Christian academy recognizes students for 2013-14

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy ended its 28th year with a graduation and awards ceremony May 24 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.

Ryan Stallard, a home-school student who is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, received a high school diploma from his parents Paul and Naomi Stallard.

Garrett Slimp, son of David and Amy Slimp, received a diploma for graduation from IBCA’s kindergarten, and various awards were given to students based on outstanding academic and scholastic achievements and commendable character traits.

The I Timothy 4:12 Award, IBCA’s top award given for Christian character, went to Monica Flores.

Merit certificates were given to Ben Brown, Ethan Burns, Jordan Davis, Travis Geeslin, Kylie Luman, Lana Luman and Jes Slimp for scoring 100 on at least 33 percent of their tests during the year.

A commendable academic certificate was presented to Bobbie-Jo Starritt for making 100 on at least 25 percent of tests taken during the year.

Ethan Burns, Jordan Davis, Travis Geeslin, Kylie and Lana Luman, Jes Slimp and Bobbie-Jo Starritt earned Pastor’s Honor Roll certificates by having an overall grade average of 95 to 100.

Ben, Johnathan and Julia Brown, Noah Flores, Alexis Hailey, Trey Kretzinger and Jacob Rhodes earned Principal’s Honor Roll certificates by having an overall grade average of 90 to 94.

Students completing the most PACEs, a combined textbook/workbook, were given awards. Those presented for first through sixth graders included Lana Luman, first; Jordan Davis, second; and Jes Slimp, third. Davis and Luman also earned special certificates for completing more than 100 PACEs.

Awards presented to seventh through 12 graders included Noah Flores, first; Johnathan Brown, second; and Trey Kretzinger, third.

Students recognized for the highest grade average overall in the first through sixth grade include Ethan Burns, first; Lana Luman, second; and Travis Geeslin, third. Those honoroed in the seventh through 12th grade included Noah Flores, first; Trey Kretzinger, second; and Johnathan Brown, third.

The sportsmanship trophy, which was chosen by fellow classmates and teachers, was presented to Trace Patrick.

Citizenship trophies were given to Lana Luman for second through fifth grades and to Trey Kretzinger for sixth through 12th grades.

Awards for specific subjects included the following:


Math and reading – Ethan Burns
Penmanship and self-control – Garrett Slimp


Bible reading – Ben Brown
English – Abigail Buggar
Literature and creative writing – Jordan Davis
Science – Travis Geeslin
Word building – Kylie Luman
Math – Lana Luman
Social studies – Jacob Rhodes
Animal science – Jes Slimp


Social studies – Johnathan Brown
Science – Julia Brown
Geometry – Monica Flores
Texas history – Noah Flores
Word building – Alexis Hailey
Algebra II – Trey Kretzinger
Etymology – Trace Patrick
Creative writing – Bobbie-Jo Starritt

Top Scholar Awards were given to students based on points earned in scholasticcompetitions during the year. Receiving the first-place trophy was Trey Kretzinger and second- and third-place ribbons were awarded to Monica Flores and Noah Flores, respectively.

Top Athletic Awards were also given based on points earned in various competitions during the year. The first-place trophy was awarded to Noah Flores, and Kylie Luman won second. Jordan Davis placed third.

See next week’s All Around Wise for an article on the awards received at the Texas Baptist Athletic Conference in Fort Worth.

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