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The Lion's Den

Random Acts

of Kindness

Lions & Lady Lions play at state championship

By Grant Mayo

 

   Union Christian Academy classes are donating items for their random acts of kindness project.

   Both elementary and high school students will be participating.

   The elementary students made cards for the Farmerville Nursing and Rehab, Police Department, Fire Department, and the Union Parish Sheriff's Department.

   The high school students are bringing snack cakes, crackers, gatorade, and water.

 The donations in the high school are split up according to Spiritual Emphasis groups. Whichever group brings the most donations will receive 150 points added to their group's score.

  The donations will be passed out at a future date to be determined.

 

By Joe Carpenter

and Ashtyn Hodge

 

   The UCA boys' basketball season ended Feb. 12, after the Lions fell short in a 53-35 loss agaisnt Discovery Christian out of Florence, Miss.

   The Lions were the No. 1 seed coming into the MAIS championship tournament. They played the third seeded team.

  The Lions may not have brought home the championship this year, but they are already

 

 

preparing for another run next year. The whole team will return for the upcoming season, meaning they'll have a seasoned roster to lean on.       The team is also looking to pick up some new offensive players to help.

  The Lady Lions also fell short during their first shot at the championship in three years.

   The girls played Feb. 11 in Greenville, Miss., against the Greenville Lady Saints.    

 

The Lady Lions went into playoffs as the third seed in their district, and the Lady Saints were second in theirs.

   Although the first half was close between the two talented teams, the Greenville Saints came out on top with a 65-35 win.

Students of the Week

By Summer Mitcham

 

   Laynee

Gates is a

fourth-grade

standout.

   She has

been at UCA

for six years, and her favorite teacher is Ms. McLemore.

  Her favorite subject is math. Laynee also loves eating pizza. Her favorite color is teal.

Meet Laynee Gates

   Laynee, the daughter of De'An and Jamie Gates, is 9 years old.

   She has an older brother, Rilee Chapie, who is a sophomore at UCA.

   When she grows up, Laynee said she hopes to be a dog trainer.

Meet Cassidy Overstreet

News in Brief

ACT deadline

is next week

   The deadline to sign up for the April 4 ACT is fast approaching.

   Feb. 28 is the last day to sign up for the collegeentrance test being administered in the spring.

   You can sign up at ACT.org. For information, contact Taylor Mashaw at the school.

Cheerleader Tryouts are March 13

   Cheerleader tryouts are set for March 13 at the school. Tryouts are for those in grades seven through 12.

   For additional information, contact Mrs. Kimberly Harris.

By Bella Fulton

   Cassidy Overstreet is a 16-year-old

sophomore.

Her plans

for the

future

include

obtaining

her degree in law.

   Her favorite moments from high school have been Spiritual Emphasis Weeks, where she has  

experienced growth with Christ and witnessed students come together in worship.

   She says the school has greatly impacted her relationship with God and hopes it continues to strengthen. She is thankful for the support received for her Bible study. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with her friends. 

By Gracie Stokes

 

   This year's UCA Dessert Theater will be a "Mystery at Mike's." The annual production features students as actors and serves as a fundraiser forthe school's music department.

   Tickets, on sale now, are $12 each. Children ages 5 and younger get in for free.

  There will be two performances, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13. Only 42 tickets are available performance, so you should get yours as soon as possible.

  The play will be held in Mrs. Sanson's classroom.

   Ticket order forms are available in the school office or you can send the money with your child to turn into their homeroom teacher.

  

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Mystery at Mike's tickets for sale

UCA's K-3, K-4, and Kindergarten students performed for their parents and others during a Valentine's Day program held Friday at the school.

Photo by Hanna Conley

The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

           --Proverbs 28:1

Lion's Den Staff

Executive Editor       Isabella Fulton

Assistant Editor         Gracie Stokes

Sports Editor            Ashtyn Hodge

Asst Sports Ed    Sabrina Matthews

Features Ed.   Kristina Scarborough

Asst Features Ed.      Hanna Conley

Copy editors        Summer Mitcham                                      Jacob Hart

                     Kristina Scarborough

                                                

Reporters 

                         Hunter Thomason

                              Hunter Gifford

                               Joe Carpenter

                                   Grant Mayo

Photographers

                               Emma Anders                                  Hanna Conley

(Left) UCA seniors and their sponsor, teacher Taylor Mashaw (front row, second from left), pose for a picture during their Valentine's Day fundraiser. They sold candy bars and balloons which were then delivered to classrooms on Friday. 

 

(Below) Teacher Taylor Mashaw and senior Macie Shirey prepare Valentine goodies for delivery Friday.

Photos by Emma Anders