Leaving it all on the field
Boys soccer wins first, girls second at Valley

– by Peter V, sophomore – The FBTA soccer and volleyball teams participated in the Valley Baptist Christian School Tournament on Oct. 5 and 6. Four soccer teams participated: Gill Grove, Valley, Bethel, and Fairfax. Six volleyball teams participated: Gill Grove, Centerville, Valley, Keystone, Bethel, and Fairfax.  The volleyball team played for seven straight hours on Saturday, fighting back from … Read More

Florence overstays welcome
Wreaking devastation to disappointment along east coast

– by Kiersten G, sophomore – After days of anticipation, hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, NC, on Friday, Sept. 14. The hurricane was predicted to be category 5 with devastating rain and wind.  Many towns were forced to evacuate, and some students of FBTA even had siblings come home from college because of the hurricane. Some local high schools … Read More

Patriot Press goes digital:
New website hosts Patriot Press blog

The Patriot Press staff has made several upgrades this year, including online posting to our new website blog. Thanks to Mrs. Holley Van Den Berg, parent and FBT staff member, the new FBT academy website is up and running. She included a blog page for posting pictures and articles as they happen, so if we can get our act together, the … Read More

New year, new teachers:
FBTA welcomes new faces to our faculty

– by Hart Z, senior – A few new faces have joined the faculty at FBTA this year. Alumnus Corynne Damm is our new K3 teacher. Miss Damm graduated as Valedictorian from FBTA in 2014. She then attended Pensacola Christian College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a Elementary Education. “I am very excited to be back at FBTA,” … Read More

Workplace management:
New office staff learn to navigate the process

– by Julie U, senior – Students now see two new faces when going to the office. Mrs. Mitchell joined the staff at school, and Mrs. Beach assists her in the school office. Along with these two new faces comes their new voices heard over the school intercom.  Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Beach take on several roles in the office. … Read More

Turning the tassel:
Graduates give graduation guidance

– by Enoch P, senior – The FBTA class of 2018 is graduating June 1 at 7 p.m. There will be a formal reception with food served by the juniors and personalized tables for each senior. The next few days will consist of graduation parties and a feeling of accomplishment. With graduation comes much long-awaited joy, extensive experience, and new … Read More

A ‘WILDly’ fun time:
Senior class takes on The Wilds of NC

– by Julie V, senior – The class of 2018 came to school early to pile into the church’s new 13-passenger van to drive over 8 hours to the Wilds Christian Camp in Brevard, NC.  The Wilds has so many fun activities for seniors to enjoy and offers free stuff for every senior, such as a free fountain drink, devotional, … Read More

AACS National Competition:
FBTA takes students to national competition

– by Julie U, junior – Near the end of the year, students from FBTA had the opportunity to travel down to Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and compete in the AACS annual national competition for Christian schools around the country. This year the school had the amazing opportunity to compete in several categories including orchestra class A, choral … Read More