During an extended worship time Friday morning, Mr. Garren Carter school counselor shared with students and staff how Jesus communicates. Mr. Carter shared that 7% of what is communicated is done through words. Tone and volume of voice and well as non-verbal gestures make up the other 93% of how people communicate. He focused on the communication skills of both the rich young ruler and Jesus. To further illustrate Michael Jr’s be the punchline video was shown. Both with the biblical story and the video Mr. Carter challenged everyone to acknowledge the resources and gifts of God to us and look for ways to help others with them.
His presentation was part of a week long focus this week at school on communication. This is one of the 7Cs the school family considers a core values. Earlier this week in chapel Mrs. Hardin shared worships on the power of kind words and the characteristics of self-talk. In class Chaplin Jamieson used the bible and videos to illustrate how communication happens.
The Class of 2017 finished their last final today and will begin graduation festivities this evening in the gymnasium at 7:30 pm with Class Night, Consecration-Friday evening at 7:30 pm in the Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church and Commencement, Saturday evening at 8:30 pm in the Madison Academy gymnasium. Class Night and Commencement services will be live-streamed and available on demand.
During the Assembly period on May 10th, the classes met with their sponsors and elected class officers for next school year. The Seniors chose to have instruction and substitute Monday’s instructional time for a breakfast. The incoming Freshmen will elect their officers in the first weeks of next school year. Here are a list of the class officers for 2017-18.
|Class of 2018||Class of 2019||Class of 2020|
|Jordan R Brown||Julianne Plank||Aiden Kroll|
|Nate Higgs||Jack Wheeler||Andre Crayton|
|Cody Tishaw||Camden Armstrong||Ashlyn Levoy|
|Brianna Underwood||Amari Fountain||Spencer Boskind|
|Communications Coordinator||Kayla Kimbley||Marlana Bell||Alexandra Nunez|
Twenty-seven students qualified for the Presidential Youth Fitness Award. During the school year, students are tested twice, once in September the other in March, on their: aerobic capacity, abdominal strength endurance, upper body strength and endurance, body composition, trunk strength and flexibility, and overall flexibility.
This fitness assessment is not just solely for The Presidential Youth Fitness program, but also to help gather data for the “Physical Genesis” study sponsored by the NAD Education department. A study that will answer the question, “Are young Adventists still enjoying the benefits of a healthy life in comparison to their elderly counterparts?
Alex Adams, athletic director at Madison Academy, is excited about these results. He shared with us, “This is great to see that over 1/3 of our student body meets the Presidential Youth Fitness standards. Especially when you consider that 40% more students qualified for the award the second time we tested. Our kids are taking their health more seriously. We are sharing with them the importance and how to follow a healthful lifestyle including diet and exercise.”
Madison Academy wants to instill the tenets of the Adventist health Message in their students. “It’s more important now than ever,” continues Adams. “The state of Tennessee has the 2nd highest rate of high school students that are obese and overweight in the nation. I don’t want our kids to feel like that is their future, I don’t want them to suffer from poor health due to being overweight or obese. They can learn the habits now that will ensure that they don’t contribute to these statistics.”
Today in chapel, Mr. Mosher announced the results of the 68th annual American Mathematics Contest 12 and the 17th annual American Mathematics Contest 10. In the 11-12 grade division Mike Downs-1st, Cody Tishaw-2nd, Holly Hardin-3rd, Brianna Underwood -4th and Jordan R Brown-5th place. In the 9-10th grade division Ryan Downs-1st place, Jake Johnson and Aiden Kroll tied for 2nd place, Austin Fuentes-3rd place, Camden Armstrong and Julianne Plank tied for 4th place, and Donovan Allen placed 5th.
We are incredibly proud of our students… all of whom have chosen to DO SOMETHING HARD!!!! Madison Academy is participating in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Class competitions were held the last two days. The top students from each class will compete at our school finals competition on Wednesday, January 25 during our 11 AM assembly. We encourage the community to come to this event on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00am in the chapel and support our MA students in their literary endeavor. The winner of the school competition will be eligible to compete at the state championship in Nashville in March!
Here are the participants in the school-wide competition: Freshmen-Andre Crayton, Robyn Forde Whitefield, Pax Fordham, Sean Moore, Joy Osborne, Kris Ware; Sophomores-Rose Benoit, Will Buzby, Jake Johnson; Juniors-Jordan P. Brown, Leah Holloway, Brianna Underwood, Jackson Webb; Seniors-Myles Limonta, James Jackson and Andrew Ware.