Asheville Christian Academy Varsity Cross Country Men and Women at Hare and Hounds!

After competing for the top spots for the past several weeks, the top seven runners on the women’s varsity team and the top five for the men traveled to Matthews, North Carolina on September 23, for an early morning race! The team traveled the night before the race for extra time of fellowship and preparation for the race.

Mrs. Hagan’s Hopes

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.  He will take great delight in you; in his love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing” says Zephaniah 3:17.   When asked what her favorite Bible verse was,  Mrs. Cheri Hagan immediately cited this passage and added that it corresponded to her own personal hopes for the 2017-2018 school year.  After teaching at Asheville Christian Academy for nineteen years,  her aspirations have come to be fairly straightforward.  She longs for students to “see God’s creativity and complex design” of man and […]

Asheville Christian’s Middle School Cross Country teams win Macon County Meet

The ACA middle school cross country team has held official practices for the past two weeks, but many middle schoolers took the initiative to practice during the summer with the varsity team. The middle school team was ready and anxious to see their hard work pay off, to say the least, as they traveled to Macon for their first Cross Country meet of the season. When they arrived, they were informed that the race would be shortened to a mile and a half course instead of the typical 2-mile course. ACA’s opponents were in the public-school system and had only […]

Asheville Christian Cross Country Competes at Jackson Park

Asheville Christian Academy’s Varsity Cross Country runners started the season off with a race at Jackson Park. The course had hilly terrain, flat sections, and rooted hills that challenged the runners’ speed, endurance, balance, and strength throughout the race. Though the race was difficult, both the ACA men’s and women’s teams faired well. In a field of thirty-eight competing teams, ACA was successful, placing seventh overall for the women and eleventh for the men. Before and after the race, the team prayed for safety and success. Sophomore runner Rachel Lanter said, “prayer is incredibly powerful, and during races, I can endure […]

ACA Teachers Incorporate New and Exciting Lessons to Engage Students

Teachers at Asheville Christian Academy are constantly brainstorming new ways to engage their students. In this digital age, with distractions, pressures, and new trends being thrown at them, students are flooded with information from every source imaginable. Upper School teachers at ACA are thinking of new ways to combat this barrage of distractions and engage students in unique, fun, and intentional ways. Mr. Chris Aitken, the Director of Choirs, Mr. Seth Rowe, Upper School English, History, and Bible Faculty, and Mr. Edgar Silva, Upper School Foreign Language Faculty, reflect on their favorite things about ACA, and new tactics they are adopting in the classroom to excite […]