West Academy competed with Madison Academy for the Tennessee Christian Athletics Association [TNCAA] championship on the campus of Madison Academy, the host for this year’s soccer tournament Monday night at 6:00 pm after the original game and time got rescheduled because of weather concerns. Madison scored first in the opening minutes of the match however West scored the equalizer shortly thereafter. Madison went ahead later in the game scoring another two goals. West continued to attack and was awarded a penalty kick and another kick just in front of the goal to tie the game. The teams ended regulation play tied at 3-3. The game was extended with two ten minute periods and a five-minute intermission. The first overtime period was scoreless but West Academy scored 3 goals in the second overtime period and won the championship 6-3. The Madison Academy team played with heart and played well through adversity.
We are excited to announce that Madison Academy and Madison Campus Elementary are working together to streamline the athletic program under the leadership of one director. Jeremy Perkins will serve both schools as the athletic director and continue teaching physical education at MCE. Alex Adams will be teaching four high school math courses as well as PK-2nd grade PE. This reorganization is intended to make our PK-12 program more cohesive while being more efficient with resources.
The results of the Student Council election were announced today at the beginning of 8th Period by the principal, Mrs. Fuentes. President-Jackson Webb; Campus Ministries Coordinator-Jake Johnson; Service Coordinator-Jordan P. Brown; Activities Coordinator-Joy Osborne; Communications Coordinator-Pax Fordham; Finance Officer-Austin Fuentes. Voting took place just after chapel in the Learning Commons in four different areas. Students got a ballot and when a polling position was empty they occupied the spot and cast their vote.
The Student Association officers planned for weeks for the Spring Games event. They scheduled some of the same events as in the past such as the 50, 100, 880 relay runs, however, there were many new experiences. The day started with a devotional thought by Christina Mercado at 8 am in the chapel and then the students and staff were invited to eat pancakes and drink some orange juice served from the Learning Commons patio by Student Association officers, staff, and moms. There was a member of each class that ate a super-sized pancake. Then everyone when to the athletic field to watch each class participate in an obstacle course event. The classes then lined up to compete in the tug of war. Then individual class members participated in a lawn tic-tac-toe game followed by a three-person water balloon sling shot contest. Three classes tied for first place so there was a one-shot playoff. After this event classes were organized for the running events. Pizza was served for lunch on the back patio of the Learning Commons. The classes then went back to the athletic field and played class on class softball. A nice treat was the ice slushy truck were all could get a refreshing icee paid for by the SA. The final event of the day was the SA parade of candidates on their floats or cars.
In a windy, overcast day, the first round of the Tennessee Christian Athletics Association was played at Madison Academy. The first match was between Madison and Lancaster Academy. Ian Petersen scored the first goal of the match shortly after the game began. The teams battled for the rest of the first period before Lancaster scored the equalizer towards the end of the 1st period. In the final period, the Knights scored three unanswered goals and won 4-1.
Last week the Knights competed with Dayspring Academy and won that match 8-2.
Today the Student Association posted the list of candidates running for office next school year.
These students met the following requirements:
- Class Standing: the President shall be either a senior or junior during the year that (s)he serves.
- Attendance: no more than 12 points in any quarter of current school year
- Citizenship: no more than 5 points in any quarter of current school year
- GPA: Cumulative of 2.5 with no Ds, Fs, or Is at 3rd Quarter.
- Note: Student leaders must maintain Attendance, Citizenship, and GPA as listed above at the end of each quarter.
- Service Hours: minimum of 35
- Recommendation from Faculty Member (cannot be the Student Council sponsors)
- Recommendation from Pastor, Youth Leader, Employer, or Adult / non-family member
- Application Submitted On Time
- Interview with one or both of the SA sponsors
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.
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.”
The soccer match yesterday with United Christian Academy at their school was moved up an hour to try and get the game in before a rainstorm arrived. The teams were able to play however Madison lost 4-3. The Knight player to score all three goals was Ian Petersen: one penalty kick and assists from Ryan Downs and Spencer Boskind.
For all the schedules and scores for our soccer and tennis teams go to knighthawks athletics.