Chapman signs with U.C. Patriots

Chapman signs with U.C. Patriots

Lily Chapman is receiving a full 4-year scholarship to continue her volleyball career at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.

She was an outstanding Outside Hitter at Gaston Christian and received All-Conference Honors all 4 years of her varsity career.  She has played club volleyball since she was 13-years-old.  She is currently playing at Carolina Union Volleyball Club in Charlotte.

Cumberlands coach, Ms. Kathryn Hart will be present for the signing.

GC Players presents ‘The Heiress’

GC Players presents ‘The Heiress’

Based on Henry James’ novel, Washington Square, The Heiress follows the dramatic coming of age tale of Catherine Sloper, the daughter of a prominent doctor in New York whose grief taints his ability to form meaningful relationships with others. When a poor but charming young man claims to be in love with Catherine, Dr. Sloper does everything he can to stop their engagement for fear that the man is only after Catherine’s grand inheritance. Will Dr. Sloper convince Catherine that her fiance is not truly in love with her? Will Catherine elope and forfeit her inheritance for true love? Come find out at the Gaston Christian Players’ final play of the season!

Mock Trial teams competed strong at states

Mock Trial teams competed strong at states

Gaston Christian’s Mock Trial teams both competed strongly at the state competition in Raleigh on March 10.  The following students received special recognition: Outstanding Witnesses–Shane McNiff, Gavielle Taylor; Outstanding Attorney–Jacqueline Purtell

2018 Mock Trial State Competition
2018 GCS Science Fair

2018 GCS Science Fair

One of the goals for the science fair is to encourage students to develop and apply creativity, skill, and logical thinking to the solutions of science, engineering, and mathematical problems. However, our primary goal is to encourage students to increase knowledge, interest, and understanding of God’s universe and all of His creation. The judges made very difficult decisions and the winners were …

6th-grade
1st place – Solar Oven – Katie Walker
2nd place – Do not smoke – Carson Hill
3rd place – Nuclear Energy – Gordon Dubisky

7th-grade 
1st place – Essential oils v. household cleaners – Kendall Martin
2nd place – Germ Factory – Olivia Reed
3rd place – Child safety caps – Sophie Townsend

8th-grade 
1st place – Peanut allergy – Adam Hoyle
2nd place – Snooze and Simple Motors – Dakota Hawxwell and Jack Hyland
3rd place – Happy Meal – Ben Tugwell
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2018 GCS Junior Beta Club Induction

2018 GCS Junior Beta Club Induction

Thirty middle school students were inducted into the Junior Beta Club on Thursday, March 15. Congratulations to these students on their academic achievement!  Junior Beta Club officers, Jack Hyland, Emma Still, Patrick Hullett, and Lacie Grubbs provided excellent leadership during the year and led the club in many service projects.  During the ceremony, Jack, Patrick, Lacie, Ben Tugwell shared speeches highlighting the four principles of Junior Beta:  Achievement, Character, Leadership, and Service.

1st row:  Cadence Ackerson, Garrett Joy, Ayden Main, Kasey Wang, Zac Woodling, Christa Berry,  Zach Cochran.  2nd row:  Jack Dellinger, Cole Dickerson, Garrison Fisher, Emma Ghorley, Christian Glaze, Chase Hawkins, Jacob Hogan.  3rd row: Riley Jessup, Connor Joyce, Makenzie Karr, Jake Kerber, Liana Mattera, Maddy McKinley.  4th row: Kaden McKoy, Anna Vella Ramsey, Evan Reid, Jackson Roberts, Oakleigh Shields, Preston Shuford. 5th row: Chase Stewart, Savion Taylor, Nick Welfare.

2018 Honduras Backpacking Mission Trip

2018 Honduras Backpacking Mission Trip

During the week of March 9-16, four GCS students, two alumni and one parent joined Mr. Moore and others on a backpacking mission trip to Honduras. The purpose of their trip was to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to remote mountain villages in western Honduras. Several Honduran missionaries and church planters accompanied the team throughout the week. These men will go back into the villages we visited and work to start new churches. Besides the beautiful views we saw as we hiked up and down the Honduran mountains, the highlight of the trip was the distribution of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. It was a joy each morning to share the gospel and share small gifts with the school children. Mr. Moore will head back to Honduras next Thursday with a group of 28 students and parents for the Spring Break mission trip. Please pray for these students as they minister in Choguara, Intibucá, Honduras during the week of March 29 – April 5. Gallery
2018 Honduras Backpacking Mission Trip
Freeman wins out of 116 responses

Freeman wins out of 116 responses

Alden Freeman’s random guess of 67,545 bricks was the closest to the 76,000 bricks in the construction of the M.O. Owens Worship and Fine Arts Center. “Wow, I have no idea what I will buy,” said Freeman. We asked his mom, Angel Freeman (GCS Kindergarten teacher) about Alden’s win  “that’s too funny, we never order from Amazon.” Congratulations Alden and we know you will find something fun to order.