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.

Madison Academy and Madison Campus Elementary recognize their athletes

Last night in the Madison Academy gymnasium the Booster Club provided a light dinner and the coaches gave out awards to their players.  At the conclusion of the event, Sarah Adalla and Ian Petersen were announced as the Madison Academy Athletes of the year.  This event was live streamed for those who could not attend in person.  To see the archived program go to our Madison Academy Online channel on youtube channel.

Soccer and Tennis teams win

In a rare pleasant evening game, the Madison soccer team traveled to Dayspring Academy and won the match 5-2.  The tennis team had a double header playing West Academy and later Dayspring Academy winning 8 out of the 14 matches.  For full details go to the MA-MCE Athletics web page.

Soccer and Tennis have Senior night

Tennis team wins season opener

On Tuesday, in an indoor tennis match with Mount Judea High School, the Madison Academy team won 2-0.  On the same day, the soccer team played at home competing against Pleasant View Christian but lost 4-1.

Tennis team places 2nd in TNCAA tournament

In the first year of existence the Madison Academy tennis team placed 2nd in the TNCAA tournament during the first week of May.  In doubles our girls team of Osiris Garcia and Camden Armstrong won first place.  In singles, Nathan Johnson won his division.

Night for Knights celebrates athletes

Parents, volunteers, staff and students came together to celebrate those students that in addition to academic work participated in one or more of Madison Academy’s interscholastic sports programs.  Each athlete was awarded a participation medallion.  Coaches Adams, Perkins, Ley and Canas along with Assistant coaches Sonja Underwood and Gabriel Ortiz presented trophies to the athletes they coached.

The two standouts in Cross country were Rosie Benoit and Ian Petersen.  Nathan Johnson made the regionals cut on our swim team.

For the JV girls volleyball the Knight award went to Brianna Burks, the most improved to Julianne Plank, best defensive player Jordan R. Brown, best offensive player Camden Armstrong and MVP was Holly Hardin.  For the varsity girls volleyball team the Knight award went to Christina Mercado, most improved Avery Kroll, Coaches awards to Brianna Underwood and Abigail Anderson with MVP hardware to Morgan Currie.

For the JV boys basketball the Knight award went to Zachary Levinskas, most improved to Jackson Webb, coaches award to Beau Rodrigquez and Joshua Hardin with MVP award going to Ian Petersen.  For the varsity boys basketball team the Knight award was given to Ben Shepherd, most improved to Langston Martinez, coaches award went to Nathan Johnson and Tony Adalla with MVP going to Tyrell Gentle.  The girls varsity basketball team also was recognized.  The Knight award went to Julianne Plank, most improved Jordan Walker, coaches awards went to Sara Adalla, Brianna Underwood and Abigail Anderson with MVP honors awards to Morgan Currie.

Golf and tennis were new additions to the athletic mix this year at Madison Academy.  Out top golf players were Kristina Levinskas and Joshua Hardin. In tennis the Knight award was given to Jackson Webb, the most improved to Osiris Garcia and Jackson Webb.  The top performers were Camden Armstrong and Nathan Johnson.

In soccer the Knight award went to Moises Canas, most improved to Brianna Underwood and Jordan Kittles.  The coaches awards went to Alex Watson, Cy Durias, Tyrell Gentle, Mike Downs and Morgan Currie with MVP honors awarded to Moises Canas

The athlete of the year are Morgan Currie and Tyrell Gentle.

The evening was enhanced even more with food and decorations organized by Mrs. Vicki Anderson.

Soccer team wins first match of TNCAA tournament

Madison Academy hosted the first round of the TNCAA soccer tournament.  The coed varsity team played Dayspring Academy and won 5-0.  Madison will face West in the championship game on Friday.

In tennis the girls games are rescheduled due to the weather.

Tennis team wins match with West Academy

The Madison Academy tennis team defeated West Academy 5-4.  Nathan Johnson won the first ever tie-breaker match.  The next event is the TNCAA finals.  The girls will play at Sumner Academy, Monday, May 2 at 4 pm.  The guys finals are the next day May 3, at 3:30 playing at Peay Park.

Soccer, tennis and golf teams all played

In an away evening game at Merrol Hyde Magnet School the soccer team lost 4-2.  The team record is now 7-3-2 heading into the TNCAA Playoffs next week.

The tennis team won 7-1 playing students from Dayspring Academy.

The golf team competed with students from Middle Tennessee Heat and the Heat won.  They play nine holes.  There were no girls on the MT Heat golf team.

BOYS
Madison Academy Mid TN Heat
1. Joshua Hardin 45 1.  Charlie 39
2. Nathan Johnson 57 2.  Ethan 42
TOTAL 102 TOTAL 81
3. Sean Moore 53
4. Lucas Monroe 55
5. Donnie Underwood 60