Sponsor – Mrs. Toni Shuman
First Baptist Christian Academy’s student council represents the Junior High and High School. Members are elected by the student body at the beginning of every year and serve for the school year. FBCA’s Student Council has accomplished many things during the past school year. Some of its activities are as follows:
- Help direct parents to the proper classrooms at the Parent Orientation
- Collect gifts for needy families for Christmas
- Help direct parents to the proper classrooms during Open House
- Help plan and run activities of FBCA week
- Help plan Homecoming
- Serve at annual Auction/Banquet
- Help plan the Secondary Awards Banquet
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Sponsor: Mrs. Micki Richard
The National Honor Society is offered to academically eligible students in grades 10-12. A 4.0 cumulative GPA is a prerequisite. The National Honor Society Faculty Committee reviews applications of students who successfully complete and submit the application. Students who have demonstrated excellence in character, leadership, scholarship, and service will be invited to be inducted at the annual spring induction ceremony. The National Honor Society does service projects to meet needs in the community.
“Aware of the honor which is being bestowed upon me, by my selection to membership in the National Honor Society, I do hereby pledge my loyalty to this organization. It shall be my earnest purpose to give unsparingly of my time and energy toward the promotion of all school activities. I will strive to be at all times a model student, and will never knowingly bring reproach upon my school. I pledge myself to uphold the high purpose of this Society to which I have been elected, striving in every way by word and deed, to make its ideals the ideals of my school and my life.”
STUDENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (SLI)
Sponsors: Chaplain Brannon Revel
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many”.
This program is built on four major components, all of which relate to the program’s purpose and goals.
1. Leadership Courses – Leadership Courses will provide the “theory” and skills training necessary for a strong Biblically based, philosophical foundation. Students will have a variety of seminars to select from as well as a planned training scope and sequence on special issues. The ultimate goal is for students to develop a Biblically based worldview; not succumbing to being politically correct.
2. Leadership Opportunities – These opportunities will bring the Institute out of the classroom lecture phase and into a real hands-on application. Opportunities to serve include off-campus service projects,; mission trips; Ambassador Programs; Bible studies; sixth grade mentoring; chapel program and many other school related activities. Again, this component emphasizes the leadership quality of being “other-centered.” Investing one’s life into the lives of others and building strong relationships is certainly the Biblical principal that we want internalized.
3. Leadership Skill Development – Specific skills training is deliberately integrated into every aspect of SLI. Emphasis is placed on the following characteristics of the Biblical leadership model.
- A lifestyle of serving others
- An understanding and practice of the Biblical principle of replicating yourself into the lives of others (mentoring/discipleship)
- Large and small group speaking skills
- The ability to facilitate small group discussions with an emphasis on team building and conflict management
- A sense of style, vision, organizational skill, and the ability to follow through
Student Leadership Institute teaches that a Kingdom student leader will be driven by three core Biblical-leadership principles. All three principles must be advanced in order to develop a balanced Kingdom student leader.
Serving Others – Jesus modeled this Biblical leadership principle by focusing more on others than on Himself. True leadership is fully realized only when one becomes aware of the needs of others. Mentoring, discipleship and evangelism are natural responses when students truly devote their lives to serving others.
Evangelism / Engaging the Culture – Jesus instructed His disciples to employ this Biblical leadership principle by sharing the good news of salvation. Active participation in Kingdom work includes a strong commitment to share the Gospel with others. Lifestyle evangelism occurs when students internalize God’s call on their lives.
Serving in a Local Church – Jesus designed our bodies to operate most effectively when all of the individual parts work together. The church reaches its maximum potential only when the individuals become one body. Students must utilize their spiritual gifts within the framework of the local church to truly live as Kingdom student leaders.
Student Leadership Institute’s mission is to assist young people in the development of their leadership philosophy and skills by exposing them to a Biblically-based, practical, multifaceted, year-long program.
Students are trained in the Biblical model and definition of leadership with a core emphasis on three operating principles: service, evangelism/engaging the culture and church involvement. This model, founded from God’s Word, focuses on individual and institutional commitments to becoming selfless and others-centered. It is SLi’s goal that students connect these principles to their campus, community and church. Students will be challenged to become more like Christ as they seek a higher level of leadership training.
Student Leadership Institute is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become Christian leaders in their schools and in the marketplace. Courses are taught in both large and small groups on a wide range of topics. Teachers, administrators and pastors share teaching responsibilities with outside speakers. Admission to the Student Leadership Institute is by a student submitting an application, and then the application will be reviewed thoroughly by the FBCA SLI sponsors.
QUILL and SCROLL INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
In the 2017-2018 academic year, FBCA was granted a charter for a Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists chapter. Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists is an international honor society founded in 1926.
The main goal is to foster excellence in journalism among students in the areas of writing, reporting, design, leadership, photography, and other journalism related skills. Since its founding, more than 14,000 high schools in 50 states and 44 countries have been chartered. Students are recommended by their journalism adviser, must be at least a sophomore, and maintain at least a B average in all subjects. The FBCA chapter of Quill and Scroll inducted 6 students last year, and graduated 4 seniors with honor cords for their achievements in journalism.
MU ALPHA THETA
Sponsor: Mrs. Micki Richard
Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School Mathematics Honor Society, was formed in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma. The organization is dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school students.
At FBCA, students must have completed at least 2 years of math, algebra 1 and either geometry or algebra 2, and have a GPA of at least 4.0 in their math classes. The club plans at least one service project a year, and volunteer tutoring in mathematics.
SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
SNHS is a prominent scientific organization that will engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,200 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad.
The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians and junior high/middle school inductees are known as Junior Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
FBCA BOOK CLUB
Sponsor: Mrs. Alice Purcell
The FBCA Book Club meets weekly to choose books to read and discuss them.
Each month focuses around a theme. The club celebrates the completion of a theme with a party.