Kelin Longbottom is a member of the FBCA Class of 2020 and has talents that go far beyond the classroom. Kelin was always a standout player on the men’s soccer team at FBCA and will continue showcasing his abilities on the field at Schreiner University in the fall. But what is most intriguing about Kelin is his artistic ability.
From a traditional learning environment to a distance learning plan, the mission of Fort Bend Christian Academy has been unwavering. Regardless of circumstance, teachers and faculty remained steadfast in equipping students to thrive spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.
Chelsie Scheffer has been a part of the Fort Bend Christian Academy team since the spring of 2016. You can find Chelsie in the Office of Admissions as the Admissions Assistant and also serving as the Eagle Varsity Cheer Team Assistant Coach.
Four Fort Bend Christian Academy Spirit Program members were named All Americans during their respective training and competition camps. FBCA Cheer Captain Kiley Blanchard and Lexi Rivers were honored with the title of Universal Cheer Association (UCA) All American. FBCA Emerald Brigade Erin Kram and Lauren Ramirez received the distinction of Universal Dance Association (UDA) All American.
Chandler MacDonald has been named the Director of Advancement for Fort Bend Christian Academy. MacDonald has worked with a variety of development efforts, giving her years of hands-on success in education and non-profit organizations.
Fort Bend Christian Academy selected members for its 2020-2021 Varsity Cheer Squad. Given this spring’s unique circumstances due to COVID-19, Athletic Director Kelly Carroll and Head Cheer Coach Angie Civalero created a virtual tryout process. Cheer candidates learned the required material, uploaded their tryout videos, and received scores from an outside judges panel. While the process was different, it provided a fair and accurate way to assess skill level.
Fort Bend Christian Academy selected members for the Emerald Brigade dance team, the newest addition to the FBCA Spirit Program. The purpose of this dance team is to promote school spirit, good sportsmanship, school loyalty, and artistic expression in a Christ-centered way. A year-long sport, Emerald Brigade enhances the already prominent athletic program to include those students that excel at dance.
Ashley Dinges, FBCA ’16, was the eighth FBCA senior to wear a secondhand graduation gown. The gown, passed down from friend to friend, contains meaningful words of encouragement to inspire a fearless future in each young lady.
This year, the Rockport Center for the Arts hosted undergraduate and graduate visual arts students in its thirteenth installment of The Rising Eyes of Texas. This juried exhibition held the work of 40 selected artists from 21 universities across Texas.
Fort Bend Christian Academy’s Director of Fine Arts, Mr. Robert Sanders, received one of the six top prize awards, earning Honorable Mention for his metal and ceramics piece titled, Numinous Glory.
Every teacher on the upper school faculty e-mail list knows Mr. Rob LaVohn, upper school English teacher, values community and a positive work culture. He frequently organizes outlets for quality time, such as faculty athletic tournaments or the annual student “Java Jam,” a one-of-a-kind coffeehouse-style talent show sponsored by FBCA’s National English Honor Society (NEHS).
Inspired by video games like Destiny 2, Chad Lloyd, class of 2020, has a passion for the art of video game storytelling and wants to pursue game design in college. He enjoyed the Advanced Placement computer science program, but he also wanted to take the new creative writing class to hone his writing skills and create compelling story lines for games.
When meeting Connor Gould, the first thing he will ask is if he can get you a cup of coffee. A few years of cliché intern grunt work in Los Angeles helped him retain a sense of kindness and courtesy, despite now having an esteemed career in the entertainment industry. For most people, it can take decades to get their big break, if one comes at all, but Connor has been on a fast track to success.