High School Highlights
FCA Hosts Robotics Competition
On November 17, eighteen teams from Colorado and Utah came together at FCA to enjoy a day of competition and preparation for the Colorado VEX Championship coming up in February. The Fuse (FCA's team) joined with Raptor Robotics (a team from Monticello, Utah) in an alliance to clinch first place in the tournament. Congratulations to FCA's robotics team and thank you to all of the FCA faculty, students, and parents who pitched in to help make this event a great success!
Thirteen FCA Scholars Recognized for 2011-2012 AP Performances
Representing the best showing in the past five years at FCA, 13 students were recognized with AP scholar awards. In the previous year, 2010—2011, FCA was blessed to recognize 12 such students.
Zach Larson, Ben Marsh, and Rod O’Dorisio qualified for the AP Scholar With Distinction Award by earning at least a score of 3 or better on five or more AP exams. These three young men actually scored only 4’s and 5’s on their combined 16 exams.
Evan Fortney, Ellen Hadden, and Shannon Smith earned AP Scholars with Honor by scoring at least a 3 on four or more exams. Of their 16 exams 13 were 4’s and 5’s.
Seven students achieved AP Scholar status by scoring 3 or higher on three or more exams. Bessie Boltz, Mikayla Foote, Susie Kawakami, Jill Mellecker, Levi Nickerson, Cori Pellish, and Ricky Rostad accomplished this feat.
In 2012 61% of all AP test takers worldwide scored a 3 or higher and 62% of all Colorado test takers scored a 3 or higher. By comparison 87 FCA students took 121 AP exams and 72% of them scored a 3 or higher.
The Advanced Placement program provides motivated and academically gifted students the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and to stand out in the college admissions process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and APteachers, ensuring that exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty. Most four-year colleges in the United Statesprovide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores depending upon the individual school’s standards.
Boettcher Scholar - Roderick O'Dorisio
Foreign Exchange Student Kyu Ko finds “Faith”!
Kyu came to FCA the beginning of his junior year and is now a senior at FCA. He came to us from
When asked what was the biggest challenge about being at FCA his junior year, Kyu answered, “The Bible classes, since I had never really opened a Bible or learned about Jesus.” This year, as a senior, his toughest challenge is English 12, which focuses on British Literature.
When asked what was the biggest surprise about being at FCA, Kyu responded, “the personal way in which students worship God and the many ways there are to worship God at our school, especially through small groups, chapels, choir, and in other ways. In
When asked what is the biggest blessing about being at Faith Christian, he thought for a minute and then eloquently and simply expressed, “getting to study in this perfect circumstance” and “enjoying all the relationships I have here.” His absolute
Kyu was also asked how his faith has changed while at FCA. He responded that it is so different now. Before he didn’t know about Jesus, but now he does. Before he wasn’t familiar with the Bible, but now he understands so much more about it. One of the most freeing truths he has learned while at Faith is that God promises to help him in all of his adversity, so he “can work hard and trust God” to help him through every tough challenge.
Kyu is especially grateful for his host family, the Meys, who have become his second family. This is reflected in the fact that he calls them Mom and Dad!
He would like to say to fellow FCA students: “Try to keep your faith wherever you go to college.”
He would like to say to his FCA teachers: “Thank you for being such awesome teachers; it is not easy to teach in a Christian school for less money, but I appreciate you all!”
Finally, Kyu shares his favorite Bible verse: “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door shall be opened to you; for everyone who asks, receives, and he who seeks, finds, and to the one who knocks, it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7.