TFCA Senior Named Coca-Cola Scholar!

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP1er @ 1:09 PM

Nation’s Most Prestigious Scholarship Program Awards Frankfort (TFCA) Student $20,000 for College

ATLANTA, February 29, 2016 – Kendall Yount, an exceptional senior at The Frankfort Christian Academy in Frankfort, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca‑Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 28th class of Coca‑Cola Scholars, Miss Yount has demonstrated superior leadership and dedication to her community and was selected from a pool of over 87,000 initial applicants.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca-Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States, and was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola. Including the 2016 class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has awarded over 5,700 Coca‑Cola Scholars with a total of $59.4 million in scholarships. The Coca-Cola system believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities.

“Kendall Yount is part of a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors that have shown a steadfast commitment to educational excellence, leadership and service to the school and community,” said Claude Nielsen, Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United in Birmingham, AL. “The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to name Miss Yount as a 2016 Coca-Cola Scholar.”

On March 31, Yount will join other Coca-Cola Scholars as they travel to Atlanta, the international headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company, for Scholars Weekend. During this four-day weekend, the Scholars will participate in a Leadership Development Institute to further develop their leadership skills, tour local landmarks, engage with former Coca-Cola Scholars, and participate in a group community service project. The 2016 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars will also be the guests of honor at the 28th annual Scholars Banquet, where they will be celebrated by representatives from the Coca-Cola system, educators, local dignitaries and friends of the Scholars Foundation. David Rubenstein, American financier and philanthropist best known as co-founder and co-chief executive officer of The Carlyle Group, will serve as the keynote speaker.  

In addition to receiving a $20,000 college scholarship, Yount will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of alumni that fosters lasting connections with each other and the Foundation. No other scholarship program maintains such lifetime connections or nurtures such a unique culture. In 2006, a Coca-Cola Scholar Alumni Advisory Board was created so that alumni could make an even greater positive impact together.

For a full list of 2016 Coca-Cola Scholars and their high schools, please visit:

Cokeurl.com/2016Scholars

TFCA Student Named Coca-Cola Scholar Regional Finalist

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP2er @ 2:30 PM

Kendall Yount, a senior at The Frankfort Christian Academy, has been named a Regional Finalist for the 2016 class of the Coca Cola Scholars Program. As one of 250 high school seniors selected nationwide as Regional Finalists, Yount will receive at minimum a $1,000 educational stipend from the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation to use at the college of her choice next fall thanks to the generous support of The Coca Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the country. Students are selected as Regional Finalists based on academic excellence, leadership, and achievement demonstrated in school and community activities.

Yount was among over 2,100 Semifinalists who were selected from more than 87,000 initial applicants and is now one of just 250 students who will move on to the final selection phase, regional interviews. After these interviews are conducted in early February, 150 of the Regional Finalists will be designated as Coca-Cola Scholars and each will receive a $20,000 scholarship to be used at the student’s college of choice. Collectively, the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation will award $3.1 million in college scholarships to these outstanding young leaders.

“As a premier scholarship provider, we recognize our role in helping young people achieve their college goals,” said Mark Davis, President of the Foundation. “The economy continues to affect many students’ ability to attend the college of their choice, so it is critical we continue to stay the course. The Coca Cola Scholars Foundation received over 87,000 applications this year, and the Regional Finalists are truly some of the most accomplished students in the country.”

In addition to receiving college scholarships, those selected as Coca-Cola Scholars will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of over 5,550 alumni that foster lasting connections with each other and the Foundation. No other scholarship program maintains such lifetime connections or nurtures such a unique culture. Coca-Cola Scholar alumni stay in touch through regional councils, special events, and their local Coca Cola bottling facilities. In 2006, a Coca-Cola Scholar Alumni Advisory Board was created so that alumni could make an even greater positive impact together.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. The program recognizes a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors who are socially-conscious, service-minded leaders with a passion to make our world a better place. The Coca-Cola system believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded over $63 million in scholarships, enabling a brighter future for each awardee.

Learn more about this $20,000 college scholarship and see a full list of Regional Finalists on their website, www.coca-colascholars.org.

2nd Grade Students Predict the Weather

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OA11er @ 11:13 AM

Several of TFCA's second graders made it into the Frankfort State Journal for their weather predictions! See the story here:  http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2015/11/10/students-predicting-cold-winter

High School Student Joins Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Teen Council

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP3er @ 3:22 PM

Myriah with Mrs. Heather French Henry

TFCA 10th Grader Myriah Robinson was asked to be on a committee with five other young ladies for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs' Teen Council headed up by Mrs. Heather French Henry, former Miss America and the newly-appointed Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. Her first event was on July 10, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park, where they greeted Governor Beshear before the opening ceremony of the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall and then greeted and passed out programs to visitors. Congratulations Myriah!

Middle School Student Wins DAR Essay Contest

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP3er @ 3:34 PM

Congratulations to 8th Grader Nicolas Anderson, winner of our local DAR chapter's essay contest! His essay has gone on to the state level for advanced competition! Way to go, Nicolas, we're so proud of you!

6th Grade Student Selected for KMEA Children's Chorus

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP2er @ 2:13 PM

Hudson stands with Mrs. Becky AdamsEach year, hundreds of students try out for the Kentucky Music Educator's Association (KMEA) honor choirs, bands, and orchestras. There are choirs for every age including elementary (5th and 6th), junior High (7-9th), highschool (10-12) and collegiate. This year, TFCA's own Hudson Pittman (6th Grade) auditioned and was selected for the elementary students' Children's Chorus!

Music teacher Becky Adams said, "It is quite an honor to be selected. We have had students in at least one of the choirs for the last several years...Hudson was our only student selected this year, and I am super proud of her!"

Hudson says she's very excited about the opportunity to perform with a large choir, as this is her first experience singing with a chorus on stage.

Over 700 students auditioned this year, of which about 200 students were selected. They will have two days of rehearsal all together at the KMEA conference in February, followed by a concert at Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the arts on Thursday, February 5th. For more information KMEA, see their website at http://www.kmea.org/

Congratulations, Hudson! Your school is so proud of you!

High School Students Join State-Journal Teen Board

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP3er @ 3:36 PM

Two TFCA high school students, Ally L. and Abbey S., join the Frankfort State-Journal's Teen Board to contribute teen-related news stories! Subscribers can read more here:  http://state-journal.com/spectrum/2014/11/24/a-real-world-reporting-role

 

Kendall Yount wins the Gold in Nanjing, China

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP12er @ 12:54 PM

Kendall Yount, an 11th grade student at TFCA, has won a gold medal in the Taekwondo Women's +63kg finals in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China!

Read more here:

http://www.state-journal.com/sports/2014/08/22/yount-wins-gold-in-china

And here:

http://www.teamusa.org/usa-taekwondo/features/2014/august/21/yount-wins-gold-medal-at-youth-olympic-games

 

TFCA Student Selected as Flag Bearer for 2014 Youth Olympic Team

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP1er @ 1:20 PM

Kendall

We are so excited for Kendall, who will be competing in the Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 16-28, 2014 in Nanjing, China!

Read more here:   http://www.teamusa.org/news/2014/august/15/kendall-yount-selected-as-flag-bearer-for-2014-us-youth-olympic-team

 

 

TFCA Announces New Teacher

Posted by Krista Dulaney on OP8er @ 8:24 PM
TFCA is excited to announce the hiring of a new teacher along with a change for one current teacher.
 
Lori AndersonFollowing Mrs. Woodruff's appointment as Assistant PrincipalMrs. Lori Anderson will move from teaching 3rd Grade to Intermediate (4th/5th Grade) Social Studies. This will be Mrs. Anderson's 20th year teaching at TFCA; she taught 5th grade for one year, two years in the Discovery Program, and 3rd grade for 16 years.
 
Please make welcome our new 3rd Grade teacher, Ms. April Filiatreau!
April Filiatreau
"I am so excited to be the new third grade teacher at The Frankfort Christian Academy. I'm from Lexington and attended Asbury University where I got my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. I attend Southland Christian Church. I enjoy reading, being outside and spending time with my friends and family. I'm also looking forward to getting married in September. I can't wait to meet all of you!"

 

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