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HEAD OF SCHOOL

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HE BEAUTY OF APPROACHING THE light is how the light grows brighter as one draws closer to it. I trust that as you draw closer to Little Rock Christian Academy, you will sense the beauty and experience the shine, a shine that reflects the presence of the Holy Spirit among us. The Annual Review in your hand is a retrospective on last year’s commitment to “rise and shine.” Our Annual Review is also a picture window into the present school year. We are already the beneficiaries of this year’s vision to grow “in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52) In the pages that follow, we hope you see the shining light of Little Rock Christian Academy and sense the beauty of walking in the light as it grows stronger and shines brighter every day. At the same time, we hope you will see growth, maturity and the fruit that comes from good cultivation. LRCA is God’s garden. The children are a planting of the Lord. The faculty and staff are committed to tend the garden with you in the light of God’s word, showering His children with the love of the Lord. The English proverb is true: “when love and skill mingle, expect a masterpiece.” Whether it’s the pulse of our blooming artists, the brilliance of our young scholars or the strength and stamina of our Warrior athletes, their skill is nurtured in the steadfast love of our faculty and staff. That’s a powerful combination. So, turn the page and see a growing, shining, beautiful masterpiece-in-the-making. Your Gardener-in-Chief,

Gary B. Arnold, Ed. D. Head of School / President

"If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will eface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity. " - Daniel Webster

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Brandon Cole Allen Brenna Christine Allen Zachary R. Alstadt Peyton Lillian Anderson Gene Anthony Austin Hannah Giselle Bailey James Hall Basham Sara Deanne Belue Andrew Thomas Bennett Elizabeth Ann Bennett Alexander Cato Blankenship Sydney Elizabeth Blevins Abigail Sharon Blocker S.Brooks Boshears Elizabeth Ellen Bray Reagan Linzi Broach Carley Jane Brown Kaitlyn Paige Brown Brooklyn Kathleen Burks Grant Isaac Burson Georgie Brooke Carrico Tyler Anthony Carter Alexander Bishop Chance Tarrodd M. Collier Bronson Tate Crabtree Carrington M. Crain Bailey Nicole Crumpler Benjamin Edward Curry Mackenzie Kate Dalton Madison Claire Daugherty Robert Jacob Davis

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Class of2015 James Paul Deer Drew DeJarnatt Blake William DeLuca Will Mark DeYmaz Lillie Elaine Dilday Daniel Joseph Doucet Marieclaire DuBose Meagan LeeAnn Edmunds Corbin Jacob Edwards Caroline Grace Elliott December Alexandria Esminger Stephen Lee Fikes Hannah Elizabeth Cloutier Fiser Grant Wesley Fletcher Shelby Dianne Fox Sarah Caroline Fugett Ross Anthony Fulgham Aaron Brennon Gamewell III Tanner Alan Gentry Margaret Elizabeth Goodrich Natalie Rae Gorman Ethan Levi Graham Madelyn E. Gregg Veronica Annmarie Groom William Kevin Groustra Thomas Clayborn Guinee Jennifer Mary Gulley Torey Daniele Harrison Michael Edward Held Hayden Louis Hill Grant Ashton Hui

Isabella Arden James Kayla Alexis Jimmerson Lueken Phillip Johnson William Yates Johnson Christopher Hayne Keaton Luke Ivan Keeling Evan Clay Kerr Aaron Wesley Kimbrough Katelyn Victoria Lazenby Andrew James Lewis Tanner Davis Ligon Geronimo Lopez Christopher Joseph LoRusso Lydia Claire Lucien Hailey Alexandra MacFarlane Hunter Andrew MacFarlane Madison Amelia Mares Margaret Sanders Martin Hudson Clay McCarver Jonathan Christopher Mocek Tanner Braden Moore Katelynn M. Morikawa Amanda Murphy Muller Naomi Faith Murrell Maegan C. Nation Victoria Joy Neblett Cameron Alex Nesterenko MaryEllen Carol O’Kelley Brandon Tyler Olsen Alyssa An Osterholm Joyce Pack

Jessica Kaye Perez Austin Ply John Hayden Proctor Ashlyn Leigh Quickel James Bryce Ramey Logan Samuel Reed Annalee Bennett Rhodes Harper Elizabeth Ricks Jack Thomas Shuffield Katherine Anita Smith Aubrey Michele Timm Sydney Lauren Tollett Shelby Christine Turner Hannah Rae Vaden Katherine Leigh Van Hemert John Michael Walker AnaLaura Caraway Wallace Emily Annmarie Ware Delaney Danielle Warren Laura Elizabeth Wasson Christian Lee Watkins Madalyn Rose Weiner Brooke Madison Whatley Andrew William Wiechern Grace Marie Wilson Caleb Matthew Winkler Ashley Caroline Worden Hanyi Yin Rachel Jeanelle Young Jake Ryan Zackovec Kevin Andrew Zust


GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON

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HE CLASS OF 2015 LEFT QUITE AN IMPRESSION ON A packed auditorium at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church the evening of May 22. Fresh from a memory-filled Senior Trip to Orange Beach and from a State Championship soccer match that very Friday afternoon, 124 seniors processed with a spirit unrivaled by any previous class. The spirit continued as Dr. Arnold, with a little help from Bruce Springsteen and band, led all in attendance in singing “This Little Light of Mine.” Senior Class President Hayley MacFarlane’s presentation of the class gift to the school, a very large mirror ball, also reflected the school’s 2015 theme -- SHINE. Victoria Neblett was selected by her classmates to present the Memory Speech. Maddy Weiner and Caleb Winkler earned recognition as co-Salutatorians, and Amanda Muller was Valedictorian. They all gave speeches which fondly acknowledged teachers, parents and classmates who have invested toward this goal.

LRCA was honored by the presence and participation of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. His Commencement Address reminded the graduates of the importance of technology and education in our current times, as well as the excitement of being used by God for His purposes in the lives of men and women around the world. The Governor congratulated each graduate as he or she received a diploma. For Upper School Principal Joe Neff, this was his ninth and final commencement exercise at Little Rock Christian. Mr. Neff shared heartfelt thoughts about his time with these students before presenting their diplomas. Mr. Neff and the Class of 2015 will be greatly missed on the Little Rock Christian campus. They certainly live up to their class verse: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

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2015 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES Abilene Christian University

Lindenwood University

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Arkansas State University

Lipscomb University

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Arkansas State University Honors College

Lyon College

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Mississippi University for Women

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Missouri State University

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Arkansas Tech University Avila University Baptist Health Schools Baylor University Belhaven University College of the Ozarks Dakota State University Drury University Duke University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida State University Friends University Full Sail University

Oklahoma Baptist University

University of Arkansas Honors College

Oklahoma State University

University of Central Arkansas

Ouachita Baptist University

University of Central Arkansas Honors College

Pepperdine University Rhodes College South Dakota State University Southern Arkansas University Southern Methodist University Tennessee State University Texas A&M University

University of Central Oklahoma University of Houston University of Kansas University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Mississippi University of Missouri

Texas Christian University

University of Northern Colorado

Henderson State University

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts

University of Oklahoma

Henderson State University Honors College

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

University of Southern California

Hendrix College

Trinity University

University of Texas at Dallas

Harding University

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University of South Dakota

John Brown University

University of Alabama

University of Tulsa

King's College

University of Arkansas

University of Wyoming

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ITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STUDENT AMANDA Muller and teacher Terri Swedenburg were selected as recipients of the 2015 Stephens Award. The Stephens Award recognizes outstanding achievements by selected high school teachers and students in the central Arkansas area. The awards program provides each student award winner with a $5,000 scholarship and each selected teacher with an award of $7,000. The annual scholarships and awards are provided by The City Education Trust, which was formed in 1985 by the late Little Rock business leaders Jackson T. Stephens and W.R. “Witt” Stephens. Mrs. Swedenburg has been teaching LRCA upper school students for twenty years. Her expertise includes world and American history, study skills, drama, and oral communication. Mrs. Swendenburg has also led seven educational trips which included over 140 students. These trips to England, Ireland and Wales have allowed her to share her passion for world travel and education beyond the classroom. While accepting her Stephens Award, Mrs. Swedenburg said, “Beyond history lessons, communication classes, or even travel, it is vital for my students to feel valued, respected and loved. It is the child that holds significance not the learning. Learning becomes of value when it enriches the soul and feeds the person. I hold to the belief, ‘Students need to know you care before they will care about what you know.’”

Amanda Muller is the valedictorian of the class of 2015 and a 2014 National Merit Commended Scholar. While at Little Rock Christian Amanda was a member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society, and was involved in College Rep Squad and the Debate Team. Amanda is now attending Rhodes College and is pursuing a degree in Chemistry.

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NATIONAL MERIT

FROM SHINING STARS AND RAINBOW KIDS

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N SEPTEMBER, OFFICIALS OF THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION (NMSC) ANNOUNCED THE NAMES OF approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Little Rock Christian Academy’s own Sarah Dreher, Chloe Elkins, Kate McDonald and Cooper Lair qualified as part of this elite group. About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. All four of our National Merit Semifinalists this year have been enrolled at Little Rock Christian Academy since Kindergarten. The faculty and staff have poured into these students for thirteen years and are delighted with the success Sarah, Chloe, Kate and Cooper have achieved. We recently visited with these families to learn about their initial school selection process as well as their experience while attending LRCA.

COOPER LAIR “We initially chose LRCA because we had several friends with children here that spoke so highly of the school and the teachers. When Cooper started kindergarten, we could see why.  His teacher, Gail Williams, guided him not only academically, but spiritually.  After a few weeks, he began to pray these beautiful, heartfelt, and emotional prayers, and we knew that was a direct influence of Mrs. Williams.  He has continued to have teachers who not only challenge him academically, but truly care about him and want to see him grow and succeed both in his studies and his spiritual walk.  He has had many opportunities for growth at LRCA from informative field trips and challenging projects to inspiring electives like Orchestra and great extracurricular activities like FBLA, Model UN, and Quiz Bowl.  We would encourage any family looking for a meaningful place to start their child’s education to consider LRCA.  We started Cooper here looking for a good educational foundation, but found much more -- a foundation of spiritual principles that we believe will last a lifetime and beyond.”- Craig and Wendy Lair In addition to Cooper, the Lair's daughter Sophie is a 7th grader at Little Rock Christian Academy. 8

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CHLOE ELKINS “We were looking for a school that would reinforce the spiritual teaching we were giving our children at home. We loved that at LRCA, teachers are allowed to incorporate Biblical truths into their teaching. When we made our choice, we were also excited about the Biblical Worldview curriculum offered to Upper School students. We can see the fruits of the spirit in both of our children and feel strongly that Little Rock Christian partnered with us to help give them a firm spiritual foundation. Watching our children progress through LRCA, we can see their spirituality in their daily living but we could really see depth of spirituality in their writing.” Doug and Patricia Elkins The Elkin's son, Chris, is a 2013 alumni of Little Rock Christian Academy and is currently attending Washington University in St. Louis.

KATE MCDONALD

“We chose LRCA because we wanted our children to have a love for learning, a Biblical foundation, a respect for others and to be prepared to enter the next phase of their education with all of the necessary skills needed to become young men and women in our community.  LRCA has provided an environment that allowed them to become who they are both academically and spiritually. The teachers demand a lot from the students but give a tremendous amount of dedication back to them. LRCA is a school that nurtures and instills a confidence that only comes from knowing our Lord.” Todd and Lisa McDonald The McDonald's son Todd Alan is a 2013 alumni of Little Rock Christian Academy and is a junior at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Virginia where he is a member of the golf team. Their younger daughter, Anna, is a 7th grader at LRCA.

SARAH DREHER “When we were looking for a school for our daughters, LRCA was recommended by several of our friends and neighbors. LRCA has provided the type of academic environment that has encouraged our children to do their best. From kindergarten through high school, the teachers are excellent and care about the academic success of their students. Students are encouraged not only to be academic scholars but to be involved in activities. By successfully juggling schoolwork, athletics and activities we feel our daughters are more prepared for college. LRCA has also provided the type of Christian environment that we were looking for in a school, which has helped our children grow spiritually.” John and Kelley Dreher The Dreher's oldest daughter, Katie, is a 2014 LRCA alumni and is a 2014 National Merit Finalist. Katie is currently attending Ouachita Baptist University.

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COLLEGE GUIDANCE

 College acceptances from the class of 2015

LAUNCHING STUDENTS INTO COLLEGE

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ITH THE EVER CHANGING AND INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE WORLD OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, LITTLE ROCK Christian Academy recognizes the importance of equipping students with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful both in high school and beyond. The LRCA College Guidance Office, directed by Mrs. Carla Kenyon, offers individualized counseling that begins in grade nine and continues through the senior year. Students are encouraged to discover their God-given gifts and talents, and to take charge of their futures in an environment that provides intellectual and spiritual challenge, reflection and support. The college guidance staff invests in getting to know each student, serving as a resource to parents, making personal connections with college representatives across the country, and ultimately assisting students in selecting a college that will allow them to reach their educational and career goals. This team of professionals cultivates the process by offering individual, family, and group informational meetings; appointments with college representatives; SAT and ACT advice; and assistance with applications, interviews, and scholarships. Each fall LRCA hosts college admissions officers who meet with students to share information about their respective schools. Since the school has been graduating exceptional students who demonstrate high levels of achievement for nearly 20 years, recruiters now seek out LRCA students, knowing they will be well prepared and well rounded. This year over forty colleges and universities were represented on campus. The class of 2015 boosts a 100% college acceptance rate to more than 65 colleges and universities. A few of their personal experiences with the college guidance department are highlighted here. Carrington Crain (Class of 2015) utilized the college guidance office during her application process with Pepperdine University. Her mother, Joy Crain, said “Although this was our third child to send to college, the involvement in Carrington’s college admission preparation was a game changer for our family. God used the college guidance team to assist Carrington in ways in which I was not equipped. It is not overstated to say that the college guidance department was a provision of God for our family. Their attention to detail, not only with Pepperdine but other colleges across the country, was critical. We look forward to working hand in hand with them with our four remaining children to be launched to college.”

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Bailey Broach (Class of 2014) and Reagan Broach (Class of 2015) both found the college guidance department extremely helpful during their college admissions process. “First of all, I would have never known where to start without college boot camp,” said Bailey. “Over a few days in the summer, I learned how to present myself to colleges and how to write essays and create resumes that would stand out, and I got comfortable with the interview process.” “The college guidance office kept me on track,” said Reagan. “I applied to five colleges, each with different rules, deadlines, and requirements for scholarships and admissions. They reviewed eleven essays throughout the process, multiple times each. When I got to the interview process, they prepared me with sample questions and mock interviews, going as far as setting up meetings with past fellows from the University of Arkansas to give me advice. With every achievement, they were so excited for me, and I owe them so much. The college guidance office was my second home during senior year, and I couldn’t have done it without them!” Bailey and Reagan are both attending the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on scholarship. Reagan was recently awarded a Sturgis Fellowship from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Shelby Turner (Class of 2015) had a similar experience with the college guidance office. “Shelby had four colleges she was considering, but Duke was her first choice and the early decision deadline was upon us,” said Martha Snider, Shelby’s mother. “Shelby had procrastinated a bit on her application requirements. The application deadline was on the weekend and she still had some loose ends to tie up. The faculty and college guidance staff assisted Shelby with sacrificial efforts through the weekend in order to get her application submitted. They went above and beyond to assist Shelby. Needless to say, Shelby was accepted early decision to Duke. In August at freshmen orientation, the President of Duke University informed the parents that 31,000 students applied for admittance and 2700 freshmen were accepted. There were 5000 early acceptance applications and only 800 were chosen. Shelby was one of these. This would not have happened if not for the team work of the faculty and staff at LRCA.”

“It is our goal to equip families with the information needed to successfully launch their students into the next phase of life.” Carla Kenyon – Director of College Guidance

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Fine Arts VOCAL ARTS Vocal Arts at LRCA begins in the elementary grades with age appropriate principles and instruction and then progresses to more advanced concepts taught in AP Music Theory and Warrior Choir. Many performances were held throughout the year, with each elementary grade presenting a chapel program for students and parents. Middle school, junior high and high school choirs hosted a Christmas concert “Thy Light has Come” and a spring concert “Look at the World”. The High School Warrior Choir received Superior scores at Region Choral Performance Assessment, which allowed them to participate in State CPA where they received Superior Scores. Thirteen students received All-Region honors and three received All-State. Cole Chandler received All-Region, All-State and National honors which provided him with the experience of performing with the National Honors Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York.

THEATRE Drama at Little Rock Christian formally begins as a Fine Arts elective starting in 7th grade. Courses include beginning fundamentals through survey classes which introduce the various aspects of theater, then progress into specialized courses including Acting, Musical Theater, and Apparel Studies.  The hands-on experience comes out of the classroom and on to the stage beginning with children’s theater performances leading up to a spring premiere performance, such as this April’s rendition of “The Wizard of Oz.”  Nearly 100 students were involved this spring not only as actors but as technical, construction and costume crews.  Spring musicals at Little Rock Christian also include a live student-led orchestra, which is an experience uncommon at the high school performing level.

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STUDIO ARTS Studio arts at LRCA encompasses foundational principals in the elementary years and progresses to advanced courses in high school, which included advanced Painting, Drawing and Pottery. Additionally, students have the option to complete design concepts using technology in Web Design, Photography, and Graphic Design courses. Intro to Art and Studio Art classes expose students to a wide variety of mediums and styles which provide a firm foundation in the visual world whether they are learning to creatively express themselves or planning to pursue further art education. New during the 2014-15 school year, was the introduction of an online student gallery for each art student K-12. The gallery remains in place for a student as they advance each grade level, providing collaboration of all their work.  A student’s gallery may also include a private “fan club” of grandparents and family members who may comment and encourage as pieces are viewed.  LRCA art students have enjoyed seeing their work published in this manner.  Visit www.Artsonia.com to view LRCA’s online gallery.

INSTRUMENTAL ARTS The Instrumental Arts program now includes courses in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Band and Orchestra. A student’s instruction includes rudimentary principles, sight reading concepts, performance elements and competition strategies. Over 200 students participate in the Instrumental Arts at LRCA and several performances are held throughout the year for middle school, junior high and high school band and orchestra. This past year included a fabulous Christmas program “It’s a Shining Christmas Charlie Brown!” and a spring program titled “Shine like Stars”. The band and orchestra competed in numerous invitationals and competitions during the year as part of the Arkansas State Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA). Several students were named All-Region and three placed at the All-State level.  The Warrior Band and Orchestra received straight First Division Superior ratings at ASBOA, and the Warrior Orchestra received the ASBOA Sweepstakes Award, the highest award for musical excellence given to schools at the state level.

Friends of the Arts

Friends of the Arts is a specific team of the Parent Teacher Fellowship devoted to supporting the Arts on the LRCA campus. Volunteers serve to support the Marching Band, Orchestra, Choirs, and Drama groups in year round competitions, auditions, and performances. In addition, volunteers assist with the uploading requirements involved in the online LRCA Art Gallery, making it one of the largest in the state. For further information or to lend a hand, please contact Wendy Lair or Deborah Roberts at LRCA.PTF@gmail.com.

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ARRIOR ATHLETES AND COACHES HAVE DEMONSTRATED perseverance, teamwork, self-discipline and dedication on and off the field as they represented Little Rock Christian in eleven state tournaments. The year was marked by outstanding performances by the Lady Warriors in Cross Country (conference and state champion), Volleyball (2nd in conference, “elite 8” in state tournament), Tennis (conference champion) and Soccer (conference and state champion). The boys added conference championships in Tennis and Baseball, as well as a 2nd place conference finish in Soccer to round out another competitive year in the 5A classification. Thirtythree names were added to the rosters of All-State competitors, with four Warrior athletes earning scholarships to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Four teams also earned academic state championship honors with the highest team GPA in the state of Arkansas -- Football, Boy’s Soccer, Boy’s Track and Softball. Go Warriors!

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TEPHEN WILLIAMS, CLASS OF 2010, RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH US TO VISIT ABOUT HIS TIME AT LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN Academy and how it prepared him for college at Ouachita Baptist University where he graduated, magna cum laude in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration. Stephen is also a recipient of the America Counts Senior Award. The America Counts Challenge Initiative was issued in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation to strengthen the focus on mathematics education. Stephen is now attending the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and plans to graduate with a Masters in Business Administration during the spring of 2016. L R C A: How did LRCA prepare you for higher education? S W: LRCA equipped me with knowledge but more importantly intangible skills to succeed at any level of education. The studying and class preparation habits that were instilled in me while at LRCA have been instrumental to my success at the college level. A love for learning and a desire to do my best was drilled into my mind by numerous teachers. I was blessed to have the opportunity to learn from some of the best and most passionate teachers in Arkansas. L R C A : Do you have a favorite high school class or teacher? SW: Mrs. Swedenburg, who taught Oral Communication, was one of my favorites and one of the most influential. The class taught us the fundamentals of public speaking, presentation skills, and interviewing. I have used these skills numerous times on the undergraduate and graduate level. Mrs. Thompson also made a huge impact on me in her senior level finance and accounting course. Before my senior year of high school I didn’t know what career path I would like to pursue. Her accounting class really clicked with me and I immediately found that I enjoyed accounting. Mrs. Thompson not only taught her students the technical skills needed for accounting, but also taught us to keep everything in perspective. She always ended class in prayer and reminded her students, from Mark 8:36-37, that all the success in the world is in vain if one loses his soul in the process. L R C A : What is your favorite high school memory? S W: One of my favorite memories would have to be the season our

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football team beat Pulaski Academy. The game was televised on TV, and PA was just a team that always fired everyone up. That night was one of the loudest nights I’ve ever experienced within a student section. Another one of my favorite memories would be winning the state soccer championship in my junior and senior years. We had a close-knit group of guys and it was an awesome experience to work successfully toward one common goal. LRCA: What impact did LRCA have on your faith? S W: Numerous teachers integrated spirituality and a biblical worldview throughout their course. Dr. Erlandson, or “Erlo” as everyone called him, taught a Biblical Worldview class that challenged students to learn and understand different religions and teachings. Having a basic understanding of various religions has helped me relate with people who have a different religious background than my own. LRCA: Where are you now and what are you up to? SW: I am in the process of completing my Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Management at the University of Arkansas’ Walton School of Business. I have completed the CPA exam and am working toward the accounting experience required to obtain my CPA license. After my graduation in May 2016, I will marry my best friend, Allie Hegi, in June. We plan to live in Little Rock where Allie will attend UAMS pharmacy school and I will begin my career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a core assurance associate.


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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OFFERS ALUMNUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY

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LUMNI TORI HIGH COCHRAN (2006) HAS BEEN QUITE BUSY SINCE LRCA GRADUATION. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with many honors she landed a dream job with Westrock Coffee. Tori has been married to Kurtis Cochran for five years. Tori recently visited with LRCA to fill us in on how God has led her to where she is now. L R C A : What experience do you remember most fondly from LRCA? T HC : I have so many good memories from my LRCA days, but the constant was the tight knit group of friends that I had during high school. I was blessed with a wonderful group that supported each other through the thick and thin. We learned, laughed, and cried together. I still count many of them as close friends today, and it has been exciting to see the different ways that God continues to use us in each other’s lives. L R C A : How did LRCA prepare you for life and college? T H C : LRCA provided balanced guidance during my formative high school years without sheltering me from the real world. Upon graduation I felt like I had been well prepared not only for my college classes, but also how to share and defend my faith to a secular world. L R C A : Tell us about your college experience. T H C : I attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville as an Honors College Fellow and graduated in 3.5 years, summa cum laude, with an International Business Degree from the Walton College of Business. I was the President of the Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization and an active member of Cru. I worked in Spain one summer to improve my Spanish and traveled abroad to Japan to better understand business operations in other parts of the world. L R C A : What are you doing now? T HC : After graduation, I immediately went to work for Westrock Coffee. I had interned at Westrock Capital during college and had the chance to work on an Investor’s Guide to Rwanda which ultimately led to investment into the coffee industry in Rwanda and later the creation

of Westrock Coffee domestically. As Director of Coffee at Westrock, I have the joy of sourcing our delicious coffees directly from the farm to ensure we have quality and ethically sourced beans at every step of the process, from our farmers’ crops to our friends’ cups. I started drinking coffee when I was four years old at my grandparent’s house and haven’t stopped since, so this job really is perfect for me. I am a natural student at heart, so I love the opportunity that the coffee industry provides to learn new things every day. I am a Certified Q Grader, which essentially means that I can grade and score coffee for the purpose of buying and selling. One of the things I love most about Westrock is our direct partnership with our employees at origin. Our vertical integration with origin operations allows us to really get in tune with how we can truly partner with our employees and farmers. Not many people can say they work hand-in-hand with the farmers who provide their coffee beans in a large-scale operation. International business offers so many opportunities for ministry because you are speaking with people in different countries on a routine basis who have drastically different upbringings when it comes to culture, environment, and belief system. It would be more convenient to let my “spiritual life” and my “work life” run parallel to one another because it’s not always easy to have a conversation about faith with people who view Christianity as something for the uneducated. Instead, I feel a daily calling to point to Christ when asked why I approach things differently than other people in the industry. I want to succeed at my job and work as unto the Lord so that I have the opportunity to speak with people in the coffee industry about what drives me and motivates me: Christ and reaching those who don’t yet know Him.

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BOARD OF TRUST

Front row (left to right): Gary Cooper, Marijane Pfeiffer, Cara Wade, Stuart Miller, Jessica Brogdon, John McMorran Back row (left to right): Harry Li, Tad Fiser, Ted Dickey, Bill Scholl, Gary Arnold, Mark Leverett, Julia Neblett, Jeff Hankins, Susan Martin Not Pictured: William Clark

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TRUST YOU’RE FINDING THAT LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IS PROVIDING YOUR STUDENTS with opportunities to grow in academics, arts, athletics, and active service to the community. And, most importantly, I trust that through biblical worldview taught in all areas of learning at LRCA, your children are thriving spiritually. Last year students were encouraged to “Shine” and this year they are being challenged to “Grow.” I believe you’ll be excited, as you look through these pages, to see how much LRCA has been blessed and allowed to “Grow” by generous families like yours. Your gifts have allowed us to expand our campus with new facilities and offerings. Please pray for your Board of Trust as we remain steadfast in advancing and protecting the four institutional core values of Truth, Excellence, Love, and Partnership – all resting on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. It’s a privilege to be a Warrior.

Cara Wade Chairman, Board of Trust

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ESSICA BROGDON APPROACHES HER ROLE ON THE BOARD OF Trust as both an honor and a learning opportunity, expecting to gain insight from the men and women who have gone before her. Having grown up in Little Rock, she watched as Walnut Valley Christian Academy transformed into Little Rock Christian Academy and developed a reputation for academic quality in a Christ-centered environment. Jessica knows that doesn’t happen by accident, and she hopes to help LRCA continue to build on that momentum and graduate young men and women who love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and love others as themselves. Jessica and her husband Todd have chosen LRCA for Rebecca (9th grade) and Ben (6th grade) because it complements what they are teaching them at home. They appreciate that their children are exposed to teachers and staff who passionately love Jesus and people, and who also hold the educational bar high. The Brogdon family lived in Kigali, Rwanda from 2006 until 2008, while Todd helped start a microfinance bank to provide economic opportunity to those living in poverty. They have a great love for the country and enjoy staying connected there. Jessica grew up at Fellowship Bible Church and her family still worships and serves there. Having worked in Corporate Communications at Alltel for ten years, Jessica currently works at Mountaire Corporation, also in communications. However, titles or positions do not define her life, but rather relationships with family, friends and a variety of young people -- twenty-somethings, college students and high school kids -- who greatly enrich her life and energize her.

OHN MCMORRAN JOINED THE LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN BOARD OF Trust this year and is captivated by the grace of God in his life and in his family. He refers to LRCA as “the absolute best possible place and people to educate and nurture the biblical faith of our five children.” John’s first exposure to the school was in 2007 when his architectural firm was hired to design the high school building. He and his wife April had three children then, and April was teaching at another school in town. But the Lord began moving them to make a decision that would forever change the course of their family. John says that the more they observed the leadership and culture of LRCA, the more they began to sense the Lord moving in their family. Biblical Worldview was one of the areas that most intrigued them because their children would be learning Scripture, and also how to think about their faith. John believes that Bible study, combined with discussions about why we believe in Christ and how that faith interacts with the world around us, is vital to the mission of Little Rock Christian. Their daughter Maggie is now in her second year of college. Sarah will graduate from LRCA this spring, and Rebekah is thriving in fourth grade. The McMorran’s have also added two little boys to their crew, Joshua, currently in K4, and baby William. When first approached about the potential of serving on the Board of Trust, John says he was truly humbled and grateful that the Lord would open this door. He credits Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) with changing his life as he has opened up God’s Word and learned to trust Him. John continues to learn through various leadership responsibilities within BSF. It is this strong conviction in the power of the Word and faith that God is in control of our lives and future that inspire him to serve. As Vice President of Lewis Architects Engineers, John has naturally learned to solve problems through careful, critical thinking. Board service has had two distinct effects on him personally: The first is thankfulness in our powerful God and amazement in what the Lord is doing at LRCA. The second is a sense of respect for the caliber of wisdom and care that these men and women pour into this school. John also serves on the Board of Trustees for Baptist Health, and will serve on the Arkansas Baptist Foundation Board starting in 2016.

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GROWING THE KINGDOM THROUGH PARTNERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP

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HE MISSION OF LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY’S PARENT TEACHER Fellowship is to serve our teachers, students and parents by providing volunteerism and resources that enhance the educational experience of each child. PTF provides assistance for programs that support classroom and campus improvements and creates opportunities for fellowship with our families. Parent Teacher Fellowship has eight unique teams, each serving specific areas, and is governed by a Board of Directors. All parents and guardians of LRCA students, as well as our teachers, are members and are encouraged to participate on teams. Programs supported through PTF include the new student ambassador program, staff appreciation, the Fine Arts fall and spring drama productions, middle school GLOW, parent seminars, junior high and high school Life Choice events, Grandparents Day, elementary Mini-Olympics, as well as many others. Throughout the 2014-15 school year PTF members graciously donated over 5000 volunteer hours and facilitated two large fundraising events in order to provide resources and support for teacher and student activities. Boosterthon, Wild about Warriors, and other programs collectively raised over $200,000 for enhancements throughout the LRCA campus. Specifically, through your generous support, PTF provided funding for: • Chromebooks for every junior high student (phase 1 of the Chromebook initiative) • Elementary STEM lab • Fine Arts events and program development • New indoor recess items for Elementary Through partnership and leadership Parent Teacher Fellowship enriches the overall experience of raising our Warriors.

Cynthia White serves as the current president of Parent Teacher Fellowship. Cynthia enjoys balancing her time between family, church and volunteer work at school. She and her husband, Justin, have three children: William (6th grade), Margaret Catherine (3rd grade) and Jonathan (K4). Cynthia believes volunteers add a key component to the partnership between the families, teachers and staff. She considers it a privilege to serve alongside a PTF board that is committed to impacting the lives of our children, to encourage the mission of LRCA, and ultimately to build the Kingdom.

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NE OF THE GREATEST WAYS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE LRCA MISSION IS THROUGH WARRIOR CLUB WHICH PROVIDES volunteers and financial support, over and above the school’s operating budget, for all Warrior athletics. The Warrior Club board is comprised of fifteen dedicated LRCA parents and is led by President Scotty Caroom, along with Hall of Fame Coach and Athletic Director Johnny Watson and Executive Assistant Tammy Harris. The Warrior Club oversees a budget used exclusively to support our athletic programs in areas such as equipping concession stands, funding transportation to athletic events, providing professional development for coaches, as well as purchasing uniforms and equipment for our 34 junior high and high school teams. The Warrior Club partners with LRCA to undertake targeted capital projects which you will undoubtedly notice around campus. Such recent projects include: • New Warrior Field scoreboard • Expanded visitor bleachers • Updated turf on Warrior Field • Remodeled women’s restrooms and concessions at Warrior Field • New school bus • Warrior Vision to view games through live streaming • Remodeled athletic building, including Warrior Store, coaches offices and training room • New equipment for concession stands at Warrior Field, Warrior Gym and the baseball/softball complex • New cross country equipment for junior high and high school teams • State championship rings for cross country and women’s soccer • Athletic awards and celebrations The Warrior Store in the athletic building is always stocked with latest styles in Warrior Scotty Caroom is the Founder, President and CEO Wear. Led by board members Christy Clark and Georgia Johnston, the store is manned of EXCEL Energy Group, Inc., a member of Fellowship daily by Dana Tull. The Warrior Store rivals many small colleges and is a great addition to Bible Church and has served on various boards including Warrior athletics! Central Arkansas Boys and Girls Clubs and Life Champs The Warrior Club year culminates the first week in May with their biggest event, Sports in the community.   He and his wife Charlotte the Warrior Club Golf Tournament held annually at Pleasant Valley Country Club. This have three children: Sydney (Class of 2013), Alex (Class tournament raises $100,000 and is both a celebration and thank you to boosters and supporters of 2014) and Ely (10th grade) who have all been active for a great year of Warrior athletics. in Warrior Athletics.  This is Scotty’s second year as We look forward to seeing everyone at the fields, courts, and other venues! These are the Warrior Club president. most exciting and promising times for Warrior Athletics!

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ACADEMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL EXCELLENCE IS OBTAINED THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS AND PARTICIPATION

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HE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE AT LITTLE ROCK Christian is dedicated to building relationships and assisting donors who desire to partner with us in our mission to serve families through an education characterized by excellence from a Christ-centered worldview. Over the past two decades our focus has evolved from enrollment-driven campus expansion, through land acquisition and facility construction, to one of strengthening our institution financially to meet the needs of students now and in the years to come. God has blessed us during years of multimillion dollar capital campaigns through the sacrificial generosity of many families. However, it is broad-based participation in annual giving, specifically targeted toward our Annual Fund, which strengthens our fiscal position and prepares us for future master plan initiatives. The Little Rock Christian Academy Annual Fund directly impacts the educational experience of all students. While the Board of Trust and Leadership Team work diligently to balance the school’s operating budget, which is funded through tuition, it is the Annual Fund that allows the school to improve our campus, equip classes and teachers, and provide special tuition assistance to qualified families, while providing additional funds for arts, athletic and academic programs which enhance the

college preparatory education that our students receive. The 2014-15 Annual Fund closed in June with $571,299 in gifts. Examples of items funded or partially funded from this campaign include improvements to campus security, curriculum for the elementary STEM lab, additional technology across campus, improvements to baseball and football concessions, playground and landscaping upgrades, equipment for drama programs, and assistance with tuition for several qualified families. Also this year a student group, More Than Me, partnered with administration through the Annual Fund to provide opportunities for students to raise money for school families with emergency expenses. In total more than 450 individuals -- students, faculty, parents, grandparents and alumni gave in a spirit of generosity, compassion and purpose to advance the mission of LRCA. The 2015-16 Annual Fund campaign, which will continue through June 2016, is off to a great start thanks to PTF and the new Warrior Blitz appeal. Strong participation is the goal. Charitable gifts provide the means for LRCA to remain at the forefront of academic, programmatic and institutional excellence. If you would like to make a gift or learn more please contact Jason Carson, Cindy McLeod or Tasha Shew at 868-9822.

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YOUR GIVING AT WORK

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BOOSTER CLUBS PROGRAMS

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2014-2015 CONTRIBUTORS Committed partners have given Little Rock Christian Academy millions of dollars, over and above tuition, during the school’s 36-year history. These gifts enable improvements to our campus facilities and programs, and also provide for student financial aid and faculty professional development. Little Rock Christian thanks the following donors for their generous support:

Golden Triangle ($10,000.00 + )

Mr. Richard L. Bornemeier and Dr. Renee A. Bornemeier

Anonymous

Mr. Ryan A. Bowman and Mrs. Cortney J. Bowman

Arkansas Baptist Foundation

Mr. Todd Brogdon and Mrs. Jessica Brogdon

Dr. George T. Burson and Mrs. Lucinda M. Burson

Mr. Delton Brown and Mrs. Kimberly Brown

Mr. Ronald M. Cameron and Mrs. Nina Cameron

Mrs. Elizabeth Bunch

Mr. Phillip W. Cox and Mrs. Lois J. Cox

Mr. Stephen Carlisle and Mrs. Holly Carlisle

Crain Family Holdings, LLC

Mr. Jason L. Carson and Mrs. Ashley E. Carson

Mr. Larry Crain and Mrs. Joy Crain

Mr. Amer Chami and Mrs. Ann S. Chami

Dr. Carter Dalton and Mrs. Kate Dalton

Mr. William E. Clark and Mrs. Christy S. Clark

Mr. Todd Denton and Mrs. Amy Denton

Clemco Inc.

Mr. Jason DiLeo and Mrs. Amie DiLeo

Mr. Todd Coney and Mrs. Tina Coney

Mr. Brent Gasaway and Mrs. Sharilyn S. Gasaway

Mr. Gary Cooper and Mrs. Monica Cooper

Mr. David A. Gatewood and Mrs. Deborah A. Gatewood

Mr. Barry M. Corkern and Mrs. Janice M. Corkern

Mr. Herren C. Hickingbotham and Mrs. Susan Hickingbotham

Mr. Larry P. Crain Sr. and Mrs. Janett Crain

Hickingbotham Investments (Frank Hickingbotham, Herren Hickingbotham, and Gene Whisenhunt)

FDH Enterprises, Inc. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Mr. Michael M. Hui and Mrs. Paige Hui

Mr. Edward R. Fincher and Mrs. Marilyn M. Fincher

Mr. Matthew R. Jones and Mrs. Patricia S. Jones

Mr. Grant E. Fortson and Mrs. Jaime S. Fortson

Lieblong & Associates, Inc.

Fred Lord Builder, Inc.

Dr. Kenneth A. Martin and Mrs. Susan Martin

Dr. Jon David Fuller and Mrs. Kristi Fuller

Mr. Mark C. Milton and Mrs. Angie Milton

Mr. Terral A. Gammill and Mrs. Cathy S. Gammill

National Philanthropic Trust

Mr. Curtis T. Hampton

Mr. Michael R. Rainwater and Mrs. Kathy M. Rainwater

Mr. Jared Hankins and Mrs. Natalie Hankins

The Kingdom Fund Mr. David Williams and Mrs. Gail Williams Dr. Ernie S. Woodard and Dr. Tacy M. Woodard

Pursuit of Excellence ($5,000 - $9,999 ) Arvest Bank Mr. Scott Beardsley and Mrs. Lynn Beardsley Dr. Van H. De Bruyn and Mrs. Dana De Bruyn Mr. Todd A. Greer and Mrs. Charlotte L. Greer Dr. Peter J. Kim and Dr. Elizabeth Kim Mr. Stanley G. Payne and Mrs. Catherine Payne Mr. Jason Roach and Mrs. Beth Roach Dr. Scott W. Rypkema and Mrs. Amy K. Rypkema Mr. Derek M. Turner and Dr. Shannon R. Turner Mr. Kenneth R. Turner Dr. Chad Wilkerson and Mrs. Lindsey Wilkerson

1977 Society - ($1,000 - $4,999 ) Mr. Stephen W. Abell and Mrs. Jane Abell Dr. James R. Adametz and Mrs. Zada Adametz Mr. Lowell O. Adams and Mrs. Elizabeth Adams Dr. Gary B. Arnold and Mrs. Karen C. Arnold Ms. Shelby J. Avery Bank of America

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Mr. Thornton Hardie and Mrs. Susie Hardie Mr. Michael S. Hart and Mrs. Lisa Hart Dr. David A. Hays and Mrs. Cynthia L. Hays Mr. Bruce D. Henry and Mrs. Laura Henry Mr. Billy Johnston and Mrs. Georgia Johnston Mr. Walter Judge and Mrs. Mary Judge Mr. Robert W. Keltner and Mrs. Amy C. Keltner KRL Properties, LLC

Paul M. Otteson Foundation Mr. Keith L. Pfeiffer and Mrs. Marijane Pfeiffer Mr. Scott Proctor Mr. Ross C. Rucker and Mrs. Abbie D. Rucker Mr. William C. Scholl and Mrs. Linda L. Scholl Mr. Andrew L. Smith and Mrs. Lindy E. Smith Mr. Bob Snider and Mrs. Martha T. Snider Dr. Charles J. Stearns and Mrs. Valerie Stearns Dr. Robert L. Stuckey and Mrs. Ashley E. Stuckey Mr. Tommy C. Vaughan and Mrs. Martha Vaughan Mr. Guy A. Wade and Mrs. Cara M. Wade Mr. Steven C. Wade and Mrs. Virginia L. Wade Mr. Steven Warren and Mrs. Marci Warren Mr. Johnny Watson and Mrs. Marilyn Watson Mr. Craig H. Westbrook and Mrs. Andrea Westbrook Mr. Gene H. Whisenhunt and Mrs. Kathy L. Whisenhunt Dr. Justin S. White and Mrs. Cynthia A. White Ms. Ruth A. Williams

The Warrior Way - ($1 - $999) Ms. Sally A. Adams Mrs. Helen J. Adkins Advertising Specialties and Promotions, Inc. Mr. Al Alberius and Mrs. Binnie Alberius Mr. Randy Alberius and Mrs. Lisa Alberius Reverend Mel Amrine and Mrs. Doris Amrine Mr. James L. Anderson Mr. Neil E. Anderson and Mrs. Gail H. Anderson Anthony Otwell Insurance, Inc. Dr. Scott R. Archer and Mrs. Kathie Archer Arkansas Restoration, Inc.

Mr. Thomas M. Lee Jr.

Mr. Tom E. Armstrong and Mrs. Nancy K. Armstrong

Lewis Architects Engineers

Mr. Corwin K. Arnold

Lighthouse Group, LLC

Ms. Patricia E. Arnold

Little Rock Plastic Surgery, PA

Mr. Phillip Ashworth and Mrs. Marieca Ashworth

Mr. Pat Longworth and Mrs. Elizabeth Longworth

Ms. Karen B. Atchley

Mr. H.C. Martin and Dr. Dawn Martin

B&B Oil Company, Inc.

Mr. Jay J. Martin and Dr. Terri L. Martin

Mr. Mark A. Baer and Mrs. Debra D. Baer

Mr. Ronald F. Mathieu and Mrs. Yasmine Mathieu

Dr. Tom B. Bailey and Mrs. Becky Bailey

Mr. Matt McClendon and Mrs. Suzanne McClendon

Bank of America United Way Campaign

Dr. Joel W. McMasters and Mrs. Robyn A. McMasters

Mr. James G. Banks and Mrs. Christy L. Banks

Mr. John D. McMorran and Mrs. April McMorran Dr. George K. Mitchell and Mrs. Martha W. Mitchell Mr. Justin T. Mitchell and Dr. Katherine B. Mitchell More Than Me Mr. Dan L. Parker and Mrs. Glenda G. Parker Mr. Robert Parker and Mrs. Tammy Parker

Mr. Michael Baxley and Mrs. Andrea Baxley Mr. Joshua Bearden and Mrs. Amanda K. Bearden Mrs. Barbara J. Beatty Mr. Scott E. Bennett and Mrs. Heather C. Bennett Ms. Norma M. Bernloehr Mr. Dan Berry and Mrs. Cindy S. Berry


Ms. Dana Berry

Mr. John Ekenseair and Mrs. Rachel W. Ekenseair

Mr. Brandon C. Jeffus and Dr. Susanne K. Jeffus

Miss Sarah E. Berry

Mr. Doug Elkins and Mrs. Patricia Elkins

Mr. Wallace Johnson and Mrs. Kim Johnson

Dr. Thomas H. Best and Mrs. Faith A. Best

Mr. Steven J. Elliott and Mrs. Debbie J. Elliott

Mr. David Johnston and Mrs. Mona S. Johnston

Mr. John Bice and Mrs. Michelle Sanders

Mr. Daniel L. Erlandson

Mrs. Barbara Jolliff

Mr. Mike Biggs and Mrs. Laurie Biggs

Mr. Robert W. Fegtly and Mrs. Karmen Fegtly

Mr. C. K. Jolliff and Mrs. Michele Jolliff

Mr. Richard Billingsley and Mrs. Susan Billingsley

Mr. Ricky B. Ferguson and Mrs. Deanna S. Ferguson

Dr. Kevin G. Jones and Mrs. Cynthia R. Jones

Mr. Bill Black and Mrs. Dipti Black Mr. Dickie Black and Mrs. Linda Black Mr. Ronald L. Blackwell and Mrs. Wanda M. Blackwell

Mr. Greg Fielder and Mrs. Melony Fielder Mr. James Fink and Mrs. Lisa Fink Dr. Richard T. Fiser and Mrs. Laura D. Fiser

Mr. Joshua Bland

Mr. Bill Fisher and Mrs. Kathryn Fisher

Ms. Denise Blankenbeker

Mr. Gordon P. Flake and Mrs. Cristina Q. Flake

Dr. Michael L. Blanscet and Mrs. Jennifer P. Blanscet

Mrs. Jarin P. Fontenoy

Mr. Gordon Blocker and Mrs. Shawna Blocker Mr. John L. Boles and Mrs. Amy F. Boles Mr. R. G. Bone and Mrs. Sandy Bone

Mr. Matthew Foster and Mrs. Claire C. Foster Mr. John Fowler and Mrs. Jana K. Fowler Mrs. Shannon D. Fratesi

Mr. Charles C. Bostwick and Mrs. Marci Bostwick

Mr. Matthew R. Frederick and Mrs. Susan H. Frederick

Mr. Roger Bowman and Mrs. Debbie Bowman

Mr. Kevin A. Freier and Mrs. Gayle E. Freier

Mr. Charles P. Boyd and Mrs. Janet Y. Boyd

Miss Kelsey Frink

Mr. Barry Brandt and Mrs. Heidi Brandt

Mr. Thomas N. Frye and Mrs. Deloris S. Frye

Mr. Thomas Brannon and Mrs. Leigh Ann Brannon

Miss Kimberly C. Fullerton

Ms. Betty M. Braswell

Mr. Allen A. Furrey and Mrs. Darleen A. Furrey

Mrs. Jackie L. Brewton

Gannett Foundation

Mr. Phillip B. Bridges

Mr. Charles L. Garland and Mrs. Janet P. Garland

Mr. Grant W. Brower and Mrs. Kris Brower

Mr. Scott Gentry and Mrs. Lisa J. Gentry

Mr. Terry Brown and Mrs. Gina Zakovec-Brown

Mr. Kenneth Gibbs and Mrs. Ann Marie Gibbs

Mr. Caleb Brunson and Mrs. Ruby Brunson

Mrs. Katherine Gipson

Mrs. Melanie Buchanan

Mr. Nicholas G. Gladden and Mrs. Patricia G. Gladden

Mr. Robert E. Burnside and Mrs. Ann Burnside Mr. William E. Byrd and Mrs. Martha A. Hendrix Dr. Thomas D. Cain and Mrs. Diana Cain Mr. Jack E. Capps Ms. Donna S. Carter Mr. Zach Casto and Mrs. Renee Casto Dr. Charles Chamblee and Mrs. Alisa Chamblee Mr. Charles Cheatham and Mrs. Brittany E. Cheatham Mrs. Margaret Cheatham Mr. James F. Chrisman and Mrs. Joyce Chrisman Ms. Katy Cloar Mr. George E. Collins and Mrs. M’Liss Collins Mr. Jeremy Collins and Mrs. Jan Collins Dr. Ronald T. Collins and Dr. Margaret Collins Mr. Jeff Cook and Mrs. Caroline Cook Reverend Robert M. Cook and Mrs. Kimberly Cook Mrs. Mary K. Cooper Corco Construction LLC Mr. Boyd Corley and Mrs. Lynn Corley Mr. James Courtney and Mrs. Sherri Courtney Ms. Dorothy L. Cox Ms. Linda Craig Miss Aaren Crews Mr. Phillip Crow and Mrs. Nancy Crow Mr. Rick Cruzen and Mrs. Heather Cruzen Mr. Brian Curry and Mrs. Holly Curry Mr. Jonathan M. Curry Ms. Kay Daniels Mr. Chris Davis and Mrs. Allison Davis Mr. Jefferson Davis and Mrs. Debbie N. Davis Mr. Mark Davis and Mrs. Tammie S. Davis Mr. Oscar E. Davis and Mrs. Laura Davis Mr. Aaron A. DeLorme and Mrs. Rose DeLorme Mr. Thomas W. DeLuca and Mrs. Sherrie J. DeLuca Mr. Michael C. DiLeo and Mrs. Florence E. DiLeo Mr. John Divito and Mrs. Catherine A. DiVito Mr. Jon Dodson and Mrs. Robyn Dodson

Mr. Phil Glover and Mrs. Michele Glover Mr. Thomas F. Gorzalski and Mrs. Anita M. Gorzalski

Mr. Stephen C. Jones and Mrs. Tammy L. Jones Mr. Jerome B. Kahn Mrs. Ramona M. Kelley Mr. Evan R. Kenyon and Mrs. Carla Kenyon Mr. Charles Y. Kim and Mrs. Mary H. Kim Mr. Jimmy F. Kuhn and Mrs. Shelly Kuhn Mr. James A. Kurfess and Mrs. Barbara B. Kurfess Mr. Leland Kurfess and Mrs. Catherine E. Kurfess Mr. Steven J. Landers and Mrs. Karmen L. Landers Mr. James E. Langford and Mrs. Jamie L. Langford Mr. James W. Lawson and Mrs. Patricia P. Lawson Mr. Robert Lee and Mrs. Laurie A. Lee Mr. Tom Lee and Mrs. Suzanne Lee Mr. Darrell A. Leonhardt and Mrs. Nancy C. Leonhardt Mr. Harry W. Li and Mrs. Melanie M. Li Ms. Charlotte K. Linch Mr. Michael Loggins and Mrs. Natalie Loggins Mr. Fred Lord and Mrs. Karen Lord Dr. Frank J. LoRusso and Mrs. Desiree B. LoRusso LRCA Elementary Faculty and Staff LRCA High School Faculty and Staff LRCA Junior High Faculty and Staff LRCA Middle School Faculty and Staff Mrs. Hui-Fang Lu Mr. Harry J. Lubansky and Mrs. Marian E. Lubansky

Mr. Bill Greenwood and Mrs. Sandra R. Greenwood

Mr. James L. Lynch and Mrs. Mary E. Lynch

Mr. Doug Greenwood and Mrs. Kelli Greenwood

Mr. David S. MacFarlane and Mrs. Mitzi J. MacFarlane

Mr. Allan R. Greer and Mrs. Nancy C. Greer Mr. Paul Griffin and Mrs. Natalie Griffin Dr. Robert J. Griffin and Mrs. Amy Griffin Mr. Mark S. Guinee and Mrs. Brenda S. Guinee Mr. Michael Hall and Mrs. Kristi Hall

Mr. Doug J. Malmstrom and Mrs. Brooke Malmstrom Marines of CNATT Mr. Barry J. McCaskill

Ms. Kristina Hambrice

Mr. Marion D. McCollum and Mrs. Tammy D. McCollum

Ms. Sarah L. Hambrice

Ms. Caroline McDaniel

Mr. Drew Harper and Mrs. Michelle Sample-Harper

Ms. Mary G. McLemore

Mr. Jamie Harrison and Mrs. Tammy Harrison

Mr. Brett M. McLeod and Mrs. Cynthia McLeod

Mr. Ralph Hawkins and Mrs. Wilma Hawkins

Mr. Darrell McMellon and Mrs. Brenda McMellon

Mr. Scott Hendren and Mrs. June M. Hendren

Mr. Matt McNeely and Mrs. Deann McNeely

Mr. James Henrich and Mrs. Jill Henrich

Mr. Matthew McSweeney and Mrs. Katie McSweeney

Mr. Simon R. Hewitt Mr. Jim Hilscher and Mrs. Elaine K. Hilscher Mr. William Hoag and Mrs. Susan Hoag Mr. Matthew Hodges and Mrs. Autumn D. Hodges Ms. Kathleen Hogan Mr. Donald Houff and Mrs. Linda G. Houff Lt. Col. James Hudson and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hudson

Mrs. Jennifer K. Medford Mr. Clay Metcalf and Mrs. Rachael Metcalf Mr. Harry F. Milligan and Mrs. Mary E. Milligan Mr. Carl Minden and Mrs. Angela Minden Ms. Marie C. Mitchell Mr. James D. Morton and Mrs. Lynn Morton Mr. John M. Morton and Mrs. Denise Morton

Dr. Stephen A. Hudson and Mrs. Mary D. Hudson

Dr. Jim A. Muller and Mrs. Susan Muller

Mrs. Kayla Huffstutter

Ms. Jamie Murphy

Ms. Anna Hundley

Reverend Samuel Murrell and Mrs. Susan C. Murrell

Ms. Francis C. Hunnicutt

Mr. Lamar Murry and Mrs. LeAnn Murry

Mr. Bruce P. Hurlbut and Dr. Kimberly D. Hurlbut

Mr. Roy H. Neblett and Mrs. Julia H. Neblett

Dr. Jim Mark Ingram and Mrs. Allison P. Ingram

Mr. Joe Neff and Mrs. Dana Neff

Mr. Boyd Irby and Mrs. Michelle Irby

Mr. Luke Nipper and Mrs. Christina Nipper

Mrs. Sharon Irvin

Ms. Deborah H. Norman

Mr. Vernon Irvin and Mrs. Sarah J. Irvin

Mr. Stephen Northington and Mrs. Debbie Northington

Mrs. Leslyn Jacks Mr. George W. Jaconetti Mr. Jerry W. James and Mrs. Jennifer H. James Mr. Mark W. Jansen and Mrs. Heidi Jansen

Mr. Britton L. Nowell and Dr. Rebecca A. Nowell Mr. William C. O’Donnell and Mrs. Marie O’Donnell Mr. Bill Otis and Mrs. Angela Otis

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Parent Teacher Fellowship

Ms. Andrea Trieschmann

Colliers International

Mr. Ben G. Parkinson and Mrs. Aimee A. Parkinson

Ms. Ann G. Trieschmann

Little Rock Plastic Surgery

Mrs. Jessica W. Peeler

Mr. Carroll L. Tucker and Mrs. June L. Tucker

Scott and Lynn Beardsley

Dr. Richard A. Perkins and Dr. Lalita H. Perkins

Mr. Thomas W. Tull and Mrs. Dana E. Tull

Justin and Cynthia White

Mr. Paul D. Phelps and Mrs. Jennifer K. Phelps

Mr. Jay Van Dover and Mrs. Tracy Van Dover

Baldwin and Shell Construction Company

Mr. David Phillips and Mrs. Lisa Phillips

Mr. Michael P. Vanderford and Mrs. Stephenie Vanderford

Legacy Capital Group

Mr. Preston K. Polson and Mrs. Ann K. Polson Dr. David N. Pope and Mrs. Paula R. Pope Mr. Kelton Price and Mrs. Christy Price Mr. Aaron D. Probst and Mrs. Olga L. Probst Mr. Gary Proud and Mrs. Angie Proud Mrs. Alyssa W. Pruitt Mr. William Pugh and Mrs. Paula Pugh Mr. Michael E. Raine and Mrs. Ruby E. Raine Mr. Jim P. Ramsey and Mrs. Judy Ramsey Mr. Matthew Reddin and Mrs. Kelly M. Reddin Mr. Steve Reddin and Mrs. Connie Reddin Rice Clinic, P.A. Dr. Robert L. Rice and Mrs. Marion Rice Mr. William V. Rickard and Mrs. June M. GoddardRickard

Vondran Orthodontics Mr. David Wahlfeld and Mrs. Sharen S. Wahlfeld Mr. James R. Walden and Mrs. Patty Walden Mr. Glenn Walker and Mrs. Teresa Walker Mr. Tom M. Waller and Mrs. Pauline H. Waller Ms. Janice L. Washburn Mr. Douglas Wasson and Mrs. Alison Wasson Mr. Will Watson and Mrs. Mandy Watson Mr. Jeff Weaver and Mrs. Stacy L. Weaver Mr. Dee E. Webb and Mrs. Susan B. Webb Mr. Mark J. Webb Mr. Evan O. Weiner and Mrs. Kathleen L. Weiner Dr. Michael F. Weiner and Mrs. Kim A. Weiner Ms. Chelsya N. Welihindha

Mrs. Robyn Robb

Mr. David M. Wengel and Mrs. Sarah H. Wengel

Mr. Anthony J. Robeson and Mrs. Carla M. Robeson

Mr. Douglas A. Wengel and Mrs. Pat Wengel

Mr. John V. Ronza and Mrs. Paula C. Ronza Mrs. Pamela Ross Mr. Lucas Z. Rowan and Mrs. Lacey L. Rowan Mr. Richard Rypkema and Mrs. Elaine Rypkema Mr. Patrick Salman and Dr. Marsha Salman Mr. Alan Sanden and Mrs. Jill Sanden Mr. David W. Sanders and Mrs. Sally J. Sanders

Mr. Darren Wheeler and Mrs. Paulette Wheeler Mr. Jay K. White and Mrs. Laura M. White Mr. Marty White and Mrs. Rita White Mr. Sidney White and Mrs. Clarene White Ms. Laura M. Wilkie Mr. Danny J. Williams and Mrs. Nancy S. Williams Dr. Paul E. Williams and Mrs. Cheryl E. Williams

The Good Earth Garden Center 3Wire Designs TCPrinting Solutions RX Catering For information about 2015-16 PTF sponsorship please see Raising-Warriors.com/Sponsorship.

2014-15 Warrior Club Sponsors PLATINUM MEMBERS: Arkansas Urology (The Kuhn Family) Paul and Lynette Bowersock Jeff and DeAwna Brantly David's Burgers Tom and Jennifer Burnett Tim and Cindy Burson Chris and Tracy Cate Crain Family Holdings Daniel Orthodontic Clinic Frank and Desiree LoRusso Phelps Industries Curt and Angela Quickel Frank and Linda Ramey Rees Commercial, Inc. Paul and Allyson Riser Johnny and Marilyn Watson

Mr. Keith Schaedig and Mrs. Karen Schaedig

Mr. James C. Williamson and Mrs. Jacqueline N. Williamson

Mr. Ken W. Shew and Mrs. Tasha T. Shew

Mr. Alan Winkler and Mrs. Terri Winkler

Drs. Woodard and Sundell

Dr. Heath R. Showalter and Mrs. Laura W. Showalter

Mr. Marvin W. Winston and Mrs. Margaret A. Winston

BLUE MEMBERS:

Ms. Betty T. Sinnette

Mr. David W. Wood and Mrs. Allison N. Wood

Mr. Darrell Smith and Mrs. Diana I. Smith

Mr. Fred A. Wood and Mrs. Nancy J. Wood

Mr. Scott Smith and Mrs. Hollie Smith

Mr. Glen Woodruff and Mrs. Tamra Woodruff

Mr. J. B. Smith and Mrs. Holly L. Smith

Ms. Deborah N. Wortock

Mrs. Rebecca A. Smith

Mr. Chris Wren and Mrs. Christina Wren

Mr. Shane Smith and Mrs. Cynthia K. Smith

Mr. Gary Yarbrough and Mrs. Carnell Yarbrough

Mr. Jay A. Smithson and Mrs. Merri J. Smithson

Mr. James T. Yarbrough and Mrs. Patsy C. Yarbrough

Mr. Shannon K. Spangler and Mrs. Stacy S. Spangler Dr. Mark A. St Pierre and Mrs. Nancy B. St Pierre Mr. William Stevens and Mrs. Juliet L. Stevens Mr. Jeff Stotts and Mrs. Karen Stotts Mr. Michael Swedenburg and Mrs. Terri Swedenburg Mr. Bryce Swindler and Mrs. Sheri Swindler Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Mr. David Tarpley and Mrs. Heather J. Tarpley Mr. Lewis F. Taylor and Mrs. Melody R. Taylor Mr. Joseph Teague Mr. Samuel R. Tedder and Mrs. Carolyn Tedder Mr. Dewain Tennant and Mrs. Charlotte Tennant The Benevity Community Impact Fund Mr. George H. Thompson and Mrs. Kathryn B. Thompson

Dr. Kevin G. Yarbrough and Mrs. Darla D. Yarbrough

2014-15 PTF Sponsors Hickingbotham Investments Rainwater, Holt and Sexton Pinnacle Pointe Hospital Steve and Karmen Landers Steve and Sandy Landers Rob and Tammy Parker Gary and Megan Garrison Huffman Drywall (Brandon and Brittany Huffman) Simmons Bank JPMS Cox Bank of the Ozarks DRG Builders

Mr. Reed Thompson and Mrs. Susie Q. Thompson

CORCO Construction

Thrivent Choice

Mike and Deborah Roberts

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation

Casy Jones - Janet Jones Company

Mr. Richard M. Toney and Mrs. Jacquelyn E. Toney

Drs. Woodard and Sundell

Mr. Sam Treadway and Mrs. Laura W. Treadway

Pediatrics Plus

John and Joy White

Randy and Lisa Alberius Gary and Karen Arnold Rick and LuAnn Ashley Expressway Airport Parking Jamie and Christy Banks Renee Bornemeir George and Jonie Burks John and September Crabtree Pediatrics Plus Grant and Jaime Fortson Scott and Lisa Gentry Ed and Kim Harpole Bruce and Kim Hurlbut Jim Mark and Allison Ingram Bill and Georgia Johnston Kent and Michele Jolliff Tom and Sunshine Lee Fred and Karen Lord Scott and Mitzi MacFarlane Danny and Margaret Newton Rob and Tammy Parker Bob and Martha Snider Jeff and Teru Strickland Michael and Sharlee Wright Linda Zust Family For information about 2015-16 Warrior Club membership please see LittleRockChristian.com/boosterclubs/warriorclub.

We strive to include every contributor who made a donation in fiscal year 2014-2015. Please contact the Advancement office at 501.868.9822 so that we may correct our records if we have inadvertently omitted or inaccurately reported your name.

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NEW L I TTL E RO C K C H R I S T I A N A C A D E M Y W E B S I T E

COMIN G SOON!

Little Rock Christian Academy’s Fine Arts Department presents:

L ITTLE ROCK

CHRISTIAN

Fine Arts

November 12, 14, 15 in Warrior Hall Directed by: Kay Basham

Adults $10, Students $5 Tickets available at the door 1 hour before each performance

Special Thanks to LRCA Fine Arts 2015 Presenting Sponsor: Hickingbotham Investments


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