Rise Up and Stand Firm
Annual Review 2011-2012
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We are the tree in Psalm 1 planted by streams of water; we are the mature live oak tree with deep roots, a sturdy trunk and a high crown. Over the course of the past school year, we rose up. We stood firm. As promised, our roots pushed deeper, our trunk widened her girth and our crown reached higher. Every new school year builds on the hard work and contributions of the previous season. Standing tall in the 35th year of our school’s history, we recognize our debt to the prior 34 years of blood, sweat and tears which shaped us into who we are today.
Gary B. Arnold Head of School
In fact, our appreciation of the past fuels our present momentum. As the Scriptures say, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness”(Col. 2:6-7). It is in a spirit overflowing with thankfulness that we review God’s blessings from the last school year. May the testimony of His mighty hand among us be an encouragement to you and all those who advance the mission of Little Rock Christian Academy, God’s school.
Gary B. Arnold Head of School
CLOUD NINE ON HIGHWAY 10 uuuuuu 2012 National Blue Ribbon School
On Friday, September 7, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the recipients of the U.S. Department of Education’s 2012 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS program. Our dear school, LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, is on the list of 269 schools from across the nation and one of three from Arkansas to receive the esteemed blue ribbon. Our particular BLUE RIBBON designation is “EXEMPLARY HIGHPERFORMING.” The National Blue Ribbon flag has become a trademark of excellence. This year, out of 100,000 schools in America, 269 schools were granted the coveted Blue Ribbon award. Of the 269 recipient schools, 219 are public schools; fifty are private schools from across the nation. Little Rock Christian is one of the fifty schools. (By the way, there are only five Christian schools on the list of 269.) In the thirty year history of the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools program, no Little Rock school has received the award - until this year. What an affirmation for Little Rock for two schools to be recognized as exemplary, high-performing schools. (Congratulations to Forest Park Elementary School of Little Rock who also received a blue ribbon.) The U.S. Department of Education bestows this highest honor upon our school as a K-12 unit school. Therefore, under one umbrella of Little Rock Christian Academy, our elementary school, middle school, and high school are so recognized. The Council of American Private Education tells us that blue ribbon awards for K-12 unit schools are rare. What a testimony to the vision and mission of our school and the daily focus of our teachers and students. Rooted and built up on 35 years of godly history, the mission of Little Rock Christian is clear: the K-12 education we provide is characterized by excellence and permeated with a Christ-centered worldview. In biblical language, excellence means “fulfilling one’s potential or purpose.” Our board of trust puts it this way: Little Rock Christian Academy seeks to be a pre-eminent K-12 academic institution that offers an excellent collegepreparatory curriculum all the while teaching and modeling the truth of Jesus Christ.
Simply put, we claim a double mandate: we must do Jesus well; we must do education well. How fitting that our school theme this year is “Walk Worthy!” The diligent work, perseverance, commitment, and high standards of our professionals have earned our school this high honor. Test scores, school culture, best practices in the classroom, and breadth and depth of program combined for us to receive this respected award. As a K-12 school – elementary, middle school, and high school - our Golden Triangle of home, church, and school working together is getting results. Vision, mission, strategic plan, professionalism, student engagement, lifelong learning, and a devotion to truth in Jesus Christ all contribute to this respected award. But, ultimately, classroom dynamics and student achievement sealed the deal for us - teachers and students learning together. By God’s grace, He has permitted us to rightly receive recognition for a job well done. With humble and grateful hearts, we will obey the command in Leviticus to walk with our heads held high. Special thanks to our educational leaders, our faculty, and our students for their achievements that bring this to pass. Again, to receive a U.S. Department of Education blue ribbon award is of the highest honor in K-12 education. We are grateful to God for the opportunity to shine for Him. Thank you for believing in us and entrusting your children to us. May God be praised and magnified by this honor. It is significant to have objective evidence that we are fulfilling our potential and purpose. This blue ribbon is for you; it’s for us; it’s for Him. Gratefully yours,
Gary B. Arnold, Ed. D. Head of School / President “Walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord … bearing fruit in every good work …” (Colossians 1:10)
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Table of Contents
Parent Involvement and Organizations
Warrior Hall/Capital Campaign
Alumni Spotlight 24 By the Numbers
Advancement and Donors
From the Board
Little Rock Christian Academyâ€™s vision is to be a pre-eminent K4-12 academic institution offering an excellent college preparatory curriculum while serving the broadest spectrum of students possible. Faith-based, pre-collegiate, non-denominational, and independent of any particular church, LRCA is accredited through the Arkansas Non-Public School Accrediting Association (ANSAA), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), AdvancED, and The Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA).
LRCA is the independent school of choice for over 800 families in the greater Little Rock area. In academics, arts, athletics and service, students and faculty exhibit a growth mindset that fosters an insatiable appetite for learning. The Little Rock Christian curriculum is constructed upon the foundation of accepted best practices, Arkansas state standards, Common Core standards, and exemplary curriculum from schools throughout the nation. The Biblical Worldview curriculum is the distinguishing mark of our upper school curriculum. Class discussion is Socratic and includes a variety of readings that have contributed to Western intellectual history. Our teachers work diligently to expose the attributes of God in everything. We also greatly value our studentsâ€™ ability to articulate their faith, recognize counterfeits and bridge their understanding of truth through the lens of our Christ-centered worldview. All standard, honors, pre-Advanced Placement, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are rigorous, standards-based, and college-preparatory. Well-designed curriculum (constructed with the end in mind), learner-centered instruction, proven teaching methodologies and an attitude of life-long learning add up to authentic and well-educated students. During 2011-12, 76 juniors and seniors were enrolled in AP classes which included: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. Government and Politics, European History, U.S. History, Music, Language, Literature, and Calculus AB and BC.
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS NIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS Ruthie Daniel Kyle Hendren Rebekah Holiman Steven Murphy
PTF Service Warrior Club Warrior Club Warrior Club
Haley Wheeler Warrior Club Grant Williams Hambrice Jared Bowyer Fine Arts Tori Stephenson Fine Arts
WARRIOR AWARDS Caleb Winkler Abigail Blocker Suzanna Gibbs Ben Fiser
Freshman Freshman Sophomore Sophomore
Haley Martin Junior Landon Trulove Junior Kaitlin Russ Senior Lauren Brown Senior John Tyler White Senior
ATHLETIC AWARDS Rachel Best Ben Shuffield
Kelsey Smith Daniel Williams
Jolliff Award Jolliff Award 6
Athlete of the Year Athlete of the Year
Class of 2012 Jonathan Adams * Joshua Alberius Morgan Allen Taylor Ann Allred * Elise Bamburg Joanna Bentley Nathan Benton * Vann Berry Rachel Best Jared Bowyer Jacob Briggs Joshua Briggs Austin Brown Lauren Brown Julia Brzozowski Ethan Burson Katie Carroll Jacob Carter Rachel Chandler Victoria Childress Samuel Coburn Bliss Corley * John David Dalby * Regan Daniel Ruthie Daniel * Whitney Day Andrew Dodds Alex Dolan Dayton Draper Nathaniel Edwards Rachel Etherington Emily Faulk William Ford* Kelsey Fox Elizabeth Freeman Andrew Glenn* Erica Green *
* Kindergarten Club
Grace Green Caroline Groustra Luke Hall Courtney Hampton Kyle Hendren Eric Hern Mary Claire Hill Rebekah Hogan Rebekah Holiman * Joshua Hurlbut * Luke Hutson Gordon Jensen Mark Johnson Brittany Johnston Michael Kamarunas Blake Keeling Megan Kelley Timothy Kimbrough * Davis Kinley Nicholas Kurfess* Sarah Lassiter David Lepine Matthew Levy Meredith Mason Jillian Massiet* Madeline McElhanon Keith McLeod Sara Mitchell Joshua Mocek* Hunter Molpus Mary Cate Moore* Kimberlie Morikawa Joshua Mullenax Steven Murphy Carter Neblett* Kristy Nunis Samantha Osterholm
Tyler Otis Anna Carol Parker* Anastasia Peregrin* Billy Pugh Taylor Quick Raymond Quilao Brittany Randle Samantha Rangel Tyler Reynolds Hayes Riser Kaitlin Russ* James Rutter Katie Segalla* Benjamin Shuffield Joshua Simpson Annie Sixbey* Kelsey Smith* Melia Stearns* Tori Stephenson* Brooke Stricklin* Taylor Tomlinson Conner Van Hemert Julia Viera Benjamin Weisbecker* Brittney Whatley Haley Wheeler* Kristen Wheeler* John Tyler White* Wesley White Nate Whitesell Megan Wicker Daniel Williams Grant Williams* Allie Worley Lauren Worthington Chloe Wren* Jack Wren*
111 Seniors were awarded diplomas during the 2012 graduation ceremony at Fellowship Bible Church. In the processional, graduates were greeted by faculty who invested in the lives of these students, including 33 students who attended Little Rock Christian Academy (then Walnut Valley Christian Academy) since Kindergarten. Dr. Arnold exuberantly acknowledged LRCAâ€™s 1,000th graduate, Matthew Levy. Graduates and overflowing guests were inspired by speeches from Salutatorian Carter Neblett, Valedictorian Joshua Hurlbut, and guest speaker and long-time Board member Scott Ford. Steven Murphy, chosen by the class of 2012, also entertained the audience with the LRCA traditional Memory Speech. Both Steven and Mr. Ford reminded this class of the strength that they have brought to the Little Rock Christian community as a group. They have proven to be a team of true servant leaders.
One hundred percent of our 2012 graduates were accepted into colleges across the nation, including the Air Force Academy, and West Point, earning $11,900,00 in scholarships for their achievements. Three LRCA seniors were featured in the Arkansas Times as Academic All-Star Best and Brightest. In addition, Brittany Johnston and Carter Neblett were featured in Little Rock Family Magazine’s “Head of Class” highlighting the top 34 seniors from public and private schools in Central Arkansas.
Brittany Johnston was a National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic scholar, and
co-founder of LRCA’s chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society. While at LRCA she wrote poetry, earned a gold medal on the National Spanish Exam, and played the xylophone. She now attends the University of Tulsa, majoring in elementary education. Brittany Johnston
I love my country and I love my background. I am Hispanic. I am American. I swim in the melting pot of cultures that makes our nation magnificent. –Brittany Johnston Carter Neblett, Salutatorian, was a four-year varsity soccer player and also a
vocalist with the Barbershop Beaux, Madrigals, and Warrior Choir. He was an AP scholar, National Merit Finalist, and a finalist for the National Achievement Award. He now studies engineering at the University of Tulsa.
Lauren Brown was an honor roll student and enjoyed planning and
coordinating the Chesterton Dinner for the Oxbridge Union. During her time at LRCA she interned with the Missions Department at Fellowship Bible Church, was a sound technician for LRCA productions, and planned and co-taught the “When Helping Hurts” J-term experience. Lauren received a business scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is majoring in international business.
Josh Hurlbut, Valedictorian, was accepted into the United States Military
Academy at West Point. Josh was among the top 10% of the nation academically and was a member of the National Beta Club and National Honor Society. He was a member of the Kindergarten Club and was a fouryear letterman in both the football and wrestling programs. As part of the wrestling team, he won all-state and helped lead the team to a state title. Josh Hurlbut
Billy Pugh was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in
Colorado Springs as part of the class of 2016, majoring in political science. He was ranked in the top 10% in the nation academically. He was a member of the football, track, and swim teams while at LRCA. Billy Pugh
2012 College Acceptances
Scholarships Offered to the
Class of 2012
Abilene Christian University Anderson University Appalachian State University Arkansas State University Arkansas Tech University Auburn University Austin College Baylor University Belhaven University Belmont Abbey College Belmont University Birmingham Southern College Butler University California University of Pennsylvania Central Bible College College of William and Mary Drury University East Carolina University Eckerd College Evangel University Evergreen State College Furman University Harding University
Hendrix College John Brown University Lyon College Millikin University Millsaps College North Carolina State University Oglethorpe University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma State University Otterbein University Ouachita Baptist University Point Park University Rhodes College Rider University Rollins College Samford University Savannah College of Art and Design Southwestern Assemblies of God University St. Louis University St. Olaf College Taylor University Texas A & M University Texas Christian University
Trinity College Union University United States Air Force Academy United States Military Academy, West Point University of Alabama University of Arkansas University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Arkansas CC at Morrilton University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Central Arkansas University of Indiana University of Iowa University of Kentucky University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of Oklahoma University of Redlands University of the Ozarks University of Tulsa Westminster College Wofford College
NCTE Achievement Award
David Lepine was one of eight Arkansas winners in the 2011 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Awards in Writing program. The recipients were chosen from 1,649 students who were nominated during their junior year by teachers from all 50 states including the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Canada, and American schools abroad.
The Achievement Awards in Writing was established to encourage high school students in their writing and to recognize publicly some of the best student writers in the nation. Assessments of student writing are based on samples of their own best prose or verse and on impromptu themes that are written under supervision. English teachers judge the entries, looking especially for writing that demonstrates effective and imaginative use of language to inform and move an audience. 9
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Teaching students to rise up and stand firm begins at an early age. At LRCA we are committed to cultivating an environment where students can develop a heart for God from the moment they arrive on our campus. This is most evident in our passion for service within the LRCA community, greater Little Rock, and the world. Our lower school participated in a variety of service opportunities during the 2011-2012 school year.
Little Rock Christian Academy recognizes that the extended family is a crucial component in the success of our students. Every year we set aside a special day to open our campus to the beloved grandparents of our lower school students. Elementary students take time to honor their grandparents through a musical program, tour of their classrooms, and an essay contest sponsored by Chick-fil-A. Grandparents Day is one of our favorite days on campus!
Grandparents Day 2012
Chick-fil-A Essay Writing Contest Winners
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During community service week, $5,434 was raised by the elementary students for Ebenezer Academy. Each day their money was designated for a specific need, and students filled vessels with coins and bills for pencils, notebooks, drawing supplies, science and play equipment and Bibles. Founded in 1996 with the assistance of elementary Spanish teacher, Helen Dubose and her family, Ebenezer Academy serves the orphan children living at Rancho Ebenezer in Honduras. It is sponsored by World Gospel Outreach.
After a chapel presentation by Ashton Samuelson from Pitza 42, students raised money to assist this ministry to help end world hunger. Pitza 42 partners with Feed My Starving Children to provide a free meal for every meal sold at the Pitza 42 restaurant in Conway, Arkansas.
Fourth and first graders participated in this 24-year LRCA Christmas tradition. They passed the candlelight between their decorated oranges, during the ceremony, and literally shared the light of Christ with donations of toys, diapers, pennies and other items to Our House ministry.
Children’s Hospital – Valentine’s Day cards, candy boxes, and Happy Day posters Troops – care packages, letters, snacks, wooden crosses, pocket verses, pictures Orphans – wall quilt, backpacks Elderly- visits to local nursing homes
Worship Warriors - The 5th grade classes
each adopted a younger grade and acted as mentors to these students. Also, these 5th graders adopted grandparents at Valley Ranch Rehab & Rest Home where they gave their time to senior citizens by singing songs and reading to them.
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The Little Rock Christian Academy Upper School, consisting of middle school (grades six through eight) and high school (grades nine through twelve), is in the business of growing mature leaders who will take the message of Christ to a watching world. The Biblical Worldview curriculum is the distinguishing mark of our Upper School.
Middle school students received focused, expert instruction in particular subject areas, but also learned social and organizational skills through service projects, advisory groups, retreats, and special events. Our middle school students grew as writers, developed proportional reasoning skills, explored science, and learned to think biblically about academics, athletics, arts and social responsibility. As leaders of our student body, the high school once again served the community and the world exceptionally well through service projects, events, and J-Term experiences as they continued to excel in the arts and in academic and athletic challenges.
Duke Universityâ€™s Talent Identification Program This year, a record 63 seventh graders, approximately half of the class, qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), Since 1980, the Duke program has been a global leader in identifying academically talented students, representing participation from nearly 6,000 junior high and middle schools in the southeastern region of the U.S. The 7th Grade Talent Search, which focuses on the identification, recognition, and support of high-ability students, offers qualifying seventh grade students the opportunity to take college entrance exams alongside high school students. These academic achievers scored in the top 95% of the national norms on these college entrance exams.
(In alphabetical order Stephen Abell, Sharon Amole, Colin Baxley, Zach Blocker, Brighton Barnard, Georgiana Burnside, Will Chesshir, Mary Childers, Carson Clevenger, Peyton Cooper, Sydney Corley, Gabrielle Davis, Kyle Dochoda, Makenna Edwards, Andrew Edwards, Grant Edwards, Grace Faulk, Abby Fegtly, Taylor Fielder, Anna Claire Fields, Grant Flagg, Olivia Goodrich, Ella Greer, Griffin James, Grace Griffin, Annikah Guenther, Harrison Wade, Christian Hickingbotham, Ashley Hill, John Thomas Holiman, Austin Hooper, Sam Hudson, Ben Duke TIP Qualifiers Hudson, Ashley Ingram, Nia Jackson, Hannah Keltner, Will Knecht, Grant Lazenby, Meredith Li, Jake Malmstrom, Myles Mason, Summer Meadors, Julia Molpus, Nate Mooney, Allie Morton, Brinley Nordengreen, Isa Rice, Riley Roach, Andrew Robeson, Bailee Ross, Jenna Russ, Ken Shew, Savannah Simmons, Myers Simpson, Grayce Spangler, Jonathan Wallace, Sydney Warren, Stephanie Washington, Hayden Webb, Jake Wingfield, Asa Woodruff, Lindsey Worthington and Lillie Wren
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Middle School Service Projects
The sixth grade participated in Christmas-season projects, serving the North Little Rock Boys and Girls Club, the North Little Rock Police Department, and a Little Rock nursing home. They collected and boxed a variety of items for the Boys and Girls Club: board games, basketballs, footballs, and art and school supplies. Groups visited all three locations, providing refreshments at each.
It was wonderful seeing our students interacting with others, both young and old.
–Nancy Crow, BWV teacher
One middle school girls’ advisory group sponsored a family for Christmas. They gathered at the home of Ginger Wade, their advisory teacher, to wrap gifts for the family, having fun while giving the most meaningful Christmas gifts, love and compassion to others in need.
High School Service Projects As campus leaders, the high school displayed the love of Christ throughout the community this year through a number of service projects. In total, 203 high school students contributed 97 service hours each, with the total senior class working 5,037 hours. Student Council hosted a 5k run, “Miles for Miles” to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital in honor of Miles Nipper, son of high school teacher Christina Nipper. High School students worked with Samaritan’s Feet to provide new shoes for 300 children. The LRCA school family generously gave $3,882 as they shared the love of Christ by washing the feet of the children. Twenty-one seniors, under the direction of student Whitney Day, planned, decorated, and hosted a spring Prom for the Access School in our high school Commons. 13
Thirteen senior men competed in the fourth annual Mr. LRCA pageant, an entertaining competition which raised nearly $2,000 to help Go Near Ministry build a well in Kenya. Mr. LRCA 2012 was Van Berry; runner-up was Ben Shuffield; and Mr. Congeniality was David Lepine.
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Economics Teams Win State
Five teams under the leadership of economics teacher Susie Thompson participated in the regional Economics Arkansas competition at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Two of Little Rock Christian’s teams— one in the Adam Smith division, and one in the Ricardo division— progressed to the state championship rounds and won first place. Along with monetary awards from the Federal Reserve, and regional and state trophies, the teams advanced to the national preliminaries. Adam Smith Team: Austin Brown, Steven Murphy, Kyle Baer, and Austin Dewitt Ricardo Team: Blake Keeling, Daniel Williams, Nate Whitesell, and Eric Hern
Blake Keeling, Economics Student of the Year
Blake Keeling earned the individual honor of Arkansas Economics Student of the Year with the highest cumulative score throughout the competition.
Fifteen students traveled to the University of Central Arkansas to participate in the 46th Annual Arkansas Model U.N. Conference, an academic simulation of the United Nations that attracts some of the top academic schools from Arkansas and the southeastern United States. Before the conference, students were placed into countries and committees. They then worked with their classmates to prepare papers and research solutions over assigned positions reflecting current issues faced by the UN and countries around the world. At the conference, the students represented their countries in both committee and plenary sessions and worked to devise and implement solutions for the problems. The conference is a challenging environment that drills students in diplomacy and problem-solving as well as parliamentary procedure, academic research, paper writing, and public debate. The LRCA group, representing Colombia, Switzerland, and Venezuela, performed well and was recognized for their enthusiasm, joyfulness and pursuit of excellence. Our head delegates, Michael Munevar, Jess Smith, and Brittany Johnston, received recognition. Michael was also recognized as an Honorable Mention Outstanding Delegate.
J-Term trip to Great Britain
J-Term (an interim “semester” that runs the first two weeks of January after Christmas break) provides unique opportunities for LRCA students to experience people, places, events and experiences that are not afforded in the regular classroom setting. We love to hear how God uses the J-Term experience to help students grow, develop their giftedness, experience vocational or missional settings where God may be leading them. The structure of the two weeks also allows for deeper relationships with teachers and small groups of students, as well as focused in-depth study.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”—St. Augustine In 2012, LRCA students expanded the pages of their “book” with both educational and mission
trips. Some travelled to Great Britain or France/Spain and learned about history and culture while visiting museums, historical architecture, and absorbing diverse cultures. Others served by laboring on construction projects, working with teens or small children, or providing Bible study and worship opportunities in the Bahamas, Guatemala, or Jamaica.
Travel is the key to a rich education and grows a person, mentally, emotionally, and most important, spiritually. Travel opens up God’s world to us. — Terri Swedenburg, J-Term Trip Coordinator Internships allow junior and senior students to explore possible career paths. In 2012 the range was broad in content and wide in geographical scope. Students interned in the fields of pharmacy, biomedicine, accounting, architecture, retail, sports, ministry, animal science, and communications. The venues spanned from local institutions, such as the Arkansas Heart Hospital and Fellowship Bible Church, to Kenya.
Internships during J-Term have been so valuable! These experiences have oftentimes aided in life decisions the students will be facing regarding college majors and career choice, and more importantly in the discovery of how God has uniquely equipped them. — Patrick Salman, Student Life In addition to trips and internships, J-Term offers a diverse assortment of small, unique classes. Some students learned basic exegesis of the New Testament or the history of worship music in Hymnology. Some learned a new sport or activity by participating in Outdoor Skills and Leadership, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, or Ice Skating. For those interested in the arts, ReCreate, Acrylic Painting, Sequential Art, Redemption in Film, and Steel Drum Band provided unique learning opportunities. Courses on Geology, Arkansas History, Arab Spring, Arkansas Wildlife, Culinary Arts, Digital Video, and Photojournalism were also available. Others served at Rice Depot, Arkansas Foodbank, or Our House.
J-Term trip to Guatemala 15
Warrior Wrestling 5A STATE CHAMPIONS
Nicholas Kurfess (the first three-time LRCA state wrestling champion) Brooks Meek, Daniel Perez- state champs 2nd place: Zack Winston, RJ Quilao, Josh Hurlbut, Jack Wren 4th place: Nathan Bentley, Eric Hern, Ben Thompson and Tim Kimbrough Additional members of the All-State team were Joseph Bentley, Jared Arnold, and Will McConnell. Other Warrior wrestlers Jay Strong, Aaron Kimbrough, Hunter Wilson, and Jonathan Hill.
Kyle Hendren, Morgan Allen and Daniel Williams sign with OBU Soccer. Tyler Reynolds will play golf at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and Sara Mitchell will go on to play volleyball at California University of Pennsylvania. Josh Alberius, signed a baseball scholarship with the University of Arkansas. Kelsey Smith, signed a basketball scholarship with the University of Central Arkansas.
Warrior Volleyball 5A STATE RUNNER-UP
Mark Guffin state champ in discus and shotput.
Back Row (L to R): Assist. Coach Kristin Killham Head Coach Karen Schaedig Manager Hannah Ware, Erica Green, Sara Mitchell, Allie White, Courtney Kendig, Blakeley Kepesky, Molli Pugh, Ariel Blackwood, Ashleigh Mallett, Conley Harrison, Manager Regan Daniel, Assist. Coach Sarah Berry, Front Row (L to R): Joanna Bentley, Davis Chambers, Kristen Wheeler, Maddie Miller, Markie Schaedig, and Kimber Changose
Cross Country 5A STATE CHAMPIONS
Back Row (L to R): Coach George Thompson, Luke Johnson, Kevin Zust, Austin DeWitt, Vann Berry, Kyle Hendren, J.D. Thompson, Lorenzo Canova, and Coach Kelly McNeer Front Row (L to R): Coach Christy Nipper (with Miles Nipper) William Goodrich, and Ben Fiser
Lady Warrior Soccer 5A STATE RUNNER-UP Front Row: Barrett Gay, AnaLaura Wallace, Catherine Bostwick, Kimber Changose, Regan Daniel, Ellie Zuerlein, Victoria Neblett, Haley Stotts, and Annalee Rhodes Back Row: Coach Matthew Foster, Annie Sixbey, Joanna Bentley, Eden Coker, Lindsey Sweetin, Alex Keene, Morgan Allen, Rebekah Holiman, Haven Crabtree, Corie Denny, Elizabeth Bray, Rachel Best, Brenna Allen, Markie Schaedig, Coach Stefan Jones, Coach Kristin Killham, and Coach A.J. Killham
All classes best throw in the discus at the Arkansas Meet of Champs. Best in the state in discus classes for all schools in Arkansas 1A-7A
2012 Arkansas Democrat- Gazette Academic Athletes of the Year
Six Little Rock Christian student athletes were selected to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette AllAcademic Team. They were nominated by school coaches, teachers and administration. Nominees were required to have an ACT score of at least 27, must have finished in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and made a contribution in at least one varsity sport or school-sponsored athletic activity. Nominees were also asked to submit a resume and provide details of their community service activities. Carter Neblett Joshua Hurlbut Gordon Jensen Keith McLeod Mary Cate Moore Steven Murphy
LRCA soccer LRCA wrestling/football LRCA basketball LRCA tennis/soccer/basketball LRCA cheer LRCA football
Not only did these students excel in their respective sports, but also earned grade point averages of 4.3 to 4.47 and were all above the required 27 ACT score. Together, these notable students averaged a score of 30 on the ACT. Congratulations, seniors, on your academic and athletic achievements.
5A All-State Daniel Williams 5A SW All-Conference Daniel Williams Davis Kinley Luke Hall Warrior Award Austin Brown Outstanding Academic Athlete Steven Murphy
5A Central Conference Champions and 5A State Runner Up 5A All-State Markie Schaedig Molli Pugh
Sara Mitchell 5A Central Conference Markie Schaedig Molli Pugh Sara Mitchell Joanna Bentley Warrior Award Erica Green 5A SW Coach of the Year Karen Schaedig
Girls 5A SW Conference Champs and 3rd place in State 5A All-State Randi Ferguson
Samantha Osterholm 5A SW All-Conference Randi Ferguson Hannah Fiser Carley Brown Elisabeth Pugh Grace Winkelman 5A SW Coach of the Year Christy Nipper Warrior Award Hannah Fiser
Boys 5A SW Conference Champs and 5A State Champs 5A All-State Ben Fiser
Vann Berry Austin DeWitt Kyle Hendren Will Goodrich 5A Individual Champion Ben Fiser 5A SW Conference Ben Fiser Austin DeWitt Will Goodrich Vann Berry Kyle Hendren JD Thompson Warrior Award Ben Fiser
Boys 4th in Conference; 7th in State Warrior Award Outstanding Academic Athlete Girls 2nd in Conference; 4th in State Warrior Award
Jake Briggs Keith McLeod Rebekah Holiman
5A SW All-Conference
Jake Briggs Keith McLeod Rebekah Holiman Ashley Flemming Claire Griffin Jennifer Bray
Girls 3rd in Conference; State Qualifier Warrior Award Boys 2nd in Conference; 3rd in State 5A All-State
Todd Allan McDonald
5A SW All-Conference
Tyler Reynolds Todd Alan McDonald Hayes Riser 5A SW All-Conference Tyler Reynolds Warrior Award Ben Weisbecker
5A SW Conference-2nd place; State Qualifier 5A All-State Taylor Tomlinson 5A SW All-Conference Taylor Tomlinson
Josh Alberius Josh Alberius Luke Hutson Hayes Riser Colin Carrone Warrior Award Luke Hutson
Will Ford Cole Hendrixson Warrior Award Ben Shuffield Outstanding Academic Athlete Gordon Jensen Keith McLeod
Tied for 3rd place in conference 5A All-State and All-Arkansas- 5A SW All-Conference
Kelsey Smith Rachel Etherington Warrior Award Rachel Best
5A SW- 4th place; State Qualifier 5A All-State and SW All-Conference
State Qualifiers Relay:
Shelby Spooner Ariel Blackwood, Madison Daughety Caitlyn Powell Grace Green Warrior Award Grace Green John David Dalby
5A STATE CHAMPIONS Coach of the Year 5A All-State
5A All-State and 5A SW All-Conference Kristen Wheeler Warrior Award Rachel Etherington Boys 3rd place in 5A SW; 4th place in 5A State Meet of Champs- Discus Winner Mark Guffin 5A All-State Austin DeWitt (3200m)
Vann Berry (1600m) Mark Guffin (Shot/Discus) 5A SW All-Conference Vann Berry Josh Briggs Austin DeWitt Ben Fiser Mark Guffin Warrior Award Mark Guffin
Danny Newton 4th place in 5A SW; 5th place in 5A State Girls Josh Hurlbut 5A All-State Relay Samantha Osteholm Nicholas Kurfess Hannah Fiser Daniel Perez Carley Brown Brooks Meek Elisabeth Pugh (4 x 800) Zach Winston 5A SW All-Conference Carley Brown Jack Wren Hannah Fiser RJ Quailo Samantha Osterholm Individual State Champs Nicholas Kurfess Elisabeth Pugh Daniel Perez Warrior Award Carley Brown Brooks Meek Warrior Award Josh Hurlbut Outstanding Academic Athlete Josh Hurlbut
Boys 2nd in conference; State Qualifier 5A All-State and All-Arkansas
Kyle Hendren Julia Brzozowski Daniel Williams Elizabeth Freeman 5A SW All-Conference Mitchell Benton Grace Green, Landon Boyles Mary Claire Hill Kyle Hendren Mary Cate Moore Hunter South Madie McElhanon Jess Smith Outstanding Academic Athlete Mary Cate Moore Daniel Williams Alex Zust Class of 2012 Warrior Award Ben Shuffield Four-Year Athletic History Outstanding Academic Athlete Carter Neblett 76 senior athletes
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10 Conference Runners-Up 20 Conference Championships 8 State Runners-Up 7 State Championships 6 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Athletes of the Year 28 Academic State Championships 7 Play College Athletics 32 All-Conference 23 All-State 58 All-Academic (3.5 GPA or better)
3.679 overall GPA
Outstanding Athlete Awards Female - Kelsey Smith Male - Daniel Williams
Girls 5A SW Conference Champs; 5A State Runner-Up 5A All-State Regan Daniel
Rebekah Holiman Markie Schaedig All Arkansas Regan Daniel Markie Schaedig Joanna Bentley 5A SW All-Conference Morgan Allen Joanna Bentley Catherine Bostwick Kimber Changose Annie Sixbey Haley Stotts Warrior Award Joanna Bentley
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God has given all of us creative talents to use for His glory. At Little Rock Christian, we believe in developing these gifts and abilities in the lives of our students. Our fine arts department is committed to pursuing excellence in the arts. The 2011-2012 school year furthered this mission.
The performing arts department continued to present energetic, dynamic plays and musicals, with award-winning vocalists and musicians. This year’s fall play, George Shaw’s “Pygmalion” featured December Ensminger as Eliza Doolittle, and co-stars Everett Mansur, Chris Elkins and Jonathan Adams, along with many other talented performers. In the spring, the student cast, crew, and musicians presented the Broadway musical “Hello Dolly”. Dolly was played by senior Tori Stephenson. The following seniors gave their grand finale performances: David Lepine, Tori Stephenson, Jack Wren, John Tyler White, Jonathan Adams, Caroline Groustra, Julia Viera and Mary Claire Hill.
Warrior Choirs also displayed amazing talent with nearly half of all junior and senior high students who auditioned qualifying for the All-Region, Mixed, and Treble Choirs. Jake Briggs, second bass in All-State Men’s Chorus and Caroline Groustra, first soprano in All-State Women’s Chorus placed in the top 1% in the state for All-State Choir.
Christmas Concert 2011
Warrior Band and Orchestra had another remarkable season under the direction of Danielle Hodges. LRCA’s gifted musicians were among the best in their field receiving superior and excellent ratings in all competitive arenas. Sophomore, Luke Snyder made Little Rock Christian history as the first instrumentalist to receive placement in Arkansas All-State Band competition. The visual arts department continues to develop the creative talents of their students. Our students received an outstanding number of visual arts awards for 2011-12. Some students had the opportunity to participate in the Arkansas Art Educator’s Central Region Show. Arden Ricks received first place, Maggie McMorran and Lauren Worthington placed third. Arden Ricks was also featured in the prestigious Arkansas Art Educator’s State Show. Award-winning “Lion” by Arden Ricks
Little Rock Christian students begin exploring creative talents at an early age. Three of our elementary students were featured in the Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition/Arkansas Art Center’s Townsend Wolfe Gallery: Coleman Karrh, 2nd grade; Emma Huchingson, 4th grade; and Hope Boshears, 5th grade.
Sr. High All-Region Choir Jake Briggs Caroline Chalupka Shelby Davis Emily Faulk Hannah Fiser Caroline Groustra Carter Neblett
Sr. High All-Region Orchestra Jared Bowyer, French horn
Jr. High All-Region Orchestra Cooper Lair, violin
2011 Arkansas Honor Orchestra
Jared Bowyer, French horn Geoffrey Flemmons, percussion Luke Snyder, French horn
Sharon Amole, cello Chandler Bartel, viola Grace Anne Crow, viola McKenzie Day, cello Thomas Dennis, string bass Ryan Frankowski, violin Reagan Hall, violin Cooper Lair, violin Grant Lazenby, cello Callie McLaughlin, cello Julia Molpus, string bass Allie Morton, violin
Jr. High All-Region Band
Junior Duck Stamp Competition
Jr. High All-Region Choir Joe Hampton Jessica Quilao Landon Salman Ashlyn Underwood
Sr. High All-Region Band
Maddie Gregg, clarinet Veronica Groom, clarinet
Luke Snyder, Caroline Groustra and Jake Briggs All-State Band and Choir
Lauren Worthington, 1st place Jade Mason, 1st place Sarah Hutson, 2nd place London Farrar, 2nd place Grace Rutter, 3rd place Alexa Tolbert, 3rd place
Collaboration of the Arts Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest
Jade Mason, 1st place Annie Sixbey, 1st place Arden Ricks, 1st place Alexa Tolbert, 2nd place Samantha Osterholm, 2nd place Lauren Worthington, 3rd place Maggie McMorran, 3rd place Peyton Cate, best of show London Farrar, honorable mention Olivia Crabtree, honorable mention
Fish Art Competition
Grace Rutter, 1st place Haley Jones, 2nd place Lauren Worthington, 3rd place
Mustard Tree Arts, Top 10 Scholar’s Division Sarah Hutson (1st place), Alexa Tolbert, Lauren Worthington, Hayden Hickingbotham, Arden Ricks, Allie Worley, Jade Mason, Anna Parker, Olivia Crabtree, Ruthie Daniel
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PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF)
annually delivers substantial monies (over $200,000) for the enhancement of the LRCA campus and classroom projects. The largest fundraisers again this year were WarriorFest and the spring auction which raised over $72,000. Volunteers tirelessly challenged the community to use their Kroger cards, adding another $46,000 to be used for technology on campus. Other profitable fundraisers included the collection of box tops, continued sale of the school’s “Whip It Up” cookbook, and the production and sale of the LRCA Family Directory, for an additional $5,731.
PTF contributed over $100,000 toward campus technology, with other significant contributions being used for elementary awnings and the start-up of the new Valley Foods lunch program. Other projects include:
New Families Luncheon- a social for the families of our 227 new students
Grandparents Day-an annual tradition which raised nearly $23,000 for the purchase of new books for the elementary and middle school libraries, as well as renewal of the Accelerated Reader Program
Father-Daughter Dance-a blast from the past as our 3rd through 5th grade girls were escorted by their dads to a 1950’s sock hop! The money raised from this event went specifically to elementary Principal Ann Chami’s wish list.
Teacher Appreciation-PTF presented our 200+ faculty and staff members with LRCA fleece jackets at Christmas. In February, faculty in each building enjoyed fabulous lunches and treats for the full week of Valentine’s Day.
School Tool Box-Parents found their elementary students’
school supplies waiting for them on “Meet the Teacher” day in August, purchasing boxes through PTF. Almost 70% of families participated and eliminated the worry of supply shopping!
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Fine Arts Council (FAC) exists for the purpose of enriching the arts at Little Rock
Christian Academy. This organization of volunteer parents desires to meet the unique needs of all fine arts programs and to encourage God-given talent in all aspects of the arts: visual, dramatic, instrumental and choral. The council works closely with fine arts teachers, the advancement director and the head of school for the benefit of elementary through high school students.
In past years, FAC has purchased musical instruments, a pottery kiln, studio mirrors, an acoustical shell for choir, and many other items.
This year’s contributions, totaling over $19,100 include: • A studio taboret, two mobile storage carts, and a vertical/horizontal board rack for visual art classes • Six MAC computers for the graphic design classes • $10,000 for band and orchestra instruments • $500 for the 2012-13 choir program • A laser jet color printer, Canon zoom lens, and memory/flash cards for the yearbook staff • Two sewing machines with accessories, folding tables, storage bins, and a costume storage rack for drama productions
Warrior Club is Little Rock Christian’s athletic booster club with the mission of supporting the Warrior Athletic programs through fund raisers and volunteering.
Last year, Warrior Club awarded scholarships, purchased new football uniforms, refurbished the cross country trail, installed an LED sign in Warrior gym, installed a new press box, and updated lights on Warrior Field, improved baseball and softball fields, purchased athletic awards, and contributed to state championship rings. Warrior Club also supplies numerous volunteers at athletic events. Volunteers not only exhibit the spirit of the Warrior Way, but also cook food, and sell concessions, tickets, programs and spirit wear.
Fund Raisers: In order to accomplish the needs of the athletic program, the Warrior Club organizes various fund raisers throughout the year: • Club Memberships/Season Passes • Football Programs • Field and Gym Advertising
• Warrior Spirit Wear Sales • Concession and Gate Sales • Golf Tournament
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Rising Up and Standing Firm: New Campus Master Plan Project Unveiled Academics, arts and athletics will be growing deeper, stronger and higher with the announcement of the next phase of Little Rock Christian Academy’s Campus Master Plan. In doing so, the school will hold true to the mission: “To serve families, churches, and the community by providing a PreK-12 education characterized by excellence in the pursuit of truth from a Christ-centered Worldview.” In this plan, a new facility called Warrior Hall will be constructed to house upper school band, choir, drama and visual arts. This 22,000 plus square foot facility will feature the school’s first performance hall, allowing Warrior artists a venue to display their creativity. Warrior Hall, with seating for 750, will also be well positioned for future expansion.
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Additionally, the existing Fine Arts Center will be recommissioned, encompassing grades five and six into Middle School and reconfiguring grades seven and eight into Junior High, which will be located in the existing Middle School building. This will better serve the unique characteristics of students ages 10-14. Renovating the Elementary Activities Center into a 15,000 square foot athletic complex will allow for improved locker rooms and training space, while protecting the elementary gym for lower school use. Elementary art and technology classrooms will be relocated to the main elementary building.
This three-dimensional construction plan, to be completed during the summer of 2013, is a bold Warrior game-changer. Academics, arts and athletics will all receive significant upgrades, solidifying the schoolâ€™s commitment to the arts, as well as offering a multi-purpose facility for activities and events.
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High School Annex
Welcom e Center
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Elementary Activities Center (EAC)
Softball Field Concession
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We are Warriors to the core, and that extends far beyond the final graduation walk. Walking Worthy is a lifelong commitment.
Little Rock Christian Academy has a rich history of developing in students a love for God and a love for learning. Many of our students leave LRCA with fond memories of all that God did in their life throughout the course of their education. Once they are gone, our alumni give back in a variety of ways. For the first time in history, LRCA has an alumnus who is giving back in the best way possible—by sending his own children to Little Rock Christian Academy. Stephen Carlisle (’97) came to Little Rock Christian Academy (then Walnut Valley Christian Academy) in 1986 for the beginning of his 2nd grade year. Mrs. Ann Chami, current Elementary School principal, was his first teacher at LRCA and served as a Christ-like ambassador for him in those early years. But his exposure to Christian principles did not end there. In fact, it was only the beginning. Carlisle was the beneficiary of years of Christ-centered teaching, care, and investment from our excellent faculty and staff. He often looks back on his time at LRCA as formative and life changing—an experience that spanned his entire academic career. “It would be difficult for me to single out only one area that most impacted me during my time at LRCA as my education experience was multifaceted. Saying that I was
STEPHEN CARLISLE graduating class of 1997
merely challenged academically, athletically, and spiritually would be an understatement. The curriculum, competitions, and studies held me to high standards, and the teachers and coaches I had over the years were more than simply facilitators. They truly invested themselves into me in a personal way and made their impact on my education lasting and meaningful. They modeled their individual testimonies of their faith to me, and those lessons have made a great impression on me over the years,” he said. It was this influence that stayed with Carlisle even after he graduated from Little Rock Christian. After graduating from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Business Administration, he started a small business with his new wife, Holly. He attributes his collegiate success and growing business to the solid academic and spiritual foundation he received at Little Rock Christian Academy. But his affinity for the school does not simply end with praise and nostalgic memories. When it came time for Carlisle and his wife to decide on a school for their oldest daughter, Abby Anne, they chose to send her to Little Rock Christian Academy. Abby Anne just began her kindergarten year at LRCA in Mrs. Parker’s class. “We spent a lot of time researching and praying over our many education options as we neared the time for Abby Anne to go to kindergarten. Holly has been a teacher for many years, and so together, we place a high priority on academics, but also believe education can and should encompass24 more than
academics alone. Coupled with the academics, the focus that LRCA places on the pursuit of truth and a sound Christ-centered Worldview complete the educational picture we want for our children,” he said. After finding out that Mrs. Chami was the elementary principal, it made their decision to send Abby Anne to LRCA a relatively easy one. Carlisle believes that Mrs. Chami’s role as principal only solidifies LRCA’s commitment to academic and spiritual growth. And while they have to commute in order to send their daughter to LRCA, they feel that the lifetime benefit she will receive by attending LRCA far outweighs the added cost associated with the travel. For the Carlisle family, LRCA is more than just a school, it is an investment in the lives of their children—an investment that they hope will produce eternal returns. LRCA played a major role in Carlisle’s personal salvation testimony, and each teacher along the way made an essential contribution in his spiritual life. Needless to say, this school is close to the Carlisle family’s hearts. “We are Warriors to the core, Carlisle said, “and that extends far beyond the final graduation walk. Walking Worthy is a lifelong commitment. For my children to now be able to take the same steps their father took along the Warrior way is fulfilling for me in so many ways.” Carlisle hopes that his children not only learn in a protected, nurturing environment, but also learn how to swim in the deep end of this world that we live in. And he has every confidence that the Little Rock Christian Academy that poured so much into that little second grader in 1986 will do the exact same thing for his own children.
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Little Rock Christian Academy has received millions of dollars, over and above tuition, from committed donors over the course of its history. The donations enable improvements to facilities, upgrades in programs, student scholarships and faculty professional development. Below is a list of donors from the 2011-2012 fiscal year (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012). Thank you for your generous support.
Angel Insurance Agency, Inc. Arkansas Baptist Foundation Arkansas Business Publishing Group Arkansas Cardiology, P.A. Arkansas Restoration, Inc. Bank of America Chick-fil-A Clark Contractors Clark Machinery Company Donna Fill Inc. Drive Clean Carwash Operations Eagle Controls, Inc. Exxon Mobil Corporation GlaxoSmithKline Hickingbotham Investments, Inc. Karrh and Associates LLC Kimberly Clark Foundation Little Rock Plastic Surgery, PA M.J. Kelly Company Malmstrom White Company Millennium Pharmaceuticals Parent Teacher Fellowship Parkinson Building Group, Inc. Paul M. Otteson Foundation Rainwater, Holt, and Sexton Redstone Construction Group Roche Laboratories Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Simmons First National Bank Southern Barter Exchange, Inc. Target The Heritage Company Three Cats, Inc. (Curves WLR) Westrock Coffee Willingham Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Abell Mr. and Mrs. Scott Abell Mr. Dale Adams Mr. and Mrs. Jon S. Adams Ms. Sally Adams Mr. and Mrs. Al Alberius Mr. and Mrs. Randy Alberius
Dr. and Mrs. Al Alexander Dr. and Mrs. Gary E. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Austin W. Amos Mr. and Mrs. Scott Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Neil E. Anderson Mr. Rick Angel Dr. and Mrs. Gary Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Glen Arnold Ms. Patricia E. Arnold Mr. Corwin K. Arnold Ms. Karen B. Atchley Dr. and Mrs. Greg Baden Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baer Dr. Tom B. Bailey Dr. and Mrs. Chris Bakke Mr. and Mrs. James Banks Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Bauman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baxley Mr. and Mrs. Scott Beardsley Ms. Debbie Bell Mr. and Mrs. John Bentley Mr. and Mrs. James Berman Mr. and Mrs. Dan Berry Mr. and Mrs. Taun Berry Dr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Best Mr. and Mrs. Mike Biggs Dr. and Mrs. Richard Blaszak Mr. and Mrs. John L. Boles Dr. Renee Bornemeier and Mr. Richard Bornemier Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Boshears Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bostwick Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bowersock Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bowyer Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brannon Mr. and Mrs. Lance Bratton Mr. and Mrs. John Braune Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brewer Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Brewer Mr. and Mrs. John S. Brewton Mr. and Mrs. Grant W. Brower
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Mr. and Mrs. Pat DuBose Mr. and Mrs. William C. Dunkum Mr. and Mrs. John C. Echols Mr. and Mrs. Doug Elkins Dr. and Mrs. Peter D. Emanuel Mr. and Mrs. Jeff England Mr. and Mrs. Jason W. Everett Ms. Joyce P. Fegtly Drs. Earl and Margaret Feurtado Dr. and Mrs. Richard T. Fiser Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Fisher Dr. and Mrs. Terry Fletcher Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ford Mr. and Mrs. Grant Fortson Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fruchey Dr. and Mrs. Jon David Fuller Miss Kimberly C. Fullerton Mr. and Mrs. Allen A. Furrey Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Garland Mr. and Mrs. Brent Gasaway Mr. and Mrs. David A. Gatewood Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Gibbs Ms. Laya Gist Mr. and Mrs. Beau Glenn Drs. Anthony and Gayle Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gough Mr. and Mrs. Ted Grace Mr. and Mrs. David M. Graf Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Griffin Mr. Harvey E. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Guinee Mr. and Mrs. David Gulley Mr. and Mrs. Rick Habarka Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hall Ms. Kristina Hambrice Mr. Curtis Hampton Dr. Carrie Hankins and Mr. Jeffrey K. Hankins Mr. and Mrs. Drew Harper Mr. and Mrs. Edwin N. Harpole, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. David A. Hays Mr. and Mrs. Jon S. Hedges Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hendren Mr. and Mrs. Herren Hickingbotham Mr. Stanley Hill Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Danny Burnett Dr. and Mrs. Tim Burson Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Buttry Ms. Deborah L. Calvert Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Capps Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Carasco Mr. and Mrs. Steve Carleson Mr. and Mrs. Jon Carnahan Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Caroom Mr. and Mrs. Jason L. Carson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Case Dr. and Mrs. Chris Cate Ms. Stephanie Chamberlin Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Amer Chami Drs. Jeffrey and Kay H. Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Robert Childress Mr. and Mrs. Rob Clancy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Clark, II Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Coburn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Cockmon Mr. and Mrs. Ruebin Comer Mr. and Mrs. Todd Coney Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Cox Dr. September W. Crabtree and Mr. John Crabtree Mr. and Mrs. Larry Crain Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crowson Mr. and Mrs. Dave Daggett Mr. and Mrs. Tod Dalby Dr. and Mrs. Carter Dalton Dr. and Mrs. John Daniel Ms. Kay Daniels Mr.and Mrs. Trey Davis Mr. and Mrs. Mark Davis Mr. and Mrs. Glen Day Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy Day Dr. and Mrs. Van DeBruyn Mr. and Mrs. Jim Deer Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dickey Mr. and Mrs. Joe Diorio Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dillard Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Dochoda Dr. and Mrs. Marlon Doucet
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Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hill Ms. Kay Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Holland Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Holt Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Hudson Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Hui Dr. Kimberly D. Hurlbut and Mr. Bruce P. Hurlbut Miss Keri D. Ingraham Mr. and Mrs. Myron Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Ken Jolliff Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Jones Ms. Lorene G. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Tracey L. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Casey Jones Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Keltner Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Kepesky Mr. and Mrs. William B. Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Charles Y. Kim Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Kuhn Dr. and Mrs. Ron Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Craig Lair Mr. and Mrs. Floyd E. Lancaster Mr. and Mrs. James E. Langford Mr. and Mrs. Mike R. Lauterbach Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Lax Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Ms. Debbie N. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Don Lein Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lepine Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leverett Mr. and Mrs. Ed Levy Mr. and Mrs. James P. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Li Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lien Mr. and Mrs. Ed D. Ligon Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lord Dr. and Mrs. Frank LoRusso Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mabry Mr. and Mrs. David S. MacFarlane Dr. and Mrs. Robert Maris
Dr. Dawn Martin and Mr. H.C. Martin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Martin Mr. and Mrs. Ron Mathieu Mr. and Mrs. Kebby McElhanon Mr. and Mrs. Matt McClendon Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. McKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Brett M. McLeod Dr. and Mrs. Joel McMasters Mr. and Mrs. John McMorran Mr. and Mrs. Clint Mercer Dr. and Mrs. J.J. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Miller Ms. Rita J. Mills Mr. and Mrs. Pat Millwee Mr. and Mrs. Carl Minden Mr. and Mrs. James R. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Molleston Dr. and Mrs. Steven F. Molpus Mr. and Mrs. Pledger Monk Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Moore Mr. and Mrs. John M. Morton Mr. and Mrs. Larry Morton Ms. Jamie Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Chris Newell Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Newsom Mr. and Mrs. Danny A. Newton, III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Nissen Mr. Craig North Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Northington Dr. Becky Nowell and Mr. Britton Nowell Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan G. Olmsted Mr. and Mrs. Ford Overton Mr. and Mrs. Nick Panyard Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parker Mr. and Mrs. Chip L. Payne Mr. and Mrs. Stan Payne Mr. and Mrs. Keith Pfeiffer Mr. and Mrs. Paul Phelps Dr. and Mrs. George Platt, III Mr. and Mrs. Jaymes Ply Dr. and Mrs. David N. Pope Mr. and Mrs. Jason Prather Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Proctor Mr. and Mrs. Gary Proud
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Dr. Margo Turner and Mr. Doug Turner Mr. and Mrs. Warren R. Underwood Mr. and Mrs. Jay Van Dover Mr. and Mrs. Tommy C. Vaughan, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Vondran, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Guy A. Wade Mr. and Mrs. David Wahlfeld Mr. and Mrs. James R. Walden Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Walker Ms. Cyd Ward Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd R. Warford Mr. and Mrs. Steven Warren Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wasson Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Watson Mr. and Mrs. Chris A. Webb Mr. and Mrs. Dee E. Webb Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Weiner Mr. and Mrs. Evan Weiner Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Wengel Mr. and Mrs. James T. Wheatley Mr. and Mrs. Gene H. Whisenhunt Mr. and Mrs. Marty White Mr. and Mrs. Jay K. White Mr. and Mrs. John Ray White Mr. and Mrs. John White Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Wieser Mr. and Mrs. David Williams Mr. and Mrs. Danny J. Williams Ms. Ruth Williams Mr. and Mrs. Ray Williams Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Stan Williams Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Wilson Mr. David D. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Brett Wingfield Mr. and Mrs. Jim Withrow Drs. Ernie and Tacy Woodard Mr. and Mrs. Stuart G. Woodward Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Wright Mr. and Mrs. Kirk S. Wygal Mr. and Mrs. James Yarbrough Drs. Terrance J. and Nancy W. Zuerlein Ms. Linda D. Zust
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Purifoy Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Quickel Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rainwater Mr. and Mrs.Frank Ramey Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. Cary Reed Mr. and Mrs. Brad Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Riley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Riser Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Riser Mr. and Mrs. Jason Roach Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Roberts Ms. Scarlett Romine Dr. Deanna Ruddell and Mr. John Ruddell Dr. and Mrs. Scott Rypkema Mr. and Mrs. David W. Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Keith Schaedig Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sexton Mr. and Mrs. Ken W. Shew Dr. and Mrs. John Shuffield Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sixbey Ms. Jean P. Sixbey Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Smith Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Cory Smith Mr. and Mrs. Scott Smith Ms. Alexis H. Snead Mr. and Mrs. Bob Snider Dr. and Mrs. Steve Snyder Dr. and Mrs. Michael Spann Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sparks Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spooner Dr. and Mrs. Charles Stearns Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Stone Mr. Burnell Summerford Mr. and Mrs. Michael Swedenburg Mr. and Mrs. Shane Sweetin Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Swindler Mr. and Mrs. Michael Teague Dr. Wayne Tennille Mr. and Mrs. John Terry Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Reed Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Sam Treadway Dr. and Mrs. John W. Trieschmann Mr. and Mrs. Dean Toole Dr. Shannon Turner and Mr. Derek Turner
We strive at Little Rock Christian Academy to include every contributor who made a donation in fiscal year 2011-2012. We apologize for any inaccuracies or omissions. Please contact the Advancement Office at 501.868.9822 so that we may correct our records.
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Back row: Ken Shew, William Clark, David Gatewood, Gary Cooper, Gary Arnold, Mark Leverett, Britton Nowell, Steve Wade, Pat Millwee, Stuart Miller Front row: Harry Li, Cindy Burson, Rene Proctor, Carla Emanuel, Cara Wade, Mike Rainwater Not pictured: Scott Ford, Ray Williams
Dear Warriors: On behalf of the Board of Trust, I want to personally thank you for partnering with us at Little Rock Christian Academy. We believe there is great value in the educational experience our children receive on our campus. I can confirm that the Board seriously takes the role of protecting the mission of the school and continues to pursue improvements in instruction, facilities and culture. It is my hope that by reading this 2011-12 Annual Review, you will recognize our continued efforts to advance in all areas. In the year of rising up and standing firm, we as a school further defined who we are and what we believe. As you visit our campus, the visible signs of progress toward the completion of the Campus Master Plan are everywhere. The arts, athletic programs and educational facilities have all been touched by your continued generosity and commitment to our school. As we look back over this past year, it is evident that God’s provision and guidance have truly blessed Little Rock Christian Academy. Enjoy the Annual Review. In Christ,
Stuart Miller Chairman, Board of Trust 30
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Highlights from the 2012-2012 schol year at Little Rock Christian Academy