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ACA Students visit Cumberland Island

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Aucilla Christian Academy’s eleventh grade Advanced Placement United States history class took a field trip to Cumberland Island, Georgia recently. “This was intended to be an educational trip, but also a fun trip to reward our students for their hard work,” said John Womble, ACA’s AP history teacher. “Cumberland Island provides a great cross-section of American history, from the initial settling of the island by the Timucuan Indians to the extravagant building of Gilded Age industrialists.” Womble explained the history of the island, stating that the Spanish, French and English colonists impacted the development of the island. “General James Oglethorpe gave the island its name, despite the Spanish having already named it San Pedro almost 100 years earlier,” said Womble. “James Oglethorpe, Nathanial Green, Henry Lee III and Thomas Carnegie all called Cumberland home at one time or another.” Aucilla Christian Academy is a Christ-centered college preparatory school, serving North Florida and South Georgia. The mission of ACA is to provide educational opportunities and experiences with a Christian environment to help children develop spiritually, mentally and physically. For more information on ACA, call 850-997-3597 or visit and

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