Luellen to attend prestigious journalism conference

Parker Luellen, a member of the Senior class, and published author was selected to be a part of the National Youth Correspondent in Washington, DC this year.  For more information go to our facebook page or directly to the article in the paper.

Madison Academy: Spring 2018 Semester Recap

Teaching a little guy in Houston how to do a two-high

Showers of Blessings 

After Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston in August 2017, Chaplain Andrew Jamieson decided to switch the spring international mission trip and serve domestically. Our team of 22 students volunteered at shelters, food banks, dementia treatment centers, meal delivery services, soup kitchens, and many other places. Whether it was doing laundry for a homeless lady, delivering lunch to an at-risk preschooler, or teaching a teenager to do a two-high at the government-funded housing project, comfort zones were busted!

What Dr. Suess book is a favorite among young, old, and graduates?

Oh the Places You Will Go! Figuring out what you will do after graduation is one of the most intimidating aspects of college planning, especially nowadays when studies show that robots will take over 38% of US jobs in about 15 years. MA contracted with high school career counselor David Beamish to give juniors two career inventories and guide them through the process of planning for their future. “It’s crazy how accurate these inventories are,” Julianne, a junior, shared. “I’m so glad that Madison Academy invested in this service for me and the junior class.”

What candy personifies for the Madison Academy 2018 senior class?

Seniors were also the winners of the spirit trophy this year.

 

Smarties! This year’s senior class was awarded $895,000 in scholarships. Amongst 14 students that is a pretty good chunk of change.  Not only are they going to have an easier time paying for college than the average student, but with the dual enrollment classes offered at Madison, many will become a sophomore during the second semester of their first year of college.

 

“We are the champions, my friends!”

Parker and Marlana posing after their tennis doubles championship win!

More than just a hit song, it is our athletic program’s anthem.  This year, Madison Academy was able to secure not just one championship title in the Tennessee Christian Athletic Association (TNCAA), but three: girls’ volleyball, co-ed soccer, and the women’s tennis doubles. The best part of it all: our students made some great memories while learning the value of discipline, integrity, teamwork, and Christian sportsmanship

Who’s excited about a later curfew?

Fifteen students are! At Madison Academy these 15 completed 55 dual enrollment credits this school year collectively by taking Composition 101, Personal Finance and Pre-Calculus. By taking these classes, the average college-prep student is able to reach sophomore status by second semester of their freshman year. Not only does this save them thousands of dollars in college tuition (you’re welcome parents), but also grants them a later curfew if they are residing in one of our Adventist Universities.

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring the…

Running through the giant puddles at Peeler Park

Public Relations 101 Class thinks that it’s a great day to hold a 5K. During second semester a new class was offered, Public Relations 101. Six brave students joined up with Taleah Valles-Peters, the director of development, to learn different public relation principals and event planning skills. On race day, April 22, it poured the entire time making it the most memorable Neely’s Bend 5K yet. Not only did the students raise over $12K for the work-study program, but they also raised $1,500 for the 100 Club of Nashville which supports emergency personnel who lose their life or are traumatically injured in the line of duty.

 

What was Hank Snow singing about?

The drama team after one of their performances

“I’ve been everywhere man”…Big Fish, Madison’s drama team can almost compete with the places listed in that song. They traveled from Michigan to Virginia, from North Carolina to Alabama, with a few stops in Tennessee. “Being able to share the love of Jesus through drama is the best part of being on Big Fish,” stated Kris, a sophomore on the team. “When people come up to me after the performances and say ‘thank you, that touched my heart,’ I feel good that God could use me and my friends to share his love.”

 

 

 

Why do you rush to get tickets when the Heritage Singers come to town?

There are limited seats available! Currently, 89% of our current student body are re-enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year and already 28 in our freshmen class. There are a few seats still available in each class. Interested in giving your student a quality Adventist education? Call 615.865.4055.

Student Council Officers for 18-19 school year announced

After a week of campaigning, speeches and voting the Student Council leaders were announced in chapel this morning by Mr. Andrew Jamieson, SA co-sponsor.  President is Jake Johnson, Campus Ministries Coordinator is Jack Wheeler, Service Coordinator is Kristen Whitley, Communications Coordinator is Camden Armstrong, Finance Officer is Donovan Allen and Activities Coordinator is Amari Fountain.  All of the officers elected are a part of the Class of 2019.

Grab Your Kicks and Your Kids…

The Neely’s Bend 5K is one month away. We are ecstatic! Join us for a fun-filled day investing in your school and community servants.
Register by March 28 and use coupon code neelysbend5kfun for $5 off on individual registration and $20 off on family registration (must register at least four people). Sign-up at www.neelysbend5k.com/runners

Alum Returns for Student-Teaching Experience

Colton Eldred , graduate of MA’s Class of 2013, returns to campus this quarter as a Student Teacher.  “Mr. Eldred” (a title some of our students are finding hard to remember) is observing and co-teaching history classes as part of his training through Southern Adventist University’s School of Education. In just one week, he is already inspiring learners to love history. Did you know Theodore Roosevelt often spoke with his fist in the air? It’s true. Fun fact learned while taking this photo…

Pancake Breakfast at the 403 Center

Career Counseling for Junior Students

David Beamish, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, met with each of our junior students this week for an individualized review of the results of two comprehensive personality and career assessments designed to help our students make decisions about their future. We are excited to help position our students to thrive in college and the career of their choice. Thank you Mr. Beamish for investing in our students! Thank you donors for providing the means for this one-on-one career counseling!

Mr. Beamish discusses the personalized assessment findings with Kristen Whitley.

Mission Trip 2018

Twenty-two Madison Academy students gave up their spring break to travel half way across the country to Houston in order to serve strangers. Although Hurricane Harvey hit six months ago, there are still people displaced and front lawns are still littered with flood damaged debris waiting to be hauled away. The needs are overwhelming in the 4 th largest city in the U.S., with one of the largest homeless populations in the country.

Our team volunteered at shelters, food banks, dementia treatment centers, meal delivery services, soup kitchens, and many other places. The goal for the trip was to get out of our comfort zones, and that we did! Whether it was doing laundry for a homeless lady, delivering lunch to an at-risk preschooler or teaching a teenager to do a two-high at the government funded housing project, comfort zones were busted!

The trip also included a stop at SWAU where our students were able to worship on a college campus and get a feel for college life. A quick visit to the Alamo, a Spurs game and a boat ride at the Riverwalk in San Antonio rounded out our trip.

 

 

 

Walk WITH & Pray UP

More than 30 students and faculty gathered in the gazebo yesterday from 10 AM to 10:17 AM to remember the 17 students killed in Parkland High School. They prayed for the families of the teenagers who lost their lives and for the high school students and staff who are still coping and recovering from the tragedy. Our students prayed for a hedge of protection around Madison Academy and that God would keep the forces of evil that would do harm, away from our campus. They thanked God for a cohesive, inclusive school community, and asked, and then prayed for their peers. Thank you Parker Luellen and Kendra Miller for initiating, organizing and leading this prayer vigil. You are Inspired Seekers, Empowered Scholars, and Devoted Servants.