Friday, November 11, 2011
The class of '07 alumnus received the Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving Medal.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thomas McAurthur, an aviation survival technician in the Coast Guard and GAC alum, was doing some off-duty training at Frankfort Beach in Lake Michigan, when he noticed a strong undertow. McAurthur's instincts must have kicked in: He ended up rescuing 12 people from the water in the course of one hour, according to a release from the school. Children, teens and adults were among those brought to safety by the young man. The Greater Atlanta Christian School alumnus recently received a Silver Lifesaving Medal from the Coast Guard for this heroic effort. He is currently stationed in Traverse City, MI.
Friday, October 7, 2011
The 14-year-old who was kidnapped and held in Salt Lake City is all grown up--and she talked to the Norcross school about keeping kids safe.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
With 13 starters returning from a team that went 9-3 last year and advanced to the second round of the Class AA state plaoyffs, the GAC Spartans will be a strong contender for the Region 6 AA title in 2011.
Greater Atlanta Christian Coach Tim Cokely believes in setting his goals high. "I've been coaching a good while and I always want to play for a championship whether it's a regional championship or state championship," he said. "That's just the way I've always been. Some years it's more realistic than others." For a team that has 13 battle-tested starters returning after a 9-3 season and a trip to the second round of the Class AA state playoffs, a championship in 2011 is very realistic. Sure, the Spartans will have some big shoes to fill like placekicker Matt Carrothers, who had a Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not kind of season last year. He was an amazing 54-of-54 on all his kicks, PAT and field goals. Carrothers is headed off to the Air Force …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Echoes of praise and accomplishment were heard at the campus last night.
This year Greater Atlanta Christian School set an internal record: $12,724,000 in scholarships were awarded to the graduating class of 2011. Rumblings of a thunderstorm were heard in the background as the seniors delivered speeches and took their hard-won diplomas in the Long Forum last night at 7 p.m. It was the first time the commencement had taken in place in the auditorium, and some parents applauded that. President Dr. David Fincher delivered the commencement address, heaping praise on a talented group by pointing out that the 156 graduates had been accepted to 127 different universities. Many of the students were accepted to multiple schools, among them Georgia Tech, Mercer, MIT, Vanderbilt and the Citadel. “The list of …