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Awesome Archery - Discus Record, Again - Distance Festival - Middle School Excellence - Crepes & Cakes - Cardinal Café Concert

The Friday Finish – April 26, 2024

Awesome Archery Signees

Archery at Red Bird Christian School launched just a couple of years ago, but two students have already signed to compete at the next level. Isaac Nolan and Blake Sizemore signed last week to join the Archery Team at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky that also began just two years ago. Both students are avid outdoorsmen and were able assistants working with Red Bird students. Good luck competing at the college level!

Felix Sets Discus Record, Again!

Felix Onusumba pushed his school record in discus even higher last Friday with a throw of 120’ 9” that was good for a first place finish at the Coal Miners Memorial Invitational track and field meet at Harlan County High School.  Felix broke the Red Bird School record in Boys Discus last year qualifying to compete in the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Class A State Championship.

Felix has learned techniques from Coach Clifford Berry that has put him in this position to maximize his God-given abilities. Cliff, a Red Bird alumnus and top notch athlete “back in the day”, has also coached other field athletes to the championship level. Most recently, his daughter, Mackenzie, qualified multiple times for state as a thrower, under his coaching, and Cliff has coached most of the athletes holding school records in field events.

Long distance runners place

Red Bird Christian School runners proved that they can also run with the best among area schools. Congratulations to Josue Ibuka and Skyleigh Davidson for their award-winning performances at the Log Mountain Distance Festival at Bell County High School on Tuesday. Skyleigh placed 3rd in the Varsity Girls 800 meter race and Josue placed 2nd in the Middle School Boys 1600 meters.

Middle School Academic Excellence

Three Red Bird Christian Middle School students were inducted this week into the SOAR Honor Society, a RBCS-based group. Aiden Caldwell, Triston Helton and Benaiah Kulp were pinned and received certificates from existing officers and members Thursday afternoon in the school chapel. The acronym SOAR comes from the 4 ideals that members demonstrate and uphold in their lives.

S - Serve God & Others

O - Outstanding Leadership

A - Academic Excellence

R - Responsible Citizenship

Crepes and Cakes

Mrs. Melanie Adams, Guidance Counselor and Culinary Arts Teacher, stays busy all the time, but she added extra classes this week to enrich a language class that Mrs. Angela Crawford, Foreign Language Arts Teacher, offered this year at Red Bird Christian School. Mrs. Adams taught Mrs. Crawford’s Introduction to World Languages students how to make crepes on Thursday and gougeres (French cheese puffs) on Friday as a cultural enrichment to this term’s French language instruction. Introduction to Spanish, Italian, Latin, German and Japanese languages were also included in the diverse languages syllabus this year.


Mrs. Adams also shared photos on Facebook this week of cakes decorated by students in her Culinary Arts Class.

Community Concert at Cardinal Café

Kevin Wilson returned to Queendale this week to share his witness and gift of music with the community. The Cardinal Café cooked up lasagna and chicken alfredo fettucine for a Thursday night family meal offering and Kevin gave an hour-long presentation of his inspirational music and testimony. God gave the perfect weather for area residents, Queendale residents and volunteers to soak in God’s love through song and witness

Watch for a special email next week on Kentucky Gives Day.

Circle the day, and tell your friends to save some charity dollars for Red Bird Mission on May 7th! Every donation makes a difference to someone here.

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