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Pictured right is salutatorian Shane Vanderhagen and left valedictorian Jacob Hocevar

Class of 2021: Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Jacob Hocevar and Shane Vanderhagen are named as the class of 2021's valedictorian and salutatorian.
Paxton Crews , staff writer May 16, 2021

Every year when a new class graduates two seniors are honored as valedictorian and salutatorian of their class. This is a prestigious title that requires students be more than just an average student,...

A group of senior girls take a picture wearing their college skirts.

Senior Girls Last Day in Plaid

Seniors give their plaid skirts a makeover.
Sarah Krusing, staff writer May 14, 2021

Each year, MCA has a tradition where the Senior girls dress up their plaid skirts with their college colors and decorations to celebrate their last day of wearing plaid. Many girls used different kinds...

Senior Annie Weichel posing in her cap and gown outside of the McKinney Christian Academy upper school.

A Farewell Letter

Annie Weichel, Editor-In-Chief May 14, 2021

Dear class of 2021,  To be honest I never thought I would still be attending McKinney Christian Academy by my senior year and yet here I am more thankful than ever that I decided to stay. There are...

Students pose for a picture on the red carpet.

Graphic Design Movie Premiere

Graphic Design showcased their videos.
Tyler Swearingen, staff writer May 14, 2021

On Monday, May 10 the Graphic Design class showcased their PSA videos in a movie premiere. The classroom was decorated with the movie posters that the groups created to advertise their videos and the movies...

This years 2021 MCA Kingdom Life recipients.

McKinney Christian Academy Annual Academic Awards Ceremony

The annual Academic Awards Ceremony honors outstanding students and their achievements.
Abby Thomas, staff writer May 11, 2021

The annual Academic Award Ceremony was held on Friday, April 30, in the Student Life Center. McKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education...

Upper School ensemble and choir and Middle School choir sing together.

MCA Upper and Middle School Put On Motown Choir Dinner Show

The Upper School ensemble, choir and Middle School choir puts on a dinner show for guests May 8.
Angelina Li, staff writer May 11, 2021

Middle and Upper School choir put on a spring concert on Saturday, May 8. The concert started at 6:30 p.m. and ended at 8 p.m. The Upper School ensemble, Upper School choir, and Middle School choir sang...

The seniors smile as they get their stoles.

MCA Inducts 44 New Members into NHS

The seniors received their stoles that they will be wearing at graduation
Lexi Pogue, staff writer May 11, 2021

NHS members and their families came to watch as the new members were inducted into the National Honor Society on Thursday, May 6th. Tara Ackmann is the advisor of NHS and opened the ceremony with a speech...

On the left is senior Connor Durbin and on the right is senior Ava Grace Haggard.

Senior Spotlight: Ava Grace Haggard and Connor Durbin

Annie Weichel , Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2021

This weeks senior spotlight is Ava Grace Haggard and Connor Durbin. Ava Grace has attended McKinney Christian Academy for a total of eight years. During that time she has been involved in varsity volleyball...

The MCA golf state team.

Varsity Golf Finishes Third At State

Senior captain Peter Clark finished 9th overall in state
Lexi Pogue, staff writer May 10, 2021

On May 3 and May 4, the varsity golf team traveled down to the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco to compete in the TAPPS State Tournament. Senior captain Peter Clark finished ninth overall and shot...

Dr. Mcginn playing with Cowboy at the beach in Long Beach, California.

MCA Student Body Raises Money for McGinn’s New Service Dog

Bible teacher and veteran, Dr. McGinn gets a new service dog named Cowboy.
Samantha Youngblood, Campus Editor May 10, 2021

McKinney Christian Academy's beloved Bible teacher and veteran Dr. McGinn is in the process of getting a new service dog. After the sudden loss of his first service dog Tillie, McGinn started to look for...

On the left is senior Ian Gordon and on the right is senior Alyssa Ballestero.

Senior Spotlight: Alyssa Ballestro and Ian Gordon

Annie Weichel , Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

Alyssa Ballestro has attended McKinney Christian Academy since kindergarten. During this time she has been involved in National Honor Society and helps in the after school ESS program. In her free time...

The baseball team takes a group photo after the win.

Varsity Baseball Advances to Regionals

Varsity baseball defeats Grapevine Faith 4-2 to advance to the Regional Finals.
Zeke Long, staff writer May 6, 2021

On Tuesday, May 4, the Mustangs defeated Grapevine Faith Christian 4-2. The Mustangs were down 0-2 until the 4th inning when senior Hudson Cross hit a two RBI Double to tie the game. Senior Ryan Radtke...

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