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It was a tough loss last night for the NCS boys varsity soccer team, but what they have accomplished this season has been historic! In 2018, the Eagles won only one of their seven district games, scored only nine goals, conceded 32 and were ranked sixth going into the first regional round where they lost 6-2 to BGA.
But this season tells a different story. Again, the Eagles played seven district games, but they won five, scored 23 goals in regular season district play and only conceded eight! Junior Tristan Hogan and senior Zach Clark scored eight goals each! Our winning record gave the Eagles a number four seeding going into tournament play, allowing us to bypass the first round for the first time in school history. On Saturday, May 4th, we hosted the Eagles from Ezell-Harding at and won 4-1! Last night their season ended with a tough loss to a talented CPA team in the regional quarterfinals. About this year’s season and team,
Athletic Director Ronnie Seigenthaler said, “It has been a pleasure to watch our boys soccer team compete this season. I am proud to say that when they take the field, you see a competitive skill level and a strong chemistry on this year’s team. I am proud of all they have accomplished.”
We are all so proud of these players and coaches for all of their incredible growth and achievements! Go Eagles!
We often have a guest speaker for Grandparents’ Day, and this year we had the unique opportunity to hear from some extraordinary speakers - our students! School President Connie Jo Shelton first introduced our school’s mission statement, “ to be a Christian, authentic, dynamic school equipping students to be global leaders.” She then described how our students represent Generation Z. Gen Z is the newest generation to be named, and they were born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 4-24 years old (nearly 74 million in the U.S.). “If we focus on mainstream media, they would have us believe that there is not a lot of hope for our future. It seems that children today are referenced in a negative light, giving a sense of despair and negativity. I am here today to tell you that there is hope and our future is bright,” said Mrs. Shelton.
Students from each grade level (elementary, middle, and high school) took the stage and shared about their experiences serving their school, community, and even the world.
Elementary students talked about their regular visits to two local retirement homes where they sing for and visit with residents. They also shared about Valentines for Vets, Soles for Souls, and the canned food drive. Middle school students shared how they collect small Christmas gifts and fill stockings every year for needy children. Gage Smith, an eighth-grader at NCS told a personal story about his middle school basketball team taking food to the homeless living around the West Nashville Greenway. Our high school students also help feed the homeless every Thanksgiving, taking leftovers from the NCS Praise and Thanksgiving service to areas of need. Seniors Tanner Goodman, Abby Shivers, and Jordan Williams all were able to share their experiences on mission trips to New York and Mexico.
Following the assembly, students showed off their artwork to their grandparents and visited the photo booth to get a commemorative photo with their loved ones. Overall it was another great example of how NCS is truly a family, and our students are truly being equipped to become global leaders!
Instead of running a fundraiser this nine weeks, the middle school house of Honor wanted to run a social campaign to help the organization "R-Word: Spread the Word to End the Word." This organization works to help eliminate the R-word "retard(ed)" from being used in inappropriate ways. This social campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.
Use of this word is often an issue in middle schools. The house of Honor wanted to educate NCS middle school students and ask them to commit to not use the R-word and be more aware of their language in general. They also bought wristbands in support of the campaign and handed them out to middle school students who agreed to commit to not using the word any longer.
Way to go house of Honor! You truly exemplify our mission of being "a Christian, authentic, dynamic school equipping students to be global leaders." You have shown strong leadership and have taken a great step towards changing your world!
Art Wee k is always highly anticipated each year as the gallery walls go up in the commons and student work from all year is put on display. This year’s artwork did not disappoint, and there were many notable pieces.
Sophomore Bett Hoyt took Best in Show with her incredibly detailed underwater seascape pottery piece titled Under the Sea. Senior Annmarie Alexander has won multiple art awards during her time at NCS including thousands of dollars in college scholarships. She won the Faculty Award with her piece entitled God’s Canvas. Earlier this year, her piece Yellowstone won her a $12,000 scholarship from the Scholastic Art Show in the Cheekwood exhibit.
Because of a power outage at the school, we were unable to have the Visual Arts Reception and Awards as planned. However, we wanted to make sure to recognize all of our winners:
Art I - Madison Turner
Art II - Lexi Hardaway
Art III - Allie Grace Greenlee
Art IV - Tollie Boone
Congratulations to all who placed this year! You can see all of the high school artwork on display in the slideshow below.