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Middle Academy News 5/20/2020
Middle Academy News 5/20/2020
Darlene Moore
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Middle School Fall Sports Award Winners


On behalf of our Athletic Department, we would like to thank all Middle School athletes, coaches, and parents on a very successful season.  During this time we would like to recognize all our Fall athletes and award winners.  We are so proud of all your hard work and dedication that you put into your perspective teams.


Girls Cross Country

Roster: Rori Bailey, Michelle Duffy, Jamie Fowler, Addison Hurt, Elizabeth Kruder, Emma McCloud, Sarah McCloud, Vanessa Milliam, Natalia Ryba, Abigail Sullivan, Kelli Toney, Nicole Torres, Gracie Vaughan, Ava Walker.


MVP: Gracie Vaughan

Most Improved: Kelli Toney

Coaches Award: Michelle Duffy


Boys Cross Country

Roster: Ben Aston, Jack Brooks, Carson Creech, Weston Dixon, Jordan Driver, Jacob Fowler, Ryan Hatlerman, Mason Harris, Sean Hook, Tanner Knight, Aidan Mantych, Rayne Quintana, Tanner Robertson, Owen Schmidt, Logan Singleton, Hunter Smith, Greyson Speckhart.


MVP: Owen Schmidt

Most Improved: Jacob Fowler

Coaches Award: Hunter Smith


Boys Soccer

Roster: Carson Batchelor, Anderson Bock, Will Connolly, Luca DeJoseph, Kane Ferrell, Jordan Fuentes, Ethan Gelo, Cody Granger, Colt Hicks, Angelo Husted, Jaden Jones, Ryan Pitman, Austin Ray, Jaxon Ryan, Mason Stancil, Kyle Toney.


MVP: Austin Ray

Offensive Player of the Year: Jordan Fuentes

Coaches Award: Jaxon Ryan

Most Improved: Will Connolly



Roster: Lauren Brothers, Peyton Connolly, Hailey Cowan, Gracie Eddins, Riley Godwin, Sam Hugel, Caroline Loomis, Mallie Pearce, Megan Poole, Skylar Prosser, Grace Ray, Peyton Robertson, Rylee Sharpe, Hannah Snead.



MVP: Gracie Eddins 

Best All Around: Grace Ray 

Coaches Award: Mallie Pearce 

Most Improved: Hannah Snead



Awards Announcement Schedule


Monday 5/18: HS Fall

Tuesday: 5/19  MS Fall

Wednesday 5/20: HS Winter

Thursday 5/21: MS Winter

Friday 5/22: Athlete(s) and Coach of the Year, Triple Sport Athlete



  • Happy Birthday to these 5th Graders this week/over the summer:

Jayden Thomas- May 15th

Cassie Bass- May 15th

Olivia Thompson-May 15th

Brayden Wells- May 17th

Dylan Royster- May 19th

Nathan Leonard- May 22nd

Evan Mason- May 26th

Paige Crudup- May 27th

Kyla Boone- May 28th


Leila Gonzalez- June 1st

Luke Glover- June 5th

Braydon Gaddy- June 7th

Cameron Ray- June 12th

Max Swaim- June 15th

Autumn Perry- June 18th

Hannah Miller- June 22nd

Chase Jordan- June 30th


  • The following middle academy students competed in the FBLA regional competition in December and the online virtual State Competition this year! Here are 2020 State Winners for EWA! 

 Hunter Smith - 2nd place in the state Business Computer Technology!

 Skylar Carroll - 3rd place in the state Digital Citizenship!

Grayson Warren - 3rd place in the state Business Etiquette!

Top 10 finishers in NC:

Miranda McCullough - Parliamentary procedure

Katelyn Nguyen - Business Communication

Niko Smith - Business Concepts

Top 25 finisher in NC:

Sebastian Lopez-Chavarria - Elevator speech



We'll be conducting our Doctor Minecraft class in which kids have a fun time learning about germs/pathogens and explore various drug delivery approaches while creating projects/games in Minecraft.  Kids love Minecraft, so let's get them learning while playing! It will be conducted every Saturday online on 5/16-6/6 from 10-11AM EST. Register here.

Shelby Jones

STEM Lead Coach

STEM For Kids, LLC

Watch UNC-TV Science Now Story

Watch TWC News Coverage

Watch ABC News Coverage

Read International Franchising Association Magazine Story



  • Student Support Team: As our time apart lengthens and family stressors increase, we need to remember that the school does have supports in place for you and your family.  Our student support team has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to support kids.  Please see the resources and contact information they have in place. 



Please remember that our Student Support Team is in place to help provide care                      and support during this time. They have information about resources and can support your child's/families SEL.