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Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight - Makenna Judy

February 15, 2018

Get to know Makenna a little better...

Life Verse: “ Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” – Matthew 24:12-13

First Started at MCA: 6th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Cross-Country, Track and Field, Swimming, Employed at Sun Valley 14 Cinemas

Awards & Honors: National Honor Society, GPA Awards, ACSI Award, Honorable Mention in Kaleidoscope art show.

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: UNC Chapel Hill, UNCW, College of Charleston, Wingate University

College/Career Plans: Makenna is planning on studying creative writing.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: Coach Honeycutt

Senior Spotlight - Jackson Brinkley

February 13, 2018

Get to know Jackson a little better...

Life Verse: “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” – Proverbs 27:17

First Started at MCA: 9th Grade

Extra-Curricular Activities: Cross-Country, Track, and running a business

Awards & Honors: 3-time Cross-Country All-MAC Conference, All-Conference Track, Cross-Country MVP, superior academic achievement

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, Queens University

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

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: Coach Honeycutt

Senior Spotlight - Tyrek Funderburk

February 12, 2018

Get to know Tyrek a little better...

Life Verse: “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” – Zephaniah 3:17

First Started at MCA: MCA Lifer

Extra-Curricular Activities: WSL, Praise Band, Football, & Track

Awards & Honors: All-State Football & Track, Joseph Award

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Richmond University

College/Career Plans: Tyrek has signed to play football at Richmond University. He plans on studying Neuroscience or Criminal Justice.

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: “Rachel Hibbard; she taught me maturity and respect to others!”

Senior Spotlight - Drew Hoyt

February 08, 2018

Get to know Drew a little better…

Life Verse: “I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 2:5

First Started at MCA: 11th Grade

Extra-Curricular: Baseball

Awards & Honors: Lettered in baseball

Colleges Accepted/Applied to: Appalachian State, Creighton, and Virginia

College & Career Plans: Drew is planning on studying Pre-Dental in college

MCA Staff/Faculty Impact: Coach Adams

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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

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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