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RCA, 1st PRIVATE SCHOOL IN TENNESSEE WITH AGRICULTURE PROGRAM
May 2017

Riverside Christian Academy’s administration is pleased to announce that the school will be offering an agriculture program beginning in 2017-2018. “RCA is leading the way of meeting the needs of students and families in our community with this agriculture program. RCA’s agriculture program will be one of only a handful of its kind at private schools across the nation and the first among private schools in Tennessee,” said RCA’s President, James Bryant. Julie Burnum will pioneer RCA's Ag and FFA programs. Click here for the full story.

HEART OF RCA
April 2017

One of Riverside Christian Academy's annual spring traditions is the Heart of RCA Benefit Dinner & Auction. This year's event took place on Saturday, April 1; it was the 14th annual benefit dinner and auction for the school. Over $25,000 was raised for the school including $7,800 that was pledged for Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math programs. Also, the children of Glenn and Brenda Moore received the Gary Upchurch Heart of RCA Award in honor of their parents for their love and support for the ministry of Riverside Christian Academy. Click here for the full story.

BURLSWORTH CHARACTER AWARD
March 2017

Senior football player Jarrod Trahin was awarded the Burlsworth Character Award. The award is named after Brandon Burlsworth an Arkansas Razorback football player, who is known as the greatest Division I walk-on in history. Through his unbelievable work ethic and ceaseless determination, Brandon not only earned a scholarship, but became team captain, All-SEC '97-'98, First Team All-American in '98, and the first All-American from the University of Arkansas in a decade. The Burlsworth Character Award honors the player who best represents Brandon's ideals and values: to give 100 percent on the field and to stand as a moral example to his team. Jarrod received a certificate and a copy of Brandon’s biography Through the Eyes of a Champion for winning the award.

5TH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR
February 2017

Riverside Christian Academy's fifth-grade class hosted a science fair last week. The fifth-graders used the school's new science lab to  share several science experiments with students from other grade levels, faculty members, and parents. In this picture, fifth-grader, Jasmin Harbin is sharing her science experiment with RCA's first-grade class.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY BEE
February 2017

Two representatives from each of Riverside Christian Academy's middle school grades competed last week to move on to the next level of competition in the National Geographic Bee. Sixth-grader, Will O'Neal placed first and will now  test for a chance to advance to state competition and beyond. Eighth-grader, Daniel Hall, came in second place. Pictured from left to right: Morgan Gafford, Alana Bryant, Will O'Neal, Daniel Hall, Zachary Dickson, & Emiliee Hamaker.

MIDDLE SCHOOL HOMECOMING
January 2017

Sydney Ashby was crowned as Riverside Christian Academy's middle school homecoming queen last week. Joining her in the court are left to right: Ashley Butcher, Caleb Peirce, Savannah Satterfield, Isaac Newman, Alan Bryant, Charlotte Brown, Connor Eaton, Lilly Ragland, and Jackson Smith. Allie Marshall and T. J. Nicholson joined the court as the Flower Girl and the Crown Bearer.

TITANS MARKET PUNT, PASS, & KICK WINNER
December 2016

RCA Freshman, Riley Hall won the Titan's Market NFL Play60 Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition on Sunday in Nashville, and he may be able to earn the opportunity to compete at the national level at the Pro Bowl in Orlando pending other franchise competition results. Click here for the full story.

BROWN BAG BLESSINGS
December 2016

Riverside Christian Academy's Student Council had a successful Brown Bag Blessings drive for the local ministry Wings of Love. They were able to deliver 210 decorated bags filled with groceries, toiletries, and paper products to Wings of Love. The group also helped arrange and stock the items. The ministry helps women establish a safe household away from abusive situations. The RCA Student Council is especially thankful for the donation of grocery bags from Gerald's Foodland.

NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN FOR CAMPUS ENTRANCE
November 2016

Thank you to the Bank of Lincoln County for partnering with Riverside Christian Academy along with Riverside Church of Christ to provide a new electronic sign for the campus entrance!

LADY KNIGHTS BACK TO BACK VOLLEYBALL CONFERENCE CHAMPS
October 2016

Congrats to RCA's Lady Knights for winning their second consecutive Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference championship in volleyball! Click here for the full story.

KNIGHTS FALL TO CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL IN MTAC BOWL
October 2016

RCA'S varsity football team lost a close one in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference Bowl game on Friday, October 28. They were defeated by Christian Community School in a 36-34 battle that lasted until the last minute of the game. It was the Knights’ fourth appearance in the MTAC Bowl in five years. Click here for the full story.

ROBOTICS COMPETITION
October 2016
Alyssa Hampton and Peyton Steelman, along with the Riverside Christian Academy Robotics Team (R.A.R.E.) prepare for the B.E.S.T. (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) robotics competition that is scheduled for October 28-29 at Lipscomb University. Alyssa is the president of R.A.R.E. robotics and Peyton is the vice president.

SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS DAY
September 2016

RCA's students and faculty took a day off from class to spend time learning more about God and his word, praying, singing praises, and serving others. Click here for the full story.

FLOOD RELIEF FOR BATON ROUGE
September 2016
Earlier this month, prolonged rainfall resulted in catastrophic flooding in many areas of Louisiana. Thousands of homes, schools and businesses were destroyed by the flooding which is being characterized as the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Riverside Christian Academy students and the Lexie Church of Christ youth group collected school supplies for the children in the area who lost everything in the flooding. RCA students also made cards for flood victims. Elizabeth Vowell, a reporter with WAFB in Baton Rouge and a family member of three RCA students, is distributing the school supplies and cards to families in need.

STUDENT EARNS SCHOLARSHIP TO AU BRAIN CAMP
August 2016

Amelia Brown, a junior at RCA, earned a scholarship to attend Auburn University's Brain Camp this summer. The camp was hosted by Auburn's Department of Psychology. The students got hands-on experience using advanced technology and learned from distinguished professors in the field of neuroscience. Click here for the full story.

ALUMNA'S RESEARCH COULD LEAD TO CURE FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER
August 2016
Since graduating from Riverside Christian Academy in 2013, Jessica Osier has achieved many accolades in her college career at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Osier won the Department of Chemistry’s highest academic achievement award during her freshman year, but her most recent success is the research she has done that may lead to a new cure for Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Click here for the full story.

ALUMNA EARNS BIOCHEM AWARD & SERVES ORPHANS ON STUDY ABROAD TRIP
August 2016

Rebecca Sain, Valedictorian Class of 2015, is succeeding at the college level as well. She earned the Outstanding Freshman Science Award and the Sophomore Scholarship for her major. This fall, Rebecca is traveling to Zambia for a study-abroad trip that is focused on medical missions. Click here for the full story.