Rising juniors, Lily Harper, Abbey Potter, and Molly Roth recently participated in the 2022 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY) at Berea College. LCA also had two students who are HOBY alums and served as volunteers this year. Julianne Graham is a rising LCA senior, and Milo Golding will be a freshman at Stanford University this fall. Read More Here
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass (JA) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Leadership Lexington Youth Program (LLYP) Class presented by UK Healthcare. This year's class includes 45 Lexington area high school students, three of which are LCA students - Jenna Raye Hopper, Abbey Potter, and Isaiah Smith. Read the press release here.
Congratulations to Stella Davis, LCA 4th grader, who was this year's recipient of the White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics' Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits exemplary behavior and outstanding achievement in areas such as kindness to others, good citizenship, and service. Read More Here
A delegation of five LCA students had a successful trip to the Kentucky United Nations Assembly in Louisville from March 16-18. The assembly was attended by 610 students from 30 schools across the state. Sarah Childers, Kayla Corbin, Milo Golding, Abby Merz, and Pierce Ragland represented South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea) at the assembly. With a great deal of assistance from Mr. Perkins, LCA high school history teacher, the group spent several weeks researching the country and preparing to represent its interests during presentations and debate during the three-day conference. Read More Here
Seniors Tia Alchureiqi and Logan Beck have been recognized as National Merit Finalists. The National Merit Scholarship program recognizes students who score well on the PSAT, and those who score in the top 1% are deemed semi-finalists. In February, there were about 15,000 semi-finalists who advanced to become finalists. Merit Scholarships will be awarded to about 7,500 finalists between March and June. Congratulations to Tia and Logan on this wonderful accomplishment!
Tia Alchureiqi and Milo Golding, LCA seniors, have been named among the 150 winners of the Class of 2022 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Each winner will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a family of 6,600+ alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world. Read More Here
Congratulations to sophomore, Emma Clare Doepke (Visual Art) and junior, Natalie Holmes (Vocal Music and Musical Theatre) on advancing to the second and final round of the selection process for the Governor's School for the Arts. Read More Here
Congratulations to these students who participated in the KMEA (Kentucky Music Educators Association) Solos & Ensembles. They did a wonderful job and received a Distinguished rating with a mixed group of high school and junior high. Left to right in the photo are: Shaun Ware, Joseph Sylvester, David Eliassen, Aiden Finley, Zach Baugh, and Lydia Krail. Missing from pic is Ty Ogle.
Tia Alchureiqi and Milo Golding, students at Lexington Christian Academy, have been named Regional Finalists for the 2022 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. Read More Here
Several LCA students participated in the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) Governor's Cup Elementary District 80 competition on February 8 and 12 at LCA's Rose Campus. Congratulations to all of the winners in this year's competition! Read More Here
For the seventh consecutive year, LCA has participated in DanceBlue, a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. LCA revealed a school-record-breaking-total of $54,566.37 at a special halftime presentation during the LCA Boys Basketball game against Lexington Catholic on Friday, February 11, 2022. Read More Here
On Thursday, February 10, the high school college counseling office kicked off the college visit season with a trip to Asbury University. Nine juniors along with high school counselors, Mrs. Amy Cornell and Mr. Josh Palmer, loaded up the van for the 25 minute drive to the beautiful Wilmore campus. Upon arrival, they toured campus, met with the admissions team, talked with a student panel, and concluded the visit with lunch in the Dougherty & Gray dining rooms.
The students got a firsthand glimpse of what student life would be like at Asbury. They especially enjoyed touring buildings, and the chapel was a favorite spot. With the Christian Education Partnership between Asbury and LCA, LCA alumni can attend Asbury for the same tuition as LCA. Learn more about this partnership here.
The next scheduled visit is Thursday, February 17 to the University of Kentucky. If you have any questions about college admissions, our counselors would love to speak with you. Visit the College Counseling webpage for more information.
Chloe King, LCA freshman, recently competed in the Teen Bible Quiz Friendship Tournament in Orlando, Florida. Teen Bible Quiz (TBQ for short) is a quick recall type event, where questions about the Bible are asked, and members of the competing teams give answers based on the content. Chloe has been TBQ since August 2021. Prior to that, she participated in Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) on her church's team for six years, first through sixth grades. Read More Here
Congratulations to these incredible young musicians on their concerts with the KMEA All State Choirs this week in Louisville, Kentucky! Bratcher Chamberlain sang in the All State 7-9 Choir. Special shout out to Mrs. Davis who was the accompanist for the All State SSAA Choir, Mr. Hornsby who was a session accompanist, and Mr. Wesley who coordinated the All State Choirs as KMEA State Choral Chair this year.
The LCA Middle School Academic Team recently competed in District Governor’s Cup at Jessie M. Clark Middle School. They were runners up in quick recall with Wellington Hadinata advancing in math and science along with Lillie Greer advancing in composition and language arts. They will compete in Regional Governor's Cup at Winburn Middle School on February 5.
The LCA High School Academic Team competed in District Governor’s Cup at Dunbar High School on January 22. They placed 2nd in Quick Recall and will advance to regionals at Scott County in February. Individual assessment winners include: Milo Golding (senior) in Arts/Humanities; Chloe King (freshman) in Language Arts; Taylor Hitchcock (freshman) in Composition; and Jake Bechtold (junior) in Social Studies.
Congratulations to this year's LCA 6th-8th Grade Science Fair Winners. To see a list of this year's winners, click here.
Congratulations to seniors, Tia Alchureiqi and Milo Golding, on being two of the 2022 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalists!
1,617 students were selected from more than 68,000 applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities.
“Milo and Tia are two extraordinary young adults who have devoted themselves to making a difference in the lives of others. They are a shining example for others to follow," said Dr. Cassondra Koett, LCA High School Principal.
Students are currently submitting their semifinalist applications to be reviewed by the Coca-Cola Program Reading Committee. After this review, 250 will advance as Regional Finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars and receiving a $20,000 college scholarship.
A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2022 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,600 Coke Scholars nationwide with more than $78 million in scholarships over the course of 34 years.
The 5th Grade Entrepreneur Fair on November 16 & 17 was such a great experience for the students. They learned about making and marketing a product and then selling it to others. This year's event netted more than $2,000, which the students collectively donated to #TeamSeas.
November 8 is National STEM/STEAM Day, and LCA High School Principal, Dr. Cassondra Koett, highlighted several of the exciting projects happening in our classrooms recently. Read More Here
What a special morning at our high school chapel as Sam Dick from WKYT had a conversation with senior, Milo Golding. The two had met earlier this year when Sam interviewed Milo virtually about being the National Doodle for Google winner, but this was the first time the two had met in person. It was also our pleasure to present Sam with an appreciation award ahead of his retirement next month. We are thankful for his friendship to the school over the years and wish him the very best in his retirement. Check out the story from this morning's event here.
Eight LCA 8th graders traveled to Rome, Italy along with Mr. Coleman Marshall, 6th-8th Grade Principal, Mrs. Lea Clarke, Junior High Teacher, and parent chaperones during the week of October 2-9, 2021. The group participated in the Global Next Training Course, “The Leadership Paradox – Leading in Unexpected and Extraordinary Ways.” Read More Here
The 6th Grade Academy and Junior High has more than 60 students serving on Team Chapel this year! They are dedicated to serving with excellence on the Media Team, Welcome Team, Praise & Worship Team, Community Service Team, and Prayer Team. Read More Here
Today officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including two from LCA. Seniors, Tia Alchureiqi and Logan Beck are among the academically talented high school seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. Read More Here
Congratulations to Milo Golding, LCA senior, on being selected for the College Board National African American Recognition Program. Milo earned this recognition because of his remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT and AP exams. As a recipient, the College Board will highlight his achievement to more than 1,500 colleges.
LCA rising senior Milo Golding has been named the winner of the 2021 Doodle for Google competition. After making it through the initial round, which was facilitated by a panel of judges, a public voting stage took place which advanced him to the finals. Google executives then selected Milo as the winner. As the winner, Milo receives a $30,000 college scholarship! Read More Here
LCA rising senior, and Doodle for Google Kentucky State Winner Milo Golding is moving on to the National Finals where he’ll join state and U.S. territory winners from Arizona, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. Read More Here
Congratulations to Leah Massa and Brady Wortz, who were named the Class of 2021 Co-Valedictorians and to Reese Lycan, who was named the Class of 2021 Salutatorian. The students learned the news by being surprised on Thursday, May 14th by Dr. Cassondra Koett, LCA High School Principal, along with the LCA College Counselors, Heather Riley and Joshua Palmer. Read More Here
Luke Shannon, an LCA 4th grader, was recently recognized as a recipient of a White Greer & Maggard Orthodontics Scholarship. Read More Here
LCA junior Milo Golding received a surprise visit at his family’s home this past Saturday from Google’s “Doodle for Google” team informing him that his doodle had been selected as the winning submission for Kentucky. Golding’s entry was one of thousands received by Google from across the country and U.S. territories. Milo will represent Kentucky in the final stages of the competition. You can vote from May 10-14 here (Milo is in the Grades 10-12 category) to help him advance to the national competition. Read More Here
Students in Mrs. Alyse Treesh's junior high and high school French classes recently participated in the French contest, Le Grand Concours. This is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, where the students take a written test and compete against students with similar educational backgrounds for prizes.
Hadley Whipple, LCA junior, received the Silver Award, which is awarded to those who score in the 90th percentile. She placed 4th in the AATF Kentucky Chapter and will receive a $25 Amazon gift card from AATF-KY and a silver medal from AATF national.
Juniors Sophie Antle and Hayden Burt, sophomore Reagan Wombles, and 8th graders Katie Roth and Sophia Smith received an mentionne d'honneur (honorable mention) for scoring in the 50th-70th percentile. They will each receive a $10 Amazon gift card from AATF-KY and a certificate from AATF National.
Congratulations to these students on a job well done!
Congratulations to LCA senior, Stephen Davis who was awarded the Ohio Dance Masters College Scholarship Award of $1,500! Ohio Dance Masters is a professional, certified membership organization of artists and educators committed to the elevation of the art of dance and to provide innovative artistic experiences for the advancement of dance worldwide.
Stephen represented ODM at the 2019 National Dance Masters of America competition in Atlanta and won 1st Runner-Up nationally.
He will be attending Point Park University, one of the top-10 dance universities in the country, as a dance major.
LCA high school students in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy recently held a clothing drive for those residents in eastern Kentucky who were affected by the devastating flooding. The students along with LCA parent and staff chaperones also spent a Saturday in Rockcastle County volunteering with Christian Appalachian Project to help restore flood damaged homes. Read More Here
Lexington Christian Academy is proud to announce that five juniors have been selected to attend the Governor’s Scholars Program, and two have been selected to attend the Governor’s School for the Arts this summer. Congratulations to the following:
Governor's Scholars Program: Tia Alchureiqi; Logan Beck; Milo Golding; Jack Roth; and Hadley Whipple
Governor's School for the Arts: Josie Jaeger (musical theatre) and Hadley Whipple (vocal music)
"Congratulations to this extraordinary group of young people on being named Governor’s Scholar and Governor’s School of Arts participants. These students are leaders among their peers, committed to their faith walk, and represent some of the finest scholars and artists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We are proud of your accomplishments and know you will represent your LCA family well. Well done, one and all," said Dr. Cassondra Koett, LCA High School Principal.
On March 19, 2021, forty-eight 7th grade students were inducted in to the National Junior Honor Society. Read More Here
Led by junior, Tia Alchureiqi, a group of LCA high school students participated in the 2021 Virtual Walk for Warmth to benefit the Lexington Rescue Mission. Even though this year's event was a virtual one, registrants were encouraged to complete a two-mile walk, which the students did at Shilito Park on February 24, 2021. Through registrations and a Facebook fundraiser, the students raised nearly $1,000 for this year's event!
Seniors Joshua Lytle and Zachary Feller have been recognized as National Merit Finalists. The National Merit Scholarship program recognizes students who score well on the PSAT, and those who score in the top 1% are deemed semi-finalists. In February, there are about 15,000 semi-finalists who advance to become finalists. Merit Scholarships will be awarded to about 7,500 finalists between March and June. Congratulations to Joshua and Zachary on this wonderful accomplishment!
Some of our TK students spent time on Thursday, January 14 putting together care packages for the homeless. They had been studying about serving others as part of their literacy unit for the past two weeks and were very excited to help those in need. One of the students commented that putting together the bags "was like trick-or-treat except we're giving and not getting."
The LCA High School Chick-fil-A Leader Academy collected items for The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families for its December Do Good Donation Drive. Adam Kuhn, Family Assistance Counselor (pictured here) was very grateful for these donations.
High school students in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy held a drop-off supply drive for the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center the week of December 14, 2020. LCA students and families responded by filling bins till they overflowed with items such as socks, t-shirts, sweatpants and snack items. Thank you to the students who organized this event and to everyone who donated. This was a wonderful way for LCA to show its love and support during the holiday season to these veterans.
The LCA Junior High is happy to spread more joy this season with its virtual Christmas program, "Lessons and Carols," featuring the LCA Junior High Chorus and our 7th grade drama students. A huge thank you to our amazing fine arts teacher, Mrs. Micha Gehring, for putting this together! View Video Here
LCA Elementary Music Teacher, Mrs. Arianne Johnson, was determined that COVID-19 would not stop the students at our Immanuel Campus from having its annual Christmas program--even if it had to be a virtual one. Learn how she put together this year's virtual program, "The Joy of Christmas" and view the amazing video here.