Student Government Officers for 2014-2015
Our students experience many creative things at Aletheia. From weekly chapel services to drama and school-wide celebrations, Aletheia’s students can make many memories!
Aletheia Christian Academy has clubs for high school students which meet during the school day.
Bible Fellowship meets weekly during lunch and is student led. It is a service club as well as a devotion and prayer group.
Girls lunch time Bible study meets weekly and includes girls from 7th -12th grades. The older girls mentor the younger girls during this time of fellowship.
Drama Club meets at lunch and occasionally after school during productions.
Middle and high school students should fill out a 7th-12th Grade Pre-Arranged Absence form to get assignments from their teachers if they will know ahead of time that they will be missing school. This form should be signed by the Administrator and all work completed when the student returns to school. Elementary school students should fill out an Elementary Pre-Arranged Absence form and follow the same procedures.
Student Leadership University
Our students have been blessed to have participated in recent years in Student Leadership University’s programs.
The vision of SLU is one that is optimistically looking forward towards the goal of empowering, enabling, and equipping students around the globe to rise to the call of leadership, along with training students to be able to adequately respond to the challenges presented by today’s culture. Like Aletheia, they wish to train up tomorrow’s leaders to be passionate about Jesus Christ and to live in truth.
SLU101 is held in Orlando, Florida, and is patterned after Fortune 500 leadership seminars. It challenges students to improve their leadership skills, expand their faith, and learn about Christian worldview. SLU 201 is held in Washington, D.C. It gives students an in-depth look at the foundation of our country, its history and beliefs. Besides meaningful visits to monuments and museums, students participate in events such as breakfast with the National Press Club, Congressional receptions, and seminars led by leaders of today.
We have sent students to SLU301, which is held in Europe and France. Students who attend are exposed to history in a new way as they experience such places as the beaches of Normandy, Stonehenge, museums, and Christ Church.
Special Student Achievements
We are so proud to announce that one of our graduating seniors, (Class of 2012) Matthew Day, has been accepted into West Point Military Academy! Matthew has been a student at Aletheia for fourteen years. He has grown into a responsible and dedicated young man who has shown leadership and excellence in his life. Matthew will be graduating this May and will then go on to West Point.
The United States Military Academy, founded on March 16, 1802, is a college that educates, trains and inspires the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country. Each graduate has the essential attributes for professional growth throughout a career as a U.S. Army officer. West Point graduates earn Bachelor of Science degrees and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army.
2014 Youth Scholarship Award Winner
Electronic Security Association of Florida is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 ESA of Florida Youth Scholarship Award. The winners stood out among some of the brightest and most talented children of law enforcement officers and fire fighters from all across Florida. This year, the ESA of Florida is proud to announce three scholarships in the following amounts: 1st Place – $2,500; 2nd Place – $1,000; 3rd Place – $500
First Place – Zachary Weidlich, son of Jason Weidlich, Captain with the Pensacola Fired Department. Zachary attended Aletheia Christrian Academy where he graduated at the top of his class. Zachary’s essay about the role his father had in his life touched on his character. Zachary wrote, “Good character is not learned by hearing; rather, it is acquired by example. Having a dad who is a firefighter has had a defining role in the shaping of my life. For the entirety of my life, my dad has been the type of man who leads by example. He consistently shows initiative to make his department, his community, and his family better by showing unfaltering initiative, sacrifice and commitment.
Zachary was also heavily involved many extra-curricular activities such as Cross Country track, Pianist for weekly school chapels and special events, co-leader of bible study and volunteering in many church and community services.
You can read more at http://www.esa-fl.org/2014/08/2014-youth-scholarship-winners-announced/
Escambia County Tropicana Speech Contest Winners (AGAIN)!
We are so proud of our Tropicana Speech Winners! For the third year, Aletheia’s fourth through sixth grade classes participated in the Tropicana Speech Contest. The top three speeches in each grade competed in a final round to select winners who would go on to the county-level contest.
This year, each of our class winners came in FIRST PLACE in the competition for their grade level!!!! We swept the contest. Wow! From our Fourth Grade Class, Wendy Mitchell one first place. From our Fifth Grade Class, J.T. Semple won first place. And from our Sixth Grade Class, Dylan Behrends won first place. While we felt confident that our students would do well at the county competition, we were amazed that all of them won. However, the judges that judged our school-level competition weren’t too surprised, as they we so impressed with the level of excellence represented in the local speech contest. We are all so proud of our student and the excellent teachers who prepared them. Well done!
In 2012-2013, each of our class winners also won at the county level! We’re bursting our buttons! Cole Anderton, a fourth grader, came in first place. Jacob Dickson, a fifth grader, came in second place. Mason Vickers, a sixth grader, came in third place. Each of their speeches captured the audience from the beginning. We are so proud of these boys, and all of our students who wrote and gave speeches for this event.
Amelia Breitling wins State Competition!
The Voice of Democracy is an annual speech competition for scholarship money sponsored by the VFW. The theme last year was “Does My Generation Have a Role in the Future of America?” Amelia won her local Post 706 competition and advanced to the District 1 level where she also took first place. Of the 4,500 competitors in the state, 23 districts competed at the state level and Amelia was announced the first place winner. She received over $3,000 in scholarship money and won a trip to Washington, D.C. where the national winners were announced. She also won a trip to the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Youth Summit for the summer. If you wish to read her speech, please click here.
Amelia was a Senior at Aletheia, Class of 2011, and was a student here since Kindergarten, as has her brother, Alex, currently in the 10th grade. Her parents are Hal and Sandi Breitling.
We are so proud of Amelia’s numerous accomplishments, and wish her the best as she continues to excel. Way to go, Amelia!!
Varsity Basketball Team Takes National Championship!!
After a successful 2010-2011 basketball season playing for Aletheia, our varsity boys took second place in the Panhandle Christian Conference and traveled to Dayton, Tennessee, for the National Competition for Division IV. They won decisive victories and won a spot in the championship game against the odds-on favorites, Hamilton Heights Christian School from Chattanooga, TN. After an incredibly action-packed and fast-paced game, during which the commentators repeatedly expressed admiration and amazement at our boys’ skills, Aletheia and Hamilton Heights were tied and went into overtime. During the four-minute overtime, Aletheia pulled out the win — 98-91!
Several of our players were recognized as All-Tournament players — Kyle Colborn, Ben Everett, Kevin Wiggins, and J.D. Lowery. Josh Jones was awarded the game’s Most Valuable Offensive Player, and Patrick Everett was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player!
All of our players performed well, and we are so proud of them! What a way to end an exciting season of basketball!
The Pensacola News Journal wrote a great article about the victory. To read it, please click here.
Everett & Jones Sign with Spring Hill College
Patrick Everett and Joshua Jones signed to play basketball for Spring Hill College on athletic scholarship in the fall of 2012. The boys were selected after game screening, practicing with the Spring Hill team, academic screening, and interviews. They will be close enough that Aletheia fans can travel to Mobile to see some games and support our Lions — soon to be Badgers! Congratulations, Patrick and Joshua!