"That the generation to come might know Him..." Psalm 78:6

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight - Samuel Wallace

April 19, 2017

Get to know Samuel a little better…

Life Verse: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” – Genesis 1:1

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten

Extra-Curricular Activities: Karate

Awards/ Honors: Various Highest GPA Awards, National Honors Society Member

College/Career Plans: Samuel plans to study Marine Mechanics

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Aceta; she made math not physically taxing and painful.”

Senior Spotlight - Donnie Coleman

April 18, 2017

Get to know Donnie a little better…

Life Verse:  “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity” – 1 Timothy 4:12

First Started at MCA: 3rd Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Baseball, Wrestling (School & Club), Cross-Country, Hunting, Fishing, Astronomy Club

Honors/Awards: Highest GPA in Science, State Champion Wrestler, Broke School record in stolen bases, captain of News Media Class (anchor)

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: East Carolina University

College/Career Plans: Donnie plans on attending East Carolina University where he will be studying business in pursuit of a career in construction/contracting.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Matthew Burnette and Jarmark Parker. They are spiritual leaders and great teachers”

Senior Spotlight- Luke Bricken

April 07, 2017

Get to know Luke a little better…

Life Verse: “God thus confirming our testimony about Christ through you” – 1 Corinthians 1:6

First Started at MCA: 5th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: National Honor Society, Baseball, Football, Swimming, Track & Field

Awards/Honors: NC Private School Player of the week in football, All-MAC conference in baseball and football, National Honor Society member

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Appalachian State University, Western Carolina, UNC Charlotte, Liberty University

College/Career Plans: Luke plans on pursuing a career as a Physical Therapist

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Coach Leopard; he has treated me like a son.”

Senior Spotlight - Mallory Murray

April 05, 2017

Get to know Mallory a little better…

Life Verse: “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” – Psalm 34:8

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten

Extra-Curricular Activities: Piano, orchestra, praise band

Awards/Honors: Highest GPA in all classes last year

College/Career Plans: Mallory plans on studying Pre-Medicine in hopes to pursue a career in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Edwards – she helps me remember my own worth in God.”

Senior Spotlight - Ashton Thomas

April 04, 2017

Get to know Ashton a little better…

Life Verse: “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” – Luke 19:10

First Started at MCA: 6th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Varsity Football, Cross Country, NHS, and Weightlifting

Awards/Honors: National Honors Society, A-B Honor Roll, 2-Time NCISAA All-State in football, and 2016 All-MAC Conference in Cross-Country

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: Western Carolina, Liberty University

College/Career Plans: Ashton plans on pursuing a career in the Medical Field

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Coach Langley – helped me stay at Metrolina through tough times and helped me grow as a football player and as a man.”

Senior Spotlight - Hailey Morrison

March 31, 2017

Get to know Hailey a little better…

Life Verse: “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

First Started at MCA: 8th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Middles & Mentors, Track & Field

Awards/Honors: Head of School Award, A/B Honor Roll, went to Nationals for Track & Field (800M Sprint Medley), Highest Biology GPA (10th Grade)

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Wake Forrest University, NCAT, UNC Greensboro, Queens University, UNC Charlotte, Wingate University

College/Career Plans: Hailey plans on studying communications or nursing in college

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Laurents; she’s so open and caring with everything she does. She is also a WONDERFUL English teacher.”

Senior Spotlight - Daniel Hattaway

March 27, 2017

Get to know Daniel a little better…

Life Verse: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” – Isaiah 41:10

First Started at MCA: Freshman year

Extra-Curricular Activities: Football, wrestling

Awards/Honors: 2-time NCISAA Wrestling State Champion, was chosen to attend the STEM Conference

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: NC State University

College/Career Plans: Daniel plans on studying Mechanical Engineering in college

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Ronnie Plyler; he reminds me who I am really playing for”

Senior Spotlight - Alexa Snapper

March 24, 2017

Get to know Alexa a little better…

Life Verse:

For the choir director: A psalm of David, the servant of the Lord. He sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. He sang:

I love you, Lord;
you are my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.

I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.

-Psalm 18:1-3

First Started at MCA: Junior year

Extra-Curricular Activities: Cross Country and Soccer at MCA, Club Soccer

Awards/Honors: Honor Roll, Warrior Award in swimming

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: UNCC, University of Tennessee, Liberty University, Eastern Carolina University

College/Career Plans: Alexa plans on studying architecture in college

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: Mrs. Edwards

Senior Spotlight - Josh Auvil

March 22, 2017

Get to know Josh a little better…

Life Verse: “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” – Proverbs 1:7

First Started at MCA: Elementary School

Extra-Curricular Activities: Football and Track

Awards/Honors: Josh earned highest GPA and received an offer for football

College/Career Plans: Computer science/cyber security

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mr. Burnette, Mr. Risley, Mrs. Aceta, Mrs. Ingrassia, Mrs. Laughridge, Coach Stewart;   All have helped me improve my character and integrity and have helped me to become a better Christian”

Senior Spotlight - Rylee Doyle

March 17, 2017

Get to know Rylee a little better…

Life Verse: Psalm 23

First Started at MCA: 8th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Volleyball, Drama, and piano

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: UNC Charlotte and UNC Pembroke

College/Career Plans: Rylee plans to study English in college

MCA Teacher/ Faculty Impact: “Many teachers have inspired me. They’ve said things about their walks that have given me hope.”

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