The night of nights
Jr./Sr. banquet dinner

– by Alyssa R, junior – For the annual Teen Banquet on May 24, the high schoolers visited Texas de Brazil and went on a boat ride around D.C. later that same evening.  All the high school girls and guys got ready for the annual Jr./Sr. banquet. The girls wore formal dresses, and the guys got to show off their … Read More

A year in review
FBTA receives 2019 yearbooks

Receiving the FBTA yearbooks and attending the dedication ceremony signals that the end of the year is near.  On May 23, a 15-minute video was presented to the entire student body and faculty to recount the year-in-review. The yearbook staff searched through thousands of photos from the year to highlight our favorite memories.  After the slideshow presentation, Hart, yearbook editor, … Read More

A Mother’s Day to remember

– by Sri Shakti, freshman – A mother’s love is one of the most important things in a child’s life. Some earliest memories are often of a mother’s kisses or the sound of her soft voice.  It goes without saying, that the K4 students were elated to show their mothers how much they appreciate them at their Mother’s Day Brunch on … Read More

Musicals and missionaries
4th-6th graders put on a missions play

– by Kiersten G, sophomore – The elementary students put on a spring play which was themed around mission’s week on Friday, May 3. Ms. Koechig, Ms. Bowers, and Mrs. Probus all worked diligently to help the children prepare to put on the best show they could.  “The play was a lot of fun! I was really nervous and I … Read More

Making a joyful noise
The BJU brass group performs in chapel

– by Nathan H, senior – Chapel in the auditorium always means there’s going to be some sort of special event, and this time was no different.  Students eagerly made their way to the auditorium wondering what was going to happen. The brass instrumental band from Bob Jones University performed a variety of pieces, from “Mary had a Little Lamb” … Read More

A day full of surprises
Easter egg hunt

– by Ava J, junior – Easter is one of the most important stories in the Bible. The preschoolers were able to learn more about this day while doing fun activities. The teachers were able to incorporate the story of Jesus’ resurrection into simple activities.  Mrs. Bradford had her K4 class start with an edible activity that captured the scene … Read More

Fairfax choral group showcased at national competition in front of 3,000 people

– by Caleb D, senior – The resolution and climax of the competition season here at Fairfax is the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) National Fine Arts Competition in Greenville, SC, for Christian high school students across the nation.  Each year during the closing awards ceremony, the AACS officials choose a handful of performers to showcase their performance in … Read More

Saving the bells
1st year handbell choir places 2nd at nationals

– by Connor D, senior –  At the beginning of this 2018-19 school year, Mr. Probus, FBTA alumni, was asked to help revive the academy handbell choir. After a semester of practicing only twice a week, the handbell choir outdid themselves, placing 1st at both the regional and state competitions and advancing further on to the national competition at Bob … Read More