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

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight - Caitlyn Crawford

November 22, 2017

Get to know Caitlyn a little better...

Life Verse: “But I will keep on hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more. I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words. I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. I will tell everyone that you alone are just. O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.” – Psalm 71:14-17

First Started at MCA: 6th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: School Volleyball and Club Volleyball            

Awards & Honors: National Honors Society

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Bluefield College, Milligan College, King University, North Greenville University, Erskine, and Ohio Christian University.

College/Career Plans: Caitlyn signed to play volleyball for King University where she will study mathematics or accounting.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Hargett has made the most impact of my life, she has shown me what it means to be a true woman of God and what it looks like when you put everything aside and fully pursue Christ.”

Senior Spotlight - Alexandra Griswold

November 21, 2017

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Life Verse: “We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster.” – Proverbs 16:1-4

First Started at MCA: 4th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Dance team, competition dance, volunteer teaching at church, church band, church choir, church creative arts team

Awards & Honors: A - Honor Roll, A/B – Honor Roll

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: UNC Wilmington, UNC Greensboro, Western Carolina University, Appalachian University

College/Career Plans: Alex is currently undecided.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: “Mrs. Laurents- she is a great teacher, and has been a role model for me”

Senior Spotlight - Braden Secrest

November 14, 2017

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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.”

First Started at MCA: 5th Grade

Awards & Honors: National Honors Society

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Wingate University, UNC Wilmington, UNC Charlotte, NC State University

College/Career Plans: Braden is planning on studying Mechanical Engineering.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: Mr. Burnette

Senior Spotlight - Brett Edwards

November 13, 2017

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Life Verse: “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1

First Started at MCA: Freshman year

Extra-Curricular Activities: Theater

College/Career Plans: Brett plans on attending Central Piedmont Community College to study Business.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: “Mrs.Ingrassia has been my favorite teacher ever since I joined this school. She always has the best advice and is an excellent director.”


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

Proverbs 31

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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