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Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight - Austin Baker

February 24, 2017

Get to know Austin a little better…

Life Verse: “God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.” – 2 Samuel 22:33

First Started at MCA: MCA Lifer

Extra-Curricular Activities: Football, Astronomy Club

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Liberty University

College/Career Plans: Austin plans on studying cinematography and video production in college

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: Coach Langley, Mr. Burnette, and Mr. Ashlock. They instilled in me a will to be a real man, to work hard and accomplish great things.”

Senior Spotlight - Marissa Schmoecker

February 21, 2017

Get to know Marissa a little better…

Life Verse: The book of James

First Started at MCA: 9th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: MCA Track, Cross-Country, and swim team

Awards/Honors: Warrior Student Leadership

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: University of Colorado at Boulder, UNC Wilmington, and Alabama University

College/Career Plans: Marissa plans on studying philosophy in college and then going on to graduate school to study law.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Aceta, by being the best teacher I’ve ever had. Not because of personality or anything outside of the fact that she is just really, really good at teaching students. She uses 100% of class time effectively and makes sure students actually understand what they’re learning and do it well. Her class is also a class that I feel challenged and a desire to do well and try my best because I respect her teaching method.”

Senior Spotlight - Nathan Clark

February 17, 2017

Get to know Nathan a little better…

Life Verse: “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him” – James 1:12

First Started at MCA: 11th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Nathan plays football, basketball, and baseball for MCA

Awards/Honors: 3-sport athlete at MCA

College/Career Plans: Nathan plans to study pre-medicine in pursuit of a career in pediatrics or sports medicine

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Laurents, she is the nicest teacher I’ve ever met”

Senior Spotlight - Coleman Johnson

February 15, 2017

Get to know Coleman a little better…

Life Verse: “The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.” – Proverbs 18:10

First started at MCA: 8th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Cross-Country, wrestling, and baseball. National Honors Society President

Awards/Honors: Placed 2nd at State wrestling tournament, 9th grade all-county band

College/Career Plans: Coleman plans on studying mechanical engineering in college

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Brad Aceta, the wrestling coach. He pushes me to do my best”

Senior Spotlight - Riley Goodson

February 13, 2017

Get to know Riley a little better…

Life Verse: “I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow” -1 Corinthians 3:6

First Started at MCA: 4th grade

Extra-curricular activities: Riley spends her free time working for her church.

Awards/Honors: Riley has earned highest GPA in various classes as well as earning straight A’s.

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro

College/Career Plans: Riley plans on studying education in hopes to pursue a career as an Art Teacher.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “I remember Mrs. Gillenwater instilling a love of writing, reading, and Edgar Allen Poe in me”

Senior Spotlight - Jacob Titherington

February 09, 2017

Get to know Jacob a little better…

Life Verse: So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”  -Romans 10:17

First Started at MCA: 2014

Extra-curricular activities: Football, Track, hiking, and camping

Awards/Honors: Off-Season player of the year in football and team captain of the football team

Colleges accepted/applied to: University of Arizona, Western Carolina University, Wingate University

College/Career Plans: Jacob plans on studying business with a focus on sports management

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Coach Langley, through being a great coach on the field but also a great friend/mentor off the field”

Senior Spotlight - Hope Estevez

February 07, 2017

Get to know Hope a little better…

Life Verse: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future” – Proverbs 31:25

First Started at MCA: 10th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Hope enjoys soccer, traveling, hanging out with friends, and going to rodeos

Awards/Honors: 2-time MAC All-Conference in soccer and 2-time All-State in soccer

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: St. Andrews University

College/Career Plans: Hope plans to study pre-vet or equine business management

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mr. Burnette and Coach Parker because they both have become family to me and I know if I ever need something I can always go to them.”

Senior Spotlight - Lauren Hattrich

February 01, 2017

Get to know Lauren a little better…

Life Verse: “God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it” – Psalm 46:5

First Started at MCA: Kindergarten

Extra-Curricular Activities: Varsity Cheerleading, Varsity Softball, M&M’s, Warrior Student Leadership, and National Honor Society

Awards/Honors: Lauren has earned a variety of athletic and academic awards throughout her years at MCA

Colleges accepted/applied to: NC State, Appalachian State University, Liberty University, UNC Chapel Hill, ECU, UNC-Wilmington, Bridgewater College

College/Career Plans: Lauren plans to study dental medicine/biology in hopes to start a career in dentistry or orthodontics

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Hibbard- she was always so cheerful and concerned with my family and life.”

“Mrs. Gillenwater – she was free spirited and always cared and loved me. She has kept up with me since she left MCA”

“Mrs. Shields – she was always ready to listen to people and help them out.”

“Mrs. Sutton – I just love her so much. She is my favorite”

Senior Spotlight - Wesley Manus

January 24, 2017

Get to know Wesley a little better:

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

First Started at MCA: Freshman year of high school

Extra-Curricular Activities: MCA Golf Team Member

Awards/Honors: Most Improved and Heart of the team in golf

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Coastal Carolina University and Wingate University

College/Career Plans: Psychology and PGA Golf Management

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “My golf coach Stephen Copeland. He has made me a better golfer as well as a better man. He has encouraged me in every way and is someone I could talk to about anything.”

Senior Spotlight - Caitlyn Logan

January 20, 2017

Get to know Caitlyn a little better:

Life Verse: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” – Romans 8:28

First Started at MCA: 5th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Soccer and Basketball

Honors/Awards: NHS, Defensive Player in basketball, Un-sung hero in basketball, 4-time MAC All-Conference in Soccer, 2-time MAC All-Conference in Cross-Country, and 2016 MAC All-Conference in basketball

Colleges Applied/Accepted to: John-Brown University and King University

College/Career Plans: Caitlyn will be attending John-Brown University where she will be a member of the Women’s Soccer Team. She plans on studying nursing.

MCA Teacher/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Davis; she has encouraged me through prayer and advice about my Christian walk.”

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