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Precalculus Students Test Engineering Skills

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Students in Mrs. Rachel Tisdale's Honors Precalculus class played the role of a structural engineer recently working with a construction company in the measurement and calculation of the heights of physical structures around PCA's campus. Students created their own clinometers, an instrument that engineers and surveyors use to find the height of tall buildings and structures.. creating them from a protractor, straw, string, and a washer. Using the clinometer, students measured the angle of elevation, and then used trigonometry to calculate the height of the SLC, main building, flagpole, and trees on campus. Precalculus student Harper Geiger said, "It's fun to put the math we learn in the classroom to practical use."

Artistic Talent Abounds At High School Art Show

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It was a night of fine art as PCA students showed off the best of the best work at the annual High School Art Show. Inside the Welcome Center, art teachers Nicole Seitz and Madison Weeks created displays on tables, easels and partitions that were artfully set up so that one felt as if they were walking through an exquisite art gallery.

“The high school art show was a wonderful evening filled with artists and gallery-goers, showcasing the hard work and creativity of our students,” said art teacher Nicole Seitz. “The high school arts (Art 1, 2, AP Art and Creative Writing and Illustration) are focused on advancing skills, imagination and critical thinking. What emerges is art driven by and very personal to each artist's unique voice. Work at this level, laid at the feet of Christ and partnered with our Creator, leaves a powerful impact on all.

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