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HEAD OF SCHOOL'S CORNER

Steve Cummings is a 1981 graduate of Athens Christian School, and the youngest son of ACS Founders, Drs. Buhl and Lois Cummings.  In 1984, Mr. Cummings graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Studies Education from Bob Jones University, and in 1987, obtained his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Georgia School of Law.  Following a two-year, federal judicial clerkship, Mr. Cummings practiced law in Atlanta and Athens from 1989 until July, 2008, and served as Legal Counsel for the American Association of Christian Schools.  In July of 2008, Mr. Cummings became the second Head of School in the history of Athens Christian School.   Mr. Cummings is married to Michelle Hebert Cummings from Kenner, Louisiana, and has four sons, Joshua, Elijah, Titus, and Seth.

WEEKLY COLUMN

04/09/21
"DOES THE TRUTH MATTER ANYMORE?" -  After Georgia passed a new election law, many people who never read the law claimed that it resulted in "voter suppression."  Even President Biden falsely claimed that the law shortened the hours to vote from 7:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The Washington Post gave President Biden "Four Pinocchios" - its worst possible rating - for this lie.
 
Contrary to the falsehoods being published, independent experts who reviewed the law found that it actually increases the opportunities to vote for most Georgians.  As an example, MIT election expert Charles Stewart III said the new law indicated an expansion of hours to vote, especially in rural counties.
 
In today's culture, I really do wonder if the truth matters anymore.
 
 
04/02/21
HOLY WEEK - When Jesus entered Jerusalem a few days before His death and resurrection, He fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy - "See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey."  While this proved to be an eventful Passover week in Jerusalem, could anyone know this would be THE week that changed the world?
 
Many in Jerusalem looked to Jesus to be an earthly king who would save them from Roman oppression.  Could this worker of miracles overthrow Rome?
 
But the king Isaiah spoke of was not an earthly king - He was so much more!  He came to save the world.  May Jesus move in YOUR heart this week and remind you - or teach you for the first time - who He is.
 
 
03/26/21
CONGRATS MR. TAYLOR!  Our own Jerry Taylor was recently recognized as a Hometown Hero on 104.7 The Fish.  He won $500 from Carriage Kia as a "thank you" for the positive impact he is making in our community.
 
As the FFA teacher at ACS, Mr. Taylor has used grant money to build raised vegetable beds and a chicken coop at the School.  Through these projects, our FFA students have been able to provide produce and farm-fresh eggs for local food banks and homeless shelters.  Mr. Taylor has also taken a number of his students to local shelters to provide and serve meals.
 
Mr. Taylor is not just talking about Jesus - he's modeling a Christian lifestyle for his students every day.
 
03/12/21
FAST START FOR ACS TRACK!  The ACS Boys and Girls Track teams opened the season with a bang this past Friday.  The Boys team won the 10-team Social Circle Redskin HS Invitational with 151 points, and the Girls made it a sweep winning with 126 points.
 
While several Eagles had great nights, the Lady Eagles were led by Keren Palma who won the 3200m and the 1600m, while finishing 2nd in the 800.  Keren was the Meet female high point winner.
 
The Boys were paced by Johness Davis, who finished 2nd in the 100, 200, and Shot Put, while taking 3rd in the Long Jump.  Johness was the Meet high point winner for the Boys.
 
Congratulations on a great start!
 
03/12/21
FFA WINNERS!  The ACS FFA program had a great showing this past weekend!  First, both the Junior and Senior Poultry Judging Teams won their Area Competitions.  Tyler Young and Sam Leavitt tied for the high individual score in the Junior division, and Emma Grace Hutton had the high score in the Senior division.  Other team members included Bryson Jones, Nora Atkins, Cody Aiken, Terry Sellers, and Cord Lytle.
 
The Junior Land Judging Team also won its Area tournament.  Team members included Nora Atkins, Bryson Jones, Trey Taylor, and Avery Haas.  Nora Atkins had the high individual score in leading this team to the Area championship.
 
Congratulations!  All three teams will now compete in the State Finals later this spring!
 
 
03/05/21
CONGRATS, LEGAL EAGLES! - CONGRATULATIONS to the Athens Christian School Mock Trial Team for advancing to the District Level of competition for the 5th year in a row.  The ACS Defense Team led the way going undefeated in their Region rounds.
 
In addition to a great team finish, ACS earned several individual awards.  Senior Elizabeth MacDonald won an Outstanding Lawyer Award, while Sophomore Rebecca McMurray also received an Outstanding Lawyer Award.  Senior Noah Walker received two Outstanding Witness Awards in his two rounds of competition.
 
Thanks to Supervisor Scott Crawford for all of his hard work, and a "great job" to all of our student participants!  We wish you the best at District.
 
 
02/19/21
OPEN HOUSE - On Saturday, February 27, we will host two Open House sessions at ACS at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.  We would love to have you join us.
 
While many students who have been limited to online learning this year have fallen behind academically, our students have thrived with in-person instruction.  Our smaller, family-type environment has allowed us to have students on campus safely, which is where they need to be.
 
We are proud of our rigorous academic program, our 100% college acceptance rate, and our successful extracurricular activities, and we would love to show you more about the overall excellence of ACS. We believe you will be impressed by what ACS has to offer.
 
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