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Jun
29

Welcome, Mrs. Melissa Ketchen

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Regents Academy is very happy to welcome Mrs. Melissa Ketchen as its new first grade teacher for the 2017-18 school year.

Originally from New Zealand, Mrs. Ketchen taught for a number of years in Christian schools, but her most recent educational experience was homeschooling her four children, Abel, Natalie, Susanna, and Hayley (who will all be enrolling at Regents this fall). Mrs. Ketchen and her husband Nathan recently moved to Nacogdoches from Colorado and are looking forward to making many new friends at Regents.

Welcome, Mrs. Ketchen!

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Mar
10

Greek Feast!

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The 10th grade class, with their teacher, Mr. David Henry, recently completed their readings in the Ancient Greek period — such classics as Homer’s Iliad and Thucydides’ History of the Pelopennesian War. They celebrated their accomplishment by experiencing some Greek culture for themselves — food, costumes, weaponry, and, naturally, funeral games (Thor Anderson finished as champion).

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Mar
09

Medieval Feast!

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The 4th grade class, with their teacher Mrs. Katrina Terrell, and the 8th grade class, with their teacher, Mrs. Sherry Wiggins, celebrated their studies of the Medieval era with a Medieval Feast day: games, costumes, family crests, weaponry, skits, and, of course, food. What a celebration it was!

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Mar
08

TOWA Essay Contest Winners

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Congratulations to our students who won this year’s TOWA (Texas Outdoor Writers Association) essay contest out of approximately 100 middle school entries from across the state.

Holden Kelly, 6th grade student of Mrs. Tanya Kelly, won first place and was awarded a laptop computer at their annual conference. Caroline Alders, 8th grade student of Mrs. Sherry Wiggins, placed second and was awarded a $100 monetary prize. Lilly Hook, 8th grade student of Mrs. Sherry Wiggins, placed third and was awarded a $25 monetary prize. We are proud of our students and their teachers for their hard work and extra effort. Great job!

Pictured from left are Lilly Hook, Holden Kelly, and Caroline Alders.

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Three Regents Academy students won all three places in this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen essay contest among all 6th-8th grade students in Nacogdoches County. Students submitted essays with the theme, “The America I Believe In” to the local post last fall, and Mr. Don Kirkley with VFW Post 3893 recently came to the school to present our students their awards. Eighth graders Caroline Alders and Sophie Jordan won first and second places respectively, and seventh grade Grant Cooper won third place for their Patriot’s Pen essays. Caroline’s essay also placed first at the district-level contest.

Senior Sarah Grace Alders placed third for her audio essay with this year’s theme, “My Responsibility to America” in the VFW Voice of Democracy high school contest. All four students were awarded monetary prizes ranging from $25 to $500.

Pictured, from left, are Sarah Grace Alders, Commander Don Kirkley, Sophie Jordan, Caroline Alders, and Grant Cooper.

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Mar
03

DAR Winners from Regents Academy

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The Nacogdoches Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently announced their area winners for this year’s American History essay contest and Junior American Citizens (JAC) banner contest. The theme for both contests this year focused on the centennial celebration of the creation of the National Parks Service. Mrs. Lori Cunyus’s fifth grade class participated in this year’s JAC banner contest, and the team of Lilly Anderson, Cate Baker, Mary Kate Hill and Kaitlyn McKenna won first place in our area. Additionally, Mrs. Cunyus’s class participated in the American History essay contest, and Tatum Smith placed second for her essay, and Cate Baker won first place for her essay in the fifth grade division for our area. Mrs. Sherry Wiggins’s 7th and 8th grade classes also participated in this year’s American History essay contest. Seventh grader Will Furniss won first place among all 7th grade entries in our area, and Caroline Alders won first place among all 8th grade entries in our area. (pictured from left are Caroline Alders, Tatum Smith, Cate Baker, Mary Kate Hill, Lilly Anderson, Kaitlyn McKenna, and Will Furniss).

Congratulations!

DAR winners 2016-17

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Four Regents students qualified for the regional competition of the National History Bee: Mason Rasberry, Kelso McEntire, Cate Baker, and Ella Li. It was a great honor for these students to join the competition in Houston on February 17, 2017.

Mason and Kelso each made it to the Championship Round (top 8) of their age divisions. In addition, we are proud to announce that Mason, Kelso, and Ella qualified for the national competition in Atlanta in June.

Great job, young historians!

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The Regents 9th and 10th grade classes traveled to Austin on February 15-16, 2017, to attend Nacogdoches-SFA Days at the Texas State Legislature. The students met State Senator Robert Nichols and State Representative Travis Clardy. The group also toured the capitol and visited two museums. This trip has become a tradition for Regents students, who study Government in the 10th grade and then are able to see government in action at a state level. We are so proud of our students, who represented their families and their school so excellently.

The students are pictured below with their Government teacher David Henry, Regents parent and board Vice-Chairman David Alders, and State Rep. Travis Clardy. Appearing in the second picture below are Lance Vermillion and Kilyn James.

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Feb
03

Great Job, Spellers!

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Congratulations to sixth grader Noah Satir! He placed third out of a field of twelve students from our five-county area last Saturday at the official Scripps Spelling Bee sponsored by the Lufkin Kiwanis Club. Prior to the individual bee, our 4th grade team (Seth Lekas-captain, Ben Satir, Jacob Lekas) and 8th grade team (Liane Muir-captain, Leah Vermillion, Caroline Alders) earned 2nd place trophies after more than four intense hours of spelling words ranging from tutu to charpoy.

Congratulations to all of our class teams! Our students represented Regents Academy well. We are proud of all of you!

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