camp, MS Parents: John and Cindy Staszefski Activities: Missions, Beta Club, Chorus, Campus Activities Board, Honor Roll, Homecoming Plans: Attend Holmes Community College in Grenada to major in nursing *William Cain Tharp, French Camp, MS Parents: Jeff and Rachel Tharp Activities: Football, Chorus, Beta Club, Martial Arts Instructor, Honor Roll Plans: Attend Mississippi College and major in Biology Pre-Med *Cadence Anne Tiller, Kosciusko, MS Parents: Steven and Kelly Tiller Activities: Fast-Pitch and Slow-Pitch Softball, Beta Club, Missions, Chorus, Honor Roll Plans: Attend Holmes Community College to pursue a degree in Kinesiology
Mikalyn Denise Varner, French Camp, MS Rodney and Tera Henley, Micah Varner Activities: Art, Missions, Honor Roll, Chorus, Vo-Tech Plans: Attend Holmes Community College and become an x-ray technician Ayden Rodgers Williams, Kosciusko, MS Parents: Judd Williams and Leann Kennedy Activities: Honor Roll, Vo-Tech Plans: Attend Mississippi Delta Community College and become an ob gyn ultrasound technician Sarah Ross Williams, Kosciusko, MS Parents: Judd Williams and Leann Kennedy Activities: Honor Roll, Vo-Tech, Chorus Plans: Attend Mississippi Delta Community College and transfer to Mississippi State University to become a veterinarian *Thaiann Naysa Young, Vaiden, MS Parents: Poune and Anthony Young, Sr. Activities: Honor Roll, Vo-Tech, Beta Club Plans: Attend Holmes Community College, then transfer to the University of Mississippi and major in Criminal Justice
*Cayley Nicole Tiller, Kosciusko, MS Parents: Steven and Kelly Tiller Activities: Tennis, Basketball, Beta Club, * Honor Graduate National Honor Society, Missions, Honor Roll Attend Holmes Community College and major in Accounting
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Transformed to Serve
A student’s journey to becoming a houseparent At 16 years old, Ahna arrived at FCA very upset. Despite the previous challenging years in her family, she accepted the opportunity of a brand-new start. For many young people who come to French Camp Academy, it becomes a safe haven, a place to call home. And that was Ahna’s story, too! Everything God does in the life of His children is meant to transform and mold into the image of Christ. Ahna had her share of difficult childhood experiences, like many do. If you would have told her at As a young girl Ahna had often caught herself wondering, “Why the age of 16 that she would one day become a houseparent at French God? Why allow all these things to happen to someone you love?” Camp, she would have laughed out loud (LOL!). The more she grew, the clearer it was to her that God does everything for a reason. As she looks back on the work God has done on her life Years later, her husband (Chris) came home after work and menfrom the first day she stepped foot onto French Camp’s campus at tioned that someone asked if he had ever thought about being a 16 years old, Ahna now sees how she has been uniquely equipped to houseparent. Ahna’s immediate response connect with the young ladies God has was not “No!” but “God, what are You about placed in her home. to do through us?” The more Ahna and Chris thought and Praise God for His redeeming love and prayed about the opportunity, the more they for the awesome opportunity to serve and felt a burden to serve as houseparents. It build relationships with the young people was as if God was saying, “This is what y’all He sends to One Fine Place! v are meant to do.” Ahna and Chris prayed fervently. And along the way in the months Ahna Mooney and her husband Chris prior to making the leap, God seemed to serve with their family as houseparents of confirm through different people and circumCook Home. stances that French Camp Academy was the place to serve.
Is God Calling You to Board Member Spotlight: Life-on-Life Ministry? Toxey Hall, III By August of 2021, FCA plans to have two homes back online and ready to receive young people. Moriah Home has been under renovation and expansion. Spencer McCain Home will be renovated and ready to open this Fall. Re-opening these two homes will create space for deserving young people to experience gospel rich conversations and activities, healing relationships, structure, and lots of nurture within the French Camp structure. This means French Camp is praying for Christian couples who will share their lives serving youth in a life-on-life ministry. If you love Christ, young people, have a burden to see children and teenagers come to Christ, and look for opportunities to have meaningful, life changing conversations, then French Camp Academy may be the perfect place for you to invest your time, energy, and talents. Perhaps God is calling you to be a house parent? Explore that question by reaching out to Randy Martin at email@example.com. v
Toxey Hall, III, has served on the French Camp Academy Board of Trustees since May 1984. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee, Resource and Development Committee, WFCA Radio Committee, and Audit and Investment Committee. His other appointments have included Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman, Chairman of the WFCA committee, and Board Secretary. Toxey graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1962. From ’62–’64 he served in Korea as a U. S. Army Captain. He and his wife, Karon, live in Canton, MS, and are members of First Presbyterian Church, where Toxey has served on the Session and taught Sunday School for over 40 years. Their daughter, Lisa, lives in Madison, MS. FCA is truly blessed by Toxey Hall’s faithful service through the years. His commitment to French Camp’s mission and growth has been a sustaining encouragement. v
French Camp Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin.
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Here we are in another challenging time. A sudden unexpected threat has thrown our well laid plans to the side and cast us into a surprising new world with face masks, social distancing, and excessive hand washGraduations are so exciting filled with happy faces and elated families! ing. Like Esther, we are exposed. And like Esther we are called to walk Futures full of plans, dreams, and promises! It is a challenging time where in faith, facing this challenge, knowing God will sustain and protect us. decisions will begin to chart the next phase of young lives. Graduates, COVID-19 was not a surprise to God. He saw it coming. In Esther 4:14, Mordechai challenges Esther to make a difficult deci- “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love sion by telling her, “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” These him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Rom. 8:28. We serve powerful words encouraged her to risk her life for her people. Esther a great and mighty God who takes pandemics and power-hungry palace lived in a challenging time. Her future and the future of those she loved officials and works them for your good. Walk in faith. Remain in His were exposed to a sudden unexpected danger. Yet Esther walked in faith, purpose. revealed Hamman, and saved the ones she loved. It was not an easy task. It can be frightening. Sometimes life is not easy, but you were born for She was frightened, but she persevered and changed the course of history such a time as this. v for God’s people.
Class of 2021 Class of 2021 Valedictorians French Camp Academy is proud to announce the Class of 2021 Valedictorians. These three outstanding students have earned the privilege to share this honor. From left to right: Katie Littlejohn, CJ Johnson, and Cadence Tiller. Congratulations!
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.— Isaiah 41:10
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Not all Learning Happens in the Classroom!
Congratulations to the 2021 Hall of Fame! Breland Chesser
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CONGRATULATIONS! Mr. FCA: Brady Peacock Miss FCA: Katie Littlejohn
Start planning for Harvest Festival, the 2nd Saturday of October! Harvest Festival is an event that pulls the French Camp community together and offers an opportunity for people to support the mission of French Camp Academy and local churches in its area. Handmade quilts, crafts, furniture, and other items are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Build, quilt, or create something unique and donate to French Camp Academy. We’ll auction off at Harvest Festival and the proceeds will benefit the young people at French Camp Academy. v
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Building Lives through Athletics!
www.frenchcamp.org Athletic Photos Courtesy of Holly Wright
State Champion Lady Panther Track Team By: Coach Joe Watkins This year the Lady Panther Track Team was made up of some amazing girls who had a stellar year. Not only were they very talented, but they showed up each day ready to work hard. We know that a man will “reap what he sows.” The Lord blessed our girls richly as they continually sowed seeds of discipline so that when they went to compete, they always competed with poise, discipline, and the perseverance to finish well. At larger schools, with larger teams, it is common for athletes to compete in 1 or 2 events. However, our nine ladies were so dedicated and talented that at the district meet seven of them competed in four events each (the maximum allowed) and the other two competed in three. At each level of competition, the girls must qualify by finishing in the top four places out of all athletes in each event to move on: district to regional, regional to south state, south state to state. Six of our girls advanced to the state meet in all four of their events, two advanced in two events, and one in one event. For the first time, the entire team qualified to compete at the State championship meet. Our Ladies jumped, threw, and ran better than ever to pull off a HUGE victory over twenty-four other teams. They beat the three-time reigning state champs TCPS 138 to 95. Our nine ladies won 12 medals in 9 events and placed highly in several other events. Lucy Littlejohn, Ellen Ulerich, Averie Jane Gundy, and Taylor Benoit are the 4x800m champion relay team, Jasmine Bonty is the individual state champ in the Shot Put and Taylor Benoit is also the individual champ in both the 400m and the 800m. It was a great end to an incredible season. The state championship team was Olivia Surrette, Jasmine Bonty, Lanie Greene, Maddie Davis, Olivia Gundy, Averie Jane Gundy, Taylor Benoit, Lucy Littlejohn, and Ellen Ulerich. v
Logan Campbell signs with East Central Community College to play football this fall. Congratulations, Logan! Pictured from left to right: parents Shane and Laura Love Campbell, Logan Campbell, Head Coach Nathan Wright, and Offensive Line Coach Grady Henderson.
…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. —John 4:14
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Cornerstone Community is More Than a Good Thought!
The 2nd annual FCA chess tournament was held earlier this spring. Sponsored by the library, the tournament gives students an opportunity to explore the library and enjoy another avenue of competition. Any student in junior high or high school can sign up.
Supporting FCA monthly is more than a good thought. It just makes sense! Your gift every month provides guaranteed income that covers the daily needs of young people within French Camp’s care. FCA is better able to plan ahead knowing that you are sustaining its mission monthly, and that stands to reason.
How it works • Each month your gift to French Camp Academy is applied to your credit card or bank account. You can adjust your giving amount at any time by simply editing your online profile or by calling 662547-6482. Of course, you can mail your gift each month as well.
The number of competitors more than doubled this year from 4 to 9. Macon Bentley, the winner, won a certificate and a cash prize of $40 with second place, Kendall Hillman receiving $10.
• You will receive a tax receipt for your cumulative annual contribution at the end of each fiscal year. • Sign up online to join the Cornerstone Community as a monthly donor.
Staff are also showing interest in the competition, so we intend to include them next year. The student winner will play the staff winner to have a grand champion.
• You can also call 662-547-6482 for more information.
If you have an interest in seeing chess tournaments grow on the FCA campus, reach out to Lance Ragsdale to discuss our next move! v
Houseparents, academic staff, program helpers, and all of us at FCA want you to know how much we appreciate your desire to help young people grow. v
For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.— John 3:16
Honor gifts show appreciation to a living person–such as teachers, pastors, parents, etc., while helping students at FCA. To make an Honor Gift, you may use the form/envelope provided, designating the type of gift you are making. The honoree will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Amounts of gifts are never divulged.
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ALFORD, MACK, McCarley, MS Mrs. Billye Morton BENNETT, STEVEN, Winona, MS
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning BENNETT, TAFFI, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning BRUNT, BEVERLY Mr. and Mrs. James Black CANNADA, CHARLES AND TARA, Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada CANNADA, DON AND JOY, Jackson, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada CANNADA, DUDLEY, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada CANNADA, RUSSELL AND JACQUELINE, Edwards, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada CONDER, SHELBY, Centralia, IL Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning COPENHAUER, ELLA, Birmingham, AL Mrs. Susan H. Hixson FRAZIER, JAMES AND FRANCES, Kosciusko, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell HARRIS, KATLYN, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning HENNING, WARREN, French Camp, MS Mrs. Lisa Henning JONES, MR. AND MRS. JEREMIE, Kosciusko, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell KENT, CHRISTINE, Fort Lauderdale, FL Mr. Joey Clingan LAMAR, GINNY, Austin, TX Mr. Gilmer Abel LOFTON, ZELMA AND BILLIE, Gautier, MS Mr. and Mrs. William L. Lanham MATHENY, GREG AND CAROL, Flora, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada MCKEY, KEITH AND PEGGY, Edwards, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada
MCPHILLIPS, DAVID LARSON, Subiaco, AR Mr. and Mrs. Julian L. McPhillips, Jr. MILLER, MR. AND MRS. RONALD, Trumbauersville, PA Mrs. Lynn Broomfield MITCHELL, LYNNE, Oxford, MS Mrs. Ann Waldrop MORGAN, PAT, Thousand Oaks, CA Mrs. Margie Lee Sopp MOSS, JIM AND VELMA Mr. and Mrs. James Black PAOWNALL, MARCIA, Plymouth, IN Mr. and Mrs. William W. Wicht, Jr. PAYNE, JR., W. A., Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. John T. Barton PERKINS, GEORGIA KATE, Fort Collins, CO Mr. and Mrs. Dennis H. Perkins SCHEELE, MARGARET, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Stowe SERIO, ANNE CLAIR, French Camp, MS Mr. Joe Serio SHAW, J. D., Oxford, MS Mrs. Kitty Mann STRONG, BRAD AND CANDACE, Edwards, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada TOWNSEND, KATE MCCUNE, Kosciusko, MS Ms. Ann Breedlove TREHERN, CHUCK AND JOY, Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Allen VANCE, MARTHA GODFREY, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mark Godfrey WALDROP, LAKE AND MARY JANE, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Ann Waldrop WOODS, JEFF, Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Allen
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e strive to answer memorials and notify relatives as quickly and accurately as possible after they are received. When you send in a memorial, please include the name of the deceased, the complete address of the person you wish notified and your complete address. Important: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE A NAME and ADDRESS OF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF THE DECEASED, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO NOTIFY ANYONE OF YOUR GIFT. Follow the same procedure for honor gifts. (A blank form and envelope appear in this issue.)
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ALEXANDER, ANNE Mr. Robert Koestler ALFORD, JAMES MURRY, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stewart ANDERSON, GRAYSON W., Houston, TX Mrs. Speight W. Anderson ARDAHL, HAROLD AND VIRGINIA Mr. Ben Ardahl ARMSTRONG, SAMUEL TOWNSEND, Kenner, LA Ms. Judy West and Lee West Mansell Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Galey AULT, WILLIAM U. Mr. and Mrs. William P. Stevenson BARBOUR, JR., WILLIAM, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond Mr. David Scott BATEMAN, JAMES M., Jackson, MS Charlotte and Richard McNeel BATES, PETTUS EUGENE, Natchez, MS Rev. John Torrey Curtis BATTE, DORIS, Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Glover BITTERMAN, CLIFFORD J., Lakeland, FL Etha J. Bitterman BLANTON, TIMOTHY BRYCE Mrs. Charlotte Eloise Nowell BLAYLOCK, SYLVIA, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. James A. Tyler Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray BRENT, LEA ANN, Greenville, MS Mr. Robert Koestler Mrs. June P. Stock BREWER, LILLIE JEAN TURNER, Madison, MS Ms. Patricia Dougherty Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Caves The T. H. Etheridge Trust Miss Helen Elizabeth Cook Mrs. Charlotte Turner Mr. Todd Turner BRIDGES, PHAROM, Jackson, MS Mr. Steve Guyton BURNETT, JERRY Ms. Stacy Burnett BURNEY, CHARLES, Rockledge, FL Mr. and Mrs. Bennie R. Nutt BUSICK, RUBY STRICKLIN Mr. Dan Benson Tolar CASTLE, GINGER, Silverhill, AL Mrs. Bonnie L. Black CHATHAM, JR., GERALD, Hernando, MS Mrs. Beth Jenkins CHOTARD, MONTY, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Davis COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COLEMAN, JOHNNY Ms. Mary A. Leach CURRIE, JR., MR. AND MRS. J. H., Meridian, MS Mrs. Rachel C. Martin CURRIE, SR., MR. AND MRS. J. H., Meridian, MS Mrs. Rachel C. Martin DAVIS, ELSA EUBANKS Mr. Dan Benson Tolar DAVIS, HARPER, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bartling DEAN, JEFFERY S., Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Sechler, Sr. DEWEY, MARK, Nibley, UT Dr. and Mrs. Tom Dewey DONALD, SR., JERRY L., Louisville, MS Mr. Gilmer Abel and Family Mrs. Diane Carter Linda and Tim Pepper
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ADAMS, ARTHUR, Atlanta, GA Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons ADAMS, JIM Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons ADAMS, WAYNE Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons ALLEN, BERT, Oxford, MS Dr. and Mrs. Joe Pegram ANDERSON, GRAYSON W., Houston, TX Mrs. Speight W. Anderson BALL, FRANCES STEWART, Louisville, MS Mrs. Jean W. Woodruff BARRETT, LEAH Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Coleman BEELER, EARL, Saltillo, MS Mrs. Mary Payne Hairald BELL, HARRY, Gulfport, MS Mr. and Mrs. Donnie D. Riley BENNETT, MOLLOY SIMPSON, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Roland F. Garretson Dr. and Mrs. C. Larry Morris, Jr. Mrs. Nancy Howard Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bennett Mr. Jim F. Gammill Mrs. Martha Godfrey Vance Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Dieckman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lillie Mr. John R. Wright, Jr. BLACK, FRANCES, Jackson, MS Mrs. Grace Hull BLALOCK, SARAH, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Martin BLANKENSTEIN, KATHIE Dr. and Mrs. George T. Bates BOOTHE, JEAN Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp BOSTWICK, DOUGLAS L., Mandeville, LA Mrs. Judith Bostwick BOWEN, TRAVIE M., Eupora, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw BOWIE, ROSE MARIE, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bardin Redditt BOYD, HOMER, Learned, MS Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Vinzant Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Morrison BREWER, LILLIE JEAN TURNER, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Scott Turner BRIDGES, RAY Mrs. Anne Moore McKee BROWN, IMOGENE EUBANKS, Brookhaven, MS Mr. Alton Kirk Vandevender Will and Sandy McRaney Bruce and Alisa Vandevender Ryan and Leonne BUCHANAN, CHARLOTTE Ms. Mary Cathy Bramuchi BURDINE, BOBBY, Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene Cooper BURKE, THOMAS J., Morristown, NJ Mrs. Athena B. Davies
BUTLER, JAMES, Oxford, MS Mrs. Bettye M. Butler BUTTS, BARRY, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Barry Keith Wallace CADE, BETH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Freedman CARL, CHRIS Mr. and Mrs. Marion R. Boyd CARTLEDGE, M. CLYDE AND GOLDIE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Stotts CASTLE, GINGER, Silverhill, AL Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning CHENEY, SCOTT, Pontotoc, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby A. Cheney CLARK, DAVID, Weir, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COOK, ANNIE WADE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Stotts COOK, DON, Houston, MS Mrs. Lela Norris COOK, EVELYN CRADY, Houston, TX Mr. and Mrs. Joe O. Tubb Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Doty COOK, KERMIT, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw COOK, MARICE, Gulfport, MS Mr. and Mrs. Donnie D. Riley COOK, WAYNE AND BEATRICE Mr. and Mrs. David Stotts COURTNEY, LARRY, French Camp, MS Coach and Mrs. Christopher Courtney CSCORGO, ALEX Mrs. Roenella G. Hornsby CURTIS, JUANITA, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carter DAVIS, ANDY, Meridian, MS Dr. and Mrs. Dan Hank Singley, Jr. DEAN, EVELYN CUMMINGS, Stewart, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning DEAN, JEFFERY S., Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Barry Newell DEARMAN, TIM Mr. and Mrs. James H. Middleton DELONG, ANDREW TAYLOR Mrs. Judith Bostwick DODD, DAVID, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Butch McMillan Mrs. Martha Long Mr. and Mrs. Orma Smith Mrs. Diane Dismuke DONALD, SR., JERRY L., Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Garry V. Hughes Mrs. Cindy Nowell Cruise Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bernard Tabor, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Don Eaves Mr. Danny Chambless Mr. and Mrs. W. Terrell Bell Mr. and Mrs. Hilry Woodruff, Jr. Mrs. Jean W. Woodruff Ms. Catherine McGee Mr. and Mrs. Garvin Whitten Mr. and Mrs. James Wright DOUGLAS, JOE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw ELDRIDGE, GARY, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Barnett ELLINGTON, MATT, ANGELINE AND LINCOLN Mrs. Lenore Griffin ELSTON, RALPH, Fort Wayne, IN Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Hoover FOGELMAN, MARTHA HICKY, Memphis, TN Mrs. Geri Pitts FOWLER, WALTER BRUMBY Mrs. Lorena Lopez-Gonzalez Ms. Paula Smith Ms. Joyce B. Glicksberg FOX, JOHN DALTON, Fayetteville, NC Mrs. Hilda McKibbon and Terry FRANKS, PHILIP, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw GERICKE, DOROTHY KUNAM, Glendale, AZ Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mitchell GOODWIN, ROBERT, Lansing, IL Mrs. Roberta C. Breyfogle GOOLSBY, MR. AND MRS. GAILON, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Mary Payne Hairald GREEN, ALICE HEARN, Vancleave, MS Mrs. Bruce Crook GREEN, DAVID, Durant, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw HARDISON, SARAH Mr. and Mrs. Christian Amelot HARDY, NANCY H. Mr. and Mrs. Steve M. Edwards HARVILLA, SUE
Mr. and Mrs. Andy H. Perry HAWTHORNE, SR., WILLIAM D., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lyell HERNDON, RAY, Henderson, TN Mrs. Mary Payne Hairald HERRING, DOUG, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Queen Mr. Samuel Clemons HILL, JUNE TAYLOR, Woodland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lon T. Hill HOOKER, ED, Jackson, MS Mr. Julian B. Watson, Jr. HUFF, WILLIAM H., Mobile, AL Mr. and Mrs. Donnie D. Riley HUGHES, MIKE AND CARLOTTA Tom and Lisa Shepherd HYNSON, LESSLEY OLIVER, Laurel, MS Mr. and Mrs. Andy H. Perry JACKSON, BROWNIE, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wray and William Wray JACKSON, CHARLES S. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Holcomb JOHNSON, RAMONA, Duncan, MS Mr. J. Andrew Long JOHNSTON, BILL, Carthage, MS Dr. Anna M. Wright JONES, LEONE BREWER, Florence, AL Ms. Barbara G. Bole Judge and Mrs. William T. Bundy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George D. Pillow, Jr. Dr. Thomas Lenville Jones, Jr. Mr. Robert S. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Standridge Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Stevens Ms. J. Susan Griffith Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Holt Ms. Cordelia C. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Blake Edwards Ms. Deborah Weaver Dr. and Mrs. Joe Ed Varner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Watkins Mrs. Margaret Alexander JONES, SUSAN A., Saucier, MS Mr. James Steinreed Jones JUNKER, NILENE, Pickens, MS Ms. Nancy Riser KIMBALL, MARGARET ADAMS Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons LAYMAN, DOUGLAS Mrs. Jeanne P. Layman LINDERMAN, WAYNE, Chelsea, AL Mr. and Mrs. David Smith LOPER, QUIDA A., Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw MALONE, TERRY, Tuscumbia, AL Mrs. Susanne S. Wadsworth MARCHETTI, JACKIE VANN, Jackson, MS Rev. and Mrs. John Gayden Harrell MARCHETTI, ROBERT GRAY, Jackson, MS Rev. and Mrs. John Gayden Harrell Mr. John R. Wright, Jr. MASON, TOOK Mrs. Cynthia R. Belenchia MCLAIN, MARY EMMA, Carthage, MS Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Brock MCNEELY, LINDER GAYLE North Oxford Baptist Church, The Grace Sunday School Class MILLER, MICHAEL, Weir, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning MONTGOMERY, BUTCH, Memphis, TN Mrs. Carolyn Chain Shumake MOORE, RUTHA Ms. Dixie H. McMinn Tina M. Jones MURRAY, JULIUS, Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Ann Waldrop NATIONS, DANIEL KENT, Sontag, MS Mrs. Martha W. Hogue NOBLE, THERESA Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Black, III NORTON, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lyell NOWELL, DOYLE, Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kilgore PACE, JAMES RALPH, Winona, MS Mr. Jeffery Green PERRY, SR., GEORGE C. Ms. Edith L. Perry PERRY, JULIA G. Ms. Edith L. Perry PRENDERGAST, SHANNON Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Prendergast POWELL, MR. AND MRS. C. E. Mr. James Powell PURVIS, LANIE RONE, Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Allen QUAYLE, BRIAN Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford RATCLIFF, SPENCER Mrs. Nannette V. Alford RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record RICHARDS, EDNA, Eupora, MS Mrs. Martha Godfrey Vance RICHARDS, EDWARD A., Bristol, TN Mrs. Judith Bostwick RICHARDSON, LAURENCE Mr. and Mrs. Meade V. Koehl RIGBY, DYANNE, Louisville, MS Mrs. Rebecca T. Giffin Mrs. Diane Carter ROSE, DANIEL LEVI AND JOYCE BRIDGES, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. James G. Powell Mrs. Eugenia K. Everitt ROSE, JOYCE BRIDGES, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. James L. Roberson, Jr. RUCKERT, GINNIE, Durham, NC Mr. and Mrs. D. Kevin Sorensen RUSSELL, LOIS, Aiken, SC Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biggs SELF, BOBBIE, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith SHARP, WILLIAM Mrs. Anne Moore McKee SIDES, JANE, Dundee, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gookin SIMS, ROBERT, Eupora, MS Mrs. Jane Estes SON OF SAM GALLOWAY Mr. and Mrs. Amos L. Wilson STEBECKO, GEORGE, Wapwallopen, PA Mr. Joey Clingan STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STOTTS, DEWEY AND GOLDIE Mr. and Mrs. David Stotts STROWD, NANCY Mr. and Mrs. John W. Garrard TAYLOR, JOHNNY, Madison, MS Mrs. Nannette V. Alford TAYLOR, JR., JOHN H., Chattanooga, TN Mrs. Geri Pitts THOMAS, WILLIAM PATRICK (BILL), Madison, MS Mrs. Virginia C. Steadman Mr. and Mrs. E. Frank Fillingim, Jr. Mrs. Mary Emma Rodamer Mrs. Pamela Hodges Mississippi Bankers Association THOMPSON, DAVID Mr. and Mrs. William A. Thompson, III THOMPSON, WILL Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Cartwright THORNTON, OKEY Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp TRIBBLE, AGNES Mrs. Margaret M. Davis TURNER, CHARLES MONROE, Moss Point, MS Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Parker UPSHAW, EDDIE DARRELL, Vicksburg, MS Sallie and Hunter Fordice VAN VULPEN, ANDY, Walls, MS Mrs. Carolyn Chain Shumake VEAZEY, RONALD, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Davis WALCOTT, DOROTHY DUNCAN, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harris F. Powers, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Hoover WALDRUP, CHARLES, Smith County, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alexander WALKER, ROBERT, Jackson, MS Mrs. Grace Hull WALKER, WILLIAM W., Southaven, MS Ms. Jo Norris Ms. Sheina Stone WALLACE, ALVIS JUANITA, Florence, MS Ms. Irene M. Vantrease Ms. Maxine K. Butts Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Finkelberg WELLS, ALMEDA JEANETTE Mr. Mark Breslin Jeanette Wells Breslin WHITMIRE, MARTHA REED BLACK, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Claude Don Whitmire, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kip B. Zacharias Gwinn and Suzanne Magee Mr. and Mrs. Wally Bumpas Ms. Vonda Scrivner Ms. Doris Christian WHITWER, WILLIAM N., Madison, MS Mrs. Athena B. Davies Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe Smith WILLIAMS, ANGELA, Jackson, MS Mrs. Adielaide Burge Chapman WILLIAMS, CHARLES, Madison, MS Mrs. Robbie Hughes Mrs. Adielaide Burge Chapman WILLIAMS, THOMAS NEVILLE, Florence, MS
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Mrs. Olgia Williams WITHERS, PAULINE ADAMS Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons WOODARD, JR., JAMES WALKER, Terry, MS Mrs. Beatrice P. Woodard WORTHY, TRULY Mr. and Mrs. Brad Gomillion YATES, BONNIE SUE HOLT, Conroe, TX Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Yates
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. — II Corinthians 5:17
Shaping Lives through 4-H FCA 4H students attended a horse show in Pontotoc in March. Colin McGary and Bella Williams placed in their classes. Colin placed 4th in poles, 4th in barrels, and 5th in stakes in Juniors Class. Bella placed first in poles with a 23.16, 2nd in barrels with a 16.40, and 5th in stakes in Seniors Class. FCA 4-H is growing annually in its popularity with ten participants this year. To compete in 4-H a student must be able to maintain their grades and a standard of excellence that reflects the 4-H motto “To Make the Best Better”. Students meet every Tuesday and Thursday for practice and compete in about eight shows annually, as well as district and state competitions. FCA students mostly compete in speed events: barrel racing, pole bending, and stake race. This year Bella Williams was invited to compete in the PRCA pro rodeo in Tupelo at BancorpSouth Arena. When not competing, students also participate in community work projects and volunteer work. v
The Camp of the Rising Son staff is ready for an extraordinary summer 2021. CRS offers a variety of programs for different ages and stages. Overnight campers stay in open-air cabins and enjoy a variety of fun activities, study times, and theme nights full of wild fun! Boating on scenic Lake Ann, climbing Mt. Everest, shooting down a slippery waterslide, and racing to random dance parties are sure to keep campers fired up all week long! While it is impossible to know exactly what this summer will bring, CRS is putting in place needed health and safety measures to follow the guidelines and take the best possible care of everyone in our camp family. Sign up today for one of the few remaining spots at www.CampoftheRisingSon.com. Experience a week of life-changing fun and adventure at Camp of the Rising Son this summer! v
Have You Included French Camp Academy in Your Will? At the heart of every bequest to French Camp Academy is a genuine desire to take care of the needs of deserving young people. There is another side to thoughtful estate planning that every person should consider that will inform their long-term decisions. Basic to every estate plan is a will. It is a legal document drafted during your lifetime, while you are competent, which can accomplish many things. The list below are a few things that a will can accomplish for most people: • It provides opportunity for you to give a final testimony of your Christian faith. • It revokes all previous wills that you have made. • It disposes of your personal property according to your desires, either through direct instructions in the will, or by reference to a letter of instructions. • It makes in-kind or fixed-dollar distributions to family members or charitable organizations. • It distributes the remainder of your estate to your individual and charitable beneficiaries. • It can nominate the person you wish to serve as guardian of minor children and other persons for whom you have custodial responsibility. • It empowers the personal representative to carry out the terms of your will, especially relating to the ability to sell, dispose of, and liquidate property and to continue the operation of business interests. • It establishes trusts for the benefit of minor children or other individuals for whom you have income responsibilities. If you would like to receive a complimentary estate planning guide emailed or mailed to you, please contact Lance Ragsdale at lragsdale@ frenchcamp.org or call 662-547-6482. v
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Alumni Day 2021
By Sherry Kirby, Alumni Association President Alumni Day 2021 was filled with much laughter, sweet memories, and wonderful fellowship. The Class of 1971 kicked off the weekend with their 50th class reunion! We enjoyed a delicious meal catered by The Council House Cafe, followed by an inspiring message given by FCA President Stewart Edwards. We elected new officers, recognized Sammy Clemons (class of 74) as Alumnus of the Year, held a brief business meeting, and received an update on the actives of the Alumni Association. The afternoon activities consisted of a tour of campus, and the unveiling of the latest addition to the Alumni Museum, a room dedicated to the historic preservation of the town of French Camp. It is an absolute must-see! The Tabernacle was also a topic of much interest this year. A possible Alumni Association project is being explored, so be on the lookout for an article regarding this possible project in the next copy of French Camp Today!
New Alumni Association Officers Elected President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Activities Membership Public Relations
Sherry Prewitt Kirby, Class of 1988 Lynn Downing, Class of 1960 Shawna Leonard Grice, Class of 1996 Annie Roberts Gundy, Class of 1999 Tracie Thomas Box, Class of 1992 Lisa Edwards Henning, Class of 1987 Paige Rabun, Class of 2005
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Midsouth Star Gaze – Declaring the Glory of God! Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium’s 2021 Midsouth Star Gaze was a success although guests were fewer due to COVID-19 restrictions. We had guests from around the country on-site for telescopic observing, astrophotography, and astronomy-related fellowship. The weather was exceptional despite two days of torrential thunderstorms! The event was informally extended a couple of days before and after to enable our guests to enjoy more time with the beautiful skies. Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium is an educational ministry of FCA providing an immersive astronomy experience designed for a variety of groups and organizations. Visit www.rainwaterobservatory.org to create a unique program for your group today. v “The heavens declare the glory of God…” Psalm 19:1
Congressional Art Winner! Macon Bentley recently was named the Mississippi First Congressional District’s first-place winner of the Artistic Discovery Contest, a nationwide high school art competition sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Macon’s submission is titled “No Fish Today.” Macon drew an image of his brother, Robert, using a photograph and a graphite pencil. The French Camp Academy junior has enjoyed drawing images since he was eight years old. Macon is the son of staff members Chuck and Kathy Bentley. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of high school students. To date, more than 650,000 students have participated in the competition. The overall winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include artwork from other contest winners. A winner is selected from each Congressional district within every state. v
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