Jillian Cooper, Daniel Douglas, Josh Filsinger, Marco Gonzalez, Lily Gonzalez, Dalton Gregory, Seth Gregory, and Jordan Jackson from Troy Holiness School competed in the Ozark Regional Student Convention March 12-15 in Springfield, Mo. Also attending were Mr. Keith Schaper (school principal), Miss Elise Jinkerson (teacher), Mike Stroder (student) and Alyssa Dunlap (student), and parent sponsors Brian and Gina Cooper, Kim Gregory, and Janet Jackson.
The convention proved to be a challenging, inspirational, and fun-filled destination where the students demonstrated their God-given gifts and talents. The evening rallies were uplifting and pertinent to current issues facing our young people today. There were over 130 events in the categories of Music, Speech/Drama, Athletics, Arts and Academics. Competing with 40 other schools and nearly 300 participants, the THS students placed in nearly every category they entered.
Jillian Cooper: PowerPoint Non-Linear (1st); Color Photo Character Trait (2nd); Website Design (3rd); Color Photo Animals (3rd); Girls Table Tennis (3rd); PowerPoint Linear (5th); Science Exhibit Research (6th); Sculpture (7th); Quilts (7th); and Color Photo Plants (14th).
Daniel Douglas: Shot-Put (1st); and Discus (3rd).
Josh Filsinger: Boys 400 Meter Relay (2nd); Metalworking (4th); Running Long Jump (4th); and Shot-Put (5th).
Lily Gonzalez: PowerPoint Non-Linear (4th); Sculpture (4th); Science Exhibit Research (6th); and B&W Photo Character Trait (15th).
Marco Gonzalez: Boys 800 Meter Run (3rd).
Dalton Gregory: Science Exhibit Collection (1st); Boys 100 Meter Dash (1st); Boys 400 Meter Relay (2nd); Boys Table Tennis (2nd); and Boys Tennis (2nd).
Seth Gregory: Social Studies Collection (2nd); Boys 400-Meter Relay (2nd); Boys Tennis (3rd); Boys Table Tennis (5th); and Color Photo Scenic (8th).
Jordan Jackson: Science Exhibit Collection (1st); High Jump (1st); Boys Table Tennis (1st); Boys Tennis (1st); Boys 400 Meter Relay (2nd); and Male Solo (4th).
Troy Holiness School placed 2nd in Overall Athletics. Those placing in the top six of a category received a medal. Those placing in the top three of a category are eligible to compete in the International Student Convention this summer.
Student Convention is just one program of the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum that is utilized by Troy Holiness School (a ministry of the Bible Holiness Church). Appreciation goes to Bodine Aluminum who sponsored the travel expenses with other costs covered by student fundraisers.
A.C.E. maintains high Biblical and academic standards and is committed to setting children on a path for success. The goal is to prepare children for the world today and give them the academic and spiritual tools necessary to achieve their God-given potential. If you would like more information on Troy Holiness School or the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum, please contact Mr. Keith Schaper, THS Principal, at 528-7725.