CLYMER — The last few weeks have been busy weeks for both elementary and high school students at Calvary Baptist Academy.
On March 28, the high school students traveled to Mechanicsburg to participate in the Keystone Christian Education Association Fine Arts Competition for senior high.
Five different groups represented the school and were awarded according to the judges’ recommendation.
The choral group, the girls’ vocal ensemble, the small instrumental ensemble and the large instrumental ensemble all received meritorious awards for their presentations.
[PHOTO: Shown displaying their science projects are first- and second-graders from Calvary Baptist Academy. They are, from left, Colin Oaks, Wyatt Ackerson, Peter Velardo, Nathan Helman, Cyrus Murray and Sarah Covato. (Submitted photo/Calvary Baptist Academy)]
Andy Knupp, a senior, received a superior award in expository preaching.
The students enjoyed themselves and were blessed by the experience.
The elementary students have also been involved in some interesting activities.
The Pre-K and kindergarten students have studied paleontology.
They worked on excavating dinosaur bones from a rock, a little bit each day.
Once all the bones were removed from the rock, the students were able to put all the different bones together to see what kind of dinosaur they had found.
Obviously, these were not real dinosaur bones.
However, this was a great exercise to teach these young students patience as real paleontologists need patience. These students enjoyed this different hands-on approach to learning.
The kindergartners were not the only ones involved in a science projects.
The elementary students in first- and second-grade made individual projects.
They had to choose an environment and habitat that greatly interested them and then create a project that displayed that environment.
These young students worked hard and made projects that they displayed in their classrooms.
In the high school, the seventh- and eighth-graders also made topographical maps of Pennsylvania, displaying all the geographical features of our state.
They developed some interesting and creative maps which they displayed in the classroom.