Pizza, pizza!
High school classes earn free lunch

– by Amy F, sophomore – On Feb. 7, the freshmen through senior class earned a free lunch of Papa John’s pizza, chips, soda, and a choice of salad. After a close call on the class winners of the annual Christmas party, the five judges collectively decided to reward all high school students for their hard work, dedication, and excellent … Read More

Eggs, bacon, grits, sausage
Seniors “skip” classes for breakfast at IHOP

– by Andrea B, senior – On Feb. 4, the senior class went to IHOP with Mr. Bradford to eat breakfast and skip a couple of morning classes. The night before, the seniors had celebrated their annual Senior Night between their home basketball games.  “I liked how we were all united for a night,” said Lauren M, senior. “Our parents … Read More

Unconditional love and support
Senior Night recognizes seniors and parents

– by Caleb P, junior – During the FBTA basketball games against Evangel on Feb. 3, the school hosted a special, emotional moment for the seniors and their parents.  With a close game for JV boys and a victory for the varsity girls, and just before the Varsity boys were about to play, the loud speakers announced to the fans … Read More

Government through students’ eyes
2020 ODACS State Government Day

– by Peter V, junior – On Monday, Jan 27, the juniors and seniors attended the 2020 State Government Day in Richmond, VA, joining nearly 150 students and teachers from across the state.  Students were able to watch and see how the government and legislation work to pass bills and laws. The group also visited the floor of the House … Read More

Behind the scenes of Joseph
Making sure the play ran smoothly

– by Jordan P, senior – While the student actors stole the show on stage, other students were also involved in the production aspect of Joseph, handling makeup, costumes, and set design. The makeup crew was able to recreate intricate makeup designs onto students over the course of two performances.  “It was fun being around all the girls and getting … Read More

God Meant it for Good

– by Jayden L, junior – Genesis 50:20 says, “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” This verse, taken from the life of Joseph, was the central theme of the play. Pastor Abbey made it his mission to … Read More

A very merry Christmas party

– by Haston H, senior – The junior and senior high students prepare earnestly for their class Christmas parties on the last day of school. Each class chooses a theme for their party, decorates and wears costumes to go along with the theme, as well as prepares food for the judges. 7th grade: The 7th grade decorates their portion of … Read More

Newseum closing doors
Journalism class takes entire high school on their field trip

The Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C., is closing for good on Dec. 31, due to financial issues. The Journalism class scheduled one final field trip, and included the entire high school, to see the exhibits on display one final time. After a junior and senior class photo on the observation deck, students wound their way around the displays, including the … Read More