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Young ladies grades kindergarten through eighth grade were escorted by their fathers or special guests on Saturday, January 18 at the second annual Father Daughter Winter Ball, hosted by First Friends Parent Association. Held in the Fellowship Hall at Houston's First Baptist Church, close to 200 guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and photo opps. "The Winter Ball has been on the Smith family calendar since the day after we attended last year!" Stephen Smith, FBA parent enthusiastically stated. "Our girls went nuts and are already looking forward to next year. I love showing my daughters what a real date looks like!" The event was fun-filled with lots of energy, as FBA father Bobby Lee noted, "Dads sighed with relief when another dad convinced the DJ to put on some slow dancing music to give us a break." Lee continued, "However, our little dates jumped up into their dads arms so THEY could do the footwork. I don't think anyone was complaining though. Unfortunately, they do grow up." First Friends bid guests "sweet endings and warm wishes" with hot chocolate favors at the end of the night. Please stay tuned for the date and venue of next year's Father Daughter Winter Ball, and visit www.hfba.org/firstfriends for other great activities and events.
Applications received by January 30, 2015 will receive admission consideration for the 2015-2016 school year. After January 30th, all applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, email our admissions department, firstname.lastname@example.org, for a personal tour or visit www.hfba.org/admissions.
First Baptist Academy's all-school production of "Treasures - Where Your Heart Is There Your Treasure Will Be Also" took place Thursday, December 11 in the Worship Center at Houston's First Baptist Church. FBA family and friends were serenaded by the ballads and carols, with a grand entrance by FBA Infants, and PreK3 through 2nd grade students. Students and faculty shared the story about our Savior's birth through song, dance, art, theatre, and band performances. Together the FBA family engaged in worshiping Jesus, the true treasure of Christmas. Friends of Fine Arts and First Friends provided a festive cookie reception after the performance - a favorite among the kiddos! A special thanks to all the FBA hands who served to make this a special evening.
FBA Student Council hosted a Dessert Live Auction on Friday, October 24th to benefit the charity Every Village. With their combined efforts, $2,079.29 was raised, while at the same time, students learned valuable team-building skills. These are the events that make FBA First in Philanthropy, and First in Fun. Over twenty delicious desserts, auctioned at prices ranging from $30 to $150 each, were provided by FBA middle school teachers. Fifth through eighth grade students, clad in college-wear, formed groups and pooled their funds together to compete in the live auction bidding. Praise the Lord for this great opportunity to share the truth of His Word by donations from this extremely spirited event!
Throughout March and April, students raised money for Living Water International. Through a Walk-a-Thon on April 5th, and by collecting money in bottles for several weeks, students raised over $33,000 to help people in third world countries have access to clean water. The announcement was made at the spring pep rally in front of students, faculty, staff and parents. Josh Dyson, FBA Chaplain, presented the check to Gary Loveless, one of the founders of Living Water International and Danielle Dearing, a Living Water International Board Member and FBA Parent and Board Member. Several weeks ago, Living Water International informed FBA administration that they had found a donor who would match up to $25,000 of what FBA students raised. Including these matching funds, we are thrilled to announce that Living Water International will receive over $58,000 due to the great work of FBA students.
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