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Redeemer Classical Academy takes home first place in mid-state competition

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Students from Redeemer Classical Academy were recently awarded 92 ribbons at the Tennessee Junior Classical League Midstate Competition in Nashville.

RCA brought a team of 18 students in grades seven through 11. The competition drew a total of 240 students from 14 mid-state schools.

Redeemer students won the majority of their ribbons in the academic category, while others were in arts, poetry, costume and essay categories. The RCA team also received a first place sweepstakes award for their division as they earned more points than any other team in the AA division.

In addition, RCA eighth grade student Fiona Bell received a second place sweepstakes award. The criteria for this award is based on the total number of points earned by each student in the entire competition.

The school has participated in the competition for four years now alongside other area schools such as Hume-Fogg, Franklin Road Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy and Battle Ground Academy.

"It's a great opportunity to take learning out of the classroom. All of the students are well-rounded, and I'm proud of their work," said Darla Tucker, a lower and upper school instructor who works with the RCA's Latin program.

With another chapter in the books, the team still has more work to do. After the mid-state program, the next step is the state competition in Clarksville, which takes place in April.

"We're looking forward to the state competition and aim to do our best there as well," Tucker added.

For more information on Redeemer Classical Academy, visit redeemerclassicalacademy.com.


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