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Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight - Michael Eckhart

April 19, 2018

Get to know Michael a little better…

Life Verse: Psalm 19:12-14

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten

Extra-Curricular Activities: WSL

Awards & Honors: MCA Lifer

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: Appalachian State University, Mcrae, Wingate University

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: Mr. Burnette

Senior Spotlight - Logan Bjorson

April 18, 2018

Get to know Logan 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: 2nd Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Basketball and Softball

Awards & Honors: 3-time All-State and 5-time All-Conference in Softball

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: Campbell University

College/Career Plans: Logan has signed to play softball for Campbell University where she plans on studying Criminal Justice.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: “Coach Parker; he has always had faith in me and always encouraged me to do my best no matter what I’m doing and to never give up.”

Senior Spotlight - Noah Burnette

April 13, 2018

Get to know Noah a little better...

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten 

Awards & Honors: MCA Lifer

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: ECU, University of Tampa

College/Career Plans: Noah is planning on studying Business in college.

Senior Spotlight - Joshua Vandergrift

April 12, 2018

Get to know Joshua a little better...

Life Verse: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten

Extra-Curricular Activities: Swim Team, both club and school

Awards & Honors: Team Captain for MCA Swim, Conference Champion for MCA Swim, and state qualification.

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Western Carolina University, King University, Roanoke College, Wingate University, Hampden-Sydney University, Mars Hill University, Queens University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Ashland University

College/Career Plans: Joshua is planning on studying Psychology or Communications in college. He has signed with King University for swimming.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: “Coach Honeycutt, regardless of not being my coach anymore, has helped me so much with my work ethic, and teaching me how important it is to give your best effort at everything, regardless of if you fail or not.”

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Senior Spotlight - Aaron McEwen

June 01, 2017

Get to know Aaron a little better…

Life Verse: “But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it” – Matthew 7:14

First Started at MCA: Senior year

Extra-Curricular Activities: A FIRST Robotics Club, Yeti Robotics

Awards/Honors: Honor Roll, ACSI Distinguished Student in Academics Award

College/Career Plans: Aaron is attending NC State University to study Engineering

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Shields has probably had the biggest impact on me this school year. She has helped and guided me as a I searched for a college. If it wasn’t for her, I would not be where I am today. She has given me advice and helped me to find my direction as I prepared to attend NC State for Engineering.”

Senior Spotlight - Morgan Wetherbee

May 31, 2017

Get to know Morgan a little better…

Life Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

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First Started at MCA: Junior year

Extra-Curricular Activities: Varsity Tennis Team, Compassion in Action Club

Awards/Honors: Heart of the team- Tennis, Timothy Award, Highest GPA 11th Grade Honors Anatomy, Pre-Calculus, and English, National Honors Society

College/Career Plans: Morgan is planning on attending Anderson University to study Business

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mr. Burnette – he made me who I am and got me to love history. He taught me how to live a life that reflects and mirrors God. “

Senior Spotlight - Melissa Pelikhataya

May 30, 2017

Get to know Melissa a little better…

Life Verse: “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” – Romans 16:20

First Started at MCA: 11th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Youth Choir at church

Awards/Honors: Lettered in Basketball and volleyball, ribbons for choir and band, 2 leadership awards

College/Career Plans: Melissa will be attending Central Piedmont Community College to study Sonography

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mr. Risley; just the stories he has told about his past, I feel I can relate to him. I feel most comfortable coming to him when I have a problem.”

Senior Spotlight - Drew Moore

May 26, 2017

Get to know Drew a little better…

Life Verse: “ This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” – 1 John 4:10

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten

Extra-Curricular Activities: Track, Cross-Country, Praise Band

Awards/Honors: National Honors Society, Head of School Award

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Clemson University, NC State University

College/Career Plans: Drew will be attending NC State University to study Chemical Engineering.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Coach Honeycutt; he has taught me to persevere.

Senior Spotlight - Montana Simpson

May 25, 2017

Get to know Montana a little better…

Life Verse: “The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!” – Judges 6:12

First Started at MCA: 8th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Fishing, Hunting, Gaming

Awards/Honors: 9th  grade Football award, 10th-11th  grade Track and Field awards

College/Career Plans: Montana will take a year off to enter the workforce, then attend community college.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mr. Burnette and Mrs. Rosser”

Senior Spotlight - Hannah Schmitt

May 24, 2017

Get to know Hannah a little better…

Life Verse: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” – 2 Timothy 4:7

First Started at MCA: Junior year

Extra-Curricular Activities: Volunteering at church, work at McAlisters, babysitting

Awards/Honors: Coach’s award in 9th grade for volleyball

College/Career Plans: Hannah will attend Coastal Carolina University to study Marine Biology.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Edwards, she has inspired me to love Christ more and want to know Him more”

Senior Spotlight - Nick Dietrich

May 23, 2017

Get to know Nick a little better…

Life Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

First Started at MCA: Senior Year

Extra-Curricular Activities: Varsity Basketball

Awards/Honors: Captain of Basketball team, 2016 All-MAC Conference

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Wingate University, Newberry College, Queens University, Presbyterian, UNC Asheville

College/Career Plans: Nick will attend Newberry College to study Communications. He will be a member of the Wolves Basketball team.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Shields, because she has helped me with applying and getting into colleges.”

Senior Spotlight - Hannah Niccolai

May 22, 2017

Get to know Hannah a little better…


Life Verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten 

Extra-Curricular Activities: Track, Soccer

Awards/Honors: Head of School Award, National Honors Society 

College/Career Plans: Hannah will be attending North Greenville University to study Marketing

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Coach Parker; he has been like a second father to me and has helped me to further my faith”

Senior Spotlight - Austin Barker

May 19, 2017

Get to know Austin a little better…

Life Verse: “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” – Philippians 1:6

First Started at MCA: 2010

Extra-Curricular Activities: Band, Plays guitar in church band, youth group, Compassion in Action

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: LeTourneau University, Liberty University

College/Career Plans: Austin will attend LeTourneau University in Texas. He will be studying Professional Flight with plans to become a pilot.

Teacher/Faculty impact: “Mr. Burnette; I really look up to him and he has a great way of teaching and talking to his pupils. Out of all of the teachers that I have had, he’s the one I feel that I connect with the best.”

Senior Spotlight - Jackson Cook

May 15, 2017

Get to know Jackson a little better…

Life Verse: “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” – Romans 3:23

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten

Extra-Curricular Activities: Jackson enjoys hunting and training dogs

College/Career plans: Jackson is planning on entering the workforce upon high school graduation

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Sutton; she has helped me so much through school, and she is always here to talk to if I need somebody.”

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