Grace Baptist Christian Academy Students Excel at State Track and Field Competition
June 5th, 2010 · No Comments
These 14 elementary school students at Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro earned first-place, second-place or third-place ribbons in Lunenburg during the recent 2010 Elementary School/Middle School Track and Field Meet sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Christian Schools. Shown here, from left, are: 1st row, Brandon Levasseur, Rachel Nichols, Giana Bigelow, Chandra Bullock and Emmalie Yoakum; 2nd row, Hunter Pare, Darlene Murray, Torrey Deneault and Chelsea Oliveira; and 3rd row, Jeremiah Andrade,
ATTLEBORO – “Going the distance” proved to be no obstacle for elementary-school and middle-school students at Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro as they produced exceptional performances during the annual Elementary School/Middle School track and field meet sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Christian School at Twin City Christian School of Lunenburg.
GBCA’s middle-school contingent (Grades 6, 7 and 8) placed first among the six schools participating in the competition, while its elementary-school unit (Grades 3, 4 and 5) came in second. Numerous events were staged during the daylong competition and all were divided by grade level and gender.
“This year marks the first time that our school has finished first in a MACS track and field competition,” said Pastor Jeffrey Bailey, GBCA’s principal. “We are very proud of all our students who competed.”
These 12 middle school students at Grace Baptist Christian Academy of Attleboro earned first-place, second-place or third-place ribbons in Lunenburg during the recent 2010 Elementary School/Middle School Track and Field Meet sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Christian Schools. Shown here, from left, are: 1st row, Kelly Nichols, Jessica Rodrigues, Kailyn Stevens, Jonathan Bryden, Evan Tyrol and Lee Nichols; and 2nd row, Hailey Yoakum, Mary Jane Childs, Caitlin Breau, Laura Case, Nate Corkum and Alex Rodrigues. (Photo courtesy of Grace Baptist Christian Academy)
Leading GBCA’s middle-school team were eighth-grader Alex Rodrigues, who ended first in four individual contests and helped two relay squads place first; seventh-grader Emma Goyette, who topped the field in four contests and was a part of three winning relay units; and sixth-grader Ariana Patterson, who also won four events and ran a leg on a successful relay quartet.
Other GBCA first-place performances at the middle-school level were turned in by Torrey Deneault, Brandon Levasseur, Collin Dorrance, Kelly Nichols, Emma Goyette, Caitlyn Breau, Jonathan Bryden, Elizabeth Peterson, Laura Case, Lee Nichols, Evan Tyrol and Nate Corkum. Scoring efforts were also recorded by Jessica Rodrigues, Mary Jane Childs, Halie Yoakum, Kailyn Stevens and Edmund Devine.
GBCA’s elementary-school delegation was headed by fourth-grader Rachel Nichols, who turned in five individual first-place successes and two others as a member of relay squads. Other winning efforts were produced by Darlene Murray, Giana Bigelow, Chandra Braddock, Jeremiah Andrade and Chelsea Oliveira, while scoring finishes were registered by Emmalie Yoakum, Hunter Pare, Brayden Gaouette, Tyler Ostrowski and Rachael Spaeder.