The Lightning Round

Friday, May 24, 2019






Congratulations to this years salutatorian and valedictorians. Our salutatorian is Tommy Wandrum. The valedictorians are Mikayla Henderson, Brice Bennett, and Madelyn Majewski.



The LCA Yearbook staff received the Yearbook Award of Excellence from Walsworth Publishing.  Thank you to Mrs. Gruver and her staff for all their hard work to produce such a wonderful keepsake for all of our staff and students.





Faith Wasden and Sara Cullinan received the General James Longstreet UDC Award.  They entered a essay contest about the newly renovated cyclorama.  They won district for 6th and 7th grade in Hall Co. and their essays will now be going to state.  Thank you to Mrs. Purcell as she encouraged and challenged them to enter the contest. Congratulations!








Lanier Christian Academy held its Commencement  Ceremonies at Chestnut Mountain Church on Saturday, May18th.   Mikayla Henderson, right, valedictorian, and Brice Bennett, left, co-valedictorian, delivered a speech together.  Jeff Keaton delivered the commencement address.  The ceremony ended with parents praying over their graduating student.  LCA is thankful for the privilege of partnering with these parents during this time in their lives.  We look forward to hearing where life takes these students from here.  Congratulations Graduates!!  


Kindergarten Graduation



So proud of these Kindergarten students!  Congratulations!!



Music Man Jr.










Congratulations on a wonderful performance! The Music Man Jr. was enjoyed by all who attended. LCA students did an incredible job of singing, dancing, and performing! We are looking forward to future productions. Thank you to all of the producers, faculty, and parents who volunteered and helped put together this production.



Thank You

Thank you for so much for your faithful commitment to our ACE OFFERING!  Because of your generosity and commitment, these 15 sponsorship children have been blessed through the program ACE offers them - they are able to attend school, VBS, learn life skills and more because of this monthly commitment! 


Field Trips




The 2nd grade enjoyed a beautiful day out on Lake Lanier this week.  They participated in an educational tour through the Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center.  






The TM 3rd grade class spent the morning Thursday, May 16th in downtown Gainesville.  They have been studying Hall County history and took a tour of local monuments and landmarks.  They then joined the UM 3rd grade class in Dahlonega.  Both classes enjoyed panning for gold, gems, and touring the mine.  


Field Day





1st - 5th grade competed in games for field day.  Students also enjoyed icees.




We want to congratulate one of our students, Emma Tedder, on her recent achievements on her gymnastics team! Emma has been on a competitive gymnastics team for the past five years with Imagine Gymnastics in Dacula. This past weekend she placed 1st at regionals, held in York, SC, on floor with a 9.425 and 2nd on vault. At regionals she competed against gymnasts from GA, NC, SC, FL, AL, TN, and KY. She placed 1st in state on May 5th with a score of 9.7. She also placed 2nd in state on vault and 4th on beam. Way to go Emma!



We also want to congratulate Lilly Rowan.  She finished 3rd in the discus throw in the GRPA State Championship.  She finished 6th place in the shot put as well.  Great Job!


Teacher Highlight



LCA faculty Savanna Fruhwirth will travel to Oxford during the summer of 2019 to present her research on the language used in 1 Timothy 3:16.


Fruhwirth became a part of the LCA family in the fall of 2018 when she accepted a position to teach History and Bible. Prior to teaching, Fruhwirth earned her Bachelor of Art’s in Christian Studies from Truett McConnell University and her Master of Art’s in Biblical Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in graduate school, Fruhwirth became involved with a collaborative manuscript project sponsored by The Museum of the Bible and Scholars Initiative.


“My part in the project is to transcribe Greek minuscule, majuscule, and lectionary texts of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus so that the manuscripts may be recorded and added to a database,” described Fruhwirth. “As a result of my involvement in the project and my academic achievements, I was selected to attend a two-week text critical workshop at the University of Oxford. I was asked if I would be interested in presenting during the workshop and the abstract for my research was accepted.”


Furhwirth will present a portion of her master’s thesis, entitled Ὅς or θεός: A Critical Examination of the Textual Variants Found in 1 Timothy 3:16. Her thesis examines a Greek pronoun used in the verse and compares it to the name used for God to determine what Paul originally wrote in his letter. This research is important because knowing what is in the original text informs the argument of Christ’s deity.


The Greek scholar is excited for the opportunity to present at Oxford. “Not only will this be a great experience for me, but I will be able to receive important feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of my research. I am also just excited to spend time at such a unique and prestigious university,” shared Fruhwirth.


LCA is blessed to have Fruhwirth at the school. Not only does she have a wellspring of knowledge to share with students, but she is also intentional about investing in their lives.


“During graduate school, I knew that I wanted to use the knowledge and abilities God had given to me to teach and disciple others. My favorite part of teaching at LCA is getting to invest in the student’s lives on a daily basis. I love to be able to build relationships with them and to see them grow and mature,” states Fruhwirth.


In the future, Fruwirth plans to pursue her PhD and continue working with the Museum of the Bible and manuscript projects. We are excited to see what all she accomplishes for the Lord.


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Get a Jump on Your Summer Plans!!


LCA has a full line-up of summer camps for your student to explore new interests or sharpen skills.

Our exciting camps include:


•  Basketball

•  Soccer

•  Art

•  Volleyball

•  Cheerleading

•  Forensic Science

•  Summer Scientists


All new!

•  Drama Camp (for middle and high school)

•  Boys' Adventure Camp


 **New this year**  


If your child registers for BOTH a morning and afternoon camp, they may bring their lunch for a supervised lunch hour, giving them a full-day of camp fun!


Sign up quickly before camps fill up.



If you have any questions, please contact:

Shawna Hart ( or Heather Henriques (


We'll see your child this summer at LCA!