SCA Senior Recognized in Congressional Art Competition
Senior Bri Slagle was recently recognized by the Congressional Art Competition, 5th District. Her painting "Play Along the Way" recently won 4th place. The competition entitled, "A Voyage of Artistic Discovery," was presented by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II and his wife Dianne Cleaver.
"Bri’s accomplishment was quite a feat, as there were 300 entries this year," said SCA Secondary Art Teacher Jana Jurkovich. "This event has become one of the largest of its type in the nation and I am very proud of Bri."
Several other SCA students had art work submitted to the competition, including senior Wade Johnson, juniors Mykyla Jones and Anna Pickert, and freshman Joy Rogers.
The Kansas City Art Institute awarded a $175 gift certificate to the 2nd through 5th place winners in the competition, along with their teachers. Bri’s painting will be one of six pieces on display at Missouri Bank at 125 Southwest Boulevard during the Crossroads District First Fridays. Her work will then move to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art on May 24, 2014.
SCA Soloists and Ensembles Advance to State Competition
9-12 grade choir students recently participated in the Missouri State High School Activities Association District (MSHSAA) Solo/Ensemble Festival at Grain Valley High School. Six soloists and six ensembles earned the top rating of 1 for their performances and have advanced to represent SCA at the MSHSAA State competition at the University of Missouri in Columbia on May 2, 2014.
"I am very proud of these students for their hard work and determination in preparing for this contest. These dedicated singers spent a lot of extra time and energy outside of the choir class to prepare to compete in the contest on this level," said SCA Secondary Music Teacher and Choir Director Mrs. Trissa Lucht. "Our students represented SCA well in the community and I look forward to hearing them again at State, and expect more great comments from the judges."
Junior High Choir Earns Double Honor
The Junior High Choir recently participated in the Midwest Christian Schools Academic and Fine Arts Festival at Blue Ridge Christian School and the Festival of Music at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. The choir’s performance at both events received unanimous ratings of (I) and for the 3rd year in a row, the choir won first place in their division at Worlds of Fun. SCA 8th grade Madelyn Mahurin received a (I) rating at the Midwest Christian Schools Academic and Fine Arts Festival for her vocal solo.
"Our students absolutely enjoy performing at these annual events," said SCA Secondary Music Director Trissa Lucht. "It was a day full of music representing various sizes of schools, and types of choirs from throughout the Midwest. I am truly excited to see these singers continue to improve and grow as musicians."
Six junior high schools in the region participated in the festival, including two schools from Wichita and Columbia.