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HCA Partners with Southern Smoke Barbecue to Host Hurricane Relief Benefit Dinner

October 15, 2018
After arriving to assist family and friends in cleaning up after Hurricane Florence, former HCA Board Chairman Brian Griffin quickly realized just how widespread the devastation was.  He immediately contacted Matthew Register of Southern Smoke Barbecue, and they brainstormed the idea of hosting a meal that would bring communities together and also provide much needed relief for those impacted by the hurricane. On Saturday, October 27th Harrells Christian Academy will join with Southern Smoke Barbecue in hosting Come To The Table, a benefit dinner. Take your place at the table on Saturday, October 27th as Harrells Christian Academy celebrates traditions and treasured recipes of the South with chef Matthew Register. The event begins at 6:00 pm on the campus of Harrells Christian Academy. Tickets are available online at #come2thetable2help.  

HCA Students Practice 21st Century Skills 

October 05, 2018
The seventh grade Life Science students at Harrells Christian Academy demonstrate how to operate temperature probes in the second grade STREAM Lab. New middle school science teacher Steven Autry brought a wealth of real-world knowledge with him when he came to Harrells. As a part time instructor at Cape Fear Community College and horticulture specialist, Autry understands the exposure young scientists need to practical technology. Here, in this integrated setting, seventh grade students pass on their knowledge to their younger counterparts. “It’s what I love about HCA,” Autry states. “Here, I’m free to teach real-world applications in my classroom and don’t feel the pressure to teach to a standard that may or may not measure what my students truly know and are prepared for.” Second graders were truly excited to use specialized equipment during their lab experience. Morgan Sutton, pictured left, stated, “Getting to work with the older kids is always fun. And doing this experiment made the school day exciting!” 

HCA Holds See You at the Pole Event upon Returning to School

September 28, 2018

Broken, but Not Destroyedl 

The theme verse for this year’s nation-wide See You at the Pole event came from Ephesians chapter 3, “I fall on my knees before the Father.” This could not be a more timely plea for the students of Harrells Christian Academy as they resumed school on September 26th after nine days of cancellation due to the impact of hurricane Florence.   Gathered under a beaming blue sky, students prayed for their communities, first responders, emergency personnel, their state, and their nation.  Although many of the students and families have only just begun to recover and rebuild their homes in the aftermath of the storm, the HCA family was reminded that while the foundation of their homes may have been shaken by this storm, their foundation in Christ can never be destroyed. 

Student Prefects Cameron Simpson, Ellie Carone, Paige Hardison, and Casey Johnson led their fellow Crusaders in prayer and joined in song with Upper School Bible teacher Melody Powell who played a poignant acoustic rendition of “Bless the Lord Oh My Soul.”   Pastor Steve LeRoux who organized the event and led the devotion commented, “It was very timely for us to be able to come together as a school following this natural disaster. There was a special sense of unity as young and old voices stood and prayed together. During this time of trouble we collectively looked up for divine assistance.”

The annual event closed with a look up into the clouds to see the American flag faithfully flying over Harrells Christian Academy.  More than twenty countries and millions of students and teachers participate in See You at the Pole each year.  It is a reminder of how, despite the brokenness in the world around us, God still compels and draws us to Him.

HCA Graduates Thirty-One Students

June 04, 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! 

On the evening of May 25th, 2018, thirty-one seniors stepped acroos the stage in the Foundation Center and received their diplomas to beome alums of Harrells Christian Academy during the school's 47th Commencement Exercises.  J. Bradley Creed, current President of Campbell University, gave the Commencement Address.

The HCA Class of 2018 received over 1.7 million dollars in scholarship offers.  College matriculations include The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University, The University of California-Los Angeles, Campbell University, Coastal Carolina University, The University of North Carolina-Greensboro, High Point University, and Wake Forest University.

The Valedictorian was Brayden Sutton, and the Salutatorian was Kaleb Jessup.

Citizenship Awards were conferred to Dylan Sessoms and Kyra Gensel, and the Newkirk Award, named after the school's founding headmaster, was presented to Noah Warrick.