For the fifth year in a row, McKinney Christian Academy has placed in the top 5 schools during TAPPS State Academic competition. With 36 district schools and 299 entries to the competition this year, McKinney Christian placed 4th with 41 total points- behind Austin Brentwood placing first with 70 points, Flower Mound Coram Deo with 50 points, and St. Thomas Episcopal scoring 42 points.
MCA’s yearbook, The Steed, placed 5th, and our newspaper, The Mane Edition placed 3rd. Our students placed in 5 categories. Tim Barber, a 10th grader, placed 3rd in Calculator and 2nd in TAPPS Math. Emily Warren, an 11th grader placed 5th in Persuasive Speaking and 6th in Original Oratory with her original 9-minute memorized speech, “To Give a Life.”
Aaron Teran, MCA’s only 9th grader to make it to state competition, placed 1st in Social Studies; his sister Paola Teran, a 12th grader, placed 3rd, reversing their district results-Paola in 1st and Aaron in 3rd. The Social Studies topic this year was “Latin American Government.”
Other MCA state competitors this year were: returning state competitor, Sean McClain-an 11th grader competing in Calculator, and first time state competitors Sieun Ye, an 11th grader competing in Calculator, Shelly White, an 11th grader competing in Spelling, Kylie Madry-a 10th grader, competing in Social Studies, and Amanda Pace, an 11th grader, competing in Original Oratory with her 9-minute memorized speech, “Save a Life.”