Jan. 2020 GATEWAY LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY An exclusive magazine serving teens by teens.
Volume 2, Issue 1
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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
CAMPUS LIFE LEARNING
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.
INTERACTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Come experience how interactive learning programs make all the difference for students that learn in different formats.
Antonio Costa Country: Brazil Grade: 12
Country: Colombia Grade: 11
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.
GLCA Middle School learns about the power of electricity through interactive demonstrations
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
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 • • • • •
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
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/
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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The Roar Magazine is a relevant publication by teenagers for teenagers. Learn how the Gateway Legacy Lions ROAR! For an opportunity to adv...
Published on Jan 5, 2020
The Roar Magazine is a relevant publication by teenagers for teenagers. Learn how the Gateway Legacy Lions ROAR! For an opportunity to adv...