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Jan. 2020 GATEWAY LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY An exclusive magazine serving teens by teens.

Volume 2, Issue 1

TheROAR The Roar Magazine

700 Howdershell Rd. Hazelwood, MO 63031 Advertising Inquiries (618) 541-9823 Publisher: Jacqueline Duty


Photographer: Kaitlin Hoang

About This Magazine It is with great excitement that we launch into a pivotal year for our academy. We have hit critical milestones with the acquisition of our new campus. With expectancy and hope, we move forward with the new plans and vision for reaching new heights. We pause to celebrate the massive success we have experienced and enjoy our time planning for the next phase. We know teachers and administrators work tirelessly to meet the needs of all students. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to utilize tools and resources to leverage technology in ways that improve student outcomes. We’ve seen firsthand that all districts, schools, and students have unique needs that can’t be met with a one-size-fits-all solution. With that in mind, we dedicated our efforts to creating powerful, but flexible products and solutions that give students the personalization and engagement they need to succeed. We will continue to enhance the learning experience designed to extract each individual’s God-given talents. We invite you to take a moment and read over the next few pages and learn how your child’s world of education will expand at Gateway Legacy Christian Academy. “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 To learn more about enrollment, visit us online at: www.gatewaylegacyprep.com. See why our Lions ROAR! Greg & Melissa Morrison, Founders ©2019TheRoarMagazine. All rights reserved.


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Campus History     Work  On  Your  Dream     Na7onal  Honors  Society     Interac7ve  Learning     Student  Of  The  Month     Athle7c  Spotlight     STEAM  Educa7on     Breaking  Out  Of  My  Shell     Celebra7ng  Victories     A  Day  At  The  Surgical  Center      


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St. Stanislaus Seminary is a former Society of Jesus (Jesuits) seminary that was founded in 1823 on the outskirts of Florissant, Missouri within the current municipal limits of Hazelwood,  Missouri. It was the longest continuously operated Jesuit novitiate in the United States.  The seminary was founded in 1823 as some log buildings and a large farm to feed the missionaries. They had come to Florissant from Maryland at the behest of Saint Philippine Duchesne.   It was named for Stanislaus Kostka.   The main building, now known as Kenneth Hall, was built from 1840 to 1849 from limestone quarried by the Jesuits. Pierre-Jean De Smet was based in St. Stanislaus Seminary for some years. Another early student was Peter Joseph Arnoudt.  The seminary was closed in 1971 due to fewer religious vocations and the post-Vatican II movement to urban areas. Two years earlier, it had already transferred its collegiate program to Saint Louis University.   Most of what was left of the property, 35 acres (140,000 m2), was sold to The Missouri District of The United Pentecostal Church International,  and the property spent many years housing Urshan College (formerly Gateway College of Evangelism) and Urshan Graduate School of Theology.  Kenneth Hall and 4 acres (16,000 m2) of land remained Jesuit property until 2003. In 2019, the property was acquired by Gateway Legacy Christian Academy.  Construction plans have already begun towards the restoration of the property with a vision for expansion with new buildings and athletic fields. As we move forward with campus restoration, you have an opportunity to be a part of this historic property.  With many areas starting to be renovated, we will soon begin the process of rebuilding the brick pathway at the entrance to Kenneth Hall.


Work On Your Dream By: Antonio Costa Have you ever thought you weren’t able to do anything? I believe that at some moment in your life you have already thought about giving up. Many people might say that you aren’t able to do things. You are weak. You can’t because you are poor. You can’t because you are too small to play a sport like volleyball, basketball or soccer. Some might say you will not be a success or that you will not get what you want. You question, “Is that really true?” and “Do I have to give up now?” That could be the moment when you are ready to give up everything. That’s when you look at how far you have come. Analyze all the things that got you here; from your friends to your family, their sincere message of encouragement and hard work, every support, every incentive. When people criticize you, ignore it and do your best every day. Give your best because nothing in life is free. Even if it hurts, don’t stop for anything or anyone. Don’t let anyone say that you can’t or that you will not make it. You will. You can, because life is designed to knock you down time and time again. A movie once quoted, “No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn’t matter how hard you hit back. It matters how many times you get back up, how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward.” That’s how you win. Someone who criticized you, could give you a standing ovation and celebrate your achievements with you. How do you explain when things don’t go as we assume? Nobody ever had their life changed by just hoping for change. If you want a new year and a new life, you don’t have to start on January 1st, but you must start today.

When you discipline yourself in one area of life, everything else will shift in your life as well. There are always two pains in life: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The time is now. The secret of success is determined by what we do daily. Make every day your masterpiece. It is never too late to make changes in yourself. Allow yourself to start a few those actions and lock them in place. Do not worry about tomorrow. Do not worry about yesterday. Focus on today. You must do this and ignore any person that says, “You can’t.” Start to act. With everything I do I say, “I am going for it. I am trying and we will see what happens.” Who do you really want to be? What makes you maintain discipline when life is testing you? There will be many problems. It will not be easy. Problems will do their best to get you down, but keep your chin up. Face your problems one by one. Allow your problems to lift you up. Criticisms can become your strength. In the future, you will be able to say thank you. You made me a better and stronger person. Accept challenges, don’t accept tranquility. Take risks. Take the first step. Take initiative and don’t let another day slip through your hands. Fight hard for your goals and apply discipline in your life. Whether it is training, getting up early, eating well or treating people the same way you want to be treated, keep working on your goals. All of us in life have things we want, but we do not get what we want. We get what we must have. We all get what we tolerate in ourselves and other people. When you are no longer willing to tolerate something, that is when your life changes. continued page 7


Everyone in the world has a list of things they think they should do. Their list could include: lose weight, workout, spend more time with my kids, work harder, or study more. What really changes people is when your “should” becomes a must. When suddenly the thing you said, “should happen”, must happen. It is amazing what happens when it is a must versus a should. This change brings success. Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds aren’t in your favor. Fight for your dreams. Build your goals. Seek your place at the top. Do your best every day, every moment, because you are the best. Never, ever give up! Thank you. Antonio Costa

Congratulations to our newest National Honors Society members for 2019 / 2020

Pictured left to right: (top row) Vanja Tomic, Kaiky Santos, Felipe Garcia Estrada, Juan Miguel Diaz, Gabriel Botella, Pedro Pilli, Caio Zago, Gabriel Oliveira Uno, Evan Perez Megido, Alexander Mamaev, Jose Restrepo Castro, (bottom row) MaKenzie Westhoff, Carolina Rojas, Margaret Mohme, Leticia Dalcegio, Julia Abramo Rocha, Giulia Pinho, Kaitlin Ngoc Hoang, Tran Ha Trang



Dedicated athletic fields and school with classes, office space, gym, and training center allow students to focus on training and curriculum as they prepare for University.

LIVING With an intensive training program and fun, extra-curricular activities planned throughout the year, students and athletes will invest their time into creating life-long memories.

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Come experience how interactive learning programs make all the difference for students that learn in different formats.

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Antonio Costa Country: Brazil Grade: 12

Carolina Rojas

Country: Colombia Grade: 11

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Athletic Spotlight Carlos Rivas


Carlos joins GLCA as our new baseball coach to launch this exciting new program. He has a rich history with sports and the financial industry. Carlos played professional baseball in Venezuela with Cocodrilos de Caracas. He played with the New York Yankees program in Venezuela. For over 20 years, he assisted major league baseball players and worked as an agent for over 8 years with the CEA baseball agency.

Carlos Rivas, joined Regions in 2013. Carlos is a seasoned financial professional with over 18 years of experience in serving the needs of clients. He is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Prior to joining Regions Private Wealth Management, Carlos spent four years at Regions Investment Services as a Financial Consultant. He also had a 6-year career with A.G. Edwards/Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Advisors) as a Financial Advisor and Latin America Channel Lending Manager. Carlos also worked at National City/PNC Bank as a Business Banking Officer and Financial Advisor. Carlos was honored at the highest level as a recipient of the Regions Chairman’s Club Elite status in 2014 and 2015 for his commitment to excellence. He also served from 2013-2015 on Regions Investments, Financial Consultants Advisory Council. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from Universidad Católica Andres Bello Caracas, Venezuela, where he played Varsity Baseball and was Student Body Vice President. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Webster University in Saint Louis, MO. Carlos is married to his best friend, Eliza. They have three children Hannah, Lucia, and Nadia.


Lions Baseball


GLCA Middle School learns about the power of electricity through interactive demonstrations

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Breaking Out Of My Shell By: Grace Hamilton When I started dancing, I was very young. I didn't notice how and why I started dancing. I just knew that I liked it. When I was 5 years old I started ice skating. My skills improved quickly. I was in love with how I felt on the ice. I was finally good at something. After several years of ice skating, I started feeling inferior to my teammates. I started having thoughts that I knew I shouldn't have been having. My thoughts revolved around how I was shorter than the other girls. I was less skinny. All of these things were going through my mind and I quit. I quit the one thing that I had loved for so long. During my second year at Gateway, I found myself interested in being on the track team. I got my running shoes from the coach and I was overjoyed. That excitement did not last long. The same feelings I felt when I quit ice skating were coming back to me. So, I quit track as well. While all of these events were going on, I got better at dance.

It’s time to break out of your shell and show the world who you really are and what you’re really made of!

! s m a e r d r Live you I choreographed every program for Gateway and I was beyond infatuated with the idea of dance. Dance is my escape from the depression, anxiety, and family drama. When I am dancing, I feel enlightened. I feel whole again. Dancing, for me, is like finally realizing that I am not a nobody because I am somebody. I am a Child of God and nothing can tear me down. Through dance, I have met new people. Through dance, I have finally started to break out of my shell.



DINNER & DESSERT Traditional Vietnamese Dinner •  •  •  •  • 

Submitted by: Phan Nguyễn  Ngọc  Lan  (Vietnam)  

Directions Prep 20 m

Cook 8h

4 pounds  beef  soup  bones 1  onion,  cut  in  half 5  slices  fresh  ginger 1  Tbsp  salt   2  pods  star  anise   2  1/2  Tbsp  fish  sauce 4  quarts  water   1  (8  oz)  package  dried     rice  noodles    

Ingredients •  •  •  •  • 

1 2

Ready In 9 h 20 m

1 1/2  pounds   beef  top  sirloin     1/2  cup  c    hopped  cilantro 1  Tbsp  chopped   green  onion     1  1/2  cups       bean  sprouts 1  bunch    T   hai  basil   1  lime,  c  ut     into  4  wedges 1/4  cup  h     oisin  sauce   1/4  cup  chile-­‐garlic  sauce  

1 recipe White Rice 1 recipe Fried Tofu with chicken or shrimp 1 recipe Pho With Dipping Sauces Strawberry Syrup Drink for Dessert

Authentic Pho


Preheat oven  to  425  degrees  F  (220  degrees  C).    


Place beef  bones  on  a  baking  sheet  and  roast  in  the  preheated   oven  un7l  browned,  about  1  hour.    


Place onion  on  a  baking  sheet  and  roast  in  the  preheated  oven   un7l  blackened  and  soh,  about  45  minutes.    


Place bones,  onion,  ginger,  salt,  star  anise,  and  fish  sauce  in  a   large  stockpot  and  cover  with  4  quarts  of  water.  Bring  to  a  boil   and  reduce  heat  to  low.  Simmer  on  low  for  6  to  10  hours.  Strain   the  broth  into  a  saucepan  and  set  aside.    


Place rice  noodles  in  large  bowl  filled  with  room  temperature       water   and  allow  to  soak  for  1  hour.  Bring  a  large  pot  of  water  to  a     and  aher  the  n  oodles     boil   have  soaked,  place  them  in  the  boiling    water  for  1  minute.      Bring  stock  to  a  simmer.              Divide     noodles  among  4  serving  bowls;  top  with  sirloin,  cilantro,     green  onion.  Pour       hot  broth  over  the  top.  S7r  and  let  sit  un7l   and     beef  is  par7ally      cooked  and  no  longer  pink,  1  to  2  minutes.   the   Serve  with  bean  sprouts,  Thai  basil,  lime  wedges,  hoisin  sauce,   and  chile-­‐garlic  sauce  on  the  side.  


Strawberry Bubble Tea

1 Scoop  Strawberry  Powder     2  Scoops  Sugar  &  Creamer  Mix     4  oz  Water   1  Cup  Ice  (about  16  oz)   2  oz  cooked  Black  Tapioca  Pearls  

Directions Put Strawberry  Powder,  Creamer  &  Sugar  Mix,  water,  and   ice  in  a  blender   Blend  un7l  smooth   Add  in  cooked  Tapioca  Pearls  into  a  glass     Pour  in  the  blended  Strawberry  Bubble  Tea  mixture   Add  Fat  Tea  Straw  and  enjoy!     Source: allrecipes.com, blog.bubbleteasupply.biz/make-­‐strawberry-­‐bubble-­‐tea-­‐bubble-­‐tea-­‐supply-­‐strawberry-­‐flavor-­‐powder/  


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A Day At A Surgical Center By: Gabriel Oliveira Uno

       Gabriel  Uno  is  from  Brazil.      Born  in  Potosi,   Bolivia,  he  came  to  U.S  to  study  and  play  soccer   and  make  his  dreams  come  true.  He  was  born   in  2001.    By  the  age  of  3  months,  he  went  to   Brazil  to  live  with  his  grandmother  as  his   mother  finished  medical  school  in  Bolivia.              Gabriel  Jhasmani  Almeida  de  Oliveira  Uno   wants  to  change  the  world  through  sharing  joy.     His  dream  is  to  become  a  doctor  with  a  goal  to   help  others  above  all.  Gabriel  will  return  to  his   home  country  to  help  poor  families  with  food,   water  and  toys  for  the  kids.  It  is  important  for   him  to  help  his  birthplace.  As  he  remembers   the  past,  he  feels  this  makes  him  stronger.                In  2017,  he  started  working  as    volunteer  in   Santo  Antonio  church  in  Brazil.    With  a  passion   for  soccer,  he  achieved    captain  of  his  high   school  team.    2018  brought  an  opportunity  to   play  at  the  Disney  Cup  in  Orlando.  He  traveled   to  the  US  with  his  team  as  the  captain.    

         Gabriel  Uno  came  to  live  in  United  States  in   January  of  2019.    Aher  acceptance  into   Gateway  Legacy  Chris7an  Academy,  he  pursued   his  passion  with  soccer  while  he  discovered  a   new  interest  with  the  medical  field.         Because  his  mother  was  always  such  an   inspira7on  as  a  gynecologist  and  obstetrician,   he  has  made  a  decision  to  go  to  a  university   and  pursue  a  medical  degree.    With  this   knowledge,  Gateway  secured  a  day  at  a  surgical   center  for  Gabriel  to  have  an  opportunity  to   experience  a  career  in  this  field.    The  results   were  exci7ng.    He  spent  a  day  learning  from   some  of  the  best  industry  leaders.  This  created   an  increased  hunger  to  go  to  college  and  do   great  things  in  helping  people.  Fluent  in   Portuguese,  English,  Spanish  (learning  French),   he  knows  he  will  be  able  to  contribute  to  the   medical  industry  in  many  countries.                Gabriel  is  a  dreamer  that  traveled  across  the   world  to  achieve  the  goals  that  his  parents   have  helped  him  with.    This  is  just  the   beginning.              


Celebrating Victories By: Carolina Rojas

       During  a  weekend  in  December,  the  GLCA  girl’s  

       It  was  so  funny.  Thanks  to  that  meal   basketball  team  had  the  valuable  opportunity  to  get  the   I  became  less  shy  when  I  was  able   first  place  in  ACS  holiday  tournament.    This  was  my  first   to  talk  with  people.    It  helped   victory  with  the  team.     me  speak  with  more  fluency.                The  day  I  found  out  about  the  tournament  I  thought  this            On  the  final  day  of  the  tournament,   would  be  a  big  challenge.  I  would  spend  three  days    with  my   I  had  a  lot  of  thoughts  about  the  game.   Americans  friends  and  only  be  able  to  speak  English.    In  the   I  just  wanted  to  play  and  give  the  team   past,  I  had  my  Columbian  team  with  me  to  help  with   my  best  effort.  The  crowd  at  the  game   English.    I  would  have  them  in  the  past  help  me  when  I    was  suppor7ng  the  opponent.  My     didn’t  understand  something,  but  now  I  was  on  my  own.     teammates  parent’s  were  there  and     This  was  an  incredible  opportunity  to  learn  how  to   were  suppor7ng  us.    That  was  enough   communicate  bemer.  I  have  learned  so  much,  but  I  s7ll  need   to  mo7vate  us  to  leave  our  hearts  on  the     to  get  bemer  in  a  lot  of  things  like  the  pronuncia7ons  and   court.  It  was  an  exci7ng  game.    At  the  buzzer  of  the  last   the  meanings.   quarter,  I  felt  so  many  emo7ons  from  our  victory.  I  was     relieved,  happy  and  also  proud  with  the  accomplishment.            We  leh  the  campus  to  travel  on  Thursday  at  noon.    It   When  we  were  in  the  bus  coming  back  to  school,  we   took  us  almost  2  hours  to  get  there  and  we  used  this  7me   celebrated  as  a  team.   to  get  ready  for  the  game.              Ariana  Williams  did  an  amazing  job  in  the  tournament.              In  our  first  game  we  had  some  mistakes,  but  with  effort   She  played  well  on  both  ends  of  the  floor  and  received  the   and  passion  for  the  game  we  got  the  victory.   Most  Valuable  Player  Award.  She  has  been  working  very   In  the  first  night  in  the  hotel  I  took  advantage  to  listen  to   hard  for  that  and  it  was  well  deserved.   my  team  speaking  English.    They  spoke  very  fast  and  I  tried     to  understand  their  conversa7on.    Every  7me  that  I  heard            It  was  a  great  experience  for  all  us  with  a  lot  funny   some  unknown  word  I  asked  them  the  meaning  of  it.  This   moments  and  I’m  thankful  to  God  for  having  the  chance  of   helped  me  so  much.   being  here.    I  am  chasing  my  dreams  as  well  as  my  biggest     goals.  I’m  also  thankful  for  genng  to  know  these  awesome            The  second  day,  we  had  the  semifinals.  It  was  a  hard   people  who  are  there  for  me  every  7me  that  I  need  them.   game  in  the  first  half  we  lost  by  one  or  two  points  .  In  the   I  would  like  to  thank  the  coach  for  working  for  the  team,   second  half  of  the  game,  everything  changed.  We  managed   not  only  as  players,  but  as  people  and  remind  us  every  7me   to  make  a  big  adjustment                                      and  beat  the  opponent.   to  “just  play”.   The  next  game  would                                                            be  against  the  home   team.  They  were                                                                                  strong  and  well   trained.      We  knew                                                                              that  the  game   would  not  be  easy,                                                                          but  also  we  knew   that                    it  wouldn’t  be                                                          impossible.  Aher                                                                                the  semifinal                                            game,  we  went  out                                                                    to  eat.    Every                                7me  I  wanted  to                                                                  order  food,                                      it  was  a  challenge                                                                    because  I                                                  needed  to  see  if                                                                  the  people                                                  in  the  restaurant                                                                                                                                                        would  understand                                                                                                                                                        me.    My  team  was                                                                                                                                                      able  to  help  me  a                                                                                                                                          lot  with  that.    They                                                                                                  explained  the  food  on  the  menu     17                                                                                                    and  how  everything  worked.        

More than 16 million children in the United States are not getting the food they need to live happy and healthy lives.

1 out of every 6 children across the country is going hungry right now. Have you been hungry? We miss lunch because we get too busy, it gets too late, something unexpected comes up…we miss a meal. It’s pretty common. Doesn’t affect our ability to do what we have to do and do it well. We know we’ll eat when we get done, or get to where we’re going, or when we just make time. It will really taste good. And it does. It’s not the same for one in six kids in the United States who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The next time you’re in a crowd count the kids. When you get to twelve, there’s a good chance you’ve seen two of these kids who know hunger in a way most of us don’t, and maybe never will. I say maybe because it’s surprising how life can turn and before we know it, we’re in a place we never dreamed of.   Mothers who just months ago were donating food to pantries, now find themselves in that same pantry, hoping nobody recognizes them and trying not to break down as they put a loaf of bread and some peanut butter in a plastic bag. She will not eat much of this. Most will go to feed the two kids tagging along beside her. They are moving slowly and a bit unsteadily because they haven’t had a real meal since lunch at school two days ago. A Gatorade and a bag of chips doesn’t count as a real meal.   They may be homeless and living in a shelter. Their whole family may stay in a small room that may, or may not, have utilities. They may live in their car, if they have one. There are school districts in our area where the homeless coordinator says it’s a slow day when only one family comes in their office and says they have no place to stay tonight.   When kids are hungry the only thing they can think of is food. It is extremely hard for them to concentrate and do well in school. They also tend to get sick easier. They may act out, get in fights, and lose their friends. If a student doesn’t do well in school soon they find themselves so far behind that they may never catch up. That extends the cycle of poverty and will continue for their family in the future.    

We can help. You can donate food, money or time to your local pantry. This is all very good. There is also another way you can help. You can start your own I Got Your Back Pack program (www.igotyourbackpack.org) that feeds hungry kids over the weekend. This is a very simple way to help kids at a school near year you. All you have to do is: Start a pantry. It can be an empty drawer, a closet, even a box in the corner. Bring in food. Every week you and the people in your company or organization bring in some nutritious, easy-to-prepare, long-lasting food items and put them in your pantry. (see igotyourbackpack.org for a menu) Call a school near you, or the district office. See if they have any hungry students who could use a backpack of food over the weekend. When they say yes,they will assign a coordinator to find these students, get permissions, and make arrangements to confidentially get them the food every week. Pack your bags. When you have enough food in your pantry you can start. You may start with just a few students. That’s good. Even feeding one or two kids a week is very important. Just make sure you only commit to the number of students your pantry can feed each week. We never want to drop a student. On Wednesday put each student’s food in a plastic grocery bag. This way the coordinator can put this bag in the student’s backpack and they will not feel different because they’re carrying a bag of food home. Kids, especially older kids, are often embarrassed about their situation even though they are completely without fault. Deliver the food. On Thursday drive the food to the school and give it to the coordinator.   That’s it. You have helped change lives. Thank you. Buck Smith Senior Vice President, FleishmanHillard    



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