The National Honor Society is the leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. National Honor Society membership is often regarded as a valid indicator that the student will succeed in life and particularly in studies at the postsecondary level. The Honor Society member has already exhibited academic achievement, leadership, honorable and admirable character, and service that demonstrates the member is willing to use his or her talents and skills for the improvement of society.
NHS New Membership
School Year 12-13
FBA Students Chosen As Semi-Finalists For Collier County Laws of Life Essay Contest
Kaylee Atwell (Jr.)
Danielle Splendorio (Jr.)
Elizabeth Fincher (So.)
FBA students Kaylee Atwell, Danielle Sblendorio and Elizabeth Fincher were selected as semi-finalists for the 2012-13 Collier County Laws of Life Essay Contest!
This is very exciting for these students and FBA! There are ten semi-finalists chosen for each category and there were over 600 entries in this year's competition!
Students will be presenting their essays orally to a panel of judges (no audience is allowed) at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administration Building on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The panel will select the top four finalists from each division. The selected students will then be invited to the Laws of Life Banquet.
Let's congratulate our students on their achievements and recognition in the Laws of Life Essay Contest!
Nancy Fitzgerald Speaks To FBA Senior Bible Class
Nancy Fitzgerald speaking to the Senior class about biblical worldview. Nancy is the author of the Anchorsaway Curriculum currently being taught to the seniors at FBA. Nancy travels worldwide, teaching the curriculum to high school seniors who are about to leave for college or to the workforce. While visiting the Naples area, she volunteered her time to come and address subjects such as Creation and the Trinity. Nancy has a heart and desire to see high school seniors develope an authentic faith in Jesus Christ.
2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program
FBA Semi Finalist Cassidy Reilly
Semifinalists Named in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program
First Baptist Academy would like to recognize its first National Achievement Semifinalist, Cassidy Reilly. Based on her PSAT scores, Cassidy qualified to be recognized by National Achievement. More than 1,600 Black American high School seniors have been designated Semifinalists in the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program which was announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials.
“We are proud of her accomplishment and celebrate with Cassidy. We are happy her hard work and effort is being honored.” said First Baptist Academy High School Principal Mrs. Leigh Ann Bates. Cassidy now has the opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards offered next spring. To be considered for a National Achievement Scholarship, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 80 percent of Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win an Achievement Scholarship award.
Young CEOs of Naples
Sam Elferdink and Guilianna Romero were featured a "Young CEO" article in News-Press.com.
"Knit For Life" is a student organization that commits to knitting baby blankets and raising $100 per blanket as a donation for women in crisis pregnancy situations that choose LIFE instead of abortion. All of our of proceeds go to benefit The Pregnancy Resource Center of Naples. Since the beginning of this school year, Knit-for-Life has knitted over thirty-five blankets and raised almost $2,000 in donations. Knit-for-Life would like to do one more major fundraiser before the end of the school year. The above photos are from the Annual Pregnancy Resource fundraiser dinner where Knit-for-Life was able to raise another $425.00, as well as their recent visit to Providence House. Knit-for-Life also serves dinner and baby sits at the Providence House once a month to assist homeless mothers.
On Friday, April 20th, the Philanthropy club will present their check of $158 raised from the Collier fair. They will be having a field trip to the Pregnancy Resource Center sometime in May to present all the blankets and funds raised.
BLANKETS COMPLETED: 65! Donations Collected to Date: $2,500.00
WE REACHED OUR GAOL
Speakers: Lee Rouson, Chip Ingram, Clare DeGraaf
Special Speakers at FBAHS
First Baptist Academy High School students have been privileged to hear some special speakers recently. First, Mr. Lee Rouson spoke to our students on February 6th. Mr. Rouson is a former professional football running back in the NFL for the New York Giants. While giving his testimony, Mr. Rouson encouraged our students to know who they are as sons and daughters of the King and not to be distracted by the world’s labels for us.
Secondly, Mr. Clare DeGraaf will be visiting campus on February 21st. He will be meeting with individual classes throughout the day. Mr. DeGraaf, a Christian school graduate, will share his testimony of how God changed his life at age 31 when an encounter with cancer triggered a crisis of faith. His latest project is his book The 10-Second Rule. This simple rule is “Just do the next thing you’re reasonably certain Jesus wants you to do”. Simple, spontaneous obedience has changed Mr. DeGraaf’s life, and we are looking forward to him sharing it with us.
Third, Mr. Chip Ingram will be sharing with our students on February 23rd during FBA’s 2nd Annual Family Council. Mr. Ingram serves as Senior Pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and as President of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. He will be speaking on godly relationships. After his talk, we will be using some chapel time to discuss these topics in further detail in small groups. We value partnering with parents and church leaders to challenge and encourage this group of future leaders.
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Student Ambassadors at Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series
FBA Student Ambassadors chosen to represent the community at the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series Event. The Youth Ambassador Program is designed to inspire today’s youth to become future leaders in our community and beyond, by connecting them to current world leaders, from experts in the fields of economics, history and science to cultural icons. In coordination with public and private schools in Collier County, a select group of high school students participate in an educational and interactive assembly before each Naples Town Hall speaker lecture, held at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Students have the opportunity to interact with the guest speaker via a personal meet and greet, as well as with community leaders who will share their insights on issues relevant to the evening’s topic. The event culminates with students viewing (in simulcast) the speaker lecture.