Debbie Snapp, Greene Publishing, Inc.
Aucilla Christian Academy kicked-off its annual Homecoming with a week of fun activities for the students and school personnel.
The week began on Tuesday, Oct. 11 with ‘Rock vs. Jock for Pro Ball’; following Tuesday with Squad Goals, groups dressing the same from movies and television and the like; Rat Day/Theme Day Thursday was fun for all. FCA Field Day began early in the gym, then on to a Scavenger Hunt in the afternoon. A Powder Puff Game finished a very busy day.
Friday was Spirit and Class Shirt Day and a combined Pow Wow for the upper grade students in the morning. Float Construction and Line-up got all ready for the annual Homecoming Parade, making for an exciting Pep Rally in the gym afterward.
Homecoming football kickoff against North Bay Haven was at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, Oct. 14 on the ACA field, with the crowing of the Homecoming Court and an award presentations during halftime.
The Homecoming Court is: Freshmen Nathan Green and Bailey McCloud; Sophomores Blake Wirick and Grace Beshears; Juniors Logan Boyer and Summer Dee; Seniors Gatlin Nennstiel and Jenny Jackson, Austin P-Cole Harrell and Dena Bishop, and Daulton Browning and Ramsey Sullivan.
Executive Director for the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Shelton Crews made a special presentation during halftime to ACA Principal Richard Finlayson and ACA Athletic Director Dan Nennstiel. The ACA Warriors were recognized by the FACA with the 2A Private Athletic Program of the Year award in recognition of the most successful Athletic Program in the State of Florida.
In 1974 the Florida Athletic Coaches Association started the Cary McDonald ‘Athletic Program of the Year’ Award. The FACA was founded in 1936 by a group of coaches wanting to promote high school athletics and the coaching profession. Starting with 100 coaches in 1936 the FACA has grown to over 5,500 member coaches in the state. “Congratulations Aucilla Christian Academy for the Class 2A Private Athletic Program of the Year award,” added Crews.