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2024 Senior Chapel

MCA Holds their Annual Senior Chapel to Honor the Achievements of the Seniors
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Teacher Keith Post gives a speech about the senior class.
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  • The seniors stand in the front all of the students and staff to announce their college decision.

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  • Upper School principal Laura Smith and teacher Tyler Blue speaks about the 2024 senior class.

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  • Senior Connor Jarzombek signs to play baseball at Oklahoma Baptist University.

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  • Basketball players take a picture with Uriah Boutte, who decided to play at Midamerica Nazarene University.

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  • Senior Max Luna decides to play football at Texas Wesleyan University.

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  • Senior Jax Marshall commits to play baseball at the University of Houston.

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  • Athletes of the Year, senior Noah Wheeler and junior Kadence Ackmann pose with Vice President of Independent Financial after receiving their awards.

  • Senior Ava Thompson receives her framed retired jersey from Athletic Director Judy Collins

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  • Senior David Roller receives his retired jersey from Athletic Director Judy Collins

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On Friday, April 26, McKinney Christian Academy held their annual Senior Chapel. This specific chapel is special to honor the achievements of the senior class. The chapel began by recognizing 12 senior athletes who have decided to play at the next level. Drew Denton will be attending Oklahoma Baptist University to play football, Max Luna will be attending Texas Wesleyan University to play football, Cash Etheredge will be attending Southern Nazarene University to play football, Noah Wheeler will be attending Grove City College to play football, Allie Stephenson will be attending Doane University to play volleyball, Uriah Boutte will be attending MidAmerica Nazarene University to play basketball, Emily Barnhill will be attending Hastings College to play basketball, Ava Thompson will be attending Howard Payne University to play soccer, Connor Jarzombek will be attending Oklahoma Baptist to play baseball, Jax Marshall will be attending University Of Houston to play baseball, Jacob Dover-Smith will be attending Abilene Christian University to run track and Kaylin Starling will be attending Colorado Christian University to play volleyball.

After each of the senior athletes coaches spoke, head soccer coach Wendy McDowell presented Thompson with retiring her soccer jersey and cross country Rhett McKeller presented senior David Roller with his retired jersey.

Following, Executive Vice President of Independent Financial spoke and presented this years Female and Male Athlete of the Year. This years award winners were junior Kadence Ackmann and senior Noah Wheeler.

After honoring these students, every senior was called to the front to show which college they will be attending and what scholarships they will accept. In total, MCA’s 2024 senior class received in total of over 5 million dollars offered in scholarships and over 2 million dollars have been accepted. Afterwards, seniors Kylie Mullins, JC Harrison, Matthew Meeks, Grace Krause, and Ella Wedemeyer led the students in worship. This chapel was a great way to honor the senior class before they leave for college.

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Allie Stephenson
Allie Stephenson, staff writer
Hey! I'm Allie Stephenson. I am a Senior and this is my third year at McKinney Christian Academy. This is my second year in a newspaper and I am going to be a staff writer. I play volleyball and softball for MCA. In my free time, I love to swim, hang out with friends, and go shopping. My favorite bible verse is "With God all things are possible" -Matthew 19:26.
Bren Williams
Bren Williams, Staff Writer
Bren Williams is a junior attending MCA for three years. This will be her first year in newspaper. Bren will be playing on the MCA volleyball team. In her free time, Williams loves spending time with family and playing sand volleyball with her friends. She attends Cottonwood Creek and is in the youth program. Her favorite bible verse is Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand."