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Alumna Andie Daniell

2019-06-18T14:07:03-04:00

Alumna Andie Daniell (Class of 2015) graduated from the University of Alabama in 2019 summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Education (exercise science pre-Pt with concentration in nutrition), and currently playing professional tennis.

When asked about receiving a Christian education, she said, “I’m so thankful for the Christ-centered education I received at JFCA. Not only did this school help prepare me for the education I would receive in college, but it also helped me be prepared spiritually. My relationship with the Lord grew a lot in college, but if I didn’t have a relationship with him before…I honestly do not think I would of handled the trials I faced in college very well and would not have had the wisdom, faith, or perseverance to do the things I ended up doing. Being at JFCA before college helped me develop these characteristics and learn that pursuing Christ and having him at the center of my life is far more awesome then having a perfect sports career, job title, internship etc.”

In addition, she says, “I’ve usually focused on God’s truth, but neglected his grace. I’m starting to realize that God is 100% truth and 100% grace and to know God better you have to understand both. I’m also learning to have faith in God’s timing and provision right now since professional tennis is a very unstable environment. He’s teaching me literally to live by his provision everyday and not be so caught up in the future.”

One thing Andie would like students and parents to know is that: “Your freshman year of college is going to be a huge adjustment. It’s an adjustment weather you are a student athlete or Albert Einstein. I cannot stress how important it is to keep your eyes on Christ and find a body of believers to encourage and sharpen you. Your freshman year might be tough, but fun, or it might be very very challenging…but if you keep your eyes on Christ and listen to him, you never know what impact you will have down the road and it’s worth it in the end. Just remember that glorifying Christ and growing in your love for him daily is your goal…and you’ll be fine!”

Her final encouragement to students is, “Work hard! Have fun! Don’t be afraid of failure! And always keep Christ in the center…he’s the only one who knows exactly how your feeling and exactly what you need! Y’all are going to kill it!”

Alumna Andie Daniell2019-06-18T14:07:03-04:00

Alumna Lauren Collini

2019-06-18T14:10:16-04:00

Lauren (Class of 2012) graduated from Kennesaw State University in May 2019 with a B.S. in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Science and Math. She will begin her teaching career as a 7th grade science teacher at E.T. Booth Middle School in Cherokee County this coming August.

Reflecting on her time in Christian school, she said, “I enjoyed my experience, however I don’t think that I appreciated it as much as I should have until I began teaching in public schools. Seeing first hand the difference in culture, friends, and quality of education has made me forever grateful to my parents for the opportunity they provided for me through JFCA. I have relied on my relationship with the Lord to guide all of my major life decisions. I took gap years to serve as a missionary overseas through Youth With a Mission after graduating from JFCA, which was a very unconventional path from a worldly point of view. I sought the Lord’s guidance and I truly believe that He has lead me to where I am now and prepared me for teaching middle school students in ways better than I could have done on my own accord.”

Lauren’s encouragement for current students is: “I think it is important for students and parents to know the lessons I learned from JFCA have prepared me for every aspect of my life. Most importantly, they encouraged me to follow the Lord’s leading regarding my post graduation decisions. In addition to this, they taught me time management skills, people skills, and how to be a teacher that is invested in the lives of my students beyond the walls of the classroom.”

Alumna Lauren Collini2019-06-18T14:10:16-04:00

Alumna Rachel Daniell

2019-06-03T06:58:17-04:00

Alumna Rachel Daniell (Class of 2011) graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, M.D. Rachel is currently a Family Medicine Resident at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, NC. She will be continuing her training in family medicine as a lieutenant in the Navy for the next three years.

When asked about her opinion of receiving a Christ-centered education, she replied, “Looking back I am so glad that my parents placed me in an environment in which education was taught through a biblical perspective. Especially going to a secular university, I am thankful that I had a strong base coming in due to receiving a Christ-centered education.”

Regarding her walk with Christ, Rachel said, “I feel that my relationship with the Lord has influenced all my major decisions in life, including my choice to pursue medicine. His faithfulness throughout my journey through undergrad and medical school at UAB has been amazing. I just want to keep my eyes fixed on Him throughout residency and follow Him wherever He leads. Knowing Him is of more value than any success I could ever achieve professionally, and making His name known to others is more important than any disease I will ever treat.”

To students attending JFCA, she says, “Make sure to keep God at the center. It can be very easy to make education, hobbies, or really anything, an idol. Just remember that He is worth more than anything else, and use the unique gifts and talents He has given you to bring glory to Him.”

Alumna Rachel Daniell2019-06-03T06:58:17-04:00

Alumnus Jacob Harb

2019-06-03T07:00:11-04:00

Alumnus Jacob Harb (Class of 2017) (pictured right) is attending Kennesaw State University and graduating in 2021. Jacob is currently studying business management with a minor in marketing. As the Co-Head Manager for the Men’s basketball team, some of his responsibilities include traveling on the road with the team, managing equipment, helping with team laundry, rebounding and passing during practices, and many other jobs within the program. Jacob is also involved with the Johnson Ferry college Bible study.

When asked about his opinion of receiving a Christ-centered education, he replied, “A Christ-centered education has made me realize how grateful I am to have the chance for my education to be centered on Christ. Being able to pray openly before class and relate some of the topics to Christ showed me a different perspective coming from a public high school.”

Regarding his walk with Christ, Jacob said, “My walk with Christ has been growing so much, especially over the past year. The college Bible study through Johnson Ferry made an immediate impact on me when I joined over my sophomore year. We quickly dove into James where having genuine and intentional faith is extremely important to understand.”

Jacob encourages all students to continue managing their time well through school, sports, work, and fun because JFCA taught him crucial time management skills that he uses daily in college.

Alumnus Jacob Harb2019-06-03T07:00:11-04:00

Alumnus Jackson Webb

2019-05-13T19:40:13-04:00

Jackson Webb (Class of 2015) attends the Georgia Institute of Technology and is seeking a degree in Business.  Jackson plays baseball for the Hornets and is actively involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

When asked his opinion on the effects of a Christ-centered education, Webb states, “Yes very glad! It helped me keep my focus on the important things and kept me around some great people.” He further states that, “My walk with Christ has lifted me up knowing He is the reason behind everything and that He has a plan. Without this everything seems hopeless!” The one thing that Jackson wants students and parents considering JFCA to know is that, “People at JFCA care about me! They are invested in my life and success not only as a student, but as a person too.” Also, “Going to school two days a week was pretty cool!”

Jackson, JFCA is proud of your accomplishments!

Alumnus Jackson Webb2019-05-13T19:40:13-04:00

Caroline Bell Winner of the 2018 AJC Cup

2019-05-09T12:02:44-04:00

Congratulations to Caroline Bell, JFCA Award winner of the 2018 AJC Cup! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup launched in 1927 to recognize local students who work hard to attain a well-rounded education. Each high school in the metro area is invited to nominate a student for this honor. Students are selected based on their achievements, character, leadership and/or community involvement. AJC Cup recipients and their families are recognized at an event hosted by the AJC. The honorees receive a cup trophy printed with their name and school and are recognized in the print edition of the newspaper and online.

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Activities: President of National Honor Society, Head of LEAD (Leadership Mentoring Program), Camp Counselor

Post-Grad Plans: Liberty University

Personal Quote: “His grace is sufficient.”

Comments: Caroline Bell is deserving of the AJC Cup as she embodies the characteristics of upholding the highest sense of servitude towards her classmates, teachers, and members of the community. She has consistently proven a work ethic that exhibits an admirable sense of dedication that transcends the norm. Throughout her high school career, Caroline has not only challenged herself with a rigorous academic course of study, but she has also accepted positions of leadership with presiding over the National Honor Society and the LEAD program, and shown the way for others through her volunteering efforts. Caroline is truly exceptional and she has exemplified excellence with her endeavors.

Caroline Bell Winner of the 2018 AJC Cup2019-05-09T12:02:44-04:00

Lauren Rutherford Awarded Gymnastics Scholarship

2019-01-30T11:49:34-04:00

Congratulations to 15-year-old JFCA student Lauren Rutherford who was awarded a full athletic gymnastics scholarship! She will begin her college career at North Carolina State in 2021. We are very proud of you, Lauren! Read the full article in the following link: patch.com

Lauren Rutherford Awarded Gymnastics Scholarship2019-01-30T11:49:34-04:00

SCAD Summer Program Scholarship Recipients

2018-05-11T12:34:06-04:00

Congratulations to Mack Buckner, Adeline Barnett, Elena Friderich and Rachael Solomon for their academic and portfolio achievement scholarships to SCAD. Mack and Adeline will be attending SCAD’s Rising Star Program, which is a rigorous 5-week pre-college program for rising seniors and they will earn two college class credits. Elena and Rachael will be attending SCAD’s Summer Workshop Program, which is a week-long program for underclassmen that gives them an opportunity to explore a specific field of art. We are so proud of these students and look forward to seeing where their creative journey takes them!

SCAD Summer Program Scholarship Recipients2018-05-11T12:34:06-04:00

Congratulations to Michael Stepat!

2018-05-11T11:42:31-04:00

We are pleased to announce that Michael Stepat (Class of 2018) was awarded two scholarships. Michael is the recipient of the Post 316 American Legion Scholarship ($500) and the Robert Campbell Memorial Scholarship ( $1,000). Congratulations Michael! We are very proud of your accomplishments, but most importantly, the incredible character that you demonstrate as a student at JFCA. Praying God’s blessing upon you as you graduate!

Congratulations to Michael Stepat!2018-05-11T11:42:31-04:00