Congratulations to Regents Academy for sweeping this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen essay contest once again.
Congratulations to our Regents Academy students, who won four of the six places in this year’s Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association (TOWA) youth essay contest!
Regents Academy enjoyed success at the annual five-county district Spelling Bee sponsored by the Lufkin Kiwanis Club. Seventh grader Noah Satir, son of Dr. Cengiz and Dr. Vicki Satir, placed second in the individual official Scripps spelling bee. The fourth grade team led by Meena Shanmugam, along with teammates Jericho Maness and Nicholas Shatwell, won first place in their 1st-5th grade team division.
We are very proud of these stellar spellers!
The 5th and 6th grade classes sponsored Regents Academy’s Veterans Day celebration with patriotic observances, original poetry, expressions of gratitude, and breakfast on November 10. About a dozen veterans were present to join the celebration. We appreciate all our brave men and women who have served our great nation!
Three Regents Academy students were recently selected for the Texas Music Educators Association Region 4/21 orchestras.
Regents Academy 4th-8th graders celebrated two of God’s most magnificent gifts — poetry and autumn — with a haiku writing contest. The students each wrote autumn-themed haiku and submitted them in two categories: 4th-6th grades and 7th-8th grades. The poems are simply delightful to read, but the seniors were tasked with judging them, which was a difficult job indeed. The winning haiku were announced in Morning Assembly:
- 4th-6th grade: 1st place, Mary Kate Hill; 2nd place, Sydney Rotramel; 3rd place, Ella Furniss.
- 7th-8th grade: 1st place, Sydney Cunyus; 2nd place, Holden Kelly; 3rd place, Christian Castleberry.
And here are the winning haiku (Mary Kate’s above, and Sydney’s below):
Thank you, 1st and 2nd graders, for coloring the lovely fall leaves, and thank you, Sherry Wiggins, Lori Cunyus, and Tanya Kelly, for teaching haiku writing!
Congratulations to Regents Academy senior Isaiah James Bertke, who has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized this month for their performance on the 2016 PSAT and for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2016 competition and took the PSAT during their junior year.
Pictured is Isaiah with Headmaster David Bryant.
Congratulations, Isaiah, and may God continue to bless you!
Regents Academy seniors Grace DeKerlegand and Lindley Bryant recently had the privilege of scrubbing up and observing several surgical procedures at a local hospital. Trying to determine their post-high school options, both young ladies wondered about the possibility of observing an actual surgery to see if working in the medical field might be of interest to them. They got their chance last week, and both students believe it helped them refine their career interests.
Please pray for Regents Academy second grade student Susanna Ketchen, who underwent surgery on Tuesday to remove a tumor from her spine. Susanna and her parents are in Houston at Texas Children’s Hospital. Please join our school family in praying for this little girl and her family. Susanna’s mother, Melissa Ketchen, is our first grade teacher.
Please visit Susanna’s CaringBridge site for updates on this precious little girl.
If you’ve never used CaringBridge, go to www.caringbridge.org and enter Susanna’s name in the search box to navigate to her page. You will need to create a username and password in order to visit her site.
On Saturday, September 30, nine Regents juniors and seniors traveled to Richardson’s Eisemann Center to see “The Most Reluctant Convert,” a powerful one-man stage performance by Max McLean depicting the story of C.S. Lewis’s conversion to Christ. Throw in a sumptuous lunch at Buca di Beppo, visits to two bookstores, and ice cream at the end of the day, and the group had a fantastic day!