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2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Class of 2015-2016 Graduation

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) celebrated the graduation of 44 students on May 20. All graduates will be attending college in the fall and have been awarded over 2.1 million dollars in scholarships. Many of these students have received the Florida Bright Future Scholarship. Olivia Bohannon, Michael Bubar, Jenna Griffin, Natalia Morales, and Sara Swiesz have the distinction of Florida Academic Scholars and will be receiving the highest scholarship amount available. 

In addition to these accomplishments, many graduates were recognized for other achievements. Twenty three graduates received a dual diploma through Student Leadership Academy. This academy has been established for the purpose of identifying and training the next generation of leaders. Eight students were recognized as having attended SFCA since kindergarten. 

Congratulations graduates for a job well done!

 


SFCA ENGINEERING STUDENTS AT WORK!

Southwest Florida Christian Academy. SFCA has added Introduction to Engineering to its elective choices.  Dr. Terri McVety, a new faculty member, is teaching the juniors and seniors how to design 14 major projects over the course of this school year.  The first project these students have completed is the Solar Thermal Plant Project.  The team worked on designing the solar plant, selecting their materials, completing the engineering drawings, building the plant, and testing the plant.  This plant project was a success!  In the near future, students will be building an artificial hand and an earthquake resistant house. The school is pleased to offer this very exciting course. 

Pictured:        Michael Musho and Jake Medinilla working diligently to complete their first project. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SFCA LEADERSHIP STUDENTS TRAVEL TO EUROPE!

This summer nine Southwest Florida Christian Academy  ( SFCA ) students traveled to France and England to experience history and leadership lessons from noted speakers, politicians, and industry leaders against the backdrop of Paris, Normandy, Oxford, and London. They earned the privilege to attend this trip after investing over 125 hours in intentional leadership training with Student Leadership University based out of Orlando, and Student Leadership Academy, SFCA's leadership training program.

History was brought to life as the students visited Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Rodin's Sculpture Garden, Winston Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms, and the burial place of John Bunyan and John Wesley. They also viewed the Magna Carta and the Rosetta Stone.  Additionally,  the students visited the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Houses of Parliament and Windsor Castle. The culmination of the week was the graduation ceremony held at Oxford University, where the students were celebrated for their completion of the Student Leadership University program, led by Dr. Jay Strack and Dr. Brent Crowe, President and Vice President of SLU.

Picture:  SFCA students at Pointe du Hoc, France with Omaha Beach in the background.

 

2014-2015 School Year

 

 

SFCA's  CHOIRS RATE SUPERIOR!
 
Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Middle School and Beginning Choirs performed at Indian Rocks Christian School at the ACSI Choral Festival.  The festival requires performance of two musical selections chosen from a required music list provided by ACSI for each choir.  The choirs are judged based on a set of criteria listed on a RUBRIC some of which are interpretation of style, musicality and tone. 
The middle school choir was told by the judges that they had the “most musical” performance of the day or as she wrote on the judges sheet…”BEST OF SHOW”,
and the beginning choir was most fun to watch because they had great
facial expressions.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SFCA EXCELS AT LOCAL SCIENCE FAIR 
 
At the Regional Edison Science Fair, Southwest Florida Christian Academy  (SFCA) student, Seth Avesian, 7th grade, completed an experiment designed to determine if listening to music affected short term memory. Seth was selected to participate in a
Summer Research Opportunity at FGCU. 
Arianna Addis, Emma Stovall and Erin Stovall , also 7th grade, placed  3rd in the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair in the Behavioral Sciences Category. Jordan Lee, 7th grade, placed 3rd in the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair in the Animal Sciences. Other students  selected to represent SFCA
in the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair held on February 7th, 2015,
included Jackson Nail, 7th grade, Environmental Science; Jessie Moreland, 7th grade,
Microbiology; Savannah Garland, 7th grade, Physics.

Picture of students who placed:
from left to right: Arianna Addis, Emma Stovall, Erin Stovall and Jordan Lee

SFCA RATES SUPERIOR! 

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) had a record number of entries in the Solo and Ensemble Festival which was held by the Florida Band Association on February 6 and 7th.  Over two dozen middle and high school students participated from SFCA and 13 received superior ratings.  The following students deserve much recognition for hard work!

Superior Ratings:
Jose Morales, Eileen Little, Saar Cotarelo, Seth Avesian, Angela Evans, Taylor Ford,
James Magsig, Emilee McNeal, Amanda Sabean, Sarah Short, Levi Yarnell, Madison Young, Bella Zastrow

Pictured:
Front/left to right - Saar Cotarelo, Bella Zastrow, Emilee McNeal, Angela Evans,
Madison Young
Back/left to right - Levi Yarnell, James Magsig, Seth Avesian, Taylor Ford,
Amanda Sabean

 


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SENDS SWIMMER TO STATES FOR
FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY

SFCA’s junior Joshua Harriott advanced to states in swimming – this is a first for SFCA’s young swimming program! What an exciting end to the season for the school and the Harriott family!  Joshua swam the 100m fly and the 500m free on November 15th in St. Petersburg, FL, at the FHSAA state meet.  He swam his personal best in both events finishing 13th in the 100m fly (was seeded 17th) and 17th in the 500m free (was seeded 24th).  The best is yet to come – here is to 2015 and his senior year!

 


SFCA SENDS GIFTS TO CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD! 

Lydia Coggins, an SFCA (Southwest Florida Christian Academy) student who spoke at the chapel said to fellow students, "Thank you for making a shoebox for a little girl or boy.  It is important for them to know that somewhere in the United States someone loves them and that Jesus loves them too!" It is for this reason that SFCA participates every year in the Shoebox Ministry.  The school along with McGregor Baptist Church collected 1,480 boxes. The shoeboxes were filled with hygienic items, toys and other treats.   What joy it was for SFCA students to participate in this effort; however, the students have actively been involved in this ministry since 1997.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan Purse, headed by Franklin Graham.  While Samaritan Purse works to meet critical physical needs, such as clean water, health care and food, Operation Christmas Child addresses a need for which children are just as desperate
to have hope and to feel loved.

Pictured:
Erin Callahan. Eighth Grader

 


SFCA ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF JANELLE LOPEZ WITH CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
 
SFCA is excited to announce that varsity cheerleader Janelle Lopez will be joining California Baptist University’s NCA National Championship competitive cheer squad in the fall on a partial scholarship. Janelle has been an integral part of the SFCA competitive squad for the past two seasons, as well as a great contributor to the football and basketball cheerleading squads.  We congratulate Janelle as she prepares to retire her “Go King’s” chant and embark on a new cheerleading adventure where she will cheer “Go Lancers!”

            

   

 
SFCA STUDENTS GIVE IN A BIG WAY!
 
Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s (SFCA) high school students collected money to help the mother of five-year old slain Andrew Faust Jr.  Earnest Graham, President of Pro Player Insurance Group and past NFL Player, contacted SFCA’s varsity basketball coach, Bill Catto, asking if the students would like to help with the family’s expenses.  Earnest, along with Toyetta Simpson, the boy’s mother, came to the school chapel to thank the students for their efforts. The students were pleased to help!
Pictured:Toyetta Simpson, Coach Catto and Earnest Graham

 


 


TRISTIAN UPTON NAMED OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

More details here.


SFCA BRINGS IN THE BIG FISH!

The 4th Annual Fall Slam Fishing Tournament at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) was a HUGE success!  The proceeds exceeded $33,000.  The money raised will be used for the soccer/football field and to assist the athletic department with their other needs. 

The first-place winner was Team Johnson, second-place was Team First Class Air Conditioning and third-place went to
Team Sun Harvest.  Olivia Cheffer, a SFCA sophomore, caught the heaviest redfish.
Patricia Barthle, a SFCA grandparent, was the winner of the grand prize drawing.  She chose the 2014 Polaris vehicle! 

Pictured: Logan Miller and Grayson Box (both are third-graders)

 

 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ANNOUNCES NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR!

Mike Marciano has accepted the position of Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for Southwest Florida Christian Academy. Mike has coached at both the high school and collegiate level and has earned Southwest Florida Coach of the Year honors and Regional Coach of the Year while at Bishop Verot. At Ft. Campbell High School in Kentucky, he secured three consecutive state titles as well as leading the Falcons to three straight Kentucky scoring titles as the highest scoring offense. He has coached multiple Division I football players, including a current 2014 NFL draft pick, Mr. Kentucky Football, Antonio Andrews. In 2010, Mike accepted a position at Clarksville Academy in Tennessee , where he served as the Head of Upper School and Offensive Coordinator and was able to coach his eldest son, Josh. Clarksville Academy then secured a playoff position twice and won the first district title since 1979. After moving back to his hometown in Ft. Myers, he took over the building of a new program at Canterbury School making it to the State Championship his first year then initiating the eleven man football program.  When asked about his new position he stated, “I’m very excited to build upon the foundation that has been laid at SFCA.  The Lord is moving in the lives of the students, and I am blessed to be able to mentor them in the role of Athletic Director.  The administration of SFCA is fully committed to developing and supporting a growing athletic program and I feel blessed to be a part of that mission.”

Mike played his collegiate football at Cumberland University in Tennessee, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Education. He then completed his Master of Arts in Education at Cumberland College in Kentucky and went on to receive another Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from the University of Cumberland in Kentucky. He finished his formal education receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling and Psychology from Cornerstone University. Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and takes great pride in his year round training progression for athletes.

Mike is married to his wife Holly, a fifth grade teacher at SFCA, and both are members of McGregor Baptist Church. He has two sons, Josh (20), who has coached on his football staff and CR (13), who is in seventh grade at SFCA. He feels blessed to be able to mentor and serve the Lord alongside his family.

Southwest Florida Christian Academy is honored to have him as a part of its faculty and is looking forward to an exciting football season.

 



 

2013-2014 School Year

 

 

SFCA HOSTS SUCCESSFUL AUCTION

"Twenty Years and Growing Stronger," the theme of Southwest Florida Christian Academy's (SFCA) annual dinner and auction, was proven to be true as the house was full of fun!  Netting a profit of almost $50,000, enables the school to increase its technology and security resources, and to purchase new furniture and fixtures.  Jay Severson, a local celebrity auctioneer, kept the laughter going and the bidding soaring.  Thanks to our dinner sponsor, Carrabba's Italian Grill, a delicious dinner was enjoyed by all.  Many thanks to all other sponsors,  Platinum:  UBS – Genesis Wealth Management – Bill White; Gold:  B & I Contractors, Inc., Osterhout & McKinney, P.A.; Silver:  Fireservice Disaster Kleenup, Sloan Realty, Inc., Sun Harvest Citrus, Travel Associates; Bronze: Allstate Culbertson Agency, Law Office of Mary C. Evans, P.A.; Bid Paddle:  Studio Elite Acro & Dance Academy.  Another thank you goes out to our many table sponsors for the evening!  

Pictured in second picture below (left to right): 
Tisha Bayne and Beth Randolph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Whitman Wiggins Signs with the Thunder

Whitman Wiggins, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), will be taking his football talents to Wheaton College this upcoming fall.  Whitman has been a leader on SFCA’s football team and has been a stellar player dominating both sides of the ball over the past three seasons.   In each of the past three seasons, he has also been chosen as SFCA’s “Defensive Player of the Year” by his coaches.  Head Coach of the Wheaton College Thunder Mike Swidel said, “We recruit young men who have a heart for Jesus Christ, who are highly motivated in the classroom, and who can flat out play.  Whit is the type of football player Wheaton is looking for because he is outstanding in all three of these areas.  This young man has the potential to be a fantastic player for us because of his size and strength.  We are looking forward to having him join us next year.”  Whit’ s recent honor of being selected as one of the 12 male student-athletes that were chosen by the FHSAA for the Academic All-State Team shows his overall commitment in all areas of high school student life.  This is the first time an SFCA student has been selected to this team. SFCA’s Head Coach Mark Ackerman said, “Whit is going to leave a huge hole for us to try and fill next year.  It is hard to replace a young man who leads on the practice field, in the weight room, and on the game field.  Whit’s work ethic and extraordinary play have paid huge dividends towards our programs success over the past four years, and I believe he will be an exceptional student and athlete at Wheaton. Southwest Florida’s Christian Academy’s loss is Wheaton College’s gain.” Whitman signed his letter of intent on April 23, 2014, at Southwest Florida Christian Academy.

 

Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Tyler Manes Signs with the Crusaders

Tyler Manes, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), will be continuing his football career at Capital University in Ohio next fall.  Tyler has been one of our most committed football players here at SFCA almost since the inception of the program.  He is a four year letter winner for the King’s and has started the last two seasons on both sides of the football.  Capital University’s Head Coach Craig Candeto said, “We are really excited about Tyler joining our team next year.  He brings with him a really high level of energy and a great attitude.  We also love the fact that he is very physical, and we are looking forward to getting him up here and getting him plugged in to our program.  Tyler is also a fantastic student, and that is the type of player we want up here at Capital.  Since I arrived here, we have had a desire to recruit the Florida schools, and Tyler is our first commitment from down there.  We have had five more players follow his lead for next year.”  Tyler talked to a few different colleges, but in the end benefited greatly from the small college recruiting fair that was put on at Cape Coral High School where he had the opportunity to meet with the Capital University coaching staff.  SFCA’s Head Coach Mark Ackerman said, “Tyler has been one of the most versatile players we have had in the program over the past four years.  He has played running back, offensive line, defensive line, linebacker, and was our long snapper for special teams.  There are very few young men that can play that many different positions.  I credit Tyler’s willingness to play wherever needed as one of the reasons for the success of the football team this past year.”  Tyler signed his letter of intent on April 23, 2014, at Southwest Florida Christian Academy.

Pictured –
Front Row –Amy Wiggins (Whit’s mom), Whitman Wiggins, Tyler Manes, Sherri Manes (Tyler’s mom)

Back Row – Stan Wiggins (Whit’s dad), Mark Ackerman (Athletic Director), Emily Pigott (High School Principal), Alfredo Manes (Tyler’s dad)


SFCA HELPS TO SET NEW WORLD RECORD

Students at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) help set new world record in sport stacking. With help from 190 SFCA stackers, the record was set on November 14, as part of the 2013 STACK UP! According to the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA), this year's event exceeded all expectations with 555,932 stackers taking part on Guinness World Records Day smashing the 2012 mark of 483,658. The stackers spanned the globe hailing from 30 countries and representing 2,631 schools and organizations. This is the eighth year the WSSA has teamed up with teachers, physical educators and youth leaders from around the world to set a Guinness World Record for "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." All stackers were required to be engaged in sport stacking and fitness activities for at least 30 minutes on November 14.

Pictured: 
First Picture:  Bryce Habuda and Paul Magsig 
Second Picture:  Emily Richardson

 

 

 


FORMER GOVERNOR HUCKABEE SPEAKS AT SFCA

Former Governor Mike Huckabee will be speaking at Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s (SFCA) “Educating for Eternity” on the McGregor Baptist campus on Monday, October 7.  Tickets are rapidly selling but still available at swfca.com. 

The HUCKABEE Show is the number one rated weekend hit on the Fox News Channel and Cumulus Media Networks’ syndicated radio program, THE MIKE HUCKABEE SHOW, heard on more than 175 stations.  He’s also listened to three times daily across the nation on THE HUCKABEE REPORT syndicated on almost 600 stations and has been the fastest growing new program on the Cumulus Media Network in recent years.

Author of nine books, his most recent being A SIMPLE GOVERNMENT, was his fourth to appear on the “New York Times” best-selling list.  Mike Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his leadership after being honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments.  TIME MAGAZINE honored him as one of the five best governors in America.  For additional information regarding his accomplishments and interests, visit swfca.com.

“Educating for Eternity” is an annual fundraiser for SFCA.  This year’s proceeds will benefit the Financial Aid program, transportation, new athletic complex and technology.  The dinner sponsor for the evening is Carrabba’s Italian Grill.  Business sponsorship may still be available for the evening’s event.  Please contact Lisa Blanchard at lisa.blanchard@mcgregor.net or (239) 936-8865 extension 1472 for further details.


THE FISH WERE BITING FOR SFCA!

The 3rd Annual Fall Slam Fishing Tournament at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) was a huge success! The net proceeds of over $35,000, will be used to enhance the athletic complex. Winners of the tournament were divided into two divisions,  adults and students.   The first-place winner was Team Reed (Captain Andrews), second-place winner was Team HONC and third-place was Team BCI Pool's.  Seth Reed, a sixth grader at SFCA, caught the heaviest redfish.  A sophomore, Michael Lobbestael, caught the heaviest trout.    

The Taylor family was the lucky winner of the 2014 boat drawing.  Dawn Peden chose the lucky box of chocolates with a $1500 Diamond District gift certificate enclosed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2012-2013 School Year

SFCA STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FROM FLORIDA REALTORS' EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Miss Mikayla Hetherington, a student at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) received a scholarship from Florida Realtors' Education Foundation to further her education at the University of Central Florida.  Florida Realtors believes that a higher education is vital.  As a 2013 scholarship winner, Mikayla will be given $1300 to defer her educational needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Tristian Upton Ties for
12th in the State for Boys High Jump

 
Tristian Upton, a freshman at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), made it to the State finals for the high jump.  The state tournament was held in Jacksonville on April 26th.  SFCA has only had a varsity track program for two years, so Tristian was only the second SFCA athlete to advance to the state level in track.  Tristian hit a personal record at the district tournament on April 11th with a 5’10” jump .  He reached a new personal record at the regional tournament on April 18th  when he cleared 6’.  That personal record at the regional tournament afforded him the opportunity to “jump” at the state tournament where he landed himself tied for 12th with 5’10” being his final cleared jumping height.  “Tristian is a phenomenal athlete with unlimited potential.  He gradually improved throughout the course of the season, and if he continues to stick with it, the sky is the limit, “ said Head Track Coach Brent Burnside.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Lindsey Miceli Signs with the Eagles
Lindsey Miceli, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), proved to be a stand out in the competitive cheer program, and she is SFCA’s first cheerleader to tryout and be selected for a college team.  April McCann, SFCA’s Head Cheer Coach, said, “It’s very exciting  to see our cheer program moving in the right direction, and seeing  Lindsey go on to cheer at the collegiate level at Florida Gulf Coast University.”  During her years at SFCA, Lindsey not only was on the competitive squad and sideline cheer squad, but this past year she was also chosen to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  “Lindsey showed a great amount of talent, skill, and personality this past weekend.  She proved herself to be an excellent addition to the 2013/2014 cheer squad, and we are truly looking forward to getting to know her better and having her as an ambassador of the university,” said FGCU’s Head Cheer Coach, Emily Augustin.   
 
Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Logan Hawley Signs with the Fighting Scots
Logan Hawley, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), will be taking his football talents to Maryville College this upcoming fall.  Logan has been a leader on SFCA’s football team and has been a dominant player on the line of scrimmage over the past two seasons.   For the past two football seasons, he has also been chosen as SFCA’s “Lineman of the Year” by his coaches.  Head Coach Mark Ackerman said, “This is bittersweet.  On one hand, it is going to be very hard to replace his leadership and physical play on the offensive and defensive lines.  On the other hand, we are thrilled to have another one of our football players head on to be a student-athlete at the collegiate level.”  Logan talked to a few different colleges, but in the end benefited greatly from the small college recruiting fair that was put on at Cape Coral High School where he had the opportunity to meet with the Maryville College coaching staff.  Head Coach Mike Rader says, “We are extremely excited about Logan joining our family here, and we look forward to the impact he will bring on and off the field for the Fighting Scots.”  Logan signed his letter of intent on April 25, 2013, at Southwest Florida Christian Academy.
 
Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Maria Swiersz Signs with the Trojans
Maria (Mia) Swiersz, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), is heading to South Carolina this fall to join Anderson’s University’s cross country team.  Mia has excelled at multiple sports at SFCA these past years, being a key member of the varsity cross country, basketball, and softball teams.  Mia chose cross country as the sport that she wanted to compete in at the next level.  Anderson’s Cross Country Coach, Randy Greer, says, “We are excited about having Mia up here on campus running for us next year. She is not only a good student and athlete, but more importantly a young lady of great character and integrity. Mia’s going to be another great addition to the Anderson Cross Country program.”  Her Head Cross Country Coach at SFCA, Doug Cohen, agrees with Coach Greer saying, “She’s been a dedicated three sport athlete, but it was her leadership and character that she demonstrated each and every day that separated her from the others.”  Mia signed her letter of intent for Anderson University on April 25, 2013, at Southwest Florida Christian Academy.

Pictured –
Front Row – Lindsey Miceli, Maria (Mia) Swiersz, Logan Hawley
Back Row – Mark Ackerman (Athletic Director), Eric Munn (Headmaster), Lisa Kleinmann (Director of Academic Affairs)

 

SFCA TEACHER EARNS GOLDEN HALO AWARD
 
Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s (SFCA) middle school math teacher, Mrs. Barbara Peterson earned the Golden Halo Award on Saturday, April 20, 2013.  To receive this award, a teacher must be nominated by a student which includes an essay explaining why the teacher is a worthy recipient.  Mrs. Peterson has taught at SFCA for the past 18 years; prior to that time she spent 9 years in the public school system.  The Christian Chamber has recognized Christian private school teachers since 2006.   
 
 
 
 

SFCA Wrestlers Reach Out to Members & Graduates of Teen Challenge
 
The Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) wrestling team spent a few hour on Sunday, February 24th, hosting a cookout for a local drug and alcohol rehab program (Teen Challenge).  Several that attended the cookout were recent graduates from the yearlong Christian faith-based program.  Many graduates of this program stay on with Teen Challenge, which is an international ministry, to become leaders of the program.
Head wrestling coach Jim Martin said, “This was a great time of hanging out and listening one-on-one to the testimonies of the Teen Challenge members.  We also shot hoops, tossed footballs, and spent time fishing around the pond at Fellowship Park.”
The wrestling team is hoping to continue this relationship with future hands-on projects.
 
 

 

SFCA Middle School Boys Basketball Team –
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Champs T
wo Years in a Row
 
For the second year in a row, the middle school boys basketball team at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) has taken the championship trophy home.  The King’s had an almost perfect season with only one loss late in the season – and the loss was by just one point.  The King’s defeated Oasis Charter in the conference finals 68-47 to earn the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) championship title. 
 
Pictured left to right – Jordan Weatherbee, Luke Wallace, Michael Musho, Will Wiggins, Noah Jacobs, Chase Reed, David Sievert, Caleb Catto, Seth Beeson, Hayden Brown, Braxton Baker, Cayman Brown, and Viktor Beach
 

 

SFCA STUDENTS RECEIVE STATE RECOGNITION


Victoria Jynella and Peyton Randolph, seventh grade students at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, participated in the Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP). They were awarded state recognition for their participation in the talent search based on their performance on the ACT and/or the SAT. 

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Now in its 33nd year, the 7th Grade Talent Search identifies bright seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school.  Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities.  In addition, they gain valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for gifted students. These students have earned an award by scoring at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. These students are invited to a special recognition ceremony held at a university in our state.

SFCA SENIOR RECEIVES THE HILLMYER-TREMONT STUDENT ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP

Southwest Florida Christian Academy senior, Mikayla Hetherington, discovered on Thursday, April 4, that she will be one of the recipients of this scholarship.  The Hillmyer-Tremont Student Athlete Foundation Inc. was established to reward a local male and female for his/her athletic and academic achievements.  The scholarship is cumulative up to $18,000.  Principal Emily Pigott shared, “We are very proud of Mikayla and her accomplishments in athletics, academics and community service.  We are grateful to the Foundation for its support of our local student athletes.”

Pictured from left to right are Kevin and Jennifer Hetherington (Parents of Mikayla);
Mikayla Hetherington; Sam Crimaldi; Abbi Smith and Captain Morgan Bowden
(representatives of the Hillmyer-Tremont Student Athlete Foundation, Inc.)


 

SFCA RECEIVES DRIVER SAFETY GRANT

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) received a $2500 grant, sponsored by State Farm, for the first ever Celebrate My Drive® program. This grant will be used to celebrate
teen driving and keep SFCA students safe as they embark on the road ahead. As the first driver safety program at SFCA, an emphasis will be placed on "texting while driving". 
SFCA is excited to offer this much needed program to its students.
 


 
SFCA Wrestlers Make School History
For the first time in school history, Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) advanced eight wrestlers out of districts and into the regional tournament (held in Tampa). Four of the eight - David Bush, David Delly, Andrew Kreps, and Noah Huxley - advanced to the regional semi-final round.  One wrestler, Noah Huxley, took third place at the regional level which advanced him to the state tournament (held in Lakeland) in the 220 pound weight category.  Adding to the firsts for SFCA, Noah Huxley went on to earn a medal by finishing fourth in the state in his weight category.  Coach Martin says, “The SFCA wrestlers reached a new level of competitiveness this season which sets us up well for next year and beyond.”  What a great wrestling season for the King’s! 
 
Pictured from left to right – Coach Elias Rey, David Delly, Peyton Randolph, David Bush, Andrew Kreps, Jesse Barringer, Josh McKillip, Noah Huxley, and Coach Jim Martin (not pictured – Tyler Manes)
 
Championship Photo – 4th place state finisher Noah Huxley
 
 

 

SFCA MAKES ALL STATE CHOIR!

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), through recent testing and judging, had four students to excel to the highest standard necessary to become members of selected All-State Choirs. They are Jessie Smith, Kaleigh Kaaber, Christina Kull, and Larry Collins. Jessie and Kaleigh were placed in the middle school treble choir.  Christina was assigned a seat for the Women's Choir.  Larry Collins had already earned a seat with the Sight Reading Choir.  These students will attend the Florida Music Educators' Conference in Tampa on January 10-12, 2013, where they will perform musical selections with some top choral conductors.

Pictured from left to right:  Kaleigh Kaaber, Larry Collins, Jessie Smith & Christina Kull


SFCA VARSITY CHEERLEADERS PERFORM AT DISNEY

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) varsity cheerleaders were recognized at summer cheer camp as All American Cheerleaders, which qualified them to participate at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  To qualify for this invitation only event, it was necessary to exhibit back handsprings, levels of jumps, sharp motions, loud voices, and leadership abilities.  There were only 500 cheerleaders across America who were invited to join the Disney Christmas Parade.  Tune in to ABC on Christmas at 9:00 a.m. to watch!

Pictured from left to right:  Sarah Wilkerson, Jordan McCann and Brook Gaither.


 

SFCA LEADERSHIP STUDENTS GO TO DC

Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s High School Student Leadership Academy students recently attended Student Leadership University 201, in Washington, DC.  Student Leadership University 201 gives students an in-depth look at the foundation of our country through exclusive "behind the scenes" experiences to include hearing from prominent government leaders from the White House, Pentagon, and Congress. All of this combined with a private wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, a tour of the Monuments at Twilight, a session in the Supreme Court Chambers, a tour of the Smithsonian Museums, and a private session at the National Press Club, makes SLU 201 the experience of a lifetime.
 

SFCA RECEIVES THE FMEA MIDDLE MUSIC AWARD

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) will receive the Florida Music Educators Association Enrollment Award in Tampa on Friday, January 11, 2013. This means more than 45% of middle school students are involved in choir and band.


SFCA SETS NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), along with 2,600 other schools and organizations throughout the world, set a new world record for "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day."  The previous record of 412, 259, which was set in 2011, was surpassed and the new goal of 450, 000 has been obtained.  Thirty countries participated in order to achieve this goal, and Guinness is still counting!

 

 


SFCA & MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE
IN OPERATION
CHRISTMAS CHILD

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected over 86 million shoe box gifts and hand-delivered them to impoverished children in more than 130 countries. Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) and McGregor Baptist Church collected over 1400 boxes to help meet the need this year. The shoeboxes are filled with hygienic items, toys and other treats.   The boxes collected in Florida will go to Ukraine, Belize, Ecuador, Madagascar, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Georgia, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Zimbabwe and one undisclosed country!   What joy it was for SFCA students to participate in this effort; however, the students have actively been involved in this ministry since 1997.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief and evangelism
organization Samaritan Purse, headed by Franklin Graham.

While Samaritan Purse
works to meet critical physical needs, such as clean water, health care and food,
Operation Christmas Child addresses a need for which children are just as desperate,
that is the need to have hope and feel loved.
 


 


SFCA TAKES FIRST AND SECOND PLACE MEDALS AT
WRESTLING TOURNAMENT


Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) participated in the Morton Malavsky Turkey Takedown on Saturday, November 24th.  Noah Huxley, weighing in at 220, placed first and Andrew Kreps at 170, placed second in their weight class divisions.  The previous week, SFCA participated in the Golden Gate Invitational where Huxley and Kreps both placed third in their weight classifications. 
Pictured from left to right:  Andrew Kreps, Coach Jim Martin & Noah Huxley.


SFCA STUDENTS PERFORM AT MACY'S DAY PARADE

Four students (Lindsey Miceli, Kiersten Royal, Taylor Schmit, Larry Collins) from Southwest Florida Christian Academy known as "The Spirit of America Dancers" participated in the 2012 annual Thanksgiving Macy's Day Parade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AN EVENING TO REMEMBER

Lt. Colonel Oliver North comes to Ft. Myers on Monday, October 29, 2012. 
He will be speaking at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, located on the campus of McGregor Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m.  His topic for the evening is "America in the New Millennia from a Christian’s Perspective”.  Col. North is a combat decorated Marine, #1 NYT best-selling author, small business founder, inventor with multiple U.S. patents, columnist, and the host of War Stories on the Fox News Channel.  VIP tickets are available for $100, which includes a private reception with Col. North.  Admission and dinner tickets are available for just $35.  The dinner sponsor for the evening is Carrabba's Italian Grill.  To purchase tickets, or for additional information, please go to www.swfca.com or contact Lisa Blanchard at 936-8865, extension 1472.  It is not too late to become a business sponsor. Join us for this very patriotic event!

 

 

 


SFCA’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM GIVES BACK

Fifteen members of the Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) cross country team visited the Harry Chapin Food Bank on Saturday, September 15.  While there, the students along with their coach packed 3,000 pounds of rice and beans.  This is SFCA’s second consecutive year to help the food bank.  Community involvement is very important to the school!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ALL SFCA GRADUATES GO TO COLLEGE
 
Continuing our past tradition, 100% of the Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA)  graduates will be pursuing higher education.  Eighteen percent of the 2012 graduates received the Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholarship award, while 29% received the Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship.  Forty-seven percent of the graduating class obtained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  Approximately one-half of the class were members of the National Honor Society.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SFCA STUDENT SIGNS WITH THE SUN  

Colton Catto, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, will be playing basketball for The Florida Christian College's SUNS in the fall.  Colton has averaged 25.4 points on the court during his senior year.  While at SFCA, Colton scored 1,897 career points, was named 2A Player of the Year, was a Mr. Basketball finalist and scored second in the voting, was named first team all-area, is a Southwest Florida All-Star, is a FACA All Star, and a SFABC All Star.  Coach Deer, of the SUNS, stated, "I do not say this often; however, we are extremely fortunate to sign a player with Colton's abilities.  Colton's on-the-court accolades speak for itself; furthermore, I am most excited about all of the intangibles Colton will bring to our program.  Colton is a young man with great character, a high basketball IQ, and is a team first guy."  Colton signed his letter of intent on April 25, 2012, at Southwest Florida Christian Academy.


 

SFCA STUDENTS RECEIVE STATE RECOGNITION

Emily Higginbotham and Thomas Arcentales, seventh grade students at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, participated in the Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP). They were awarded state recognition for their participation in the talent search based on their performance on the ACT.

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Now in its 32nd year, the 7th Grade Talent Search identifies bright
seventh graders
based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school.
Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams as
seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities.
In addition, they gain valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for
gifted students. These students have earned an award by scoring at or above the
national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT
or the SAT. These students are invited to a special recognition ceremony held at a
university in our state.


 

SFCA SOFTBALL TEAM HELPS OTHERS

Southwest Florida Christian Academy's (SFCA) varsity softbal1 team assisted with the Fort Myers American Challenger League players on March 24.  The Challenger League boys and girls have special needs and wish to learn how to play little league.  SFCA Senior Sam Hillman said, "This is the most enjoyable and rewarding service project I've ever done!"
 

 

 

 

 


 

SFCA TENNIS TEAM GOES UNDEFEATED

Southwest Florida Christian Academy's middle school tennis teams achieved outstanding victories in its first year of existence.  The boys' team finished the season undefeated (with a 6-0 record) while the girls' team ended the season with a 5-1 record.  The team coaches are Doug Cohen (head coach), Robert Iwaniec, and Michael Arcentales.

Pictured below – back – left to right Coach Doug Cohen (Head Coach), Coach Mike Arcentales, Michael Bubar, Dylan Whiteside, Olivia Bohannon, Yvonne Wojtas, Chase Brown, Olivia Jensen, Coach Robert Iwaniec.

Front – left to right – Savannah Klingerman, Macy Hoesley, Julianna Whiteside,
Richard Lemay, Tommy Arcentales and Emily Higginbotham. 

Not pictured: Kaleigh Kaaber and Lily Tessier.
 


 

SFCA SENIOR EXCELS AT STATE!
Thomas Sievert, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, recently received an Excellent rating on a grade 7 piano solo at the Florida Bandmasters Association State Music Performance Assessment.  A grade 7 is the most difficult level to perform at the high school level.  The event was held on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, at Broward College Central Campus in Davie, Florida.

 

 


SFCA'S AUCTION IS A HUGE SUCCESS


On March 24, Southwest Florida Christian Academy held its annual auction to raise
money for its athletic, fine arts and scholarship programs.  After enjoying a delicious dinner provided by Carrabbas, the bidding began.  As always, Jay Sievert was an entertaining auctioneer who helped in raising over $65,000.  

Pictured from left to right:  Susan Mays, Tisha Bayne, Julianna Newingham, Jennifer Tank, Krissy Molloy, Shawnica Erp, Paula McKinney and Beth Randolph.


 


 

SFCA TEACHER NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN HALO

Susie Kackley, a second grade teacher at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, was nominated to receive the Golden Halo for the 2011-2012 school year.  Ms. Kackley was nominated by Madison and Mackenzie Thomas, twins who are students in her class.  Ten teachers will be honored on April 21, at the annual dinner that will be held at Spanish Wells in Bonita Springs.  The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida recognizes outstanding teachers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry counties.  Golden Halo is the Christian school equivalent to Golden Apple.

 

 


 

SFCA SCORES IN MUSIC!

Students from Southwest Florida Christian Academy participated in the Florida Bandmaster’s
District Music Performance Assessment on Saturday, February 4, 2012, held at
Lehigh High School. 
The following students received Superior Ratings (group picture).
Jon Angoluan, Aylen Bernal, Hayden Brown, Alexis Hollan, Isabella Hrunka,
Logan Lemke, Eileen Little, Baxton Munn, Max Pringle, Amanda Sabean


 



Thomas Sievert (individual pictured) received a superior rating on a
class 7 piano solo.
He is now eligible for the FBA State Solo and Ensemble Music
Performance Assessment in March 2012.

 

 

 

 

 


 

SFCA WINS GULF COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) middle school boys and girls basketball teams won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships.  The SFCA ladies took this title home by beating Oasis Charter School with a final score of 25-22.  The SFCA boys won over the Community School in an overtime thriller with a final score of 41-36.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SFCA SCORES FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Southwest Florida Christian Academy's (SFCA) girls varsity basketball team honored those fighting breast cancer by hosting a "Think Pink" game against Evangelical Christian School (ECS).  Susan G. Komen representatives gave out vital information on fighting this disease, while the money from the gate and concessions went to the Foundation to help find a cure.  All families who have been touched by breast cancer were honored and prayed for that evening. Shelly Baker, a SFCA parent and breast cancer survivor, said, "It’s nice to be able to give back to an organization that has done so much for breast cancer awareness.  What I went through wasn’t in vain.  It has given me the opportunity to educate others on this subject."
A large audience showed up to support this noble cause and to watch a close game as
the SFCA ladies pulled off a win over ECS by two points!
 


SFCA TAKES THE GOLD

The Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) King’s Wrestling Team has won its first gold medal.  Sophomore Noah Huxley (pictured) won the gold in the 220 lb. division competing at the Don Sanford Jr Invitational Tournament in Port Charlotte this past Saturday.  He beat all three opponents by pins in the first minute of each match.
Eighth grader Jon Angoluan earned 4th place competing in the 120 lb. division, while Sophomore Andrew Kreps qualified for the 145 lb. medal rounds.
Coach Jim Martin, who won the gold in the 1983 Pan Am games, has led the King’s to victory in the three short years since its origination.

 


 

 


 

SFCA TEACHER RECEIVES $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Douglas J. Roth from Southeastern University visited the Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) campus to award Stephanie Laymon, sixth grade teacher, a $10,000 scholarship toward a master’s degree program. The scholarship was presented by Dr. Roth personally at SFCA chapel last week.  From hundreds of applicants, Stephanie Laymon was one of three recipients for a scholarship in this amount.

 

 

 


 

SFCA HELPS NEEDY IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES

One of Southwest Florida Christian Academy's second grade classes found a special way to show God's love this Christmas.  Having the desire to bless as many children as they could, the students in Mrs. Fulwider’s class started a Christmas Jar in October.

This one small class collected $400.98!  Working with World Vision, the students chose to purchase the following items for needy children:  Bibles, food, chickens, a goat, fruit trees, care for three orphans, medicine, and education for one child.

On Christmas Day, as our students open their own Christmas presents, they will smile
knowing that they have shared God’s love in a special way.
 


 

SFCA CHEERLEADERS CAPTURE ANOTHER FIRST

The Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) cheer teams traveled to Kissimmee to perform at the Silver Spurs Arena in the FCC Florida State Championships on Dec. 3.   The Junior High team placed first in their division, as they performed an incredible routine.  The Varsity Co-ed team, who holds the title of first in the Nation, also took first place.  Both teams will go on to compete at Nationals this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 


SFCA PARTICIPATES IN NEW GUINNESS RECORD

Southwest Florida Christian Academy's (SFCA) grades K - 5 and one 6th grade P.E. class added 234 stackers to a world-wide effort to set a new Guinness World record for stacking.  There were 26 countries, including all 50 states in the USA, who worked to surpass the previous record of 316,736.  The new Guinness world record is 409,600!.    
The number to beat was 316,736, and we sailed right past that on Friday afternoon, November 18th. Thanks to the 250 stackers at West Dodge Station Elementary in Elkhorn, Nebraska for putting us over at exactly 4:19 pm (MST). The WSSA initially hoped to surpass the goal of 350,000 stackers. Thanks to everyone in 28 countries (including all 50 states in the USA) for taking part in this banner stack up event on Guinness World Records Day!



 


SFCA PARTICIPATES IN OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected 86 million shoe box gifts and hand-delivered them to impoverished children in more than 130 countries. This year, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 8.5 million gift-filled shoe boxes. Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) students collected 581 boxes to help meet that need.  McGregor Baptist Church joined the students' efforts this year and added another 661 to that number for a final count of 1,242 shoeboxes filled with hygienic items, toys, and other treats.  The boxes collected in Florida will go to Panama, Ukraine, Macedonia, Bahamas, Uganda, Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Seychelles, Togo, Benin, Belize, Ecuador, Madagascar, and one undisclosed country! 
What joy it was for SFCA students
to participate in this effort.  This is not the first time the students
have participated in this endeavor.  SFCA has been an active member
of this ministry since 1997.              

Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief
and evangelism organization Samaritan Purse, headed by Franklin
Graham.  While Samaritan Purse works to meet critical physical
needs, such as clean water, health care and food. 
Operation Christmas Child addresses a need for which children are
just as desperate the need to have hope and feel loved.
       


 

SFCA CELEBRATES HOMECOMING

Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) celebrated its first homecoming on the football field!  This year's king and queen are SAS Stouder and Meridith Doerstling, prince and princess from the 11th grade are Kenny Hawley and Mikayla Hetherington, prince and princess from the 10th grade are David Faux and JoJo Scoggins, and prince and princess from the 9th grade are Jack Seravello and Nicole Nicely.  The King’s scored a victory of 38 – 0 that night when facing Boca Christian. The following night a dinner and dance was held at the Renaissance Country Club to end the Homecoming celebration!

 

 


 

ANOTHER SFCA STUDENT TO SING AT CARNEGIE HALL

Grace Postorino, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Grace has been a member of the SFCA choir since she was in fifth grade and has been an active participant of the school's praise team and advanced ensemble and an All State participant three years running. Grace is the second student asked to perform at Carnegie this year; Larry Collins performed there in January 2011. SFCA is pleased that Carnegie Hall has acknowledged Grace's talent, and the school is proud of her efforts.  Congratulations, Grace!

 

 

 


 

SFCA CAPTURES CONFERENCE TITLE!

Southwest Florida Christian Academy's (SFCA) middle school volleyball team has claimed the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference championship title! After a fierce battle this season, the team finished with a 21-1 record.  They ended the season on Saturday, October 22, with a 2-0 victory over Community School of Naples in the conference finals.  Congratulations to the following King's ladies:  Macy Hoesley, Olivia Jensen, Megan Thomas, Ally Frith, Lily Tessier, Meghan Todd, Kerry Linehan, Kristen Jacobs, Faith Harden, Lindsey Cox, Mikaela Toth, Abby Ferrell, Megan Derums, Krista Sciulla, Sarah Kate Sheffield, Lexi Shirey, and Tiffany Morina.

 


 

 

SFCA STUDENTS SET TO SING AT DISNEY

A 14-member ensemble at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA)
has been requested to appear in the Candlelight performance at Walt
Disney World on December 7 .  The ensemble is made up of 7 freshmen
and 7 upper-class students. The students will be singing in a mass choir accompanied by a live orchestra  A narration of Luke 2 is being read by Isabella Rossellini, an actress, model, film maker, and daughter of Ingrid Bergman.  Mrs. Jennifer Rouskey is the music director at SFCA

 



SFCA VARSITY EXCELS AT QUALITY LIFE CENTER

Friday, September 9, 2011, Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) varsity football team visited Quality Life Center of SW Florida, a nonprofit organization established to provide mentoring and tutoring services to families.   James Long, Director of Marketing and Fundraising for Quality Life Center of SW Florida, stated “The kids were very excited to see the team working so hard to keep their place clean and in tip top shape.  
Also, the boys went on their FaceBook page and made the Quality Life Center a friend.  This helped with getting the word out for the Slap Me
Five campaign that is going on right now to raise needed money.”  
Community service plays a huge role at SFCA, and the students have
had some wonderful experiences as a result of it.

 


 
SFCA ALUMNUS RECEIVES SCRIPPS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Carissa Iverson, graduate of Southwest Florida Christian Academy, recently completed the Scripps Research Institute Research Fellows program.  As one
of 12 recipients in the United States, she was selected to spend 10 weeks in a genetics laboratory studying genetics involved in protecting the ends of chromosomes.  Presently a student at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Ms. Iverson hopes to concentrate on the field of genetics during her graduate work.  She stated she became interested in science after taking a course in human anatomy and physiology as a high school student at SFCA.
Photo by: Skip Reynolds, The Scripps Research Institute

SFCA CHOIR STUDENTS COMPETE FOR STATE HONORS
 
Kerry Linehan, Noah Bosman, Michael Rouskey, Tiffany Morina, Larry Collins, Grace Postorino, and Christina Kull from Southwest Florida Christian Academy's choir will advance to the final round of All State testing.  The All State choir will then perform at the Florida Music Educator’s Conference held in Tampa, Fl., in January of 2012.
Congratulations to these students as they have been diligently working for this goal.

 

 
SFCA EXCELS IN MUSIC
 
Larry Collins, a junior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), is the only student in Lee County and 1 of 3 students selected from the Southwest Florida district that wasaccepted into the Reading Chorus for All State, which is being held in Tampa, Florida, inJanuary 2012.  Only 100 students in the entire state are chosen for this honor.  He will besinging bass with 99 other chorus members at the Florida Music Educator’s Conference.

 
SFCA VISITS HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK

On Saturday, September 14, 11 Southwest Florida Christian Academy
cross-country team members along with Coach Tom Swiersz and some
parents went to the Harry Chapin Food Bank to assist in the distribution of
food products for the needy. The students made boxes, sorted and packed food items from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone worked extremely hard and had a positive attitude. Afterward, the students decided it was a lot of fun and a good team
building day.

 

 SFCA FEATURED IN LEE COUNTY FAMILY NEWS MAGAZINE
  This article appeared in the August 2011 edition of the Lee County Family News magazine.