The Mane Edition

A Letter to the Underclassmen

Upper School students cheer on their Lady Mustangs at the volleyball teams home opener versus Lucas Christian.

Lauren Rose, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2020

Dear Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023, As one in the class of 2020, I want to say how much I appreciate your kind thoughts, words, and prayers to each of us as we are struggling to grip the reality of our future at MCA. I wanted to take some time to leave you with some thoughts and words since I won't...

A Time of Grief

Senior class celebrates the win of a game played at retreat.

Lauren Rose, Editor in Chief

April 23, 2020

As I prayerfully think about what to say on this platform I have been given, I am instantly filled with a mix of emotions and thoughts. Sitting here in reflection and confusion, my heart is heavy and is hurting. I vividly remember hearing from my friends and family about Governor Abbott's decision to...

Senior Spotlight: Maura Cueva & Mark Voelkel

Senior Mark Voelkel is on the left and senior Maura Cueva is on the right.

Annie Weichel, sports editor

April 23, 2020

This weeks senior spotlight is Maura Cueva and Mark Voelkel. Maura Cueva has attended McKinney Christian Academy for ten years. Within her time at MCA, Cueva has been involved in varsity soccer for two years, NHS, and choir. In her free time, Cueva enjoys riding horses, hanging out with friends, being...

Senior Spotlight: Meg Boone & Ford Dossey

On the left is senior Meg Boone and on the right is senior Ford Dossey.

Annie Weichel, sports editor

April 16, 2020

This weeks senior spotlight is Meg Boone and Ford Dossey. Meg Boone has attend McKinney Christian Academy since her freshman year. Within her time at MCA, Boone has been involved in cheerleading, the play Cheaper by the Dozen, competed in Original Oratory at TAPPS twice, Stang Station and NHS. Some...

Senior Spotlight: Lauren Rose & Sam Harrell

Senior Spotlight: Lauren Rose & Sam Harrell

Annie Weichel, sports editor

April 15, 2020

This week's senior spotlight features Lauren Rose and Sam Harrell. Lauren Rose has attended McKinney Christian Academy since her freshman year. Within her time at MCA, Rose has played varsity volleyball for all four years (Captain for two years), newspaper (ending her time as Editor-In-Chief), NHS,...

Class of 2020 Academic Honorees

Senior valedictorian Dylan Doerner and salutatorian Sydney Wible.

Caleb Bryant, Campus Life Editor

April 11, 2020

Any student knows that achieving academic excellence is no easy feat. It requires unwavering dedication and a tenacious desire for knowledge. At the end of each school year, high schools across the country take the time to designate and commend the two students who have not only scored an impressive...

Dominican Republic – “Alabaré a Mi Señor:”

The DR mission team with the church community saying their goodbyes on the last night.

Matthew Smith, guest writer

April 3, 2020

At the ripe hour of 2 am, the DR team wandered onto a bus destined for DFW airport, with minds flooded primarily with anticipation and coffee. This caffeine high would carry them through a long day of travel until, finally landing in Santo Domingo of the Dominican Republic, where they drove the final le...

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...

Guatemala Mission Trip 2020

The mission team posed for a picture in front of the church they were working at.

Hudson Cross, staff writer

March 31, 2020

A large group of MCA Upper School students decided to take the long journey to El Zapote, Guatemala for missions week from February 29th to March 6th. The trip was led by the Gray’s, the Chinner’s, Pastor Trey, and the Boyd’s as chaperones. Two of the days were spent as culture days, which consiste...

Arkansas Dream Center Mission

The whole Arkansas group poses for a picture after a couple hours of manual labor.

Peter Michael Clark, staff writer

March 31, 2020

The Arkansas Dream Center mission statement states: “Our goal is to see every Arkansan chasing after their God-given dream!” For missions week, a group of 27 junior and senior students came together in support of the Dream Center and the kids it impacts daily. For many, the most influential port...

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...

San Antonio Mission Trip

The group in front of the Alamo during their night out at the San Antonio Riverwalk.

Annie Weichel, sports editor

March 31, 2020

A group of McKinney Christian Academy's students took a trip to San Antonio for 2020 Missions Week. MCA partnered with Blueprint Ministries, a local non-profit organization, that works with volunteers from all over Texas. Blueprint's goal is to share Christ's love and hope while serving the elderly,...

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