Faith Academy

Wed
07
Feb

Faith Academy donors again top $300,000

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Hoping the a toss of a coin will keep them all in the game are finalists in the Blinky Ring Heads or Tails Game at the 16th Annual Faith Academy Gala Saturday, Jan. 27, in Horseshoe Bay. They are, Patricia Dunham, Becca Lambert and Megan Nunnally, final winner in the game that raised $7,550 of more than $325,000 donated to the school at the event.

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The 16th Annual Faith Academy Gala was held Saturday, Jan. 27, and supporters again topped $300,000 in donations during the event.

As of Monday, Jan. 29, the total was $325,000 and donations and pledges were continuing to arrive.

Stuart Nunnally, DDS, founder and chairman of the board expressed his gratitude to benefactors who have supported the school from its beginnings in 1998. The gala alone now has contributed contributed some $2.5 million.

“Some of our most successful students have attended Faith Academy on scholarships you provided,” he said. “We have high hopes for a dyslexia program you are helping to fund.”

Tue
26
Dec

Faith athletics complex project begins

Contributed

Proposed site plan for Faith Academy's campus expansion to include an athletics complex.

 

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

A financial gift from a benefactor will help Faith Academy begin the first phase of the school’s athletic complex project.

A gift from Ray and Rebeca Britton of Horseshoe Bay will serve as a “cornerstone” lead gift that will fund the first phase of the $5.9 million athletic complex expansion program.

“We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for Ray and Rebeca sharing their resources and making such a significant investment in Christian education for our community,” said Stuart Nunnally, Faith Academy trustee and board chairman.

Fri
04
Aug

Faith Academy weight room nears completion

Richard Zowie/The Highlander

Randy Denton, Faith Academy athletic director, said the new weight room has been a busy place this summer for the school’s athletes. It’s expected to be completed by the time basketball season begins to accomodate up to 30 athletes at a time.

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Little by little, Faith Academy is expanding its amenities.

Previously, the private Christian school housed a weight room for its athletes in a 10 feet-by-10 feet portable building that also doubled as its junior high locker room.

“We’ve gone from that to about 2,100 square feet for the new weight room, which is now in a permanent building behind the gym on the other side of campus,” said Randy Denton, Faith Academy athletic director. “We have a weight room on one side, and on the other side we have a girls’ locker room and bathroom, boys’ locker room and bathroom and a trainer’s room.”

The director added that the various teams (football, volleyball and basketball) have all been using the weight room this summer. In the old room, they could fit seven to 10 kids. Now, they can fit 30.

Fri
21
Jul

Faith Academy families on mission to Honduras

Bridget Slyker reads to Honduran children during a summer mission.

 

Special to the Highlander

Though Richard and Bridget Slyker — along with their children Carter, Susannah, and Will — are less than six weeks away from beginning a two-year minimum commitment to live as missionaries in Honduras, their journey actually began more than 15 years ago.

Fri
26
May

Faith student nominated for FSTL Congress

Travis Melton, an 11th grade student at Faith Academy of Marble Falls, has been selected to serve as a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders (FSTL) in Lowell, Mass. June 29-July 1.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan, and resources to help them reach their goal.

Melton was nominated byJohn C. Mather, PhD, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science and Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent Texas based on his academic achievement, leadership potential, and passion for science and technology.

Fri
17
Mar

HUSH Luxury, as seen at Market on Main Saturday

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

 

Marble Falls Market on Main has been rescheduled for this Saturday, March 17, and one addition to the Main Street vendors will give shoppers a preview of local products that went national Monday.

Right there on Main Street in booth 212 will be Hannah Starr, founder and CEO of the natural beauty products manufacturer HUSH Beauty Products.

A series of national television commercials introduced by celebrity entrepreneur Kevin Harrington, one of the original sharks from the TV reality show “Shark Tank” and in collaboration with AsSeenOnTV.pro, began Monday marketing her company's new cutting edge, 100 percent vegan skincare products, HUSH Luxury.

Mon
13
Mar

Faith Academy’s Natalie Roach crowed IJM

Faith Academy sophomore Natalie Roach received multiple individual awards and was crowned 2017 International Junior Miss Texas Teen at the Texas State Pageant, held Feb. 24-26 in Richardson.

Though her accomplishment of winning one of the top five pageants in the nation is impressive, it is rivaled by the odds she had to overcome to get there.

Natalie suffered a stroke in utero and was born blind and paralyzed on her left side. As a result, she spent many years in a variety of therapies and even underwent a complicated surgery that was able to restore her eyesight.

Fri
24
Feb

Faith playing in TAPPS finals tourney

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Faith Academy (34-4) will play Houston Lutheran North at 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the TAPPS Class 4A state semifinals at Kimbrell Arena on the campus of McMurry University.

The winner will play the winner of the Lubbock Trinity Christian-Amarillo San Jacinto game in Saturday’s 1 p.m. finals.

You can see the game by logging into http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/tournament/texas-tapps-winter-championships/b..., selecting 02/24 and clicking on the correct game.

The Lady Flames are trying to capture their second state championship in four seasons. The Lady Flames went 30-4 in 2014 and won the TAPPS 2A title with a 47-45 win over New Braunfels Christian Academy.

Tue
25
Oct

Faith Academy prepares for Brazos Christian

Kameron Ellenberger paces Faith Academy offense.

Faith Academy (3-4, 1-2) rolled to a 49-30 win over Texas School for the Deaf Friday night at Pony Stadium.
The Flames totaled 452 yards of offense led by running back Kameron Ellenberger’s 142 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Cab Booth had six catches for 123 yards and scored on a pair of touchdowns.

Jarad Gastineau caught a touchdown reception from Braden McBryde.

Garrett Henderson threw two touchdowns.

“The defense has played strong for the last few weeks,’’ Faith Academy defensive coordinator Jim Richardson said.

The Flames’ defense recorded three interceptions. Preston Richardson had a pair of inteceptions and Gastineau had one.

Leading tacklers were Richardson, Dawson Jordan, Ellenberger and Isaac Oliver.

The Flames have two games remaining in TAPPS Division III, District 4 action.

 

 

Tue
13
Sep

Local archer ranks in national tourney

by Alexandria Randolph

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

An 11-year-old girl from Oatmeal placed in a world champion youth archery tournament in August.

Aspen Nelson, a student at Faith Academy, placed sixth in Junior Buckmasters World Champion Tournament, a worldwide youth archery competition in Montgomery, Ala. after under two years of practicing the sport.

Stepdad Brian Klosterhoff said Nelson is a natural.

“She's ranked in the state of Texas for first place junior archer in 4-H,” he said.

Klosterhoff and friend Robert Lee began coaching a group of Burnet County 4-H students in archery in April 2015, when Nelson expressed interest in the sport.

“She wanted to do it and she has really taken off,” he said.

Nelson said she likes archery because “it's very challenging and you get to be outside. With archery, you have a hobby forever.”

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