As MACA students returned to school from Christmas break, they welcomed in the New Year with Pajama Day – the first in the annual series of themed dress up days as part of MACA Spirit Week. Nearly all MACA students and staff participated by wearing their most comfy apparel to school that day. It was a great way to begin a week which went on to include “Twin Day,” “Look-Like Day,” Favorite Sports Team Day” and “MACA Colors Day.” Students in homerooms with Mrs. Finch, Mrs. Woolverton, Mrs. Ondulich, Mr. Rust and Mrs. Korn maintained 100% participation in every themed day all week, and were awarded a dress down day as a result. Way to go students!
Spirit Week culminated in Homecoming Festivities, held at Glenwood Community Center, on Friday, January 8. All four MACA MS and HS basketball teams competed during the evening, resulting in a win over Banner for the undefeated MS girls, a hard-fought loss for the MS boys to Frederick Force, a sizable victory for varsity girls over Rockbridge and a competitive victory for the varsity boys over Rockbridge. Mighty Lions, MS and Varsity cheerleaders entertained the crowd with their halftime performances during the girls and boys varsity games. During the boys varsity half time, the National Honor Society also announced the winners and results of their raffle to raise money in support of cancer sufferer, Dominic Perrotta, and his family. The group collected over $900 to assist this family with their expenses associated with Dominic’s illness. The MACA Athletic Boosters were also busy during the evening taking admission sales and selling concessions during the games. They were able to raise nearly $1500 to be used to support MACA athletics.
Following the Varsity Boys game, MACA recognized the 2016 Homecoming Court. This year’s court included freshmen Mark Webster and Rachel Sefton, sophomores Jonathan Shipe and Jessie Markley, juniors Will Braden and Mackenzie Hunt and seniors Matt Holly and Missy Staley, Ethan Barlow and Sara Reitz and Teddy Thompson and Alena Shaffer. Alumni King and Queen, Bailey Finch and Emily Braden, finished the ceremony with the crowning of the 2016 MACA King and Queen, Matt Holly and Alena Shaffer. Immediately after the crowning, high school students closed the evening with the After Party, hosted by the MACA Student Council Association in the MACA gymnasium.
A big thank you goes out to all the students, faculty and parents who participated in all the Spirit Week and Homecoming events and helped to make them a success. We couldn’t do what we do without you!