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CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY: Volleyball players named to state all-tournament team

by PAIGE HEIPLE and DALE PEARCE, Gazette Student News Reporters on November 02, 2012 10:45 AM

CLYMER -- On Oct. 26-27, the Calvary Baptist Academy's girls' volleyball team headed off to the Keystone Christian Education Association state tournament in Lebanon, hoping to repeat as state champions.

They advanced to the championship game by defeating Lebanon Christian Academy three games to one. However, although the girls played their hardest, they fell short in the championship game, losing in five games to Bethel Christian from Aliquippa. For all their diligence and hard work during both games, Calvary had three girls elected to the KCEA all-tournament team -- seniors Diana Marshall and Lauren Wolfe and junior Megan Plants. With the end of the fall sports, the students now look forward to the basketball season.

The elementary students have also been involved in some interesting activities. In the past few weeks they have taken some field trips, which provided a nice break from the regular routine of school. Many students enjoy the field trips because they serve as a time to get away from regular schoolwork, and the students also enjoy having some of their parents tag along on the field trips as well.

On Monday the preschool and kindergarten students enjoyed a field trip to Giant Eagle and Michaels. At Giant Eagle, they were given a tour of the store and how they do everything behind the scenes that the regular customer does not usually see. At Michaels, the students had a scavenger hunt and did an art project.

Also, the first through third grades took a trip to the Discovery Center in Johnstown where they learned about their surroundings through many hands-on displays which got the students directly involved in what they were learning about. This was a very enjoyable trip, especially for those who enjoy science.

Last but certainly not least, the fourth through sixth grades had the opportunity of going to Old Bedford Village, where they were shown a little bit of what it was like in the colonial days. The students were able to make a craft with a blacksmith, which was very interesting and fun. The students enjoyed their respective field trips because it was one less day that they were confined to a classroom.

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