The Mane Edition

The Future Cheerleaders of MCA

Junior co-captain, Maddie Simmons teaching the 4th graders their dance.

Samantha Youngblood, Campus Editor

October 2, 2020

This past Saturday, September 26, the Varsity and Middle School cheerleaders held their annual Lil Stangs clinic for Lower School girls. The Middle School cheerleaders led the kindergarten and 1st graders while the varsity cheerleaders led 2nd through 5th graders. The Lil Stangs learned a dance, cheer...

Check Out the Seniors Concrete Canvas on Campus

Senior Maggie George poses with her parking spot

Samantha Youngblood, campus editor

August 25, 2020

For the third year in a row, seniors have had the privilege to paint their parking spots outside of the Upper School. The parking spots are a way for the seniors to express their creativity and maybe even show off their artistic skills. This idea was proposed by alumni Rex Collins in 2019. The concept...

Birthdays via Quarantine

Mrs. Kuykendall waving at her students at her birthday parade.

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

May 12, 2020

Due to the stay at home and social distancing orders, many people aren't able to celebrate their birthday how they would like to. However, some MCA students have come up with creative ways to celebrate their birthday while staying safe. For example, sophomores Jake Atherton and Samantha Youngblood had...

2019-2020 Upper School Headmaster and Honor Roll Awards

Headmasters and Honor Roll Awards

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

May 5, 2020

2019-2020 Upper School Headmaster and Honor Roll Awards 2020 Headmaster's Award Students placed on the Headmaster’s List achieved a GPA exceeding a 4.0 at the end of the third quarter for the current school year. 9th Grade Headmaster's List Gabriella Gordon Wendy Guo Georgia Haggard Alexa Harriman ...

2020 Sophomore College Tour

Sophomores group together in front of a statue at Baylor University for a picture.

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

March 31, 2020

Each year, McKinney Christian's sophomore class embarks on a college tour during missions week to get a head start on the college selection process. This year, the class of 2022 visited nine colleges all across Texas and Oklahoma. Early Monday morning, students loaded the buses and headed to th...

4th Grade Lego Catapult Challenge

Fourth graders, Dusty Thibodeaux and Wheeler Clayton with their lego catapult

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

February 18, 2020

On February 6th, the 4th grade students had the opportunity to learn a little bit about physics with the Perot Museum. A few staff members from the Perot Museum arrived at McKinney Christian Academy with thousands of legos to help students build  catapults. Students split into groups and chose the most...

Wild Week 2020

Varsity Cheer stunting with sophomore, Campbell May   at the Wild Week Pep Rally.

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

February 3, 2020

This past week, MCA held its annual Wild Week. Wild Week is a week of dress-up days, celebrating basketball, and getting ready for the Winter Formal dance. It is a short week, as students had Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  On Tuesday, students put on their cowboy boots for Texas Tuesday....

2019 Winter Fashion Trends

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

January 16, 2020

Sequins Sequins add the best pop to any outfit this season. Whether in the form of a top, skirt, or accessory, sequins are the perfect touch to add a little fun to your winter fit. Denim jackets, black jeans, or a solid colored t shirts make great pairs with sequins. Sequin dresses, long or sho...

Choir Gaylord Performance, All-Region Choir, and All-State Choir

MCA choir performing at the Gaylord.

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

December 15, 2019

On December 13, 2019, The MCA High School Choir traveled to Grapevine, Texas to perform at the Gaylord Hotel. The Choir sang Christmas songs for guests attending the annual "ICE!" exhibit at the hotel. After performing, some students had the opportunity to go through the exhibit, "A Charlie Brown Christmas."...

TAPPS Cheer Championship 2019

TAPPS Cheer Championship 2019

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

December 11, 2019

On November 17th, the MCA Varsity Cheerleaders traveled to Belton, Texas where they competed in the 2019 TAPPS Cheer Championship. The cheerleaders had been preparing their routine since June. After many hours of difficult practices, the cheerleaders performed their routine in the Bell County Expo Center...

Chilly Weather, Warmer Uniforms

Middle School Girls, Sky Miller, Brooklyn Claudio, Lauren Etheredge, Ava Thompson, Tatum Goshgarian pose for a picture in their MCA sherpas and sweatshirts.

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

November 14, 2019

As the chilly season approaches, MCA students start to put away their polos and pull out their warmer uniforms. Texas weather quickly shifted this past October with an average low of 54 degrees and an average high of 78 degrees. Below freezing temperatures were recorded for the first time this season, with a low of 31 degrees the morning of October 31st. According to the Mane ...

MCA Bingo Night 2019

Winners of the Apple Watch, the Mejan Family.

Samantha Youngblood, staff writer

October 20, 2019

Bingo Night did not disappoint as record numbers of students and families attended. On October 12th, MCA held its annual Bingo Night in the Student Life Center. The MCA Development office has been organizing Bingo Night for over eight years. Prior to the event, families were able to purchase pizza, drinks, and, of course, bingo cards. After each game of bingo, the...

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