Congratulations to Hudson Griffin '25 on winning 1st place in the 26th annual HCA Geography Bee this morning. Hudson won after a 30 question tie-breaker round!! The winning question was:Jasper and Banff [BAMF] National Parks are located in the Rocky Mountains in what Canadian province? The answer was: Alberta.
Joesen Pope '25 received 2nd place
Evan Boussias '24 received 3rd place
Congratulations to our 2020 Poetry Out Loud winners!! Cara Rhodes '21 took 3rd place and a $50 cash prize, Reece Blue '22 took 2nd place and a $75 cash prize, and ViviAnn Johnson '22 took 1st place and a $100 cash prize! ViviAnn will advance to the State competition in Greensboro next month when she will recite poetry with high school students from all across North Carolina. The State winner will receive a $200 award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Poetry Out Loud event.
During weekly chapel time on Thursday, January 9th, nine Harrells Christian Academy students were named Terrific Kids for the 2nd nine-week grading period. These students stood out to their teachers for being especially inquisitive, energetic, and curious. Mr. Bobby Spell from the Clinton Kiwanis Club presented each student with a certificate of recognition.
As food banks across the country geared up to feed thousands of hungry Americans during the Thanksgiving holiday, HCA teachers and students partnered with Sampson County Social Services to do their part to end the fight against hunger. Through the Building Baskets initiative, our students and staff donated enough food items and paper products to fill twenty-five baskets with the makings of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Our friends at Butterball graciously provided thirty turkeys to complete the baskets. Kindergartners created a special Thanksgiving craft to send along with each basket, and our seniors provided handwritten notes to wish each basket recipient a happy Thanksgiving. We are proud to be a part of this mission and are reminded this holiday season that it is truly more of a blessing to give than it is to receive.