Cougar Call

Volume II Issue IIII

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Grace Over Guilt

Have you ever sinned before? Ok, everyone’s hands need to be raised including mine (I’m holding up my feet too). So what do you do now; do you fall even further into that sin, not knowing how to get out? Don’t worry, there is good news! Jesus paid your sin debt in full on the cross. “For He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”-Isaiah 53:5. Wow, that’s a lot to be thankful for; Jesus took our place so we could be made alive through Him! Whenever you mess up, the next step is to repent to God and turn away from that sin. Jesus has already forgiven you at the cross. Now I’m a perfectionist, and it’s sometimes hard to forgive myself after I make a mistake. God doesn’t want you to feel guilty after you have repented! Psalm 103:12 says, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions (sins) from us.” God doesn’t want perfection; He wants you.


By: Mikayla Rigsby

Will Piedmont Win the Football State Championship?

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The majority of PAC students feel that PAC will win the GISA Football Championship because we have a strong team which is very dedicated to winning. Those who think we are going to lose say it is because a lot of PAC's top players are injured, and they don’t think we can win without these important players.

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Mr. Bones Visits

High school teacher, Daniel Funt, paid a special visit to Piedmont Academy’s K4 and K5 students since they are studying various parts of the body in their science lesson. He discussed the importance of our skeletal system in giving our body structure, and how the “funny bone” is not a bone but a nerve. He also spoke about what foods to eat to have and keep strong bones. The children were very excited to learn that they all had a “Mr. Bones” inside their body.

Pictured: Abby Moore, Sarah Ellen Stroud, Saylor Berry, Nicholas Chapko, Macee Wyatt, Bella Hardin, Adam Brimberry, Aubrey Kitchens, Matthew Cumbie, Isaac Lockett, McKenna Brown, Ryder Selman, Helen Downs, London Cobb, teacher Daniel Funt.

By: Lauren Bernard and Judy Nelson

One Act

One Act has been practicing very hard for their region competition on Monday, November 9th.

The cast members will be preforming “Cards of Fate” by Ed Monk. Mrs. Mary Ramsdale hopes to place either first or second at region in order to move onto State on November 19 at Darton College in Albany. UPDATE: Our ONE ACT PLACED 2nd in Region!!!!!

The Annual Dessert Theater will be held on Sunday, November 15th at 6:00 pm. There will be door prizes and desserts served. Tickets are on sale for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For tickets and information, contact a cast or crew member. You can also email Mrs. Mary Ramsdale at mary_ramsdale@piedmontacademy.com.

By: Lauren Bernard/ Mikayla Rigsby

Shotgun

On Saturday, October the 24th, the Piedmont Clay Crushing Cougars shot in a competition at South River Gun Club. After a long day of shooting, Piedmont placed 3rd in the competition out of eight teams competing. Andrew Chapko shot high with 91 out of 100 for the team on skeet. Joseph Anderson shot 2nd place with 88 and Mitch Marsh shot 3rd with 85. Joseph Anderson and Mitch Marsh tied for high with 91 out of 100 for the team on trap. Hunter Whiting shot 3rd with 88. For the overall high score on the team, Joseph Anderson placed 1st with 179 out of 200, Mitch Marsh placed 2nd with 176 out of 200, and Andrew Chapko and Hunter Whiting tied for 3rd with 170 out of 200. For the competition, Joseph Anderson placed 6th and Mitch Marsh tied for 10th place.

By: Joseph Anderson

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Competition Cheer

Our competition cheerleading team took the floor once again at Loganville Christian Academy Cheer Competition; the competition was called The Mane Event and had many schools compete such as John Milledge Academy, Tift Area Academy, Loganville Christian Academy, Gatewood Academy, Bethlehem Christian Academy , and also Covington Academy who competed in a different division.

A good cheer team is ready for anything and is prepared to make changes at any moment. That is exactly what the team had to do when a team member, Caitlyn Young, was injured during a football game. Due to this unexpected injury, Young could not compete in the competition the next day. That morning the team had to make changes throughout the routine 20 minutes before their performance. The cheerleaders are strong believers in good luck, every competition they do the same morning routine and even say, "two claps and a woo" for luck. With confidence, they took the floor and performed their changed routine for the judges. After their performance they waited patiently for the award ceremony to begin. After the judges declared the individual awards such as best choreography and best jumps, out of five GISA teams, the Piedmont Academy cheerleaders took home second place, and won first place for best jumps.

“I was very proud of how they performed especially how they changed the routine and performed perfectly with only ten girls," said cheerleading coach Tonya Coe.

“I was really excited and proud of all my teammates.” Railey Holloway, sophomore competition cheerleader for Piedmont Academy said.

With the cheerleaders becoming more confident and improving with each competition they compete at, they are becoming more ready and prepared for state.

Words to live by in celebration and motivation for the cheerleaders are “Pain is temporary, pride is forever. Two minutes thirty seconds that’s all." - Bailyn Whitaker, junior competition cheerleader, in her famous pre-performance speech.


By: Sydney Reardon

Robotics

On October 24th, the PAC Robotics team competed in their first competition of the year. The team consists of four juniors: Maddie Mooneyham, JT Harding, Nick Maynard, and Danny Ramsdell, and two sophomores: Daniel Respess and Kevin Davis.

The team placed 5th in the first round of the competition, but did not have enough points to move to the second round.

The Robotics team will continue to work on and better their robot in order to prepare for the future meets that will begin March 19th.

By: Haley Tyler

Paws At A Glance

11/11


· Mid quarter


· Fine Arts Dress Down Day


· 3rd grade chapel


· Veteran’s Day breakfast @8:00 am


11/12


· ASVAB- 11TH grade


11/13


· GA “Apply to College Day”


11/14


· Shotgun meet @ Old Hudson Plantation VS. Gatewood


· Cheer Competition @ Briarwood


11/15


· One Act Play = Dessert Theatre


11/16


· FFA class to CDC Museum


11/17


· Jake McClain “Jake books” @ 9:00


11/18


· 4th and 5th grade Chapel


11/20


· Shotgun team sells Chik- Fil- A biscuits @ break


· FFA to CDC Museum


· Dismiss @ 12:30 for Thanksgiving Break


11/21


· Cheer Competition state meet