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Touring Our Nation's Capital: 8th Graders Experienced Washington D.C.

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PCA 8th grade returned from a safe and educational trip to our nation's capital.

With Mr. Bill Schenkel and his vast arsenal of knowledge at the helm, we visited the Holocaust Museum, had a variety of Smithsonian stops, were amazed at the ceremony of the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery and cheered on the jumbotron at an Orioles game. We were lucky to be able to witness the process of creating national policy at the Senate and see the head of the Democratic Party speak. We all decided that the Museum of the Bible is a must-do if you ever find yourself in DC!

Memorials galore created memories galore for this great bunch of almost-high schoolers. Thank you to all of our chaperones and families who helped plan the trip.

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Region Champs: Congrats To Varsity Track Teams

The PCA Boys and Girls Track Teams repeated as Region II-AA champions this past Thursday at Wilson Hall in Sumter. With Thomas Sumter having most of their team out due to school trips, the Eagles literally ran away with the meet as the boys won by 100 points over Carolina Academy and the girls won by 61 points over Calhoun Academy. Grayson Silvester broke the school record for the 400m by .90 seconds. Also, Robert Gregg, Kaila Stoneworth, Catherine Cave, and Dalton Welch all qualified for state in at least one event.


Individual Region Champions for the Eagles were:

Hamilton Blair - 3200 m, 1600 m

Dalton Welch - 110 h, 400 h

Grayson Silvester - 100 m, 400 m, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Catherine Cave - 400 m

Lauren Pernell - 100 h, 400 h, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Girls 4x800 - Mae Cave, Katie Vandergrift, Jules Blair, Anna Terry

Girls 4x100 - Anderson Blair, Lena Stoneworth, Erin Wayman, Kaila Stoneworth


Both teams will be working hard this week in an attempt to defend last year's state titles. This year's State Championships are scheduled to begin at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 5 at Porter Gaud.

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