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Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Coming To PCA

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We're Re-imagining High School Leadership! Palmetto Christian Academy is pleased to announce that we are bringing the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy to our school in 2018-2019!

The Leader Academy is a national high school leadership program focused on IMPACT THROUGH ACTION. The world needs more leaders who impact their local communities, and we believe high school students are the answer! The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy brings a fresh approach to leadership and empowers young people to make a difference.

This is a year-long curriculum, taught once per month for approximately one hour. Up to 30 students, grades 9-12, will be selected to participate after an application process. The program engages students with a monthly "Leader Lab" focusing on important leadership skills including vision and values, servant leadership, teamwork, communication, and innovation and impact. Throughout the program, students plan an "impact project," which is the culmination of the program. The impact project is student-planned and student-led.

We are extremely grateful to Josh Malone, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator, who has graciously agreed to sponsor and fund PCA's participation in this valuable leadership program. 

You'll be hearing much more about the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy as we kick off the new school year in August!

in Arts

The Palmetto Show

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On Thursday, May 10th the PCA upper school arts were on display at the annual Palmetto Show. The evening began with an entertaining concert by the PCA middle and high school Bands and Choirs. Selections from the bands included classical and popular tunes, including a John Williams medley which included songs from Star Wars and Jurassic Park. The bands have continued to grow under the direction of Mr. Mike Doll, and this year PCA was excited to add high school band among the music classes offered.

The middle school choirs also sang a collection of songs including songs from Korea and Africa, as well as a touching rendition of "What a Wonderful World" which was dedicated to Mr. Moser. The high school Ensemble sang a collection of songs including "Mojuba" from Nigeria, "I Surrender All" and "Singing in the Rain". Among the performances, were cameos by our three seniors who have all been in Choir at PCA for eight years. Samuel Biggerstaff performed an original piano composition, "Marshlands." Nicole Watson wowed the audience vocally with an Italian art song, "Vittoria, mio core!" and Katie Keenan ended the night with a tender solo on "This is Me" from the movie The Greatest Showman. Both Samuel and Nicole plan on continuing to study music in college. PCA is extremely proud of our seniors and all of our students for their work and performance in music!

The evening ended with an amazing display of upper school visual art, provided by PCA art teacher Rachel Tuck. Beautiful paintings, colorful drawings and realistic renderings from our PCA middle and high school artists were exhibited throughout the Welcome Center. Parents and students enjoyed the art walk and opportunity to see the many talents of our students. Art work for both the Palmetto show poster and program were presented by talented artists, Abby Landfried (11th) and Zella Horton (7th).

The Palmetto Show was a beautiful success! Thanks to all of our PCA students for sharing their many talents!

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