The Mane Edition

Despite COVID-19, MCA Expands Their Faculty

New teachers join MCA.

Angelina Li, staff writer

August 27, 2020

It’s a new school year bringing in new changes. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic McKinney Christian Academy has been working hard to push through. That being said, the mustangs have expanded their staff with six new teachers. The Lower School has received three new teachers this year. Lynette Siebra...

Brooke Jensen, the Dancer and Choreographer

Brooke Jensen competing with a solo dance at competition.

Angelina Li, staff writer

April 24, 2020

Freshman Brooke Jensen has been dancing for as long as she can remember. Since the age of two, she has been enamored by the beauty of dance and challenge that comes with it. Once she reached third grade, Jensen began competing in dance competitions. The usual competition season for dance is from fall...

Lily Jornod, the Aspiring Videographer

Lily Jornod spends her time taking photos while school is out.

Angelina Li, staff writer

April 17, 2020

Freshman, Lily Jornod, is an aspiring videographer. She has been making videos for about a year and a half now. Her hobby was inspired by her desire to make fun videos with her friends and family. Over time, as she spent more and more time making videos, Jornod decided to make a YouTube channel to post...

MCA Costa Rica Mission Trip

The mission team prays together for the people and churches of Costa Rica in front of an ox-cart display.

Angelina Li, staff writer

March 31, 2020

Every year, McKinney Christian Academy's Upper School has the opportunity to travel abroad on mission trips. For the third year, MCA's freshmen had the choice and opportunity to travel to Costa Rica. This year's group contained 20 freshmen, chaperoned by MCA teachers Señora Litwin, Edna Pajela, her...

Lady Mustangs Face Off Dallas Christian in Playoffs

Lady Mustangs take a a picture together with their new playoff shirts.

Angelina Li, staff writer

February 13, 2020

The Lady Mustangs traveled to Dallas Christian on Friday, February 8 for the Area round of playoffs. Junior Ruth Perry, scored the first goal for the Lady Mustangs followed by freshman Sarah Krusing scoring twice. The varsity girls put up a good fight against Dallas Christian but ended with a loss of...

Varsity Boys Soccer Competes Against Legacy Christian in Playoffs

Mustang varsity boy soccer team stands as the national anthem plays.

Angelina Li, staff writer

February 13, 2020

Varsity boys soccer team took on Legacy Christian Academy in the Bi-District round of playoffs on Tuesday, February 4. The boys took the field to battle in a cold, windy game. Freshman, Emilio Sanchez, got past Legacy's defenders and scored on their keeper in the first half. The Mustangs put up a good...

Varsity Soccer Teams Drop Games to Prince of Peace

Freshman goalie Alexa Harriman blocks a ball during PK's.

Angelina Li, staff writer

January 30, 2020

The Lady Mustangs soccer team took on Prince of Peace at home on January 23. Days before the game, rain soaked the field, meaning the players would be playing a muddy game. The Eagles scored in the first half and freshman forward, Leigh-Evan Kitzmiller scored in the second half. The Lady Mustangs and...

Mustang’s Varsity Soccer First District Home Game

Lady Mustangs varsity girls huddle around to pray before the game.

Angelina Li, staff writer

January 22, 2020

McKinney Christian Academy varsity girls and boys soccer teams played Brighter Horizons at home Monday, January 13. Both games started at 3:30. The Lady Mustangs defeated Brighter Horizons with a score of 4-0. Junior, Annie Weichel scored twice and junior, Hallie Witte scored in the second half. Freshman...

Birdie Martin: First Freshman in Advanced Theatre

Birdie Martin holding a TAPPS award that was won at the One Act Play.

Angelina Li, staff writer

December 12, 2019

Birdie Martin is the first freshman to joined Advanced Theatre. When Martin was in 8th grade, theatre teacher Julie Tucker mentioned that freshmen had the opportunity to enroll in the advanced class. Martin was inspired to take the challenge of acting with a more experienced and developed class, so she...

Andrea McAnally’s Life Outside of School

Andrea McAnally's Life Outside of School

Angelina Li, staff writer

December 3, 2019

Middle School math teacher, Andrea McAnally, is an Instagram influencer. Amassing over 25,000 followers on Instagram, McAnally posts regularly on her instagram mainly featuring pictures of her children. McAnally also runs a blog, Momfessionals, promoting products, sharing recipes, and demonstrating DIY...

2nd Grade Field Trip the Heard Museum

Second graders taking a picture while sitting on an electronic dinosaur.

Angelina Li, staff writer

October 21, 2019

The Heard Museum, a wildlife preserve in McKinney, was the destination of the annual second grade field trip. Second grade teachers, Denise Francis and Shannon Atherton, along with six chaperons, guided the kids to the museum this year. A docent, a museum guide, led the kids and chaperons on a trail...

See You At The Pole

Lower School students standing around the three flags

Angelina Li, staff writer

September 26, 2019

"See You at the Pole" is a devotional in the morning led by Campus Pastor Trey Postelle, which took place on September 25, 2019. Upper School and Middle School met at the cross from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Postelle led the event and had the students split into groups to pray for missionaries, world leaders,...

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